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New Years in Dubai Singles Cruise Vacation

MSC Fantasia - December 24, 2016 - January 1, 2017
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Join our New Years in Dubai Singles Cruise Vacation and spend your holiday under the sun and stars of the United Arab Emirates. Board the MSC Fantasia in Dubai and sail the Persian Gulf to the amazing cities of Abu Dhbai, Dohar and Bahrain. The best shore excursions are included and Dubai does everything in a big way so you can expect New Years 2017 to be bigger and better than ever. Don't miss the amazing landscape and spectacular fireworks on our New Years in Dubai Singles Cruise Vacation!

Shore Excursions Included

City Tours - Desert Safari - Mosque Visits - Souq Shopping - Gardens & Butterflies


** Plus Singles Group Dining Nightly & Post Cruise Hotel  **


Dubai - Abu Dhabi New Years Singles Cruise Vacation Itinerary

Cruise Day 1: Dubai, U. Arab Emirates (Saturday: December 24, 2016 / Boarding )
DubaiDubai, the largest city of the United Arab Emirates, is a cosmopolitan oasis, a futuristic cityscape that towers over the Arabian Desert. This is a city of superlatives, home to the world’s largest dancing fountain; tallest building (Burj Khalifa); only 7-star hotel (the Burj al-Arab); largest artificial islands (the Palm Islands); and largest natural flower garden (the Miracle Garden).
Board Cruise Ship
Sail from Dubai, United Arab Emirates at 11:00pm (boarding is from 1pm to 3pm) onboard the MSC Fantasia. Join us for dinner on-board before we watch the ship sail away. Tonight meet all the other fun-loving singles at dinner!


Cruise Day 2: Abu Dhabi, U. Arab Emirates (Sunday: December 25 / 5:00am - 11:00pm)
Abudhabi is the capital of the U.A.E. Abu Dhabi translated in Arabic implies father of the gazelle a tribute to the hordes of gazelles and Arabian oryxs that once flocked the arid emirates desert. Today Abu Dhabi is among the world largest producers of oil and one of the richest cities in the Middle East.
Included Shore Excursion
Abu Dhabi City Tour (5 Hours Tour) - We will be picked up at the port to visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest in the world. With a capacity for an Abu Dhabiastonishing 40,000 worshipers. It features 82 domes, over a 1,000 columns, 24 carat gold gilded chandeliers and the world's largest hand knotted carpet. The main prayer hall is dominated by one of the world’s largest chandeliers –10 meters in diameter, 15 meters in height and weighing twelve tonnes.
The tour continues into the heart of the city, Union Square before we drive down to the Corniche. Located in Al Shindagha near Dubai Creek is the Heritage and Diving Village which gives us a fascinating insight into Dubai's pearl diving past and wider history. The coin and stamp collections reveal much of the country's past and the Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House is a lesson in traditional architecture. There are several craft stalls, as well as camel rides and falcon displays Finally, the tour will conclude at Abu Dhabi Marina Mall, home to hundreds of luxury shops as well as souvenir stores. After a long yet adventurous day, transfer back to your port.


Cruise Day 3: Sir Bani Yas Isand, U. Arab Emirates (Monday: December 26 / 9:00am - 5:00pm Tender)
Sir Bani Yas IslandA nature-based destination alive with wildlife, adventure, water activities, a 5-star boutique hotel, luxury villas and historical sites, Sir Bani Yas Island is one of eight which make up the Desert Islands in Al Gharbia. More than half the island is made up of the Arabian Wildlife Park, home to more than 10,000 free roaming animals including Arabian Oryx, gazelles and giraffes, hyenas and cheetahs. UAE's only discovered Christian monastery, believed to have been built around 600 AD, and abandoned in 750 AD can be seen on a cultural tour. With so many different island activities, including a wildlife drive, we left this day open for you to choose your own excursion.

Cruise Day 4: Day At Sea (Tuesday: December 27)
Our only day at sea. Time to explore our cruise ship with all your new singles cruise friends.


Cruise Day 5: Doha, Qatar (Wednesday: December 28 / 8:00am - 6:00pm)
Doha is the capital and most populous city of the State of Qatar. Shopping abounds in the city's plentiful malls, while the Corniche impresses visitors with picturesque architecture and dazzling views of the harbor. Doha boasts myriad cultural facilities, including the futuristic Education City and the National Museum. Having hosted the 2006 Asian Games, the city is home to many sports complexes as well.
Included Shore Excursion

Dohar City Tour (4 hours) - The most picturesque part of the Arabian Gulf is the drive along Cornice Bay and the port of Doha. We'll stop for a walk around the dhow harbor to admire the Dohar Islamic Centertraditional fishing traps and wooden boats. Then we continue on to the souqs, a wonderful mixture of scents and sights, where items are not priced and good-natured haggling is expected. Souq Waqif, the oldest of Doha’s traditional markets was originally used by Bedouin traders as a place to buy and sell. Breeding and training falcons is an ancient Qatari pastime and the falcon market is located in this souq. We will find the birds in rows, eyes blinkered with ornate hoods, perched on wood above spotless sands.
Our next stop, the Museum of Islamic Art is an architectural masterpiece rising majestically out of the waters off Doha’s corniche. The museum houses a magnificent collection of artworks dating from the 7th to the 19th century. There are two floors of permanent galleries which include manuscripts, ceramics, metal, glass, ivory, textiles, wood and precious stones. These priceless relics have been collected from across the Middle East and as far as from Spain and India.


