Ring of the Emirates

5 Days

Overview

Unique, Ancient & Exotic that’s what the UAE could easily stand for. Of course in truth UAE, The United Arab Emirates, is a fascinating
result of ancient tribal traditions meeting super modern development. In just 5 days you’ll do a ring around the Emirates including shopping at the world’s largest
shopping centre The Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, the tallest man-made structure in the world, and lunch at the Dubai Fountain, which shoots water as high as a 50-story building.
Mosques, man made marvels, souks and sophisticated shopping somehow come together in seamless experience in this fun filled discovery!

Itinerary

Arrival at Dubai airport. Meet & Greet by our representative. Passengers arriving individually will be met and greet and will have a private transfer. Transfer to your hotel by air conditioned vehicle. Check in & Overnight in Dubai. No meals.

Breakfast at your hotel. We will start with a briefing meeting at 9h30 am to introduce all the group and the guide and explain the trip . Afterwards, we will depart for a half day  guided tour of DUBAI. You will have the opportunity to discover the spectacular and lively metropolis of Dubai. The city, developed from a small fishing village at the Dubai Creek, nowadays presents itself as a glamorous metropolis at the Arabian Gulf. The distinctive skyscrapers and gigantic shopping-malls will impress every visitor. We start with Bastakyia, the old town district of Dubai. Learn everything about the local history and geography of the city when visiting the Dubai museum, located in the ancient fortress of Al-Fahidi. Another highlight will follow: you will use the local water taxis, called “Abras”, to cross the Dubai Creek. Enjoy the spectacular view of the city while heading towards the district of Deira. Here you will be enchanted by the large variety of exotic spices in the famous Spice Souk. Take the chance to get a unique and affordable souvenir when you visit the adjacent Gold Souk. We then proceed to Jumeirah area, where we will have a photo stop of the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque of Jumeirah. Built in the medieval Fatimid tradition, this stone structure is a tribute to modern Islamic architecture. After that, photo stop of Burj Al Arab hotel and continue to Atlantis hotel located at crescent of Palm Jumeirah. Lunch Buffet. In the afternoon, we will join a Desert Safari, after settling down in the 4WD vehicles, the jeeps will speed through the desert of the golden sand dunes. The dune bashing or desert driving continues with the thrill of going up and down the dunes provoking many shrieks and laughter full of excitement. The final leg of this program takes us to the main camp site. This will be the highlight of the trip. After witnessing a memorable sight
– the true Arabian sunset with its glory and magic. A delicious Barbecue Dinner is prepared on open fires and a variety of beverages are available. The beat of the music increases as a Belly dancer starts dancing to the rhythm of the music. What a better way to experience a true Arabian night than this. Overnight in Dubai. Meals: B/L/D

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel. We start the tour to Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. This comprehensive tour is the ideal introduction to the UAE capital and the island on which it stands. The name Abu Dhabi means: “Father of the Gazelle”. We will start at Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque, one of the largest Mosques in the world; able to accommodate more than 30,000 worshipers. The beautiful Mosque is completely cladded in marble and features intricate Islamic decoration and carvings as well as extensive landscaping. Then , we will go towards Abu Dhabi downtown. We will visit AL HOSN fort , the palace of traditions and will proceed to the Heritage Village, which houses a small museum and depicts the traditional daily activities of the Arab community prior to the discovery of oil. We will drive along the spectacular Corniche, past gleaming white mosques, glass-clad offices and elegant high-rise apartments to the tip of the breakwater for a superb view of the city’s magnificent skyline. Then will drive through the famous giant Saadiyat Island project where the museums are being built to complete the image of ABU DHABI as a cultural city. Lunch in the city. After lunch, visit a Craft Center in Abu Dhabi. In the afternoon, we will visit the Louvre Museum, The Louvre Abu Dhabi is an art and civilization museum, located on the Saadiyat Island Cultural District. Then, we will continue towards the famous Yas Island which houses the FORMULA 1 YAS circuit & the first attraction park of Ferrari in the world. An impressive attraction park, the largest covered air-conditioned park in the world with a huge RED FERRARI sign as landmark. Finally, we will check in at the hotel. Dinner & overnight in Abu Dhabi. Meals: B/L/D

