DP World, UAE Region’s Mina Rashid has won two prestigious awards at the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2020: the Middle East’s Leading Cruise Port and the World’s Leading Cruise Port, both for the 13th consecutive year. A significant accolade in the travel industry, the awards received nominations from cruise ports from around the world.
Mina Rashid’s proximity to Dubai International Airport and the heart of the city make it an ideal choice, as passengers can get easy access to key locales in the city. The port boasts a quay wall of 2.3km and can simultaneously handle seven mega-cruise vessels or 25,000 passengers in a single day.
Central to Mina Rashid’s stellar performance is its flagship Hamdan bin Mohammed Cruise Terminal, which is the world’s biggest single, covered cruise terminal facility.The state-of-the-art terminal has the capacity to receive 14,000 passengers per day. Since its inauguration in 2014, the terminal witnessed a growth of 55%, receiving a high volume of cruise ships. In 2015, the terminal received four cruise ships carrying approximately 20,000 passengers and crew in a single day. Five cruise ships with around 24,000 travellers and crew visited on every weekend in 2017, during the peak season. The terminal achieved the feat of receiving six ships with around 35,000 passengers and crew in a single day in the 2019/20 season.
The team at Mina Rashid was thrilled to receive these coveted awards and felt honoured to win the accolades in close correspondence with the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum’s 30th death anniversary. He not only laid the cornerstone for Mina Rashid but is quite literally the architect of Dubai. Mina Rashid takes pride in the fact that it has been able to carry on the legacy of the leadership and has consistently worked towards achieving their vision for the country. To ensure that the port maintains its leading position, Mina Rashid has continually been committed to its development, and its new endeavours are testimonies to that.