Dubai, Air, 8 Nights, Cruise, From $1,739

Spend a relaxing week on an off-the-beaten-path cruise in the Middle East.


Discover the beauty of Dubai with this Real Deal.

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The Real Deal Round-trip airfare to Dubai; one night in Dubai at Gold Swiss-Belhotel; seven nights’ cruise in the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman aboard Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas, with stops in Fujairah, Muscat, and Abu Dhabi; eight breakfasts, six lunches, and seven dinners; hotel-to-port transfer; hotel taxes; and fuel surcharges; from $1,739 including air taxes and fees—plus estimated cruise taxes and fees of up to $245.

When Mar. 10, 2012 ($1,739).

Gateways New York ($1,739); add from $100 for Chicago; from $174 for Washington, D.C.; from $299 for L.A.; from $593 for Miami; additional gateways available.

The Fine Print Does not include up to $245 in cruise taxes and fees, and round-trip airport transfers, which average $62 per three-person vehicle, each way. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is from $100. Read these guidelines before booking any Real Deal.

Book By No book-by date; by availability only.

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Why It’s a Deal A recent search on Kayak showed that the lowest round-trip airfare from New York to Dubai starts from $853 with taxes for travel in mid-February (Gulf Air). Add to that $135 per person including tax for one night at Gold Swiss-Belhotel and $759 for a seven-night Persian Gulf/Gulf of Oman cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas, and you’d be paying $1,747 for just the airfare and accommodations. For $103 less than that, this package covers the flight, one night’s hotel accommodations, and a seven-night cruise, plus 21 meals, hotel-to-port transfer, and all taxes and fees, as well as offers the added convenience of all-in-one booking.

More Additional excursions/activities are available for a fee, including a five-hour Wonders of Dubai tour for $39 per person and a five-hour East Coast tour in Fujairah for $49 per person. Upgrade your room aboard Brilliance of the Seas for from $120 per person. Extend your stay in Dubai at the Gold Swiss-Belhotel for from $105 per person per night.

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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