Dubai – the ‘City of Merchants’, a city of unparalleled grandeur, a city that boasts year round sunshine. A perfect getaway for everyone, shoppers, business people, families and adventure seekers – there is something for everyone. One of the most fantastically developed cities of the world, Dubai offers unlimited leisure activities.
Upon Arrival at Dubai Airport Terminal, you will be greeted by an Eastbound Representative. Our Tour Manager, specially assigned for the group, will meet the guest at the first point of contact at the terminal building and will escort you to your respective vehicles. While you are transported in small groups of 04-06 per vehicle, your luggage follows in separate luggage van for convenience. A refreshing welcome drink with Arabic dates is served upon arrival at the hotel. Rooms are preselected to avoid inconvenience in check-in process. However, your passport needs to be submitted for scanning at the welcome desk, which is a mandatory requirement, as defined by the Government of Dubai. It will be personally handed over to guest in their respective rooms. Relax at your hotel.
After breakfast, time is at leisure for you to explore the Spa at the hotel. At 1300hrs today, enjoy a Cultural Lunch in the family home of The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, where you can experience the ambience of a traditional setting while learning the customs behind the true Arabian hospitality. After having a lavish feast we proceed for a short city tour where we visit the Dubai Museum, Gold Souq & Spice Souq. We stop at the creek side to allow you to take some picture of the Dubai Creek. The tour then takes us to the Abra Station, (water taxi ferry) for a short ride across the creek. We then visit the 150 years old Al Fahidi Fort, which houses the Dubai Museum, 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 and desert and marine life. One of the more spectacular exhibits portrays pearl diving, including sets of pearl merchants’ weights, scales and sieves. Also on display, are artifacts from several excavations in the emirate, recovered from graves that date back to the third millennium BC.
On completion of the tour we are driven to ‘Dhow Cruise” for Dinner. (Optional)
This cruise, aboard this traditional wooden vessel, offers an intriguingly different view of this amazing city. You will see many other wooden vessels, which still brave the open seas to deliver it’s goods to faraway places, as well as the super modern Yacht’s and Ships. Enjoy the scenery by night with its beautifully lit city, which is truly mesmerizing. 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. A sumptuous dinner is served whilst you cruise along. Enjoy the delicious taste of true Arabian hospitality. This unforgettable romantic evening cruise includes an international buffet dinner. Relax! Indulge! Enjoy ! After dinner return to the hotel and relax.
Breakfast is at the hotel followed by morning at leisure. Late afternoon head out to the desert for a “Desert Safari” Extravaganza!! Proceed to the high dunes to do ‘dune bashing’. For the adventure, the driver takes you on a roller coaster ride, dune after dune, before stopping at the top of one of the highest dunes to watch a magical sunset. Drive to a Bedouin camp after sunset, where you are welcomed in traditional Arabic style with dates and Arabic coffee. Settle in for the evening to the sound of the Arabic music and belly dancer giving a glimpse of Arabian culture.
Music playing whilst you take drinks from the open bar, the ladies can have their hands painted with beautiful designs drawn by henna, whilst the men can smoke the ‘sheesha’ (Hookah) popularly known as the hubbly-bubbly. End the evening with a sumptuous barbeque dinner and a belly dance show performed by an expert dancer. Return to the hotel by 4×4 vehicles after an evening that will definitely be a memorable one. (Buffet Dinner with mineral water & soft beverage is included. Alcohol can be purchased directly)
Day at leisure.