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Cruise the calm waters of the Arabian Gulf

Embark on your dream voyage of the Arabian Gulf. Its clean, calm waters and the emirate’s almost guaranteed sunshine are perfect for cruise tourism. Dock or depart from the iconic Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal at Zayed Port in the heart of the city. This permanent cruise terminal ensures Abu Dhabi cruise passengers enjoy a seamless arrival and departure process, whether joining a cruise originating from Abu Dhabi, or visiting the destination as a port-of-call. The emirate offers a viable alternative to global winter-sun cruise destinations, attracting world-class cruise lines who are making the capital their winter sun base or are including it as a homeport, median call or port-of-call on their Arabian Gulf itineraries. Abu Dhabi’s cruise schedule now runs all year round.

Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal

Arabian hospitality

The state-of-the-art Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal in Zayed Port is a welcoming gateway to tourists from around the world. Fully equipped to host all kinds of vessels, arriving passengers can enjoy Arabic coffee, falconry demonstrations and henna painting. The terminal also includes Etihad Airways check-in counters.

Sail year round

Cruise schedule

Abu Dhabi cruise season now runs all year round. So, you can explore the stunning sights and incredible variety of cultural, entertainment and leisure options the UAE capital has to offer whenever it suits you. Check out the Abu Dhabi Cruise Schedule for more details.

Desert island day cruise

Beach stopover

Abu Dhabi’s first and only dedicated cruise beach stopover, the desert island day call to wildlife reserve Sir Bani Yas Island, is a must. This unique shore excursion boasts first-rate facilities and promises unforgettable memories on a family-friendly beach.

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