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Dubai: A new global hub for the cruise ship industry

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Dubai: A new global hub for the cruise ship industry
Copyright  euronews   -   Credit: Dubai
By Jane Witherspoon

In 2019 the Cruise industry contributed over 130 billion euros to the global economy, creating 1.8 million jobs and welcoming nearly 30 million passengers. Following a pause in operations in March 2020 due to Covid, the industry has resumed its services.

In this edition of ‘Postcards’ we look at how Dubai is establishing itself as a global hub for the cruise ship industry. We are at Port Rashid for the launch of one of the world’s biggest cruise ships, MSC Virtuosa, and take a look at the newly built Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal - the regions first dedicated, twin terminal cruise port.