Africa - North & Middle East
The Middle East is made up of Arabian countries as diverse and unique as camels and horses. The Middle East is the source of many of the world’s ancient civilisations, and where many world religions began. In modern times it is a hub of economic activity, drawing visitors for business and pleasure from around the world. Cruising to cities like Dubai and Abhu Dhabi with world class hotels, attractions that aim to be bigger and better, you will experience natural beauty, societal diversity and gain the experience of a lifetime.
Your UAE cruise destinations
Experience the thrill and contemporary lifestyle of Dubai. With its high-end shopping, exclusive hotels, and vibrant nightlife, you’re sure to feel like a million bucks. Spend the day exploring the man-made islands like Atlantis or The Palm, or take the kids to any one of the fantastic, larger than life amusement parks.
The City of Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE and is located on an island in the Persian Gulf. The city has a modern skyline of skyscrapers, massive shopping centres and a Grand mosque called the Sheikh Zayed. The grand mosque is made up of mesmerising marble domes and inside, holds a massive Persian carpet and is able to accommodate over 40,000 worshippers at any one time.
Oman Cruise Destinations
Muscat is in fact made up of three sub-towns, which over time have grown into each other to form what you will see today. Muscat is a great place to really feel what the Middle East is all about. Along the shoreline you will see fishermen dragging their nets after a day on the water, as the towering Al Jalali Fort bears down on you from behind. Muscat has one of the best markets in the Gulf region called the Mutrah Souk, and hosts a coffee shop on just about every dusty street corner.
Khor Fakkan, which means, “Creek of two jaws”, is one of the coastal towns you may be visiting on your cruise of the Middle East. The town is sleepy yet vibrant, and full of fantastic photographic opportunities which really epitomise the spirit of this part of the world.
Khasab is a beautiful town in Oman with fantastic desert beaches and cliffs. It has been dubbed as the Norway of the Middle East because of its resemblance to the Norwegian Fjords. Naturally it’s a little drier with more rocks, and sand.
After your days in the Middle Eastern sun, step back on board your cruise ship and swap stories with your fellow travellers over a cocktail, relax in the pool, or take a nap before getting ready for a night of fun and excitement on board your cruise ship. Speak to your Cruiseabout consultant today to find out more about the perfect Middle Eastern cruise for you.