Dubai promotes cruise tourism at Cruise Shipping Miami 2013


Dubai cruise

For more than a decade, Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has been promoting the cruise business, and recently showcased its offerings at Cruise Shipping Miami (CSM), the world’s most important and largest annual meeting for the cruise industry, at the Miami Beach Convention Centre, in the U.S.

Dubai, along with 10 co-participants, was taking part in the event for the 13th time with a view to meeting industry partners, networking and starting new business for the city.

Dubai is the home port for five international cruise liner operators, namely TUI Cruises, MSC, RCCL, Costa Cruises and AIDA, which operate regular routes from Dubai.

“DTCM has made excellent use of the opportunities afforded by this premier event to increase its exposure in the international cruise arena,” said Helal Saeed Al Marri, director general of DTCM. “Cruise Shipping Miami is well known to attract the broadest range of industry players within the calendar of the world’s major cruise conferences.

“The department has also strived to fully utilise the opportunity to meet with influential cruise line executives, expert conference speakers and executives from CLIA and FCCA cruise associations to promote Dubai’s burgeoning cruise industry,” he added.