Signature Persian Gulf Passage Cruise Tour
 
Muscat, Oman to DUBAI, United Arab Emirates
Wed Dec 3, 2025 - Fri Dec 19, 2025,
 16 days
 on Star Legend
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Muscat, Oman to DUBAI, United Arab Emirates
This Signature Cruise Tour transcends time, taking you from the days of caravans and frankincense through the transformation into modern cities that have become world power brokers. Learn about the days when black pearls, fueled the local economy, and visit mountain villages where they still use irrigation methods developed by their ancestors. Dine on Bedouin-style carpets and marvel at falcons and belly dancers as you spend the night in the desert. And enjoy the contrast of past and present living side by side as you admire the views from desert dunes and the world’s tallest skyscraper, shop in traditional souks and the world’s most chic shopping malls, walk the passageways of ancient forts and modern museums, and take in the natural beauty of spectacular fjords and the engineering marvel of manmade islands. On this extraordinary Cruise Tour you’ll have time to relax under the palms at desert oases and in the spas of elegant 5-star hotels, savoring the incredible luxury and diversity the Persian Gulf has to offer both before and after your cruise.

Recommended to bring:
Sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, and your swimsuit
 
Please note: Ladies visiting mosques are required to cover their heads with a scarf and not wear shorts, beachwear, or sleeveless outfits as they are to be fully covered. Men are also to be fully covered though short sleeve shirts are allowed. No eatables are allowed.
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Day 1: ARRIVE IN MUSCAT
Muscat is scenically wedged between mountains, desert, and the Gulf of Oman, the gateway to the Persian Gulf. Transfer to the Sheraton Oman, with panoramic views of the Al Hajar mountain range and city, or the clifftop Crowne Plaza Muscat, with breathtaking views of the Gulf. Enjoy dinner at the hotel before retiring.

(Includes transfer from the airport, overnight at Muscat Hotel and dinner.)
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Day 2: MUSCAT, JEBEL AKHDAR
Muscat’s Grand Mosque is a perfect blend of modern design and traditional craftsmanship. Admire the handmade carpets, elegant chandeliers, and the ceiling of the great dome in the main prayer room. At the National Museum, browse thousands of artifacts showcasing Oman’s history and culture. Take a few photos of Al Alam Palace on your way to Jebel Akhdar Hotel.

(Includes breakfast, overnight at Jebel Akhdar hotel, lunch and dinner.)
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Day 3: Nizwa Fort and Souq and Wahiba
Following breakfast at the hotel the first stop this morning is the Nizwa Fort, built in the 1650s. The fort and nearby Nizwa Souq give you a glimpse of old Oman. During a brief break at Birkat Al Mauz, walk through a classic oasis with date trees. Then it’s on to Wahiba with its incredible sand dunes up to 300 feet high. If you’re feeling adventurous, ride over the dunes with an experienced driver. Visit a local Bedouin house before arriving at Desert Camp in time for a spectacular desert sunset and dune driving before dinner.

(Includes breakfast, overnight at Wahiba Sands, with dinner.)
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Day 4: Sur, Muscat, Transfer to Yacht
Our route to Sur takes us through Wadi Bani Khalid, a beautiful oasis with spring-fed lagoons, pools, and waterfalls. Sur played a pivotal role in Oman’s maritime past and still produces traditional wooden vessels known as dhows. Stop by a dhow factory to see how these historic ships are made. Continue on to the Bimah Sinkhole with its incredible turquoise color. In Muscat, drive along the waterfront corniche to Mutrah Souq to one of the oldest markets in Oman before arriving at your ship.
 
(Includes breakfast, lunch and transfer to yacht.)
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Day 4: Muscat, Oman
In a land steeped with history, Muscat, Oman’s port capital, is a mix of upscale shopping malls, modern high-rises and 16th century Al Jalali and Mirani, Portuguese forts. The city has numerous mosques including modern, marble-clad Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, with its 164 foot (50m) dome and prodigious Persian carpet, and that can accommodate 20,000 people. Wander the lively fish market and busy Mutrah Souk. There are plenty of soft sand beaches leading to pristine Gulf of Oman water full of fish and turtles.
 
