Middle East Meandering

February 27 to March 10, 2021

Escape to sun, skyscrapers, and spice markets on this exciting ten-night journey of discovery to the Middle East. Begin your voyage in the bucket-list city of Dubai, showcasing futuristic architecture and Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Then continue to the island of Sir Bani Yas to see big game in the Arabian Wildlife Park or take a refreshing dip at the Cruise Beach. Cruise to Abu Dhabi, where the headliner attraction, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, is emblematic of the city’s exotic beauty and sophistication. Catch views of a jagged profile of modern skyline as you approach up-and-coming Doha—here, the exhilarating Souq Waquif offers a sensory and cultural immersion into the traditions of Qatar. Then visit Bahrain, where UNESCO-listed sites like Bahrain Fort, dating from 2200 BC, and the centuries-old Pearling Path present a glimpse into the origins of an ancient culture. Sail to Fujaira for a desert safari or a day of relaxing at a beach resort. Continue to Oman and spend a day exploring charming Muscat’s sixteenth-century forts or the maze-like Muttrah Souq. Before journey’s end in Dubai, cruise to Khasab, gateway to the spectacular desert fjords and unique marine life of the Musandam Peninsula.

Questions? Contact Donna Coggins via email at travel@wm.edu or call 757-221-1165.

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