5 Nights Dubai • Dubai City Tour & Dhow Dinner Cruise • Fort Al Fahidi • Gold Souk • Burj Khalifa • East Coast Tour • Al Bidya Mosque • Abu Dhabi City Tour • Heritage Village • Sharja City Tour • Sharja Eye • Desert Safari BBQ Dinner
9 Nights Hotel Accommodations, 14 Meals, Local Trip Expert/Guide, Motorcoach Transportation, Sightseeing per Itinerary, Baggage Handling
TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL EASY 1 2 3 4 ACTIVE
Day 1 - Overnight Flight to Dubai
Board your overnight flight to Dubai.
Day 2 - Arrive Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)†
Arrive in Dubai and meet your Local Trip Expert/Guide. Transfer to your hotel to check in for a five-night stay in this amazing city. Dubai is a city of ages that rises out of the desert and crowns the gulf coast with its presence.
Day 3 - Dubai City Tour
This morning enjoy a Dubai City Tour to see the magnificent view of Dubai Creek, passing by the heritage area of Bastakia, with its fascinating old wind towered houses built by wealthy merchants. We will have our stop at the 180-year-old Fort Al Fahidi. We continue our journey by Abra, a traditional boat, and cross the creek towards the Spice Market, followed by Gold Souk. Next, experience a traditional Emirati lunch at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, in one of the oldest Emirati neighborhoods in Bur Dubai. Enjoy a meal while chatting with an Emirati host about UAE culture, customs and religion. Later, travel to the top of the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers. (B,L,D)
Day 4 - East Coast Tour
Today travel to the East Coast of the UAE. En route pass through the agricultural areas of Al Dhaid and see the terrain change from colorful desert landscape to spectacular mountain scenery. The coastline is scattered with small fishing villages including the old village of Dibba, once a strategically important settlement with a stunning view across the Indian Ocean. Continuing along the coastline, we arrive at the Al Bidya Mosque, the oldest mosque in the country, built in the 15th century. Then we pass the port towns of Khorfakhan and Fujairah, the ruins of the mountain dwellers, the 300-year-old Fort of Fujairah, and the fortress of nearby Bithnah Oasis. Return to Dubai and enjoy the evening at leisure. (B,L)
Day 5 - Abu Dhabi Tour
Today from Dubai travel past the world’s largest man-made port at Jebel Ali en route to Abu Dhabi. You will be mesmerized by the grandness of the majestic Grand Mosque, the third largest mosque in the world. Then visit the Cultural Foundation, in the heart of the city next to the famous Union Square, that gathers symbolic themes inspired by the customs of the country. After a drive along the Corniche, visit the Heritage Village, specially designed by late HH Sheikh Zayed Ben Sultan al Nahyan as a reminder of the past for the younger generation. Enjoy a Dhow Dinner Cruise, a traditionally decorated wooden boat that will sail along the Dubai Creek under the moonlight. (B,L,D)
Day 6 - Dubai at Leisure
Enjoy the day at leisure in Dubai to shop and explore on your own. Perhaps take a leisurely stroll along Dubai’s vast coastline this morning or head to one of Dubai’s famous malls for shopping. (B)
Day 7 - Dubai - Sharjah - Deluxe Desert Resort
Sharjah is an exciting, lively city with colorful souks filled with interesting artifacts in every corner. You will first visit the “Al Noor Mosque” – the first mosque in Sharjah to open its doors for non-Muslim residents and tourists. We will conclude the tour with a stop at Qanat Al Qasba, one of the most beautiful walking areas in Sharjah, where you can indulge on Arabic coffee, tea, sweets and the famous “Kunafah”. Then have a panoramic view of the whole city from Sharjah Eye. Later, travel to your Deluxe Desert Resort for a two-night stay. Relax and unwind at this exclusive resort in the desert surrounded by gently sloping dunes and natural desert landscape, offering guests a one-of-a-kind traditional desert experience that is true to the culture and heritage of Dubai and the UAE. Enjoy the evening at leisure. (B)
Day 8 - Desert Resort at Leisure & Desert Safari Experience
Today is at leisure to relax and experience your desert oasis. Perhaps ride through the desert by camel, crossing the sandy dunes before unwinding beside a swimming pool. Later, enjoy a Desert Safari Adventure which gives you opportunity to see the golden sand dunes of Arabia in four-wheel-drive vehicles. This safari is sure to be a wonderful memory and experience of a lifetime. Arrive at our Bedouin Campsite, in the heart of the desert to enjoy cultural performances while partaking in a BBQ Farewell Dinner. (B,D)
Day 9 - Palm Jumeirah
Spend the morning at leisure to enjoy the amenities of the resort. Later, travel back to Dubai and drive through Palm Jumeirah, the world’s largest man-made island, and visit Marina Walk featuring some of Dubai’s most popular restaurants and retail brands. Enjoy time at leisure to take in the luxurious marina view. Later this evening, enjoy dinner in Dubai with your fellow travelers. Transfer to an airport area hotel for your last overnight in Dubai. (B,D)
Day 10 - Dubai - Flight Home†
Early this morning transfer to the airport for your return flight to the USA. Arrive home with wonderful memories of your Dubai experience.
†Land only rates do not include hotel transfers. Roundtrip air package includes hotel transfers.