Welcome to Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal
Welcome to the state-of-the-art Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal - a milestone in the Arabian Gulf’s cruise tourism journey, designed to welcome the surge of passengers visiting the Emirate in search of a winter sunshine getaway.
Located in Zayed Port, and developed by Abu Dhabi Ports, the terminal opened in December 2015 and is fully equipped to host all kinds of vessels for turnaround and homeporting. Its contemporary design and infrastructure offers a welcoming gateway to international tourists to explore Abu Dhabi and the rest of the UAE.
Abu Dhabi Destinations
As the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi city and the emirate itself offers a wide range of tourist attractions. From experiencing the rich cultural heritage and traditions, discovering architectural wonders and pristine beaches, to shopping at one of the many malls or a family day out at Yas Waterworld, Abu Dhabi has much to offer visitors to the emirate.
Sir Bani Yas Cruise Beach
Lying 240km west of Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas Island is one of the UAE’s largest natural islands and boasts long stretches of pristine white sandy beaches and beautiful turquoise waters.
Established in 1971 as a nature reserve by Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the island has evolved into a thriving wildlife sanctuary and is a home to the Arabian Wildlife Park, which covers half of the island and promotes breeding and rehabilitation of many animal species which roam the natural environment.
Abu Dhabi Ports was responsible for developing Sir Bani Yas Cruise Beach, which was officially opened in December 2016.
The striking feature of the cruise beach is that it represents the Gulf region’s only dedicated ‘desert island’ cruise stopover. The island development is also home to three luxury hotels and a host of attractions, facilities and eco-tourism excursions.
Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal Location
Noura Rashed Al Dhaheri
Cruise Terminal Manager