Resorts World One to homeport in Dubai

The Resorts World Cruises vessel will start a six-month deployment to the UAE from October 2024 offering two- and three-night itineraries  

Resorts World One to homeport in Dubai

Resorts World Cruises

By Laura Hyde |

Resorts World One will homeport from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, between October 2024 and April 2025 as Resorts World Cruises expands its offerings to the Arabian Gulf and Gulf of Oman.  

The ship will sail the two-night Sir Bani Yas weekend itinerary, which will depart on Fridays, a three-night Oman cruise to Khasab and Muscat that will depart on Sundays, and a two-night Doha voyage, which will depart on Wednesdays. Guests have the option to combine two or three of these itineraries to increase their cruise length to four-, five- or seven-night voyages.  

Resorts World One will also call Doha port home during the Qatar school holidays from 24 October to 2 November 2024, when guests can additionally embark on one of two two-night Dubai cruises or two five-night Dubai-Khasab-Muscat cruises. 

“We are excited to introduce the Resorts World Cruises brand to the Arabian Gulf with the Resorts World One cruise ship,” said Michael Goh, president of Resorts World Cruises. “As an international cruise line that is homegrown in Asia, we have decades of valuable experience in the cruise and hospitality sector, especially in catering to the needs of different ethnic and religious markets. Both cities Dubai and Doha are key international gateways to the Middle East and with the support of the respective local governments, authorities and travel partners, we look forward to further developing cruises to the Arabian Gulf and Gulf of Oman.” 

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Sir Bani Yas Island in Abu Dhabi is home to more than 17,000 animals, including Arabian oryx, ostrich, gazelle, deer, and giraffes

The cruise line hopes to attract new cruise passengers from Asia to the UAE, increasing diversity to the Arabian Gulf cruise market. Resorts World One is expected to transport 150,000 passengers as it makes 75 calls to ports in the region. 

“In choosing Dubai as their ship’s homeport and debut destination in the Middle East, Resorts World Cruises has highlighted Dubai’s position as the cruise capital of the region,” said Saud Hareb Almheiri, cruise tourism and yachting lead, Dubai Department of Economy, and Tourism. “With its strategic location, diverse destination proposition, world-class infrastructure, ease of access and superior air connectivity, Dubai has become a significant part of the itineraries of international cruise lines, and this development will drive increased visitation, enrich the tourism landscape and contribute towards the city’s economic growth.” 

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