Dubai & Emirates

The calm, warm waters of the Arabian Gulf have traditionally been the home of ancient Arab dhows and vast merchant ships, plying between its oil rich nations and the rest of the world. It is more recently that there have been regular cruises within the area. Culture and history are the pride of the Gulf States and there's much to see in each of the popular ports of call.

Dubai is the main turnaround port and ships often offer overnight stays in this city. This buoyant and progressive city, like its neighbours, is relatively crime free, spotlessly clean and home to some of the world's finest shopping opportunities. The warm weather of the Gulf region provides ideal cruising conditions on calm seas from December until April and many people find the opportunity to escape the British winter for a couple of weeks too good to miss. Linking a one week cruise with a week at a five-star hotel in Dubai is not unusual.

Dune safaris, mountain trips and dolphin watching are also on the agenda as well as cultural trips which offer an insight into an area that is fairly new to tourism. 

MSC Splendida
MSC Splendida
Arabian Adventure
Departs: 25th Jan 18
Duration: 9 nights
Cruise line: MSC Cruises
  • Return flights from selected UK airports
  • FREE 2nt 4* Dubai stay
  • 7nt full board cruise onboard MSC Splendida
  • MSC Splendida
    MSC Splendida
    Arabian Gulf Cruise & FREE Dubai Stay
    Departs: 1st Mar 18
    Duration: 9 nights
    Cruise line: MSC Cruises
  • Direct flights from selected UK airports
  • 7nt full board cruise onboard MSC Splendida
  • FREE 2nt Dubai stay
  • Upgrade to All Inclusive Drinks from £20pppn
  • Celebrity Constellation
    Celebrity Constellation
    Best Of India & Sri Lanka
    Departs: 21st Mar 18
    Duration: 18 nights
    Cruise line: Celebrity Cruises
  • Return flights from selected UK airports
  • FREE 2nt 5* Abu Dhabi stay
  • FREE 1nt 4* Singapore stay
  • Marella Discovery
    Marella Discovery
    Authentic Arabia
    Departs: 22nd Nov 18
    Duration: 14 nights
    Cruise line: Marella Cruises
  • Tips & Service Charges Included Onboard
  • Return Flights & Transfers
  • 14nt All Inclusive cruise onboard Marella Discovery
  • Oceana
    Oceana
    Arabian Gulf
    Departs: 19th Feb 19
    Duration: 10 nights
    Cruise line: P&O Cruises
    Oceana
    Oceana
    Arabian Gulf
    Departs: 1st Mar 19
    Duration: 10 nights
    Cruise line: P&O Cruises
    Oceana
    Oceana
    Arabian Gulf
    Departs: 12th Mar 19
    Duration: 10 nights
    Cruise line: P&O Cruises