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Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Qatar from Dubai Cruise

  • Departure DateSat 11th Dec 2021
  • MSC Cruises MSC Virtuosa
  • 7 Night Cruise From Dubai
  • Fly Cruise From £1,099 pp

Itinerary

  • Dubai
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Dammam, Saudi Arabia
  • Doha
  • Dubai

What's Included

  • Ask about FREE All Inclusive Drinks
  • Gratuities Included

Highlights

    • Abu Dhabi: Embark on an adventure into the heart of Abu Dhabi desert. 

Prices from pp

TypeInteriorOcean ViewBalcony
Cruise Only
£539
£659
£779
Fly Cruise
£1,099
£1,219
£1,339

Cruise Only - price based on cruise only, call to add flights from your regional airport.
Fly Cruise - flights are included, call to discuss flights from your regional airport, flight supplements may apply.

Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021

Average Customer Rating: 4.9/5Independent Service Rating based on verified reviews.Read all reviews
Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award

Great service, delivered on every point

Main contract - Miranda - delivered exemplary service levels. Could not have worked harder on my behalf to complete a complicated booking.

John Smith / June 2021

Fantastic

Fantastic Sam MacGee at the Scottish cruise centre was super helpful and his service was absolutely second to none .He made the whole experience a pleasure well done Sam we will always ask for Sam when we call
With Respect
Mr+Mrs MacDonald
Inverness
Cruise G302

Mrs Macdonald / June 2021

Superb Service

As always superb service, the cruise was booked without any issues whatsoever as is always the case. An absolute pleasure to have your company make the arrangements, really great to deal with such helpful and professional people.

Mr Herbert / June 2021

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Day 1 - Dubai

Arrive: Sat 11 December 2021 / Depart: Sat 11 December 2021 at 23:00

A shore excursion on your MSC Emirates and Oman cruise can be the opportunity to discover Bur Dubai, at the heart of the metropolis of Dubai, on the south side of the breezy Creek. It’s the oldest part of Dubai and it offers a fascinating insight into the city’s traditional roots. This is where you’ll find many of the place’s most interesting Arabian heritage houses, clustered in the beautiful old Iranian quarter of Bastakiya and the waterfront Shindagha district, as well as the excellent Dubai Museum and the atmospheric Textile Souk. MSC Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Qatar also offer excursions to the bustling district of Deira: the centre of Dubai’s traditional commercial activity, much of it still conducted in the area’s vibrant array of old-fashioned souks, including the famous gold and spice markets. A few kilometres south of the old city centre, modern Dubai begins in spectacular style with Sheikh Zayed Road, home to a neck-cricking array of skyscrapers including the glittering Emirates Towers. Even these, however, are outshone by the massive Downtown Dubai development at the southern end of the strip, centred on the stupendous new Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, flanked by further record-breaking attractions including the gargantuan Dubai Mall and spectacular Dubai Fountain. West of the Sheikh Zayed Road, the sprawling beachside suburb of Jumeirah is the traditional address-of-choice for Dubai’s European expats, its endless swathes of walled villas dotted with half a dozen shopping malls and a smattering of low-key sights. At the southern end of Jumeirah, there are more iconic sights in the sleepy suburb of Umm Suqeim, including the wave-shaped Jumeirah Beach Hotel, the extraordinary mock-Arabian Madinat Jumeirah complex and the unforgettable Burj al Arab hotel.

Day 2 - Abu Dhabi

Arrive: Sun 12 December 2021 at 07:00 / Depart: Sun 12 December 2021 at 21:00

The United Arab Emirates’ capital, Abu Dhabi, where your MSC cruise ship awaits your return, offers an intriguing contrast to its freewheeling neighbour Dubai, a little over an hour’s drive down the coast. Leading attractions on your Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Qatar cruises to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates include the extravagant Emirates Palace hotel and the even more spectacular Sheikh Zayed Mosque, while the various attractions of Yas Island, home to the vast Ferrari World theme park, lie just down the road. The blockbuster attraction at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island is a dream excursion for any F1 fans. The “world’s biggest indoor theme park”, it offers a wide range of Ferrari-themed rides and displays which will appeal both to kids and grown-ups, including the chance to drive an F1 simulator or to ride the Formula Rossa roller coaster (the world’s fastest) or to experience race-day acceleration in the G Force “tower of speed” – as well as numerous gentler family-oriented rides. Dedicated motorsports enthusiasts will also enjoy the big display of classic and contemporary Ferraris , and the virtual tour of the firm’s famous Maranello factory. Some 15km from central Abu Dhabi, the mighty Sheikh Zayed Mosque dominates all landward approaches to the city, its snowy-white mass of domes and minarets visible for miles around and providing a spectacular symbol of Islamic pride at the entrance to the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Completed in 2007, the mosque was commissioned by and named after Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan, who lies buried in a modest white marble mausoleum close to the entrance. The mosque is one of the world’s biggest and certainly the most expensive, having taken twelve years to build at a cost of around US$500 million. It’s also unusual in being one of only two mosques in the UAE open to non-Muslims.

