On arrival at Dubai International Airport, you will be met by our representative and assisted to the designated coach/car booked for you.
Optional: If “Marhaba” services (meet and greet service) are booked, the Marhaba representative will assist the guests with Airport procedures, immigration formalities and passport control. Porters will be arranged to assist the guests with their luggage until they board their designated vehicle for a transfer to the hotel booked for the stay.
Transfer and check-in at selected hotel.
Dubai is the exotic jewel of the United Arab Emirates! Bordered by deserts and beaches, Dubai provides stark contrasts: from intriguing Islamic culture to ultra-modern, high-tech metropolis structures. The city is a magnificent expression of an incredible vision, a tribute to its seafaring heritage and an uncompromising statement of success and opportunity. Over the last decade, Dubai has become one of the world’s leading travel destinations. Apart from being a world-class holiday destination with relaxing beaches and world-class hotels, it is now very popular among business travellers and event organizers. You can find in Dubai a large variety of activities and attractions suitable for both the young and old.
Situated at the crossroads where East meets West, Dubai is one of the world's most accessible and desirable locations.
Afternoon at leisure to relax.
Hop aboard and enjoy an unforgettable evening; while cruising down the Creek, enjoy the view of the old and new Dubai. You’ll see tall glass and chrome buildings housed in the business district on one side, and old architectural beauty with wind towers and the traditional buildings of the old city on the other side. Soft lilting background music provides the perfect ambiance to enjoy the city skyline by the evening’s light. A sumptuous buffet dinner is served on board while cruising.
Return to the hotel at 23:00 hrs.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Post breakfast, set off for half-day Dubai city tour with an English-speaking guide.
Stop at Jumeirah Beach, passing by Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Enjoy taking pictures at the world-famous Burj Al Arab, the magnificent seven-star hotel that is an icon of Dubai.
Drive along the Palm Jumeirah, an exquisite man-made island that is claimed to be the eighth wonder of the world. Then take a short break by the creek to view the amazing architecture of Deira Towers. The tour extends into the colourful textile market and the gold souk, where you can stop to admire the sheer volume of dazzling jewellery available at tax-free prices.
Afterwards return to the hotel.
In the late evening, you will be picked up for your tour to Burj Khalifa.
Burj Khalifa, standing at 829.8 metres, is the tallest building in the world. The Burj Khalifa Skyscraper is a world-class destination, and the magnificent centrepiece of downtown Dubai. The world's tallest building is surrounded by hotels, must-visit shopping destinations, and a world of entertainment options.
Leave the reception area on the 65 metres long travellator on a trip that transports you through time, from the earliest days of Dubai to the present. Pause briefly at a unique viewing point for your first close-up view of the soaring Burj Khalifa, seen through a skylight framing its awe-inspiring height.
Begin your vertical ascent to the observation deck in a high-speed elevator, travelling at 10 metres per second. As the doors open, floor-to-ceiling glass walls provide a breath-taking unobstructed 360-degree view of the city, desert, and ocean. By night, sparkling lights and stars compete for your attention.
Afterwards return to the hotel.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Post breakfast, morning at leisure to relax.
Late afternoon at 15:00 hrs, proceed for a desert safari by 4x4 Land Cruiser, followed by dinner and a belly dance at the desert campsite.
The Desert Safari is a must for those who wish to experience the 'real desert'. Your tour begins with an unforgettable roller coaster drive in the desert, skimming over the magnificent sand dunes.
Amidst all the fun and action, you can stop for pictures.
Afterwards, proceed to camp with a stop en-route to experience a memorable desert sunset.
Experience a traditional welcome on arrival at the desert camp with cold towels, Arabic coffee, tea and dates, while the charcoal fires and the traditional oven are lit in preparation for our evening dinner.
Take some time out to relax in our Arabic tents furnished with carpets and pillows for your comfort, or chill out by the campfire. Get a henna tattoo or experience an unforgettable camel ride while we wait for the highlights of the evening, which will include an exotic belly dance performance to the rhythmic beats of Arabia.
The evening ends with a delicious three-course barbeque meal beneath the starlit skies, accompanied by authentic Arabic music.
After dinner, return to the city.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Post breakfast, morning at leisure to relax.
Check-out at 12:00 hrs.
Late afternoon at 16:00 hrs, transfer to Dubai International Airport for your return flight.
