Some of the most exotic destinations in the MSC Cruises portfolio are the Arab lands of the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain and Qatar. Surround yourself with the beauty of vast deserts, Bedouin markets and bustling shopping centers. Experience the delightful mixture of ancient traditions juxtaposed with the modern bustling city life of Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Along the way, you’ll visit Sir Bani Yas, a 1.5 mile-long stretch of land on a natural island just off the southwest coast of Abu Dhabi that has been transformed into a beach oasis destination, where you and your fellow MSC Cruisers will have exclusive use when your ship is in port.
The MSC Beach Experience on Sir Bani Yas means relaxation. It includes a delicious barbeque lunch of succulent burgers and other grilled delights, fresh salads and vegetables, pastries and fruit. And you can enjoy cocktails, ice-cold beers and soft drinks from the island’s 6 bars.
Entertainment options range from beach tennis and volleyball to paddle boarding and snorkeling. Also enjoy gym and dance activities and fun beach parties. Meanwhile, the inflatable water park and kids play area will keep children happy all day.
Without leaving the beach, you can pamper yourself with a revitalizing massage or beauty treatment provided by our expert MSC Aurea Spa personnel.
And if you’ve booked an island tour–or decide to join one at the last minute–you’ll find our Excursion Office right there on the beach too. There are options including exploring one of the region’s largest wildlife reserves.
Alternatively, for those looking to relax and unwind, the island will feature a beautiful beach with a number of natural sun-bathing spots and sun-drenched walking trails as well as MSC Aurea Spa treatments. Similar to Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, onboard MSC Yacht Club amenities will be extended onto the island.