Flights from Dublin, Shannon or Cork to Abu Dhabi, 2 nights in a 4* hotel and a 7 day cruise from €778 pp!

Flights from Dublin, Shannon or Cork to Abu Dhabi in the UAE, 2 nights in a 4* hotel and a 7 day cruise to Dubai, Bahrain and Qatar from €778 per person!

I wanted to try something a bit different so here is an offer for bargain one stop flights with British Airways from Dublin, Shannon or Cork, 2 nights in a 4* hotel and a 7 day cruise on board the MSC Bellissima from €778 per person! I’ll admit that I know little about cruises as I have yet to experience one but this is an absolute bargain!

The flights are one stop via London Heathrow with British Airways and include a checked bag of 23kg. There are links below to these flights from either Dublin, Shannon or Cork, click on these to be brought to the Skyscanner website.

Dublin to Abu Dhabi, UAE 7th Dec – 16th Dec €270

Shannon to Abu Dhabi, UAE 7th Dec – 16th Dec €272

Cork to Abu Dhabi, UAE 7th Dec – 16th Dec €279

The cruise starts on the evening of the 8th of December, so I have found a great deal on a 4* hotel in downtown Abu Dhabi for the night of the 7th of December. The hotel is the 4* Golden Tulip Downtown Abu Dhabi, which is rated a very good 8.1 out of 10 with guests from Booking.com. This hotel offers spacious rooms and a year-round outdoor pool. It is also available at a bargain rate of just €59 for 2 people for one night!

Golden Tulip Downtown Abu Dhabi 7th Dec – 8th Dec €29.50 pp

Below is a screenshot of the room type on offer, click on this to be brought to the Booking.com website.

The cruise commences on the evening of the 8th of December at 9 o’clock. It takes in Sir Bani Yas Island, Bahrain, Doha in Qatar, Dubai then back to Abu Dhabi. The timetable is listed below.

The following things are included as part of your cruise:

  • All meals on board
  • Baggage transport on embarkation and debarkation
  • Coffee, tea, water & ice cubes
  • Entertainment program on board
  • Insolvency insurance for the tour operator
  • Taxes and port charges
  • Use of most onboard facilities

A drinks package can be added at an additional cost. The cabin type on offer is an Interior Cabin, below is a list of details on this cabin type.

An interior room on the MSC Bellissima is available for €449 per person. Below is a link to Seascanner for more information on the cruise and to hold an option on this cruise for a few days. There are no obligations to book once you hold an option, Seascanner need to request availability on the cruise and as a result, I would strongly advise waiting to hear back about availability for the cruise before booking flights.

MSC Bellissima 8th Dec – 15th Dec Interior Cabin €449pp

As the cruise docks in Abu Dhabi at 5 am on the 15th December and the flight leaves early on the 16th December, I would recommend booking a hotel room so you can relax and leave your bags somewhere. The Golden Tulip Downtown Abu Dhabi, have the same offer on for just €59 for 2 people for a night that I have given above.

Golden Tulip Downtown Abu Dhabi 15th Dec – 16th Dec €29.50 pp

This brings the total cost for flights, 2 nights in a 4* hotel and a 7 day cruise to €778 pp from Dublin, €780 pp from Shannon or €787 pp from Cork.

Please note prices are correct at time of publication and are subject to change.

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