AD Ports launches new cruise terminal in Jordan port city

  • Date: 24-Jan-2023
  • Source: Zawya
  • Sector:Real Estate
  • Country:Jordan
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AD Ports launches new cruise terminal in Jordan port city

Abu Dhabi-based AD Ports Group has announced the opening of the first cruise terminal in the Jordanian city of Aqaba, thus marking the first of its five strategic mega-projects being planned in the kingdom. AD Ports Group will manage and operate the new cruise terminal.

Aqaba Cruise Terminal, a world-class facility for international cruise passengers looking to visit Jordan, specifically Aqaba, Petra and Wadi Rum, will be managed and operated by AD Ports Group.

The terminal launch coincides with the arrival of the cruise vessel MSC Splendida carrying more than 2,000 visitors to Jordan.

The new Aqaba Cruise Terminal marks the launch of the first of five strategic mega-projects planned between AD Ports Group - the global facilitator of logistics, industry and trade - and Aqaba Development Corporation to advance the coastal city’s tourism, logistics and transport sectors, it stated.

The inauguration ceremony was held under the patronage of Prime Minister Dr Bisher Khasawneh, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Nahyan, UAE Ambassador to Jordan, and Tawfiq Kreishan Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Local Administration in Jordan.

A joint project by AD Ports Group and Aqaba Development Corporation, it is aimed at bolstering the coastal city’s position as a regional tourism centre and

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