Touch down in the ‘Pearl of the Arabian Gulf’, Dubai, and marvel at its heady mix of hot sun, high-rise architecture, and boutique shopping. Abu Dhabi is awash with futuristic skyscrapers and vast shopping malls and yet still retains echoes of its ancient past, while Oman’s capital, Muscat is brimming with culture and history. Be sure to visit some of Bahrain's 170,000 “tumuli” or burial mounds, and its ancient fort with foundations dating from 3000 B.C. Sir Bani Yas Island is a wildlife paradise promising pearl diving, scuba diving, mangrove safaris and water sports. Khasab is home to a stunning 17th century castle, the fascinating Alkmazrh Fort and breathtaking palm groves.
Cruising Waters : Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea
Cruising Countries : Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
Cruising Region : Middle East
Time Zone : In the Middle East four different time zones are used. These time zones span from UTC (GMT) +2 hours to UTC (GMT) +4 hours. Iran sets their standard time as UTC (GMT) +3.5
Local Language : Arabic & English
Major Airports : Dubai International Airport, Kuwait International Airport