Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal is located in Zayed Port – Abu Dhabi’s oldest commercial port and the main city port for more than 40 years.
After moving all container traffic to Khalifa Port in 2012, Zayed Port has been focusing on Abu Dhabi’s cruise business, which has been growing significantly ever since the first cruise liner called at the port in 2006.
Today, Zayed Port welcomes high profile cruise ships from Asia, Europe and America, with 100,000s of tourists visiting Abu Dhabi each season. New tourist attractions and infrastructure projects as well as Abu Dhabi Ports’ new Cruise Terminal building, are all part of the comprehensive development plans to establish Abu Dhabi as a world-class cruise destination.
The new Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal building, which will open at the end of 2015, will be a significant land mark for Gulf cruise tourism. The design was chosen from four shortlisted competition entries by His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor and Vice Chairman of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi.
Traditional Arabic ornaments, colors, and shapes combined with modern architectural elements define the new building’s distinctive style which celebrates the UAE’s cultural heritage and pays tribute to its long maritime history.