MSC Cruises

7-night Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Qatar from Dubai

MSC Opera

Fine woodwork, marble floors and acres of vibrant fabrics compliment the dramatic sea views onboard.

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Itinerary highlights
Sunset over the Dubai skyline Dubai United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
Side View of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat, Oman Muscat Oman
Ship highlights
Photo of the Main Restaurants Main Restaurants
Photo of the Teatro Dell'Opera Teatro Dell'Opera
Photo of the Casino Casino
from
£439
per person
from
£63
per night
Free cancellation up to 21 days before you sail through 31 Dec 2021
14 Nov 2021
£449 £439
28 Nov 2021
£449 £439
12 Dec 2021
£449 £439
26 Dec 2021
£929 £829
9 Jan 2022
£549 £519
23 Jan 2022
£549 £519
6 Feb 2022
£549 £519
20 Feb 2022
£599 £519
6 Mar 2022
£599 £519
13 Mar 2022
£519
14 Nov 2021
£549 £519
28 Nov 2021
£549 £519
12 Dec 2021
£549 £519
26 Dec 2021
£1,079 £949
9 Jan 2022
£649 £599
23 Jan 2022
£649 £599
6 Feb 2022
£649 £599
20 Feb 2022
£699 £599
6 Mar 2022
£699 £599
13 Mar 2022
£599
14 Nov 2021
£829 £689
28 Nov 2021
£709 £629
12 Dec 2021
£709 £629
26 Dec 2021
£1,309 £1,109
9 Jan 2022
£809 £709
23 Jan 2022
£809 £709
6 Feb 2022
£809 £709
20 Feb 2022
£859 £709
6 Mar 2022
£859 £709
13 Mar 2022
£709
14 Nov 2021
28 Nov 2021
£1,479 £1,339
12 Dec 2021
£1,479 £1,339
26 Dec 2021
£2,079 £1,819
9 Jan 2022
£1,579 £1,419
23 Jan 2022
£1,579 £1,419
6 Feb 2022
£1,579 £1,419
20 Feb 2022
£1,629 £1,419
6 Mar 2022
£1,629 £1,419
13 Mar 2022
£1,419
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Reschedule your booking for free up to 15 days before your sail date for cruise only, and up to 21 days before departure for fly cruises. Applies to bookings made before 30 October 2020 on sailings through 31 December 2021.

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The itinerary

Dubai sits on a golden sandy coastline in the Arabian Gulf, where the warm azure waves of the sea meet the desert. A high-rise oasis, this city is a pleasure-dome surrounded by dunes; one of the most fashionable on the planet thanks to its ability to satisfy the needs of legions of demanding vacationers. Dubai is about having fun—and it's one big adult playground. Nature plays her part here, with year-round sunshine, gorgeous beaches, dramatic arid landscapes, and warm waters, but it's the man-made attractions that make Dubai so alluring. You can launch yourself into high-adrenaline desert adventures, diving and water sports, and some of the world's best golf courses. The 5-, 6-, and 7-star hotels offer the ultimate in luxury, and the party scene is hot. Shopping malls are the biggest in the world and are packed full of high-class merchandise. And with hundreds of restaurants with cuisine from around the world, you can munch your way from Mexico to Malaysia. Dubai produces strong reactions in people, but one thing is certain—love it or loathe it—you will not forget it. It is without a doubt, one of the world's true must-see destinations.

Sunset over the Dubai skyline

Dubai sits on a golden sandy coastline in the Arabian Gulf, where the warm azure waves of the sea meet the desert. A high-rise oasis, this city is a pleasure-dome surrounded by dunes; one of the most fashionable on the planet thanks to its ability to satisfy the needs of legions of demanding vacationers. Dubai is about having fun—and it's one big adult playground. Nature plays her part here, with year-round sunshine, gorgeous beaches, dramatic arid landscapes, and warm waters, but it's the man-made attractions that make Dubai so alluring. You can launch yourself into high-adrenaline desert adventures, diving and water sports, and some of the world's best golf courses. The 5-, 6-, and 7-star hotels offer the ultimate in luxury, and the party scene is hot. Shopping malls are the biggest in the world and are packed full of high-class merchandise. And with hundreds of restaurants with cuisine from around the world, you can munch your way from Mexico to Malaysia. Dubai produces strong reactions in people, but one thing is certain—love it or loathe it—you will not forget it. It is without a doubt, one of the world's true must-see destinations.

