Dubai is glitzy, glamorous, way over-the-top, maybe a little overexposed and flamboyant city, where the place no greater example of human perseverance and expertise than this oasis of development, history, architecture and culture.
Full day visit of Abu Dhabi with Chinese speaking guide including Mosque and (Louvre Museum without guide) – 8 hours
Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. It’s a city that keeps its identity and develops at the same time; it hosts the F1 grand prix and the upcoming museums of The Louvre, Guggenheim (Not yet open).... Visit the breath-taking Sheikh Zayed Mosque, one of the world’s largest mosques. Continue through beautiful residential area full of palm trees photo stop at Al Husn Palace (from outside). Continue along the Corniche road admiring the skyline of Abu Dhabi and passing by Emirates Palace Hotel, one of the world’s most luxurious hotels, for a photo stop opportunity. Stop at the Heritage Village, Finish the visit by a panoramic tour to Yas Island, home of the Formula 1 race track and the Ferrari World theme park.
Dress code in Grand Mosque: Casual* *(Mosque: Men and women should cover arms and legs. Women should cover their hair. Clothes cannot be transparent.
Full day visit of Dubai including Burj Khalifa (124th floor – standard hours) with Chinese speaking guide (8 hours)
Pick up from hotel and proceed for Classic Dubai (Old Dubai) city tour. Mixing the new with the old, Dubai is a unique and spectacular city. Walk through the narrow streets of the historical Bastakiya area with its Arabian wind towers; discover the history and traditions of Dubai at the Museum located at the historical Al Fahidi Fort; cross the Dubai Creek on a local “Abra” (local water shuttle taxi) to reach the Spice and Gold souks where you could show your bargain skills. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the skyscrapers along the famous “Sheik Zayed” road, catch a sight of Burj Khalifa and continue towards the palaces road “Jumeirah Road” for photo stop of the Jumeirah Mosque and the iconic Burj Al Arab luxury hotel.
Continue to Dubai Marina, one of the most fashionable neighborhoods in Dubai will allow you to take photographs of the moored yachts, impressive skyscrapers and Marina Promenade. Continue to the largest man made archipelago, “Palm Island” with photo stop at Atlantis Hotel. Drive through the beautiful Jumeirah road and stop at the enchanting discoveries in Madinat Jumeirah, an authentic recreation of an ancient marketplace with such vibrant ambience. Visit the Dubai Mall as the biggest shopping mall in the world. Enjoy the fountain show in the evening and return to the hotel.
Half Day Safari in the desert including entertainments and dinner – Private transfers
The experienced safari drivers will take you away from the busy city to the naturally landscaped dunes. The adventure begins as your driver takes you up and down the golden sands dunes on a modern 4x4. After the amazing dune bashing and photo stops, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful sunset. Then, you will have time to relax at a cozy Bedouin camp were you will be welcome by the Arabic hospitality. Savor a festive barbeque dinner while enjoying Arabic performances. Other Arabic highlights such as Shisha, Henna tattooing and Camel riding are also available at the camp.
Visit of Al Ain Emirate, including visits of the Fort and Oasis with Chinese speaking guide
Located close to the Omani border and surrounded by a mixture of mountains and desert, Al Ain is the second largest city in the emirate of Abu Dhabi and it is a UNESCO world heritage site since 2011 with more than 10.000 hectares of parks and greenery, it is called ‘garden’ of the UAE.
Enjoy the lively atmosphere of the camel market. Visit the old Al Jahili fort and take a walk between the palm trees of the oasis. Afterwards, visit the former palace of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder and first ruler of the UAE. Visit Al Ain Oasis. Al Ain museum is closed for renovation.
Half-day Visit of Sharjah including the visit of the Islamic Museum with Chinese speaking guide (4 hours)
Enjoy a panoramic city tour via the Karan Square. Photo stop at the grand mosque, the impressive Central Souk (also known as the Blue souk) and the large lagoon from where there is a beautiful panoramic view of the city.
Visit the old part of the town which is part of the restoration project “The Heart of Sharjah”and the traditional market Souk Al Arsah. Free time to explore the souk.
Visit the Museum of Islamic Art. The traditional building was built in 1845 and later restored. It consists of 16 rooms in which clothes, jewelry and antique furniture are displayed.
Return to Dubai. Overnight stay at hotel.