Discover the jewel of the desert with warm temperatures, added rays of luxury and fantastic must-see attractions as the rest of your friends and family battle the cold post-Christmas blues of snow and darkness.
Tempted? We take a look at the itinerary of this fantastic holiday, which is available with direct flights from Glasgow this winter.
Experience an inviting, contemporary hotel – the 4* Wyndham Marina – in one of the most vibrant places in the world for 3 nights before sailing around the Arabian Gulf on board the Vision of the Seas cruise-liner.
The stunning Vision of the Seas features a great choice of activities on-board, relaxation and refreshments. Take your pick from a choice of bars, restaurants, lounges, pools and whirlpools or pamper yourself in the luxurious spa and fitness centre.
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Before joining the cruise, a 3 night stay in Dubai is ideal for exploring the former desert city. The 4* Wyndham Marina is perfectly located for exploring famous attractions, such as Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa. Visiting the Burji Khalifa will literally have you feeling like you’re on top of the world. It stands at 828 metres (2,716.5 feet) and has 163 floors. Handily, the entrance is located in the Dubai Mall – perfect for an all-round great day out.
Day 6 of the holiday sees Vision of the Seas dock in Khasab, a city in Oman which lies north-west of Muscat. Khasab is not an easy place to travel to and around so being part of a cruise tour is ideal. Often an organised shuttle service runs between the port and the town. Once there, gaze at the Oman Fjords or learn about Oman’s fascinating history at Khasab Castle, located about a 20 minute walk from port.
Muscat is the capital of Oman and has a hot and humid temperature all year round. The lowest temperature at any time between November and February is 15 degrees Celsius. In Muscat, there is an array of attractions. You can see Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, idolise the interior of the Royal Opera house or bathe in the sunshine at Qurum Beach.
Abu Dhabi is the largest city and centre of government within the United Arab Emirates. Despite not sharing the same allure with Westerners as Dubai, this city will spoil you for choice. Probably the most famous lankmark is the Sheikh Zayed Mosque. If doing a guided tour, which run several times per day, be wary that the dress code can be quite strict, especially for women. For a more relaxed environment; Khalifa Park is the best park in Abu Dhabi and features an aquarium, museum, children play park and formal gardens. For the alpha-male, Yas Island features the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 circuit, a Ferrari theme park, water park and a huge shopping mall.
Arabian Gulf & Dubai Fly-Cruise-Stay is available with various departures between January & March 2017.
We offer flights direct from Glasgow (or from Aberdeen via London); all accommodation; all transfers between airport/hotel/ports and full board on your cruise.
The complete fly-stay-cruise itinerary shown below:
- Day 1 Overnight flight to Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Day 2 Arrive in Dubai, United Arab Emirates – transfer to Hotel for 3 night stay
- Day 3 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Day 4 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Day 5 Dubai, United Arab Emirates – transfer to ship for embarkation
- Day 6 Khasab, Oman
- Day 7 Muscat, Oman
- Day 8 Muscat, Oman
- Day 9 Relaxing Day at Sea
- Day 10 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- Day 11 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Day 12 Dubai, United Arab Emirates – De-bark & transfer to airport for return flight