Dubai Cruiseincludes the countries of United Emirates (Dubai), Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Oman 16 day tour - February 15, 2024
DUBAI has the Biggest and Best of Everything in the WORLD!
- Worlds Tallest Building.
- Worlds tallest Ferris Wheel.
- Worlds largest Mall.
- Worlds largest Choreographed Fountain (water show with music).
- Worlds Largest Indoor Ski Resort.
- Worlds most Iconic and Luxurious Hotel.
- Worlds most Amazing Man-made Island.
- Worlds Tallest Hotel.
- We could go on – you get the idea.
The Dubai Cruise is the very BEST way to visit this part of the world. We have combined the cruise with a land tour along with a fun, luxurious beach resort. This cruise includes Dubai, UAE; Abu Dhabi, UAE; Sir Bani Yas, UAE; Dammam, Saudi Arabia; and Doha, Qatar. The land tour portion includes Muscat, Oman; Salalah, Oman, along with the #1 most luxurious hotel in Dubai – the Raffles and one of the BEST beach resorts in all the world.
This tour is not a religious tour, but like all tours we do all over the world; whenever we are at sacred sites of any religion, like the Vatican, Temple Mount, a Muslim Mosque, etc., we discuss the significance and history of the area we are in, along with its religious history. There are two such sites on this tour: The beautiful majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, involving the Muslim religion. The second is in Salalah, Oman, involving the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Scholars agree that the land Bountiful mentioned in the Book of Mormon is located somewhere near Salalah.
Dubai is Another Word for Luxury
When it comes to Dubai, the word Luxury may not be adequate – everything in Dubai is a cut above other areas of the world that use the word Luxury. Hotels in Dubai are over the top, and your hotels tops them all. You stay in the #1 hotel out of over 1,000 Dubai hotels – the Dubai Raffles. In this Luxury Hotel, every room is over 750 square feet and luxurious – even your curtains in the room are controlled by a button. Then there is your Luxurious Beach Resort that might be worth the whole trip to Dubai. For what we include, rooms start at $1,200 a night and go up to well over $25,000 a night for the suites. Don’t worry; we have an in; you get to stay for a small fraction of what others pay. The beach resort has 19 swimming pools, 40 restaurants, a huge included water park, 1.2 miles of private beach, and 2.3 miles of waterways or canals that wind through the property (think Venice). The waterways have small boats to whisk you around the property to the different restaurants, swimming pools, and beach areas.
Cruise, Shore Excursions, and Added Flights
Your 7 Night Cruise is on the MSC Virtuosa ship. With the exception of the stop in Yas, we have included all the shore excursions off the ship. We have also included three flights: Dubai to Salalah, Salalah to Muscat, and Muscat to Dubai. You really will experience some of the best the world has to offer on this special cruise and tour. Everyone we have ever taken to Dubai has loved every minute!!!! Now it is your chance to do the same!
Fly the #4 BEST Airline in the whole World!
Emirates Airline has been voted the number one airline in the world numerous times; it is currently rated the #4 airline in the world. In comparison, Delta comes in at #37 best airline, United comes in at the #88 best airline, and American Airlines is listed at the #79 best airline. We can fly you all the way to Dubai and back on the #4 airline for LESS than you pay to fly to Europe on a lesser quality airline.
MSC World Europa Cruise Ship!
Experience MSC Virtuosa Cruise Ship!
Package Price Includes:
Your complete package Price INCLUDES:
- 7 nights inside cabin MS Virtuosa Ship.
- Inexpensive upgrades to Window and Balcony Cabins.
- $160 Port Charges and Fees.
- $83.44 Ship Taxes.
- All Shore Excursions (except for Yas Island).
- $950 worth of flights, including taxes and fees.
- Dubai to Salalah.
- Salalah to Muscat.
- Muscat to Dubai.
- 5-star luxury hotels.
- 2 Nights in a 5-star luxury Raffles Hotel in Dubai.
- 1 Night in a 5-star luxury beach resort in Salalah.
- 2 Nights in a 5-star luxury beach resort hotel in Muscat.
- 2 Nights at our over-the-top 5-Star Luxury Beach Resort in Dubai.
- All transfers around the resort on golf carts.
- All rides on the Arabic boats on all the waterways at the resort.
- Entrance at any time to the resort’s special water park.
- Access to 1.2 miles of private beach.
- 19 swimming pools.
- Luxury buffet breakfast daily at all of the luxury hotels.
- All transfers, if you booked our group airfare or your flight arrives on or before and departs after our Fun For Less group flights.
- A few of the major highlights: Visit the observation level at the World’s tallest building – “Burj Khalifa.”, a ride on the World’s tallest Ferris Wheel, visit the Miracle Garden with over 150 Million flowers in full bloom, the beautiful majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the
- World’s largest mall and the stunning Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi.
- Dune Bashing – riding special four-wheel luxury vehicles through the desert.
- Dinner and a performance in the desert.
- All entrance fees.
- Dr. Michael Wilcox as your guest Educator.
- Fun For Less Tour Managers throughout Tour.
Package Price: $5,295*
*Does not include international airfare to and from Dubai, tips or visas.
