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 Bellissima
MSC Bellissima
Dazzling Dubai & The Emirates
Departs: 5th Dec 19
Duration: 9 nights
Cruise line: MSC Cruises
  • FREE 2nt 4* Dubai stay
  • Direct flights
  • FREE Premium All Inclusive Drinks Package Included
  • 7nt All Inclusive cruise onboard MSC Bellissima
  • Jewel of the Seas
    Jewel of the Seas
    Dubai & All Inclusive Christmas Cruise
    Departs: 20th Dec 19
    Duration: 10 nights
    Cruise line: Royal Caribbean International
  • Return flights from selected UK airports
  • FREE 2nt 4* Dubai stay
  • FREE Deluxe Drinks Package* (*GTY cabins excluded)
  • 7nt All Inclusive cruise onboard Jewel of the Seas