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast at your hotel. We leave Abu Dhabi in the morning to Al AIN.This morning we will have a unique program, we will visit a unique Camel leather tannery factory . It is the first Tannery to produce an exclusive range of leathers tanned using the most advanced environmentally friendly technologies, guaranteed metal-free, sustainable and biodegradable. Unlike traditional leathers universally produced with synthetic oils to gain their required softness, the natural oils used in the process consist of vegetable sustainable extracts. After that visit , we will have a great one to execute which is the Al Foah , that is the leading player in the date palm industry, and is the largest date receiving and processing business in the world. They process close to 113,000 metric tons, of which 90 percent is exported to 48 countries worldwide. They power the growth of an efficient and sustainable dates sector that’s driven by the farmers, for the farmers.( visits are subject to approval by the factory management ). Afterwards we continue to Al Ain, which is located on the Hajjar Mountains, it is one of the oldest cities in the UAE, rich in traditions. For thousands of years the oasis of Al Ain has been an important caravan stop on the ancient trade routes across Arabia. On arrival , we will visit the camel market, the largest in the UAE and the Al Ain Palace, it is one the most important cultural places in Al Ain city. It is a direct testimony to the period of rule of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan in Al Ain and his original place of residence there. The Palace is also the birthplace of HH Sheikh Mohamad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of the Emirate of  Abu Dhabi. We will visit also the Jahili fort, one of the largest castles in Al Ain and best-in-class example of the Islamic military architecture locally. Lunch in the city. Then we proceed to visit Qasr AL Muwaiji, where you will learn everything about the history of this region. In the afternoon, we will step back in time at the Hilli Gardens, famous for the archaeological excavations from the third millennium B.C, and will take a great photo stop on Jebel Hafeet. At the end of the afternoon, we will check in the hotel. Dinner in hotel .Overnight in AL AIN. Meals: B/L/D

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast at your hotel. This morning we will proceed towards Dubai & Sharjah . We will reach after 2 hours and start a half day Sharjah tour. This tour will take us to Sharjah, the cultural capital or known as the ‘Pearl of the Gulf”. You will pass by the King Faisal Mosque, one of the largest mosque in the Emirates. Then we pass by the renovated Fort of Sharjah, former residence of the ruling family. Then we continue to the Sharjah Heritage Museum which conserves and displays the rich traditional customs and culture of Sharjah as a source of pride and inspiration to Emiratis and to visitors to the UAE. Begin a journey of discovery through Sharjah’s rich and diverse heritage and explore traditions that have endured the test of time. You will see handcrafted works of art and objects that date back to a time when local people relied solely on fishing and pearling. Trace the development of education, currency and the early postal system. We will discover the traditional skills and crafts relating to jewelry, costumes, herbal medicines, music and folklore. After the visit, it’s now time to explore the colorful Souk Al Arsa, set up in a traditional way. You will also have an opportunity to see how the traditional Omani Halwa (sweet) is made in one of the shop in Souk Al Arsa. Before returning to Dubai we will have time for a quick stroll at the Blue Souk – a treasure trove of carpets, Jewelry and handicrafts. Lunch will be served in a very local restaurant where you will discover the real Bedouin meal of MANDI, a succulent recipe of meats or fish with marvelous spices from this part of the world. After the tour, we return to Dubai towards the “Dubai Mall” & Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower and the centerpiece of the Gulf region’s most prestigious urban development to date. Burj Dubai will radiate out in a series of ellipses from the sky breaking tower encompassing residential, commercial, hotel, entertainment and the world’s largest shopping mall “Dubai Mall”. Free time for shopping. With more than 1,200 stores and a host of world-class attractions; the Middle East region’s first Galeries Lafayette department store, France’s leading fashion house and one of the top 100 global retailers. The Dubai Mall is revolutionizing the modern shopping experience. With an impressive array of leisure pursuits, this is the ultimate, cutting-edge shopping experience. A range of adventure sports vies for attention alongside the romance of ice-skating. The Dubai Mall is a place where a 21st century gold souk is set off against a world class aquarium. Step inside The Dubai Mall and experience a place like no other. A climb to Burj Khalifa will be proposed to all our guests (optional –to pre book in advance), Depending on your departure time, you will be transferred to DUBAI airport. Meals: B/L

Breakfast, Lunch

Includes:

  • 2 nights Superior First Class Hotel accommodation in Dubai
  • 1 night accommodation in Abu Dhabi
  • 1 night accommodation in Al Ain
  • Airport transfers upon arrival & departure
  • Dubai City Tour with lunch
  • Photo Stop at Burj el Arab
  • Al Ain city tour
  • Abu Dhabi City Tour with Lunch
  • Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner

Excludes:

  • Flights
  • Optional excursions
  • Porterage & Personal expenses
  • Visa fees if needed

New TAX in DUBAI – “Tourism Dirham” it will be billed directly in hotels – 3stars at $3/nig. 4stars at $5/nig. 5stars at $6/nig. and will be paid by guests directly to the hotel.

