HIGHLIGHTS OF DUBAI AND ABU DHABI

Day1 - SUN DUBAI
Transfer from Dubai airport to your hotel.
Day2 - MON 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. (B)
Day3 - TUE DUBAI/SHARHJAH/DUBAI
The Emirate of Sharjah is only 20 minutes from downtown 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 Coriniche, 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. This afternoon Land Cruisers (6 person to a Vehicle) will pick you up for an Exhilaration drive through the fantastic high sand dunes. Take unique pictures from the Arabian sunset in the desert. After the sun disappears behind the golden sand dunes, we drive to our Desert Safari Camp. The smell of fresh grilled kebabs the campfires, the scent of the traditional water pipes and the relaxing sounds of the Arabian music invite you for an unforgettable evening. After the barbeque the dancers will demonstrate the ancient art belly dancing. Sand boarding and Henna painting also included. Return back to Dubai (B, D)
Day 4 - WED DUBAI
Spend the morning at leisure to relax or explore Dubai on your own. In the evening, board a traditional Arabian dhow and enjoy a relaxing cruise long the Dubai Creek, complete with music, belly dancers, and a sumptuous buffet dinner. (B, D)
Day5 - THU DUBAI/ABU DHABI
The excursion takes you on a two hour drive from Dubai, passing the Jebe; Ali Airpot, 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 the palaces of the Royal Family are. Have shopping break in one of the biggest center ?Marina Mall. Then transfer to your hotel in Abu Dhabi. (B)
Day 6 - FRI ABU DHABI
Spend this full day at leisure to enjoy the beach or take an optional tour to Ferrari World or a visit to the Falcon Hospital. (B)
Day7 - SAT ABU DHABI/DUBAI
Journey back to Dubai for last minute shopping or an optional tour. (B)
Day 8 - SUN DUBAI TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)
Transfer to Dubai airport for your departure. (B)