Abu Dhabi welcomes luxury liner

Queen Elizabeth arrives in UAE capital for the first time.
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 Abu Dhabi has welcome the luxury cruise liner Queen Elizabeth on her maiden voyage to the UAE capital.

HH Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) welcomed Cunard’s newest luxury cruise liner as the ship arrived a little ahead of schedule and stayed for the whole day in Zayed Port, Abu Dhabi, allowing its 1,950 passengers to explore some of the UAE capital’s many attractions.

Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon and Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO Abu Dhabi Ports Company welcomed Captain Alistair Clarke and his crew, and they exchanged commemorative plaques to mark the special occasion.

Sheikh Sultan commented said the arrival of one of the most magnificent vessels afloat is a landmark in Abu Dhabi’s cruise industry history and one which exemplifies Abu Dhabi’s cruise tourism ambitions.

“With two Cunard Queens expected next season, we recognise and appreciate this company’s confidence in our destination and promise its elite clientele that will have even more to see and do when they return,” Sheikh Sultan said.

The Queen Elizabeth is the last of the ten scheduled first time visitors in the current cruise season, a season that has seen a record number of maiden calls arriving at the city centre port.

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