Oman, Qatar, UAE
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Oman, Qatar, UAE

9D8N Treasures of the Arabian Gulf

9D8N Treasures of the Arabian Gulf

Per Pax
From: $24745 $4174 From: €5073 €3551 From: £4330 £3031 From: RM24745 RM17320 From: CAD7498 CAD5248 From: SGD8042 SGD5629 From: AUD8215 AUD5750 From: HKD46521 HKD32562
Muscat

Luxury cruise aboard to experience a truly exceptional sea voyage with a difference. Discover expeditions to the majestic landscapes of the Artic and the Antarctic. Great choice for couples, solo travelers and those who love small-ship cruising. Ponant Cruises offers exceptional bilingual service, world-class dining and elegantly-appointed accommodation and public areas in terms of the onboard experience. Choose a cruise on an Explorer Class vessel, you will benefit from several expedition-style features. Relaxing in the Blue Eye Lounge, an underwater multi-sensory environment that boasts comfortable seating and privileged views of life beneath the waves. Ponant’s expedition ships also carry a fleet of Zodiacs deployed frequently throughout each itinerary for sightseeing excursions and trips ashore.

Cities to Visit: Muscat – Fujairah – Dubai – Khasab – Doha – Sir Bani Yas – Abu Dhabi – Dubai
Language: English

~ PONANT Bonus Discount up to 30%

Booking Period: from Now till September 30, 2021
Travel Period: from December 21, 2022 till February 7, 2023
Tour Highlight
~ Discovery of the treasures of Islamic culture, between tradition and modernity.
~ Visit of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum.
~ Discovery of exceptional natural sites: the “fjords of Arabia”, canyons and oases, deserts of dunes.

What To Expect
PONANT invites you on a 9-day cruise between the Gulf of Oaman and the Persian Gulf,. Come aboard, and set off to discover the treasures of the desert of the Arabian Peninsula.
  • Day 1: ARRIVE MUSCAT, OMAN (EMBARKATION)

    Embarkation from 19h00 to 20h00. Departure at 21h00. Your cruise ship is ready for boarding.
    Dinner

  • Day 2: FUJAIRAH

    The easternmost of the United Arab Emirates unfolds onto the Gulf of Oman. Unique to the region, the geography of Fujairah is composed of lush mountains and fertile plains, as well as the vast deserts that the Emirate shares with its neighbours. It is the majestic massif of the Al Hajar Mountains that brought rain to the territory, creating the oases that were vital to the development of agriculture. Fujairah also offers travellers the possibility of visiting its historic treasures such as its castle, an old fort dating back to the 16th century, or the Al Bidya Mosque, the oldest in the United Arab Emirates, which was built in 1446.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 3: KHASAB

    Located in the country’s north, on the Musandam Peninsula, Khasab is a city in the Sultanate of Oman. In the Strait of Hormuz, which connects the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Oman, this small port built by the Portuguese in the 16th century and surrounded by a chain of rocky mountains was established at the mouth of Wadi Khasab. You will love its authentic scenery and particularly its fjords, which cut through the landscapes in a spectacular fashion and have earned it the moniker “Norway of Arabia”. In the city, Khasab Castle and its atypical architecture are well worth a visit to discover the history and culture of Oman.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 4: AT SEA

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 5: DOHA, QATAR

    On the banks of the Persian Gulf, discover Doha, the capital of Qatar. Rising out of the desert, the city has managed to maintain its traditions in spite of a frantic race for modernity. The cliff bordering Doha Bay has magnificent views over the city centre’s enormous constructions. The silhouette of the Museum of Islamic Art rises up near the quays, where the region’s typical sailboats, known as dhows, are docked. This “fortress”, designed by Ming Pei, the architect of the Louvre pyramid, is home to the finest collections of Islamic art in the world. Not far, the lively district of Souq Waqif and its colourful stalls are also an unmissable visit.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 6: SIR BANI YAS, UAE

    You’ll make a port of call on the island of Sir Bani Yas, a real naturalist dream that has been dedicated to the conservation of endangered animal species since 1971. This enchanting former reserve of the Emir of Abu Dhabi is planted with more than two million trees. Nominated “The World’s Leading Sustainable Tourist Destination”, it has one the largest populations of Arabian oryxes. The ruins of one of the oldest Christian monasteries of the pre-Islamic era, dating back to 600 AD, are visible there.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 7: ABU DHABI

    The political capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi stands out thanks to its exceptional cultural offering. In the Saadiyat Island district, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, designed by Jean Nouvel as a museum town inspired by traditional Arab architecture, creates a dialogue between objects and works from civilisations from all over the world around the great universal questions. A little further, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque boasts a sumptuous decor of marble, gold and glass. Abu Dhabi is also the gateway to the Al Ain oasis and its 150,000 date palms, a remarkable testimony to the settling of nomads in the region since Neolithic times, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 8: DUBAI

    Vertiginous, excessive, immoderate… Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, stands out for its architectural follies. Home to the world’s tallest skyscraper, the Burj Kahlifa, with a total height of 828 metres, almost three times that of the Eiffel Tower, the city is also famous for the gigantic scale of the Palm Islands, its artificial islands in the form of a palm tree. You can explore more traditional districts not far away, with visits of the souks of Deira or the Gold Souk. Or perhaps you would prefer to discover Dubai Museum: located in an 18th-century fort, it tells the city’s history from Antiquity to the present day.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 9: DEPART DUBAI (DISEMBARKATION)

    Disembarkation at 07h00. Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.
    Breakfast

Whats Included
~ 8 nights shipboard on Ponant Cruise
~ All meals & drinks onboard (excluding premium brands)
~ Safety & port charges
~ 24 hour room service (special selection)
~ Butler service (special selection)
~ Free unlimited WIFI onboard
~ Evening entertainment and events

Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Airport transfer
~ Travel Insurance & Visa
~ Gratuities

~ PONANT Bonus Discount up to 30%

Booking Period: from Now till September 30, 2021
Travel Period: from December 21, 2022 till February 7, 2023
Tour Highlight
~ Discovery of the treasures of Islamic culture, between tradition and modernity.
~ Visit of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum.
~ Discovery of exceptional natural sites: the “fjords of Arabia”, canyons and oases, deserts of dunes.

