General

Dubai and Abu Dhabi are a stirring alchemy of profound traditions and ambitious futuristic vision.
Why I Love Dubai
By Andrea Schulte-Peevers, Writer

Ever since first setting foot in this tiny powerhouse emirate back in 2007, Dubai has fascinated me with its energy, optimism and openness towards people from all over the world. I’m a die-hard foodie, so the staggering variety of authentic global fare is exhilarating, and even the shopping here – which I normally consider a chore – is actually a joy. Dubai is a place that’s constantly in flux and it’s been exciting to see it grow and mature as a city and as a society. I can’t wait to see what the future holds.

Cultural Dynamism:

With Emiratis making up only a fraction of the population, Dubai and Abu Dhabi are bustling microcosms peacefully shared by cultures from all corners of the world. This diversity expresses itself in the culinary landscape, fashion, music and performance. Although rooted in Islamic tradition, this is an open society where it’s easy for newcomers and visitors to connect with myriad experiences, be it eating like a Bedouin, dancing on the beach, shopping for local art or riding a camel in the desert.

Innovation:

It’s hard not to admire Dubai and Abu Dhabi for their indefatigable verve, gutsy ambition and ability to dream up and realise projects that elsewhere would never get off the drawing board. This is a superlative-craving society that has birthed the world’s tallest building, an island shaped like a palm tree, a huge indoor ski paradise, the world’s fastest roller coaster and – soon to come – starchitect-designed art museums of international stature. With many more grand projects in the pipeline for World Expo 2020, visiting here often feels like a trip to the future – to two cities firmly in charge of writing their own narrative.

Shopping Haven:

Bargain hunter or power shopper, you’ll have a fine time spending your dirhams in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Dubai especially is a top retail haunt that hosts not one but two huge annual shopping festivals. Shopping is a leisure activity here, malls much more than mere collections of stores. Some look like an Italian palazzo or a Persian palace and lure visitors with surreal attractions like an indoor ski slope or a giant aquarium. Traditional souqs, too, are beehives of activity humming with timeless bargaining banter.

Nocturnal Action:

After dark, Dubai sometimes seems like a city filled with lotus eaters, forever on the lookout for a good time. Its shape-shifting party spectrum caters for just about every taste, budget and age group. From flashy dance temples, sleek rooftop terraces and sizzling beach clubs to fancy cocktail caverns and concerts under the stars, Dubai delivers hot-stepping odysseys. Much nightlife centres around the fancy hotels, but there’s no shortage of more wholesome diversions either, including sheesha lounges, community theatre and live music venues. Although sedate by comparison, Abu Dhabi is no stranger to cutting loose when the moon’s high in the sky.

Source: Lonelyplanet

Itinerary Details

Holiday in Dubai

Dubai is second largest of the seven United Arab Emirates. Dubai has always been a centre of attraction for its awe inspiring festivals, shopping, horse-racing and promising real estate projects. Dubai is a fusion of the east and west in the world, links between Europe and the Indian subcontinent. The Gulf region holds an intermediary position between several cultures and trade routes. The tourism industry of Dubai is gaining prominence and thus emerging as a major travel destination on the world. Along with several mega-projects being introduced in the region, tourism is a golden-key revenue earner for Dubai.

Day 1 - Arrival Transfer, check in. Evening

Dhow Cruise with Dinner – 08:30 pm to 10:30 pm (Pick up at 07:45pm, and drop by 10:30pm, unlimited mineral water and soft drinks, International buffet, 2 hours cruise on Dubai Creek)

Day 2 - Half Day Guided Dubai City Tours

09:00 am to 01:30 pm (Depart from the Hotel and drive through the scenic route of Bur Dubai Creek for photo shoot, Spice market and Gold souk (For 45 minutes), Photo stop at Burj Al Arab (world famous 7-star hotel), Jumeirah beach and Mosque (the only Mosque allowing non-Muslims to enter), Palm island photo stop , Atlantis the Palm Hotel Photo stop, Miracle garden and the Sheikhs Palace (a stunning palace with peacocks welcoming you) Evening Visit to Burj Khalifa.

Day 3 - Morning Free time Evening Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner

03:30 pm to 09:00 pm (Pick up & drop by 4x4 Land cruiser, 45 Minutes dune bashing, unlimited water & soft drinks, sheesha, Hena Painting, Camel ride for photo shoot, Tanura Dance, Belly Dance and Barbeque Dinner.

Day 4

This is your last day of the Tour. We advise that you should plan your activities for this day depending on your flight timing.