United Arab Emirate Cruises
Sun, sand, shopping and crystal clear waters pretty much sum up what you’ll find on your cruise to the United Arab Emirates. But it also throws in a couple of surprises. For starters, if you visit Fujairah you’ll find a mountainous landscape with some wonderful nature walks. The city also has plenty of souks to explore. [ReadMoreMob]
The other Emirates, such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi are more desert-like and tend to be associated with opulence. And for good reason, as both house a number of stylish hotels and shopping malls. You can spend hours browsing the well-known designer brands and then relax on the exquisite beaches.
As for food, you’ll never go hungry, as there are restaurants offering just about any cuisine you can think of, as well as the local dishes of hummus, shawama and falafel.
Despite its reputation for high-end shops and restaurants and jaw-dropping skyscrapers, a cruise holiday to the Unite Arab Emirates will see you fall in love with this beautiful country and its blend of Islamic culture and modernity.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The stunning Burj Khalifa has amazed and astounded the world since its completion in 2009. Reaching heights of 2722 feet, it is currently the tallest structure in the world and can be seen from 60 miles away. Breathtaking sights of Dubai can be savoured from the observation deck on the 120th floor, with cladding shining so brightly under the Arabian sun, it almost seems to be made of ivory.
Burj Al Arab
Completed in 1999, the Burj Al Arab was the first hotel in the world to be awarded a 7-star rating. This unique hotel is shaped like a sail and sits on its own man-made island, and is described as a ‘theatre of opulence’, The hotel features 24k gold leaf interiors, a helipad, 24k gold iPads for guests to use, signature cocktails and exceptional gourmet food. The hotel is also home to the highest Atrium in the world, cascading fountain and a built in fire display.
The desert surrounding Dubai unfolds as an undulating canvas of sweeping dunes and shifting sands, traditional Bedouin tents and camel camps. A journey over the rolling dunes in a 4x4 vehicle is about as authentically Arabian as it gets.