What To Expect
PONANT invites you on a 9-day cruise between the Gulf of Oaman and the Persian Gulf,. Come aboard, and set off to discover the treasures of the desert of the Arabian Peninsula.
  • Day 1: ARRIVE MUSCAT, OMAN (EMBARKATION)

    Embarkation from 19h00 to 20h00. Departure at 21h00. Your cruise ship is ready for boarding.
    Dinner

  • Day 2: FUJAIRAH

    The easternmost of the United Arab Emirates unfolds onto the Gulf of Oman. Unique to the region, the geography of Fujairah is composed of lush mountains and fertile plains, as well as the vast deserts that the Emirate shares with its neighbours. It is the majestic massif of the Al Hajar Mountains that brought rain to the territory, creating the oases that were vital to the development of agriculture. Fujairah also offers travellers the possibility of visiting its historic treasures such as its castle, an old fort dating back to the 16th century, or the Al Bidya Mosque, the oldest in the United Arab Emirates, which was built in 1446.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 3: KHASAB

    Located in the country’s north, on the Musandam Peninsula, Khasab is a city in the Sultanate of Oman. In the Strait of Hormuz, which connects the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Oman, this small port built by the Portuguese in the 16th century and surrounded by a chain of rocky mountains was established at the mouth of Wadi Khasab. You will love its authentic scenery and particularly its fjords, which cut through the landscapes in a spectacular fashion and have earned it the moniker “Norway of Arabia”. In the city, Khasab Castle and its atypical architecture are well worth a visit to discover the history and culture of Oman.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 4: AT SEA

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 5: DOHA, QATAR

    On the banks of the Persian Gulf, discover Doha, the capital of Qatar. Rising out of the desert, the city has managed to maintain its traditions in spite of a frantic race for modernity. The cliff bordering Doha Bay has magnificent views over the city centre’s enormous constructions. The silhouette of the Museum of Islamic Art rises up near the quays, where the region’s typical sailboats, known as dhows, are docked. This “fortress”, designed by Ming Pei, the architect of the Louvre pyramid, is home to the finest collections of Islamic art in the world. Not far, the lively district of Souq Waqif and its colourful stalls are also an unmissable visit.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 6: SIR BANI YAS, UAE

    You’ll make a port of call on the island of Sir Bani Yas, a real naturalist dream that has been dedicated to the conservation of endangered animal species since 1971. This enchanting former reserve of the Emir of Abu Dhabi is planted with more than two million trees. Nominated “The World’s Leading Sustainable Tourist Destination”, it has one the largest populations of Arabian oryxes. The ruins of one of the oldest Christian monasteries of the pre-Islamic era, dating back to 600 AD, are visible there.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 7: ABU DHABI

    The political capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi stands out thanks to its exceptional cultural offering. In the Saadiyat Island district, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, designed by Jean Nouvel as a museum town inspired by traditional Arab architecture, creates a dialogue between objects and works from civilisations from all over the world around the great universal questions. A little further, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque boasts a sumptuous decor of marble, gold and glass. Abu Dhabi is also the gateway to the Al Ain oasis and its 150,000 date palms, a remarkable testimony to the settling of nomads in the region since Neolithic times, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 8: DUBAI

    Vertiginous, excessive, immoderate… Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, stands out for its architectural follies. Home to the world’s tallest skyscraper, the Burj Kahlifa, with a total height of 828 metres, almost three times that of the Eiffel Tower, the city is also famous for the gigantic scale of the Palm Islands, its artificial islands in the form of a palm tree. You can explore more traditional districts not far away, with visits of the souks of Deira or the Gold Souk. Or perhaps you would prefer to discover Dubai Museum: located in an 18th-century fort, it tells the city’s history from Antiquity to the present day.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 9: DEPART DUBAI (DISEMBARKATION)

    Disembarkation at 07h00. Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.
    Breakfast

Whats Included
~ 8 nights shipboard on Ponant Cruise
~ All meals & drinks onboard (excluding premium brands)
~ Safety & port charges
~ 24 hour room service (special selection)
~ Butler service (special selection)
~ Free unlimited WIFI onboard
~ Evening entertainment and events

Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Airport transfer
~ Travel Insurance & Visa
~ Gratuities
Hotel, Flight & Transfer option

Per Pax
From: $24745 $4174 From: €5073 €3551 From: £4330 £3031 From: RM24745 RM17320 From: CAD7498 CAD5248 From: SGD8042 SGD5629 From: AUD8215 AUD5750 From: HKD46521 HKD32562
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Payment Terms

~ 25% deposit must be received within 7 days of booking
~ Balance payment must be made 30 days prior to departure
~ Booking made within 90 days prior to departure require full payment at the time of booking