Dubai cruises set to double over the next two years

It means a lot more options to explore the region

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The number of cruises stopping off in Dubai is set to almost double in the next two years, bringing with it a whole host of new holiday possibilities.

Officials have revealed that the port plans to handle one million tourists per year by 2020, up from 625,000 last year. That figure is expected to rise to 700,000 in the 2018-2019 season.

By the sounds of things we're going to see a lot more cruise ships coming to Dubai's Port Rashid, and that means a lot more options to explore the region.

Ports, Customs and Free Zone chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem said: "With a goal to attract 20 million tourists a year by 2020, of which at least one million are expected to be cruise tourists, we are committed to providing facilities that are the best in the world and create a truly luxurious cruise experience catering to the tastes and sophistication of visitors."

"Our plans for further boosting the sector will certainly help achieve more growth in the coming years."

The terminal is spread across two million sqm and can handle seven mega cruise vessels at the same time.

Sounds like it's time to set sail.

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