DUBAI – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, today visited the Italian cruise ship MSC Splendida at Port Rashid in Dubai.
Upon his arrival, the captain of the MSC Splendida welcomed His Highness Sheikh Mohammed and briefed him on the various facilities the gigantic cruise ship offers, where more than 1,300 staff members work round-the-clock to cater to the needs of the guests and guarantee a smooth travel experience.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed highlighted the hospitability and openness of the UAE as a friendly tourist destination that welcomes tourists from different nationalities. He added that creating a tourist-friendly environment is essential to sustain economic growth and open new horizons of cultural exchange between nations.
On his visit, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied by H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group; Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director General of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai; Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director-General of the Department of Protocol and Hospitality in Dubai; and Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director-General of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) along with other officials.