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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai is famous for its big city glam and is a true "bucket list" vacation destination. Upon arrival in Dubai, you will be surrounded by upscale restaurants and hotels, five-star resorts, glistening beaches, high-end shopping malls, and historic neighborhoods. Despite being an ultra-modern mega-city, you will easily feel immersed in Middle Eastern culture and lifestyle. Dubai is filled with museums, mosques, churches, landmarks, and more. There will also be plenty of opportunity to explore the desert!

Since there is just so much to see and do in Dubai, if you're taking a cruise that starts or ends in Dubai, you should definitely consider staying in the city for a few extra days before or after the cruise. With so many luxurious hotels and resorts, finding a wonderful place to stay shouldn’t be a problem - contact us and we'd be glad to give you a great deal on a hotel in Dubai. If you do plan to spend time in Dubai, it is important to note the city’s conservative dress code and ensure you pack accordingly (for example, most mosques, churches, and some shopping malls require the certain coverings to enter).

Because of its significant popularity as a vacation destination, there are many cruise lines that currently offer cruises that include Dubai. A great time to visit Dubai is between November and April.

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Cruise Lines with Cruises from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The following cruise lines feature cruises leaving from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Select a cruise line to view upcoming cruises that they're offering from Dubai, United Arab Emirates:

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Deluxe Cruise Lines

These cruise lines fit (quality and, usually, price-wise) somewhere in between Premium and Luxury cruise lines.

A country club casual atmosphere can be expected on these lines, as can be elegant accommodations and gourmet cuisine. These cruise lines are a great option for adults looking for a upscale, yet laid back, vacation.

Unique itineraries are often available on these cruise lines, as their small-to-mid-sized ships can visit ports of call that large ones can't get to.

The pricing on Azamara Club Cruises includes select beverages and pre-paid gratuities, while the pricing of Viking Ocean Cruises includes shore excursions and select beverages.

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Mainstream Cruise Lines

Value is a key feature of these popular cruise lines, as they offer lots of activities, entertainment and dining options, along with a variety of stateroom types. Some of the cruise lines in this category have ships with unique innovations like water slides, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing simulators, bowling alleys, and boardwalks.

Their ships are usually anywhere from mid-sized to very large "mega" ships, accommodating thousands of guests. These ships give the feel of being in a large resort.

Mainstream cruise lines are a great option for just about everyone (including multi-generation families, and first-time cruisers), and typically have great youth programs.

During the cruise, entertainment may include Broadway productions, Vegas-style shows, comedians, and music. Some of these lines have select formal nights during the cruise. Specialty restaurants are becoming more and more common (some which have a cover charge for this type enhanced dining experience). Buffets are usually available throughout the day, besides room service, and the main dining room(s).

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Luxury Cruise Lines

When the finest cruise vacation is your top priority, this is the place to start.

On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.

All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.

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Premium Cruise Lines

These cruise lines enhance what mainstream cruise lines typically offer, by providing their guests with higher quality service and cuisine, along with more spacious public spaces and accommodations.

Depending on the cruise line, the ships in this class range in size from small to very large.

These cruise lines appeal to a more discerning traveler, and are typically more expensive than mainstream cruise lines, but more affordable than the luxury lines.

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Specialty Cruise Lines

These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.

On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.

Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).

Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.

Azamara
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  • Deluxe Cruise Line
  • Ships: 4 (690 - 692 Guests)
  • Select Spirits, Beer & Wines Include
  • Gratuities Included
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Azamara Azamara from Dubai, United Arab Emirates Pre-Paid Gratuities & Onboard Credit!
Costa Cruises
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 12 (1,484 - 5,224 Guests)
  • Largest Europe-based Cruise Line
  • Family-Friendly Pricing
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Crystal
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  • Luxury Cruise Line
  • Ships: 2 (606 - 740 Guests)
  • Complimentary nonalcoholic beverages
  • Free Wi-Fi/Internet
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Cunard Line
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  • Premium Cruise Line
  • Ships: 4 (2,061 - 2,996 Guests)
  • State-Of-The-Art Ocean Liners
  • White Star Service
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Explora Journeys
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  • Luxury / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 2 (922 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive Journeys
  • First ship debuting in 2023
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MSC Cruises
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 23 (1,952 - 6,762 Guests)
  • Kids Sail Free
  • True Italian Hospitality
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Norwegian Cruise Line
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 20 (1,936 - 4,266 Guests)
  • Freestyle Cruising
  • Award-Winning Entertainment
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Ponant
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  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 12 (67 - 264 Guests)
  • Luxurious Private Yachts!
  • Sails to Exotic Destinations!
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Princess Cruises
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 16 (2,000 - 4,300 Guests)
  • Great Dining & Entertainment
  • Unique Itineraries
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Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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  • Luxury Cruise Line
  • Ships: 6 (490 - 750 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive, Ultra-Luxury
  • Enrichment Programs
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Royal Caribbean
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 29 (5,668 Guests)
  • State-of-the-art Ships
  • Fantastic Entertainment
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Seabourn Cruise Line
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  • Luxury Cruise Line
  • Ships: 7 (264 - 600 Guests)
  • Open Bars Throughout the Ship
  • All Dining Venues are Complimentary
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Virgin Voyages
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 4 (2,770 Guests)
  • Inclusive Fares
  • Onboard Tattoo Parlor
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Windstar Cruises
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  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 6 (148 - 312 Guests)
  • Small Ship Sizes Lead to Exotic Ports
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Things to do near Dubai, United Arab Emirates

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Dubai, along with a brief description:

♦ Burj Al Arab

Located right on the beachfront (on top of a manmade island), the Burj al Arab is the seventh tallest five-star hotel in the world, and features a unique curved structure. There are several restaurants inside, including a renowned French restaurant (Al Muntaha), arabesque dining (Al Iwan), an award-winning seafood venue (Al Mahara), a Middle Eastern-European fusion restaurant (Bab Al Yam), a pan-Asian restaurant decked out in Swarovski crystals (Junsui), and Mediterranean dining (Scape Restaurant & Lounge). There’s even a bar that is covered in gold (Gold on 27) and Skyview Bar & Restaurant (featuring cocktails, appetizers, and stunning views from the 27th floor). Those who opt to stay in this hotel can take advantage of a luxurious spa, gym, and a kids club (for families traveling with children).

♦ Dubai Mall

Dubai is famous for its high-end shopping malls! You might wonder why visiting a mall during your vacation is considered a highlight, but you’ve never experienced something like The Dubai Mall! This mall features over 13 million square feet of shopping, entertainment, and dining. Some of it’s most iconic highlights include an aquarium, movie theater, over 100 restaurants, an ice rink, A380 aircraft simulator, a virtual reality park, an educational kids park, and even a haunted house. Of course, there’s a ton of stores you can shop as well! This mall is located next to another landmark, the Burj Khalifa, which is the tallest building in the world.

♦ Jumeirah Beach

Beach lovers cannot miss Jumeriah Beach! This white sandy stretch is the longest public beach in Dubai, and is located near many other must-see attractions, including the Dubai Mall. There are many attractions located right on the waterfront, including the Burg Al Arab, Jumeriah Beach Hotel, a shopping complex, and Wild Wadi Waterpark, which features plunge slides, a lazy river, and a number of family-friendly rides. Jumeirah Beach is free to enter and is perfect for swimming, surfing, and relaxing.

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