Dubai-based real estate holding company Meraas has announced that Dubai Harbour will have a second cruise terminal in addition to the one already revealed in January 2017. When completed, the pair will be able to accommodate 1,200,000 passengers annually.
The addition of a second terminal is intended to build on Dubai’s reputation as a tourism destination, while capitalising on strong growth in the cruise industry globally. Meraas cited industry data that suggests that over 40 million people will travel by cruise annually by 2030, up 40 percent from 24 million in 2017.
Each terminal will be approximately 14,000 square metres in size with one single apron of 900 metres. Meanwhile, in addition to serving the cruise ship industry, Dubai Harbour will feature the largest marina in the MENA region. Once complete, the marina will have 1,100-berths capable of accommodating some of the world’s biggest private yachts.
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