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Builder picked for new Dubai cruise terminal project

UAE-based construction group ASGC appointed to work on the first dedicated cruise port in the region

Builder picked for new Dubai cruise terminal project

UAE-based construction group ASGC has been appointed to build the new Dubai Cruise Terminal at Dubai Harbour, the first dedicated cruise port in the region.

Located between Bluewaters and Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Cruise Terminal will become the main hub for international cruise ships visiting or deployed in the region and is part of Dubai Harbour, the maritime neighbourhood being developed in the emirate.

Work conducted by ASGC on the project will include the construction of two main cruise terminal buildings on a 1km quay in addition to service buildings, a central unit building with all associated fit-out works, external works, and all fixtures, fittings and equipment.

Bishoy Azmy, CEO of ASGC, said each cruise terminal will create an environment of "complete luxury and comfort" for passengers and crew alike, with leisure and retail offerings.

According to the Cruise Lines Industry Association, more than 40 million people worldwide will be traveling on cruise ships annually by 2030, representing a 40 percent increase from 2017.

The UAE's maritime tourism sector is expected to contribute more than AED1.5 billion to Dubai's economy by 2030.

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