Meraas has appointed ASGC to build the new Dubai Cruise Terminal at Dubai Harbour.
Set to be the region’s most advanced, it’s also the first-ever dedicated cruise port, located between Bluewaters and the Palm Jumeirah.
With a combined floor area of 300,000 square feet, Dubai Cruise Terminal will create an iconic entry experience to all cruise ship passengers who arrive in the emirate, and will have the capacity to accommodate a complete passenger turnaround of two mega cruise ships concurrently, accounting to over 15,000 guests.
Dubai Cruise Terminal will become the main hub for international cruise ships. ASGC’s work on the project will include the construction of two main terminal buildings, strategically positioned on a quay of approximately 1 km, in addition to service buildings, and a central unit building with all associated fit-out works, external works, fixtures, fittings and equipment.
According to the Cruise Lines Industry Association (CLIA), more than 40 million people worldwide will be traveling on cruise ships annually by 2030, representing a 40% increase from 2017. At a national level, the maritime tourism sector is expected to contribute more than AED 1.5 billion to Dubai’s economy by 2030.