CRUISELINER ARRIVES IN DUBAI WITH 1,600 PASSENGERS
PHOTO : Passengers coming out of the Queen
Elizabeth 2 at the Dubai Cruise Terminal on April
2, 2006. Below - Welcoming ceremony,
buoyant cruise industry continues its momentum with
the arrival of American cruise liner, Queen
Elizabeth II, at the state-of-the-art Dubai Cruise
Terminal today (April 2). The ship arrived from the
Indian port city of Mumbai with 1,600 passengers on
board and 1,000 crew members. The total number of
passengers who disembarked was 520 while another
620 passengers disembarked.
Director General of Dubai Department of Tourism and
Commerce Marketing (DTCM), Mr. Khalid A bin
Sulayem, Dubai Cruise Terminal Acting Manager, Mr.
Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, DTCM Manager Human
Resources, Mr. Ibrahim Yaqoot, and DTCM Manager
Media Relations, Mr. Eyad Ali Abdul Rahman, were
present at the ceremony to mark the arrival of the
passengers were mostly of UK and US nationalities.
The agents were Barwil Dubai and tour operators
were Orient Tours. Mr. Al Ketbi said: "Cruise
tourism plays a crucial role in the overall growth
and development of the tourism industry in Dubai.
There has been an impressive growth in cruise
tourist arrivals. We will continue to devote our
efforts to further promote this
economically-crucial sector of the tourism
welcome ceremony was arranged for the passengers.
Schoolchildren showered flowers and men dressed in
traditional Arab costume welcomed the guests.
Arabic coffee was served to the passengers and the
Aiyala band performed while the Dubai police band
stood in attendance. The US cruise liner will
continue on its forward
journey to Salalah, Oman, on April
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