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The 7 Night Oman & The Uae Cruise from Dubai, United Arab Emirates visits Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Sir Bani Yas, United Arab Emirates; Muscat, Oman; Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port.
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7 Night Oman & The Uae Cruise
Itinerary Overview
Explore Jewel of the Seas
Day 1 - 2 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Day 3 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Day 4 - Sir Bani Yas, United Arab Emirates
Day 5 - Cruising
Day 6 - Muscat, Oman
Day 7 - 8 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Aerial View
Aerial view of Abu Dhabi from a helicopter
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7 Night Oman & The Uae Cruise

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Leaving from
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Onboard
Jewel of the Seas
Day Port
1 - 2
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
From Day 1, - Day 2, 5:00 PM
3
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
From 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
4
Sir Bani Yas, United Arab Emirates
Tendered from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
5
Cruising
Day at sea
6
Muscat, Oman
From 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7 - 8
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
From Day 7, 2:00 PM - Day 8,
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Jewel of the Seas
After a day spent wandering new shores, dive into a world of thrills on Jewel of the Seas®. Scale the Rock Climbing Wall or catch a movie on the poolside screen. Grab your playbill for West End to Broadway and raise a glass at Vintages. It's time to go all-in on adventure.

DECKED OUT FOR ADVENTURE

Discover countless ways to spend your days between ports, like fueling friendly competition in a round of mini golf and taking adventure to new heights on the Rock Climbing Wall. If you're after laid back lounging, catch a movie on the poolside screen or check into Vitality℠ at Sea Spa and Fitness Center.

DIG INTO DARING

Whether you're sipping wines from around the world at Vintages, savoring fresh-rolled sushi at Izumi, indulging in prime steaks at Chops Grille℠ or sitting down to a five-course epicurean adventure at Chef's Table, you're bound to find flavors as thrilling as the shores you'll explore.

NOT THE SAME OLD SONG & DANCE

Travel from London's West End to New York City in West End to Broadway, a cross-continental celebration of music theater production. And journey from ancient Atlantis to colorful India in the celestial show City of Dreams. On this ship, every show's a hit.

Day 1 - 2: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Day 1 - 2
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Artificial palm island
Things to do in
Dubai
From Day 1, - Day 2, 5:00 PM
Dubai, one of the seven territories that make up the United Arab Emirates, is a sprawling multicultural city that has grown enormously in recent decades. Here, you'll find everything you could possibly ask for in a modern metropolis: world-class shopping, architectural triumphs and luxurious ways to dine and relax. Cruise to Dubai and stroll along the Dubai Marina waterfront past the many large yachts and futuristic high-rises. Relax on the sandy beach at Kite Beach or Sunset Beach, overlooking the iconic sail-shaped hotel Burj Al Arab. Explore the charming Souq Madinat Jumeirah village, with its network of canals that pass Arabian-style hotels and lush gardens. Then, check out the Al Fahidi historical neighborhood and its distinctive sand-colored traditional buildings.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates Al Fahidi Historical District
Woman in traditional muslim black dress in old arabic city district with mosque minaret in Al Fahidi Historical District of Dubai

Old Ways Still Alive

Stroll around the nicely restored Al Fahidi Historical District, where you can get an impression of life in this emirate before oil was discovered in the 1960s. Explore the narrow walking lanes with their sand-colored houses, cafes and galleries. Then visit Dubai Museum, built in 1787 and the oldest existing building in Dubai.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates Aerial Views Of City
Aerial views of the city of Dubai from the top of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper

On Top of the World

Stand on the Burj Khalifa for breathtaking views of this extraordinary city. At 828 meters, this narrow tower is the world's tallest so far. It has an observation deck on the 124th and the 148th floor, and a restaurant-bar on the 122nd. Book tickets well in advance.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates Class Buildings
Classic historical buildings in Dubai before the oil boom in the 1960s

Maze of Modern Life

Head to Madinat Jumeirah, one of Dubai's most attractive developments. With your Dubai cruise, stroll along the desert-colored villas and hotels, alongside waterways with palms, banana trees and bougainvillea. Sit down in one of the trendy local cafes for a refreshing fruit juice. At the heart of this modern village lies Souq Madinat Jumeirah, a maze-like bazaar with shops lining wood-framed walkways.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates Grilled Meat Shawarma
Cooking grilled meat shawarma to make hot kebabs, a typical street food in Dubai

Local Cuisine

You'll be able to find food from anywhere around the globe here — but focus on the local fare for the most authentic experience with Dubai cruises. While you're out on the town, pick up a shawarma, shaved strips of spicy spit-roasted meat served in pita bread. Try manousheh, a flatbread topped with local Akkawi cheese and za'atar herbs. Slate your sweet tooth with luqaimat, fried dough balls spiced with saffron and cardamom.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates Carpets Market
Carpets found in the markets of Dubai

Shopping

Pick one of the large number of malls in this shopping Mecca. There's Dubai Mall, the world's largest shopping center, as well as the Mall of Emirates. For a more traditional experience, browse the colorful souqs in Bur Dubai and Deira for Persian carpets, Arabic coffee pots and other trinkets.

