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A KALEIDOSCOPE OF TRADITIONAL AND MODERN UAE

A Kaleidoscope of traditional and modern UAE

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A Kaleidoscope of traditional and modern UAE - 5 Nights / 6 Days (Code: FIT0103)

 

Day 01:

Arrival at Dubai International Airport

Meet, greet & assistance by our English Speaking Representative (outside the airport)

Transfer to the hotel

Overnight at your choice of city Hotel in Dubai

Day 02:

Breakfast at hotel

Morning Dubai Heritage tour on private basis with lunch

Experience the nostalgia of old Dubai during a walk through the important heritage sites. We start at the old district of Al Bastakiya, with its narrow lanes and tall wind-towers (Barjeels). Continue to the Dubai Museum located in Al Fahidi Fort and stroll through the Old Souk. Visit the Sheikh Saeed’s house built in 1894 which is now preserved as a museum. This museum is a treasure cove with historic documents, photographs and furnishings of the ruling family of Dubai. Next stop is the Heritage and Diving village celebrating the maritime heritage of Dubai and showcases the traditional coastal lives, customs and rich history of the UAE's pearl diving and fishing communities. Join for a traditional Emirati lunch at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding in the ambience of our wind tower house. Located in the Al Bastakiya trading village in the Al Fahidi Historic District, one of the oldest neighborhood’s in Bur Dubai. Enjoy a meal with local flair while chatting with an Emirati host about UAE culture, customs and religion.

Afternoon free at Leisure.

Overnight at your choice of city Hotel in Dubai.

Day 03:

Breakfast at hotel.

Full day Sharjah Cultural Tour & Wild life Centre (Private tour)

This tour will take you to Sharjah, the cultural capital of the UAE. Start with a pleasant drive to the Heritage area where you visit Sharjah Heritage Museum for an insight into unique local culture and traditions that are wonderfully celebrated across six galleries titled Landscape, Lifestyle, Celebrations, Livelihood, Traditional Knowledge & Oral Traditions. After strolling through the adjacent Al Arsa Souq, you have time to wander around the fascinating and colorful Iranian Souq.  Our next visit will be the Sharjah Art Museum, showcasing contemporary Arab artists as well as the personal collection of H.E. Dr. Sheikh Sultan, the present ruler of Sharjah.  Then you will be driven to Qanat Al Qasba, one of the key tourist, cultural and entertainment destinations in the Emirate of Sharjah. 

Lunch on your own.

After lunch, the drive continues past Sharjah Airport and visit the Arabian Wildlife Centre, a unique effort at preserving and showcasing the region’s rich natural beauty and wildlife. You will be enthralled by the varied insect, bird and animal life that called Arabia home, as you stroll around observing the exhibits in their natural habitats. Before returning to the Dubai, time permitting; you will stop briefly at the Sharjah Central Souk (‘Souk Al Markazi’) – a treasure trove of carpets, jewellery and handicrafts.

Overnight at your choice of city Hotel in Dubai.

Day 04:

Colours of cultural and modern Dubai tour including ‘At The Top’, Burj Khalifa

The tour starts with a drive onto the magnificent Palm Jumeirah, the world famous artificial archipelago, where you will visit the Poseidon's Café in Atlantis avenue complex. Enjoy delicious coffee or tea as you look out into the captivating and mesmerizing marine habitat display of the Ambassador Lagoon. The tour continues to Al Farooq Omar Ibn Al Khattab Mosque. Its purpose is to share the values of Islamic civilization, create a bridge between Arabic civilization and others, moderation, peace, harmony and tolerance. Our final stop is the Burj Khalifa, currently the tallest building in the world and an architectural marvel, which has captured the attention all around the globe since its opening. Get a unique experience by visiting the observation deck ‘At The Top’ located on the 124th level and be amazed by the stunning views over Dubai.

Overnight at your choice of city Hotel in Dubai.

Day 05:

Breakfast at hotel.

Full day free at leisure.

Overnight at your choice of city Hotel in Dubai.

Day 06:

Breakfast at the Hotel.

Check out from hotel.

Transfer to Dubai International Airport for Departure.

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OPTIONAL TOURS:

DESERT WONDER - Evening Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner (Seat in Basis Safari)

This tour departs in the afternoon across the desert with photo-stops during an exciting dune drive and a stop at a camel farm. The drive continues across the desert. Watch the beautiful sunset in the desert. You have the opportunity to do camel riding, sand boarding and try out a henna design. Witness the traditional folk dance ‘Tanoura’ that is sure to mesmerize you. Enjoy the Arabian hospitality with dates, Arabic coffee and the Shisha (the Arabic water pipe). After working up an appetite, enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner. Before returning, watch the oriental belly dance performance.

SINDBAD JOURNEY - Dubai Creek Dhow Cruise Dinner (Seat In Basis Cruise)

For a fabulous relaxing evening join our traditional Arabian dhow for a journey with a contrast of the old and new Dubai, while you cruise on the Dubai Creek. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner while gently gliding past illuminated souks, banks and palaces.

MIDDLE EASTERN FOOD TRAIL - An Oriental Culinary Experience in the evening (Seat in Basis Tour)

Indulge in all the local flavors Dubai’s food has to offer during our walking-restaurant tour. Keep your tummies ready to kick start with some Syrian chickpea falafel balls and cheese manakish, a kind of Arabic pizza, mainly eaten for breakfast. After walking to our next venue, you will taste the traditional lentil soup, often eaten after breaking the fast in Ramadan with fresh, sour lemon juice and crunchy bread flakes. Then it’s time to enjoy your main dish: samples of an Arabic grill plate served with Arabic salad and hot Arabic “khubz” which is bread. Try “maskouf” a grilled fish that origins from the sweet water rivers of Iraq. Get a taste of Yemeni food from “Mandhi”. Traditionally the chicken is slowly cooked to make it very tender and delicious when served over aromatic rice. The last stop will be in a pastry shop where you can satisfy your sweet tooth with ‘mash’ – the Syrian ice cream prepared with pistachios and rose water. Try also the various kinds of rich baklava together with a cup of Arabic coffee with a note of Cardamom to finish your local food experience. 

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