Majestic Dubai – Abu Dhabi
Day 1 – Arrival and orientation
You arrive in Dubai in the morning and the shuttle will take the group to the hotel for check in and refresh and rest after the long journey. Those who feel strong can stroll in the neighbourhood at leisure. The Tour Director will suggest nearby restaurants for the travellers to have lunch.
The group meets for early welcome dinner where the Tour Director will review the daily schedule and any changes, discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions that may arise.
Day 2 – Dubai Full-Day Tour
You begin your tour with the Dubai Full-Day Tour. You first get an opportunity to take pictures for the Burj Al Arab hotel from outside, the hotel which has only luxury suites & restaurants. You then drive to the Palm Island which has 22 luxury hotels and other residential property.
You then drive back to the city to stop at Dubai Marina where the twisted tower is located. Here you get to ride on a traditional boat for 30 minutes to take you through 200 skyscrapers with over 50,000 flats.
After this exhilarating experience, you have dinner at the fantastic Armani hotel where you will enjoy the amazing open buffet at the restaurant which has the best view of Dubai fountain to enjoy the show every 30 minutes from the balcony of the restaurant.
After dinner, you get to walk through the Dubai mall up to the entrance of Burj Khalifa to explore the world’s tallest building to get to the 124th floor of this amazing building, you would take the fastest lift in the world to see Dubai city by night from the top.
You then drive back to the hotel to retire for the night.
Day 3 – desert adventure
You will have the morning to yourself to enjoy the lively city streets of Dubai or rest after the eventful previous day. Your Travel Director will be very happy to give you suggestions on how to make the most of your morning.
In the afternoon, you begin your desert adventure with convenient pickup at your hotel. You get to focus on the scenery as your guide drives the rugged 4×4 out to the desert. You get to visit a camel farm to learn about the historic of this animal, and of course an opportunity to ride one.
You then drive to a desert campsite for a sandboarding adventure. Your guide will teach you how to manoeuvre down the dunes.
As the sun sinks toward the horizon, you get some henna painting done and watch a folk-dance show. Then dinner is served, and includes shawarma or barbecue, accompanied by traditional Arabian dishes. Before heading back to the hotel, you get to sample shisha (using a traditional water pipe) while watching a belly-dance performance.
Day 4 – Full-Day Tour of Abu Dhabi City
This day, you escape the bustle of Dubai to yet another UAE gem with a Full-Day Tour of Abu Dhabi City. You will be picked up from your hotel and venture south by air-conditioned vehicle to Abu Dhabi. On the way, you will learn about the city’s explosive growth on the back of its 1950s oil boom from your local guide.
When you get to Abu Dhabi, you will enjoy a tour of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the world’s largest mosques, where you get to explore the white marble arcades and courtyards, and visit the prayer room while learning about the mosque’s design and significance.
You will then continue to Yas Island for photo-ops outside Yas Marina Circuit and Ferrari World, and then drive by the surreal-looking cultural buildings sprouting up on Saadiyat Island. You then pass Qasr Al Hosn, a former home of Abu Dhabi’s royals. After lunch (own expense) at the Mall, you will see Corniche and Emirates palaces before visiting Heritage Village to learn about the city’s original Bedouin culture.
You drive back to Dubai for a drop off at your hotel.
Day 5 – Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
This is an opportunity to explore the city on your own with ease using the open-top Big Bus. You will view all the sights and hop off and hop on at any of the 15 City and Beach Route stops and nine Marina stops. You may choose to stay aboard and repeat the routes as you wish. You also get to enjoy many added benefits, including admission to Dubai Museum and a dhow boat trip.
Day 6 – shopping day
The morning is free time to spend the day either discovering Dubai further on your own or do your shopping at many of Dubai’s large shopping malls. You may also want to view Dubai from the sky by taking a Dubai Helicopter Tour. This tour is optional and Your Travel Director would be too happy to organise it for you.
In the evening, you will enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant to toast to your unforgettable week.
Day 7 – Departure
You enjoy free morning before your departure. You will be transferred to the airport by a shuttle to catch your evening flights.