With its intriguing culture dating back thousands of years, breath-taking architecture, idyllic beaches and sensational shopping opportunities; it’s no wonder Dubai and the Middle East make for some of the most desired cruise destinations anywhere in the world.
Dubai is the proverbial oasis in the desert with glittering malls and gold souks beckoning you to indulge in shopping sprees. Visit Jordan and go to Wadi Rum – where you can experience authentic, ancient Bedouin life. Stop by in the cosmopolitan city of Fujairah for some scuba diving, or take hike in the surrounding mountains. From the fascinating souks of Muscat to the designer stores in Dubai, or the pristine sandy beaches in Safaga to the colossal mountains of Fujairah, in the Middle East there’s much to see and do.
You can swim with the dolphins in Aqaba or take a thrilling desert safari, and when you’re ready to relax, you’ll have fine-dining, exceptional service and great entertainment waiting for you, on your luxury cruise liner that will sail you serenely to and from each magnificent destination.
Lying on the Arabian Sea on the Gulf of Oman, Muscat’s exotic attractions include its ancient city walls and watch towers in the old town. Here you’ll also find the Mutrah Souq, one of its oldest markets, selling everything from traditional daggers to embroidery. Breathe in the exotic ambience of the capital – if it’s culture you’re after, Muscat is a melting pot of cultures. Here you can experience a unique way of life that takes influence from Arabic, African and Asian civilisations.
Experience the panoramic views of beautiful Fujairah. Surround yourself by nature, and Jet Ski, scuba dive or snorkel in the crystal clear waters, where colourful fish and corals dance in front of your very eyes. Take a trek to the dramatic Al Wurayah waterfalls or if it’s thrills you seek, head out to the desert for an exhilarating off-road adventure in an authentic 4×4 dune buggy.
Seize the day and discover one of the world’s most exciting cities on a cruise to Dubai. Shop ‘til you drop in the magnificent Mall of Emirates, or perhaps enjoy a spot of Camel Racing, one of Dubai’s major pastimes. Only on cruises to Dubai can you take in the vast views of the glittering gulf ports – in Bahrain, marvellously ornate mosques lay side by side to ultra-modern, high rise hotel complexes and utterly extraordinary views. This stretch of coast is a unique and captivating location, just waiting to fill you with unforgettable memories.
Another beautiful day, another fantastic destination. Hunt for souvenirs in the famous ‘Al Meena’ Souk. Explore Abu Dhabi’s ancient past, or cruise along the Corniche in a supercar for spectacular views of the fountains and gardens at each intersection. Or experience some of the finest sand skiing in the world, down the massive dunes of the Liwa Oasis. You’re guaranteed plenty of stories to swap over another exquisite dinner, as you unravel the mysteries of the Middle East.