Celebrating 50 years since its inauguration
Maktoum bin Mohammed: "Port Rashid" has made Dubai a center for global trade
The volume of investment to re-launch the port in its new state amounted to more than 25 billion dirhams.
His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, said, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the opening of "Port Rashid": "50 years, since the opening of (Port Rashid), which contributed to making Dubai a center Today, the port’s visions are renewed to become a front for marine tourism, real estate and logistics projects, and marine industries.”
His Highness added in a tweet on Twitter yesterday: "In Dubai, achievements are growing, and major transformations are being realized, with a founding thought and a visionary leader who made it a renewed story of success."
Port Rashid is strategically located in the heart of Dubai and its proximity to Dubai International Airport. A few months after the declaration of the establishment of the Union State in December 1971, Dubai opened in 1972 the first deep-water port, which was Port Rashid. The culmination of a long history of the emirate in the field of trade.
This came after nearly four years of work that began in 1967, when Dubai, under the directives of the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, may his soul rest in peace, began constructing a deep-water port with a capacity of up to four berths, as originally planned. It was then decided to double the number of berths to 15 when the project was completed, and the number of berths increased to 35 in 1978, including five large and deep berths for handling the largest container ships, at the time.
For his part, the Director General of Dubai Customs and CEO of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, said: “In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of (Port Rashid), we recall the successful journey of the port, whose opening represents an essential start in Dubai’s commercial and economic renaissance. Port Rashid represented a major window to connect Dubai commercially with the world, followed by Jebel Ali Port, and the great expansion of Dubai airports, so that Dubai became a hub in linking global markets and facilitating travel and tourism movement around the world, thanks to the development of the emirate’s infrastructure, and the continuous improvement of its logistics and customs services.
Thus, Dubai has established its advanced position on the map of the international economy as a regional and global center for international trade and mutual investment between all continents, which enables us to move forward with confidence and steadfastness during the next stage on the path of implementing (the fifty projects), launched by our wise leadership to reach the highest global ranks and achieve global leadership In all fields".
And Mina Rashid began operating at the beginning of 1972, and it was officially opened on the fifth of October of the same year, to meet the requirements of the largest ships in size. His business is booming.
The dream of Dubai and the UAE did not stop there. In 1976, the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum gave his instructions to start implementing a project with a future vision that promises a lot, namely, the establishment of a port in Jebel Ali, which has become the largest man-made port. In the world.
The opening of "Port Rashid" was a historical moment that witnessed the transformation of Dubai's march to become one of the most important ports of global trade, and the renewed vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, set new horizons for success to become a leading tourist destination. of cruises in the Middle East for 14 years, and the port has seen an 18% growth in cruise tourism.
The volume of investment to re-launch the port in its new form amounted to more than 25 billion dirhams, to include 400 berths for boats and yachts and 25 berths, including eight berths designated to receive five million visitors annually.
Currently, Mina Rashid is the number one tourist destination in the Middle East for the past eight years in a row, according to the World Travel Awards.
Currently, Port Rashid can handle seven mega cruise ships, and more than 25,000 passengers at a time.
The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Cruise Ship Terminal is the largest covered cruise terminal in the world.
Dubai maintained its international leadership among the top five countries in the world in the "International Shipping Centers Development Index" (ISCD) for the year 2021.
Deputy Ruler of Dubai:
Deputy Ruler of Dubai:
■ “Today, the port’s visions are renewed to become a front for marine tourism, real estate and logistics projects, and marine industries.”
■ "In Dubai, achievements are growing, and major transformations are realized, with the thought of a founder and the vision of a leader who made it a renewed story of success."
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