Ensuring passenger safety in the United Arab Emirates

AD Ports Group has implemented multiple measures to safeguard the health of cruise tourists visiting Abu Dhabi

Ensuring passenger safety in the United Arab Emirates
Cruise passengers must follow strict health and safety procedures when visiting Abu Dhabi

Valuing health and safety above all, AD Ports Group aims to protect the well-being of passengers visiting the capital of the United Arab Emirates during the current cruise season. To achieve this, the organisation has deployed various monitoring systems across its cruise facilities and has also devised a set of rigorous processes that will help maintain a safe and pleasant environment for everyone.  

At the Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal in Zayed Port, for example, AD Ports Group has deployed thermal screening checkpoints and thermal cameras to monitor passengers as they move through the facility. In addition, the organisation has implemented mask and social distancing rules, and marked escalators and elevators with signage indicating maximum occupancy. It has also equipped the terminal with sanitisation stations. 

AD Ports Group has also developed a comprehensive operations strategy, which is supported by a solid emergency response and cruise management plan, to minimise the risk of Covid-19 and to eliminate any operational disruption.   

To comply with Abu Dhabi’s health protocols for international arrivals, the port company has introduced an improved facility management process to ensure high-touch surfaces – such as elevators, escalators and public bathrooms – are thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis.  

Meanwhile, private island Sir Bani Yas Cruise Beach has employed its own safety measures to protect travellers. Not only will passengers be screened before disembarking from their cruise ships, but they will also have to walk over a jetty covered by a biosecurity mat to sanitise their footwear. Safety will also be factored into every shore excursion and activity. 

From sanitising high-contact common areas and disinfecting beach furniture and associated facilities, AD Ports Group has undertaken every possible measure to safeguard the health of tourists visiting the island, allowing them to enjoy the experience to its full potential without having to worry about their health.

This article was first published in the 2022 issue of Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning. All information was correct at the time of printing, but may since have changed. 

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
13 January 2022

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