Sunset over the Dubai skyline

Just a few decades ago, Abu Dhabi, the island capital of the United Arab Emirates, was a small fishing village with houses made of mud-brick and palm fronds. Today, as a result of revenue from oil, Abu Dhabi is one of the world's richest cities, with wide, tree-lined okulevards, lush green parks, gushing fountains and imposing skyscrapers. Somewhat of a dichotomy, Abu Dhabi is a combination of ultra-modern sophistication and Arab mystique, with friendly and hospitable people offering a warm welcome to visitors. Abu Dhabi's history originated in the 18th century, when, according to legend, a group of tribesmen pursuing a gazelle came upon a freshwater well which they named Abu Dhabi, or "Father of the Gazelle". In the 19th century, the first fort was built over this well by a sheikh of the Al-Nahyan dynasty. The fort's name is Al Husn Palace, also known as Old or White Fort, and it is one of the few buildings in Abu Dhabi that is more than 25 years old. Its whitewashed walls are eye-catching amid the backdrop of today's skyscrapers. Presently, it is home to the Cultural Foundation and serves as a documents centre. Abu Dhabi had little significance until the discovery of vast oil reserves in the late 1950s and early 1960s. In the years following, the city's economy and infrastructure developed rapidly and changed Abu Dhabi beyond recognition.

Day 5At Sea

Oman's capital city is hemmed in on one side by spectacular jagged-peaked mountains and on the other by royal blue sea. The architecture is a traditional, sophisticated arabesque blend of white-washed, low-rise buildings surrounded by manicured palms, intricately designed domes set atop the minarets of the mosques, sand-colored villas, a surprising blend of modern art installations, like a giant incense burner that towers over the Corniche, and ancient forts set in the rocky hills. Though tradition abounds, from distinct, local cuisine to the widely worn national dress, the dishdasha, Muscat is a completely modern city, featuring opulent luxury hotels, international restaurants, excellent cellular and data service, sprawling shopping malls, pristine beaches, lively nightlife, world-class performing arts, and a highly educated population, most of whom speak English, Arabic, and often Hindi. Muscat is the ideal base for exploring other areas of the country since many of the most desirable destinations are within a few hours' drive.

Side View of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat, Oman

Dubai sits on a golden sandy coastline in the Arabian Gulf, where the warm azure waves of the sea meet the desert. A high-rise oasis, this city is a pleasure-dome surrounded by dunes; one of the most fashionable on the planet thanks to its ability to satisfy the needs of legions of demanding vacationers. Dubai is about having fun—and it's one big adult playground. Nature plays her part here, with year-round sunshine, gorgeous beaches, dramatic arid landscapes, and warm waters, but it's the man-made attractions that make Dubai so alluring. You can launch yourself into high-adrenaline desert adventures, diving and water sports, and some of the world's best golf courses. The 5-, 6-, and 7-star hotels offer the ultimate in luxury, and the party scene is hot. Shopping malls are the biggest in the world and are packed full of high-class merchandise. And with hundreds of restaurants with cuisine from around the world, you can munch your way from Mexico to Malaysia. Dubai produces strong reactions in people, but one thing is certain—love it or loathe it—you will not forget it. It is without a doubt, one of the world's true must-see destinations.

Sunset over the Dubai skyline

Dubai sits on a golden sandy coastline in the Arabian Gulf, where the warm azure waves of the sea meet the desert. A high-rise oasis, this city is a pleasure-dome surrounded by dunes; one of the most fashionable on the planet thanks to its ability to satisfy the needs of legions of demanding vacationers. Dubai is about having fun—and it's one big adult playground. Nature plays her part here, with year-round sunshine, gorgeous beaches, dramatic arid landscapes, and warm waters, but it's the man-made attractions that make Dubai so alluring. You can launch yourself into high-adrenaline desert adventures, diving and water sports, and some of the world's best golf courses. The 5-, 6-, and 7-star hotels offer the ultimate in luxury, and the party scene is hot. Shopping malls are the biggest in the world and are packed full of high-class merchandise. And with hundreds of restaurants with cuisine from around the world, you can munch your way from Mexico to Malaysia. Dubai produces strong reactions in people, but one thing is certain—love it or loathe it—you will not forget it. It is without a doubt, one of the world's true must-see destinations.

Sunset over the Dubai skyline

The ship MSC Opera

Fine woodwork, marble floors and acres of vibrant fabrics compliment the dramatic sea views onboard.

Capacity
1712
Cabins
1071
Total crew
728
Length
824m

Food and drink

There are a variety of restaurants available onboard, including two main dining rooms, a self-service buffet, and a number of casual snack or lunch options. Two traditional sittings, flexible and casual dining options are all available.

Main Restaurants

MSC Opera offers 2 main restaurants, La Caravella and L’Approdo and an outdoor restaurant, Il Patio. Each one boasts a top gastronomic... Read more

Complimentary
Varies

Buffet Restaurant

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A cafeteria style, self-service buffet.

Complimentary
Buffet

Patio Pizzeria

Alfresco restaurant, serving pizza and fast-food styled dishes.

