ENCHANTED AND HISTORICAL ARABIAN GULF
The Arabian Gulf is a mixed heritage with modernity, so you’re sure to find centuries-old forts and towers near sprawling cosmopolitan cityscapes. Whether you explore the area through a desert safari, shop till you drop in an enormous city mall or stroll the winding lanes of a traditional quarter, you’ll find that in the Arabian Gulf, adventure is just around the corner.
SOUK IN THE SHOPPING
From exploring exotic souks (Arabian markets) and sampling spicy dishes to visiting the mosques of Muscat, Oman, before taking in the sprawling, modern city of Dubai from the tallest structure in the world, the Burj Khalifa. Learn from the best shoppers in the world’s largest shopping center, Dubai Mall. Whether you shop at this massive Arabian shopping paradise or at a colorful souk in Muscat or a traditional open-air market in Doha, you’ll find anything you might need for any budget with your Dubai cruise.
IF THERE'S A WILL, THERE'S A WAVE
You won’t have to look far for inviting sandy beaches with year-round warm, turquoise water. Let yourself be spoiled in a luxurious beach club when you cruise to Dubai. Try out some watersports at Al Qurum Beach in Muscat, Oman, or just stick to poolside drinks and mouthwatering cuisine.
DIVE INTO THE DESERT
Join a 4X4 safari adventure to experience the breathtaking beauty of the desert. Climb a sand dune, or even try some quad biking, sand skiing or camel riding. However, you decide to take in the rolling dunes of the desert, be sure to look to the horizon to see the captivating fata morgana mirage effect, where ships and coastline appear to float above the water.
EN-GULF YOURSELF IN HISTORY
Cities in the Arabian Gulf have grown and modernized rapidly in the past few decades. To see the distinct mix of old and new, visit the several restored historical districts and learn more about the compelling history of the Gulf in the national museums or visit the fascinating Portuguese forts in Oman and Bahrain during your vacation.
EXPLORE EXHILARATING EXHIBITS
Hubs of ancient and modern art, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar are both home to incredible exhibits. Abu Dhabi Louvre is housed in an extraordinary building and encompasses the history of civilization, while the exceptional Museum of Islamic Art in Doha has one of the largest collections of Islamic art in the world.