Explore the Middle East with a Royal Caribbean Cruise and Stay holiday

18 July 2019

A holiday to the Middle East with Royal Caribbean offers an experience like no other. Bask in the warm winter sunshine, breathe in the exotic spices at a traditional souk or explore the awe-inspiring desert and mountain landscapes. Plus, when you choose to cruise and stay, elevate the amazing to the extraordinary and get two incredible holidays rolled into one.

Discover dazzling Dubai

Dubai is fast becoming one of the world’s top holiday hotspots. With year-round sunshine, exciting entertainment, incredible architecture, luxurious hotels, glorious sandy beaches and a fantastic range of first-class attractions, shops and restaurants, very few destinations can compete with glittering Dubai.

Each Royal Caribbean cruise departs from Dubai, with many options including an overnight stay onboard, so you’ll have plenty of time to drink in the breath-taking views from the impressive Burj Khalifa, lounge on the sun-kissed beaches and explore the thrilling theme parks that will give those in Orlando a run for their money. 

For a taste of the authentic Arab Emirates, head to Dubai Creek, where a ride across the water on a traditional abra is also a must-do. For those looking for a more adventurous side to Dubai, head out into the Arabian desert and experience dune-surfing, quad-biking, sandboarding and 4x4 safaris over the sand into the spectacular scenic surroundings. When you’ve had your adrenaline fix, relax with a camel ride followed by a traditional barbeque and henna painting. The possibilities here really are endless. 

“We went ‘To the Top’ of the Burj Khalifa. Wow! This is a view not to be missed, you can see pretty much all the city.”

Sandi, Travel Counsellor


Experience the iconic Atlantis, The Palm

For the ultimate holiday, combine your magical Middle Eastern cruise with a stay at one of the world’s most extraordinary resorts – the legendary Atlantis, The Palm. Perfectly positioned on an immaculate stretch of white sandy beach on the iconic Palm Jumeirah, this majestic marine-themed resort spans over 100-acres of tropical and water-based thrills.

With unlimited access to the on-site Aquaventure Waterpark, kids and big kids alike will be able to enjoy a variety of adrenaline-fuelled rides and slides, before the chance to dive into an intriguing underwater world at The Lost Chambers Aquarium and marvel at the incredible array of marine mammals at Dolphin Bay and Sea Lion Point. 

Younger guests will love the action-packed Atlantis Kids’ Club, whilst the adults can enjoy relaxing by the selection of superb swimming pools or indulging in a rejuvenating treatment at the sublime ShuiQi Spa. 

With no fewer than 23 restaurants inspired by some of the world’s finest chefs, Dubai’s leading culinary destination will not disappoint.

Discover Oman and the United Arab Emirates onboard Jewel of the Seas

Treat yourself to an unforgettable Arabian adventure with this incredible package. Beginning with a two-night stay in an Ocean King Room at the amazing Atlantis, The Palm resort on a half board basis, enjoy all that this fabulous resort has to offer, including the amazing Aquaventure Waterpark and the Lost Chambers Aquarium.

It’s then time to join the beautiful Jewel of the Seas for a seven-night cruise holiday in a beautiful Balcony Stateroom. Stay overnight onboard in Dubai for your first night and then visit Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas and Muscat before another overnight stay back onboard in Dubai on your last night.

Prepare to be blown away by the jaw-dropping entertainment onboard the magnificent Jewel of the Seas, as well as the exquisite cuisine, first-class facilities and high-speed VOOM Surf Internet at sea. Shimmering with glass and light, marvel at the breath-taking views as you make your way from port to port.

As well as all of the Royal Caribbean favourites, a poolside movie screen, thrilling West-end style shows and tantalising restaurants are all amongst the latest additions to this gorgeous ship.

Cruise Itinerary: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (overnight onboard) | Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates | At Sea | Muscat, Oman | Dubai, United Arab Emirates (overnight onboard) | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

10 nights from £2,193 per person (including an outbound overnight flight) *

*Terms and conditions apply


If you’re ready to book your unforgettable cruise and stay holiday with Royal Caribbean, contact your Travel Counsellor and take advantage of a range of benefits, including full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your stay.

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