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Fairy Tales from Arabian Nights: Dubai, UAE to Dubai, UAE
MS Europa 2 Voyage 1533 - November 9 - 18, 2015

Nowhere else does the world seem to turn as fast as on the Arabian Peninsula, yet ancient traditions are afforded as much respect as ever. From skyscrapers to deserts, experience the magic of the Orient on the EUROPA 2. Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Mina Sulman have become shimmering metropolises with futuristic skylines. But in spite of all this progress, mosques, traditional markets and wooden boats remain impressive monuments to the past. In Oman, Khasab’s mountain Jebel Harim** offers dreamlike panoramic views and the Sultan’s Palace in Muscat seems once to have been a setting for the fairy tales from the Arabian Nights.

Highlights of this cruise:

  • Mina Khalifa and Muscat: cities like those from the Arabian Nights.
  • Teatime** at the luxurious Emirates Palace Hotel.
  • The modern Formula 1 track** in Bahrain.
  • Golf & Cruise voyage with extensive golf package**.
Date Destination
9-Nov-15 Dubai
Arrive a little earlier and explore the boom town in the desert with our pre-cruise programme*. As a typical prelude to your cruise, you can enjoy an overnight stay in a first-class hotel. Board the EUROPA 2 after a city tour through the shimmering metropolis.
Dubai/United Arab Emirates
City tour and transfer to the embarkation point, departure 0.00 hrs
10-Nov-15 Abu Dhabi/United Arab Emirates, 8.00 – 19.00 hrs 
11-Nov-15 Abu Dhabi
Visible even at night, the skyline of Abu Dhabi reaches to the heavens – the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and its fine decorative artwork stand in contrast. Enjoy the stylish luxury of this metropolis over tea** in the Emirates Palace Hotel.
Abu Dhabi – Saadiyat GC
This course, designed by Gary Player, snakes along the fantastic white sandy beaches of Saadiyat Island. With a little luck, during your round you will spot dolphins playing in the sparkling Persian Gulf.
12-Nov-15 Doha/Qatar, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs 
This former fishing village has become an exciting city with majestic boulevards and parks. On a boat trip that takes in the skyline** in a dhow, a traditional wooden boat, you can enjoy spectacular views of the futuristic city panorama.
Doha – Doha GC
Numerous imposing limestone formations and an abundance of lush green fairways form a striking contrast to the desert on this course, where the annual European and Asian PGA Tour Qatar Masters is held.
13-Nov-15 Mina Khalifa (Menama)/Bahrain, 6.00 – 22.00 hrs 
As the skyscrapers extend into the heavens and the traditional souk draws you to the old town with its exotic wares, take a city tour** and marvel at the Arab culture as you visit sights including the Al-Fateh Grand Mosque and the Bahrain Fort. You can enjoy some high-octane fun in a Caterham sports car on the Formula 1 circuit**.
14-Nov-15 Relaxation at sea
15-Nov-15 Khasab/Musandam/Oman, 6.00 – 15.00 hrs 
This port city is the gateway to the picturesque fjords of the Musandam Peninsula. Set out in an all-terrain vehicle from the remote mountain world of Jebel Harim**, the highest peak on the peninsula, and take in the breathtaking panorama.
16-Nov-15 Muscat/Oman, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs 
The capital city of Oman will welcome you with the impressive Sultan’s Palace, towering majestically over the bay of Muscat. On a boat trip**, you can climb into little fishing boats and fish for swordfish and snapper in the best spots. Alternatively, take a relaxed catamaran trip along the coast** for a refreshing swim in the sea.
Muscat – Almouj Golf
This links course, designed by Greg Norman, has a unique character; it is very easy to be distracted by the panoramic view of the sea and the spectacular views of the Al-Hajar mountain range, which seems close enough to touch.
17-Nov-15 Dubai/United Arab Emirates, arrival 15.00 hrs
Overnight stay on board 
18-Nov-15 Dubai
In Dubai, you will find both personal discoveries and great adventures. On a desert safari**, you can traverse high dunes to watch the setting sun, whose rays bathe the sand in magical light. Then you can dine on carpets in an oriental camp in the heart of the desert. A highlight worthy of a fairy tale before you fly back to Germany on the following day.

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.

Category Suite Type Cruise only
1 Veranda/Ocean Suite $5,970
2 Veranda/Ocean Suite $6,820
1-2 Veranda/Ocean Suite for Single Occupancy $8,550
3 Veranda/Ocean Suite $7,470
4 Veranda/Ocean Suite $7,750
3-4 Veranda/Ocean Suite for Single Occupancy $10,010
5 Veranda Suite $8,340
6 Grand Ocean Suite $10,650
7 Grand Ocean Suite $11,330
8 Penthouse Suite $12,610
9 Penthouse Suite $13,900
10 Grand Penthouse Suite on request 
11 Owner Suite on request 
12 Family apartment (2x20 m²) $7,750
13 Penthouse Suite, Equipped for Disabled Guests $10,680
14 Extra Bed for Third Person $4,740
0 Guaranteed Veranda/Ocean Suite¹ $5,190
-- 5% early booking discount (cruise only) until 13-Apr-15

Golf cruise – fantastic greens in Arabia
Basic package: 3 courses $1,417 USD per person

All fares are based on the current Euro to Dollar exchange rate and are subject to change. 

¹ You pay only the guaranteed price for double occupancy shown here. Accommodation will be provided in a Veranda/Ocean Suite of Category 1 to 4, subject to availability. If you book a combination of several cruises in a guaranteed Veranda/Ocean Suite, it will be necessary to change suites after each individual cruise. Continuous occupancy of the same suite throughout the cruises is not possible. You will receive your exact suite number on board at the beginning of the cruise (limited allotment).

² If you book your cruise 210 days (approx. 7 months) or earlier prior to departure, you will receive an early booking discount of 5% on the cruise-only price (catalogue price minus surcharge for travel arrangements to cruise departure point and from cruise arrival point as well as share of fuel costs (ship)).