EXPLORE THE EMIRATES

Day1 - Dubai
Transfer from Dubai airport to your hotel.
Day2 - Dubai
After breakfast you will start your tour of Dubai, the Gulf?s most enchanting and cosmopolitan city. Start with a visit of the magnificent twin minaret mosque, the Jumeirah Mosque, a spectacular example of modern Islamic architecture. Pass by the Palastquater ?Zabeel? and Skyline at the Dubai Creek and continue towards Bastakiya, the wind towered houses of old merchants. After a visit of the Dubai Museum housed in the 180 year old Al Fahidi Fort, you will cross the Dubai Creek with an ?Abra? (water taxi) to reach the other side for a visit of the Spice Souk and Gold Souk. Return to your hotel. This evening enjoy a Dhow Dinner Cruise along the gentle waters of the historic Dubai Creek on a traditional Dhow (Arabic boat). As we cruise along the waters, we enjoy the panoramic view of the city?s glittering skyline by night and the freshness of the sea breeze. True Arabian hospitality and service will overwhelm you as you dine sumptuously on a spread of Barbequed meats and a variety of Arabic salads. (B, D)
Day3 - Dubai/Abu Dhabi
The excursion takes you on a two hour drive from Dubai, passing the Jebel Ali Port, the largest man-made seaport in the world, to the capital of the UAE. Stopover for pictures at Jazirra Residence, ex- residence of Shaikh Zayed. Admire the third biggest mosque in the world-Sheikh Zayed Mosque and the grave of Shaikh Zayed the previous president of UAE and the father of the nation. Drive on Al Maqta Bridge and pass by one of the richest area in Abu Dhabi- Ministries area with the impressive villas. Further proceed to the most beautiful street Corniche Road, which is compared with Manhattan in New York. Stop for pictures at Emirates Palace Hotel. The hotel has its own marina and helipad. According to the New York Times, the Emirates Palace is reputed to be the most expensive hotel ever built. The tour continues to Al Bateen area, where are the palaces of the Royal Family. Have shopping break in one of the biggest center ?Marina Mall. Drop off at your hotel. (B)
Day 4 - Abu Dhabi/Al Ain
Today we leave Abu Dhabi for Al Ain. Located in the Eastern part of the Emirates, Al Ain is situated in an opulent terrain, and dotted with abundant underground water springs. Al Ain is perhaps the most traditional of the main cities in the UAE. The old seat of the Sheikhs, there is a wealth of desert culture in this formerly vital trading center, including a still functioning 18th century bazaar, a camel race track, and a livestock market. Visit the Al Ain National Museum and Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum before climbing Jebel Hafeet, the great mountain that provides an overlook of the city. At the base of the mountain, soak in the healing hot spring so abundant in this area. Then transfer to your hotel in Al Ain. (B)
Day5 - Fujairah
Depart from Al Ain and proceed Fujairah. After you arrive in Fujairah, the rest of the day is free for you to explore this fabulous town. Overnight in Fujairah (B)
Day 6 - Fujairah/East Coast/Sharjah
Your excursion begins with a drive through desert landscape via Oasis AL DAID to MASAFI. Just before reaching Masafi, we stop at the local ?FRIDAY MARKET?, which has been set up by traders years ago. You can find everything from fruit and vegetables to houseplants, toys, pottery items, carpets and small gifts. Our journey continues through the rugged Hajar Mountains and climbs down to the azure waters of the gulf of Oman until you reach the wonderful, picturesque old fishing village of Dibba. We stop for lunch in 4* beach hotel. All Beach facilities available, SNORKELING AND DIVING available by extra charge. On the way further you will visit Bidiyah Mosque, which is best known as the oldest mosque in UAE and special studies have proven that the mosque was built as far back as in 1446. Our route takes us along the coastline to Khorr Fakkan. On the way back you will pass by FUJAIRAH, the only one Emirate at the East Coast. Then transfer to your hotel in Sharjah (B, L)
Day7 - Sharjah/Dubai
After breakfast, we start our tour of the Emirate of Sharjah which is only 20 minutes from down town Dubai and has established itself as the cultural center of the Middle East. Our tour starts at the monumental Culture roundabout before heading off to the NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM in the desert. Returning to the city, we head for the CORNICHE, with the golden Al Majara Souk and into the heart of the heritage district, where the Al Naboodah House and the Al Arsa souk provide a glimpse of how life used to be lived. The tour ends at the fabulous CENTRAL SOUK, with its typical Arab architecture and if you?re looking for souvenirs, then the vast selection of carpets, antiques and curios will surely satisfy the most determined shopper. Then transfer to your hotel in Dubai. Later this afternoon experience the sheer thrill of driving up and down golden yellow sand dunes in our comfortable 4x4 vehicles. Drive over the high sand dunes before entering the campsite, which is set in a serene enclave and especially decorated to give it an authentic Arabian ambience. Here, we relax in the tranquility and silence of the desert and enjoy an Arabian Barbeque. Then transfer back to your hotel In Dubai. (B, D)
Day 8 - Dubai to USA (or extend your stay)
Transfer to the Dubai Airport for your departure. (B)