Category Archives: Middle East

Dubai International Airport and Star Alliance Business Lounge

Dubai International Airport does not have signage and/or a departure board that shows airline check-in information or what time check-in begins. From the minute we walked in, all that could be seen was mass confusion and chaos. Passengers trying to close over-stuffed

Royal Caribbean Gulf Cruise: Dubai Disembarkation Information

Passengers officially disembark in Dubai on the 7th day of Royal Caribbean Splendour of the Seas Cruise. Detailed instructions for the disembarkation procedure is delivered to cabins. The packet includes: a list showing cabin disembarkation times and designated waiting areas and

Arabian Gulf Cruise: More Dubai UAE Information and Trivia

Splendour of the Seas did dock in Dubai UAE overnight for a two-day stay before disembarkation but we had pretty much been there and seen it before the cruise. Still, it was another chance to walk around the fun Bastakiya area. You

Hop on Bus, Abu Dhabi Arabian Gulf Cruise

We prepaid for the Hop on Bus. The hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Abu Dhabi takes you to all of the city’s famous landmarks. Supposedly, the hop-on, hop-off facility gives access to the best things to do in Abu Dhabi

Arabian Gulf Cruise: Abu Dhabi Shore Excursions

Royal Caribbean offers nine Shore Excursions in Abu Dhabi. Most did not interest me and had three themes: Water, Desert or City. We settled for the Hop-on, Hop-off bus tour in tomorrow’s article. Below are a few of the other

Visit Ancient Muttrah Souk in Muscat, Oman

It’s Muttrah/Mutrah Souk day. Splendour of the Seas was in Muttrah Port for one more day with time for independent sightseeing. Passengers follow the same routine as yesterday. Everyone is handed an Oman Visa as they walked off the gangway.