Cruises from Dubai are usually offered as part of a fly-cruise package from the UK, as well as cruise and stay options allowing you to enhance your cruise experience and see even more of this amazing destination with a hotel stay. Having been transformed totally in the last few decades, Dubai offers luxury shopping and awesome architecture such as the world-famous Burj Khalifa and Atlantis, the Palm artificial islands resort.
The speed at which Dubai has transformed is unparalleled, becoming a bustling metropolis in the heart the desert in less than half a century. One of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, with Emiratis making up only a tiny percentage of the population, cultures from all the over the world share this city in peace, with a diversity expressed through the culinary landscape, music and fashion. Despite its Islamic roots, it’s an open society which welcomes visitors from all over and encourages a connection through an abundance of experiences such as eating like a Bedouin, shopping for local art or in ultra-modern luxury and dancing on the beach.
The better known Dubai is a futuristic ultra-modern city with its sleek skylines and daring architecture. The Burj Khalifa dominates the skyline and at 830m high, it’s the world’s tallest structure, boasting 160 floors, fountains, observation decks, a park and stunning panoramic views of the entire city. Amidst the modern cityscape you’ll find moments which reflect a traditional Arabian desert-town, filled with centuries of history and heritage. This manifests itself in the simple things such as haggling for gold and frankincense at the souqs, a camel ride in the dusty desert where you can drink in the sunset, or inhaling from one of the fragrant sheesha pipes. You can even uncover Bedouin heritage through traditions of storytelling and poetry from the locals.
Whether you visit Dubai for its incredible shopping malls, to sample its diverse cuisine, explore its heritage or simply lounge on the expanse of golden sands, you will never be disappointed.