Get spectacular insights into life in the Emirates on a full day Abu Dhabi City tour from Dubai. Drive along the scenic Sheikh Zayed Road to the capital of the U.A.E., enjoying panoramic views of Dubai’s astonishing skyscrapers as you depart.
Abu Dhabi is amongst the world's largest producers of oil and one of the richest cities in the Middle East. On arrival in Abu Dhabi, visit the Corniche, one of the city’s most vibrant locations, famous for its sandy beach. Discover villages and museums that describe the richness of Abu Dhabi culture including the Heritage Village, where you will see an exact representation of how people lived before the discovery of the city’s oil reserves.
Pass the deluxe Emirates Palace Hotel en-route to Sheikh Zayed Mosque: the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates, and the 8th largest in the world. Named after Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder and first President of the U.A.E., it was officially opened in the Islamic month of Ramadan in 2007.
The Tour ends with a photo stop at Ferrari Park.
One of the city's top tourist attractions, the Dubai Aquarium houses 140 species of sea life in the huge suspended tank on the ground floor of the Dubai Mall. As well as free viewing from the mall, if you enter the Underwater Zoo you can walk through the aquarium’s tunnels. There are a myriad of activities where one can get a closer look at the sea life. Glass-bottom boat tours (on top of the tank) are particularly popular. Cage snorkelling and shark diving activities are also on offer.
Sega Republic is an indoor theme park with adrenaline-rushing activities for adventure buffs, and lots of other entertainment for the not-so-adventurous. Sonic Hopper, Outrun 2 Special Tours SDX, Whopper Water, SEGA UFO Catcher and Wild Jungle provide moments of fun for everyone in the family. Alternatively, Initial D4 Limited, Storm-G, After Burner Climax, Spin Gear and Half-pipe Canyon are the adrenaline-pumping rides which are not meant for the faint-hearted!
Ski Dubai is the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East. A beautiful, wintery setting, 60, 000 tonnes of snow and unlimited fun, are some things which will greet you here. Build a snowman, throw snowballs at each other or indulge in activities like skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing. Don’t miss the newest addition to this ski resort – cuddly snow penguins! And don’t miss the themed restaurants, St. Moritz Café and Avalanche Café, as well as the gift shop Snow Pro. Winter or summer, Ski Dubai has lots of surprises in store for people of all ages.
The Lost Chambers Aquarium in Atlantis, The Palm, takes visitors through a series of mazes and tunnels as they explore the underwater ruins of Atlantis. This imaginative aquarium houses some 65,000 aquatic animals, including 12 species of rays and sharks. Unlike most aquariums, The Lost Chambers has a complete backstory, adding a cinematic quality to the visit. According to the hotel’s “myth”, a series of passages and ruins were uncovered as the resort was being built – ruins that were later determined to be the Lost City of Atlantis. As you walk through the different marine exhibits, you’ll not only read information on the marine life, but on Atlantis’ history and culture as well.
Aquaventure is a large waterpark that is all about adventure in the water for all ages. Slides, lagoons, roller coasters, pools – the fun seems to never end at this exciting water park in the Atlantis Palm Jumeirah Hotel. Just pick up a swim-ring and flow with the waves as they take different directions. While the Tower of Neptune, the Tower of Poseidon and the river rides are excellent for older kids, Splasher’s Children’s Play Area has many surprises for the little ones. Aquaventure also has a private beach where you can lounge and take in the sunshine, make sand castles and play in the waters. Entrance to Aquaventure is free for hotel guests.
The Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins have a home in the Dolphin Bay at Atlantic Palm Jumeirah. Incredible fun awaits you here as you meet the playful dolphins, swim with them, pet them and get a chance to kiss them on their noses. While the Dolphin Encounter Shallow Water Interaction allows you all these fun-filled moments, more adventurous (and experienced) swimmers can opt for the Dolphin Adventure Deep Water Interaction. You’ll agree that there couldn’t be a better day out for your kids than one at the enthralling Dolphin bay.
Dubai Dolphinarium promises an enjoyable time for everyone. The 45 minute live Dolphin and Seal Show is the highlight of any visit to the Dolphinarium. Watch the adorable bottlenose dolphins and fur seals jump, juggle, dance, and even play basketball. Also, get a chance to interact with them and get fun pictures clicked. The Lights and Laser Show presents a spectacular play of lights and great music to entertain you. If this isn’t enough, the Dubai Dolphinarium also has a 5D theatre where your movie watching experience is enhanced by special effects like seat vibration, leg tickling, flashing of light, gusts of wind and more.