Complimentary
Casual

Venchi Ice Cream Bar

MSC Cruises is proud to bring the very best in artisanal gelato to our travellers. Venchi has been making superlative desserts since... Read more

Complimentary
Gelato

Vitamin Bar

Bar with vitamin drinks made from fresh fruits and juice such as Orange Delight and Carrot Fantasy.

Complimentary
Healthy

Entertainment

Whilst en route to a number of beautiful destinations around the world, be dazzled by the choice of entertainment options onboard. MSC Opera offers a rich programme of spectacular shows, impressive theatre performances, live music, and dance until dawn nightlife.
MSC offer a rich entertainment programme with music and activities, day and night. There are a wide variety of theatrical performances, from circus shows to opera and international musicals, showing six shows a week with 25 stage artists. A great variety of music is on offer, from live performances to club nights with DJs. Theme days and nights are also hosted on the ship, which include White Parties, beer festivals, MSC Factor, Hollywood Nights and karaoke.

Teatro Dell'Opera

713 seat theatre, and the main show lounge onboard. Offers tiered seating, and features small-scale production shows and cabaret performances.

Casino

Full gaming casino which offers roulette, poker, blackjack, and slot machines. It is open until late at night whilst at sea. Tournaments... Read more

Byblos Discoteca

Late-night bar and nightclub with a 450 square foot dance floor.

La Cabala Piano Bar & Lounge

Show lounge, with piano and bar and 193 square foot dance floor.

The Card Room

The ship's card room is located on deck 7 and seats 28 guests.

Bars & Lounges

On MSC Opera guests can choose from 8 bars, inspired by different themes and inimitable in their wine and food selection, thus... Read more

Health and fitness

MSC Opera is well equipped to ensure her passengers stay active whilst travelling. From a fully-equipped gym with panoramic sea views, to an outdoor jogging track, to the MSC Aurea Spa.
The Aurea Spa offers a range of treatments, including massages, facials, aromatherapy, as well as the only Balinese Spa at sea.

MSC Aurea Spa

The Luxurious MSC Aurea Spa is an exotic paradise with superb sea views. It is a sanctuary of tranquility where a team... Read more

Power Walking / Jogging Track

Located on Deck Twelve.

Shuffleboard

215 square foot court. Located on Deck Twelve.

Minigolf

Located on Deck Thirteen.

Le Piscine & Children's Spray Park

Pool area with separate children's Spray Park. Located on Deck Eleven.

Solarium

Exclusively for adults, this calm, quiet and peaceful retreat can be found on the Sun Deck.

Kids and teens

MSC pay special attention∘ to the needs of families travelling with them, and it is easy to spend time together onboard∘ Opera. There are comfortable, purpose-built family cabins, and a variety of experienced staff onboard to look after the younger passengers will parents disembark upon shore activities or make use of the onboard facilities.
The Kids Club∘ comes in five different age groups, and there are dedicated menus for kids in the restaurants. A special Edutainment programme is laid on as well, allowing children to express their creativity, alongside themed parties, and an adult-free zone for teenagers.

Kids Clubs

Comes in five different age groups, with dedicated services and entertainment activities for each, open from 9am to 11pm.
Baby Club is for... Read more

Buffalo Bill

A children's playroom, open to all kids onboard.

Virtual Reality Games

An onboard arcade, with a variety of video games and digital options. Open to all children onboard.

Enrichment

Enrichment onboard MSC include Language lessons, dance classes, arts & crafts, and many more.

Useful info

Special Dietary Requirements

Any guests with food intolerances and/or allergies are asked to inform MSC Cruises of their requirements through the Special Needs form (available... Read more

Disabled Facilities

Guests with special needs should inform MSC Cruises of their needs, ideally, at the time of booking, or at the very latest,... Read more

Pregnancy

The medical facilities and equipment onboard may not be adequate enough to deal with a birth or any pregnancy complications. Therefore, for... Read more

Dress Code

Casual wear is advised is advised for life onboard and shore excursions. For informal evenings, summery dresses for women and a lightweight... Read more

Improving Air Quality from Ship Emissions

MSC Cruises∘ is making significant investments into improving air quality. As part of a broader approach to limit sulphur and other emissions... Read more

Energy Saving Technology Onboard

Voyage planning software

An optimised itinerary means a reduced consumption of energy. We plan our itineraries efficiently and use specialised software to optimise... Read more

Energy Efficiency and Advanced Ship Design

From the first line we draw on paper when we design a new ship, to the final light bulb we install, energy... Read more

Water Preservation

Fresh water is a finite resource. Our philosophy∘ is to use it sparingly and efficiently. To this end, we take as many... Read more

