When it comes to exotic cruise getaways, few itineraries offer the level of intrigue and ancient heritage as that found on a Middle East sailing, calling in some of Arabia’s most sought-after destinations. A wide range of renowned cruise lines, including MSC and Royal Caribbean, visit this fascinating region, offering guests an intriguing and enlightening escape. From the historic shores of Oman to the dazzling metropolises of the United Arab Emirates, memorable destinations and unforgettable experiences are not in short supply across Arabia.
Perhaps Arabia’s most famous destination, Dubai is one of seven Emirates that make up the UAE (United Arab Emirates). Rising high above the desert landscape, Dubai is a spectacular city where soaring skyscrapers stand side by side with ancient monuments to create one of the world’s most inspiring skylines. The city is a blend of fascinating cultures, where Eastern traditions are mixed with western elements to create a truly unique setting and the opportunity for exploration and discovery.
Situated between rugged mountains and the shimmering Arabian Sea, the Omani capital city of Muscat offers an authentic taste of traditional Middle Eastern culture. This ancient metropolis is a true joy to explore and visitors will unearth of a wealth of fascinating heritage at the city’s many historic landmarks. From ancient forts and glittering palaces to beautiful mosques and dramatic valleys, Muscat is brimming with wonderful sights to see.
As the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is one of the region’s most important cities, home to an abundance of striking architecture, cultural experiences and modern amenities. While historic mosques and landmarks offer an insight into the city’s traditional heritage, the stunning Corniche waterfront and Khalifa Park provide a look at the region’s more contemporary culture with a range of impressive attractions, from museums and aquariums to playgrounds and parks.
Fujairah is the easternmost of the United Arab Emirates, located close to the region’s border with Oman. This busy and energetic city is a fascinating calling point on many Arabian cruises. The city itself is a bustling hub of activities and culture, brimming with astonishing sights and sounds to uncover, while just outside of the city of Fujairah, visitors can observe the breathtaking Hajar Mountains, which tower above the vast Arabian desert landscape.
If you would like to book yourself a place aboard a voyage to the Middle East, calling at a variety of exciting Arabian ports, simply call our expert Cruise Concierge team on 0808 1234 118 to book.
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