Sail from the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea and absorb as much history, culture, entertainment and relaxation as can be fit in a single vacation. Starting in one port and ending in another is one way to maximize your cruise experience - combining this with a pre-cruise escorted land-tour to create a cruisetour package, is another!
An escorted land tour before your repositioning cruise offers you a chance to take your explorations a little bit further. You'll feel exhilarated off-roading in the sand dunes outside of Dubai, excited by the camel races as you travel towards Lipsa and enchanted at the waterfalls at Wadi Warrayah.
The most populous city in the Emirates is famous for its luxury architecture and fantastic man-made islands. Take in the sights on a panoramic tour down Sheikh Zayed Road, which runs parallel to the Gulf and is home to countless skyscrapers. You'll also see the world's largest residential development at Jumeirah Beach, the luxury gated community of Emirates Hill, and - of course - Mall of the Emirates, where you can ski indoors!
Ras Al Khaimah
Archaeologists have found evidence of settlers and traders in the area dating back to 5,000 BC. And it's no wonder Ras Al Khaimah is a timeless draw - you'll be mesmerized, excited and relaxed surrounded by the lush flora and scenic landscapes of the peaceful village oasis of Asimah.
The only Emirate located in the Gulf of Oman, Fujairah boasts a striking mountainous landscape that draws nature lovers year-round. You won't be able to resist diving into the crystal clear waters that surround Wadi Warrayah, one of the UAE's most visited waterfalls.