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January 7 to 17, 2020

Cruise aboard the modern, newly renovated Crystal Esprit from Oman to Qatar and the United Arab Emirates—three Arab countries that are striking in their diversity and dazzling in their blending of ancient and contemporary.

Anything you can Dubai can do better. Whether it’s the world’s tallest tower, the Middle East’s first indoor ski slope or a housing complex in the sea with a palm tree-shaped footprint, the UAE’s Dubai builds it bigger and flashier than anybody else! Land of Islam. With faculty leader Jim Sheehan, '58, learn about Islam’s rich traditions at Muscat’s Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Oman; the I.M. Pei-designed Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar; and Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Mosque (third-largest in the world) in the UAE. More Oman and Dubai. Take an optional pre-trip extension to explore Bedouin culture in Oman’s interior and/or a post-trip extension in “Old Dubai.”


from $12,990


James Sheehan

Jim Sheehan, '58, lectures on historic changes in European society, culture and politics. He is particularly interested in social and economic conditions that occurred in the 20th-century.

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