See today how the capital of the United Arab Emirates merges its rich ancient heritage with modern contemporary life. This tour package has been thoughtfully crafted to include the highlights of Abu Dhabi and create a memorable experience for everyone. Be prepared to witness some of the most majestic landmarks of the UAE on a 1.5 hours drive to Abu Dhabi, straight from your hotel! A must-see historical monument en route Abu Dhabi city centre is the astounding grand white structure of the Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque, named to honor the late president, His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The tour will then take you to attractions such as the stunning Emirates Palace, dates market, the bustling Abu Dhabi city center and then down the exquisite Corniche, showcasing an impeccably manicured setting, with cafes, restaurants, and children’s play areas. Head towards Ferrari World and Yas Island. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is and amusement park located on Yas Island. It is the first Ferrari branded theme park and had the record for the largest space frame structure ever built. Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller coaster, is also located here. Head back to your hotel in Dubai.
Day 3: Free Morning Dubai – Desert Safari ‒ Dubai Hotel
After breakfast and a relaxed morning, head out at 15:00 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 eventful and enjoyable day. Around 21.30 you will be back at your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4: Dubai City Tour ‒ 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 towards The Dubai Mall, the world largest mall, encompassing over one thousand shops and entertainment activities. 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 Burj Khalifa, and experience the exquisite scenic views of Dubai from the 124th floor! Transfer to your hotel in Dubai.
Day 5: Dubai Free Morning ‒ Dubai Frame ‒ Dhow Cruise ‒ Dubai Hotel
15:00 pickup hotel lobby and drive to the Dubai Frame, the new addition to the marvelous architecture the city boasts of. Consisting of two vertical towers of 150 meters height connected by a 100-square-meter bridge, the Dubai Frame is a highlight of the Dubai skyline. The Dubai Frame has a museum and gallery where you can see the growth of Dubai from a simple fishing village to the ultra-modern city it is today with the use of photos and advanced technology. After visiting the museum, you take the elevator to the bridge to get a fascinating glimpse of the city. On one side is the charming old Dubai and on the other side is the modern new Dubai. In the evening do a 2-hour classy cruise along the Venetian styled canal. Onboard a traditional dhow you have the best views of the modern architecture of Dubai from the most unexpected angles. Enjoy entertainment, an international dinner and a complimentary drink while cruising over Dubai’s Creek. Return transfer to the hotel.
Day 6: Dubai Hotel ‒ Dubai Airport
Check out from the hotel. Depending on departure time private transfer to the airport to say farewell.