The world’s leading luxury liners are all set to sail for Dubai once again, as the 2021-2022 cruise season kicked off with the arrival of TUI Cruise Line’s Mein Schiff 6 at Hamdan bin Mohammed Cruise Terminal, Mina Rashid.
As 2,000 passengers and crew disembarked from the ship, they were greeted by dancers performing the traditional Emirati The yowlah اليولة, al-yawlah, or العيالة, al-ʿayyalah or al-ʿiyyalah, also called the Emirati stick dance
Dubai New Cruise Terminal promises a spectacular arrival for those on board. Over the next few months, 126 liners and over 500,000 visitors are expected to visit Dubai.
“The arrival of Mein Schiff 6 at Hamdan bin Mohammed Cruise Terminal will further usher in an impressive rebound for the sector, encouraging other leading cruise lines to operate regular international itineraries to the emirate,” said Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World. “Through Mina Rashid and our flagship terminal, we will continue our endeavours for the recovery of global tourism by supporting our stakeholders and partners.”
“In this landmark year for Dubai featuring Expo 2020 and the UAE Golden Jubilee, the arrival of TUI Cruises’ Mein Schiff 6 is a significant expression of confidence in Dubai as a cruise destination and marks a major step in the revival of the cruise industry in this part of the world.” Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism).
انطلاقة قوية لموسم الرحلات البحرية في #دبي بوصول سفينة “مين شيف-6” وعلى متنها 2000 مسافر، ودبي تستعد لاستقبال نصف مليون سائح بحري خلال الموسم الحالي. pic.twitter.com/oMZmGgFxrP— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) October 25, 2021