Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Hotel upgrades are available upon request. Blackout periods apply.
Transfer from the Dubai airport to your hotel and enjoy the balance of your day at leisure.
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 - Burj 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. After lunch, take an exciting dune drive across the desert in a 4x4 vehicle and enjoy a barbeque dinner with entertainment. (B,D)
Today you will tour the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi. Visit the intricately decorated Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque that can accommodate 30,000 worshipers and is one of the largest mosques in the world. 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. Next, you will tour Saadiyat Island where the Louvre Museum and the 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. Overnight in Dubai. (B,L)
The terrain changes from deserts to mountains as you set out for the eastern coast of the UAE. On the shore you will visit the old village of Dibba, once a strategically important settlement that offers stunning views of the Indian Ocean. Continue to Al Badiya Mosque, the oldest mosque in the country, constructed in the 17th century. After lunch, discover the port town of Khor Fakkan, the 300-year-old Fort of Fujairah, and the fortress of nearby Bithnah Citadel. Upon your return to Dubai, enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Dubai Creek onboard a traditional Arabian “dhow” including a sumptuous feast of Arabic and international cuisine. (B,L,D)
Transfer to Dubai airport for your departure. (B)