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10/11/2011

A CRUISE TO DISCOVER THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - The elegant and modern MSC cruise ship Lirica will depart from Abu Dhabi every week until 4 March

A CRUISE TO DISCOVER THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

The elegant and modern MSC cruise ship Lirica will depart from Abu Dhabi every week until 4 March

Verona, 10 novembre 2011 - An exclusive trip to the United Arab Emirates to discover the natural wonders and cities which are the symbol of modern luxury at unbeatable prices. For those who want to flee the fog, wind and rain of the winter season, choose a cruise holiday on board the MSC Lirica, an elegant and modern ship, to explore a world of modern luxury and natural wonders.

For the first time an MSC Crociere ship will sail on 19 suggestive cruises in the United Arab Emirates departing every week unit 4 March. The cruise will embark every Sunday from Abu Dhabi with stops at Muscat, Al Fujairah, Khasab and Dubai. With two unforgettable nights in Abu Dhabi and Dubai to provide passengers with the opportunity to fully enjoy all of the attractions through a wide range of outings.

MSC Crociere is the only line which makes a stop at Khasab, a paradise which is little known to travellers characterised by its jagged coastline and the spectacular fjords dotted by picturesque fishing villages. MSC Crociere guests can go on wonderful excursions on the traditional Arab fishing boats called 'dhow', stopping along the way to swim in the turquoise water that surrounds Telegraph Island. For those keen on adventure there is a Jeep safari across the desert which provides an unforgettable experience, even reaching the top of Jebel Harim (Mount Harim). Alternatively you can visit the city fortress dating back to the seventeenth century on a coach tour. There is also a wide range of excursions in Muscat, where the ship's guests can spend time dolphin-watching, dune bashing in the sands of Wahiba, on private dhow excursions or visiting castles and mosques.

At Al Fujairah guests can choose between an open excursion into the desert, a scenic and cultural tour of the coastline or spending half a day of pure relaxation on the beach, in the splendid mountains of Hajar and the hot waters of the Gulf.

The metropolis of Abu Dhabi, a city of indescribable charm, besides being backstage of the Yas Marina Formula 1 Grand Prix, also offers the possibility of visiting the new Ferrari World theme park, where you can ride on the fastest roller coaster in the world. For a change of pace you can also visit the oasis town of Al Ain, known as the "Garden City" because of its luxurious vegetation (the first location in the United Arab Emirates to become part of the world wide assets of UNESCO), where you can admire majestic birds of prey at the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital or take afternoon tea at the sumptuous Emirates Palace.

Finally Dubai, a stupendous, must-see place with the tallest building in the world and the only 7 star hotel in the world on the artificial island in the shape of a palm tree. Here you can go shopping in a traditional souk, swim with the dolphins or take a romantic sunset ride aboard a dhow.

The cruise can be purchased through travel agencies at prices from €975 per person with the PrimaPremia tariff, including round trip air fare from/to Verona, not including registration fees and obligatory insurance.