Cruising in Style in Dubai
Cruising in Dubai, UAE is an experience not to be missed and is the ideal way to take a break and relax with the family while still exploring different destination. With something to attract all ages, the facilities on board the various cruise liners are a collection of amazing experiences.
From the luxurious rooms with sea-facing balconies to a wine choice of dining options to tantalize every palate, a cruise holiday will thrill every member of the family. There is a variety of entertainment to keep audiences enthralled including Broadway shows and lounges to unwind after a long day of sightseeing. For the health conscious, the fitness centres, swimming pools and spas are an idea getaway to relax and pamper the sensea. For sports lovers, choose from golf, basketball, aerobics, yoga sessions and much more and the children and teens can also enjoy the kids clubs and sports activities tailored just for them.
Dubai the cruise hub of the region
Dubai welcomes you and your family to discover and experience its traditional Arabian hospitality, culturally diverse society, dramatic desert landscapes, iconic architecture, unique leisure facilities and fantastic shopping opportunities. This vibrant city of contrasts has something to offer everyone.
Positioned on the cross-roads of Europe and Asia on the coast of the Arabian Peninsula, with direct air connections to over 200 world-wide destinations, Dubai with its simplified visit visa procedures, is an ideal stop for a cruise holiday.
Strategically located in the heart of the city, the Cruise Terminals in Port Rashid are the gateway to your memorable cruise journey to experience the rich Arabian neighbouring countries within the Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean
Dubai is one of the world’s preferred and as a pioneer of cruise tourism in the region, the city is host to four cruise lines; Costa, Aida, RCI and TUI who use Dubai as their winter home port. More than 25 of the world’s leading cruise lines also include Dubai in their itinerary, positioning the city as the cruise hub of the religion.
As a destination, Dubai has the hallmarks of an ideal cruise stop. Explore this fascinating city and enjoy everything it has to offer.
Take a step back in time and visit the city’s famous heritage areas such as the Dubai Museum, Bastakiya, Heritage & Diving Village and time permitting, other historical sites around the city.
Visit Dubai’s world-famous monuments including the world’s tallest tower Burj Khulifa, the Burj Al Arab hotel, renowned for its architecture in the shape of a sail, and the Atlantis Hotel on the Palm Jumeirah.
Stroll through the streets and take in the sights and sounds of the daily hustle and bustle with highlights including the Gold Souq, Spice Souq and Textile Souq. Shop until you drop at same of the largest malls in the region including Dubai Mall with ower 1200 retail shops and the Ice Ring, and Mall of the Emirates whit its famous Ski Dubai.
Water Sport & Adventure
Experience the numerous water sport activities available all year around such as jet skiing, scuba diving, sailing, wind surfing, paragliding and sky diving.
Enjoy a safari in four-wheel drive in the Arabic Desert and experience the thrill of dune bashing, camel riding and sand skiing followed by dinner in a Bedoin style camp.
If you are an avid spectator of horses, thenthe Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest horse race, is an event that youcannot miss. In addition, experience one of Dubai’s spectacular golf courses many of which are designed by international masters like Colin Montgomerie, Ernie Els and Greg Norman.
The state-of-the-art. ISO and LEED certified crouse terminals are managed and operated by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Government of Dubai. The façade of the terminal is based on the contemporary Arabic design reflecting Dubai’s rich heritage as a maritime centre underlining the crucial role that the cruise industry plays in the Emirates.
Dubai boasts the largest and most modern tourist and family-friendly cruise facility in the region. The terminals also house offices for various Government authorities such as Customs, Immigration and Security to facilitate smooth and swift operations.
The amenities in the terminals include:
- DTCM information centre
- Complementary maps and brouchures in various languages
- Money exchange
- Post Office
- Mini Mart
- Shops for souvenirs, jewellery, electronics and perfumes
- Player rooms
- Free Internet and Wi-Fi facilities
- Aerial and coach tour operator outlets
- Complimentary shuttle bus services to malls
- Taxi rank
- Wheelchair access