The Three Emirates

From the numerous cultural museums, ancient heritage sites, preserved wildlife reservation areas, safari tours or falconry, there is so much to explore for the cultural travellers seeking the true Arabian experience.

Day 1: Arrival to Dubai

Arrive at Dubai International Airport. You will be greeted by your own personal Meet and Assist staff who will escort you to a private transfer to the hotel for check-in. You have the rest of the day at your own leisure.

Day 2: City of Gold

Today we will sample the historic sites and explore the vibrant cosmopolitan life of Dubai on this comprehensive tour. Your tour will start with a photo stop at the iconic landmark of Dubai, Burj Al Arab hotel. It will then proceed to Jumeirah, a picturesque beach area of Dubai which also is the place where the beautiful Jumeirah mosque is situated.

Our drive will follow the route from Jumeirah and enter to Bur Dubai area. The tour continues to the old part of Dubai. Al Bastakia district, a renovated old building in the heart of Dubai provides an imaginative tour of the life before the pearl era. A short distance away from the Bastakia district lies the Al Fahidi Fort. The Dubai museum is situated inside Al Fahidi Fort. The Museum is one of the greatest attractions for tourists visiting Dubai. It displays a rich collection of objects showcasing the cultural richness of the region in the past. You can witness almost everything of fascinating Arab ranging from Arabian sailing boats to old weapons and pearl-diving outfits to an impressive range of military artefacts. The museum houses colourful life size dioramas, sets of pearl, merchants eights and scales and many more, provide a deep insight into the old Arabian lifestyle. The most impressing and amazing exhibit at the Museum is a 3,000- 4,000 years old complete grave from the Al-Qusais archaeological site.

After the Museum visit, we will make our way to come abroad the Abra (water taxi) and cross the creek to the spice souk in Deira. The spice souk is a bustling bazaar filled with merchants selling varieties of spices, all lined in a narrow passages with small stores selling every herb and spice under the sun.

On our return, there is a time to stop at the most famous landmark in Deira, the gold souk. With the enormous collection of shops, its remarkable variety of goods in reasonable prices, the Deira Gold Market is the ultimate destination for jewellery lovers.

Day 3: Cultural Capital of the World

Today the tour will take you to Sharjah, a neighbouring Emirates of Dubai, also known as Pearl of the Gulf. We will stop for a short photo-stop in front of the magnificent Al Noor Mosque on the Buhaira Corniche. We will then proceed to the largest mosque in Sharjah, known as the King Faisal Mosque. The unique architecture of the mosque brings thousands of worshipers during Friday prayers. Then we make our way down to the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization. This museum is the first of its kind in the UAE situated at the historical heart of Sharjah. This fascinating museum originally was a traditional Middle Eastern souk. Now the building houses more than 5,000 exquisite artefact from all over the Islamic World, and also hosting various exhibitions and international renowned displays of Islamic masterpieces all year around.

We then drive to Sharjah’s old town. After a stroll through the restored traditional market Souk Al Arsa, we will be visiting Sharjah Heritage Museum. This museum will offer you to discover the glimpse from its past traditions and culture that has endured the test of time.  You will discover handcrafted works of art and objects that date back from the peal and fishing era. Trace the development of education, currency and the early postal system used and explore the traditional skills and crafts relating to jewellery, costumers, herbal medicines, music and folklore.

Before our return back to the hotel, we will have some time to visit Souk Al Markazi (blue souk) – a treasure trove of carpets, jewellery and handicrafts.

Day 4: Dhow Cruise

Enjoy an unforgettable evening at the Dubai creek Dhow cruise.  It is a pleasurable experience through the Creek, where you will enjoy the most inspiriting sights and landmarks Dubai has to offer. From memorizing skyscrapers to the limelight view of the city reflection on the water, this two hour dinner cruise is a must do activity in Dubai. As the Dhow cruise sail through the creek see the marvellous architecture of Dubai as it unfolds.

Day 5: Capital City

A private transfer will await you to transfer to your new home for the next 2 days in the Capital of United Arab Emirates. After arriving at the Hotel, relax and unwind till the afternoon.

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Day 6: Jewel of Arabia

Your tour begins with a drive to the outskirts of Abu Dhabi where you will visit the biggest and most beautiful mosque in the UAE, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. There, you have the chance to learn about the mosque history and architecture of this great structure which is a tribute to the late President of the UAE, H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nayan.  Following an orientation tour of the capital we will then make our way to the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, the regions first and only dedicated facility for falcons. Tour and discover the different species of Falcons and see some of the fascinating tools of a falconer’s trade. You will have the chance to take a brief photo with these graceful birds after the tour.

Day 7

After Breakfast, the whole day is free at your own leisure. Enjoy the many activities of your choice at the hotel.

Day 8: The Garden City

Today we are travelling to the greenest city in the UAE, the beautiful Garden City of Al Ain. We begin our tour with a drive to Hajjar Mountains through the fascinating and ever changing desert scenery on our way.

After arriving in Al Ain, we visit the Hili Garden, combining both the public garden and an archaeological site is a popular place for tourists and residents alike. It is famous for the archaeological excavations currently on display at this Garden from the third millennium B.C.

The tour continues with a visit of the Al Ain Museum and Al Jahili Fort, the most picturesque historic building of the UAE set in beautifully landscaped gardens, where visitors are encouraged to explore it. This fort was erected during the 1891 to defend the city and its precious palm groves.

Later we take a learning stroll stop at Al Ain Oasis to learn about the underground irrigation system before preceding to the renovated Old Palace of H.H Sheikh Zayed, the late ruler of Abu Dhabi.

Before leaving Al Ain, we make our final stop at the foot hill of Jebel Hafeet to enjoy the famous Al Ain hot springs which runs underneath the mountain.

Day 9

After Breakfast, the whole day is free at your own leisure. Enjoy the many activities of your choice at the hotel.

Day 10: Departure

After Breakfast, your driver will meet you at the hotel for a private transfer to Dubai International Airport.

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Included:

  • 4 nights in Bustan Rotana and 5 nights in Park Rotana
  • Private Transfers
  • Meet & Assist at the Dubai Intl Airport
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Tours & Excursions as per itinerary
  • Meals mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Taxes & Services Charges

Excluded:

  • Visa Charges
  • Tips and Gratuities

Duration: 9 nights / 10 days
(Minimum of two guests required)