The Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum was established in 2011 and continues to be the leading event for the region. It has been held across Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Muscat. In 2015, the forum came to Doha and was hosted by Qatar Tourism Authority.

Event details

This year, the event will be hosted by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, and includes key networking opportunities that make this an important date in the regional cruise calendar that should be attended by anyone with a vested interest in the future of cruising in the Arabian Gulf.

For the first time, delegates are invited to observe the summit session on day one, which features high-level discussion between cruise line executives and regional ministers, tourism leaders, ports and immigrations officials. An all-day conference on day two will bring together the travel trade, ship agents, airlines, tourism boards, ports and destination management companies who want to learn more from the industry in frank and lively discussions.

Who attends?

Cruise lines | Cruise terminal suppliers | Destination Management companies | Entertainment and leisure suppliers | Ground handlers | Hotels and airlines | Port authorities | Ship agents | Terminal operators | Tourism boards | Tour operators | Travel agents | Travel trade