What's on

Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum brings together travel trade, ship agents, airlines, tourism boards, ports and destination management companies for two days of engaging discussions, innovative learning and unrivalled networking opportunities.

Conference programme


A packed programme of talks will provide you with a comprehensive update on the state of the cruise industry across the Arabian Gulf.

Focusing on the trends, topics and questions affecting the outlook for the region, our conference track will bring together a powerful network of industry professionals who want to gain a unique industry insight from an impressive panel of experts and thought-leaders.

Unique networking opportunities


The Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum attracts cruise line executives from all over the world, providing you with the opportunity to network with leading industry figures; build your contact base and identify potential growth areas.

The networking programme has been created to be as relaxed as possible. This year's programme of events includes:

  • Welcome reception
  • Gala dinner, including a traditional Bollywood dance

Summit session

Join the summit session at Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum

Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum is home to region's most influential cruise summit session; and you're invited to observe.

Featuring senior government representatives, key industry stakeholders and international cruise line executives, the Summit gives you the opportunity to get a unique insight into the region's future. The region’s potential will be assessed and opportunities for infrastructure development explored as well as operating challenges in a competitive market.

Dubai Parks and Resorts

Explore Dubai Parks and Resorts at Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum

Experiance amazing and explore our remarkable event host; Dubai Parks and Resorts.

Dubai Parks and Resorts is the first integrated resort destination in the region and is home to three world-class theme parks and one water park as well as Riverland Dubai; the grand entrance plaza and a Polynesian themed family resort. Event delegates can receive an access-all-areas pass as part of their delegate package on a first come, first served policy.