Cruise Lines welcome region’s first beach-island stopover
Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has hosted the first ever familiarization tour for international cruise line representatives on Sir Bani Yas Island.
The trip showcased the latest Abu Dhabi cruise line offering: the very first beach stopover destination in the Arabian Gulf.
The tour gave the cruise line decision makers the opportunity to spend time on the beach which will be developed expressly for cruise ships. They also had a chance to experience Sir Bani Yas Island’s picturesque landscapes and many tourist attractions, including its unique wildlife and leisure offerings, ranging from safaris and mountain biking to kayaking, horse riding, deep sea fishing and snorkeling.
ADPC used the tour as a chance to discuss the specific needs of the cruise lines and their passengers with the representatives who welcomed the island stopover and gave valuable feedback for the upcoming development stages.
Additional beach, sports and watersports facilities, including an aqua park, boat tours and wildlife excursions exclusively offered to cruise tourists are also being discussed to become part of the visitor experience.
“As the cruise business in Abu Dhabi has been growing significantly over the past years, ADPC is very keen on creating additional tourist sights and destinations for cruise visitors. As a result, the new stopover on Sir Bani Yas Island will add significantly to Abu Dhabi’s cruise offerings, it’s the only such destination in the region and will be a compelling feature for the cruise line itineraries.
Sir Bani Yas Island is one of the largest natural islands in the UAE and has been a popular leisure destination for many years. The island is famous for its beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters, as well as its untouched wildlife which includes some of Arabia’s rarest species.