A Dubai cruise is becoming increasingly popular and the emirate has experienced a real boom in recent years with tourists and cruise ship guests calling at the port of Dubai.
The tourists on the ships of Aida and Costa definitely want to get to know the Boomtown Dubai and the ship is then in the port of Dubai for a few days. Here you have the opportunity to see the sights and attractions of Dubai. A Dubai city tour or a tour of the desert with a barbecue is very popular. Then the ships continue and you get to know the other Emirates and Oman on a Dubai cruise, which is very interesting.
Dubai, often referred to as the “gateway between the east and the west”, is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating and extraordinary places on earth. What once started as a small fishing village is now one of the fastest growing and most modern cities. With more than 2 million inhabitants, Dubai is the largest city in the United Arab Emirates and the capital of the emirate of the same name. For better definition, the metropolis is also called Dubai City or Dubai City. It lies on the northern edge of the emirate and is divided by Dubai Creek, a bay in the Persian Gulf that is approximately 14 kilometers long.
Two major centers have emerged here: Deira, on the north side of the creek, and Bur Dubai, on the south bank of the creek. Deira, the older part of the city, is home to many cultural sites and is particularly popular with fans of shopping. But Bur Dubai, a very popular residential area, also offers numerous sights. Among them the “Dubai Museum”, the “Bayt al Wakeel” or the “Majlis Gallery”. But the most famous landmark of Dubai is the Burj al Arab Hotel with its sail shape. One of the most luxurious hotels in the world. The largest and most beautiful mosque in Dubai is the Jumeirah Mosque, which non-Muslim visitors can only enter as part of a paid tour.
A particularly impressive experience is a boat trip on Dubai Creek and along the phenomenal skyline of Dubai Marina. Of course, you can get to know the city very well during a Dubai cruise. As a passenger you have enough time to get to know the metropolis. Another advantage is certainly the full catering on board the cruise ships. And no hotel in Dubai offers such a service. You should definitely make excursions. And the standard program always includes a city tour such as a hop on hop off tour where you are shown the most important highlights.
Dubai is usually the starting point of the cruise, where the ship returns after a week. There are different routes that go to Oman or to Bahrain. The capital of the United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi is usually also visited. Our recommendation is then to take a beach holiday in Dubai. The artificially raised island The Palm Jumeirah offers itself here, where there are beautiful beach hotels. You should definitely book a balcony cabin on the cruise ship, where you can watch the metropolis from your own private balcony when the ship arrives. This is certainly an experience that you will not soon forget.