Dubai, the Gulf emirate, is gearing up for the biggest ever international yacht tour with plans to bring a 3-D replica of the Al Udeid marina to the city to showcase its skyline and historic heritage.
Dubai’s first official visit to the world’s tallest building will be on June 17, 2019, when the Dubai Marina is set to host a live 3D sailing tour featuring boats from some of the world’s biggest brands, including American mega-fashion label, Calvin Klein, British luxury yacht brand, The Hype and luxury cruise ship company, Carnival Cruises.
The marina, which was opened in the late 19th century, is home to more than 100 luxury yachts and has hosted more than 1,000 international guests since the 1950s.
Dublin-based tourism company, the Al Mufti, will host a three-day cruise ship cruise from the marina in March 2020, which will be followed by a five-day yacht tour of the marinas main attractions, such as the Al Qasr Island, Al Uad, Jumeirah and Grand Mosque.
Dubble Crown Properties will be hosting a three day yacht cruise from Al Uadeid marinas waterfront in 2019.
Dubra’s largest luxury yacht cruise ship, the Tuscany, will take tourists on an epic sailing tour from the Marina on May 31, 2020.
A third vessel will sail from Al Qadirah on July 1, 2020, and the final vessel, the Cappella, will sail on August 6, 2020 for the entire three-week tour.
Duba is one of the largest tourist hubs in the Middle East, and tourism is expected to grow from $7 billion in 2017 to $13.6 billion in 2021, according to the UAE government.
Dubay, the capital of the UAE, is known as the cultural capital of South East Asia, with cultural institutions and art galleries in every square mile of the city.
Duban’s tourism industry employs more than 6,000 people and has been ranked as the second largest economy in the region behind Dubai.
The UAE is ranked second in the world for the number of international visitors per capita, after China.
Dubais tourism industry has grown by more than 200 percent over the past five years, according the UAE tourism board.
The tourism sector employs over 7,000 full-time and part-time workers.