From the awe-inspiring architecture, futuristic skyscrapers, magnificent mosques, dazzling deserts and spectacular beaches of Dubai and Abu Dhabi to the ancient castles, forts, towers and mosques of Khor al Fakkan and Khasab dating back centuries, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Oman is a hybrid fusion of prehistoric traditions and modernity.
A visit to the Middle East is now made easier with recent changes in the UAE visa system cruise tourism becomes a more attractive holiday alternative for South African travellers. Cruise passengers as of the 1st August 2014, are now allowed a new multiple entry tourism permit.
Experience the golden sands and turquoise seas of Dubai, not forgetting the world’s tallest building, its most luxurious hotel and its largest shopping mall. Board a traditional dhow for an exotic cruise through the fjord-like waters of the Musandam peninsula from Khasab, the pearl between two seas. Close your eyes and let the aromatic scents guide you to Khor Al Fakkan, home to superb scenery, marvellous markets and the Emirates’ oldest mosque. Admire Abu Dhabi, the richest city in the world, its priceless palaces and the awe-inspiring modern architecture that has earned it the nickname the “Manhattan of Arabia”. Last but not least, discover the secrets of the sultans, which lie buried under the sands of mystical Muscat.
After a cruise to this unique destination, the memories you take home will carry an unforgettable sense of the exotic.