Day 3: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Day 3
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Desert
The orange sand desert in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Things to do in
Abu Dhabi
From 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Once a small fishing village, the capital of the United Arab Emirates today is one of the world's most modern, cosmopolitan city. Cruise to Abu Dhabi and visit the Heritage Village to step back in time to a pre-oil desert lifestyle. Admire the fascinating museum exhibits, explore the Bedouin encampment and browse the small shops in the rebuilt traditional souq village. Next, relax on the sandy Saadiyat or Yas public beach and take a dip in the warm, turquoise sea water. End your visit with a tour of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, an architectural marvel with gold-plated chandeliers and the world's largest hand-woven carpet.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Mosque
The Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Majestic Mosque

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is constructed with 100,000 tons of white Greek and Macedonian marble and can accommodate 40,000 worshippers. It's one of the few mosques in the region open to non-Muslims. Admire the 1,000 pillars, the floral designs inlaid with semi-precious stones and the 80 marble domes.
Insider tip
Most restaurant bills will include an additional 10 percent service charge and another 10 percent municipality tax.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Louvre Building Exterior
The modern museum called the Abu Dhabi Louvre in Saadiyat Island

Story of Humanity

Head to Saadiyat Island, where the Abu Dhabi Louvre opened in November 2017 in an extraordinary building designed by notable architect Jean Nouvel. The museum's art works encompass the history of civilization. There are also special exhibition spaces, a Children's Museum, restaurants and retail shops.
Insider tip
Taxis are plentiful and relatively cheap in Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Mangroves for Kayaking
View from above of the mangroves in Abu Dhabi

Water Labyrinths

Go kayaking or join a boat trip to the Eastern Mangroves off the northeast coast of Abu Dhabi. Cruise to Abu Dhabi and paddle or sail along the narrow labyrinths of the subtropical mangroves. Keep your eye out for crabs, turtles, fish, shrimps and birds.
Insider tip
Don't underestimate the long and hot summers — plan a mix of outdoor and indoor activities.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Cuisine Dining Chicken Tagine
Local cuisine in Abu Dhabi is chicken tagine with preserved lemon and green olives

Local Cuisine

As a home for a wide array of expatriate communities, Abu Dhabi's cuisine is delightfully varied. Seek out Moroccan tagine, meat cooked with fragrant spices in an earthenware pot, or Lebanese zataar-crusted rack of lamb. Or head to Hakkasan for high-end takes on Chinese classics, like Peking duck with caviar or grilled Wagyu beef with soy.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Handmade Pillow
Handmade pillows sold at the local markets in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Shopping

There are many ultra-modern shopping malls with the most luxurious tax-free items. Head to The Galleria at Maryah Island or Avenue at Etihad Towers for an exquisite shopping experience during your Abu Dhabi cruise. If you're looking for traditional handicrafts, perfumes and sweets, visit Souk Qaryat Al Beri, the Women's Handicraft Centre or Abu Dhabi Heritage Village.

Day 4: Sir Bani Yas, United Arab Emirates

Day 4
Sir Bani Yas
United Arab Emirates
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Sir Bani Yas, United Arab Emirates Clear Water
Beautiful clear water of the beach in Sir Bani Yas, United Arab Emirates
Things to do in
Sir Bani Yas
Tendered from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The best-known of the Desert Islands, just off the coast of Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas is packed full of the grandeur of the Middle East's landscapes and wildlife. Dedicated as a nature preserve in the 1970s, the island revolves around outdoor adventure. Book a 4x4 excursion at Arabian Wildlife Park and spot some of the 10,000 free-roaming animals that call this spot home, including giraffes, ostriches and gazelles. Check out Sir Bani Yas stables: From here, you can take a horseback ride along the shoreline, with sweeping views of the Persian Gulf. Cruise to Sir Bani Yas and step back into ancient history at the archaeological site of a 7th-century A.D. church and monastery that was discovered here in 1992.
Sir Bani Yas, United Arab Emirates Cheetah
A cheetah walking around peafowls on Sir Bani Yas, United Arab Emirates

Born to Be Wild

Take an exciting 4x4 vehicle tour of the Arabian Wildlife Park and spot some of the free-roaming wildlife. Look out for the oryx (a cousin of the African antelope), Barbary sheep, ostriches, sand gazelles, cheetahs and giraffes. In between wildlife sightings, admire some of the serene desert landscapes. There's a viewing platform you can take advantage of for supreme pictures.
Insider tip
Bring binoculars if you'd like to spot wildlife.
Sir Bani Yas, United Arab Emirates Mountain Landscape
Landscape of trees and mountains in Sir Bani Yas, United Arab Emirates

