Winter is the best time to explore the Middle East. From the glitzy urban paradise of Dubai and the understated luxury of Abu Dhabi to the Sultanate of Oman, one of the oldest civilizations on the Arabian Peninsula with towering mountains, wadis, deserts and historic forts, the Middle East will enchant and captivate you. And the best way to explore this region is from the comfort of a cruise ship.
And what makes a holiday to the Middle East this winter even more enticing is that Dubai will be celebrating its annual shopping festival - the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) from 26th Dec '18 to 28th Jan '19. Most itineraries have overnight halts in Dubai which means that your cruise cabin is your hotel room in Dubai while you explore DSF 2019. Besides the UAE government has introduced a multi entry visa for cruise travellers making it really convenient to explore this region on a cruise.