There’s always a reason to take you back to the Middle East. Ever-growing, it possesses a vibrancy not experienced anywhere else in the world – it just oozes opulence and sophistication. Meanwhile, the tranquillity of the pristine Islands and crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean allow for utter serenity. You couldn’t want for more.
A holiday in the Middle East promises something different at every turn. Whether exploring the modernity of Abu Dhabi from Dublin and Dubai or the ancient beauty of Petra in Jordan, the deserts of Oman or the coral-rich waters of Fujairah, you can expect a fascinating journey through spectacular history, culture and geography. Cruise the Dubai Creek on a wooden dhow while enjoying a traditional Arabic dinner or experience an exciting off road journey across the magical desert on a 4WD dune drive.
Lose yourself in the luxury shopping malls, or pay a visit to the gold souks. With an ever increasing choice of cruises from Belfast and Dublin departing from Dubai, it makes a great base to explore for a few days pre or post cruise. Dubai and Abu Dhabi are great destinations with guaranteed weather especially for family holidays from Belfast and Dublin or beach holidays from Belfast and Dublin. Why not stay in 5* luxury at the Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi with amazing views of the Grand Mosque. With a stop off in Jordan you can experience the magnificent ancient rose-hued city of Petra including the world-famous Treasury. Relax and float in the Dead Sea, where the waters are known for their healing properties, or explore in 4WD vehicles the magnificent Wadi Rum, the largest of Jordan’s deserts. The middle east never fails to disappoint.