|Prepare to be dazzled by this jewel |
|Visitors to our newest destination- Dubai and the Emirates won't help but marvel at the stunning beauty, rich history, and brilliant promise as one of the world's fastest-growing luxury travel destinations. There's plenty to explore, whether you'd rather dive among the coral reef in the azure waters of Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, or dive right into Dubai's sprawling Mall of Emirates-with over 200 shops and an indoor ski slope that you must see to believe. Or, if you're looking for true flavor of the region, you'll find it in grand and ancient mosques, tranquil beachside resorts, or at one of the area's many open-air souks buzzing with authentic the sights, sounds and tastes of the region. |
|Dubai Cruise Highlights |
|Explore Ras Mohammed, Egypt's oldest nature preserve|
|Sand ski down the dunes of Liwa Oasis or snowboard at the indoor ski dome|
|Fly over the breath-taking Palm Islands, the three largest artificial islands in the world|
|Dune drives in the desert|
|Areas of Interest |
|Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
This sunny, arid paradise on the edge of the desert also happens to be one of the world's fastest growing cities and a premier luxury travel destination for visitors around the world.
Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
A striking mountainous landscape rich with unspoiled beauty, Fujairah has plenty to offer day-hikers, sports enthusiasts, or anyone who appreciates spectacular scenery.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The largest of the seven Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi combines tranquil beaches and beautiful desert oases with a vibrant, wild city life. Those with a taste for refined sport will enjoy the area's abundance of cricket, golf, and equestrian activities.
Mina Sulman, Bahrain
One of the major ports in the Middle East, Mina Sulman is located just south of Manama, Bahrain's capital city and thriving economic center. The city offers an abundance of shore and aquatic activities for families or true adventure seekers.
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Travelers to "The City of Peace" can enjoy the true basics of a tourist holiday — sun, sand, and sea.
Visit the sandy beaches in this port and you'll find scores of tanned, bikini-clad revelers, with an occasional sign of the old, sleepy fishing town Aqaba once was. The harmonious relationship between modern 5-star hotels and Middle Eastern antiquity is just part of what makes this city so unique.
|What to Pack |
|Days onboard are casual and you'll be most comfortable in sport clothes and resort wear. Shoes should be low-heeled for deck activities. Bring a few swimsuits so you'll always have a dry one. You don't have to bring towels, as they are provided. But don't forget your camera and binoculars, so you don't miss a thing. |
For evening wear, count on three basic types of attire:
Casual: Dresses or slacks and blouses for women, sport shirts and trousers for men
Smart Casual: Dresses or pantsuits for women, jackets for men
Formal: Cocktail dresses for women, suits and ties or tuxedos for men (you can arrange to rent a tuxedo onboard)
Ashore, you'll need comfortable walking shoes as well as a hat and sunscreen for protection from the sun.
If you plan to visit Arab Mosques or other religious sites, it is essential to dress conservatively. Sleeveless tops and shorts are generally not allowed.