A new range of winter cruise-and-stay holidays to Dubai have been created by Imagine Cruising.

The winter sun packages combine a week’s cruise with Royal Caribbean International with a stay at the Atlantis resort.

Prices start at £1,299 per person for 10 nights, including three nights at the resort, seven nights on board the ship Splendour of the Seas, city tours of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, a desert safari and return flights with Emirates.

The cruise from Dubai calls at Khasab, Muscat and Abu Dhabi.

Eight departure dates have been scheduled between December 11 this year and March 2, 2016.

Flights are available from Heathrow and Gatwick with departures Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow carrying a supplement.

The cruise specialist agency’s development director, Peter Shanks, said: “We have brought together three terrific holiday experiences with Dubai, Royal Caribbean and The Atlantis to create a unique holiday offering guaranteed winter sunshine at remarkable value for money.”