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Day 5: Khasab
Known as the Norway of Arabia with its spectacular fjords, Khasab sits isolated on Oman’s northern coast. Exploring the impressive coast by boat may result in encounters with friendly bottlenose and humpback dolphins. Check out Khasab Castle, built in the 17th century with its museum of local life back through the ages. Not far away are Bedouin villages and the Khawr Najd viewpoint with sweeping views of the impressive fjords.
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Day 6: Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
The most northerly of the seven Emirates, Ras Al Khama (RAK City) is known for its slower pace, rich culture and beautiful beaches. Through the centuries RAK City was an important trading post known for magnificent pearls. Sites to see here include the National Museum with a comprehensive collection of local artifacts and the Al Jazirah Al Hamra, an intact traditional pearling village abandoned in the mid-20th century.
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Day 7: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The capital of the United Arab Emirates sits off the mainland on an island in the Persian Gulf and connects to the mainland by a short bridge. It is one of the nation’s two most prosperous emirates because of its rich oil fields, both onshore and in the Persian Gulf discovered in 1958, and one of the world’s highest per capita incomes. Among the many sites to see are Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, Louvre Abu Dhabi Art Museum, Emirates Palace, The Corniche and Yaz Mall.
 
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Day 8: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The capital of the United Arab Emirates sits off the mainland on an island in the Persian Gulf and connects to the mainland by a short bridge. It is one of the nation’s two most prosperous emirates because of its rich oil fields, both onshore and in the Persian Gulf discovered in 1958, and one of the world’s highest per capita incomes. Among the many sites to see are Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, Louvre Abu Dhabi Art Museum, Emirates Palace, The Corniche and Yaz Mall.
 
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Day 10: Manama, Bahrain
Manama is best known as a trade, financial, and commercial center; and the seat of numerous banks. The lovely skyline is decorated with modern glass and steel spires. Manama has a thriving nightlife with popular bars and clubs and although an Islamic country, alcohol is legal there. A visit to the famous Bab el-Bahrain Souk will yield narrow stalls with a wide variety of perfumes, spices and gold.
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Day 11: Doha, Qatar
The sparkling city of Doha boasts gleaming skyscrapers and mosques with intricate carvings, extravagant shopping malls and a 4-mile Corniche. Lose yourself in narrow alleyways of the oldest souk in Qatar amidst the raucous noise of bartering. Find the Museum of Islamic Art, resembling a giant sandcastle and appreciate the beauty of the sea and coastline.
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Day 12: Doha, Qatar
The sparkling city of Doha boasts gleaming skyscrapers and mosques with intricate carvings, extravagant shopping malls and a 4-mile Corniche. Lose yourself in narrow alleyways of the oldest souk in Qatar amidst the raucous noise of bartering. Find the Museum of Islamic Art, resembling a giant sandcastle and appreciate the beauty of the sea and coastline.
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Day 13: Sir Bani Yas, United Arab Emirates
Sir Bani Yas Island is famous for its ancient archaeological sites, geological features and man-made attractions, dominated by the Arabian Wildlife Park, a savannah-like reserve for over 16,000 animals including roaming giraffes, cheetahs and gazelles. See flocks of flamingos on the white-sand beaches and the ruins of an ancient Christian monastery.  They operate the region’s first wind turbine and work to protect their delicate ecosystem.
 
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Day 14: Dubai, UAE
In Dubai, sports run the gamut from camel races in the desert to an indoor ski mountain. Architecture spans Bedouin tents and Arabian wind towers to the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Archipelagos miraculously appear in the image of palm trees and planets. It’s a lot to take in. By all means, add some extra days here to get your head around this amazing city that seems to be all things to all people.
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Day 14: Disembark, Old Town Dubai, Bab Al Shams
Disembark and meet your English-speaking guide who will help you discover Dubai both old and new. Begin with Al Bastakiah Quarters, one of the oldest parts of Dubai. Admire the traditional homes and visit the Shindagha Museum for a look at Emirati life past and present. Stop by the Perfume House before experiencing the unique Sheikh Mohammed Center of Cultural Understanding where you’ll enjoy an authentic Emirati lunch with a local, seated on Bedouin-style carpets and pillows. A traditional abra boat ride brings you to the souks of Old Dubai. Afterwards, it’s time to make your way to Bab Al Shams for an amazing desert experience – a feast under the stars, at Al Hadeerah and mesmerizing entertainment including dancers, musicians, falconers, and camel riders.

(Includes lunch, dinner, and overnight at Bab Al Shams.)
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Day 15: Modern Dubai
After checking out of the hotel, the first stop is Dubai Mall with its state-of-the-art aquariums and unique dancing fountains – a great introduction to Modern Dubai. Enjoy a 360-degree view from the 124th floor observation deck of the Burj Al Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, before heading to the iconic manmade Palm Island and photo stops at the water-themed Atlantis Hotel and sail-shaped Burj Al Arab. Explore the ultra-stylish Madinat Jumeirah Mall on your own, followed by a photo stop at Jumeirah Mosque, a magnificent example of neo-Islamic architecture. After dinner at a local restaurant, check in to the Sofitel Obelisk Hotel.
 
(Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner and overnight at Sofitel Obelisk Hotel.)
 
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Day 16: Sharjah
After breakfast it’s just a short drive to Sharjah, recognized by UNESCO as the Cultural Capital of the Arab World. Interact with local guides as you explore the Sharjah Heritage Museum, focusing on deep-rooted Emirati customs and traditions. Visit a few old souks on the way to Bait Al Naboodah. Built in 1845, this was once the home of a prominent pearl merchant. Note the traditional design elements from carved teak columns to wind catchers and coral walls. After lunch, proceed to the Museum of Islamic Civilization to learn about the Bedouin lifestyle and culture. End your tour of Sharjah with a stop at Souq Al Markazi, also known as the Blue Souq, remarkable for its mix of modern and traditional Islamic architecture and the eclectic variety of goods. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
 
(Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner and overnight at Sofitel Obelisk Hotel)
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Day 17: Transfer to the Airport
Breakfast at the hotel. It is time to bid adieu to this great land with fond memories. Transfers will be arranged 3½ hours prior to the departure time of your flight.

(Includes breakfast and transfer to the airport)

What's Included?

  • 6 hotel nights - 1 night at Muscat hotel, 1 night at Jebel Akhdar hotel*, 1 night at Wahiba Sands*
  • 2 nights at Sofitel Obelisk Hotel*, 1 night at Bab Al Shams*
*or similar
  • All transfers from yacht to hotel, to and from sites and to the airport
  • English-speaking Guide
  • Entrance fees to guided tours at Muscat Grand Mosque, Nizwa Fort, Oman National Museum, Sur Dhow Factory in Oman
  • Experience fascinating Omani landscapes like the Wahiba Dunes, historic Birkat Al Mauz ruins, Wadi Bani Khalid oasis, and Bimmah Sinkhole.
  • 18 meals - Local lunch in Nizwa, Sur, and Muscat, local dinner at desert camp, 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 5 dinners at hotel
  • Heritage Tour of Sharjah Mosque in Dubai
  • Old Dubai City Tour including Shindaga Museum featuring the history of Dubai and abra cruise along Dubai Creek.
  • Modern Dubai City Tour with tour of the 124th floor of the Burj Al Khalifa
  • Open-Air Desert Al Hadeerah Experience including star-lit local feast and belly dancing spectacular
  • All current applicable taxes and VAT
  • 10-day cruise aboard Star Legend between Muscat and Dubai
 