Boasting rides and attractions, Wild Wadi Water Park has something for everyone. The water park is themed around the story of Juha, a character from Arabian folklore. From fun-filled joyrides to adrenaline-pumping rollercoasters, find them all here. Some rides which you must try out are Flying Falls, Falaj Fury, Jebel Lookout, Wadi Leap and Falcon Fury. If you love surfing, go for Wipe-out and Riptide Flow Riders.
IFly Dubai is an indoor skydiving centre that allows you to experience human body flight! Safe for kids, challenging for adults, exciting for teens… IFLY Dubai is the perfect place for thrill-seekers to experience the closest thing to flying. The centre boasts the world’s first-ever double and vertical wind tunnel; when you fly you’ll be suspended four metres above the ground. Just don’t forget to give your friends and family a wave!
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is an amusement park located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. It claims to be the largest indoor theme park in the world. Formula Rossa, the world's fastest roller coaster, is located here. Ferrari World is one of the most preferred destinations for adventure lovers. Speed of Magic, Made in Maranello, The Racing Legends, Paddock, Fast Lane and Tyre Twist are some attractions which take the concept of gaming to the next level. The more adventurous can head for more thrilling experiences, including Formula Rossa, Scuderia Challenge and Fiorano GT Challenge. Let your kids take their first driving lesson at Junior GT before they get set for unlimited fun at the Junior Grand Prix.
The Dubai Ice Rink is the city's ultimate chill out venue, and the premier indoor ice skating venue. Located in the comforts of a climate-controlled environment, Dubai Ice Rink offers an exciting and diverse mix of family fun, sports and entertainment for the entire city, as the Olympic-size venue prepares to host a diverse calendar of events from figure skating competitions to hockey matches and live concerts. Open to the general public, Dubai Ice Rinkis a year-round family attraction for skating enthusiasts or fresh beginners.
Dubai Autodrome is a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose motor sport complex featuring the Race and Drive Centre and international standard outdoor and indoor karting tracks. Track experiences combine classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction, and are designed to give in-depth exposure to the latest in safety and race driving techniques. The circuit has six different configurations and allows multiple racing circuits to operate simultaneously. The circuit at Dubai Autodrome is one of the most advanced in the world, and ensures a thrilling yet safe experience. Get training in the latest Audi vehicle by professionals, and then get set for racing on three exciting laps behind the Audio R8 V10 or the Audi TT. This one-of-its-kind attraction also boasts a Kartdrome, which has a number of leisure karts for your enjoyment. The racing experience that these karts offer will stay etched in your memories forever. What’s more, these karts are highly comfortable, safe, and offer great performance.
As the name suggests, Miracle Garden boasts of miraculous beauty. There are multi-hued flowers, landscaped in such a way that you feel you’re in a paradise. A wide variety of colourful floral species, combined with brilliant gardening skills, creates a setting which is extremely pleasing to the eyes. You have to see the place to believe how beautiful it is. The Miracle Garden is like a dreamland for kids and adults alike. As if this was not enough, the garden authorities are coming up with a round-shaped 3D Butterfly Garden, where nine beautifully designed domes are filled with countless species of flamboyant butterflies.
Dubai Mall is the city's premier mall, which provides entry to the Burj Khalifa as well as the Dubai Aquarium. There is also an ice-skating rink, a gaming zone and a cinema complex, if you're looking for more entertainment options. The shopping and eating opportunities are endless, and there are nearly always special events such as live music and fashion shows within the mall. The most famous of these are the annual Dubai Shopping Festival, in January and February, and the Dubai Summer Surprises Festival in July and August.
Mall of the Emirates is one of Dubai’s most famous malls, strategically located in the heart of what is now deemed ‘New Dubai’. This 223,000 square metre centre offers a full range of shopping, leisure, and entertainment options. Mall of the Emirates features 476 international brands, including department, fashion, lifestyle, sports, electronics and home furnishing stores; the largest Carrefour in the city; over 60 outlets that are unique to the centre; and over 70 coffee shops and restaurants. There's also a cinema complex and a family entertainment centre, with a whole host of rides aimed at people both big and small. The shopping opportunities are boundless, as are the eating options, offering every conceivable world cuisine.
