uae cruising


world islands, dubai, uae

If getting back to basics and feeling at one with nature is your thing, you’ll love Antartica. Located a mere four kilometres offshore from Dubai, Antartica is part of The World Islands, a man-made archipelago of 300 small islands constructed in the shape of a world map.

So far undeveloped, Antartica has nothing but sand, sea, the sound of birds soaring overhead and a great view of Dubai’s iconic skyline. A great spot to drop anchor and relax you can swim, paddle board or kayak in the sheltered waters of Antartica’s bay. Just be sure to stock up with provisions before you set sail as the island has no facilities whatsoever.


world islands, dubai, uae

A short 5km sail away from the Dubai coastline and situated in the middle of the World Islands development, the route to Lebanon Island takes you past the (currently) deserted islands of South America, North Africa and Southern Europe.

Once you arrive at the Island’s private jetty and moor up, you’re free to explore the expanse of the private beach club. Spanning around 500,000 square feet, the facilities include two separate beaches, one of which has a stunning view of the Dubai skyline and a sheltered bay perfect for kayaking (available for guests to use). There is also a chilled swimming pool, two licensed bars and waiter service directly to your sun lounger. Private cabanas and chalets are available at an additional cost.