Day 1 - DUBAI

Transfer from the Dubai airport to your hotel.

Day 2 - DUBAI

Begin your discovery of Dubai in the Bastakyia district. At the Dubai Museum in the Al-Fahidi fortress, learn about the city's past as a small fishing village. Cross the Dubai Creek on board a water taxi to Deira, to shop for exotic spices and unique souvenirs. In Jumeirah, approach the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque, built in the medieval Fatimid tradition, and see two of the city's most iconic hotels - Burj Al Arab and Atlantis. Then look up at Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower and the centerpiece of the region's prestigious urban development - which encompasses residential and commercial real estate, hotels, entertainment, and the world's largest shopping mall. After lunch, take an exciting dune drive across the desert in a 4x4 vehicle. Witness a pristine sunset and enjoy a barbeque dinner with entertainment. (B, D)


Tour the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. Visit the intricately decorated Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world that can accommodate 30,000 worshipers. In downtown Abu Dhabi, stop at the Heritage Village, which houses a small museum and depicts Arab life prior to the discovery of oil. After lunch, drive to the tip of the breakwater for a superb view of the skyline. Then tour Saadiyat Island where Louvre Museum and Guggenheim Museum annexes are being constructed. Finally on Yas Island, see Formula 1 racing on the Formula Yas 3000 circuit and explore Ferrari World, the first Ferrari-branded amusement park in the world. Return to Dubai after exploring this grand playground. (B, L)


The terrain changes from deserts to mountains as you set out for the eastern coast of the UAE. On the shore, visit the old village of Dibba, once a strategically important settlement that offers a stunning view across the Indian Ocean. Continue to Al Badiya Mosque, the oldest mosque in the country, built in the 17th century. After lunch, visit the port towns of Khor Fakkan and the 300 year old Fort of Fujairah and the fortress of nearby Bithnah Citadel. Upon your return to Dubai, enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Dubai Creek on a traditional Arabian dhow and a sumptuous feast of Arabic and international cuisine. (B, L, D)


Transfer to Dubai airport for your departure. (B)

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