Global Village is Dubai’s leading family outdoor cultural and entertainment destination. It’s the largest seasonal cultural extravaganza of the region, offering an amazing series of festivals, shopping, and entertainment in an open-air theme park. Cultural offerings and global-class shopping opportunities have been hallmarks of Global Village for over 15 years. Astounding live performances, taste treats, and an array of international merchandise can all be found in this attraction’s numerous pavilions. Visitors can also take advantage of exciting rides, fireworks displays and games to make their visit a feast for all of the senses. Typically open November through March, there are years when events actually stretch into April.
The marina area is one of Dubai’s most recently-added tourist attractions. Situated in the shadows of the stunning architecture of Dubai, this destination offers amazing views, pathways, and the opportunity to take a relaxing boat ride. Worthwhile to visit during day or night, the Dubai Marina represents the largest marina made by man anywhere in the world, and routinely hosts the most impressive yachts from all across the globe. Visit the Dubai Marina Mall. The Dubai Marina Yacht Club is undeniably one of the world’s most exclusive and glamorous clubs of its type. A clubhouse links four individual marinas along a canal of 3.5 kilometres–a place nearly 500 luxury yachts can call home. The setting itself is perhaps the most desirable of its type anywhere in the world.
Palm Island Dubai (Jumeirah Palm Island) is one of the most ambitious real-estate developments on earth, heralded as the 8th wonder of the world because it can be seen from space along with another major landmark, The Great Wall of China. It is one of three islands called the Palm Islands (Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira) which extend into the Persian Gulf. Jumeirah Palm Island features themed hotels, villas, apartment buildings, beaches, marinas, restaurants, and a variety of retail outlets, the most popular feature being the 5-star aqua themed hotels. Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Alia and Deira Islands are the planned palm islands. Shaped like palm trees, these man-made islands top the list of fascinating and out-of-the-box attractions that Dubai has on offer. They have been crafted with such perfection that it is hard to believe that they are man-made.
The World Archipelago consists of 300 islands that have been constructed in the shape of the earth, featuring the different countries of the world. Situated about 4 km off the Dubai coastline and composed mostly of sand, these islands host private homes, dream resorts, estate homes and more. The architecture and the infrastructure that has gone into the making of this one-of-its-kind attraction are mind-blowing, and cannot be seen anywhere else in the world.
Dubai Festival City is an important residential, business and entertainment area in Dubai Creek. A number of leisure activities await you here. Enjoy a session of golf at the Al Badia Golf Club. The Canal Walk has many popular alfresco restaurants and cafés. Last but not least, there are ample shopping opportunities at the Dubai Festival City Mall, which has over 400 retail stores for you to explore.
Dubai's architectural, cultural and maritime heritage is showcased at the Heritage and Diving Village, which has displays related to pearl diving and dhow building – two of Dubai's historic economic mainstays. There are also re-creations of traditional Bedouin and coastal village life, with Persian homes, a traditional coffeehouse and a small souk where potters and weavers practice their handicrafts at the stalls. Local music and dance are performed from October to April, and visitors can get advice from practitioners of traditional medicine.
The archaeological site at Jumeirah has uncovered artifacts from the 7th to the 15th Centuries. Jumeirah was a caravan station along an ancient trade route, linking what is now known as Iraq with Northern Oman. Beginning with the sites’ discovery in 1968, a series of low stone walls, various dwellings, an old souk and a large stone house have now been uncovered. The houses were built with beach rock and covered in lime plaster. Other items found here include pottery, tools and coins. Many of the finds from Jumeirah can be seen in Dubai Museum. Jumeirah is the only complete settlements with well-preserved architecture from this first Islamic era. Although the site is not open to the public, tourists or tour operators may obtain a permit from the Dubai Museum to visit.
On Thursdays and Fridays, the Dubai Camel Racecourse plays host to the popular local sport of camel racing. The camel racing season runs from November to March, and racing begins early in the morning. Camel Racing is a major sport in Dubai and the track is located on the outskirts of the city at Nad Al Sheba (which also offers the only fully floodlit 18-hole golf course in the Middle East). At the racecourse, visitors can also see the Godolphin Gallery, home to a collection of horse-racing trophies won by the Godolphin Stable, which is owned by the ruling Maktoum family of Dubai.