Arabian Adventure: 13 Night Fly, Stay & Cruise

Flights + 2 Nights in Dubai + 11 Night United Arab Emirates, Bahrain & Oman Cruise + Sunset Desert Safari

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
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Cruise -  Dubai - Family
Dubai - Dubai Creek looking towards Bur Dubai
Desert Safari
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Lirica on deck
Cruise- Dubai - Girls on Beach
Overlooking Muscat Oman
Grand Mosque Muscat Oman
Doha Qatar
Oman Muscat
Dubai - Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Downtown and Burj Khalifa
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Embark on an exploration of the senses when you journey to the Arabian Peninsula, home to a rich and ancient history, futuristic skyscrapers, vivid blue waters & streets laden with aromatic spice stalls on this 13-night Arabian Fly, Stay & Cruise holiday.

Discover the iconic city of Dubai with its inspiring skyline, glitzy shops and scores of fantastic restaurants. From the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Kahlifa, take in remarkable views as far as the eye can see, shop till you drop at the world’s largest mall and be treated to an exhilarating Desert Safari experience.

It’s then time to embark on MSC Lirica for your 7-night cruise around the magnificent Persian Gulf. Your days at sea offer plenty of time to relax and enjoy the excellent onboard facilities in between visiting some of the most famous locations in the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain and Qatar.


  • Experience awe-inspiring icons such as Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, flanked by record-breaking attractions like the gargantuan Dubai Mall and spectacular Dubai Fountain
  • Watch the full glory of the sunset over the dunes before enjoying a sumptuous dinner under the stars
  • Visit the stunning Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, a spectacular symbol of Islamic pride with snowy-white domes and minarets that dominate the entrance to the capital of the UAE
  • Soak in the majesty of the port of Muscat in Oman from the vantage of the three magnificent forts
  • Take a 4x4 ride and wonder at the incredible lost city of Ubar during a visit to Salalah
  • Visit Bahrain with its charming coffee houses, marvelous mosques and the chance to sail on a traditional dhow
  • Tour the "Garden City" of Al Ain, known for its swaying palms and archaeological remnants from the Bronze age


  • Return economy class airfare to Dubai including checked baggage with Emirates
  • Arrival transfers
  • 2 nights 5 star accommodation at the Shangri La Hotel Dubai
  • 11 night Arabian cruise onboard MSC Lirica
  • Most meals & entertainment while onboard
  • Port Charges, Fees and Airport Taxes
  • Bonus Sunset Desert Safari Tour with dinner
  • Bonus Half-Day City Tour
  • More dates available*


  • Multiple shore excursion options available

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Fly to Dubai, UAE

Depart Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane to Dubai. On arrival you'll be met by your transfer and taken to your hotel.


Dubai, UAE

The morning is yours at leisure. In the afternoon set off an a half-day tour; impressive architecture and a glimpse of historic Dubai are the highlights of this tour. See the Palm Jumeirah before continuing on to Jumeirah beach and the Burj Al Arab. Wander along Dubai Creek and visit a Gold Souk and Spice Souk.

This evening go off-road for an exhilarating experience in the beautiful Arabian Desert. Watch the full glory of a sunset over the dunes, and then relax in comfort at a desert campsite. Ride a camel, smoke aromatic shisha from a water pipe, sand surf, and take a picture in traditional Arabian dress. For the grand finale, take in a sumptuous 3-course feast, accompanied by entertainment from a belly dancer and the soft tones of Arabian folk music under a peaceful moonlit sky.


Dubai - Embark MSC Lirica

With an overnight stop in Dubai you have more time to see this great city! Shop till you drop at Dubai mall, see the fountains or head to Jumeirah Beach for the day.


Dubai, UAE

Today you bid farewell to Dubai as you make your way to capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi!


Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dotted with stunning architecture, fishing villages, adventure parks, skyrises, jaw-dropping hotels, global restaurants and woven together with traditional Emirati traditions, Abu Dhabi should not be overlooked in the shadow of its glitzier neighbor Dubai.


Sir Bani Yas Is, UAE

Sitting in the Persian Gulf this tiny desert island is home to beautiful flora and fauna. Sir Bani Yas Island is one of the largest natural islands in Abu Dhabi and is one of the eight islands collectively known as Desert Islands. Its a nature based destination with wildlife, archaeological sites and adventure activities.


Khasab, Oman

Due to its strategic location, beautiful mountains capes and fjord-like craggy inlets, Khasab is well-known for its outdoor activities (including sensational dolphin tours). Be sure to try a dhow boat cruise and witness the beautiful Oman Fjords.


Muscat, Oman

Muscat is situated on the Gulf of Oman and is a enormously important Arabic city that is quickly becoming one of the regions hot spots. Surrounded by the domineering Al Hajar Mountains, Muscat is a hive of contemporary and traditional culture and design that make for some amazing places to experience.


Muscat, Oman

Today you can further explore Muscat with ample time to visit the sites, like the fish market, the Portuguese fort and, above all, Muttrah’s Souq.


At sea



This country, with a thousand-year-old culture, is also called “the kingdom of the two seas”, because its waters border with those of Qatar to the south and Saudi Arabia to the west. Must see places here include the Qalat al Bahrain Fort and Manama City


Doha, Qatar

In the historical centre of Doha you will find a suq where everything – from camels to gold – can be exchanged, and the Al Khoot fortress, dating back to the end of the nineteenth century and now converted into a museum. The city is preparing to host the 2022 World Cup, enhancing its already awesome skyline with new super modern skyscrapers.


Dubai, UAE

Known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene there really is an endless array of activities to do and sights to see on your last day in Dubai. Why not visit the Al Fahidi neighborhood for a glimpse into what Dubai life was like before the Emirates were formed. If food is more your thing, be sure not to miss the Dubai Spice Souk. Haggling is expected and welcome at this massive open-air spice market where vendors peddle saffron, Persian dried limes, barberries, and Middle Eastern spice mixes.


Disembark MSC Lirica - Fly home to Australia

Today marks the end of your amazing journey as you disembark your ship in the morning and make your way to the airport for your flight back to Australia.


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  • Package is based on twin share. Triple, quad and solo maybe available.
  • Price is valid for travel on the date shown – *alternative dates are available at additional cost & itinerary may vary slightly.
  • Hotel and cruise accommodation is based on category specified, upgrades maybe available at an additional cost.
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