Four of us just back from a week cruising UAE, from Dubai. Our overnight flight got us into port early morning, but we weren't able to board ship til 3pm, so we got taxi to Atlantis Palm and paid to spend day on beach in Nasimi beach club. Couldn't get access to our onboard room til 8pm, which all in all with no sleep night before we found hard as everyone was exhausted and lots of people complaining as a result! Found embarkation a challenge, but disembarkation was slicker. Next time would def arrive day earlier to port and have one night in hotel before boarding ship. Ship was lovely, staff were generally pleasant. Onboard shopping and bars were good. Entertainment was aimed at their clientele of over 65's, so if you like ballroom dancing all good. Lots of Bavarian type music which was odd. Lunar bar was aimed at Italian clientele, so couldn't follow much of entertainment. Travelled with my parents who are over 75's who loved the Nightly shows. Food was great, evening dining we thought was very good. Ship was extremely clean and outside room was fine. Loved Dubai and Abu dhabi, lots to do and see. All in all would recommend for over 65s, but def not for teenagers!