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Dubai Stay & Cruise

The home of luxury

There’s nowhere on earth more extravagant than Dubai. The city oozes wealth and boasts its fortunes, making it the ultimate celebrity destination. Flaunt your fabulous side on the white sand beach, and indulge in the world-class shopping centre.

Once you’ve finished in Dubai, jump onboard a luxury liner to visit the other beautiful locations dotted across the United Arab Emirates, where wealth, beauty and rich history collide. The cherry on the cake? It’s you.

What is a Dubai Stay & Cruise like?

If you’re looking for the very best of everything, a Dubai Stay + Cruise provides unlimited luxury for the entirety of your trip. The city itself has international standard beaches, food, shopping, drinks and even manmade islands.

Once you step onboard the cruise liner of your choice, the luxury experience continues. Between the ports of the United Arab Emirates, you can massage your Mojo with indulgent dining, professionally mixed cocktails and countless other activities to make you forget a different way of life even exists.

Cruises from Dubai

There’s nowhere quite like Dubai, which is why it features so frequently on a Dubai cruise route. However, there are plenty of other points of interest across the trip, including Abu Dhabi, Khor al Fakkan, Muscat and Khasab.

Things to do in Dubai

Whilst you’re on the shores of Dubai, you will never be short of things to do. A classic attraction is the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, also featuring the fastest elevator in the world to take you to the top. For something that showcases traditional Dubai, try the contrasting Dubai Creek, which has remained almost untouched by the general industrialisation of the city for years.

One of the highlights of the cruise part of the holiday is Abu Dhabi, the capital of the region. There’s a subtler luxury to this area, though the wealth of the Emirates is still clear. History plays a big part in the culture here, so be sure to visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque and the Emirates Palace.

Best time to visit Dubai

There is no time in Dubai at which the weather isn’t incredibly hot, so your levels of temperature tolerance will dictate when you should travel. January can be somewhat overcast, though November to March is typically cooler, but it still feels like the middle of summer.

June to September features the hottest weather, so if you think you can handle temperatures of over 40°C, you’ll love the city at this time of year. Whenever you choose to visit, the weather will be hot and the city never stops.