From classical Greece to cosmopolitan Dubai Cruise
Sail from Southern Europe to Dubai with Pullmantur
Europe, Africa and Asia are the three continents that Pullmantur's Cruise From classic Greece to cosmopolitan Dubai visits over the course of 17 days. Visit the various monuments in Athens (Greece), Alexandria or Port Said (Egypt), Aqaba (Jordan), Salalah and Muscat (Oman), as well as the cities of Fujairah and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
This Pullmantur cruise takes off from the port of Piraeus, off Athens, and ends, 16 nights later, in the Emirate of Dubai. Along the way, we'll visit Pullmantur destinations with spectacular monuments including the Montaza Palace in Alexandria, the Mamluk fortress of Aqaba, landscapes in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, or the Al Hajar Mountains in Muscat.
Simultaneously monument and natural landscape, the Suez Canal is one of the most spectacular civil engineering works in the world. On this Pullmantur cruise we'll see this wonder, which dates back to the second half of the 19th century and, in addition to facilitating trade between Europe and Asia, is part of the list of Egypt's essential tourist claims.
Egypt and Jordan, two important destinations in the Middle East
Athens, the city whose port is Piraeus, concentrates many of Greece's most famous monuments. Most of them, such as the Parthenon and the Temple of Athena Nike, are located in the Acropolis. After a day of sailing, Pullmantur's Cruise From classic Greece to cosmopolitan Dubai takes you to the only African destination of the trip, Egypt and, specifically, Alexandria or Port Said.
Of all the sightseeing there is to see in Alexandria, the most important attractions are the Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque, the Citadel of Qaitbay and the Greco-Roman Museum in Alexandria. In this last one, you will be able to admire different objects dating back to the Classical Empires (Greece and Rome) that once settled in the country. As for the monuments in Port Said, the most unique are the Lighthouse, which is used to control the traffic of ships through the Suez Canal, and the headquarters of the Canal Authority, a masterpiece of traditional Egyptian architecture and European decorative elements.
After leaving Egypt behind and after another day at sea, this Pullmantur cruise will dock in the port of Aqaba, the first Asian stop of your vacation. To the northwest of the centre of the city, visitors can see the medieval ruins of Ayla, the place where the current city of Aqaba was originally founded. In addition to Ayla, check out the Archaeological Museum and the Castle of Aqaba, a fortress where the legendary Lawrence of Arabia (1888-1935) once stayed.
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Skyscrapers, key tourist magnet for visitors to Dubai
To the southeast of Jordan, at the easternmost tip of the Arabian peninsula, lies Oman. Here we'll visit Salalah and Muscat, key stops on Pullmantur's Cruise From classic Greece to cosmopolitan Dubai. In the first, in addition to visiting the Sultan Qaboos Mosque or the Clock Tower, you can stroll through some of the best beaches in Oman, such as Al Fizayah.
With regard to all that there is to be seen in Muscat, the Great Mosque of Sultan Qaboos, the largest in the country and equipped with a 90 meter high minaret, is fascinating. Fort Almirante and Corniche's seafront are also worth the visit. The latter connects the two most important areas of the city, Old Muscat and Mutrah.
Once we reach the United Arab Emirates, see the Royal Fortress or the Archaeological Museum of Fujairah. You'll also see unique examples of contemporary architecture in Asia, many of which have been built in Dubai in recent years. Of these, the most striking are the Burj Khalifa skyscraper (the tallest in the world), the Burj Al Arab Hotel (candle-shaped) and the artificial archipelagos of the Palmera Jumeirah and The World.