Winter sun Cruises from Dubai


It’s time to throw away those winter blues and look forward to some sun, as you set sail on a glorious winter sun adventure, with a selection of cruises from Dubai.

Dubai began life in 1833 as a small fishing village, established by the Al Maktoum tribe whom still to this day run the country. Today, it’s one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world and it offers a wide array of things to see and do.

It’s one of the seven Emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates and is home to over 200 nationalities. With a warm and sub-tropical climate – and over 300 days of sunshine per year – it’s always a favourite with Brits looking to enjoy beach weather in the winter months.

Cruises visiting Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

Things to see and do in Dubai

Burj Khalifa – The world’s tallest building and also known as the Burj Dubai,. It opened in 2009 and is 829.8 metres tall.

Burj Al Arab – A luxurious hotel that sits on an artificial island that is 280 m from Jumeirah Beach. The shape of the structure is designed to resemble the sail of a ship.

The Dubai Mall – The second largest shopping mall in the world and home to some serious designer brands.

Ski Dubai – Part of Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai is an indoor skiing centre that opened in 2005.

Adventure Waterpark – a huge outdoor waterpark that features several pools, slides and so much more – you can even zip-line!

The Dubai Frame – an architectural landmark in Zabeel Park, Dubai. It holds the record for the largest frame in the world.

Dubai Museum – located in the Al Fahidi Fort, built in 1787 it is the oldest existing building in Dubai. The museum was opened by the Ruler of Dubai in 1971, with the aim of presenting the traditional way of life in the Emirate of Dubai.

This is just a taster of what there is to see and do in Dubai.

Dubai MSC World Europe

MSC World Europa cruise ship

Cruise Ships sailing from Dubai

MSC Cruises offer a variety of cruises that sail from Dubai, aboard MSC World Europa and MSC Opera.

MSC Opera offers a selection of 7-night sailings that could be booked back-to-back if you wanted to spend longer onboard and exploring the region. She is also a family-friendly ship, so would suit multi-generational families and those with young children.

MSC World Europa is the luxurious and futuristic addition to the MSC Cruises fleet and she too offers a range of 7-night UAE itineraries, with calls to Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and more.

MSC sailings also offer their guests the chance to explore Sir Bani Yas Island, one of eight islands that make up the desert islands of Al Dhafra. This incredible destination is home to stunning wildlife and is certainly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Other lines to consider for UAE sailings include Costa Cruises, aboard Costa Toscana, and AIDA Cruises, aboard AIDAcosma. Although the main spoken language onboard AIDA is German, they do offer some incredible sailings and at great prices if you’re more interested in the shoreside experience.



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