The plan for a multiple entry UAE visa for cruise passengers, which has been under discussion for almost three years, is expected to be in place by September, a senior official said on Sunday.
Hamad bin Mejren, executive director of Business Tourism at of Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), said the move would be a big boost to Dubai's growing cruise tourism industry.
"We have re-emphasised the importance of having implemented a multiple entry UAE visa for the cruise tourists to the highest level and it is underway," he said in a statement.
"Hopefully, we will have a positive feedback before the next cruise season commencing October, 2012," he added.
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