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Dnata Airport Operations helps establish Dubai as a cruise hub

Posted 15 December 2016 · Add Comment

Dnata Airport Operations marks 10 years of working with the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) to establish Dubai as a global cruise hub. From handling 55 cruise ship calls with 106,000 cruise tourists in the 2006/07 season, the market has since grown to 133 cruise ship calls attracting over 541,000 cruise tourist to Dubai in the 2015/16 season.

Over 23 of the world’s leading cruise lines now have Dubai as a port of call for their passenger turnaround and 6 world-class cruise lines home-porting, speaking to Dubai’s growth in prominence as a cruise hub of the region. As one of the key partners in this industry, dnata has created an integrated product for cruises that provides a seamless experience for passengers, including airport handling, transfer of passengers and baggage, shore excursions, retail sales, cruise crew rotations among other functions.

“Dnata Airport Operations has been actively involved in the growth of the cruise business since 2006, and we have worked tirelessly to help establish Dubai as global cruise hub. The phenomenal growth we have seen in such a short span of time, is really a testament to how invested Dubai and its partners are in creating an exciting proposition for cruise companies and customers alike,” said Emma Deane – Vice President, Commercial & Business Development, Dnata Airport Operations.

For the winter cruise season, Dnata welcomes Thomson Cruises to Dubai, and the Emirate has been named as the new home port for the Thomson Celebration Cruise Ship. Six regional airports in the UK will now be serving Dubai: Manchester, Cardiff, Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow and London Gatwick, with the Dnata DWC Airport Operations team handling the complete turnaround of the cruise charter flights. Thomson Cruises will provide the perfect starting point from Dubai, for travellers to experience two exciting new itineraries from December 2016.

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