Highlights & Tour Itinerary
- Admire the impressing Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
- Enjoy Louvre Abu Dhabi, Ferrari World and Ski Dubai.
- Visit traditional Souqs and modern malls.
- Day tour to the cities of Sharjah and Ajman.
- See top Dubai attractions like Burj Al Arab, and Burj Khalifa
- Go for a 4WD adventure with a delicious BBQ.
2 nights in Abu Dhabi
5 nights in Dubai
Day 1: Dubai Airport ‒ Abu Dhabi 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 TRYP by Wyndham or similar for the 3* category, at Ramada Abu Dhabi Corniche or similar for the 4* category, at Intercontinental or similar for the 5* category.
Day 2: Abu Dhabi City Tour – Abu Dhabi Hotel
Today 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. Visit the most majestic landmark of the U.A.E, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, named to honor the former president of the U.A.E. The white marble structure consists of 82 domes, 24-carat chandeliers, flower patterned paintings and reflective pools. Photo stop at the stunning Emirates Palace hotel and the Corniche.
Then, head to Louvre Abu Dhabi, the largest art museum in the Arabian Peninsula. Designed by Jean Nouvel it received contributions from French museums like Musée du Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, and Centre Pompidou. The permanent exhibition displays works of cultural and historical importance from ancient times to the contemporary era. Last visit of the day is at Ferrari World on Yas Island. Return transfer to your hotel.
Day 3: Abu Dhabi Hotel – Desert Safari – Dubai Hotel
Leave Abu Dhabi at 10:00 and head to Dubai; check in at the hotel. Relax at the hotel for a few hours before embarking on a desert 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 sandy dunes – whoosh! Pause for a breathtaking view of the dunes and desert, where you will watch the sunset over the tranquil scenery.
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 about 21.30.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4: Dubai City Tour – Dubai Frame – Dubai Hotel
At 9.30 starts your Dubai City tour. The new and old parts of Dubai will be introduced to you, 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 one of the only 7-star hotels in the world, the Burj Al Arab. Next, visit to a cultural landmark of Dubai, the Jumeirah Mosque, followed by the Union House. The latter is where the treaty that formed the United Arab Emirates was signed in 1971.
Located at the 18th century 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. 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. Finally, visit the newly-established Dubai Frame, measuring 150 meters high and 93 meters wide. The two towers are connected by a 100-square-metre bridge, which has a 25-square-metre glass panel in the middle and offers a great 360-degree view of Dubai. It was designed by award-winning architect, Fernando Donis. A museum is located on the ground floor, displaying Dubai’s transformation from a traditional fishing village into one of the most popular city hubs of the world. It is predicted that the Frame will become one of the largest attractions in the region, along with the Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab.
Day 5: Dubai Mall – Burj Khalifa – Dhow Cruise – Dubai Hotel
After breakfast, head towards The Dubai Mall, the world largest mall, encompassing over one thousand shops and entertainment activities – from retail stores and restaurants to the famous SEGA Republic, Dubai’s indoor theme park. Numerous world records are located in this mall: 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, The BurjKhalifa, and experience the exquisite scenic views of Dubai from the 124th floor!
Head back to hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Get ready for the Dubai 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. Return transfer to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6: Dubai Hotel – Sharjah – Ajman – Dubai Hotel
Drive 45 minutes to Sharjah in the northern part of the U.A.E. overlooking the Persian Gulf. Sharjah is known as the cultural capital of the Emirates. Still under construction, but you can have a walk in the Heritage District, called the Heart of Sharjah, which aims to restore the old town and give insights into cultural traditions of the past. Bait Al Naboodah can be seen here. You will not miss Qanat Al Qasba, a waterfront community along a one kilometer long canal with restaurants and art centres. Walk along the Corniche, visit the Blue Souq and see the King Faisal Mosque from outside (non-Muslims are not allowed to enter). Short drive to Ajman, the smallest of the seven emirates. Photo stop at the nice Ajman Beach. Then visit the cultural and unique artifacts displayed in the Ajman Museum. It is housed in an 18th century fort, served until 1970 as the ruler’s palace. Learn about the pearl trade and see weapons, models of wooden dhows, an excavated cemetery with pottery and jewelry dating back as far as 3,000 BC. Head back to the hotel in Dubai and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 7: Ski Dubai – Dubai Hotel
Head to the Mall of the Emirates where Ski Dubai is located. This is the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East. In contrast to the summer climate of Dubai, enjoy skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing and playing in the snowy mountains at the ski resort in Mall of the Emirates. From experiencing the scenic views from the chairlift and tumbling down snow slides, to relaxing over a hot beverage in the cold – there is something to do for everyone. There are various levels of skiing and snowboarding, from beginners to snow-sport enthusiasts, so everyone will have the opportunity to explore fun in this all-year round ski park. After a fun-filled day of adventure return back to your hotel.
Day 8: Dubai Hotel ‒ Dubai Airport
Check out from the hotel. Depending on departure time private transfer to the airport to say farewell.