When you think about a family holiday, cruising may not be the first type of holiday that springs to mind. However, cruising really is a hidden gem in Dubai – especially when it offers the luxury that we’ve become used to, offered at bargain prices.

Imagine Cruising, who offer a 5 night Arabian full-board cruise on the stylish Costa Mediterranean ship from just AED 1,799* per adult leaving from Dubai for an overnight stay in Muscat, followed by Sir Bani Yas and Abu Dhabi, before returning back to Dubai again. That’s less than a couple of nights in a posh hotel – and the best bit is that it includes almost everything you can imagine – and a whole lot more!

But what IS there to do exactly? (What isn’t there to do more likely!) Well, many British mums rave about cruising because every day can be action-packed for children (as well as for adults!) It’s hard to imagine that cruise liners include gravity-defying water slides in their swimming pools, but they do! They also have many of the activities we find around Dubai to take the kids to like climbing walls, cinemas and sports clubs-cruise ships are jam-packed with stuff to do. On the other hand, if you just want to sit back and relax, take in some sun and sneak off to one of the on-board pampering spas, yoga classes or adult-only sun decks; you’re promised a well-deserved break.

Amazingly children from 2 right up to 12 years pay just AED 999 for the 5 nights* meaning that for anyone with hungry teenagers especially, this is EXCELLENT value for money.

The price includes ALL activities on board, including a theatre, loads of entertainment shows, as well as all your food (which is not only top notch but there’s plenty of it.)There’s even a kids club to give you some down time – not to mention all the destinations you’ll get to explore.

As an alternative to driving or flying to a staycation, cruising is a great way to introduce the family to exploring, without having the need to venture too far away from home! We think that all our visitors to Dubai would seriously love it too.

But with all that water around you’d be right to question whether cruising is safe for young children. The answer, quite simply, is yes! In fact, it’s one of the safest ways to holiday with a family. They most definitely won’t be bored at sea, as the family-friendly ships are packed with the latest technology crazes to keep them entertained.I It also offers older children the chance to top up on some educational experiences too as when you dock, excursions on land can offer a real-life history lesson to rival any classroom teaching!

Did we mention the food? You can banish any thoughts of restrictive and formal dining – as it’s much more like Dubai brunches where many cruise lines now offer a relaxed approach, having a range of restaurant options included within the cost of your cruise, (often including ice cream and pizzerias too.) You’ll be guaranteed to find something to suit every palate – including fussy appetites or anyone with dietary requirements too.

You won’t find this price or cruise anywhere else – It’s completely exclusive to Imagine Cruising. Click here to discover more for your next family trip or call to book.

*The price quoted is dependent on cabin grade.