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Dubai to Open New Cruise Terminal in February 2010

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Thursday, 7 January 2010

Dubais new cruise terminal located in the Port Rashid complex will be inaugurated in February giving a big boost to the cruise tourism segment in the regions best cruise tourism destination.

The faade of the New Cruise Terminal building is based upon Dubais contemporary Arabic design. The main purpose is to reflect Dubais rich heritage as a maritime center, present a strong positive image of Emirati hospitality, and to express the importance of Dubai as an international tourist destination. Special attention has been given to the exterior and interior of the terminal. Traditional domes, arches and carvings are the major architectural elements that constitute the exterior facades.

The terminal has been designed to handle four ships simultaneously and cater to the increased number of Cruise Ship calls.

The terminal have a tourist support infrastructure which includes facilities like money exchange, ATMs, post office, duty free shop, souvenir shops, gift shops, and business centre with internet access, Wi-Fi enabled for lap-top users and VIP Majlis.

The DTCM has set-up information counters inside the cruise terminal which is manned round the clock when ships are in-port to cater the needs and inquiries of the passengers and facilitating them with free maps and broachers about Dubai. In addition, the terminal houses offices for representatives from other government bodies such as Immigration, Customs and police to ensure easy access and swift services for the passengers.

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