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Enjoy a three-night all-inclusive hotel break in Dubai, a city that’s packed with incredible sights, before cruising the coastal highlights of the Arabian Gulf.

Begin your holiday with an all-inclusive hotel stay at the RIU Resort Dubai. This scintillating city is home to world-famous landmarks, record-breaking architecture and Arabian traditions dating back to when it was just a tiny pearl-fishing village. These days it’s firmly on the tourist map, thanks to towering buildings like the Burj Khalifa, incredible water parks and mega-malls that are home to everything from indoor ski slopes to shark-filled aquariums. For a more traditional taste of Dubai, wander the old souks near the creek, or take a desert safari in a four-wheel-drive and catch a crimson sunset over the rolling sand dunes.

Following your stay, you’ll embark Costa Firenze, the newest ship in Costa’s fleet, and settle in for your magnificent cruise around the coast of the Arabian Gulf. Soak up the on-board ambiance, which celebrates Florence’s art, culture and cuisine. Relax by the swimming pools and enjoy the thrills of the Aqua Park and indulge in chic cocktails at the Fashion Bar.

Highlights of your voyage include culture-rich Doha, magical Muscat and the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, home to the awe-inspiring Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

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Duration

10 Nights
11 Days

Meals Included

Full-Board Cruise
All-Inclusive Hotel Stay

Accommodation

Hotel RIU Dubai

Cruise

Costa Firenze

Your 10 Night Holiday Includes

Days 1 - 3

17 - 19 Jan 2023

Arrive in Dubai for a fabulous three-night, all-inclusive stay at Hotel RIU Dubai

Arrive in Dubai for a three-night all-inclusive hotel stay in this scintillating Arabian city. With its abundance of man-made attractions, from choreographed fountain displays at the foot of the world’s tallest building to sprawling megamalls, there’s an endless list of things to do here. Shop for bargains in the winding souks beside the creek and take a dhow river cruise between towering minarets and mirrored skyscrapers. You could even venture beyond the city and into the rolling sand dunes on a desert safari.

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Day 4

20 Jan 2023

Embark the glamorous new Costa Firenze for an overnight stay in port in Dubai

Today you will embark Costa Firenze, Costa Cruises’ newest ship that is an ode to the Renaissance city of Florence. On board, you’ll discover a superb line-up of features, including a remarkably Aqua Park and swimming pools with plenty of space to soak up the Arabian sun. There are 13 restaurants, seven bars and lounges, a lively theatre and relaxing spa to keep you busy on board.

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Day 5

21 Jan 2023

Soak up more of Dubai’s famous attraction

This incredible city continues to grow in popularity and expand its staggering list of attractions. Take to the ski slopes inside a giant shopping mall, visit the Bastikiya heritage area with its old fort and bustling streets, or take an Abra ride around the calm waterways of Souk Madinat in Jumeirah. For contemporary Arabian art, head to the warehouses district of Al Serkal Avenue, a great place to spot local talent.

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Day 6

22 Jan 2023

Discover Doha’s abundance of museums and shopping opportunities

With state-of-the-art sport facilities, luxury hotels and first-class shopping malls, its ambitious capital, Doha, is a city to watch. Among its growing list of attractions are the Pearl-Qatar, a man-made island that hosts luxury boutiques and restaurants, plus the maze-like Souq Waqif. You’ll also find one of the greatest collections of art in the region at the Museum of Islamic Art housed in a spectacular building along the Corniche.

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Day 7

23 Jan 2023

Relax and indulge in Costa Firenze’s outstanding facilities during a day at sea

On your only full day at sea, you could retreat into the tranquillity of the excellent Solemio Spa, offering an extensive menu of treatments. For swimmers, there are four pools and the thrilling Aqua Park. There are sushi and steak house restaurants, plus Chinese, and the best Tuscan cuisine at sea.

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Day 8

24 Jan 2023

Explore magical Muscat’s Old-World charm and extraordinary landscape

Muscat is one of the Middle East’s oldest cities and is filled with fascinating history, charm and natural beauty. Wandering through Muscat you can enjoy rare glimpses of the rich and opulent cultural heritage of the land. For tourists that come from all over the world, Muscat holds a special charm with its grand forts, parks and museums all of which help to understand the history of Oman.

