Dubai Port Concept

Dubai will soon be home to a second state-of-the-art cruise terminal as Meraas, an investment firm, announced its intent to build a second cruise terminal. The second terminal is in addition to the one already revealed earlier this year, the firm said.

“Dubai Harbour will be the first cruise destination to build two terminals simultaneously which when completed will accommodate 1,200,000 passengers annually,” Meraas said, in a prepared statement.

The announcement was made during Cityscape Global 2017, where visitors have been able to see the upcoming destination for the first time through a model at the Meraas stand.

His Excellency Abdulla Al Habbai, Group Chairman at Meraas, said: “Dubai Harbour connects some of Dubai’s most vibrant neighbourhoods and reflects a culture of innovation envisioned by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for the emirate. The project also reaffirms our commitment to expanding on Dubai’s rich maritime heritage and tourism profile, while supporting the continued diversification of the national economy.

Each terminal will be approximately 14,000 square meters in size with one single apron of 900 meters.