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Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum 2017

The Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum returns to Dubai

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

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

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

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

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

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...
Doha Port

Cruise forum opens in Qatar

Passengers disembark at Doha Port throughout the week, entering Doha on three ships carrying hundreds of tourists exploring the Arabian Gulf. The visitors received a warm welcome with Arabic coffee,...
Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum

International Cruise Line Executives head to Qatar for Global Cruise Forum

Eleven international cruise line executives are set to meet with government representatives and industry stakeholders from the ports, tourism, immigration and security departments around the GCC at...