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Dubai’s Mina Rashid port defends its title as the World’s Leading Cruise Port

DP World’s Mina Rashid port has successfully defended its title as the World’s Leading Cruise Port, for the seventh consecutive year, at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2014.

As the opening of the ultra-modern third cruise terminal was inaugurated by its namesake, HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, over 300 top decision makers in global travel and tourism were gathering at the 21st World Travel Awards celebration hosted in Anguilla.

Mina Rashid, now home to the “Hamdan bin Mohammed Cruise Terminal”, the world’s largest single cruise facility, has been voted the World’s Leading Cruise Port, winning against some of the finest cruise port operators from around the globe, including Jamaica, Rio de Janeiro, South Africa, Mexico, Seychelles, USA, Portugal and Singapore.

Welcoming the honour, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World, said: “Mina Rashid began life as the region’s first modern container port more than 40 years ago, and its success story continues as the world’s best cruise terminal today. The opening of the Hamdan bin Mohammed Cruise Terminal will further strengthen Dubai’s position as a global city and one of the premier international cruise hubs.

“DP World is honoured to receive this recognition for the seventh year in a row. We are also pleased that the award has come as Mina Rashid completed and opened its new facility. mina-rashid_1

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