United Arab Emirates & Oman
Day 1: Friday – Dubai
Guests will be met upon arrival at Dubai Airport assisted with Immigration formalities and then transferred to Towers Rotana Hotel for check-in. (SIC Transfer) Overnight stay at Towers Rotana Hotel (or similar).
Day 2: Saturday / Dubai – Abu Dhabi
0800 hrs: Meet with your local tour guide for a short brief and then check out from the hotel and depart on a Dubai City Tour. Our first stop is at Al Fahidi Fort, one of the most important historical monuments in Dubai. Built in the year 1799, this magnificent Fort is believed to be the oldest architectural masterpiece in Dubai. Al Fahidi Fort was built with an aim to defend Dubai in case of attacks from the sea. Major expansion work was carried between the 1830s to the 1850s under the rule of Late Sheikh Maktoum Bin Buti. The Fort was converted into a renowned museum famously known as ‘Dubai Museum’ in the year 1970. The Museum is one of the greatest attractions for tourists visiting Dubai. It displays a rich collection of objects showcasing the cultural richness of the region in the past.
You can witness almost everything of fascinating Arab culture and history, ranging from Arabian sailing boats to old weapons and pearl-diving outfits to an impressive range of military artifacts. The museum houses colorful life size dioramas, sets of pearl, merchants eights and scales and many more, provide a deep insight into the old Arabian lifestyle. The most impressing and amazing exhibit at the Museum is a 3,000- 4,000 years old complete grave from the Al-Qusais archaeological site.
We continue our journey by “Abra” – a local water taxi. As we cross the Creek we see the modern metropolis with its splendid architecture dwarfing the bustling alleys of our next destination, the gold and spice souks. Our route takes us to the magnificent Jumeirah mosque; past modern palaces sprawled along the coast. (Lunch own arrangements). After lunch we proceed to Abu Dhabi passing Jebel Ali Port – the world’s largest man made port, and Yas Marina F1 race circuit. Driving along the spectacular Corniche, with its gleaming white mosques and elegant high-rise apartments, we stop at the Heritage Village, which houses a small museum that depicts the traditional daily activities of the Arab community before the discovery of Oil.