United Arab Emirates: Discovery Tour
UAE – where the comforts of Western life meet the taste of the exotic
During the last couple of decades, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) diversified and became a regional trading and tourism hub. The United Arab Emirates are home to immigrants from all over the world. Thus this country is as diverse as its cities and inhabitants. While Dubai boasts designer shops, gorgeous beaches and impressive hotels, other parts of the country are famous for their atmospheric heritage. This tour captures the highlights of the fabulous UAE!
After arriving in Dubai, unwind and relax before embarking on a sightseeing tour the next day. This tour will include the historical Al Fahidi Fort, the Jumeirah Mosque and the futuristic Atlantis Palm Hotel Dubai. Additionally, see the unofficial symbol of Dubai, the Hotel Burj Al Arab. The tour will take the group to The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping mall which is renowned for its aquarium. The tour will continue to the UNESCO Cultural City of the Arab World, Sharjah, also known as the “Pearl of the Gulf”.
Furthermore, the tour will take the group to the sand dunes of Hatta to admire the stunning scenery and sunset, where there’s the opportunity to take ride a camel. The next day, visit Abu Dhabi, the Federal capital city of the Emirates. The tour includes sights such as the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the shimmering skyscrapers alongside palaces and the famous Marina Mall.
Dates on request
Suggested Itinerary by Air
Fly to Dubai
Direct overnight flight to Dubai, with many options to depart from a number of UK airports. Coach transfer from the airport to check in at the hotel. This afternoon, the group will travel to the fabulous Jumeirah Beach Park for relaxation time, before returning to the hotel.
City tour of Dubai
The group will take a full day orientation tour of Dubai, which takes in the historical Al Fahidi Fort, which has been converted into the Dubai Museum, the magnificent Gold Souk, the Atlantis Palm Hotel Dubai, where the group will enjoy a buffet lunch. After lunch the group will have fantastic photo opportunities at the Hotel Burj Al Arab, Dubai’s unofficial symbol, with its sailboat-style architecture and luxurious fittings. Afterwards, the tour will visit the picturesque Jumeirah Mosque, one of the most beautiful modern Islamic constructions in the world. Later, the tour will take the group to The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping mall which is renowned for its aquarium containing thousands of fish and also its famous fountain with it’s amazing performance of light and music.
City tour of Sharjah
The group will take an orientation tour of Sharjah, situated just a short distance from Dubai. Listed as the UNESCO Cultural City of the Arab World in 1998 and known as the “Pearl of the Gulf”, Sharjah is renowned for its elegant architecture in way of mosques and museums. The group will have an international lunch and then return to the hotel in the afternoon.
Free time and Hatta Desert Safari
The group will have free time in the morning and will be collected shortly after lunch to travel to the Arabian Desert area of Hatta. The tour will take the group over the sand dunes to admire the stunning scenery and sunset. Later the group will stop at a traditional camp where they will enjoy barbeque dinner and local entertainment. There will the opportunity to take a camel ride around the dessert camp area. Afterwards, the group will return to the hotel.
City tour of Abu Dhabi
The group will take an orientation tour of Abu Dhabi, the Federal capital city of the Emirates. The tour includes sights such as the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, one of the largest, beautiful and grandest mosques in the world. The city features shimmering skyscrapers alongside palaces and the famous Marina mall which is ideal for lunch and shopping. Afterwards, the group will return to the hotel.
Free day and return flight to the UK
Following breakfast, the group will check out of the hotel and after some free time in the morning, will be transferred to the airport for their return flight to their UK destination.