Saeed Al Dhaheri is the Cruise Sector & City Tour Development Manager at Department Of Culture & Tourism ( DCT ), where he manages the development of the cruise sector and implementation of visitor experience development with service providers the tourism sector.
Al Dhaheri is credited with progressing the Department’s ambitious cruise sector strategy, as well as developing DCT’s visitor information service, which he managed for six years.
Having joined DCT in 2003, Al Dhaheri, who is fully media trained, currently oversees a six-strong specialist cruise products team and his key achievements include the successful development of the destination’s world-class home-port and port-of-call capacity by driving its credentials in key regional and international cruise markets.
Having overseen the destination promotion for the opening of Abu Dhabi’s Cruise Terminal, he is responsible for the coordination of a multi-partner cruise development steering committee. Al Dhaheri also chairs a quarterly Visitor Information committee in partnership with the United Arab Emirates branch of the international Les Clefs d’Or, consisting of concierge from across Abu Dhabi’s hospitality sector.
Al Dhaheri holds a Masters of Communication on Tourism and Culture from the UAE’s Zayed University.