Dubai grounds cruise dhows

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Dhow cruise operations in the Creek were stopped with immediate effect on Sunday following concerns raised about their safety.

An emergency meeting of all the departments involved in cruise operations will be held on Monday to decide the future of the dhow cruise industry in Dubai. At least 15 dhows operate on Dubai Creek offering cruise trips to passengers especially tourists.

Dhow cruise operators in Dubai believe the Bahrain tragedy is unlikely to have any negative impact on cruise tourism in Dubai.

2 Comments so far

  1. Destitute Rebel (unregistered) on April 3rd, 2006 @ 10:51 pm

    I wonder how long the dhow cruise dinners will be closed for, they are an important part of the tourist trip here.

  2. Dubai Crawler (unregistered) on April 4th, 2006 @ 11:55 pm

    Now they are allowed to crusie, I guess, that was just one day restriction to check the saftey measures.

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