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Qatar Escape plus Desert Days Cruise

Escape to the extraordinary on this Escapes by Globus tour of Middle Eastern jewels. From Qatar’s gleaming financial hub of Doha to the gold, silver, and spices spilling from the souks of Dubai to the grand mosques of Bahrain and the UAE’s gems in Abu Dhabi, you’ll discover a world of ancient beauty and bold modernity in this fascinating land. Take in the cityscapes from a sightseeing cruise along the shores of Doha and breathe in the majesty of the Arabian Desert on safari. Then, embark on a 6-night cruise on the Arabian Gulf to visit the fascinating destinations of Bahrain, Oman, and the dazzling sights of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. From bustling spice and silver souks to spectacular mosques and stunning natural wonders, you’ll be amazed at every turn!

Highlights of Qatar Escape plus Desert Days Cruise


We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites! Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi (where available).

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Day 1

ARRIVE IN DOHA, QATAR Welcome to Doha! At 6pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner. (D)

Day 2

DOHA Enchantment Old & New This morning’s sightseeing includes a guided tour of the Katara Cultural Village and lively Souq Waqif. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. This afternoon, cruise along Doha’s stunning skyline, west bay, and The Pearl.


CULTURAL TREASURES Nestled between the vast sea on one side and the Katara hills on the other, Katara is Doha’s destination for art, culture, and cuisine. Tour this enchanting village housing two mosques, a grand amphitheater, gardens, and an assortment of galleries.

Day 3

DOHA-EMBARKATION Desert Dreams Take a thrilling desert safari journey this morning, then enjoy some free time. This evening, wave goodbye to your Tour Director and Driver in Qatar in Doha before embarking your Arabian Gulf cruise this evening. (B,D)

EPIC RIDE Embark on an exciting safari adventure into the heart of the Arabian Desert. Your driver takes you through the rolling hills and valleys of the towering sand dunes.

Day 4

CRUISING: KHALIFA BIN SALMAN, BAHRAIN Kings & Kingdoms Tour Bahrain’s most famous sights and landmarks with your Local Guide. (B,L,D)

HISTORIC GEMS Visit Al Fateh Grand Mosque with its iconic fiberglass dome, then the Bahrain National Museum housing artefacts spanning 5,000 years of history. You’ll also visit historic Bahrain Fort and the Al Jasra Handicraft Center showcasing the country’s traditional crafts. Lastly, stop at King Fahd causeway, the system of bridges and causeways completed in 1986 to connect Bahrain and Saudi Arabia for the first time in 25,000 years.

Day 5

CRUISING: DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Dynamic Dubai Pull into port in Dubai with free time to enjoy the city. (B,L,D)

EXPLORE MORE in Dubai with an optional guided tour of this thriving city, ascend to the top of the Burj Khalifa, or explore the spice souk or gold souk for a special shopping spree.

Day 6

CRUISING: DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Be Dazzled Enjoy a free day in port to explore the lively city of Dubai. (B,L,D)

EXPLORE MORE in Dubai with an adventure for the palate while sampling the mouthwatering dishes in the Emirati tradition. Your GlobusGO mobile app can point you in the direction of delicious dumplings, Margoogat stew, shawarma, or chebab pancakes in restaurants where new flavors become old favorites in no time.

Day 7

CRUISING: KHASAB, OMAN Souks, Safari, & Seas Enjoy a day at leisure in Khasab, known as the ‘Norway of Arabia’ for its rugged fjords and crystal-clear waters. (B,L,D)

EXPLORE MORE in Khasab with a choice of optional excursions such as a cruise on the region’s longest fjord by traditional dhow (masted sailing vessel), a guided tour of the city’s main sites, or by Jeep to explore the highest peak on the peninsula with a stop at a Bedouin village.

Day 8

CRUISING: SIR BANI YAS ISLAND, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Arabian Sights A day at leisure on Sir Bani Yas Island, an island oasis home to thousands of free-roaming wildlife along its pristine waters. (B,L,D)

EXPLORE MORE with an optional Jeep tour to the Arabian Wildlife Park, explore the waterways and mangrove forests of the island by water bike, or take a guided tour of the remains of an early-Christian monastery site.

Day 9

CRUISING: ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Serenity & Solemnity Take a fascinating guided tour in the legendary city of Abu Dhabi. (B,L,D)

SPECATUCULAR SIGHTS Your guided tour of Abu Dhabi begins with Qasr Al Watan Palace, the presidential palace of the UAE. Walk through the Great Hall and expansive gardens, then see the stunning Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the country’s largest.

Day 10

DOHA (DISEMBARKATION) Farewell, Qatar Disembark your cruise this morning and enjoy your afternoon at leisure to explore more of Doha. This evening, rejoin your Tour Director in Doha for a farewell dinner. (B,D)

Day 11

DOHA Safe travels until we meet again! Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)


# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status
1 2024-11-06 2024-11-07 2024-11-17 $2329 $0 $2558 K941107 Available
2 2024-11-13 2024-11-14 2024-11-24 $2329 $0 $2558 K941114 Available
3 2024-11-20 2024-11-21 2024-12-01 $2329 $0 $2558 K941121 Available
4 2024-11-27 2024-11-28 2024-12-08 $2329 $0 $2558 K941128 Available
5 2024-12-04 2024-12-05 2024-12-15 $2329 $0 $2558 K941205 Available
6 2024-12-11 2024-12-12 2024-12-22 $2329 $0 $2558 K941212 Available
7 2024-12-18 2024-12-19 2024-12-29 $2329 $0 $2558 K941219 Available
8 2024-12-25 2024-12-26 2025-01-05 $2329 $0 $2558 K941226 Available
9 2025-01-01 2025-01-02 2025-01-12 $2329 $0 $2558 K950102 Available
10 2025-02-12 2025-02-13 2025-02-23 $2329 $0 $2558 K950213 Available
11 2025-02-19 2025-02-20 2025-03-02 $2329 $150 $2408 K950220 Available
12 2025-02-26 2025-02-27 2025-03-09 $2329 $0 $2558 K950227 Available
13 2025-11-12 2025-11-13 2025-11-23 $2329 $150 $2408 K951113 Available
14 2025-11-19 2025-11-20 2025-11-30 $2329 $0 $2558 K951120 Available
15 2025-11-26 2025-11-27 2025-12-07 $2329 $0 $2558 K951127 Available
16 2025-12-03 2025-12-04 2025-12-14 $2329 $150 $2408 K951204 Available
17 2025-12-10 2025-12-11 2025-12-21 $2329 $0 $2558 K951211 Available
18 2025-12-17 2025-12-18 2025-12-28 $2329 $0 $2558 K951218 Available
19 2025-12-24 2025-12-25 2026-01-04 $2329 $0 $2558 K951225 Available


# Name Description City Address Rating
1 Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha The alluringly modern Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha is conveniently located close to¿Hamad International Airport¿and just a few minutes away from the¿heart of the city, the palm-fringed Corniche,¿National Museum of Qatar¿and Doha¿s business district. With its contemporary architecture and warm hospitality, the hotel creates the perfect ambience for¿business and leisure travelers. Doha Al Matar Street Superior First-Class
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