Dubai is always popularly known as the “City of Merchants.” It is a member of seven emirates of United Arab Emirates. The city is located on the north shore of Arabia. It was earlier only a small time trading and fishing town. After a soaring contribution, the city is today an extensive free trade area to be called the “City Of Merchants.” Dubai is alternatively called the City Of Gold because of the number of gold shops it holds today. It was during the early fifties and sixties, Dubai became a busy trading point for the gulfs. The Dubai cruise terminal is located at Port Rashid. It is considered one of the most luxurious ports to dock at. Nearly five lakh people dock in this grand port Rashid. It is also called as Mina Rashid. It is a humanmade commercial port in the United Arab Emirates. It is named after Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. The port was open for services in nineteen seventy-two The port is located in the city center. The excellent infrastructure of the ports and Dubai’s thriving business community made Port Rashid an instant success. It was in nineteen seventy-six that the then sheik Rashid decided to move forward with the ambitious project of constructing the world’s most giant man-made port. In the beginning, the port had just two cranes, and it slowly expanded to nine cranes with a large capacity of fifteen lakhs TEU’s. Port Rashid is the proud current location of the former Cunard Ocean Liner or Queen Elizabeth two. The famous ship will stay moored until a decision of her future is taken. The ports cruise ship schedules boast vessels with voyages visiting Muscat, Bahrain, Abudhabi, Fujairah, Far East and India. Dubai has the only cruise ship terminal operated by the United Arab Emirates government. This ideally means extra attention to passengers is provided. It also offers enhanced travel experiences including certified expert tour guides with swift entry system. Port Rashid is supported by excellent transport such as metro rail, air, and road infrastructures. Google maps provide accurate information on port Rashid when searched. And it would cost about 50-60 Dubai currency to reach the port from Dubai airport in twenty-five minutes.
The facilities at Port of Dubai are offered with a cafe bar having lunch plus free internet in all terminals. Apart from these services, there are currency exchange offices, an ATM is arrange for tours. The port terminals have been regularly providing the 2 free shuttles for shopping to the Mercato mall and the city center drive. The other Port Rashid’s Services provided in the terminals are:
Helpdesk to guide the needs of the users with anything and everything including distributing maps, brochures for city tourist places and heritage attractions.
Money Exchange services as already mentioned.
Post office facilities are available.
Shops are selling various gifts and souvenir.
Café and mini mart
WIFI is available
Ample seating facilities
Physically Challenged accessible places
RTA monitored Dedicated Taxi rank
Terminal houses other offices for easy and swift access to passengers.
The new terminal offers visitors world-class services. It is efficient in handling customs with streamlined immigration and other procedures coordinated by the foreign affairs. The other features include duty-free outlets, ATMs, VIP business centers and much more. The terminal also offers police and shipping agents. The terminal boasts of seven lakh square meters of the car park which can accommodate thirty-six buses and one hundred and fifty taxis exclusive of private car park facilities and employee/visitor vehicle parking facilities. The cruise terminals also include bicycle and electric car parking along with charging facilities