Nautica diary: A look at Sharjah, Dubai’s neighboring emirate to the north

Day 25: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) ABOARD OCEANIA’S NAUTICA — The saga of the mosques continued as we began a tour of Sharjah, Dubai’s neighboring emirate to the north. Nautica put into Dubai by 8 a.m., and as we had arranged our own tour of Dubai for the following day when we disembark, we took advantage of the ship’s excursion to nearby Sharjah upon our arrival. It’s something we might not have thought of on our …

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Nautica diary: Our first visit to the United Arab Emirates turns out to be an exploration of the dramatic Hajjar mountains of Oman

Day 23: Fujairah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) ABOARD OCEANIA’S NAUTICA — When we sailed out of Muscat last evening with the setting sun we thought we were saying farewell to Oman. It turned out otherwise. We booked all our Oceania-offered shore excursions weeks before we left home in order to take advantage of advance purchase discounts. We selected the “Mountain Safari” excursion to take during our 8-hour port call at Fujairah, because it sounded like a mini …

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MSC Cruises: Journey to the Magnificent United Arab Emirates

Visit a land steeped in history and culture.  Explore the Arabian Desert in a 4×4, journey to prehistoric tombs and ancient archaeological sites, or bathe in the natural pools at Hatta.  Or visit secluded beaches, ultramodern cities and an exotic perfumery…all these options, and more, are yours on MSC Cruises. MSC has announced its winter schedule for 2011-2012, and has added the United Arab Emirates to its already impressive list of destinations.  The graceful MSC Lirica will …

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