Sunday, November 18, 2018
Directory Directory Subscribe
Login
 

Over 66,200 cruise tourists visited Qatar in six months

 
 

Please, enter data

Please, enter data

The Peninsula, 12 July 2018

Qatar is fast emerging as the favorite tourist destination for cruise passengers. More than 66,200 cruise passengers came to Qatar during the first six months of current year, according to figures released yesterday by Mwani Qatar.

The data further added that close to 2,500 ships called at Hamad Port, Doha Port, and Al Ruwais Port during January to June this year. These ships handled 647,234  Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) containers and 665,555 tonnes of general cargo. A total of 33,404 vehicles and 636,008 heads of livestock were handled by these ports. The vessels carried 177,157 tonnes of building material which was a need for various infrastructure related works in the country.  

Among the three ports, Hamad Port received 803 ships during January-June period and handled 644,824 TEUs containers 631,076 break-bulk cargo.

The trend of rising number of cruise tourists coming to Qatar shows that the more travelers will be coming this year compare to previous years.  Around 4,000 cruise travelers arrived in Qatar last year while around 35,000 such travelers arrived in the country in 2016. In the previous cruise season, which ended in April this year, a total of 65,675 visitors arrived on Qatar’s shores. The visitors were on board 22 cruise ships, 14 of which were mega-ships.

The arrival of mega ships in Qatari waters has played an important role in increasing the number of cruise passengers. A mega-ship carries between 2,500 and 6,000 passengers, more than triple the capacity of a standard cruise ship.

The Peninsula
12/07/2018

  COMMENTS
Login to Add Your Comment  (for subscribers) | Subscribe

 

Latest News

Saudi Arabia ‘set for improved deficit in 2018’
TradeArabia News Service, 2 November 2018

Saudi Arabia’s deficit of SR49 billion ($13 billion) during the first nine months of 2018 was less than the financing of SR52 billion obtained in the first ...

Read full story
Saudi Arabia ‘set for improved deficit in 2018’
Turkish foreign minister hails ties with Qatar
Andalou Agency, 2 November 2018

Turkey's foreign minister on Thursday hailed the state of bilateral relations with Qatar.

Speaking at a meeting with Qatari Deputy Prime ...

Read full story
Turkish foreign minister hails ties with Qatar
Egypt reaches deal with IMF on $2 billion loan payment
The Daily Star, 2 November 2018

Egypt has reached an agreement with the International Monetary Fund on the release of the next $2 billion loan installment, the fifth under the country’s ...

Read full story
Egypt reaches deal with IMF on $2 billion loan payment
South Korea wins $500m deal for electricity in Iraq
Iraq Business News, 1 November 2018

South Korea’s STX Marine Service has reportedly won a contract to restore and operate diesel-fueled electric power plants in Iraq.

According ...

Read full story
South Korea wins $500m deal for electricity in Iraq
Back to Home Page 1683 --- 0 <><><> 368.5.....exvideo=0....eximage=0
P 0
BR 11

 
3rd Annual Dubai Green Hotel Innovation
26 - November 2018
3rd Annual Future Accessibility & Assistive Technology Dubai
26 - November 2018
Qatar Water Infrastructure
3 - December 2018
Future Landscape and Playspaces KSA
10 - December 2018
3rd Annual Future Police Technology and Forensics Summit GCC 2018
10 - December 2018
 
  View more  

Market Indecies
 
Saudi SE - 2.32%
Dubai FM - 4.53%
Abu Dhabi SE - 3.99%
Kuwait SE - 1.51%
Doha SM - 8.36%
Muscat SM - 6.18%
Casablanca SE Closed
Bahrain SE - 0.98%
Cairo SE Closed
Amman SE - 1.12%
 

Quick Links
  Reports  
  Articles  
  Brochures & Flyers  

Up-coming events
  Project Qatar - 29 April - 1 May 2019  
  Heavy Max - 29 April - 1 May 2019  
  Qatar Stone Tech - 29 April - 1 May 2019  
IFP Group Events Calendar

Magazine sections
  Finance  
  Zoom  
  Growth Markets  
  Regional Overview  
  Editorial  
  Tips and Tricks  
  Spotlight  
  Home Finance  
  Our Meetings
 
  Focus
 
  News
 
  Legal Issues
 

 

               
IFP Corporate
• IFP Emirates
• IFP Lebanon
• IFP Qatar
• IFP Iraq
• REC Saudi Arabia
• IFP China
Lebanon
Beirut Boat
Energy Lebanon
Project Lebanon
Sustainable Digital Ecosystem Summit
Qatar
Heavy Max
Project Qatar
Qatar Stone Tech
Iraq
Saudi Arabia
Riyadh Motor Show
 
 
  IMC
IFP Group 2018 - © All rights reserved