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Qatar & Bahrain Cruise From Dubai

From €1459pp including flights
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Fly from Dublin, sail from Dubai
Departure Date
17 Feb 2024 - 24 Feb 2024
Other sailing dates available
7 nights
Qatar, Bahrain, UAE
From €1459pp including flights
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Ports of call: Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Doha, Qatar; Bahrain; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates; Dubai, United Arab Emirates (overnight)

Fly from Dublin to Dubai and board the MSC Virtuosa for this week-long cruise to Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.

Discover Bur Dubai, at the heart of the metropolis of Dubai, on the south side of the breezy Creek. It’s the oldest part of Dubai and it offers a fascinating insight into the city’s traditional roots. This is where you’ll find many of the place’s most interesting Arabian heritage houses, clustered in the beautiful old Iranian quarter of Bastakiya and the waterfront Shindagha district, as well as the excellent Dubai Museum and the atmospheric Textile Souk.

A cruise to Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Qatar will introduce you to Doha, the country's futuristic capital on The Gulf. A city with an awesome skyline with new super modern skyscrapers.  
The Aspire Tower in Doha (300 meters) dominates the skylines. It is the highest building of the country, whose shape is akin to a torch. This building is located near the city of sport, which has already hosted events such as the XII Pan Arab games. Much of Doha, including places of worship such as the new mosque in the Qatar Faculty of Islamic studies, seems to be already in the future. Don't miss a visit to the Pearl, a futuristic artificial circular port which is being developed to the north of the city centre, and yet, as you will notice on your MSC excursion, the ancient heart of the city still beats strong. 

During an MSC cruise to Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Qatar, you will also disembark in Bahrain, an island 40 km long and just 15 km wide in The Gulf. This country with a thousand-year-old culture, is also called “the kingdom of the two seas”, because its waters border with those of Qatar to the south and with those of Saudi Arabia to the west. In the course of your stop in Bahrain, an excursion will take you on a discovery of its charming capital, Manama. The city, where modern skyscrapers stand side-by-side with old buildings, has strong ties to nomadic traditions: its inhabitants often head out to the desert and stay in large white tents to participate in the ancient tradition of falcon hunting. The National Museum is an excellent starting point for a visit to the capital: an opportunity to learn about the history and customs of this territory.

An enchanting stop on this cruise to the United Arab Emirates and Oman is Sir Bani Yas island. It has nothing to do with the hyper-technological progress which you will admire on your trip to the capital, Abu Dhabi. On Sir Bani Yas, just like on the islands of Dalma and the six nearby Discovery Islands, an enormous nature reserve has been designated to species in danger of extinction, be they from the Arabic peninsula or from Africa. In particular, on Sir Bani Yas you will be able to observe rare animalsinside a protected area where the great majority of the animals, including giraffes, flamingos and cheetahs to name just a few, live freely.

The United Arab Emirates’ capital, Abu Dhabi, offers an intriguing contrast to its freewheeling neighbour Dubai, a little over an hour’s drive down the coast. Leading attractions include the extravagant Emirates Palace hotel and the even more spectacular Sheikh Zayed Mosque, while the various attractions of Yas Island include the vast Ferrari World theme park. 

Cruise back to Dubai, where you will board your homeward flight to Dublin. Want to extend your holiday? Ask our travel experts about adding a pre- or post-cruise stay in the UAE.

MSC Virtuosa’s namesake comes from the word virtuoso, meaning someone highly skilled in any field of activity, and so MSC Virtuosa was named to pay homage to the skill and expertise of the MSC Cruises architects and shipyard partners at Les Chantiers de l’Atlantique who designed and built this innovative class of ships. This new cruise ship is one of the two largest in MSC Cruises’ fleet, along with her sister ship MSC Grandiosa, boasting an impressive array of guest features all coming together in perfect harmony to deliver the ultimate cruise holiday experience.

MSC Starship Club
This futuristic venue is much more than just a bar. It's an immersive entertainment experience. Featuring Rob, the first ever humanoid robotic bartender at sea, the MSC Starship Club will transport our guests to a different world.
As you sip your cosmic cocktail and gaze out of the portholes across the space, Rob and his human colleagues will take you to an exciting journey to discover new galactic destinations.

Galleria Virtuosa
The longest LED Dome at Sea. The indoor promenade features both Main and Speciality Restaurants along with numerous shops. With 1168m2 of retail space, MSC Virtuosa will exceed the already record breaking retail space onboard MSC Grandiosa, to present the largest shopping area at sea on any cruise ship with 11 state-of-the art boutiques and over 250 brands. The promenade is destined to become the ultimate destination for socializing and entertainment possibilities for guests.

