Queen Mary 2 docks in Khorfakkan
22nd December 2015
The luxury cruise liner, the Queen Mary 2, docked in Khorfakkan on Wednesday January 28th on its maiden visit to the port. Queen Mary 2, which cost Dhs2.5 billion to build and is operated by Cunard Line, celebrated its 10th anniversary last year.
Mohammed Meer Al Sarah, Director of the Department of Seaports and Customs and H.E. Khalid Al Midfa, Director General of Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority along with Khamis al Budaiwi, Director of Khorfakkan Customs Centre, Jarsh Mohammed bin Jarsh, Director of Sharjah Creek Customs Centre, Mohammed Kareem, Administration Director of Port Khorfakkan and Tariq Al hamadi, Administrative officer of the port and officers from from Resident and Outlets Department – Sharjah , including General Ali Juma, Colonel Ali Zamzam, Head of Media Section, Colonel Omar Al Awais met with Captain Chris Wels , the captain of the vessel to welcome him.
Captain Wells expressed his pleasure at being in Khorfakkan and thanked the port staff for the professional services rendered in berthing the vessel and also thanked immigration staff for the fast visa service for the 2600 tourists who embarked to visit the beautiful sites around Khorfakkan. Mohammed Meer exchanged commemoration presents with Captain Wells wishes a speedy return to the port. The liner, which had sailed from the Jordanian port of Aqaba, is carrying around 4600 passengers and crew and visited Khorfakkan as a prominent tourist destination in the United Arab Emirates. After its stopover in the port, the liner continued its voyage to Dubai on the same day.