Desert Days - 7 Nights

Indulge in an unforgettable voyage through the mesmerizing Arabian Gulf, where Arabian hospitality meets unrivalled luxury. Set sail on a 7 Night Cruise that will take you from the vibrant city of Doha to the fascinating archipelagos of Bahrain. Be dazzled by the opulent metropolis of Dubai. Explore the forts and fjords of Khasab, before taking a safari to observe some of Arabia’s dazzling and varied wildlife on Sir Bani Yas Island. Sail on to discover the grandeur of Abu Dhabi and return to captivating Doha to explore what Qatar has to offer. Throughout your journey, be pampered with exceptional service, exquisite dining, and world-class entertainment, weaving memories that will last a lifetime.

Please note – the initial sailing has different departure times to all further sailings (listed in parentheses if different).

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1 Doha (Qatar)
2 Khalifa Bin Salman (Bahrain)
3 Dubai (UAE)
4 Khasab (Oman)
5 Sir Bani Yas Island (UAE)
6 Abu Dhabi (UAE)
7 Doha (Qatar)
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Cruise itinerary

At-a-Glance Itinerary
Day 1 - Saturday
Depart 17:00 (21:00)

Doha

(Qatar)

Immerse yourself in the vibrant blend of tradition and modernity as you begin your journey from the dazzling city of Doha. As the departure port for your 7 Night Persian Odyssey around the Arabian Gulf, Doha sets the stage for an unforgettable adventure, where Arabian hospitality and luxury await. With its gleaming skyscrapers, bustling souks, and stunning waterfront promenades, Doha is a destination that will captivate your senses. Discover the rich culture and heritage of Qatar as you explore its magnificent museums, stroll along the Corniche, and indulge in exquisite cuisine.

Day 2 - Sunday
Arrive 08:30 (11:30) | Depart 17:00

Khalifa

Bin Salman (Bahrain)

Nestled in the heart of the Arabian Gulf, Bahrain beckons with its blend of tradition and modern. As your cruise ship docks at Khalifa Bin Salman port, you’ll find yourself stepping into a world where history meets luxury. Explore the vibrant streets lined with bustling souks, where the aroma of exotic spices fills the air. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage as you wander through ancient forts and visit the mesmerizing Bahrain National Museum. Indulge in the exquisite flavors of local cuisine and unwind on pristine beaches. Bahrain promises an unforgettable adventure for the discerning traveler.

Day 3 & 4 - Monday & Tuesday
Arrive 14:00 | Depart 19:00

Dubai

(UAE)

Cutting-edge architecture. Luxury hotels. Fast cars. Designer shops. Immerse yourself in the lifestyle of the rich and famous in the iconic port of Dubai. Step into a scene where the world’s tallest building kisses the sky, while bustling souks offer a treasure trove of wonders from exotic spices to statement jewellery. Get ready to haggle as you navigate through vibrant streets, and let the allure of this desert oasis captivate your senses.

Day 5 - Wednesday
Arrive 08:00 | Depart 18:00

Khasab

(Oman)

As the warm breezes of the Gulf of Arabia usher us to Khasab, the ‘Norway of Arabia’ awaits with its rugged fjords and crystal-clear waters. Embark on a day of discovery in this Omani jewel; where ancient forts guard the silent desert and dolphins dance along traditional dhow cruises. Delve into the local culture, savor the serenity, and witness the seamless blend of natural splendor and rich history that Khasab proudly offers.
*Tendering weather permitting

Day 6 - Thursday
Arrive 13:00 | Depart 20:00

Sir

Bani Yas Island (UAE)

Go wild for this island oasis, where nature and luxury intertwine on the shores of the Arabian Gulf. One of the eight desert islands of Al Dhafra, it offers a unique escape where you can get up close to thousands of free-roaming animals at the Arabian Wildlife Park, including gazelles, hyenas and cheetahs. Explore the island’s heritage sites or head to one of its pristine beaches: perfect for sunbathing, snorkelling, or, in the case of Al Yamm beach, watching flamingos in a nearby lagoon. This truly is a nature lover’s paradise.