Day 3 - Sir Bani Yas Island

Arrive: Mon 13 December 2021 at 08:00 / Depart: Mon 13 December 2021 at 17:00

An enchanting stop on this MSC Cruise to Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Qatar is Sir Bani Yas island. It has nothing to do with the hyper-technological progress which you will admire on your trip to the capital, Abu Dhabi. The MSC Beach Experience on Sir Bani Yas means relax. It includes a delicious barbecue lunch of succulent burgers and other grilled delights, fresh salads and vegetables, pastries and fruit. And you can enjoy cocktails, ice-cold beers and soft drinks from the island’s six bars. Entertainment options range from beach tennis and volleyball to paddle boarding and snorkelling, not forgetting gym and dance activities and fun beach parties. Meanwhile, the inflatable water park and kids’ play area will keep children happy all day. Without leaving the beach, you can pamper yourself with a revitalising massage or beauty treatment provided by our expert MSC Aurea Spa personnel. And if you’ve booked an island tour–or decide to join one at the last minute–you’ll find our Excursion Office right there on the beach too. On Sir Bani Yas, just like on the islands of Dalma and the six nearby Discovery Islands, an enormous nature reserve has been designated to species in danger of extinction, be they from the Arabic peninsula or from Africa. You can explore a one-of-a-kind island destination. Go horse riding or jeep riding; take your time at wildlife watching hides, then settle down on a traditional dhow for a mini cruise. On Sir Bani Yas, everyone can enjoy the beach experience of their dreams or experience a safari like no other between the mangroves, the desert and the protected bay areas.

Day 4 - At Sea

Day 5 - Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Arrive: Wed 15 December 2021 at 07:00 / Depart: Wed 15 December 2021 at 18:00

Day 6 - Doha

Arrive: Thu 16 December 2021 at 07:00 / Depart: Thu 16 December 2021 at 16:00

A journey to Qatar becomes special on an MSC cruise. A cruise to Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Qatar will introduce you to Doha, the country's futuristic capital on The Gulf. The city is preparing to host the 2022 World Cup, enhancing its already awesome skyline with new super modern skyscrapers. The Aspire Tower in Doha (300 meters) dominates the skylines. It is the highest building of the country, whose shape is akin to a torch. This building is located near the city of sport, which has already hosted events such as the XII Pan Arab games and which will have a central role during the World Cup. Much of Doha, including places of worship such as the new mosque in the Qatar Faculty of Islamic studies, seems to be already in the future. Don't miss a visit to the Pearl, a futuristic artificial circular port which is being developed to the north of the city centre, and yet, as you will notice on your MSC excursion, the ancient heart of the city still beats strong. In the historical centre of Doha you will find a Suq where everything – from camels to gold – can be exchanged, and the Al Khoot fortress, dating back to the end of the nineteenth century and now converted into a museum. During your cruise to Doha with MSC Cruises, some excursions will lead you on the discovery of the north of the country and the history of this fascinating Emirate. In Ash Shamal the Al-Zubara fortress rises up from the middle of the desert and dates back to the thirties. The building, which at first sight seems an enormous sand castle, has been completely restored and transformed into a museum. Near the fortress you can also visit the archaeological remains of another, even older, defensive structure, Qal’ at Murair. Also you will find Zubara, a village of traders and pearl divers, a settlement which dates back to the nineteenth century, and later abandoned.

Day 7 - Dubai

Arrive: Fri 17 December 2021 at 09:00

A shore excursion on your MSC Emirates and Oman cruise can be the opportunity to discover Bur Dubai, at the heart of the metropolis of Dubai, on the south side of the breezy Creek. It’s the oldest part of Dubai and it offers a fascinating insight into the city’s traditional roots. This is where you’ll find many of the place’s most interesting Arabian heritage houses, clustered in the beautiful old Iranian quarter of Bastakiya and the waterfront Shindagha district, as well as the excellent Dubai Museum and the atmospheric Textile Souk. MSC Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Qatar also offer excursions to the bustling district of Deira: the centre of Dubai’s traditional commercial activity, much of it still conducted in the area’s vibrant array of old-fashioned souks, including the famous gold and spice markets. A few kilometres south of the old city centre, modern Dubai begins in spectacular style with Sheikh Zayed Road, home to a neck-cricking array of skyscrapers including the glittering Emirates Towers. Even these, however, are outshone by the massive Downtown Dubai development at the southern end of the strip, centred on the stupendous new Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, flanked by further record-breaking attractions including the gargantuan Dubai Mall and spectacular Dubai Fountain. West of the Sheikh Zayed Road, the sprawling beachside suburb of Jumeirah is the traditional address-of-choice for Dubai’s European expats, its endless swathes of walled villas dotted with half a dozen shopping malls and a smattering of low-key sights. At the southern end of Jumeirah, there are more iconic sights in the sleepy suburb of Umm Suqeim, including the wave-shaped Jumeirah Beach Hotel, the extraordinary mock-Arabian Madinat Jumeirah complex and the unforgettable Burj al Arab hotel.

