Meraas has appointed leading construction group in the UAE, ASGC, to construct the new Dubai Cruise Terminal at Dubai Harbour, which will be the first-ever dedicated cruise port in the region.
Located in the heart of Dubai, between Bluewaters and Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Cruise Terminal will become the main hub for international cruise ships visiting or deployed in the region. The Dubai Cruise Terminal is part of Dubai Harbour, the industry-defining maritime neighbourhood by Meraas.
ASGC will construct two main cruise terminal buildings, strategically positioned on a quay of approximately one kilometre, in addition to service buildings, a central unit building with all associated fit-out works, external works and all fixtures, fittings and equipment.
CEO, ASGC, Bishoy Azmy shared that projects that contribute to the development of the country’s infrastructure and sectors are ones the company is proud to be involved with, and that it is committed to delivering this project utilising the latest construction processes.
With a combined floor area of 27,871m2, Dubai Cruise Terminal will create a unique, iconic entry experience to all cruise ship passengers who arrive in the emirate and will have the capacity of accommodating complete passenger turnaround of two mega cruise ships concurrently, amounting to over 15,000 guests.
Each cruise terminal will create an environment of complete luxury and comfort for passengers and crew alike, with simplified processes, seamless flow as well as leisure and retail offerings.
This world-class addition to the city’s tourism infrastructure comes in line with the Dubai Tourism Strategy 2020, which focuses on making the emirate the first choice for international leisure and business travellers.