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P&O Cruises Introduces New Tour in Arabia

P&O Cruises Introduces New Tour in Arabia

Whether it’s a bird’s eye view of Abu Dhabi from a seaplane, accelerating from 0 to 100 miles per hour in 3.4 seconds on the Bahrain International Circuit, being warmly welcomed into a family home in Muscat for lunch, tasting the local dishes on a Middle Eastern Food Trail, heading into the Hajar Mountains on a four wheel drive adventure in Khor Al Fakkan, cruising along the fjords of Khasab on a traditional Dhow boat or exploring the mangroves of Sir Bani Yas Island by paddleboard, guests will be spoilt for choice with P&O Cruises’ exciting new range of shore excursions available on its 2019 Dubai and Arabian Gulf itineraries.


P&O Cruises forged the sea routes of Empire in the 19th and 20th centuries, now they are renowned for offering a quintessentially British cruise experience across the globe. The familiar style cannot be overemphasized in the fleet of seven ships which attract a clientele that’s fiercely loyal and who revel in the traditional interpretation of cruising.


For the Arabian Gulf cruises, the 2,016-passenger Oceana is the perfect choice for cruising in these temperate seas. Although the ship entered service in 2003 there have been several refurbishments since – the most recent in 2017.


The 10-night fly/cruises from Dubai visit Sir Bani Yas Island (a nature reserve south-west of Abu Dhabi); Manama (capital of Bahrain); Khasab (on the Musandam Peninsula in Oman); plus Muscat (capital of the Sultanate of Oman); and Abu Dhabi.


New tours in Abu Dhabi include a Desert Safari; Yas Marina F1 Circuit; Ferrari World Attraction Park; Seaplane flight over the city; a RIB ride experience; as well as an Arabian Nights tour. In Dubai there’s a 4WD desert safari; barbeque under the stars; and a Middle Eastern food trail. In Khasab there’s an Omani Fjord dhow cruise and a tour to Jebel Harim by 4WD. In Khor Al Fakkan guests can enjoy a Musandam mountain adventure; Emirati home experience; and a Dhow Cruise in Dibba. While in Manama there’s the chance for thrills on the SR3 track ride and Bahrain International Circuit. In Salalah tours to Job’s Tomb as well as a 4x4 adventure are available.


With over 78 shore excursions to choose from, there is something for everyone, whether you’re a foodie, an adrenalin junkie, a culture vulture, a shopaholic or simply looking to relax and soak up the sun. There can be few more convenient ways of escaping winter chills than setting sail from the mind-blowing metropolis that is Dubai. For more details of these popular sailings call 0800 484 0370


Gary Buchanan

  • 23rd May 2018

Gary Buchanan


Edinburgh-born Gary Buchanan has been a travel writer for over 30 years. He has been a specialist cruise writer for 25 years contributing to leading British publications including national newspapers and consumer magazines. He is the author of five books about cruising and spends over seven months every year at sea sailing the world’s oceans.