The Dubai-based Meraas group has announced that Dubai Harbour will have a second cruise terminal in addition to the one already revealed in January this year. It is believed that as a result Dubai will be the first cruise destination to build two terminals simultaneously.
When completed the two new facilities will be able to accommodate around 1.2 million passengers annually. The addition of a second terminal is intended to build on Dubai’s reputation as a leading tourism destination, while capitalising on strong growth in the cruise industry globally.
Each terminal will be approximately 14,000 m2 in size supporting a single 900m long quay apron. Furthermore, in addition to serving the cruise ship industry, Dubai Harbour will feature the largest marina in the MENA region, with 1100 berths capable of accommodating some of the world’s biggest private yachts.
Located on King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street, between Jumeirah Beach Residence and Palm Jumeirah in an area also known as Mina Al Seyahi, Dubai Harbour will boast an advanced multi-modal transport infrastructure comprising an excellent road network in addition to air and sea connectivity. There will also be a futuristic public transport system, water stations, pedestrian bridge, jogging and cycling tracks.