Desert Disciples

Visit the United Arab Emirates' only ancient Christian monastic archaeological site on the eastern side of the island. The Sir Bani Yas Church and Monastery is believed to have been built around 600 A.D. and was discovered during excavations in 1992, but archaeologists are still unearthing treasures. A tour will give you a fascinating understanding of the area's history.
Insider tip
Keep in mind that the summers are extremely long and hot in the UAE.
Sir Bani Yas, United Arab Emirates Sea Landscape
Sea landscape with canoes in the background on Sir Bani Yas, United Arab Emirates

Get Into the Gulf

Step in a kayak to observe the captivating mangrove trees from close by. Watch the elegant flamingos in the shallows, and encounter schools of flying fish while you paddle through the tranquil waters. You can go paddle boarding as well, or take a swim in the warm sea water during your cruise vacation.
Insider tip
Bring water shoes if you want to swim because the beaches are covered in shells and rocks.
Sir Bani Yas, United Arab Emirates Chicken Mandi
Chicken mandi, traditional seasoned rice Arab food in Sir Bani Yas, United Arab Emirates

Local Cuisine

Sample the sumptuous cuisine at the hotel restaurants, managed by hospitality group Anantara. Savannah Grill serves gourmet delicacies from the African continent, and the Al Shams Restaurant and Bar offers authentic Arab dishes. Enjoy chicken mandi — a half chicken coated with cumin, cardamom and other spices, served over rice with almonds and raisins — with a glass of champagne and the lapping sounds of the ocean in the background.
Sir Bani Yas, United Arab Emirates Oriental Shoes
Rows of typical oriental shoes at a market in Sir Bani Yas, United Arab Emirates

Shopping

As opposed to most other destinations in the United Arab Emirates and in the rest of the Persian Gulf region, Sir Bani Yas isn't overflowing with malls. The Desert Islands Resort and Spa by Anantara features a small souvenirs shop. Cruise to Sir Bani Yas and pick up a lovely silk shawl, a handpainted lamp or ornate shoes for your journey home.

Day 5: Cruising

Day 5
Cruising
At Sea
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Girl Climbing the Rock Wall During the Day
Girl Climbing the Rock Wall while Parents Watch
CAN'T MISS FAVORITES
Man Arrive on the top of the Rock Wall
Man Climbing Down the Rock Wall

Rock Climbing Wall

Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.
Woman Putting with her Family
Family Playing Mini Golf Onboard

Mini Golf

Hit the links on the high seas! Refine your mini-golf game on a green that overlooks a sea of blue. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

Day 6: Muscat, Oman

Day 6
Muscat
Oman
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Muscat, Oman Religion Clear Sky Mosque
Views of the city of Muscat, Oman with clear skies and views of mosques and city buildings
Things to do in
Muscat
From 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
In Muscat, Oman's attractive capital, you'll find a city steeped in the medieval heritage of the Middle East. Stroll along the picturesque waterfront Mutrah Corniche, with the brilliant blue sea on one side, eastern-style white buildings lining the street on the other and the arid Hajar mountains in the background. Stop at the Mutrah souq, a traditional Arab market (closed in the afternoon) where you can buy Omani and Indian artifacts and antiques. Don't miss the stately Grand Mosque — the immense Persian carpet in the main prayer hall took a whole four years to weave. Cruise to Muscat and check out the Al Alam Palace with its blue and gold facade, and see the sand-colored 16th-century Portuguese forts nearby.
Muscat, Oman Fort Ocean
Impressive twin forts called Fort Al-Jalali at the entrance of Old Muscat's harbor near Sultan Qaboos palace in Muscat, Oman

Portuguese Past

The Portuguese occupiers built the impressive Al Jalali and Al Mirani Fort in the 16th century. Although they're closed to the public, they're a stunning backdrop for stroll along the harbor. The forts are on both sides high on the cliffs guarding the city's entrance.
Insider tip
Muscat's non-airport taxis are orange and white and don't have meters. Agree on the rate before you get in.
Muscat, Oman Fort Oceans
Impressive twin forts called Fort Al-Jalali at the entrance of Old Muscat's harbor near Sultan Qaboos palace in Muscat, Oman

Play Sultan

Visit the Grand Mosque (open in the morning), a gift to the nation from Sultan Qaboos and a mix of Omani, Islamic and modern architecture. It can accommodate 20,000 worshippers and has a rich prayer hall, an elaborate chandelier and a huge Persian carpet that took four years to weave.
Insider tip
There are numerous ATMs throughout Muscat where you can get Omani Rial (OMR).
Muscat, Oman National Museum
The National Museum entrance in Muscat, Oman