LOW SEASON April 17 – Sept 20

RT AIRFARE AVAILABLE INQUIRE AT WWW.EMIRATESAGENTS.COM

UAE Travel: Medication- Drug guidelines:

https://www.government.ae/en/information-and-services/health-and-fitness/drugs-and-controlled-medicines

HOTELS USED OR SIMILAR: 4*

Dubai – Hyatt Place Hotel

Abu Dhabi – Novotel Al Bustan

Al Ain – Mercure Grand

PLEASE CALL FOR AVAILABILITY

Dates subject to availability and Holiday supplements of:

New Year’s supplement plus $400 per person to include mandatory New Year’s Gala Dinner

New Year Dec 27 – Jan 02

PLEASE CALL FOR AVAILABILITY

Eid Al Fitr May 3, 2022

Eid Al Adha July 10, 2022

Ramadan April 3 – May 2, 2022

Eid Al Fitr April 23, 2023

Eid Al Adha June 29, 2023

Ramadan March 23 – April 21, 2023

Suggested Optional Excursions:

Desert Safari $70  USD PP

Traveling across the deserts of Dubai in a 4×4 vehicle. You will enjoy several photo stops during an exciting dune drive .The drive continues across the desert where you will have the opportunity to witness a beautiful desert sunset, one of the highlights of a trip to the Arabian deserts. In the evening enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner with entertainment.

Dhow Dinner Cruise $60  USD PPA Dinner cruise on a wonderful wooden dhow  built in the time-honored manner but with every comfort included  is a romantic way of spending an evening. Cruise along the moonlit creek while viewing the brilliantly-illuminated skyline. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet dinner served with a taste of local delicacies.

FD Abu Dhabi tour with lunch $80 USD PP

Abu Dhabi is the Capital of the UAE, and the largest of the seven Emirates, constituting over 85% of the nation’s total land area.

This comprehensive tour is the ideal introduction to the UAE capital and the island on which it stands. Departing early morning, we include a visit to the fishing harbor and the dhow yard, where these sturdy vessels are still built in the traditional way, before continuing to the Heritage Village, which houses a small museum and depicts the traditional daily activities of the Arab community prior to the discovery of oil.
In this city of dramatic contrasts, we look at the ancient, renovated Al Husn Fort and the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation. From here we drive along the spectacular Corniche, the beautiful Volcano Fountain, past gleaming white mosques, glass-clad offices and elegant high-rise apartments to the tip of the breakwater for a superb view of the city’s magnificent skyline.

Burj Khalifa Visit $90 USD PP
Burj Khalifa is at the heart of Dubai and its people; the centre for the World?s finest shopping, dining and entertainment. Starting the tour at Dubai Mall, the largest in the region, we walk past the Dubai Aquarium and on to Souk Al Bahar, a modern mall themed as a traditional Arabian marketplace, located within the Burj Khalifa development. The highest point of Burj Khaleefa experience is the view from At The Top, Burj Khalifa’s Observation Desk. Located on level 124 of the World?s tallest tower, this observatory is destined to be the highlight of any visit to the middle east. The journey begins in the lower ground level of The Dubai Mall. Throughout the journey to the top, visitors are entertained by a multi-media presentation of the exotic history of Dubai and the marvel of Burj Khalifa. A standard visit to At the Top lasts approximately 45 to 60 minutes, allowing ample time for you to relax and enjoy the Dubai skyline at your leisure. (Note: Time of operation is subject to availability of tickets)

Al Ain Oasis Excursion $100 USD PP TUESDAY OR THURSDAY ONLY

The road from Abu Dhabi takes you through rolling desert before reaching Al Ain, dramatically situated at 100 Km from Abu Dhabi, against the mountain backdrop of the 1300-metre-high Jebel Hafit. For thousands of years the oasis of Al Ain has been an important caravan stop on the ancient trade routes across Arabia. Our first visit will be to the museum with interesting displays depicting local traditions, culture and the Bedouin lifestyle, as well as exhibits from the 2,500-year-old Mesopotamian burial site nearby.The tour continues to the camel market and then on to Mahda Oasis to see the 2,000-year-old Falaj system feeding the date gardens. We stop for lunch, before continuing to Al Ain Palace Museum, the old residential complex of the late Sheikh Zayed, and then return to Abu Dhabi.

Please be informed that airlines operating in and out of UAE have recently received a directive from the General Directorate and Foreign Affairs with regards to new regulatory requirement on all minors children under 18 years old travelling to the UAE effective 1 June 2018.

All children and minors under18 Years of age must fulfill the following to be permitted entry to the UAE.

If travelling with a parent /guardian with a different surname, they shall have a  document available to prove their relationship,

e.g. copy of birth certificate indicating  the parents names or a similar document including the guardians name.

If travelling with other adult 18 years old or above an authorization letter signed by the parents or guardian is required. A copy of the document proving the relationship of the   minor and the parents / guardian whose name/s appear on the authorization letter should be attached.

The authorization letter needs to include the following details

  • passenger and his/her flight detai1s
  • Contact Number and address of the passenger in UAE
  • Name of parents/ guardian and their signatures/s
  • Contact number and address of parent / guardian at the originating country.

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Ring of the Emirates
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Trip Facts

  • Car
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  • Sight Seeing
  • Breakfast
  • Dubai, Abu Dhabi

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