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Enjoy a three-night all-inclusive hotel break in Dubai, a city that’s packed with incredible sights, before cruising the coastal highlights of the Arabian Gulf.

Begin your holiday with an all-inclusive hotel stay at the RIU Resort Dubai. This scintillating city is home to world-famous landmarks, record-breaking architecture and Arabian traditions dating back to when it was just a tiny pearl-fishing village. These days it’s firmly on the tourist map, thanks to towering buildings like the Burj Khalifa, incredible water parks and mega-malls that are home to everything from indoor ski slopes to shark-filled aquariums. For a more traditional taste of Dubai, wander the old souks near the creek, or take a desert safari in a four-wheel-drive and catch a crimson sunset over the rolling sand dunes.

Following your stay, you’ll embark Virtuosa and settle in for your magnificent cruise around the coast of the Arabian Gulf. A sister ship to Grandiosa, Virtuosa is bursting with features, from fabulous evening entertainment to spacious swimming pools and even a multilingual robot barman to serve your favourite drinks.

Highlights of your voyage include capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, home to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a jaw-dropping marble triumph of soaring minarets and onion domes and Sir Bani Yas Island, a sprawling wildlife reserve.

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Duration

10 Nights
11 Days

Meals Included

Full-Board Cruise
All-Inclusive Hotel Stay

Accommodation

Hotel RIU Dubai

Cruise

MSC Virtuosa

Your 10 Night Holiday Includes

Days 1 - 3

23 - 25 Feb 2022

Dubai - Hotel Stay

Arrive in Dubai for a three-night all-inclusive hotel stay in this scintillating Arabian city. With its abundance of man-made attractions, from choreographed fountain displays at the foot of the world’s tallest building to sprawling megamalls, there’s an endless list of things to do here. Shop for bargains in the winding souks beside the creek and take a dhow river cruise between towering minarets and mirrored skyscrapers. You could even venture beyond the city and into the rolling sand dunes on a desert safari.

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Day 4

26 Feb 2022

Dubai - Embark MSC Virtuosa

Today you will embark Virtuosa , one of the MSC fleet’s newest ships. On board, you’ll discover a superb line-up of features, including a remarkably large indoor promenade with luxury boutiques, plus five swimming pools and the thrilling Savannah Aqua Park.  You’ll also find ten diverse dining venues to satisfy every taste, hi-tech fitness facilities and a wide selection of entertainment at Le Grand Theatre, where you’re guaranteed a great view of the action.

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Day 5

27 Feb 2022

Abu Dhabi

Arrive in the impressive capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, and savour the architectural marvels dotted around this modern metropolis in the Persian Gulf. In the last two decades it has become a major tourist destination, with a host of attractions and an ever-expanding cultural district on Saadiyat Island, home to the Louvre Abu Dhabi. There are also sprawling, high-end shopping malls, souks and the jaw-dropping splendour of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a modern-day Taj Mahal.

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Day 6

28 Feb 2022

Sir Bani Yas Island

Sir Bani Yas, an island off the coast of Abu Dhabi, was once a barren dot of land in the Persian Gulf but it has been transformed into an incredible wildlife reserve and resort destination where cheetahs, giraffes and gazelles wander freely. Explore the island on a game drive and try one of many activities available here, including diving with sharks and stingrays, mountain-biking, archery and kayaking in the mangroves.

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Day 7

1 Mar 2022

At Sea

On your only full day at sea, you could retreat into the tranquillity of the excellent Aurea Spa, offering an extensive menu of treatments. For swimmers, The Atmosphere Pool is one of the most spacious found at sea, while you could also check out the innovative Emotional Immersive Gallery and get a refreshing cocktail mixed to perfection by the robot bartender called Rob.

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Day 8

2 Mar 2022

Dammam (Saudi Arabia)

Today you’ll explore Dammam, the sixth-most populous city in Saudi Arabia. The capital of the Eastern Province, it lies on the Persian Gulf, northwest of Bahrain Island. Considered the best place in the region for food options, you’ll discover a wealth of international flavours to cater for its huge expat community. Escape to Coral Island, one of the most distinctive tourist areas in Dammam. Wander the footpaths between the sprawling greenery, venture into the turquoise waters for a boat or yacht tour or marvel at the beauty of the unique semi-spiral-design mellowe tower.

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Day 9

3 Mar 2022

Doha

As it prepares to host football’s World Cup in 2022, Qatar edges closer to the limelight. With state-of-the-art sport facilities, luxury hotels and first-class shopping malls, its ambitious capital, Doha, is a city to watch. Among its growing list of attractions are the Pearl-Qatar, a man-made island that hosts luxury boutiques and restaurants, plus the maze-like Souq Waqif. You’ll also find one of the greatest collections of art in the region at the Museum of Islamic Art housed in a spectacular building along the Corniche.

