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Cruises to the Middle East

Popular Middle EasternCruise Destinations

  • Abu Dhabi: The capital of the United Arab Emirates is hard to miss—its glittering skyscrapers dwarf the landscape. The rumors are true: You can spend all day in luxury malls, beaches, and golf courses. If you’re up for something different, check out the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital. You’ll learn much about these stunning birds of prey, which were the famed hunting companions of one of the area’s nomadic Bedouins.
  • Muscat: Located along the Arabian Gulf, its older architecture is a sharp contrast to the very modern Abu Dhabi. Be sure to take a shore excursion to see the incredible mosaics in the Grand Mosque of Oman. It’s one of the few city mosques that allow non-Muslim visitors.
  • Suez Canal & Red Sea: Dubai cruises to these bodies of water usually spend more time at sea, but the payoff is well worth it. You will usually have shore excursions to the famed Petra, Jordan—a highlight of any cruise holiday.
  • Holy Land: These cruises usually include stops in Egypt and Israel. This is your chance to see some of the world’s most renowned religious sites, as well as the pyramids of Egypt and the Valley of the Kings.

How should I wander wisely in the Middle East?

  • DressA good rule of thumb is to dress conservatively. Bring some lightweight long-sleeved shirts and slacks to cover your ankles and wrists. Not all places require formal dress, but check the customs of the spots you intend to visit before you pack.
  • PhotosWith such a rich history and awe-inspiring architecture, you’ll want to snap a pic of everything in the Middle East. It can be considered disrespectful to photograph certain buildings as well as women in their traditional dress. When in doubt, rely on your memory to capture amazing moments.

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Hilton Tel Aviv

Hilton Tel Aviv

205 HaYarkon Street, Independence Park, Tel Aviv

    Book a stay at this luxury hotel in Tel Aviv. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the property condition in our reviews. ...

    Hilton Tel Aviv$496

    Jul 22 - Jul 23

    Beach hotel tel aviv

    Beach hotel tel aviv

    156 Hayarkon Street, Tel Aviv

      Book a stay at this beach hotel in Tel Aviv. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and breakfast (surcharge). Popular attractions Gordon Beach and Rothschild Boulevard ...

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      Palace Downtown

      Palace Downtown

      Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed, Boulevard Downtown Dubai, Dubai
      • Free Cancellation
      • Reserve now, pay when you stay
      5.0 out of 5.0

      Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Dubai. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...

      Palace Downtown$204

      Jun 30 - Jul 1

      Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa

      Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa

      Al Fahidi Street, Bur Dubai, Dubai
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      4.0 out of 5.0

      Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Dubai. Enjoy free WiFi, free valet parking, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...

      Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa$48

      Jun 26 - Jun 27

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