AIDAprima and AIDAvita (CruiseMapper) were the first cruise ships to dock at the new Dubai Cruise Terminal on March 16, 2021.

AIDA ships dock for the first time at the new Dubai Cruise Terminal

The ultra-modern terminal facility in Dubai Harbor, which is located between the islands of “Bluewaters” and “The Palm Jumeirah” in the heart of Dubai, extends over 120,000 square meters. The most popular sights, beautiful beaches and world-famous landmarks of the city such as the 250-meter-high Ain Dubai ferris wheel or the Burj Al Arab are just a stone's throw away. The two international airports are also very easy to reach.

AIDA Cruises is offering seven-day trips to the Orient from Dubai between the end of November 2021 and mid-April 2022. Thanks to a stay of several days, AIDA guests have the opportunity to discover the largest metropolis in the United Arab Emirates on various excursions. Other destinations include Abu Dhabi and the fascinating Muscat in Oman. Pleasant summer temperatures in winter and a moderate flight time of just under six hours are further unbeatable arguments for an oriental cruise.

All AIDA trips up to summer 2022 can be booked in the travel agency, on the Internet at and in the AIDA customer center.

The United Arab Emirates have been one of the destinations of the AIDA fleet since 2006. Together with its local partners, the cruise company has developed the region into one of the most popular cruise destinations for German vacationers in the winter months. In 2018 the Carnival Corporation entered into a strategic partnership with Shamal Holding with the aim of developing Dubai into the most important center for sea tourism in the region. Part of the agreement between the two companies also included the construction of the Dubai Cruise Terminal, the future main hub for the passenger switching and transit activities of the Carnival Corporation in the region, where the first test run with AIDAprima (CruiseMapper) and AIDAvita took place.

Source: AIDA