2008 News Archive - Holidays - Dubai Cruise Terminal bags prestigious awards
26 03 2007
The Dubai Cruise Terminal has won the Best Turnaround Port Operations and the Best Turnaround Destination awards at the Seatrade Cruise Shipping Convention in Miami.
Industry bible, US magazine Dream World Cruise Destinations, published by CCL Marine, was behind the awards.
Since Dubai became a tourist mecca and a playground for the rich and famous, it has also become a top cruise destination.
Its beautiful year-round weather, modern amenities and crystal-clear blue water all make it the ideal destination for any cruise ship.
And with one of the most modern port facilities in the world, it is no surprise that Dubai has been recognised by the cruise industry.
Mr Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, the manager of the cruise terminal, told Dubai City Guide: "We highly appreciate and acknowledge the confidence that the cruise industry has placed in usâ€¦we are working to deliver more than the expectations of the world.
"Our aggressive promotional and marketing initiatives, coupled with excellent infrastructure and services, have helped place Dubai firmly on the cruising map of the world."
These days its seems every celebrity from David Beckham to Shilpa Shetty have all been spotted hanging out in Dubai, soaking up the sun.
And the emirate has become a popular destination for sun-seeking Brits.