United Arab Emirates

Cruises from Dubai

Experience the blending of traditional Arab culture and modern western culture in Dubai. Gaze skyward to see the tallest building in the world, the 2,722-feet-high futuristic Burj Khalifa tower, or walk over to the impressive Jumeirah Mosque. Seek out jet-set haunts or stroll through the heart of the old city, Dubai Creek, which is home to the Dubai museum as well as the labyrinth alleyways of gold, spice and textile souks, where bargaining is part of the fun and ritual.


  • Port Name & Location
    Port Rashid
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    Gulf Standard Time GST
    UTC/GMT +4 hours
  • Language
    The official language is Arabic, but English is commonly spoken.
  • Currency & Shopping
    Arab Emirate Dirham (AED) ATMs are widely available. Credit cards are commonly accepted.
    • Famous For
      Located on the waterfront east of Bur Dubai Souk, the Bastakiya quarter with its narrow lanes and tall wind towers gives a tantalizing glimpse of old Dubai.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Dubai is a shopping mecca with reasonable retail prices and an endless variety of products from couture and electronics to Persian rugs and Bedouin jewellery.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Food in Dubai can be quite expensive, so consider trying something from one of the street vendors, which is more authentic and quite delicious.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      The world's tallest building as of 2011, the Burj Khalifa towers at more than 2,716 feet. The observation deck on the 124th level offers incredible city views.


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Nighttime view of Haifa, Israel

21-Day Arabian Odyssey: Greece, Israel, Egypt, And Abu Dhabi from Rome (Civitavecchia)

Enjoy 2 nights in Haifa and an overnight in Safaga, Egypt. | Cruise on Norwegian Spirit, upgraded in 2017.
SHIP Norwegian Spirit
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Rome (Civitavecchia) (Italy);
Athens (Piraeus) (Greece); Kusadasi (Turkey); Rhodes (Greece); Limassol (Cyprus); Haifa (Israel); Safaga (Egypt); Aqaba (Jordan); Muscat (Oman); Khasab (Oman); Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates);
DISEMBARK Dubai (United Arab Emirates);
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Revel in the beauty of the Seychelles

20-Day Exotic Expedition: Seychelles, Madagascar, And South Africa from Dubai

Enjoy a newly refurbished Norwegian Spirit, upgraded in 2017. | Includes an overnight stay in beautiful Seychelles.
SHIP Norwegian Spirit
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Dubai (United Arab Emirates);
Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates); Fujairah (United Arab Emirates); Muscat (Oman); Port Victoria (Seychelles); Nosy Be (Madagascar ); Port Louis (Mauritius); Pointe Des Galets (Reunion); Richard's Bay (South Africa); Port Elizabeth (South Africa); Mossel Bay (South Africa);
DISEMBARK Cape Town (South Africa);
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