Dubai and Emirates cruise guide

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If modern luxury is your thing, then a cruise to Dubai and the Middle East is perfect for you. Not only will you have the chance to enjoy some of the most luxurious cruise ships on the planet, you’ll get to see stunning sights and experience fantastic cultures that you’ll never forget.

Take a look at our Dubai and Emirates cruises here – or keep reading to find out more.

Why cruise to the Middle East?

Once a tiny fishing village, Dubai has grown exponentially over the last few decades to become one of the wealthiest states in the world. And it shows – the city is host to some breathtaking modern architecture, immaculately sculpted gardens and beautiful skylines, especially at night. As you’d expect, the restaurants and hotels are also top class, and cater for a range of budgets.

Dubai is also legendary for its shopping – including jewellery offered at much lower prices than you’d find at home (get ready to haggle!). And it also claims to be the sports capital of the Middle East, hosting a number of world class sporting events. Whatever you’re into, you’re sure to find it here.

Of course, you’ll get to visit many more regions of the Middle East, and indeed the rest of the world, on your cruise. Our Middle East cruise deals typically last at least a month, and stop off at a large number of some of the world’s most famous tourist destinations.

Dubai and Emirates cruise deals for 2013 and 2014

Cruise 1st has found a number of great deals on Middle East cruises. Here are some of the highlights:

World Voyage
Queen Mary 2
10th January 2014

This amazing four-month trip around the world stops not only in the Middle East, but at a range of fantastic destinations around the globe. Starting at Southampton, England, you’ll stop at Madeira, Tenerife, Walvis Bay, Cape Town, Durban, Port Louis, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin, Padang Bay (Bali), Perth, Adelaide, Cairns, Kota Kinabalu, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Phu My, Laem Chabang, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Colombo, Dubai, Muscat, Sokhna, Suez, Port Said, Civitavecchia, Lisbon and then back to Southampton. A real adventure in true luxury!

Brisbane to Dubai
Queen Elizabeth
4th March 2014 for 46 nights

Starting from Brisbane, this cruise trip stops at Rabaul, Kochi, Kobe, Nagasaki, Pusan, Shanghai, Xiamen, Hong Kong, Halong Bay, Chan May, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Colombo and Dubai.

Melbourne to Southampton
Queen Mary 2
12th March 2014 for 58 nights

Starting from Melbourne, this trip stops off at Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin, Padang Bay (Bali), Perth, Adelaide, Cairns, Kota Kinabalu, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Phu My, Laem Chabang, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Colombo, Dubai, Muscat, Sokhna, Suez, Port Said, Civitavecchia, Lisbon and Southampton.

These cruise trips are just some of the great routes we currently have to offer. Check out the full list, along with the latest prices, on our Dubai and Emirates cruise deals page.

Image Sourced Via Wikimedia Commons. Credit: Meester Proper

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Alyssa Beit

Alyssa lives in Sydney, NSW. Born on the 14th October and is a Social and Human Service Assistant at Cruise 1st Australia. She is in her early 40’s and loves tranquility on luxury cruises.

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