Picturesque Heritage

Learn more about Oman's past in the elegant New National Museum in Old Muscat. Browse the beautifully presented archaeological artifacts, manuscripts and ship models during your Muscat cruise. When you're done, snap a photo of the Al Alam Palace with its blue and gold pillars opposite the museum.
Insider tip
Cover your legs and shoulders outside beach and pool areas to respect the local customs.
Muscat, Oman Arabic Food
A traditional arabic meal with rice, meats, and sauces

Local Cuisine

The traditional dish of Oman is majboos (also called kabsa), basmati rice with spicy beef, chicken or fish — typically local-caught lobster, mackerel or red snapper — served with yogurt sauce. Perk up with a cup of kahwa, the local coffee mixed with cardamom powder, served alongside dates and sweets after a meal.
Muscat, Oman Colorful Lanterns
Beautiful and colorful decorative lamp shade lanterns being sold at the Muttrah Square in Muscat, Oman

Shopping

Head to Mutrah Souq, Muscat's oldest market and one of the most characterful souqs in the region. Cruise to Muscat and browse a variety of goods and souvenirs like frankincense, perfumes, gold and silver jewelry, Omani hats and ornate decorative lamps with traditional geometric patterns. You can also shop in The Avenues or one of the other big modern malls for more modern retail therapy.

Day 7 - 8: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Day 7 - 8
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates Burj Al Arab
The Burj Al Arab with palm trees and water seen from Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Things to do in
Dubai
From Day 7, 2:00 PM - Day 8,
Dubai, one of the seven territories that make up the United Arab Emirates, is a sprawling multicultural city that has grown enormously in recent decades. Here, you'll find everything you could possibly ask for in a modern metropolis: world-class shopping, architectural triumphs and luxurious ways to dine and relax. Cruise to Dubai and stroll along the Dubai Marina waterfront past the many large yachts and futuristic high-rises. Relax on the sandy beach at Kite Beach or Sunset Beach, overlooking the iconic sail-shaped hotel Burj Al Arab. Explore the charming Souq Madinat Jumeirah village, with its network of canals that pass Arabian-style hotels and lush gardens. Then, check out the Al Fahidi historical neighborhood and its distinctive sand-colored traditional buildings.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates Al Fahidi Historical District
Woman in traditional muslim black dress in old arabic city district with mosque minaret in Al Fahidi Historical District of Dubai

Old Ways Still Alive

Stroll around the nicely restored Al Fahidi Historical District, where you can get an impression of life in this emirate before oil was discovered in the 1960s. Explore the narrow walking lanes with their sand-colored houses, cafes and galleries. Then visit Dubai Museum, built in 1787 and the oldest existing building in Dubai.
Insider tip
Don't underestimate the heat — try to avoid being outdoors for long periods during the day. The malls are a great indoor foray.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates Aerial Views Of City
Aerial views of the city of Dubai from the top of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper

On Top of the World

Stand on the Burj Khalifa for breathtaking views of this extraordinary city. At 828 meters, this narrow tower is the world's tallest so far. It has an observation deck on the 124th and the 148th floor, and a restaurant-bar on the 122nd. Book tickets well in advance.
Insider tip
Dubai has an excellent metro system. Taxis are metered, air-conditioned and relatively inexpensive.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates Class Buildings
Classic historical buildings in Dubai before the oil boom in the 1960s

Maze of Modern Life

Head to Madinat Jumeirah, one of Dubai's most attractive developments. With your Dubai cruise, stroll along the desert-colored villas and hotels, alongside waterways with palms, banana trees and bougainvillea. Sit down in one of the trendy local cafes for a refreshing fruit juice. At the heart of this modern village lies Souq Madinat Jumeirah, a maze-like bazaar with shops lining wood-framed walkways.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates Grilled Meat Shawarma
Cooking grilled meat shawarma to make hot kebabs, a typical street food in Dubai

Local Cuisine

You'll be able to find food from anywhere around the globe here — but focus on the local fare for the most authentic experience with Dubai cruises. While you're out on the town, pick up a shawarma, shaved strips of spicy spit-roasted meat served in pita bread. Try manousheh, a flatbread topped with local Akkawi cheese and za'atar herbs. Slate your sweet tooth with luqaimat, fried dough balls spiced with saffron and cardamom.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates Carpets Market
Carpets found in the markets of Dubai

Shopping

Pick one of the large number of malls in this shopping Mecca. There's Dubai Mall, the world's largest shopping center, as well as the Mall of Emirates. For a more traditional experience, browse the colorful souqs in Bur Dubai and Deira for Persian carpets, Arabic coffee pots and other trinkets.

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