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The Canberra Times

Win a seven-night Arabian Peninsular cruise for two

VIBRANT CULTURE: Dubai is one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Photos: Supplied

Most of us have been dreaming of our next overseas trip, and finally, with international borders opening up, those dreams can start to become a reality.

Imagine that dream holiday costing you absolutely nothing - well, that could be a possibility with our latest cruise competition.

In conjunction with Emerald Cruises, Australian Community Media and Explore are giving away an eight-day Arabian Peninsula luxury yacht cruise for two, including flights.

It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience exploring the gems of this region on the intimate and luxury ship Emerald Azzurra in your own private balcony suite. The prize is valued at $20,000 and departs on January 3, 2023, from Doha to Dubai.

To enter, visit our Explore travel website and look for the competition story or scan the QR code in the main photo on this page. The competition opened at 12.01am on Saturday, May 14, 2022, and closes at 11.59pm on Sunday, June 19, 2022. Full terms and conditions can be found on the link on the entry form.

Get a taste of the itinerary, including five excursions and the chance to experience Emirati culture and traditions. From the Qatari capital of Doha, guests sail to the stunning Sir Baniyas Island for an indulgent day at the beach. In Abu Dhabi, tour the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque before the Omani port city of Khasab breaks up busy days of exploration with more beachside relaxation.

STUNNING SIGHTS: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi.

Visit Fujairah and witness the oldest Emirati mosque, then dip your toes in the emerald waters of Zighy Bay as you admire the mountainous landscape of the Musandam Peninsula. The trip concludes with a guided tour of Dubai and a traditional Emirati cultural experience.

To see the full itinerary and options, visit the Emerald Cruises website.

All up the experience includes flights from Sydney, airport transfers to and from the yacht, seven nights in a balcony suite, onboard meals and beverages, unlimited WiFi, a short excursion in every port and Gocycle electric bicycles.

To find more inspiring travel ideas, overseas or closer to home, become a regular visitor to, the new dedicated travel website of ACM, publisher of this website.

Explore is the perfect destination to discover places to visit, tours, cruises, great deals and clever travel tips. Whether you're travelling solo, as a couple or with a family, will have an idea to suit.

Keep up to date with the latest news and deals by following Explore on Facebook or Instagram.

TRAVEL IN STYLE: Discover the Arabian Peninsula in luxury with Emerald Cruises' Emerald Azzurra yacht.

The Explore liftout appears in print every Saturday in the following papers: Canberra Times, Newcastle Herald, Illawarra Mercury, Launceston Examiner, Burnie Advocate, Border Mail, Ballarat Courier, Bendigo Advertiser, Warrnambool Standard, Wagga Advertiser, Dubbo Daily Liberal, Central Western Daily, Western Advocate, Northern Daily Leader.

  • The Emerald Cruises/Explore cruise competition is authorised under NSW Authority Number TP/00287, ACT Permit Number ACT TP 22/00693 and SA Licence Number T22/533.