Description

We invite you to live your travel dreams on this journey of discovery in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.  Dubai has fast become one of the hottest travel destinations in the world, offering a distinctive blend of a cosmopolitan city life and timeless desert beauty.  It's a place where East and West meet and mix in perfect combination, captivating travelers at every turn.  Here, sunshine, shopping, seaside, and sports have earned the destination a world-renown reputation as one of the globe's most attractive and rapidly developing leisure vacation spots. Dubai is an intriguing land that combines old-world souks and modern shopping malls, rolling sand dunes and championship grass golf courses, remote Bedouin villages and an expansive array of five-star hotels. Here you will visit the Dubai Museum in the Al-Fahidi fortress, shop for exotic spices, and explore the imposing Grand Mosque.  Venture along to Sharjah, the cultural capital of the Emirates and discover Sharjah's Museum of Islamic Civilization.  The open air marketplaces of Souk Al Arsa and Blue Souk surge with excitement, featuring hundreds of local traders and souvenirs to consider taking home. Relax along Dubai Creek and enjoy traditional music, belly dancing, and exotic cuisine as you sail. Next, travel along to Abu Dhabi with its colossal Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.  Then visit Saadiyat Island where Louvre Museum and Guggenheim Museum annexes are being built, and Yas Island, the home of Formula 1 where the first Ferrari branded amusement park is located.  It's a whirlwind experience of splendors to enjoy.


Itinerary

Day 1 - SUN DUBAI

Transfer from Dubai airport to your hotel.

Day 2 - 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)

Day 3 - 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)

Day 5 - 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)

Day 7 - 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)

Print Highlights of Dubai and Abu Dhabi details

Includes

  • Hotel accommodation for 7 nights
  • 9 included meals consisting of: -7 breakfasts -2 dinners
  • Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees, as follows:
    - Half day city tour of Dubai
    - 4X4 desert safari tour with barbeque dinner
    - Full day city tour of Abu Dhabi
    - Dhow cruise dinner
    - Half day tour of Sharjah
    - Beach access in Abu Dhabi
  • Transfer between Dubai and Abu Dhabi
  • Personally met and assisted upon arrival at the airport
  • Round trip transfers to & from the airport and hotel 
  • Local taxes
  • Document holder and luggage tags

Hotels

Abu Dhabi

Al Raha Beach Hotel| hotels in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

Al Raha Beach Hotel

2 Nights / Deluxe
Indulge in an unforgettable luxurious travel experience at Al Raha Beach Hotel - the cultured pearl of the Gulf Coast....

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Al Raha Beach Hotel| hotels in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

Al Raha Beach Hotel

2 Nights / First Class
Indulge in an unforgettable luxurious travel experience at Al Raha Beach Hotel - the cultured pearl of the Gulf Coast....

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Dubai

Towers Rotana| hotels in Dubai United Arab Emirates

Towers Rotana

5 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

5 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

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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