Experience Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Fujairah
In Dubai you can golf in the morning, swim during the day and finish skiing in the evening. First-class food, wonderful beaches and endless activities await you here! Dubai and neighboring Emirates are not similar to other destinations. Dubai itself is a big city where different nationalities and cultures meet. Spectacular buildings stand next to mosques and oriental palaces. Here you will find restaurants with all the world’s kitchens and shopping malls with more than a thousand shops. At the same time, you can relax and have peace and quiet in nice hotels by the light sandy beaches.
Day 1 Travel to Dubai
Arrival in Dubai, Transfer to the hotel in Dubai. Overnight in Dubai.
Day 2 City tour and cruise
We start the day with a city tour of Bur Dubai. Here is, among other things, a market with many souks, gold, spices etc. The Grand Mosque, originally built in 1900, was demolished and rebuilt in 1960, further rebuilt in 1998. Non-Muslims are not allowed to enter the mosque, except in the minaret where photography is allowed. The mosque is the hub of Dubai’s religious and cultural life. The Dubai Museum, housed in Al Fahidi Fort, was built in 1787. It has cannons and towers that give you the city’s history and present. On the other side of the bay is the district Deira, which you can cross with small passenger boats. Lunch at the hotel when we return. Free afternoon. In the evening Dhow cruise with dinner. You will be picked up at the hotel for transport to our Dhow, a wooden boat from the Middle East, then you will get a boat trip with food,
Transfer back to the hotel. Overnight in Dubai. (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 3 Abu Dhabi
We start the day by going down the road to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, where we get sightseeing. We see the most famous landmarks, such as the Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque, one of the world’s largest mosques, the Corniche, the Heritage Village, the Marina Mall, and the famous 7-star Emirates Palace Hotel. Lunch at Al Arish Restaurant (local restaurant in Abu Dhabi). We will also pass Ferrari World and Yas Marina where every year the Formula 1 season ends.
Then we go back to the hotel in Dubai. The evening is free for your own activities. Overnight in Dubai. (breakfast, lunch)
Day 4 Safari with BBQ dinner
Free morning for own walks. Maybe hang out by the pool, or get to the beach. In the afternoon it’s time for desert safari with BBQ dinner, we go out into the desert. Here we experience the Arabian desert during a tour by SUV from Dubai into the desert. The safari gives you an opportunity to see the impressive dunes as you ride through the sand desert. During a stop on one of the highest dunes you will see the sunset. Back in the car, the journey continues to a Bedouin camp in the heart of the Dubai desert. Here you get to experience henna painting and dance performances. Finally, a delicious barbecue buffet is served for dinner in the clear night sky. Overnight in Dubai. (breakfast, dinner)
Day 5 Al Ain
Breakfast in the desert before we go back to the hotel. We have time to change before it is time for a full day excursion to Al Ain, where we get a guided tour and lunch. Al Ain, meaning ‘Oasis’, is the fourth largest city in the United Arab Emirates and the second largest in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, to which it belongs. The city is located about 120 km south of Dubai. Al Ain is the birthplace of United Arab Emirates First President Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The city is known as the Garden City, has many parks and oases as well as a zoo, Al Ain Zoo, an international airport, Al Ain International Airport and is home to the football team Al Ain. Evening free. Overnight in Dubai. (breakfast, lunch)
Day 6 Fujairah
Full day to Fujairah. Fujairah is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. It is located in the eastern part of the peninsula, the only border with the Gulf of Oman and the third smallest of the seven emirates that since 1971 form the United Arab Emirates Federation, it borders Oman and the emirates Sharjah and Ras al-Khaimah in the west. We have lunch at Sandy Beach Hotel, where we also get access to their beach. Evening free, maybe a trip to the Dubai Fountain to see its spectacle of water and music.
Overnight in Dubai. (breakfast, lunch)
Day 7 Shopping trip
Time to fill your suitcases during a half-day shopping trip before it’s time to go home. We get information about where we can make our purchases at markets, Malls etc. Dubai Mall is the world’s largest shopping mall! It is larger than 50 football pitches and contains 1,200 stores. There is also a Dubai Aquarium and an underwater zoo with a large aquarium wall facing the shopping streets, a skating rink and a cinema with 22 salons. The Dubai Mall now also houses the skeleton of a dinosaur. We can also go up to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building next to the Dubai Mall.
Free afternoon for your own discoveries. Those who so wish go out and have a farewell dinner this last night.
Overnight in Dubai. (breakfast)
Day 8 Return
Transfer to Dubai Airport for flights to the departure airport.