Dubai & Arabian Gulf Fly-Cruises

From the modern city of Dubai, to calls in Bahrain and Oman, these 11-21 night fly-cruises combine winter sunshine, iconic skylines, desert dunes and atmospheric souqs to stunning effect.

Sorting the myths from the facts

Flying to Dubai in under 8 hours, you can enjoy a winter holiday that has it all - sunshine, exotic locations, stunning beaches and the opportunity to discover the culture of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and beyond.

It's too hot to do anything

The average temperature during Oceana’s Dubai & Arabian Gulf season is 23 degrees, so a comfortable warmth.

You can't drink alcohol

Yes you can. Whilst drinking in public is not permitted, there is a bustling nightlife where alcohol is allowed in most of the hotels’ licensed bars and restaurants.

It's all just sand or a concrete jungle

There’s so much more to the region. It’s historic and culturally rich with dramatic natural scenery – think mountains, nature treks, deep sea diving and even fjords!

You have to cover up all the time

Women don't need to be covered from head to toe but do be respectful to the locals, i.e. no bare arms or legs when in a public place and a headscarf when in a holy site/place of worship. Beachwear is perfectly acceptable on most resorts.

Carrying medication is prohibited

If you are using prescribed medicines, it’s advised that you seek advice from the UAE London Embassy Department 0207 486 6281 prior to your arrival.

See more in 2019 with a City Stay in Dubai

Adding an optional City Stay to your holiday before or after your cruise is an ideal way to explore more of Dubai's attractions and we have two incredible hotels to choose from.

Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Ideally located along Dubai’s leisure and retail strip ‘The Walk’, the Amwaj Rotana JBR hotel offers an excellent base to explore Dubai with easy access to the beach as well as shops and restaurants on its doorstep. The hotel offers two temperature controlled pools, a fully equipped gymnasium, jacuzzi, steam rooms, sauna, spa and 4 dining options. 

Hotel includes:

  • Rooms featuring a sea view and balcony
  • Complimentary wi-fi
  • Outdoor pool and terrace area
  • Beach kits offered for use on public beach
  • Choice of restaurants and bars
  • Fitness Centre, sauna and spa treatments
Anantara The Palm Resort

With an idyllic location on the iconic ‘Palm Jumeirah’, the Anantara Resort provides rest and relaxation on Dubai’s golden sands. From your standard room residence, explore the resort’s choice of pools, restaurants and stretch of private beach.


Hotel includes:

  • Access to a private beach
  • Several outdoor pools
  • Spa and fitness centre
  • Complimentary wi-fi
  • Complimentary shuttle to nearby malls
  • Each room offers sea or resort views and a balcony