Dubai Attracting More Ships

April 2, 2001

Expect to see Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, on a few more cruise itineraries next year. The Middle East’s first built-just-for-cruise-ship terminals opened there last week. Dubai has, for years, been courting cruise lines. The new terminal will include a blend of attractions, from the traditional -- duty free shopping, tour bus and taxi stands, an Internet facility and cafe -- along with an Arabic palm garden.