Day 7 - Friday
Arrive 08:00 | Depart 19:00

Abu

Dhabi (UAE)

Discover the majestic allure of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE. Set on an island and connected to the mainland by a series of bridges, this opulent oasis presents a striking tableau of spectacular architecture and serene shorelines. An ideal destination for basking in the warm winter sun, its beautiful beaches give way to luxurious waterfront hospitality and a rich tapestry of cultural landmarks. Experience an irresistible blend of tradition and innovation, with a day of exploration like no other.

Day 8 - Saturday
Arrive 08:00

Doha

(Qatar)

Step off your 7 Night cruise and into multicultural Doha, where tradition and innovation go hand in hand. Stock up on spices in the souks, or indulge in a spot of retail therapy at one of the city’s shopping malls. Marvel at the city skyline with its futuristic skyscrapers as you take a stroll along the Corniche. And feast on cuisines from around the world at one of the many lively waterfront cafes and restaurants.

Amazing excursions carefully curated

Half Day

4×4 Extreme Adventure Tour

BAH-06 Learn More
Half Day

A cultural journey through Doha

DOH-01 Learn More
Half day

Abu Dhabi Dhow Cruise

AUH-09 Learn More
Half day

Abu Dhabi Sightseeing & Tea HD

AUH-03 Learn More
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Half Day

Discover Doha Your Way HD

DOH-09 Learn More
excursion
Half Day

Discover Doha by sea

DOH-07 Learn More
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Half Day

Discover panoramic Doha with spice mixing experience (AE)

DOH-05 Learn More
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Full Time

Discover B12 Beach Club

DOH-04 Learn More
excursion
Half Day

Discover Katara Village with High Tea

DOH-02 Learn More
Half Day

Discover the desert and inland sea

DOH-03 Learn More
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Half Day

Discover Msheireb Museum, Downtown and Souq Waqif

DOH-06 Learn More
Half day

Dune drive safari

DUB-02 Learn More
Half day

Grand Tour of Abu Dhabi

AUH-01 Learn More
Half day

Swan Boat Experience 4 Seater (40 mins) (S.O.B)

SBY-10 Learn More
Half Day

Discover Qatar Museums

DOH-08 Learn More
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Two days

Dubai Grand Tour

DUB-10 Learn More
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Half Day

Dubai Sand Dune Adventure with Sunset in the Desert and Night Show

DUB-07 Learn More
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New Wonders of Dubai

DUB-01 Learn More
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Full day

New and Old Dubai

DUB-08 Learn More
excursion
Full day

Old Dubai

DUB-04 Learn More
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Half day

Tour of Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall (Afternoon)

DUB-06E Learn More
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Half day

Tour of Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall (Morning)

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Full day

Seaworld Yas Island Tour

AUH-08 Learn More
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Full Day

Bahrain Grand Tour

BAH-08 Learn More
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Half Day

Karting Experience

BAH-09 Learn More
excursion
Full Day

Mosques, museums and mezze in Manama

BAH-07 Learn More
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Half Day

Panoramic City Tour

BAH-10 Learn More
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Half Day

Pearling Pathway Tour

BAH-11 Learn More
Full day

Explore Khasab by Land and Sea

KHS-02 Learn More
Half day

Dhow Cruise in Fjords

KHS-01 Learn More
Full day

Jeep and Dhow Experience

KHS-07 Learn More
Half day

Snorkelling at Arabian Fjords

KHS-04 Learn More
Half day

Zipline Adventure Experience

KHS-06 Learn More
Half day

Icons of Abu Dhabi

AUH-05 Learn More
Half day

Yas Marina Circuit Tour with panoramic drive in Abu Dhabi

AUH-06 Learn More
Half day

Island Nature Reserve 4×4

SBY-01 Learn More
Half day

Mini Island Tour and Archeological Sites

SBY-02 Learn More
Half day

Red Shark Waterbike (S.O.B)

SBY-11 Learn More
Half day

Water Bike Experience (S.O.B)

SBY-06 Learn More