The destination evokes oriental fascination, landscapes set between the turquoise sea and the warm sands of the desert, and the ubiquitous colors of South India that radiate with a life of their own.
Where once there was just desert, today we find the tallest buildings in the world, the most luxurious hotels and the boldest of architecture that coexists with the historic palaces and the remnants of the long and rich Arab history. Despite its recent rush to modernity India remains instead one of the most relaxed parts of Asia to explore and offers fascinations that never cease to amaze you.
Indulge in this luxurious journey with an MSC Cruise, an old tradition that is also a part of the progress made by the Emirates in recent years: Abu Dhabi and Dubai will surprise you with their daring, futuristic architecture and Sir Bani Yas Island will delght you with a dream beach experience or a safari like no other between mangroves, the desert and the protected bay areas. India will delight you with a hint of a fragrant cardamom in your tea after a morning on a Goan beach or a glimpse of a temple from a rickshaw.
Locations not to miss are the Gulf of Oman and its spectacular coral reef, Khor Fakkan, Khasab and Muscat, where you can get a taste of the enchanted atmospheres of the one thousand and one nights. In India Mumbai – a megalopolis of more than sixteen million people – is a compelling place to spend time while the former Portuguese enclave of Goa has been a holiday destination since the XIX century.