Cruise Day 6: Bahrain (Thursday: December 29 / 7:00am - 4:00pm)
Bahrain, the site of the ancient Dilmun civilisation, has been famed since antiquity for its pearl fisheries, considered the best in the world. Bahrain is a nation comprising of more than 30 islands in the Persian Gulf. The city's thriving Bab el-Bahrain souk offers wares from colorful handwoven fabrics and spices to pearls.
Included Shore Excursion
Bahrain City Tour (5 Hours) - First stop is the Al Fateh Islamic center and a visit to the Grand Mosque. Bahrain’s Grande Mosque is set against a back drop of palm trees and sea. Its exquisite Behrain Souqarchitecture is crowned by the worlds largest fiber glass dome. Then it's time to explore the Bahrain National Museum and take a walk down the glorious past of this land. From the first inhabitants of this island to the foreign influences, the kingdom's rich heritage and past is on display. The Manama Souq lies in the center of the old town, near the archway of Bab al-Bahrain and our next stop The shops range from tiny open-air stalls to leading department stores and are packed with everything from clothes to electronics, tobacco to incense and antiques to gold.


Cruise Day 7: Dubai, U. Arab Emirates (Friday: December 30 / 9:00am)
Dubai is a city of extraordinary skyscrapers, magnificent architecture and unmatched luxury, combined with enchanting Arabian culture and traditions. This unique combination of extraordinary modern advancements and rich cultures makes Dubai and incredible place to celebrate just about anything.
Included Shore Excursion
Dubai City Tour with Burj Khalifa Visit to level 124 (5 Hours) / Safari trip with Bedouin Dinner - Our day starts with a morning drive and a photo stop at the historical Dubai Creek, the life Palm Jumeirahblood of Dubai. Our drive continues past an architectural masterpiece, the Al Fahidi Fort, the first building in Dubai and the Dubai Museum, then past the Old Mosque and on to the Zaabeel Area where we pass Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid’s Palace, the current ruler of Dubai. Then pass the magnificent Jumeirah Mosque and stop for a photo at the world’s Luxurious hotel on the man-made island of Burj Al Arab. Then to Palm Jumeirah, a man-made island which shape resembles a palm tree then we drive to Atlantis the Palm.
Get ready to be enthralled by our next adventure at the Dubai Mall, where we will be taken to Burj Khalifa. A swift 50-second ride takes us to the top of this historical monument, which is also the world’s tallest building.
Safari trip with Bedouin DinnerTonight we drive across the mystic sands of the Dubai Desert. The thrill begins as our guide drives us up and down the golden sands of Arabia before stopping on the highest sand dune, for a breathtaking view. This is your opportunity to experience the thrill of sand-boarding. Upon reaching the desert there will be a photo op with Falcons. Then we drive on to the Bedouin campsite to enjoy our evening. Be adventurous and try a camel ride before we dine on a delicious barbecue dinner. As the stars come out an enchanting belly dancer performs a fascinating routine to Arabian music. Complete the experience with your very own shisha pipe, available in many aromatic flavors before heading back to our cruise ship.


Cruise Day 8: Dubai, U. Arab Emirates - New Years Eve Fireworks (Saturday: December 31 / Disembark)
Dubai is a city of extraordinary skyscrapers, magnificent architecture and unmatched luxury, combined with enchanting Arabian culture and traditions. This unique combination of extraordinary modern advancements and rich cultures makes Dubai and incredible place to celebrate just about anything. Dubai New Years Eve 2017 Celebration is going to be one of the best fireworks show in the world.
Included Excursion
Shopping and Miracle Garden (4 Hours) - Time to disembark our cruise ship and gather our luggage. We will be met at the Dubai portMiracle Garden for a morning of fun, shopping and checking into our our hotel. First get ready for 2 hours of power shopping with our local guide then it is on to the Miracle Garden. The garden is spread over 72,000 square meters making it the world's largest natural flower garden featuring over 45 million flowers planted in different shapes and maintained around the year. The Garden recently opened the Dubai Butterfly Garden, the world’s largest indoor butterfly garden and dubai fireworkssanctuary for over 15,000 butterflies from 26 species.
Check into the Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha, a perfectly located hotel for tonight firework festivities. Time to relax before we walk over to the water's edge to view the amazing fireworks and celebrate the New Year.

Vacation Day 9: Cruise Vacation Ends
Time to check-out and depart to the airport as our wonderful New Years singles cruise vacation has come to an end. Be sure to gather those emails to keep in touch with your new lifelong friends, and don't forget to plan ahead for your next singles vacation or cruise!

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Dubai New Years Singles Cruise Balance Due
October 1, 2016
(If paying after October 1 please pay full amount).

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