Explore Dubai, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Oman while cruising the thriving Arabian Gulf region in comfort aboard Crystal Esprit. The area is a fascinating crossroads of modernity and tradition in the Islamic world. Begin among the dazzling skyscrapers and museums of the United Arab Emirates, a business and cultural hub of the Middle East. Continue to Qatar, an absolute and hereditary emirate since the mid-19th century that has taken a prominent geo-political role in the region. Conclude with Oman’s
compelling cultural and natural attractions.
John Meffert, consultant on Heritage Conservation Services, has a long tradition with the National Trust. He has served as the Director for our Southern Office from and was the director of the Preservation Society of Charleston, the oldest nonprofit organization in the United States, responsible for preserving the historic resources of Charleston, S.C. John has delighted many study tour groups with his lectures and insights on preservation, and receives rave reviews as study leader.