The Dubai Cruise Terminal at Dubai Harbour aims to provide the growing number of cruise passengers with a curated port of entry offering an unparalleled cruise arrival experience. Located at the intersection of the iconic Palm Jumeirah and Bluewaters, the iconic waterfront destination is a stone’s throw away from the city’s most-loved landmarks, beautiful beaches and world-famous attractions such as Ain Dubai, Sky Dive Dubai and Burj Al Arab.
Equidistant from Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai Cruise Terminal is strategically located to offer passengers easy access to both facilities. With preparations in full swing to host the much-anticipated Expo 2020, the state-of-the-art pier and terminals boast the capacity to accommodate the largest cruise ships in design, being built and in operation. Dubai Cruise Terminal is also located in proximity to world-class retail, leisure and hospitality destinations by Meraas.
There are plans to explore the possibility of enabling passengers arriving at Dubai Cruise Terminal to be able to check in for onward flights departing from Dubai’s airports so that they do not have to worry about further formalities at the airport.
The two cruise terminals, with a combined floor area of 300,000 square feet, will create a unique and iconic entry experience to Dubai. Each terminal will be able to accommodate passengers and crew in complete luxury with entertainment, leisure and retail offerings.
Thanks to a futuristic infrastructure, Dubai Harbour will be connected through a sophisticated transport network that will transport passengers between the cruise terminal and the hotels, yacht club and airport. At the end of the terminal island is the Dubai Lighthouse, destined to become a feature landmark building.
The terminal buildings will be positioned along the operations apron. Both terminals support the logistical needs of homeport operations, from ticketing to baggage handling, duty-free, customs, immigration and all other activities required by the governing authorities. The apron is over 1-kilometre long with further extensions planned.