If you’ve always liked the idea of a vacation on the open seas, but the Mediterranean and the Bahamas don’t strike your fancy, there are several more original cruise destinations to consider.
| Abu Dhabi: Since Abu Dhabi’s first officially recognized cruise season in 2006/2007, the number of passengers arriving in the UAE capital has increased fivefold. This year, a total of 95 cruise ships with around 200,000 passengers are expected to call at the port. To keep up with growing demand, the city is building a new cruise terminal able to handle up to three ships at once. Due to open in 2016, the new 8,000 square meter complex will include shops, restaurants and other facilities aimed at improving the stopover experience.