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Cruise line executives visited Dubai's Mina Rashid cruise terminal Tuesday on the eve of Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum

Dubai on track to welcome 1m cruise passengers by 2020

13/12/2017
In a keynote address to cruise line executives and regional industry stakeholders at the opening session of Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum 2017, Issam Kazim, ceo, Dubai Corporation of Tourism and...
Ras Al Khaimah poised to launch a boutique cruise tourism strategy

Ras Al Khaimah poised to launch a boutique cruise tourism strategy

13/12/2017
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has appointed ISS Cruise Solutions as cruise tourism consultant as part of its destination 2019 tourism strategy to attract 1m visitors to the...
Extension of the Middle East Gulf season a real possibility

Extension of the Middle East Gulf season a real possibility

13/12/2017
Despite the fact that land-based tourism to the Middle East Gulf region have been growing in the past five years, it is unlikely to become a year-round cruise destination in the coming decade,...
The future of cruise in the Middle East is discussed at Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum

Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum ends on positive note for the region

13/12/2017
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...
Cruise lines joining Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum

International cruise line executives arrive in Dubai ahead of regional summit and forum

11/12/2017
17 cruise line executives from 14 of the world’s leading cruise lines are converging on Dubai this week for the annual Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum taking place at Lapita™; located within Dubai...
Cruise lines set to attend Seatrade Middle East Cruise Foru,

International cruise line attendance confirmed for Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum

04/12/2017
London, UK (26 November 2017) - Leading cruise line representatives are set to meet with a network of senior government representatives and key cruise industry stakeholders at next month’s Seatrade...
Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum 2017

The Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum returns to Dubai

30/10/2017
The popular Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum returns this December 12-13 to Dubai and will take place at Lapita™; located within Dubai Parks and Resorts – home of three world-class theme parks and...
Chris Hayman, Chairman of Seatrade, with Hamad M Bin Mejren, Senior Vice President, Stakeholders Department, Dubai Tourism at the 2nd day of Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum

Cruise Arabia eyes Indian Subcontinent for cruise tourism growth

14/12/2016
Cruise Arabia - a unified partnership that brings together six GCC tourism authorities with the aim of promoting the region as a preferred winter destination for cruise travel - is looking to expand...
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Global cruise line executives arrive in Abu Dhabi for regional cruise meet

13/12/2016
Abu Dhabi (12 December 2016) – All cruise industry eyes are on Abu Dhabi this week as 15 of the world’s leading cruise line executives and representatives join an impressive line-up of industry...
SMECF launch

Abu Dhabi to host 2016 Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum

21/06/2016
Abu Dhabi is set to host the world’s leading cruise line executives when they meet in the emirate for the return of the annual Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum this December. The forum is being...
Hassan Al Ibrahim and Chris Hayman

Bahrain joins Cruise Arabia Alliance – announced at Seatrade ME Cruise Forum

15/12/2015
In a further show of regional collaboration, Bahrain became the latest country to confirm its commitment to the Cruise Arabia Alliance, which now has membership from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Qatar...
Ministers at SMECF

Cruise visits to GCC countries expected to reach over 1 million for 2015/2016 Season

15/12/2015
Cruise passengers will make more than one million visits to GCC countries this 2015/2016 season, providing a tremendous boost to the region’s tourism sectors and overall economy, figures from...

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