Portrait of Arabia: The Emirates, Qatar & Oman - Eastbound on Le Bougainville
Lose yourself in the immersive decorative art of the Qaboos Grand Mosque and the Qsar Al Watan Palace, in the view from the Sky deck of Dubai's tallest skyscraper, or in the eyes of a falcon. Cruise the desert fjords of Oman in a dhow, explore labyrinthine street bazaars, centuries-old castles, and a wildlife preserve on a desert island. Tour the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and Royal Opera House in Muscat. Spectacular wealth has transformed the Arabian Peninsula, creating new worlds to explore, and your small ship is made to go to out of the way places. Sail the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to fascinating destinations in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Oman on this unforgettable 12-day trip, with a 7-day cruise, two hotel nights in Dubai, UAE, and one night in Muscat, Oman. Tour the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and Royal Opera House in Muscat… Discover Qatar's capital, Doha, with visits to a cultural village, the Qatar National Museum and a choice of more sightseeing… visit a Falcon Hospital in Abu Dhabi, the Presidential Palace, and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque… and on a 2-night stay in Dubai, get to know the UAE's largest city, famed for its iconic architecture, with a walking tour of Bastakia Quarter and a Q&A and private lunch at the Sheik Mohammed Cultural Center; an architectural lecture; a visit to the top of the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building; a Desert Heritage Safari, and more.
With her sophisticated styling, innovative “green” technology, and welcoming, attentive service, Le Bougainville is one of Ponant's new Explorer Series yachts, introducing guests to a whole new cruising experience, embodying the unique atmosphere guests have come to expect – a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.
|1||Arrive Dubai, UAE|
|2||Dubai, from an architectural perspective & a desert safari|
|3||Burj Khalifa and time to explore Dubai; embark|
|4||Dubai – Al Fahidi Walking Tour and more|
|5||A day well spent in Abu Dhabi|
|6||Doha – Horses, Art & cultural immersion|
|7||A day at sea|
|8||Musandam Fjords Dhow Cruise or Oman Mountains by 4WD|
|9||Coastal delights & Fujairah Fort|
|10||Disembark and a day in Oman|
|11||Muscat Sights / Disembark|