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    Those palm trees aren't waving in the breeze. They're welcoming you.

    Not sure where you want to go in the Middle East? No problem. Take your sea legs everywhere for everyone to admire them. On our cruises you get to take in the golden beaches of Muscat, see the highlife of Dubai and even zoom around Abu Dhabi's Ferrari World. All from a ship that's home from home.

    A heady combination of ancient wonder and modern luxury, you'll find traditional bazaars and historic Arabic architecture alongside opulent shopping malls and sleek skyscrapers in the Middle East. Mysterious and magical, this enticing destination promises awe-inspiring pyramids, sweeping desert sand dunes, exquisite temples and warm hospitality.

    Need some help? Request a quote, call 0203 668 8742 or visit us in store to book now.

    Ahoy there!

    Get out on dry land for longer with a Cruise & Stay holiday, for time on land and time adrift. Choose your palace of luxury for a few nights before or after your jaunt on the seas and make your holiday (and holiday smile) last longer. It’s an option on every single one of our Dubai cruises.

    Because 5-star's below par.

    When you’re in a billionaire’s playground, you’ll be treated like one. Our VIP services include your glittering champagne reception on-board and the best times to dine in specialist restaurants. We’ll even treat you to a complimentary meal in one. So, will it be gourmet Italian or first-class French?

    Many major cruise lines will take in the Middle East as part of their wider tours, with Holland America Cruises offering visits to Salalah in Oman and Safaga and Alexandria in Egypt as part of its Grand Africa Voyage. The importance of the region through the modern era can hardly be understated, with the remnants and architecture of civilisations throughout history often preserved for visitors to enjoy. The port of Safaga is a perfect starting point for an exploration of Luxor, described by Holland America as an "open air museum" showcasing the delightful riches of ancient Egypt, with sights including the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens, as well as myriad statues and pillars.

    Princess Cruises also gets in on the action, with its Holy Land Cruise holiday on the Pacific Princess taking passengers from Greece to Israel via Turkey. Sights on the trip include holy city of Jerusalem and the port city of Haifa, which features the stunning Baha'i World Centre, in addition to the economic hub of Egypt's Port Said.

    Middle East Destinations

    Discover Dubai >>

    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.


    Discover Egypt & The Red Sea >>

    Home to the magnificent and historic River Nile, Egypt cruises offer holidaymakers the opportunity to uncover the many mysteries of the east in a luxurious cruise ship setting whilst the Red Sea is known the world round for its clear blue waters, pristine beaches and abundance of underwater life.


    Discover The Suez Canal >>

    Suez Canal cruises transport passengers from the mouth of the Red Sea to Cairo and even the pyramids at Giza.

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    Your holiday is protected – many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme, www.caa.co.uk. For full details, see our terms & conditions.

    Copyright © Virgin Holidays Ltd

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