Qatar Tourism Authority’s acting chairman Hassan al-Ibrahim said the cruise sector grew 39% (compared to last cruise season), receiving more than 65,000 visitors on board 22 luxury and mega ships.
The cruise season, which continued from October 2017 until this April, witnessed 14 mega ships making calls and a number of maiden voyages into Doha.
Two mega cruise ships arrived in Doha on consecutive days -- Thursday and Wednesday -- as part of the ongoing cruise season.
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.
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC)’s staff and their families will participate in a range of activities to mark National Sport Day (NSD tomorrow.