From Wastewater to High Quality Water Discharges

No black wastewater from our shipboard operations leaves our ships without proper treatment and any discharges∘ from our fleet undergo a comprehensive... Read more

Protecting Marine Life with Ballast Water Treatment Systems

To protect the marine ecosystem∘ in which the ship sails, our ships∘ are fitted with a ballast water treatment system that complies... Read more

State-of-the-Art Solid Waste Management

Throughout the years, we have taken voluntary steps∘ to equip our ships with state-of-the-art solid waste management and recycling facilities on board.... Read more

Eliminating Single-use Plastics

Under our Plastics Reduction Programme∘, MSC Cruises is in the final phase of effectively eliminating an extensive number of plastic items from... Read more

Exploring New Technologies and Solutions

Our environmental efforts are an ongoing journey. We will keep exploring and developing new solutions for our future – and existing –... Read more

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We know these are uncertain times, but don't fret. All bookings are covered by our Financial Protection Guarantee and we only work with cruise lines that are members of ATOL and ABTA. For more information about cancellation cover, visit the Coronavirus Cancellation Policies page.

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* Passengers should be aged under 18 at the time of embarkation to qualify as a child.
Flights available from Amsterdam, Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh, Geneva, Glasgow, Lisbon, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Lyon, Manchester, Paris Charles de Gaulle, and Zurich airports
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We know these are uncertain times, but don't fret. All bookings are covered by our Financial Protection Guarantee and we only work with cruise lines that are members of ATOL and ABTA. For more information about cancellation cover, visit the Coronavirus Cancellation Policies page.

How many people will be travelling?


* Passengers should be aged under 18 at the time of embarkation to qualify as a child.
Flights available from Amsterdam, Birmingham, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Geneva, Glasgow, Lisbon, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Lyon, Manchester, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Stockholm, and Zurich airports
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We know these are uncertain times, but don't fret. All bookings are covered by our Financial Protection Guarantee and we only work with cruise lines that are members of ATOL and ABTA. For more information about cancellation cover, visit the Coronavirus Cancellation Policies page.

How many people will be travelling?


* Passengers should be aged under 18 at the time of embarkation to qualify as a child.
Flights available from Amsterdam, Birmingham, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Geneva, Glasgow, Lisbon, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Lyon, Manchester, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Stockholm, and Zurich airports
Book with confidence

We know these are uncertain times, but don't fret. All bookings are covered by our Financial Protection Guarantee and we only work with cruise lines that are members of ATOL and ABTA. For more information about cancellation cover, visit the Coronavirus Cancellation Policies page.

How many people will be travelling?


* Passengers should be aged under 18 at the time of embarkation to qualify as a child.
Flights available from Amsterdam, Birmingham, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Geneva, Glasgow, Lisbon, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Lyon, Manchester, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Stockholm, and Zurich airports
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We know these are uncertain times, but don't fret. All bookings are covered by our Financial Protection Guarantee and we only work with cruise lines that are members of ATOL and ABTA. For more information about cancellation cover, visit the Coronavirus Cancellation Policies page.

How many people will be travelling?


* Passengers should be aged under 18 at the time of embarkation to qualify as a child.
Flights available from Amsterdam, Birmingham, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Geneva, Glasgow, Lisbon, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Lyon, Manchester, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Stockholm, and Zurich airports
Book with confidence

We know these are uncertain times, but don't fret. All bookings are covered by our Financial Protection Guarantee and we only work with cruise lines that are members of ATOL and ABTA. For more information about cancellation cover, visit the Coronavirus Cancellation Policies page.

How many people will be travelling?


* Passengers should be aged under 18 at the time of embarkation to qualify as a child.
Flights available from Amsterdam, Birmingham, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Geneva, Glasgow, Lisbon, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Lyon, Manchester, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Stockholm, and Zurich airports
Book with confidence

We know these are uncertain times, but don't fret. All bookings are covered by our Financial Protection Guarantee and we only work with cruise lines that are members of ATOL and ABTA. For more information about cancellation cover, visit the Coronavirus Cancellation Policies page.

How many people will be travelling?


* Passengers should be aged under 18 at the time of embarkation to qualify as a child.
Flights available from Amsterdam, Birmingham, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Geneva, Glasgow, Lisbon, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Lyon, Manchester, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Stockholm, and Zurich airports
Book with confidence

We know these are uncertain times, but don't fret. All bookings are covered by our Financial Protection Guarantee and we only work with cruise lines that are members of ATOL and ABTA. For more information about cancellation cover, visit the Coronavirus Cancellation Policies page.

How many people will be travelling?


* Passengers should be aged under 18 at the time of embarkation to qualify as a child.
Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing (unless otherwise specfied) in GBP and subject to availability. Certain restrictions can apply. Prices are updated on a daily basis and may vary when continuing through the booking process.