Anchors aweigh for ‘Sailing Arabia’


The Middle East is steadily progressing in terms of hosting various adventure tourism events over the past few years. ‘Sailing Arabia’ brings together sailing enthusiasts from around the world to network with each other whilst enjoying the spirit of sportsmanship. TT BUREAU David Graham, CEO, Oman Sail This year marks …

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Dubai sees the dawn of cruise season

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As this year’s cruise season begins, Dubai is targeting new markets from Europe and India to join in as the 9-month seasonal venture is one of the most lucrative tourism strategies, says Jamal Humaid Al Falasi, Director, Dubai Cruise Tourism, Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism). SHEHARA RIZLY …

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Al Wasl anchor to ME for cruises

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Al Wasl Dhow recently bagged the Best Dhow Cruise Company award at the maiden Arabian Travel Awards held recently at JW Marriott Dubai. Ishrat Ali Khan, MD, talks about the win. Al Wasl Dhow is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company and a leader of Dhow Cruise in Dubai Marina, with …

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Costa cruises on Middle Eastern waters

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Costa Cruises has gained immense popularity in the Middle East and it returns the love by dedicating its most exquisite ship, Costa Mediterranean, to the region every year during the winters. Alessandro Bottaro, Head of Sales & Marketing for Mediterranean New Markets, UK, East Europe, Africa and Middle East at …

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Setting sail for strong season


Dubai Cruise Tourism is going all out to develop and position Dubai as a top cruise destination. Cruise tourism, today, stands as a major component of Dubai’s tourism proposition. Jamal Humaid Al Falasi Director Dubai Cruise Tourism By the end of 2016, almost 24 million tourists would have taken to …

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Cruising Abu Dhabi on scenic waterways


A novel addition to the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi is a newly launched ferry named as “Jalboot” – the emirate’s only private scheduled passenger service which covers 100 kms of scenic waterway in and around the emirate. TT BUREAU The ferry has won a warm reception from residents and tourists …

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Seminars at sea for agents


Celebrity Cruises recently held its Seminar at Sea for the travel agents from across Middle East, where they got an opportunity to sail to Europe and gain first-hand experience of cruising, making it easier for them to sell the cruises efficiently. TT Bureau Since the first sailing of Celebrity Cruises …

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