4 Great Reasons to Cruise the Arabian Gulf

| September 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Arabian Gulf, also known as The Persian Gulf, is quickly becoming one of the most popular cruise destinations around and with its exotic destinations, alluring cultural history and luxurious cruise ships it’s easy to see why. Although parts of this region have been affected by conflict in recent times, don’t let this stop you visiting a truly unique part of the world.

Sailors aboard USS Halsey wave to the cruise ship Arcadia.

Here are some of the great reasons why The Arabian Gulf should be your next cruise destination.

Warm weather all year round

Whether you go in the high seasons of June-August or the winter months of December and January, you’re guaranteed glorious, scorching hot climate with very little chance of rain. The cruise season starts in October and runs till March. If you tend to struggle in extreme heat, avoid the high season when the sun is at its strongest.

Visit some stunning places

The Arabian Gulf is rife with exotic countries and memorable destinations. Most cruises to the Gulf will visit Bahrain and Oman. Bahrain is brimming with history, boasting such places of interest as the Qalat Al Bahrain, a unique, 5000 year old monument giving an intriguing insight into Bahrain’s copper and bronze era and both the National Museum of Bahrain and the Beit Al Qur’an, two museums boasting artefacts dating back to the island’s first human inhabitants. Oman is a unique country also boasting a huge array of cultural landmarks, in particular the Nizwa Fort, a stunning castle dating back to the 12th century and the countries most visited monument.

Dubai

Dubai has steadily become one of the world’s most enticing and economically developed areas of the world. Based in the UAE, the increase in oil prices after the Gulf War meant that Dubai could concentrate on its tourism intentions which led to it becoming a truly remarkable area boasting some of the world’s most luxurious and modern tourist destinations. High end shopping trips, world-class fine dining and a whole host of activities and things to do; Dubai will certainly be an important aspect of your Arabian cruise.

Easy to get to

Flights to the Gulf are frequent and plentiful with most of the world’s most popular airlines travelling to Dubai, Oman, Bahrain and Abu Dhabi from all major cities. When you’ve arrived, it’s a great idea to plan a night or two’s stay in one of the Gulf’s many luxurious hotels for either before or after your cruise. You’d be surprised what deals you could find if you shopped around online.

Bio: This article was provided by Cheap Cruises.com, UK based provider of great last minute cruise deals and cheap rates on a huge array of cruise destinations.

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