Dubai and India
Explore Dubai and India's Mystique on Celebrity Shore Excursions
From Dubai’s ultramodern architecture, attractions, and world-famous skyline, to India’s bustling city streets, tangy spices, and soothing temples, explore these must-see marvels on our gorgeously stunning Celebrity Constellation.
1 stunning ship. 8 spectacular destinations. 17 overnight stays.
Mumbai, a metropolis of almost 18 million people, ranges from upscale to urban, cosmopolitan to traditional, and is always fascinating. The city’s colonial heritage brings a wealth of diverse religious traditions together with Muslims, Zoroastrians, Christians and Hindus living side by side. This cultural hub enjoys a constant flow of music, dance, and drama. Mumbai is home to India’s thriving film industry. Most of the Bollywood films are produced here than anywhere. Head to the Prince of Wales Museum on your Mumbai cruise and discover some of India’s most fascinating historic treasures. Or venture to the Caves of Elephanta to explore Hindi craftsmanship. You can explore everything from exclusive international boutiques to small authentic markets. Visit the famous Mangaldas Market where you’ll find authentic Indian spices, fabrics, and antiques. And be sure to sample delicious exotic street foods like kebabs and vada pav.
Dubai is a fascinating fusion of modern city and old world "souks," or markets. Travel between the two by "abra" traditional water taxis that cross Dubai Creek. The leading center for business and tourism in the Middle East, Dubai offers a distinct blend of modern city amenities with the ancient charm of Arabia. Take a stroll and admire the stunning architecture of traditional mosques right next to ultra-modern buildings. Pick up a wonderful memento at The Souq, which is made up of various shops such as the Spice Souq, the Textile Souq and the Gold Souq. Cruises to Dubai have something for everyone: desert safaris, sun bathing by the emerald blue sea, restaurants featuring culinary flavors from around the world, luxury hotels and traditional Arabian flair. Taste the fusion of Middle Eastern and Asian flavors of Emirati cuisine. Freshly caught seafood is a staple of the Dubai diet, but you’ll also find ample selection of lamb dishes like kebabs and stews on menus as well.
The magical state of Goa used to be an outpost of Portugal, so the palms on its beaches still sway with a certain Portuguese rhythm. The laid-back lifestyle in India's smallest, most prosperous state attracts many world travelers. You can explore world-heritage architecture, fragrant spice plantations, and cuisine that blends Portuguese technique with Indian flavors.