Carousel Productions at Sea
Enjoy an all-new entertainment concept blending breathtaking acrobatics, dance and live music to create exclusive original productions specially designed for MSC Meraviglia Class ships. It offers avant-garde artistic and immersive performances combined with the innovative technology in a surprising mix of new expressions and experimentation that will make you feel part of the show.
On board MSC Virtuosa, you'll have the unique opportunity to admire two spectacular productions: AJEDREZ, inspired by the game of chess, and ARKYMEA, the story of a scientist in search of a hidden world. The shows take place twice a night, six nights a week, only at the Carousel Lounge, a glamorous, modern, technology-packed venue. Taste our Signature Cocktail while you enjoy a pre-show followed by this unique entertainment experience.
(not included in the cruise fare, limited spaces, a signature cocktail package needs to be booked)

Family & Children
MSC Cruises is known for its award-winning family offering and has a long-standing partnership with the LEGO Group to design the kids club areas as well as on board activities.  Discover activities and services for children, tweens, teens and their parents.

MSC Virtuosa Pools

MSC Virtuosa offers its guests 5 outstanding and unique pools, including one of the biggest and most intricate waterparks at sea. The pools are capable of accommodating over 1,000+ guests with comfort. The Atmosphere Pool, 1.700 m2 with about 10 m2 of public space per guest, is one of the most plentiful to be found at sea.


Day 1: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Day 2: Doha, Qatar

Day 3: Bahrain

Day 4: At sea

Day 5: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Day 6: Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates

Day 7: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (overnight)

Day 8: Dubai, United Arab Emirates


A World of Luxury, Privacy And Exclusivity

Feel the finesse and elegance of luxury cruises with MSC Yacht Club, an exclusive haven of refined indulgence. Surround yourself in unparalleled comfort and personalized service as you embark on an astounding voyage aboard our finest ships.

Discover a world where privacy meets luxury, where every detail is meticulously crafted to exceed your highest expectations. Savour the sophistication and elegance of luxury cruises from the very first step onboard. Our dedicated staff will cater to your every need, ensuring that your journey is nothing but sensational. Welcome to MSC Yacht Club, where every moment is designed to surpass all your desires and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Luxury Accommodation

Experience the finest luxury accommodation during your MSC Yacht Club luxury cruise. Discover lavishly appointed suites designed with meticulous attention to detail.

Immerse yourself in the epitome of comfort with luxurious amenities and elegant touches. From Myform Memory mattresses to Egyptian cotton bedding and mattresses and a Dorelan pillow menu, marble bathrooms to complimentary minibars, your every need is catered to for a truly exceptional luxury cruise.

Live an high end accommodation on our newest ships, featuring innovative options like Interior Suites, Executive and Family Suites, Deluxe Suites, Duplex Suites, and our remarkable Royal Suites and Owner's Suite. Enjoy exclusivity savoring panoramic views from your private balcony, immersing yourself in a five-stars cruise cabins that brings you closer to the sea while enveloping you in an unparalleled sense of premiumness.

Butler Service

Attentive butler service around the clock. Enjoy the exceptional service of your butler, who will attend to your every need and ensure unforgettable moments throughout your exclusive cruise. From personalized recommendations to organize services onboard or ashore, from shoeshine to 3am treats, always with a meticulous attention to detail, your butler is dedicated to enhancing your voyage and creating cherished memories. Indulge in a privileged journey of luxury, where your desires are met with impeccable service.

To learn more about the full range of benefits available to MSC Yacht Club members, and how you can upgrade your experience, contact our experts: email, call 021 4935806, or fill in the enquiry form below.

Terms and availability apply. MSC Yacht Club is available on board all ships except: MSC Armonia, MSC Lirica, MSC Magnifica, MSC Musica, MSC Opera. MSC Orchestra, MSC Poesia and MSC Sinfonia.

Price is per person, based on 2 adults sharing, and includes:

  • Return flights from Dublin
  • 7 night Qatar & Bahrain cruise onboard the MSC Virtuosa, in an interior cabin
  • Gratuities

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Travel insurance
  • Add your Premium Drinks Package at time of booking from €270pp
  • Upgrade your cabin type
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

For more information please call us on 021 4935806 or 0818 300 205, email, request a call back using the red button, or submit an enquiry through the form below.

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