As Durai revealed, one of the main reasons of the sector’s rapid growth was the introduction of more relaxed visa options, including a new multiple entry visa for cruise guests which facilitated the administrative processes and has helped reach a wider pool of international vacationers.

WITH ITS CRUISE SECTOR HAVING BEEN IDENTIFIED AS AN EMERGING NICHE, ABU DHABI IS AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE ARABIAN GULF’S AMBITIONS TO BECOME A LEADING WINTER SUN CRUISE HUB.

Despite new up and coming trends in the Halal travel sector, the sought-after services and facilities have fundamentally remained the same.

WITH MORE THAN A FIFTH OF ALL GLOBAL CITIZENS FOLLOWING ISLAM, THE HALAL TRAVEL MARKET IS ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING AND MOST LUCRATIVE SEGMENTS IN THE GLOBAL TRAVEL INDUSTRY, OFFERING ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES AS THE NUMBER OF MUSLIM TOURISTS AND THEIR EXPENDITURE IS FORECAST TO SOAR.

environmental efficiency and carbon reduction, global aviation is at the helm of policy changes and green initiatives.

BY 2035, AN ADDITIONAL 258 MILLION PASSENGERS PER ANNUM ARE EXPECTED TO PASS THROUGH THE MIDDLE EAST’S AIRPORTS, BOOSTING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE REGION AND ACROSS THE GLOBE.