Mansour bin Mohammed: The growing number of tourists is proof of Dubai's success in overcoming an exceptional stage

Dubai witnesses a strong start to the cruise season


The Emirate of Dubai announced the start of a new season for cruise tourism, with the Hamdan bin Mohammed building for passengers at Port Rashid receiving the TUI Cruise Line's "Main Chef-6" ship, carrying more than 2,000 passengers from different countries of the world, and it is the first trip among many One of the luxury cruise ships trips expected to be received during the coming period in "Port Rashid", as well as in "Dubai Harbor", with expectations of the arrival of more than 126 cruise ships carrying more than 500,000 tourists from different countries of the world during this season, which heralds a tourist season. Strong, especially with the easing of travel restrictions in many countries of the world, Dubai continues to consolidate its position as a preferred tourist destination and a leading global center for marine tourism.

His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Crisis and Emergency Management in Dubai, stressed that the strong performance indicators of various economic sectors, especially the tourism sector, and the continuous increase in the number of tourists and visitors, are but the fruits of the vision and directives of the owner. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, and evidence that collectively constitute irrefutable proof that the emirate has passed an exceptional stage, and evidence of gaining the confidence of visitors by providing them with a safe atmosphere that guarantees them the highest levels of safety.

His Highness stressed that the quick and deliberate action in the face of the pandemic, addressing its repercussions, and joining the roles of the various agencies within a unified and highly effective framework, has begun to bear fruit faster than expected... and within record time when compared to major tourist markets and major economies around the world, which highlights Dubai's continuing to prove Its ability to deal with all challenges with great efficiency and high flexibility that ensures it maintains its gains, returns the growth curve to its natural upward path, and resumes its ambitious plans backed by a world-class infrastructure and work system based on an exemplary partnership between the public and private sectors, and an atmosphere through which it seeks to consolidate its position As the best city to live, work and visit in the world.

His Highness noted that the health and safety of visitors and guests will remain at the forefront of the Dubai government's priorities, which is evident in the safety and public health procedures and protocols, which are strictly applied in all travel outlets and tourist and service facilities throughout the Emirates, similar to the rest of the sectors operating in the emirate.

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Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO of DB World Group, said: "Despite the difficult circumstances the world has witnessed, the UAE and Dubai have been able to show a great deal of flexibility in facing the global challenges these circumstances have brought, by continuing to develop and adapt to Rapid changes, and it was one of the first cities in the world to open its markets in July 2020 to the business, corporate and travel sector, and it is still adopting this trend with full commitment to comply with health and safety procedures.

He added: "We have also achieved remarkable results in terms of combating the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, and providing vaccination doses against the virus, as the credit for these achievements is due to the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who sponsored him God, which enabled Dubai to maintain its position as a leading tourist destination, and these efforts were reinforced by the launch of Expo 2020 Dubai, which gave more impetus to the tourism sector, including the cruise ship sector, which is a major factor in the development of the UAE economy.

He explained, "The arrival of the Main Chef-6 at the Hamdan bin Mohammed building for passengers at the cruise ship terminal in Port Rashid is a qualitative addition to stimulating the recovery in this sector, and encouraging the operators of the leading cruise ship lines to operate more trips towards the emirate, through the port of Rashid, and its distinguished cruise ship terminal, which provides added value to the luxury cruise ship sector globally, we will continue our endeavor to support the recovery of the global tourism industry, in cooperation with our partners and support their businesses as well as all parties concerned with this sector.”

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 Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing in Dubai, "Dubai Tourism", said, "We are proud that Dubai has become a leading international destination for cruises in the region, reflecting the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. , may God preserve him, which aims to make the emirate the first and preferred destination in the world and the most attractive for visitors and repeat visits.”

 He added, "The arrival of the "Main Chef-6" flight to Dubai highlights the importance of the cruise sector in the emirate, as well as its position as a tourist destination full of diverse attractions, with the application of protocols and controls that guarantee the health and safety of cruise passengers, and it also bears positive indications of the return of activity. Dubai Tourism is one of the preferred destinations for travelers from all over the world,” stressing that “Dubai Tourism” is committed to cooperating with all its partners to implement safety and public health protocols for cruise ships.

 He explained, "We expect to see a large number of visitors to Dubai via cruises with the start of the new season, and there is no doubt that 2021 is an exceptional year for us in the United Arab Emirates, as we host the Expo 2020 Dubai, as well as the celebrations of the golden jubilee of the founding of the country, And other important events and events, including the arrival of the cruise ship "Mein Schiff 6", affiliated with "TUI Cruises", which enhances Dubai's position as a major destination for cruises in the region, and represents an important step to achieve new levels of growth for this sector in the UAE. ".

The Mein Schiff 6 ship will dock in Dubai before sailing again to complete its journey in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, and the arrival of the first cruise ship to Dubai comes a few weeks after the participation of the Cruise Arabia alliance, which includes in its membership a group of regional bodies and bodies concerned with this sector, including Dubai, at Seatrade Cruise Global, which was held in Miami with the aim of promoting the cruise tourism sector in the region.

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