Arabian Nights & Middle Eastern Adventures

When people think cruising, the Middle East does not at first come to mind.  

The fact of the matter is though, that the Middle East, which is generally defined as those Arabic countries bordering the Arabian and Red Seas and the South-eastern Mediterranean Sea, are enjoying a resurgence as a cruise destination, especially for the more adventurous been there, done that sort of traveller.  

Most Middle Eastern itineraries are two-week or longer affairs and thus they appeal to the older, more experienced travellers. There are plenty of sea days since several Middle Eastern ports are off limits.

Why visit Arabia & Middle East ?


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.

Arabia & Middle East 34 Exclusive Offers


Oriental Treasures to Arabian Nights

29 Mar 2019 (22 Nights) Cruise and Stay from £2899pp
Celebrity Constellation

Dubai & Arabian Gulf

26 Jan 2020 (8 Nights) Fly Cruise from £999pp
Jewel of the Seas

Arabian Nights to Oriental Treasures

30 Dec 2019 (22 Nights) Cruise and Stay from £2999pp
Celebrity Constellation

Dubai & Arabian Gulf

09 Feb 2020 (8 Nights) Fly Cruise from £1049pp
Jewel of the Seas

Dubai & Arabian Gulf

19 Jan 2020 (8 Nights) Fly Cruise from £989pp
Jewel of the Seas

Asia to Arabia, Skyscrapers and Shopping - Hong Kong to Dubai

02 Mar 2019 (26 Nights) Cruise and Stay from £3199pp
Queen Mary 2

Star Ferry, Shopping & Singapore Slings

04 Dec 2019 (21 Nights) Cruise and Stay from £2799pp
Celebrity Millennium

Oriental Treasures to Arabian Nights

14 Dec 2019 (21 Nights) Cruise and Stay from £2949pp
Celebrity Constellation

Singapore Slings, Shopping & Star Ferry

26 Feb 2019 (21 Nights) Cruise and Stay from £2099pp
Celebrity Millennium

Oriental Treasures to Arabian Nights

13 Jan 2020 (21 Nights) Cruise and Stay from £2499pp
Celebrity Constellation

Dubai to Southampton

26 Mar 2019 (21 Nights) Cruise and Stay from £2179pp
Arcadia

Dubai & Arabian Gulf

01 Mar 2020 (8 Nights) Fly Cruise from £1039pp
Jewel of the Seas

Latest Arabia & Middle East Deals


7 Night Oman & United Arab Emirates

27 Jan 2020 (7 Nights) Cruise Only from £467pp
Jewel of the Seas

Dubai & Arabian Gulf

22 Feb 2020 (10 Nights) Cruise Only from £881pp
Oceana

Dubai & Arabian Gulf

12 Jan 2020 (8 Nights) Fly Cruise from £939pp
Jewel of the Seas

Dubai & Arabian Gulf

10 Nov 2019 (7 Nights) Cruise Only from £763pp
Oceana

16 Night Best Of India & Southeast Asia

18 Mar 2021 (16 Nights) Cruise Only from £1559pp
Celebrity Constellation

Oriental Treasures to Arabian Nights

13 Mar 2020 (21 Nights) Cruise and Stay from £2199pp
Celebrity Constellation

United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar

29 Feb 2020 (7 Nights) Fly Cruise from £1139pp
MSC Bellissima

Holy Land, Pyramids & Petra

29 Oct 2019 (11 Nights) Cruise Only from Call Us
Crystal Esprit

7 Night Qatar, Bahrain, & The Uae

20 Jan 2020 (7 Nights) Cruise Only from £452pp
Jewel of the Seas

Mumbai to Dubai

17 Apr 2019 (9 Nights) Cruise Only from £4500pp
Silver Shadow

15 Night Best Of India & South East Asia

03 Jan 2021 (15 Nights) Cruise Only from £1315pp
Celebrity Constellation

United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar

04 Jan 2020 (7 Nights) Fly Cruise from £978pp
MSC Bellissima

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