TUI Cruises has announced that Mein Schiff 2 will be based in Dubai during the 2012/2013 winter season.

TUI will be offering 20 seven-day cruises, calling in Oman, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain from Nov. 4 through March 24.

According to TUI, 55,601 Germans will have cruised from Dubai this winter, an increase of 11.5 percent from the previous season. And every third passenger sailing from Dubai is from Germany.