Dubai builds temporary cruise terminal

A Dubai tourism official has said that a new cruise terminal is being planned at the Port of Rashid and will open towards the end of 2009.

The present terminal is only seven years old, but the facilities are no longer used because the whole area is closed for the development of the Dubai Maritime City, Gulf News reported. Hamad Mohammad Bin Majren, Executive Director of Business Development at Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) explained that the new terminal would only be used temporarily, for up to three years before a new permanent cruise terminal is built at the Dubai Maritime City.

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