Dubai’s Cruise Tourism Sector to Create Hundreds of Jobs

Dubai’s Cruise Tourism Sector Growing Rapidly

Dubai’s cruise tourism industry is growing rapidly, and the increase in passenger numbers is clearly proportionate to the Emirate’s industry recognition. In 2011, the city hosted 396,554 cruise tourists, a number which increased to 407,825 in 2012.  The Cruise Tourism Department of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) recently showcased Dubai’s offering at Cruise Shipping Miami (CSM) at the Miami Beach Convention Centre, USA.

Hundreds of jobs to be created

Hamad Bin Mejren, Executive Director of Business Tourism at DTCM said: “The cruise tourism sector in the region is strong and its continued growth remains extremely promising, bringing with it huge economic and development opportunities. Hundreds of jobs will be created in the industry in years to come and Dubai look to lead in ensuring sustained development of this lucrative sector.”

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Kazim Ladimeji is the Director of—a resource for start-ups, small business and job seekers. It includes a blog with career and small business advice articles. Kazim is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and has been a practising HR professional for 14 years.

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