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Days 9 - 10

25 - 26 Jan 2023

Arrive in the impressive capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, for an overnight stay in port

Savour Abu Dhabi’s architectural marvels that are dotted around this modern metropolis in the Persian Gulf. In the last two decades it has become a major tourist destination, with a host of attractions and an ever-expanding cultural district on Saadiyat Island, home to the Louvre Abu Dhabi. There are also sprawling, high-end shopping malls, souks and the jaw-dropping splendour of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a modern-day Taj Mahal.

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Day 11

27 Jan 2023

Arriving back in Dubai, today you will disembark Costa Firenze

Today you’ll arrive back in Dubai and disembark Costa Firenze for your onward flight home.

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Your Cruising Experience

The Costa Firenze Experience

Costa Firenze offers a truly Italian experience for the whole family. The central focus is the ornate Piazza San Marco, styled on a traditional Italian square. Fifteen outstanding dining options with a focus on Italian and Asian specialities will offer flavours to suit every palate. Kids will love the Juventus Museum and fun outdoor spaces, such as La Laguna Water Park and the Rope Garden. There’s also a luxury spa, casino, extravagant theatre and a selection of lounges and bars.

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Dining

Go casual at Napoli Pizza, Seafood Shack, Lido Marketplace, Dim Sum and the Burger Bar. Dress up for La Fiorentina Steakhouse, Ristorante Casanova and Frutti di Mare. There’s also Lu Hot Pot, Yan Teppanyaki and Lanai BBQ that are not to be missed.
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Spa & Wellness

Prepare to feel utterly calm and relaxed at Costa Firenze’s stunning Solemio Spa, with a range of treatments and facilities available. There’s also the gorgeous adults-only Giardino Delle Rose, a Florentine-style rose garden with loungers and parasols for peace and solitude under the sun.
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Entertainment

Watch live music and theatrical performances at the glamorous two-tier Teatro Rosso. Relax in the Gondola Lounge and Masque Lounge and meet up with friends and family at the glitzy three-deck social hub, Piazza San Marco. 

Your Hotel Stay

Hotel RIU Dubai
★★★★

Situated on the Deira Islands beachfront and offering 24-hour all-inclusive stays to make your holiday a unique experience, the Hotel RIU Dubai is an excellent choice for your dazzling Dubai escape. From a sumptuous spa to thrilling entertainment areas, various themed restaurants to the Splash Water World water park, you’ll be amazed by this hotel’s exhilarating attractions. Rooms are tastefully decorated with calm blues with sleek neutral touches, creating a soft and relaxing ambience, ensuring you have an impeccable night’s sleep. Enjoy a day of relaxation on the sun loungers, before cooling off with a cocktail at the swim up bar, pamper yourself in the opulent spa and awaken your tastebuds in the wide range of dining options, from Asian to Lebanese.

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Your Holiday Summary

 

Cruise

  • 7 night full-board cruise on board Costa Firenze
  • Book a Balcony cabin and receive a FREE drinks package

All-Inclusive Hotel Stay

  • 3 night four-star all-inclusive stay at the brand new Hotel RIU Dubai
    • Pamper yourself at the relaxing spa, with a sauna and hydromassage bathtub
    • Enjoy the thrills at the Splash Water World aqua park or take a dip in the pool with swim-up bar
    • Sample a wide range of dining options serving Asian, Italian and Lebanese dishes, as well as breakfasts and lunches with live cooking stations
    • This fantastic beach-front hotel lies on the man-made Deira Island

All Emirates flights (London departure - regional flights available)

Prices

Departing

17 January 2023

Inside

£1,299pp

Ocean View

£1,499pp

Balcony

£1,799pp

Departing

24 January 2023

Inside

£1,349pp

Ocean View

£1,549pp

Balcony

£1,849pp

Departing

31 January 2023

Inside

£1,399pp

Ocean View

£1,599pp

Balcony

£1,899pp

Departing

7 February 2023

Inside

£1,549pp

Ocean View

£1,749pp

Balcony

£2,049pp

Departing

14 February 2023

Inside

£1,549pp

Ocean View

£1,749pp

Balcony

£2,049pp

Departing

21 February 2023

Inside

£1,549pp

Ocean View

£1,749pp

Balcony

£2,049pp

Departing

28 February 2023

Inside

£1,399pp

Ocean View

£1,599pp

Balcony

£1,899pp

Departing

7 March 2023

Inside

£1,449pp

Ocean View

£1,649pp

Balcony

£1,949pp

To Book, Call our Holiday Specialists on

0800 840 5800