In pictures: Sheikh Mohammed tours Italian cruise ship MSC Splendida docks in Dubai
Sheikh Mohammed highlighted the UAE as a hospitable, open, and friendly tourist destination, adding that creating a tourist-friendly environment is essential to sustain economic growth and open new horizons of cultural exchange between nations.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, tours the Italian cruise ship MSC Splendida currently docked at Port Rashid in Dubai. Sheikh Mohammed was welcomed by the captain of the MSC Splendida cruise ship in Dubai. Sheikh Mohammed was briefed by the captain of the MSC Splendida briefed on the various facilities the gigantic cruise ship offers. Sheikh Mohammed present a gift to the captain of the MSC Splendida cruise ship. More than 1,300 staff members work round-the-clock to cater to the needs of the guests and guarantee a smooth travel experience. Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied by H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director-General of Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) along with other officials.