Impression of the Emirates

Tour Summary:

Experience the best of the Emirates

Tour Highlights & Inclusives:

Itinerary:

Day 1: Abu Dhabi
Arrival at Abu Dhabi airport. Meet & Greet by our representative. After you pick up your luggage transfer to your hotel by an air conditioned car or coach. Overnight in Abu Dhabi

Day 2: Abu Dhabi
Breakfast at your hotel. Afterwards you will join city tour of Abu Dhabi, the largest and the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. The name Abu Dhabi means “Father of the Gazelle”. On a city tour of the modern metropolis of Abu Dhabi you will visit the women’s handicraft centre where you can admire the handiwork of the women while producing the traditional goods. Next stop will be at the oldest building in town, the palace of Al-Husn. You will enjoy a breathtaking view, while having your buffet-lunch at an observation restaurant high above the city. In an exhibition you will get later on all the information about the history of the “Black Gold” in the region. The tour continues along the Corniche, the coastal road, where you stop at a traditional dhow yard. Here you can discover how the wooden Arabian dhows are built and repaired. In the afternoon, you will join a tea ceremony in the famous Emirates Palace hotel, which was built with an investment of 1 billion in USD in 2005. Overnight in Abu Dhabi.

Day 3: Abu Dhabi- Al Ain (150 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Then departure for a half-day excursion to the oasis city of Al Ain, located submontane of the Hajar Mountains. You will visit the largest camel market of the region and you will stop at the national museum of Al Ain, where you will learn everything about the history of this region. Afterwards you will visit the ancient Buraimi-fortress with the adjacent oasis. Here you will be amazed at the ingenious irrigation system named Falaj, which was used by the native Bedouins since hundreds of years. Lunch in a local restaurant. After the meal you will have time to discover the local souks of the town. Overnight in Al Ain.

Day 4: Al Ain – Fujairah (300 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Then you will head off through picturesque landscapes with sandy deserts and mountains, the East coast of the Emirates, located on the Gulf of Oman. Drive through the small oasis towns in Dhaid and Masafi, situated in an agricultural region where fruits and vegetables are cultivated. Than you will visit the local “Friday Market” close to Khor Fakkan followed by a tour of the city of Fujairah. Afterwards you will stop at the oldest Mosque of the Emirates, close to Dibba. Later on check-in at your beach resort. Dinner with fresh fish at the beach and overnight in Fujairah.

Day 5: Fujairah
Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy a few hours of the beautiful beach. Later you can join an optional snorkeling and diving excursion. The waters of the front of the Fujairah coastline are one of the most well-known diving and snorkeling areas of the world. Discover the underwater world with a unique and fascinating flora and fauna. On board you will enjoy a typical local lunch. In the afternoon, return to your hotel. Overnight in Fujairah.

Day 6: Fujairah – Ras al Khaimah – Umm al Quwain – Ajman – Sharjah – Desert – Dubai (420 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Departure through the coastal mountains of Fujairah to Ras al Khaimah, the northernmost of the 7 Emirates. Here you will visit the forsaken town of Al Hamra close to the Arabian Gulf. You will continue on via the smaller Emirates Umm al Quwain and Aman to Sharjah. In the early afternoon, you will join a desert safari. You will try on comfortable 4×4 vehicles with A/C to pass the endless and spectacular sandy desert. In the evening you will reach a traditional Bedouin desert camp. Where you will be having a BBQ dinner on the sunset on the rhythm of traditional Arabic Music, an unforgettable experience. In the late evening, you will return to your hotel. Overnight in Dubai.

Day 7: Dubai
Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will have the opportunity to discover the spectacular and lively metropolis of Dubai and Sharjah during a full-day excursion. Dubai, developed from a small fishing village at the Dubai Creek, nowadays presents itself as a glamorous metropolis at the Arabian Gulf. The distinctive skyscrapers and gigantic shopping-malls will impress every visitor. On your way you will visit the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque of Jumeriah, which is also open to non-Muslim visitors. After this experience you will continue on to Bastakyia, the old town district of Dubai. Learn everything about the local history and geography of the city when visiting the Dubai museum, located in the ancient fortress of Al-Fahidi. Another highlight will follow: you will use the local water taxis, called “Abras”, to cross the Dubai Creek. Enjoy the spectacular view of the city while heading towards the district of Deira. Here you will be enchanted by the large variety of exotic spices the the famous Spice Souk. Take the chance to get a unique and affordable souvenir when you visit the adjacent Gold Souk. Take the chance to get a unique and affordable souvenir when you visit the adjacent Gold Souk. The tour continues to the city of Sharjah, well known as “cultural capital of the Emirates”. You will see the pearl Monument and discover the restored old town. You will visit the historic fortress of Al-Hisn and the unique King Faisal mosque. One of today’s highlights is the exciting Blue Souk, where more than 600 local traders offer their goods. Dinner and overnight in Dubai

Day 8: Dubai
Breakfast at your hotel. This day is at your disposal. Stroll through downtown or visit one of the shopping malls to get your souvenir. Depending on your departure, time during the day transfer to Dubai airport. Departure.

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