Highlights & Tour Itinerary
- Discover Abu Dhabi on a full day excursion.
- Explore the sparkling city of Dubai.
- Visit the world’s tallest tower Burj Khalifa.
- Enjoy a BBQ with belly dancing and henna painting.
Day 1: Dubai Airport ‒ Dubai Hotel
Welcome to the United Arab Emirates! Arrive at Dubai Airport and meet our representative, who will escort you to your hotel, for a day of leisure and relaxation. Overnight at Orchid Hotel or similar for the 3* category, at Nihal Palace or similar for the 4* category, at Canal Central or similar for the 5* category.
Day 2: Dubai City Tour ‒ Evening Dhow Cruise ‒ Dubai Hotel
9:30 starts your Dubai tour, where we introduce both the new and old parts of the city. Commencing with new environs at the world renowned Atlantis Hotel in the Palm Jumeirah – a man-made island that can be spotted from space! Enjoy a view of the only 7-star hotels in the world, the Burj Al Arab. Next, enjoy a visit to an exquisite cultural landmark of Dubai, the Jumeirah Mosque, followed by the Union House. The latter is where 1971 treaty was signed to form the United Arab Emirates.
Located at the 18thcentury Al Fahidi Fort, the Dubai Museum displays arts and artifacts reflecting the ancient history and lifestyle of traditional Arabs – an ideal blend of the outstanding Islamic and contemporary architecture. Finally, head towards the Gold Souk and Spice Souk. Dubai and gold are often viewed as one and the same. At the Spice Souk, savor the alluring aromas of various spices in each store, along with bags of herbs, incense, rose petals and traditional medicinal products. Ask for the best price, I reckon you could cut a bargain!
Head back to hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Get ready for the Dhow Cruise at 19:00. Discover the beauty in Dubai while on a traditional wooden dhow sailing along the Creek, passing by the National Bank of Dubai, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, Sheikh Saeed's House, and the Heritage Village. Enjoy a buffet dinner of either continental or oriental cuisine, along with soft drinks and coffee. The tour also contains entertainment, such as a magic show, belly dancing and traditional Arabic music.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3: Dubai Mall ‒ Desert Safari with BBQ ‒ Dubai Hotel
In the morning head towards The Dubai Mall. This is the world’s largest mall with over one thousand shops and entertainment activities. Numerous world records can be found here: the tallest dancing fountains; the largest aquarium; the largest ice rink in the Middle East; and finally, the largest Gold Souk in the world. Go up the tallest tower in the world, Burj Khalifa, and experience the exquisite scenic views of Dubai from the 124th floor!
At 14:30 get ready to head out to the desert to experience a real adventure into the clear sands of the Emirates. As you navigate through the heart of the desert, experience the adrenaline of a roller-coaster through the steep and sandy dunes – whoosh! Pause for a breathtaking view of the dunes and desert, where you will watch the sunset over the tranquil scenery.
Next, approach the camp and enjoy the relaxing experience of a cozy desert night and taste into the conventional life of a Bedouin. Dress in the traditional Arabic attire, enjoy Arabic sweets, savor the 'hubbly-bubbly', experience the art of henna-painting and learn about the crucial role that falcons play in local life. A delicious BBQ dinner with grilled specialties will be cooked on site, with an additional variety of appetizers and sweets. Finally, dance to the rhythm of Arabic music and drums with a traditional belly dancer – a perfect end to an enjoyable day! Return to the hotel at 21:30.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4: Dubai Hotel ‒ Abu Dhabi Tour ‒ Dubai Hotel
After breakfast, head for 1.5 hours to Abu Dhabi. Experience how the capital of the United Arab Emirates merges its rich ancient heritage with modern contemporary life. This tour package has been carefully crafted to provide a unique and cultural experience through delving into the highlights of Abu Dhabi. Visit the most majestic landmark of the UAE, The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, named to honor the former president of the UAE. The white marble structure consists of 82 domes, 24-carat chandeliers, flower patterned paintings and reflective pools.
Photo stop at the stunning 5* Emirates Palace hotel and stroll down the Corniche waterfront to have scenic views of the Arabian Gulf. Free time in the busy and bustling Abu Dhabi City Center, experience the best that Abu Dhabi has to offer, great settings with cafes, restaurants, children’s play areas, and lots more! Then drive to Yas Island offering leisure and entertainment. Visiting Ferrari World with the Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller coaster. Return transfer to the hotel in Dubai.
Day 5: Dubai Hotel ‒ Dubai Airport
Check out from the hotel. Depending on departure time private transfer to the airport to say farewell.