Welcome to Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum
The regional meeting point for the cruise industry will return in 2018
The Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum is the must-attend event for anyone with a vested interest in the future of cruise in the Arabian Gulf. Focusing on the current outlook and questions facing the region, the event brings the industry together for two days of engaging conversation with industry influencers, experts and thought leaders.
Hosted this year by Dubai Parks and Resorts, the Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum once again provided a platform to listen; learn from and experience unmissable discussion on the biggest trends facing the region's future.
Mumbai leads India's infrastructure upgrade charge
Mumbai, one of five Indian ports identified by the Indian government for cruise infrastructure upgrading, is leading the charge as the country aims to capture more calls and generally grow its engagement with cruising.
Extension of the Middle East Gulf season a real possibility
With land-based tourism to the Middle East Gulf region have been growing in the past five years, there is no reason why the Middle East cruise season should not be extended into the months of October and May.
Ras Al Khaimah poised to launch a boutique cruise tourism strategy
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has appointed ISS Cruise Solutions as cruise tourism consultant as part of its 2019 tourism strategy to attract 1m visitors to the emirate by 2018.
Dubai on track to welcome 1m cruise passengers by 2020
During Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum 2017, Issam Kazim, ceo, Dubai Corporation of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM), confirmed Dubai remains on track to receive 1m cruise passengers by 2020.
Providing a dedicated platform for exploring the future of cruising in the Arabian Gulf, Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum will gave delegates a focus on managing growth, preparing for the future and identifying new business opportunities within the region.
Interested in joining us in 2018? Check back soon for more information on being the among the to join us for two days of industry insight and exciting networking opportunities...
The Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum provides a unique platform for us to develop a successful regional cruise tourism strategy, whilst uncovering the opportunities that the industry presents through collaboration.
The interactive nature of this forum will generate new ideas for greater co-operation between destinations, cruise lines and the many stakeholders who together will chart the future course for this exciting industry in our region.
The host for 2017's event was Dubai Parks and Resorts, the Middle East’s largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination.
Located on Sheikh Zayed Road opposite the Palm Jebel Ali in Dubai equidistant to Dubai and Abu Dhabi International Airports the destination offers over 100 rides and attractions.
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