Explore of the Middle East with a cruise starting and ending in the fascinating city of Dubai. Visit Muscat in Oman, Fujayrah and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and the island of Bahrain.
Dubai - the largest part of the United Arab Emirates by population - is a centre of world business and host for an increasing number of sporting events. The United Arab Emirate is also a stunning cruise holiday destination, visited by a number of vessels on their tours of the region.
Consistent high temperatures mean that guests can enjoy the sun by the pool onboard or instead hop to the beach when at shore. Other possible onshore excursions include a boat trip up Dubai creek which includes a visit to the Grand Mosque, while shoppers can also bring back a golden piece of Arabia from the renowned Gold Souk.
Combination of old mosques and new shopping malls, futuristic architecture and miles of desert wilderness, Dubai is a land of amazing contrasts. Modern Dubai is a world-class destination, with sensational highlights - the iconic Burj Al Arab Hotel, the Pinnacle skyscraper, the Palm Islands resort, the indoor ski-slope, and the World island complex.
Muscat in Oman is a more traditional city, with sights including Rustaq Fort and the majestic Sultan's Palace. Fujayrah in the United Arab Emirates is the perfect base for desert adventures.
Abu Dhabi, the capital of the Emirates, offers great shopping opportunities, a renowned 'corniche' as well as a desert wilderness ideal for dune safaris. The island of Bahrain brings a mix of ancient and modern with old traditions rubbing shoulders with the best of modern city life. Both have new F1 Grand Prix circuits