The number of cruise ships coming in Abu Dhabi is established to amplify by a fifth this season as the capital’s new Zayed Port cruise terminal will be launched by the end of 2015.
Abu Dhabi Ports mentioned that it has programmed a total of 112 cruise ships to rest in the emirate during the new 2015-2016 season, increased from 94 the previous season, corresponding to a 19% upsurge.
The ships will transport a total of 205,000 customers to the capital between September and May, increased from 185,000 who gathered through the gates of Port Zayed last season.
Travelers approach frequently from Europe and the United Kingdom and regularly visit Abu Dhabi as part of regional journeys which bring in Dubai, Muscat, Bahrain, Khor Fakkan and Khasab.
The first cruise liner to harbor in the capital this season was the 620-passenger MS Insignia, which tugged into Abu Dhabi on September 18.
The state-owned harbor operator, which also handles Khalifa Port, averred that its latest 2,500 passenger capacity Port Zayed terminal was currently over 60% concluded.
It also mentioned that the covering of the construction had been finished and the furnish for the passenger hall was 30% complete.
The future contemporary cruise terminal at Zayed Port will be a manifestation of their pledge to modernization and stakeholder motivation, according to the management.
They also added that these improvements further enhance the Emirate’s tourism growth, a main factor in its economic diversification.
The number of cruise liner travelers going to Abu Dhabi has amplified noticeably since the capital’s first cruise season in 2006-2007 as 36,000 passengers reached Port Zayed in 29 ships.
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