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Opting to go on a Dubai and United Arab Emirates (UAE) cruise will open the doors to an experience of a lifetime, and here at Cruise Nation we have some of the best Dubai & Emirates cruise deals and offers available on the market.

One of the cruise ship capitals of the world, Dubai and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) sees more than 500,000 cruise passengers sail through each year. From mirage-like desert cities to tropical island paradises, luxury shopping experiences to local culture and haggling in the markets of the old towns, a cruise to Dubai and the United Arab Emirates offers an Arabian adventure unlike any other.


With the beautiful Dubai coastline, and the innovative and exciting sights of the United Arab Emirates, there are a multitude of wonderful attractions included on a cruise to this part of the world. Mixed together with the luxurious cruise ships and tantalising food and drinks packages we have available, every cruise trip to Dubai and the UAE is packed full with enjoyment and adventure.


An icon of innovation and modernity in the Middle East, Dubai (UAE) has become one of the most popular cruise destinations in the world. With famous attractions like the beautiful Jumeriah Mosque, and the world’s largest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa, there is little wonder why Dubai captivates millions of tourists every year. Dubai is also one of the major shopping capitals in the Middle East - offering a fabulous mix of luxury boutiques and designer brands.


Famed for its hot climates, glorious beaches, and exceptional cultural attractions, the UAE is wonderfully diverse. Abu Dhabi, the second most populous city in the UAE, delivers an unbeatable range of leisure activities - from golf, to motorsports, and even a range of world-class museums and art galleries. Situated in South of the Persian Gulf - you are guaranteed warm weather and unrivalled hospitality.


Whether you want to shop in the luxury boutiques of the world's largest mall, ride a camel through the desert on your very own Lawrence of Arabia adventure or get the adrenaline racing at one of the UAE's huge theme parks, those on a cruise to Dubai and the United Arab Emirates should prepare to be entertained!

Cruise-goers of all ages will love the wide array of activities and exciting day excursions on offer in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sir Bani Yas Island, including sand-boarding, water-parks, desert 4x4 driving experiences, diving and snorkelling and even skiing or snowboarding at the world's largest indoor ski slope.

Ports of Call on a Dubai and Emirates Cruise


Stepping off your luxury cruise liner at the glamorous Dubai Cruise Terminal at Port Rashid sets the tone for the rest of the city - Dubai is stylish, larger-than-life and oozes luxury from every angle.

Known as the jewel in the Emirate's crown, Dubai has become an incredibly popular holiday destination for travellers from the UK, and there is no better way to experience the city and beyond than on one of our Dubai and the Emirates cruises.  The "Pearl of the Arabian Gulf", this is a city that appears to easily mix modern and traditional life. Where else in the world can you relax Dubai is also home to the world’s only seven-star hotel - the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab - in the morning, scale the tallest building in the world in the afternoon and disappear off into the golden sand dunes of the Arabian Desert for a night sleeping under the stars?

Abu Dhabi

The capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi beautifully mixes history, culture and tradition with a wide range of leisure and entertainment activities. This is where cruise passengers can try their hand at everything from golf to rally driving, or dare to ride on the world's fastest rollercoaster. The city is also home to world-class museums - including the Musée du Louvre Abu Dhabi - and art galleries, as well as the incredible Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque - the largest mosque in the world.

Abu Dhabi also offers visitors the chance to experience authentic Emirati life. Cruise-goers can try their hand at haggling for handmade goods in the local markets or visit one of the traditional shisha bars. Whether world records or old world that interests you, Abu Dhabi has something to keep all ages entertained.

Sir Bani Yas Island

The largest of Abu Dhabi’s eight Desert Islands, Sir Bani Yas Island gives visitors the chance to experience a hidden island paradise of adventurous activities, abundant wildlife and incredible scenery.  Situated in the Persian Gulf, the island boasts a balmy year-round climate, with temperatures climbing to over 40°C in June and July. Known as one of the best-kept secrets in the Gulf, the island is a nature lover's paradise, with most of the land being included in the Arabian Wildlife Park. Passengers explore the colourful underwater world of the island on snorkelling and diving adventures or keep their eyes peeled in the wildlife park for cheetahs, giraffes and gazelles.

The Best Time of Year for a Dubai and Emirates Cruise

Dubai and the United Arab Emirates has a hot, dry desert climate, with high temperatures throughout the year. The peak season runs from February to April, when the weather is warm but not uncomfortably hot. For those who don't mind the heat, June to September sees fewer tourists and the chance to get some great value deals.

Jan - 19 °C

Feb - 20 °C

Mar - 23 °C

Apr-  26°C

May -  31°C

Jun – 33 °C

Jul -  35°C

Aug - 36 °C

Sep - 33 °C

Oct -  29°C

Nov -  25°C

Dec -  21°C

Which Cruise Lines Sail to Dubai and Emirates?

As an increasingly popular cruise destination, with more than half a million passengers sailing here each year, Dubai and the United Arab Emirates is served by some of the most luxurious cruise lines in the industry:


At Cruise Nation, we offer a fantastic range of cheap cruise deals to the UAE and Dubai. Our expert team of cruise specialists have first-hand experience of travelling to this wonderful part of the world - and we are passionate about finding the right cruise package deals for our customers too.

For those who want to get the most from their UAE cruise trip, we also offer exclusive Smart Package deals. This is a fantastic opportunity for cruisers to bundle their holiday costs into one package - and receive 1 or more free night’s stay at a hotel as a reward. These deals are only available with Cruise Nation.

Furthermore, we also offer a range of fly and no-fly cruise deals to the UAE and Dubai. This gives you the ultimate opportunity to spend as much time in this location as you wish - whether that’s spending an extra day or two in Abu Dhabi, or travelling directly to the UAE via cruise ship.

Browse below and take a look at our exclusive UAE cruise packages and holiday deals in this innovative area of the world. You’re guaranteed to adore this astounding destination just as much as we do. Alternatively, please call one of our friendly members of staff on 0800 408 0757.

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