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Arabia & Middle East 12 Exclusive Offers


Oriental Treasures to Arabian Nights

14 Dec 2019 Cruise and Stay from £2599pp
Celebrity Constellation

Formula 1 to Far East – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

28 Nov 2019 Cruise and Stay from £2299pp
Celebrity Constellation
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Skyscrapers, Street food, Sands & Souks - Singapore to Dubai

Dec 2020 - Mar 2021 Cruise and Stay from £2599pp
Norwegian Jade

Star Ferry, Shopping & Singapore Slings

04 Dec 2019 Cruise and Stay from £2799pp
Celebrity Millennium

Arabian Treasures & Mediterranean Gems

14 Apr 2020 Cruise and Stay from £10299pp
Seabourn Encore

Dubai & the Emirates

13 Nov 2019 Cruise and Stay from £899pp
Oceana

Arabian Nights to Oriental Treasures

30 Nov 2019 Cruise and Stay from £1899pp
Celebrity Constellation

Cruise Partners that visit Arabia & Middle East


Why Visit Arabia & Middle East?


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Culture & History

A land of distinct deep history merged with a culture of wealth and prosperity

There are also several cruise lines that now operate out of ports such as Dubai or Abu Dhabi. 7 night itineraries, often with an overnight are perfect to add on a further 3 or 4 days to explore or relax.  

A Middle Eastern cruise itinerary will not appeal to everyone, but it will offer lots for fans of history. Highlights include visiting some of the world’s most ancient sites, including Egypt’s pyramids and Jordan’s lost city of Petra, as well as such modern sites as Dubai’s over-the-top luxury hotels and beautiful beaches.  

Middle Eastern itineraries will also often include a stop at the bustling port city of Aqaba, with its many outdoor cafes and quaint eateries.  

Adventures that can be had on a Middle Eastern itinerary include shopping in the old souks (markets), especially those selling gold and rare spices in Dubai and the colourful pashmina scarves in Muscat. One can also visit a local fish market in Aden and even arrange for a desert safari, if time permits.  

Ultimately, though, what is especially fascinating about a Middle East cruise is the chance to be immersed in the Muslim culture and lifestyle, which is so important in world affairs today and is a subject about which most of us have little understanding or awareness.  

The best way to visit these far off lands would clearly be by cruise ship since it offers the opportunity to experience the local cultures of various ports while at the same time being pampered with the modern conveniences and indulgences available on a luxury cruise vessel.

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Arabia & Middle East Ports Of Call


Latest Arabia & Middle East Deals


Dubai and the Arabian Gulf

08 Mar 2021 (7 Nights) Fly Cruise from £832pp
Oceana

Dubai & Arabian Gulf

11 Dec 2019 (22 Nights) Fly Cruise from Call Us
Oceana

Dubai and the Arabian Gulf

22 Feb 2021 (7 Nights) Fly Cruise from £832pp
Oceana

United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar

07 Dec 2019 (7 Nights) Fly Cruise from £636pp
MSC Bellissima

United Arab Emirates, Oman

01 Dec 2020 (7 Nights) Cruise Only from £379pp
MSC Lirica

United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar

18 Jan 2020 (7 Nights) Fly Cruise from £702pp
MSC Bellissima

United Arab Emirates, Oman

25 Jan 2020 (7 Nights) Fly Cruise from £636pp
MSC Bellissima

United Arab Emirates, Oman

22 Dec 2019 (7 Nights) Fly Cruise from £379pp
MSC Lirica

Dubai & Arabian Gulf

21 Dec 2019 (22 Nights) Fly Cruise from Call Us
Oceana

Dubai & Arabian Gulf and India

28 Nov 2019 (14 Nights) Fly Cruise from £1077pp
Oceana

Dubai and the Arabian Gulf

07 Dec 2020 (7 Nights) Fly Cruise from £734pp
Oceana

United Arab Emirates, Oman

21 Mar 2021 (7 Nights) Fly Cruise from £531pp
MSC Lirica

Arabia & Middle East Inspiration


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