Arrival in Dubai. You are met upon arrival at the Dubai International airport, after clearing the Immigration and collection of baggage. Here, our Representative will introduce you to your driver who will transfer you to your hotel. At the hotel, room keys are handed over to you and your baggage is sent directly to your room. Note – Individual passports needs to be submitted at the Hotel Reception as it is mandatory in UAE.
Morning: After breakfast we proceed for a Half day city tour. The tour starts with a drive along the skyscraper area of Sheikh Zayed Road, also referred to as the “Little Manhattan”, where we pass by the Emirates Towers and the Dubai World Trade Centre. Then we drive along the Zabeel road, passing by the Palace of Sheikh Mohammad, as well as the Rashid Palace – home to the Royal family of Dubai. Jumeirah mosque, it is one of the largest and most beautiful Mosque of Dubai, which is also a prominent landmark of the city. Built in the medieval Fatimid tradition, it is a spectacular example of modern Islamic architecture and is particularly active at night. After driving through the New Dubai, we move towards the Old Dubai. The times have changed. Dubai’s Spice Souk have given way to the air-conditioned multi-storied shopping malls and items on sale have changed from spices, silks and Ittar (Arabic Perfume) to latest electronic gizmos, gold and designer apparels. Gold is a serious business in this part of the world. The gold souk or the gold market is a truly dazzling sight to behold. It has earned Dubai a reputation for being the ‘City of Gold’. The market offers earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets and pendants. Also on display, are artifacts from several excavations in the emirate, recovered from graves that date back to the third millennium BC. We cross the creek by the traditional boats called ABRA to reach the SOUK – which is the Arabic word for market or place where different kind of goods are brought or exchanged. Traditionally, Arabic shipping vessels discharge their cargo, brought from the Far East, China, Ceylon and India, on the docks, which is bargained over in the souks adjacent to the docks. Visit the Al Fahidi Fort which houses the Dubai Museum. It was built around 1787, and once guarded the landward approaches to the town. Renovated in 1971 for use as a museum, its colorful life size dioramas vividly depict everyday life in the days before the discovery of oil. Galleries recreate scenes from the Creek, traditional Arab houses, mosques, the souk, date farms, deserts and marine life. Return to the hotel and relax for the evening.
DINNER – DHOW CRUISE (OPTIONAL)
This evening you are picked from your hotel for dinner aboard traditional Arabic Dhow that glides silently along the creek of Dubai under a starry sky. This traditional wooden vessel offers an intriguingly different view of the city. You will see many other wooden vessels, which still brave the open seas to deliver it’s goods to far away places, as well as the super modern Yacht’s and Ships. Enjoy the mesmerizing scenery by the night with the beautifully lit city. Admire the architecture of places such as the Dubai Creek, Golf and Yacht Club, the spectacular Chamber of Commerce building and also Sheikh Saeed’s house and the Heritage Village.
This unforgettable romantic evening cruise includes an international buffet dinner. Enjoy the delicious taste of true Arabian hospitality.
Relax! Indulge! Enjoy (Buffet dinner with mineral water is included).
This morning you will be transferred to the International Airport to board your flight back home