Costa Arabian Gulf Winter Cruises


Costa and MSC Arabian Gulf winter cruises from Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the perfect way to enjoy sunny weather, superb beaches, fascinating ancient cultures, and duty-free shopping - all at a reasonable price. 24x7cruise offers tailor-made Dubai cruise vacations with these advantages.
You're guaranteed sunshine & moderate temperatures - warm enough for sunbathing yet cool enough to travel around comfortably. The wadis (riverbeds and mountain gullies) will be green rather than dry, and you can swim in freshwater rock pools on some shore excursions in Oman.

You’ll be awed by the modern architecture- The Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi are just a couple of the breathtaking structures in the region. Do you know that you can visit almost all mosques for free & often have a guide to take you around too?

You can enjoy a taste of Bedouin culture & traditions through some unique outdoor excursions. 24x7cruise - your expert cruise travel agent in the Middle East can arrange trips to the desert for dune-bashing in an off-road vehicle, 4x4 excursions in Oman through mountains and wadis or beach days at some of the posh resorts with snorkeling, water sports & more. From Dubai and Abu Dhabi, you can also join desert excursions to try sand-skiing, camel-riding and have dinner in a desert camp or tent. On a Thursday or Friday you can visit the camel market in Al Ain near Dubai. Tourists also have opportunities to try Falconry and horsemanship.
There's an exotic feel with Arabian traditions and a strong Islamic influence all around, such as echoes of the call to prayer 5 times a day. You will experience the legendary Arab hospitality & friendly people who are usually ready to chat with you. 

It's super easy to reach the boarding cities because Dubai & Abu Dhabi are hubs served by most major airlines; Emirates & Etihad airways fly there in style from London, Dublin, Manchester, most European countries & much of Asia. Gulf Air from Bahrain has several daily flights into both these cities plus a vast network of onward connections. 

A cruise is the most affordable way to discover the Gulf with prices for a 7 night full board cruise starting from $499 plus taxes. The quality of everything is high yet it adds up to a very reasonably priced family holiday. Travelling around the destinations is cheap with free buses from the ports to the shopping malls, Dubai's modern metro and the hop-on, hop-off Big Bus Tours.
Dubai & Abu Dhabi have the most amazing hotels. 24x7cruise can offer a vast selection from posh resorts to a comfortable aparthotels to start or end your cruise holiday, at a good price. The luxurious Atlantis -The Palm boasts a 42-acre water park with a slide that catapults you through a shark pool & dolphin encounters, besides restaurants designed by celebrity chefs, including Japanese Nobo Matsuhisa, upscale Italian Giorgio Locatelli and posh Parisian Michel Rostang.
Abu Dhabi has its own attractions: the huge Marina Mall, the biggest mosque in the Gulf and Yas Island which is home to the Grand Prix circuit and the world's first Ferrari theme park, Ferrari World.

SHOP TILL YOU DROP… Choose from shopping in the traditional souks (local markets), where entire streets of jewellery stores display glittering gold ornaments or in the ancient market in Muscat, with the scent of incense wafting through the maze of shops. Or, opt for mammoth shopping centres like Dubai's Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Mall or Abu Dhabi's Marina Mall, which offer top designer brands, great prices & frequent promotions. In addition, the Mall of the Emirates boasts the world's longest indoor ski slope, with real snow, and Dubai Mall has an Olympic-sized ice rink and a huge fascinating aquarium.

See Arabian Gulf cruises below from December 2018 to March 2019.
Costa Mediterranea sails these itineraries every week:
7 Night United Arab Emirates & Oman
Cruise Ports: Dubai, Muscat, Sir Bani Yas Island/ or Khasab, Oman, Abu Dhabi 
or Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Sir Bani Yas Island, Dubai, Doha, Qatar

Msc Splendida sails these itineraries every week:
7 Night Middle East Cruise departing from Abu Dhabi or Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Cruise Ports: Abu Dhabi | Sir Bani Yas Island, UAE | Bahrain | Doha, Qatar | Dubai, UAE

24x7cruise - your specialist for Middle East cruises as well as tours & hotels is happy to help create your own cruise package. Click here for more details.