International airfare pricing to be announced around 9 months prior to departure. You can also purchase your own International airfare.
Your day-by-day itinerary is a partial list of your tour. The itinerary below is subject to change as needed at any time. Dr. S. Michael Wilcox will only be with the group in Salalah and on the cruise ship, which is where his lectures will take place.
Day 1: February 15: Fly to Dubai
Today we will fly to Dubai.
Day 2: February 16: Dubai
After clearing customs in Dubai, we will transfer to the 5-Star Luxury Raffles Hotel.
Day 3: February 17: Dubai
We start today with a visit to one of the most beautiful gardens in the world- the Dubai Miracle Garden. The largest natural flower garden in the world deserves your visit, especially when it boasts of over 45 million flowers in the world across various species. Arranged in unbelievably beautiful shapes, designs, and themes. Later in the afternoon, we will go for a safari in the desert with dinner. The trip provides you with an opportunity to discover the golden sand dunes of Arabia in a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Experience the thrill of a lifetime, a roller coaster ride through the sand dunes. Stop on the highest sand dune to view the beautiful sunset and to take some breathtaking photographs. We then transfer to our beautiful cruise ship where we will spend the next 7 nights.
Day 4: February 18: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Today’s shore excursion is included: In the morning we plan to have a city tour and a visit to the Grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque – which has been named to honor the late president, his Highness Sheikh Zayed Bein Sultan Al Nahyan. Mosque dress code applies. In the afternoon we will visit the extraordinary Qasr Al Watan or the Palace of the Nation! A striking segment of the capital city’s Presidential Palace complex, Qasr Al Watan is where the significant government buildings are located. It is the meeting place of the country’s supreme constitutional authority; it also serves as a venue to host the global leaders during their UAE visits.
Day 5: February 19: Yas Island
We do not have a shore excursion on this small island, you will have free time or you can buy a shore excursion from the ship.
Day 6: February 20: Day at Sea
Today you will have a free day to explore your cruise ship.
Day 7: February 21: Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Today’s shore excursion is included: The details of the shore excursion will be announced later. We are planning on doing a tour of Dammam.
Day 8: February 22: Doha, Qatar
Today’s shore excursion is included: The details of the shore excursion will be announced later.
Day 9: February 23: Dubai, UAE
Our first stop will be at the world’s largest man-made island, which has captured the world’s imagination with its magnificent scale and ingenuity, called The Palm Jumeirah. The world’s largest Ferris wheel is our next stop. Be ready to delight in magical views of Dubai from the brand-new colossal observation wheel! The Ain Dubai on Bluewater Island is massive with a height of over 820 feet. With your Ain Dubai tickets, prepare yourself for an unforgettable spin on this giant wheel while enjoying sweeping 360-degree vistas over the cityscape and coastline of Dubai.
Day 10: February 24: Dubai – Salalah
This morning we will disembark our cruise ship and we will start our day with a tour to visit old Dubai. We will walk through the bustling alleys and souks where you will be surrounded with the aromas of exotic spices and jewelry varying from traditional to the latest designs. We will continue our tour through material market taking a closer look at the wind towers on our way to Abras, local water taxis that will take us across the Creek to the spice and gold souks. Later, in the afternoon, we will transfer to Dubai airport to catch your flight to Salalah.
Day 11: February 25: Salalah
Many scholars believe Salalah is Nephi’s Land of Bountiful. This morning we will visit the fishing village of Taqah, an old town with an interesting castle surrounded by watchtowers and Taqah stone houses. Later, we visit Khor Rori, the side of the ruined city of Samhuram-the capital of ancient Arabia’s frankincense trade. We will also visit the Biblical “Nabi Ayoub” Prophet Job’s Tomb. This evening we will transfer back to the Salalah airport to catch our flight to Muscat. Upon arrival we will transfer to our hotel and overnight.
Day 12: February 26: Muscat
We will spend today and tomorrow touring Muscat, including a visit to the Sultan Qaboos Mosque. Then we will do a photo stop of Al Alam Palace, the official palace of his Majesty Sultan Qaboos. We also plan to visit the colorful Muttrah Souq. Overnight in Muscat.
Day 13: February 27: Muscat – Dubai
Today we will finish touring Muscat before flying to Dubai. Upon arriving into Dubai sometime this afternoon, we will check in to the Madinate Jumeriah Mina A Salam Beach Resort. We will spend two nights here.
Day 14: February 28: Luxury Beach Resort
Today is a free day to relax and enjoy your fantastic beach resort.
Day 15: February 29: Dubai
Today we visit the world’s tallest building. Which is situated in the world’s largest shopping mall. The high-speed elevators travel at 32 feet per second until you reach the observation deck in the world’s tallest building. After visiting Burj Khalifa we will visit Dubai mall (the biggest mall in Dubai) where you will have some time to shop. The adventure then continues with a drive to a Bedouin campsite, right in the heart of the desert. A BBQ dinner will be served at the camp. We then transfer to the Raffles Hotel where we will overnight.
Day 16: March 1: Fly Home
This morning we will fly back to the US.