World’s largest cruise ship terminal opens in Dubai

The world’s largest cruise ship terminal- Hamdan bin Mohammed Cruise Terminal was unveiled in Dubai. It was inaugurated by Sheikh Hamdan, Crown Prince of Dubai.

This newly opened terminal can handle 14,000 cruise passengers a day, thus making it world’s largest.

Key facts

  • The terminal covers 28,000 square metres and is the latest addition to The Dubai Cruise Terminal facility at Mina Rashid.
  • It will play key role in Dubai’s vision to attract 20 million tourists a year by 2020.
  • It will help to increase the handling capacity of the three cruise terminals in Dubai from two million tourists a year to seven million.

Features: 

It includes duty-free outlets, shops, currency exchange, ATM machines and a VIP business centre. It also provides office facilities various related organisations such as the police, customs, immigration, shipping agents and airlines.

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