Hamad Port, which has seen the world’s largest shipping companies seek entry and growth in the Qatari and regional markets, berthed 171 vessels in November last year compared to 178 the previous month, according to official figures.
Doha Port on Wednesday will receive MSC Splendida, the largest ship to call on the port during the 2017-18 cruise season, Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) has announced.
Mwani Qatar, operator of the state’s commercial and touristic ports, said the cruise season will see the arrival of 21 cruise ships at the Doha Port.
According to QTA, five ships will make their maiden calls to Qatar this year, and for the first time, two megaships will call into Doha Port.
As Pakistan erupted in ecstasy over a breathtaking cricket win against India this summer, five-year-old Noeen lay dying in the country’s northwest, the tiny victim of an often deadly tradition: celebratory gunfire.
Hashim Amla helped South Africa pile on the runs to leave England facing what would be a record-breaking chase in the second Test at Trent Bridge yesterday.
Ministers from the 68-nation US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group meet in Washington to hear more about US President Donald Trump's plan to destroy the jihadists' remaining strongholds in Iraq and Syria.
Several restaurants, coffee shops, and other retail outlets at Souq Waqif are expected to get a fillip from cruise tourism with more passengers opting for a city tour, it is learnt.