Order of Sites Visited May Vary
Popular Highlights
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Find the impressive Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center in Abu Dhabi, overnighting there
Doha, Qatar
Overnight in Doha and shop the extravagant malls and narrow alleys of the oldest souk in Qatar
Khasab, Oman
See traditional dhow boats in the fjords of Oman
Manama, Bahrain
In Manama, visit the archaeological site of Qal'at al-Bahrain
Ras Al Khama, United Arab Emirates
Discover the beauty of the Al Jazirah Al Hamra, an intact traditional pearling village abandoned in the mid-20th century.
Sir Bani Yas UAE
Have your camera ready for wildlife shots at the Sir Bani Yas safari
Itinerary at a Glance
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Manama, Bahrain
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Sir Bani Yas, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, UAE
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Soak up sunshine and authentic Middle Eastern hospitality during this 10-day Persian Gulf cruise to Oman, UAE, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia. Stretch your legs amid cannons and battle-scarred corridors at Al Jalali and Mirani, 500-year-old Portuguese fortifications built to protect Oman’s Muscat Harbor. Step aboard an authentic dhow near Khasab and sail into narrow turquoise channels making up the Fjords of Musandam, Oman’s Norway of the Middle East. Fly down the world’s longest zipline on the slopes of Jebel Jais, the UAE’s highest peak. Ride atop an ambling camel during an overnight stay in Abu Dhabi. Roll out on an extended SUV safari and test your balance sand surfing prior to dining on Middle Eastern cuisine during an overnight visit in Doha, Qatar. Soar up 124 floors to the expansive observation deck in Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest structure.
Insider Tips
  • Wear a hat or headwear to protect your scalp from bright desert sunlight. Lightweight, loose-fitting cotton clothing serves you well in the heat, and clothing coverage customs vary across the Gulf States. Few places require traditional head-to-toe concealment, but follow guidelines and dress accordingly prior to embarkment, especially when visiting mosques or sacred sites.
  • People in Saudi Arabia are friendly, welcoming, and steeped in their culture. Greet them with a Salam Alaykum,” (as-salam-u-alay-koom) which means “peace be upon you.”
  • UAE contains several world record sites including the world’s largest carpet that is 60, 601 sq. ft., the world’s longest zipline traveling 1.76 miles and up to 93 mph and the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, standing 2, 717 feet tall with 160 stories.
  • The people of Oman usually drink kahwa (their traditional coffee with cardamom) with dates and their traditional dessert (halwa). Hospitality is a cherished part of their culture and they may offer you a bag of dates which it is respectful to accept and delicious too.
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Accommodations & Pricing
This all-suite ship completed renovation as part of the $250 Million Star Plus Initiative to provide more of what our guests love.
Star Porthole Suite
Star Porthole Suite
These rooms represent a nod to the sailing tradition of porthole windows. And while sailors might have had cramped quarters, your 277 square foot stateroom is wonderfully spacious and furnished with all the modern amenities and comforts of home.
? Cruise only from $8,499 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $9,389 per guest
Ocean View Suite
Ocean View Suite
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, and savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl.
? Cruise only from $8,799 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $9,689 per guest
Ocean View Suite 1
Ocean View Suite 1
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $8,849 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $9,739 per guest
Star Ocean View Suite 1
Star Ocean View Suite 1
As soon as you walk through the door, you’re greeted with an open living area for a more welcoming entrance. Drift off to sleep by the window in your queen bed as you watch the same stars that sailors used to navigate the seas hundreds of years ago.
? Cruise only from $8,979 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $9,869 per guest
Ocean View Suite 2
Ocean View Suite 2
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $8,999 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $9,889 per guest
Ocean View Suite 3
Ocean View Suite 3
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $9,019 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $9,909 per guest
Balcony Suite
Balcony Suite
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $9,899 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $10,789 per guest
Star Balcony Suite
Star Balcony Suite
As soon as you walk through the door, you’re greeted with an open living area for a more welcoming entrance. Drift off to sleep by the window in your queen bed as you watch the same stars that sailors used to navigate the seas hundreds of years ago.
? Cruise only from $9,999 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $10,889 per guest
Balcony Suite 1
Balcony Suite 1
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $10,199 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $11,089 per guest
Star Balcony Suite 1
Star Balcony Suite 1
As soon as you walk through the door, you’re greeted with an open living area for a more welcoming entrance. Drift off to sleep by the window in your queen bed as you watch the same stars that sailors used to navigate the seas hundreds of years ago.
? Cruise only from $10,399 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $11,289 per guest
Deluxe Suite
Deluxe Suite
Brand new Deluxe Suites welcome you with 468 square feet of casually elegant living space and an ocean viewing French balcony. All these suites feature 3rd berths, and a sleep-inducing queen bed easily converted to twins.
? Cruise only from $11,399 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $12,289 per guest
Classic Suite
Classic Suite
Relax in 400 to 530 spacious square feet. Your living area offers beautiful views from the forward-facing window and French doors onto your private veranda. Two spacious closets give you plenty of room to unpack.
? Cruise only from $12,399 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $13,289 per guest
Owner's Suite
Owner's Suite
With 575 square feet, your Owner’s Suite offers separate living room and dining areas. A veranda, Interactive TVs, and a full master bath and separate powder room indulge you in spacious comfort. 
? Cruise only from $13,599 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $14,489 per guest
Guaranteed Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
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Guaranteed Balcony Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Balcony Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Balcony Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
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The Windstar Life
The Windstar staff-to-guest ratio is 1:1.5, and it shows.The moment you board you’ll feel it: an ever-attentive crew at your service, providing you with what you want and need, when you want and need it.
Friendly and Relaxed Atmosphere
Signature Onboard Barbecue
Cooking Demonstrations
Genuine and Thoughtful Crew
Crew Talent Show
Open Bridge
Local and Live Performances
Relax at the Pool or Hot Tub
Complimentary 24 Hour Room Service
Signature Sail Away
Shopping With The Chef
Take In The Sun
Watersports Platform
Enjoy regionally inspired treatments at World Spa by Windstar
Relax With A Morning Yoga Session
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Great cruise-only fares or make it an all-inclusive voyage with Wi-Fi, unlimited beer, wine, and cocktails, and gratuities. From $89 per guest per day.
Date
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Wed, Dec 3 - Fri, Dec 19, 2025
STAR LEGEND
$9,389
$8,499
THIS
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Sun, Dec 21 - Tue, Jan 6, 2026
STAR LEGEND
$9,889
$8,999
Tue, Feb 17 - Thu, Mar 5, 2026
STAR LEGEND
$9,789
$8,899