Abu Dhabi: One of the largest cruise ships in the world, MS EUROPA, has docked near the Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi.

MS EUROPA is on a brief stopover. Over 400 passengers and crew enjoyed a gala dinner at the hotel.

The German crew toured the capital to understand about the culture and tradition. They visited important landmarks such as 'Qasr Al Hosn' or the ‘Hosn Palace'.

MS Europa has a reputation of a long cruise tradition. The cruise ship's visit to Abu Dhabi is a step-forward in encouraging and promoting tourism in the UAE, said an employee working for MS Europa.