Kids cruise for free!

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The Madinat Souk with the Burj-al-Arab in the background

Join Discount Cruises for a fantastic cruise off the coast of Oman and the United Arab Emirates this December and the kids can cruise for free.

Priced from R5660 per adult sharing enjoy this seven night cruise onboard the Brilliance of the Seas. This package includes port charges, taxes, gratuities, onboard entertainment, all meals, 24-hour room service, entertainment and activities onboard. And children under the age of 11, sharing a cabin with two full paying adults, will sail for free only paying for port charges, taxes and gratuities.

Cruise departs 5 December 2011. Your cruise departs from Dubai and takes in the ports of Fujairah, Muscat (Oman), Abu Dhabi and returns to Dubai on the 11th of December. Flights are excluded but ex-Johannesburg to Dubai fares start from R5900 per person.

And seeing as though you’re going to be in Dubai why not extend your stay? This magnificent city has arisen out of the desert and provides a plethora of incredible family entertainment.

From the timeless tranquillity of the desert to lively bustle of a Souk, Dubai offers a kaleidoscope of attractions for visitors. And it also offers an incredible range of activities and entertainment for children through Ski Dubai, Kidzania, Wild Wadi Water Park and Aquaventure to name but a few.

Ski Dubai – the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East – 6000 tons of snow and open seven days a week, all year round, between 10am and midnight. The change in temperature from 45 degrees Celsius to minus 5 is quite extreme, but also very welcome. At Ski Dubai guests can enjoy tobogganing, snowboarding, snow ball fights and proper skiing under the guidance of a ski professional. Boots, pants, jackets and disposable socks are provided, while beanies and gloves can be purchased at the Ski Shop.

Theme parks are the pride of Dubai and Kidzania, in the Dubai Mall, is one of the best. This safe and interactive edutainment centre shows children how to lead independent lives and to understand the world of grown-ups better. At Kidzania children can learn how to fly an aeroplane, get their ‘drivers’ licence, be part of the fire brigade and star in their own theatrical production.

Aquaventure at Atlantis, The Palms is the largest water park in the Middle East. With thrilling rivers, rapids, speed slides and master blasters set in tropical landscape Aquaventure is a great day out for the whole family.

Or you can visit the Wild Wadi Water Park located at Jumeirah Beach. This beautiful water park features waterfalls, cliffs, swimming holes, a tidal pool and loads of waterslides. Look out for the Jumeirah Sceirah – a 33 metre high slide designed to propel riders up to 80km per hour downward or the Breakers Bay – a wave machine creating 1.5 metre waves.

Contact Discount Cruises on 0860 600 787 or visit www.discountcruises.co.za for more information.

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