On board MS EUROPA 2 from Dubai to Dubai

Fairy tales from the Arabian Nights

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Nowhere else does the world seem to turn as fast as on the Arabian Peninsula, yet ancient traditions are afforded as much respect as ever. From skyscrapers to deserts, experience the magic of the Orient on the EUROPA 2. Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Mina Sulman have become shimmering metropolises with futuristic skylines. But in spite of all this progress, mosques, traditional markets and wooden boats remain impressive monuments to the past. In Oman, Khasab’s mountain Jebel Harim** offers dreamlike panoramic views and the Sultan’s Palace in Muscat seems once to have been a setting for the fairy tales from the Arabian Nights.

from Dubai to Dubai

Cruise dates:from 09.11.2015 to 18.11.2015 (9 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA 2
Cruise number: EUX1533

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This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]

Highlights of this cruise

  • Mina Khalifa and Muscat: cities like those from the Arabian Nights.
  • Teatime** at the luxurious Emirates Palace Hotel.
  • The modern Formula 1 track** in Bahrain.
  • Golf & Cruise voyage with extensive golf package**.



Mon, 09.11.2015

Scheduled flight from Germany to Dubai and transfer to a first-class hotel, overnight stay with breakfast

Arrive a little earlier and explore the boom town in the desert with our pre-cruise programme*. As a typical prelude to your cruise, you can enjoy an overnight stay in a first-class hotel. Board the EUROPA 2 after a city tour through the shimmering metropolis.

Tue, 10.11.2015

Dubai/United Arab Emirates
City tour and transfer to the embarkation point, departure 0.00 hrs

Wed, 11.11.2015

Abu Dhabi/United Arab Emirates , 8.00 – 19.00 hrs

Abu Dhabi
Visible even at night, the skyline of Abu Dhabi reaches to the heavens – the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and its fine decorative artwork stand in contrast. Enjoy the stylish luxury of this metropolis over tea** in the Emirates Palace Hotel.

Thu, 12.11.2015

Doha/Qatar , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

This former fishing village has become an exciting city with majestic boulevards and parks. On a boat trip that takes in the skyline** in a dhow, a traditional wooden boat, you can enjoy spectacular views of the futuristic city panorama.

Fri, 13.11.2015

Mina Khalifa (Menama)/Bahrain, 6.00 – 22.00 hrs

Mina Khalifa (Menama)/Bahrain
As the skyscrapers extend into the heavens and the traditional souk draws you to the old town with its exotic wares, take a city tour** and marvel at the Arab culture as you visit sights including the Al-Fateh Grand Mosque and the Bahrain Fort. Enjoy some fast-paced fun on a thrilling Landrover drive around an all-terrain-vehicle test course**.

Sat, 14.11.2015

Relaxation at sea

Sun, 15.11.2015

Khasab/Musandam/Oman , 6.00 – 15.00 hrs

This port city is the gateway to the picturesque fjords of the Musandam Peninsula. Set out in an all-terrain vehicle from the remote mountain world of Jebel Harim**, the highest peak on the peninsula, and take in the breathtaking panorama.

Mon, 16.11.2015

Muscat/Oman , 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

The capital city of Oman will welcome you with the impressive Sultan’s Palace, towering majestically over the bay of Muscat. Traditional teatime at the Al Bustan Palace Hotel** is a perfect way to experience the stylish ambience of one of the finest hotels in the world. Alternatively, take a relaxed catamaran trip along the coast** for a refreshing swim in the sea.

Tue, 17.11.2015

Dubai/United Arab Emirates, arrival 15.00 hrs
Overnight stay on board

In Dubai, you will find both personal discoveries and great adventures. On a desert safari**, you can traverse high dunes to watch the setting sun, whose rays bathe the sand in magical light. Then you can dine on carpets in an oriental camp in the heart of the desert. A highlight worthy of a fairy tale before you fly back to Germany on the following day.

Wed, 18.11.2015

Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

* The pre-cruise programme is not included in the cruise price.
** The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

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Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.

Following programmes we offer in German:


Golf cruise – fantastic greens in Arabia

Wed 11.11 – Abu Dhabi – Yas Links GC
Designed by Kyle Phillips this course honors the traditions of the game, demands respect, yet offers so much. A course that celebrates the best in Links design, utilizes the unique weather conditions and complements its natural surroundings - Unique in style, in design, in character – 7.450 demanding yards.

Thu 12.11 – Doha – Doha GC
Numerous imposing limestone formations and an abundance of lush green fairways form a striking contrast to the desert on this course, where the annual European and Asian PGA Tour Qatar Masters is held.

Mon 16.11 – Muscat – Almouj Golf
This links course, designed by Greg Norman, has a unique character; it is very easy to be distracted by the panoramic view of the sea and the spectacular views of the Al-Hajar mountain range, which seems close enough to touch.