Dubai is famous for sightseeing attractions such as the Burj Khalifa (the world's tallest building) and shopping malls that come complete with mammoth aquariums and indoor ski slopes.
Beautiful, shiny skyscrapers, state of the art buildings and beautiful beaches and sand dunes; fine dining; fabulous all-inclusive accommodation options, shopping at Dubai Mall and adrenaline filled experiences all make Dubai a fantastic tourist destination.
Sharjah undoubtedly one of the most unique cities in the world. For those with an untreatable case of wanderlust, this city is a traveler’s dream. Including historic sights, futuristic architecture, active night life and out-of-this-world attractions.
- DAY 1: ARRIVE DUBAI
Arrival in Dubai
- DAY 2: FULL DAY DUBAI + SHARJAH TOUR
Visit the fascinating city of Dubai. We will start the circuit by seeing the Governor's palace and the historic Bastakiya neighbourhood, a reproduction of the old neighbourhood with the old houses and the well-known wind towers. Fort Al Fahidi transports us some 210 years back, and is where we find the current Dubai Museum. Then we will cross the Dubai Creek with the “Abra”, the famous water taxi, before visiting the spice and gold markets. Later we will make a stop at the "Union House", continuing to the Jumeirah Mosque where we will stop to take some photos. We will continue along the sunny Jumeirah Beach to see the symbol of the city, the "Burj Al Arab" hotel in Dubai. Later we will drive through the Palm Island and we will stop to take a photo in front of the largest Hotel in the entire Middle East, the “Atlantis” hotel. Next we will drive through Sheikh Zayed Road, from where we will be able to appreciate the great skyscrapers of the city, where the business area is located. We will stop in the center of the new area of the city, Downtown, where the tallest tower in the world is located, the "Burj Khalifa" next to the impressive Dubai Mall.
In the afternoon we will leave for the visit of Sharjah, an emirate near Dubai. The first visit we will make will be at the University of Sharjah, inaugurated in 1998. From there we will go to the “Cultural Rotunda” where we can take photos of the Mosque. We will stop at the Blue Mall in Sharjah where you will have the option to haggle on your purchases of gold, electronics, etc. Then we will visit the Souq-Al-Masqoof, an old part of the city that was covered and serves as a shopping area.
- DAY 3: EXCURSION TO ABU DHABI
In the morning head to Abu Dhabi City. Our first destination is the divine Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. This mosque recognized as one of the largest mosques in the world. Gold, marble, stone, and crystals were used to design this wonder. Here, around 40,000 devotees can be accommodated at the same time! Then visit the Sheikh Zayed Center, the place is dedicated to Sheikh Zayed (father of the nation - UAE). After a while, we will pass along the Corniche town, a pleasant promenade. This will be followed by short photo stops at Abu Dhabi's iconic structures, namely the Emirates Palace, synonymous with luxury, and the dazzling Etihad Towers - Fast and Furious 7 movie fame!
Our tour then proceeds to the Heritage Village. This is where the present meets the past! There we can see old world structures and tents (made up of stones). Arab skills and crafts can be seen in the Museum found here. Afterward, you can have lunch at the traditional Heritage Village Restaurant (at your own cost, unless otherwise noted).
Our next attraction is the Dates market. The market is enriched with clean and delicious dates with more than 120 types. Go buy something if we have time. After the city tour, head to the Louvre Museum. The Louvre Abu Dhabi is an art and civilization museum, located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The museum was inaugurated on November 8, 2017. The museum is located in the cultural district of Saadiyat Island and the largest art museum on the Arabian peninsula. Illustrations from around the world are exhibited in the museum, with a particular focus on bridging the gap between Eastern and Western art. The building's architect is Jean Nouvel and the engineers are Buro Happold. Jean Nouvel also designed the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris.
- DAY 4: DESERT SAFARI WITH BBQ DINNER
- DAY 5: DEPARTURE TRANSFER
At the indicated time, departure transfer to the airport to board your next destination