Day 8 - Dubai

Depart: Sat 18 December 2021

A shore excursion on your MSC Emirates and Oman cruise can be the opportunity to discover Bur Dubai, at the heart of the metropolis of Dubai, on the south side of the breezy Creek. It’s the oldest part of Dubai and it offers a fascinating insight into the city’s traditional roots. This is where you’ll find many of the place’s most interesting Arabian heritage houses, clustered in the beautiful old Iranian quarter of Bastakiya and the waterfront Shindagha district, as well as the excellent Dubai Museum and the atmospheric Textile Souk. MSC Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Qatar also offer excursions to the bustling district of Deira: the centre of Dubai’s traditional commercial activity, much of it still conducted in the area’s vibrant array of old-fashioned souks, including the famous gold and spice markets. A few kilometres south of the old city centre, modern Dubai begins in spectacular style with Sheikh Zayed Road, home to a neck-cricking array of skyscrapers including the glittering Emirates Towers. Even these, however, are outshone by the massive Downtown Dubai development at the southern end of the strip, centred on the stupendous new Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, flanked by further record-breaking attractions including the gargantuan Dubai Mall and spectacular Dubai Fountain. West of the Sheikh Zayed Road, the sprawling beachside suburb of Jumeirah is the traditional address-of-choice for Dubai’s European expats, its endless swathes of walled villas dotted with half a dozen shopping malls and a smattering of low-key sights. At the southern end of Jumeirah, there are more iconic sights in the sleepy suburb of Umm Suqeim, including the wave-shaped Jumeirah Beach Hotel, the extraordinary mock-Arabian Madinat Jumeirah complex and the unforgettable Burj al Arab hotel.

MSC Virtuosa From MSC Cruises

MSC Virtuosa’s namesake comes from the word virtuoso, meaning someone highly skilled in music. Each deck will, in fact, be named after a different musical instrument. This new cruise ship will be one of the two largest in MSC Cruises’ fleet, along with her sister ship MSC Grandiosa. One of the highlights of MSC Virtuosa’s onboard entertainment will be the two brand new Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows, created exclusively for MSC Cruises’ guests. MSC Virtuosa gives guests the best experience with its expanding digital offer, spearheaded by MSC for Me and our digital cruise assistant, Zoe.

Ship Cabins

Inside Bella

Comfortable double or single beds (on request) Relaxing armchair Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Surface approx. from 16 sq.m. to 22 sq.m.* Choose the experience that best suits you for added benefits! Available Experiences: Bella and Fantastica

Inside Fantastica

Comfortable double or single beds (on request) Relaxing armchair Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Surface approx. from 16 sq.m. to 22 sq.m.* Choose the experience that best suits you for added benefits! Available Experiences: Bella and Fantastica

Inside Studio

Large single bed (140cm). Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar. WiFi connection available for a fee. Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Surface approx. 12 sq.m. Available Experience: Bella

Outside Aurea

Double bed can be converted into two single beds (on request). Wardrobe. Bathroom with shower or bathtub. Interactive TV, telephone and safe. WiFi connection available (for a fee). Mini bar. Air conditioning. Surface approx. from 15 to 25 sq.m.

Outside Bella

Window with sea view Comfortable double or single beds (on request) Relaxing armchair Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar Bathroom with shower, vanity area with hairdryer Surface approx. from 15 sq.m. to 25 sq.m. Choose the experience that best suits you for added benefits! Available Experiences: Bella, Fantastica and Aurea*

Outside Fantastica

Window with sea view Comfortable double or single beds (on request) Relaxing armchair Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar Bathroom with shower, vanity area with hairdryer Surface approx. from 15 sq.m. to 25 sq.m. Choose the experience that best suits you for added benefits! Available Experiences: Bella, Fantastica and Aurea*

Balcony Aurea

Double bed can be converted into two single beds (on request). Wardrobe. Bathroom with shower. Interactive TV, telephone and safe. WiFi connection available (for a fee). Mini bar. Air conditioning. Surface approx. from 19 sq.m. to 22 sq.m.* with balcony Some cabins have a partial view

