|Discover the Emirates|
|Tour Dates||October 12th - 19th, 2018 (8 days)|
|Included meals||6 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 4 dinners|
|Tour Host(s)||Dr Aubrey & Elsie Botha|
|Pricing from||$4,195 CAD||Join us for a relaxed journey to entice your senses and broaden your knowledge of this unique region of the world. From travelling up the tallest structure in the world to four wheeling through the desert sand dunes, there is so much to see and do. Visit the largest shopping mall in the world, and the largest man made island on earth. Plus there is plenty of free time to do as you choose. We look forward to introducing you to this marvellous region with so many jaw dropping sights and sounds.|
Today we board our flight to the exotic United Arab Emirates. Our journey will be a discovery of impressive history and diverse culture with an amazing wealth of sights, sounds, tastes and textures!
No visit to Dubai is complete without a stop to admire the world's tallest building. Even the journey upwards will entertain and educate us as we watch a multimedia presentation chronicling Dubai's exotic history and development of the Burj Khalifa. From the highest outdoor observatory on the 148th floor we will enjoy incredible views. Later, we'll wander through Dubai Mall and then head to the Jumeriah Palms to see that development. At the Lost Chambers Aquarium inside Dubai’s Atlantis the Palm Resort, we will discover a world of exotic marine life with an impressive range of sharks, exotic fish and rays. This evening we take the Bateaux Dubai dinner cruise where we delight in a four course meal and wonderful views of the creek side souks.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
This morning we will visit Bastakia, the oldest part of the city where ancient wind-towered houses of wealthy merchants can still be seen. Nearby, we will see Al Fahidi Fort which has stood for almost two centuries, defending the old settlers against their enemies. At the old trading centre of Bur Dubai, we visit the Souk Manidat. Here, we can have lunch or do some shopping. Then it's off for a photo stop at Burj Al Arab, renowned for its stellar design and being the top rated hotel in the world. In the afternoon we venture into the desert, giving us a taste of the true heartland of Arabia. Our safari tour takes us right into the core of the desert where huge sand dunes eagerly wait. We witness a presentation on Falconry, and then take a ride through the dunes. Later, we gaze over the timeless desert and watch the sunset. Tonight is a special treat, as our dinner and entertainment will be held at a typical Bedouin style campsite.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
We take a day to explore the picturesque East Coast of the UAE. As we cross the mountains, our first stop is at the Fujairah Fort and museum. Next is a photo stop at Bidiyah Mosque - the oldest and smallest in the UAE, and then continue to Al Aqah in Fujairah. We enjoy a break for lunch at the Sandy Beach Hotel and Resort, and may have time to dip our toes in the ocean. Afterwards, we drive through Dibba and see its new corniche. The final stop will be in the little town of Masafi, where we can browse or shop the market for local crafts, pottery and carpets. We return to our hotel in Dubai for dinner and a good night's sleep.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Today we travel to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the Arab Emirates. We stop for refreshments and have a chance to view the Yas Marina F1 Circuit. Then we pass by the dhow and fish market area to see the traders at work, and stop for lunch at the Marina Mall. This afternoon we drive along the Abu Dhabi Corniche (sea wall) to see the beautiful Emirates Palace Hotel and the Al Bateen area. Finally, we will enter the incredible Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. This is an outstanding architectural work of art, and one of the world’s largest mosques with a capacity for an astonishing 40,000 worshippers. We return to Dubai and our hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Today is a day at leisure. We can sleep in and relax a bit, or explore Dubai on our own. Perhaps visit the Mall of the Emirates and "Ski Dubai", the only ski resort in the Arabian desert. Or, return to Dubai Mall and watch the lunch hour water shows. Whether it's further sightseeing, or an optional Yellow Boat ride from the harbour to the open sea, there is much to see and do. Tonight, try one of the many excellent restaurants in the city for your dinner experience.
This morning we meet for our final breakfast in the UAE, and then check out of the hotel and transfer to Dubai International Airport for our return flight. With an abundance of great memories and souvenirs, we look forward to seeing our friends and families at home.
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