Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates

Cruises to Abu Dhabi

The world's richest city boasts a wealth of culture, history and adventure, from the emirate's old souks, where you can sip a fragrant Arabic coffee, to the rush of the world's fastest rollercoaster. This 5,000-year-old metropolis is a fascinating mix of modern architecture and atmospheric back streets. Put your bargaining hat on for a friendly faceoff with the merchants at the souk to get deals on handicrafts, artwork, even spices and dried fruit for the cook back home.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port Zayed
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    Gulf Standard Time GST
    UTC/GMT +4 hours
  • Language
    The official language is Arabic, but many locals speak English.
  • Currency & Shopping
    United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED) Credit Cards may be accepted. Shop embroidered linens and silver or gold jewellery.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Taxis, shore excursions and guided tours are available.
    • Famous For
      As the headquarters to various oil companies, Abu Dhabi is known for its luxurious highrises and malls.
    • Fun Fact #2
      There's no shortage of shopping options in Abu Dhabi: Visit Marina Mall or Al Wahda Mall to start.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      Don't miss the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the largest mosque in the U.A.E. Khalifa Park is also quite impressive.

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21-Day Greece, Holy Land, Egypt & Abu Dhabi from Rome (Civitavecchia)

Includes two overnights in Haifa and an overnight in Safaga. | Cruise aboard Norwegian Jade, recently updated in 2017 from bow to stern.
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Rome (Civitavecchia) (Italy);
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Tour Seema Malaka Buddhist temple in Colombo.

17-Day Journey to The East from Dubai

Includes an overnight in Phuket, Thailand. | “Top 5 Best Overall (Large Ship Category)” — Cruiser’s Choice Cruise Critic 2017
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Dubai (United Arab Emirates);
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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);
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