Description

Your 8 day, 7 night, holiday package is all planned out and waiting for you to enjoy the sights, sounds and flavors of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)!

You will tour four of the Emirates of the UAE, including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Fujairah and Al Ain. Begin your discovery of Dubai in the Bastakyia district touring the Dubai Museum at Al-Fahidi Fortress and then taking a water taxi to Deira where you can shop exotic spices and souvenirs. On Jumeirah you will see the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque as well as the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel and Atlantis hotel, located on a Palm tree-shaped manmade island. Gaze up at the world's tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa, which is connected to the world's largest shopping mall!

The next day you will travel across the deserts of Dubai in a 4x4 popping over sand dunes with stunning photo opportunities and ending with an evening meal of authentic Arabic cuisine and the most gorgeous sunset you can imagine.

In the capital city of the UAE, Abu Dhabi, you will pull up to the intricately decorated and magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, which is one of the largest in the world and can accommodate 30,000 worshipers. While in the city you will visit and shop at the Heritage Village and then visit Saadiyat Island where the Louvre and Guggenheim Museum annexes are being built. Don't forget a stop by Yas Island to see the Formula 1 racing circuit and Ferrari World!

In the eastern coast of the UAE you will tour old villages and even older mosques built in the 17th century. In Al Ain you will experience desert culture including a still functioning 18th century bazaar, camel race track and more!

You will enjoy leisure time in each city to explore as you wish. You'll especially appreciate this in the beautiful city of Dubai, where there is so much to see, shop and eat - you'll definitely want to come back!


Itinerary

Day 1 - DUBAI

Transfer from the Dubai airport to your hotel.

Day 2 - DUBAI

Begin your discovery of Dubai in the Bastakyia district. At the Dubai Museum in the Al-Fahidi fortress, learn about the city's past as a small fishing village. Cross the Dubai Creek on board a water taxi to Deira, to shop for exotic spices and unique souvenirs. In Jumeirah, approach the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque, built in the medieval Fatimid tradition, and see two of the city's most iconic hotels - Buri Al Arab and Atlantis. Then look up at Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower and the centerpiece of the region's prestigious urban development - which encompasses residential and commercial real estate, hotels, entertainment, and the world's largest shopping mall. Upon your return to Dubai, enjoy a relaxing cruise long the Dubai Creek on a traditional Arabian dhow and a sumptuous feast of Arabic and international cuisine. (B, D)

Day 3 - DUBAI

Spend the afternoon traveling across the deserts of Dubai in a 4x4 vehicle. This exciting dune drive has many photo stops, but the highlight of this trip to the Arabian Desert may well be the pristine sunset. In the evening, enjoy a barbeque dinner with entertainment before returning to your hotel. (B, D)

Day 4 - DUBAI/ABU DHABI/DUBAI

Tour the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. Visit the intricately decorated Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world that can accommodate 30,000 worshipers. In downtown Abu Dhabi, stop at the Heritage Village, which houses a small museum and depicts Arab life prior to the discovery of oil. After lunch, drive to the tip of the breakwater for a superb view of the skyline. Then tour Saadiyat Island where Louvre Museum and Guggenheim Museum annexes are being constructed. Finally on Yas Island, see Formula 1 racing on the Formula Yas 3000 circuit and explore Ferrari World, the first Ferrari - branded amusement park in the world. Return to Dubai after exploring this grand playground. (B, L)

Day 5 - DUBAI/EAST COAST/DUBAI

The terrain changes from deserts to mountains as you set out for the eastern coast of the UAE. On the shore, visit the old village of Dibba, once a strategically important settlement that offers a stunning view across the Indian Ocean. Continue to Al Badiya Mosque, the oldest mosque in the country, built in the 17th century. After lunch, visit the port towns of Khor Fakkan and the 300 year old Fort of Fujairah and the fortress of nearby Bithnah Citadel before returning to Dubai. (B, L)

Day 6 - DUBAI

Spend this full day at leisure to relax or discover Dubai on your own. (B)

Day 7 - DUBAI/AL AIN/DUBAI

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 a remarkable overlook of the city. At the base of the mountain, soak in the healing hot spring so abundant in this area. Then, after lunch, return to the glamorous city of Dubai. (B, L)

Day 8 - DUBAI TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)

Transfer to Dubai airport for your departure. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodation for 7 nights 
  • 12 included meals consisting of: 
  • - 7 breakfasts 
    - 3 lunches 
    - 2 dinners 
  • Sightseeing, including all entrance fees, as follows: 
  • - Half day city tour of Dubai 
    - Dhow cruise dinner 
    - Full day city tour of Abu Dhabi 
    - Full day city tour of Al Ain tour 
    - Full day tour of UAE?s East Coast 
    - 4X4 desert safari tour with barbeque dinner 
  • Personally met and assisted upon arrival at the airport 
  • Round trip transfers to & from the airport 
  • Local taxes 
  • Document holder and luggage tags

Hotels

Dubai

Towers Rotana| hotels in Dubai United Arab Emirates

Towers Rotana

7 Nights / First Class
Conveniently located on Dubai?s prominent Sheikh Zayed Road, Towers Rotana boasts some stunning views of the Arabian Sea...

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Movenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai| hotels in Dubai United Arab Emirates

Movenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai

7 Nights / Deluxe
The five star Movenpick Hotel and Apartments Bur Dubai is 10 minutes from everywhere and perfectly positioned in a close...

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Excludes

      • Airfare is not included: Call for Rates
      • Airport taxes & Fuel Surcharges 
      • Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry) 
      • Tips and Personal items 
      • Travel Insurance 
      • Listed optional Tours are not included in the program prices
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Notes

    Certain black out days apply. Please call for dates.
    Minimum of two passengers required to operate the tour.
    Price is person based on double occupancy. Tourism Dirham Tax is not included.

Departures & Rates

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