Resorts World Cruises brings new Arabian Gulf voyages for Indian travellers

  • Resort World Cruises brings new cruise vacations in the Arabian Gulf for Indian travelers for 6 months from 18 October 2024 to 13 April 2025, with certified Vegetarian and Jain cuisine options.

  • Indian travellers can embark from Dubai, UAE to explore the Arabian Gulf and Gulf of Oman and visit multiple destinations – Dubai, Sir Bani Yas, Doha, Khasab and Muscat.  

    Resorts World Cruises announces that it will be expanding its footprint to the Arabian Gulf and Gulf of Oman with Resorts World One for a 6-month homeport deployment in Dubai, UAE. Starting from 18 October 2024, the Resorts World One will homeport and depart from Dubai, which will provide travellers from India the option to embark from Dubai on a cruise adventure to popular destinations within the Arabian Gulf and Gulf of Oman.

    The itineraries include the 2 Night Sir Bani Yas Weekend Cruise with departures on Fridays; a 3 Night Oman Cruise to Khasab and Muscat departing on Sundays; and a 2 Night Doha Cruise departing on Wednesdays. Indian guests will have the flexible option to combine two or all three of the itineraries to increase the cruise length to a 4, 5 or 7 Night Cruise. 

    Resorts World One will also add Doha as a homeport from 24 October to 2 November 2024. During this period, Indian travellers will have the additional convenience to embark from Doha to enjoy two 2 Night Dubai Cruises (24 and 31 October departures) and two 5 Night Dubai–Khasab-Muscat Cruises (26 October & 2 November departures).

    “As Resorts World Cruises embark on this special journey, we envision a fusion of cultures, where the Indian travellers connect with the vibrant charm of the cities within the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The deployment of the Resorts World One cruise ship not only symbolizes a bridge between nations but also signifies boundless opportunities for travellers to explore, discover, and create unforgettable memories in the region. With easy access and regular flight connectivity from India to Dubai or Doha, Indian travellers will also have more travel and vacation options to explore multiple destinations with a cruise vacation, paving the way for a new and exciting era of Fly-Cruise exploration.” said Naresh Rawal, Vice President – Sales (India) Resorts World Cruises.

    Saud Hareb Almheiri, Cruise Tourism & Yachting Lead, Dubai Department of Economy, and Tourism (DET), commented: “Under the guidance of our visionary leadership, Dubai continues to further consolidate its status as a leading global city for business and leisure, aligned with the goals of our Dubai Economic Agenda, D33. In choosing Dubai as their ship’s homeport and debut destination in the Middle East, Resorts World Cruises has further highlighted Dubai’s position as the cruise capital of the region. 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.”

    Abdullah Yousuf, Director of International Operations at DCT Abu Dhabi said, “Sir Bani Yas Island is one of Abu Dhabi’s most beautiful hidden treasures, providing total immersion in nature and wildlife, and a serene stopover for cruise travellers. With the addition of family-friendly adventure activities, the island offers the chance to have varied, memorable experiences that will thrill every type of visitor. We look forward to welcoming travellers to the island, inspiring them to return and explore the full array of wonders that Abu Dhabi and its cruise routes have to offer.”

    “Visit Qatar is delighted to have Resorts World Cruises calling into our stunning new Grand Terminal in the heart of Doha as a destination and as a homeport for the upcoming deployment in the Arabian Gulf. The Resorts World One cruise ship will further boost Qatar’s inbound and outbound cruise tourism sector, showcasing the best of Qatari hospitality, culture and our tourist attractions to a new target audience,” said Philip Dickinson, Leading International Market Development at Visit Qatar.