Upon arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport or Dubai International Airport, you will be met by your representative and transferred to your hotel for check in and overnight in Abu Dhabi.
In one of the trendiest destinations the world over, where old world traditions meld beautifully with cosmopolitan life, you will tour a selection of carefully chosen highlights of the UAE's lovely capital. Revel in the city’s remarkable buildings, featuring amazing modern architecture as well as structures that will give you glimpses into the past. Sample Abu Dhabi's unique blend of culture and handcrafted arts in the oriental markets and souks. Visit Abu Dhabi's treasured attractions, including the Heritage Village, Grand Mosque, Gold Souk, and the Date Market. Overnight in Abu Dhabi. (B)
Today you will embark on a tour to Al Ain, the former seat of the Sheikhs. This area is perhaps the most traditional of the main cities in the UAE and it is here that desert life is best demonstrated. Visit the Al Ain National Museum, Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, the camel race track, and the livestock market. The wealth of culture to be found in this formerly vital desert trading center includes bazaars that date back to the 18th century. You can also explore a date palm grove with the ancient "falaj" irrigation system, and see how bargaining works at the camel market. Next you will head to the great mountain of Jebel Hafeet that enjoys a remarkable location overlooking Al Ain city. Enjoy a visit to the relaxing hot springs situated at the foot of the mountain, and experience the healing waters found abundantly here before savoring lunch at a splendid 5-star hotel. Overnight in Abu Dhabi. (B,L)
After breakfast at your hotel, embark on a culturally enriching tour to the very distinguished sites of Dubai. After a visit of the Dubai Museum that is housed in the 180-year-old Al Fahidi Fort, you will cross the Dubai Creek onboard an “Abra” (water taxi) for a visit of the Spice Souk and Gold Souk. Your exciting exploration also features visits to Dubai Mall, Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab, and a drive by Burj Khalifa. Return to your hotel and overnight in Abu Dhabi. (B,L)
Take your time to share in the magic of Abu Dhabi with a full day at leisure or consider joining in an optional desert tour. Overnight in Abu Dhabi. (B)
After breakfast you will be transferred to Abu Dhabi International Airport for your departure flight home or opt to extend your vacation in the fabulous UAE. (B)