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Day 10

4 Mar 2022

Dubai (Overnight in Port)

Return to Dubai for an overnight in port. This incredible city continues to grow in popularity and expand its staggering list of attractions. Take to the ski slopes inside a giant shopping mall, visit the Bastikiya heritage area with its old fort and bustling streets, or take an Abra ride around the calm waterways of Souk Madinat in Jumeirah. For contemporary Arabian art, head to the warehouses district of Al Serkal Avenue, a great place to spot local talent.

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Day 11

5 Mar 2022

Dubai - Fly Home

Today you'll fly home from Dubai.

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Your Cruising Experience

The MSC Virtuosa Experience

MSC Virtuosa’s namesake comes from the word virtuoso, meaning someone highly skilled in any field of activity, and so MSC Virtuosa was named to pay homage to the skill and expertise of the MSC Cruises architects and shipyard partners at Les Chantiers de l’Atlantique who designed and built this innovative class of ships. This new cruise ship is one of the two largest in MSC Cruises’ fleet, along with her sister ship MSC Grandiosa, boasting an impressive array of guest features all coming together in perfect harmony to deliver the ultimate cruise holiday experience. Two brand new Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows or the first humanoid robotic bartender at sea are just few of the innovations on board of MSC Virtuosa, one of the most environmentally advanced ships at sea.

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Aurea Spa

Relax in the state-of-the-art Aurea Spa which features a thermal suite and offers an array of treatments.
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MSC Starship Club

Enjoy an immersive entertainment experience at this futuristic venue where you’ll be served by the first ever humanoid robotic bartender at sea!
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Bars & Lounges

Relax in one of the 21 bars and lounges, including five which are outdoor, allowing to drink your favourite tipple in the cooling sea breeze.

Your Hotel Stay

Hotel RIU Dubai
★★★★

Situated on the Deira Islands beachfront and offering 24-hour all-inclusive stays to make your holiday a unique experience, the Hotel RIU Dubai is an excellent choice for your dazzling Dubai escape. From a sumptuous spa to thrilling entertainment areas, various themed restaurants to the Splash Water World water park, you’ll be amazed by this hotel’s exhilarating attractions. Rooms are tastefully decorated with calm blues with sleek neutral touches, creating a soft and relaxing ambience, ensuring you have an impeccable night’s sleep. Enjoy a day of relaxation on the sun loungers, before cooling off with a cocktail at the swim up bar, pamper yourself in the opulent spa and awaken your tastebuds in the wide range of dining options, from Asian to Lebanese.

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Your Event

Expo 2020 Dubai

Enjoy a one-day ticket to the thrilling Expo 2020. One of the first global mega-events since the pandemic, Expo 2020 will bring the world together to seek solutions to our greatest challenges, showcasing the latest scientific and technological advances from medicine to space travel. Wander the exhibitions, admire the entertainment, delve into the wonders of the future, meet more than 200 countries, and discover life-changing innovations that will have a meaningful impact on our planet and its people.

Your Holiday Summary

 

Cruise

  • 7 night full-board cruise on board the brand new MSC Virtuosa

All-Inclusive Hotel Stay

  • 3 night all-inclusive four-star stay at the brand new Hotel RIU Dubai
    • Pamper yourself at the relaxing spa, with a sauna and hydromassage bathtub
    • Enjoy the thrills at the Splash Water World aqua park or take a dip in the pool with swim-up bar
    • Sample a wide range of dining options serving Asian, Italian and Lebanese dishes, as well as breakfasts and lunches with live cooking stations
    • This fantastic beach-front hotel lies on the man-made Deira Island

Event

  • FREE one-day ticket to Expo 2020 Dubai*

All Emirates flights (London departure - regional flights available) and transfers

Prices

Departing

8 January 2022

Interior

£1,549pp

Ocean View

Sold Out

Balcony

£2,149pp

MSC Yacht Club

Sold Out

Departing

12 January 2022

Interior

£1,699pp

Ocean View

Sold Out

Balcony

£2,199pp

MSC Yacht Club

Sold Out

Departing

19 January 2022

Interior

£1,599pp

Ocean View

£1,799pp

Balcony

£2,099pp

MSC Yacht Club

£3,499pp

Departing

26 January 2022

Interior

£1,549pp

Ocean View

Sold Out

Balcony

£2,049pp

MSC Yacht Club

Sold Out

Departing

2 February 2022

Interior

£1,499pp

Ocean View

£1,799pp

Balcony

£2,099pp

MSC Yacht Club

Sold Out

Departing

9 February 2022

Interior

£1,999pp

Ocean View

£2,299pp

Balcony

£2,599pp

MSC Yacht Club

Sold Out

Departing

23 February 2022

Interior

£1,399pp

Ocean View

£1,699pp

Balcony

£1,999pp

MSC Yacht Club

£3,599pp

Departing

9 March 2022

Interior

£1,599pp

Ocean View

£1,899pp

Balcony

£2,099pp

MSC Yacht Club

£3,599pp

To Book, Call our Holiday Specialists on

0800 840 5800

Terms & Conditions

*One ticket per passenger, valid for travel between 1 October 2021 - 21 March 2022.