Balcony Bella

Balcony Sitting area with sofa Comfortable double or single beds (on request) Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar Bathroom with shower or bathtub , vanity area with hairdryer Surface approx. from 19 sq.m. to 22 sq.m.* Choose the experience that best suits you for added benefits! Available Experiences: Bella, Fantastica and Aurea

Balcony Fantastica

Balcony Sitting area with sofa Comfortable double or single beds (on request) Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar Bathroom with shower or bathtub , vanity area with hairdryer Surface approx. from 19 sq.m. to 22 sq.m.* Choose the experience that best suits you for added benefits! Available Experiences: Bella, Fantastica and Aurea

Bingo Balcony

Bingo Balcony

Family 2 connecting balcony cabins

Family Cabins comprise two connecting cabins each with its own bathroom and balcony: Super Family Plus Combination of 2 connected suite cabins: each cabin measures approx. 25 sq.m. and each balcony measures approx. 8 sq.m. They can comfortably accommodate from 6 to 10 people. Super Family Combination of 2 connected balcony cabins: each cabin measures approx. 19sq.m. and each balcony measures approx. 4sq.m. They can comfortably accommodate up to 6 people. This kind of accommodation is only available with the Fantastica Experience. Available Experience: Fantastica

Family Plus 2 connecting Suites

Family Cabins comprise two connecting cabins each with its own bathroom and balcony: Super Family Plus Combination of 2 connected suite cabins: each cabin measures approx. 25 sq.m. and each balcony measures approx. 8 sq.m. They can comfortably accommodate from 6 to 10 people. Super Family Combination of 2 connected balcony cabins: each cabin measures approx. 19sq.m. and each balcony measures approx. 4sq.m. They can comfortably accommodate up to 6 people. This kind of accommodation is only available with the Fantastica Experience. Available Experience: Fantastica

Grand Suite Aurea with Whirlpool Bath

Double bed can be converted into two single beds (on request). Walk-in Wardrobe. Setting Area with double sofa bed. Bathroom with shower vanity area with hairdryers. Interactive TV, telephone and safe. Wifi connection available (for a fee). Mini bar. Air conditioning. Surface approx. 39 sq.m. with large angle balcony with its own private whirlpool bath. Available Experience: Aurea

Suite Fantastica

Balcony Comfortable double or single beds (on request) Spacious wardrobe Bathroom with bathtub, vanity areas with hairdryers Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), and minibar Surface approx. from 23 sq.m. Can accommodate up to 6 people. Available Experience: Fantastica

Super Bingo Cabin

Super Bingo Cabin

Yacht Club Deluxe Suite

Balcony Sitting area with sofa Comfortable double or single beds (on request) Spacious wardrobe Bathroom with shower or bathtub , vanity area with hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection included, safe and minibar Surface approx. 28 sq.m. Discover a world of privileges with MSC Yacht Club

Yacht Club Duplex Suite

Surface approx. 59 sq.m . with a balcony of approx. 22 sq.m. with dining table and private whirlpool bath Two-deck-high cabin Easy access to the Yacht Club areas Main level Open living/dining room with sofa that converts to double bed Bathroom with shower Second level Master bedroom with double bed which can be converted into two single beds (on request) Two walk in wardrobes. Bathroom with tub Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wifi connection included Discover a world of privileges with MSC Yacht Club

Yacht Club Inside

Comfortable double or single beds (on request) Sitting area with sofa Spacious wardrobe Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection included, safe and minibar Surface approx. 16 sq.m. Discover a world of privileges with MSC Yacht Club

Yacht Club Royal Suite

Balcony with private whirlpool bath and dining table Separate living area and dining room Comfortable double or single beds (on request) Walk-in wardrobes Bathroom with tub and shower, vanity area with hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection included, safe and minibar Surface approx. 56 sq.m. Discover a world of privileges with MSC Yacht Club
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      Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021

      Average Customer Rating: 4.9/5Independent Service Rating based on verified reviews.Read all reviews
      Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award

      Great service, delivered on every point

      Main contract - Miranda - delivered exemplary service levels. Could not have worked harder on my behalf to complete a complicated booking.

      John Smith / June 2021

      Fantastic

      Fantastic Sam MacGee at the Scottish cruise centre was super helpful and his service was absolutely second to none .He made the whole experience a pleasure well done Sam we will always ask for Sam when we call
      With Respect
      Mr+Mrs MacDonald
      Inverness
      Cruise G302

      Mrs Macdonald / June 2021

      Superb Service

      As always superb service, the cruise was booked without any issues whatsoever as is always the case. An absolute pleasure to have your company make the arrangements, really great to deal with such helpful and professional people.

      Mr Herbert / June 2021

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