UAE | Essential Dubai with Expo

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UAE | Essential Dubai with Expo

DIFFICULTY

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MIN. TRAVELERS

2 Passengers

$ 1299

Amazing Experience

The World EXPO is worthy of its reputation as one of the world’s largest as well as the oldest global events. Its genesis goes back to more than 165 years when the first World EXPO (The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations) took place in London’s Hydel Park in 1851. Started as an event to showcase the most cutting-edge inventions and innovations, the six-month-long EXPO has now become more of a large-scale international platform which invites all nations across the world to share their ideas, promote cultural exchange, and of course discuss the recent innovations and achievements in science, architecture, and technology-related fields.

Whats included

Private arrival and departure transfers
  4 nights in Dubai at Novotel Bur Dubai Hotel or similar
1 night in Abu Dhabi at Novotel Al Bustan Hotel or similar
1 night in Al Ain at Ayla Hotel or similar
Daily Breakfast
Full-day Dubai City Tour
Full-day Abu Dhabi City Tour
One-day entrance ticket to the Expo
Local VAT
Full-time guide assistance
Visit Dubai Museum
Desert safari with BBQ Dinner
Al Ain full-day tour
Visit of Al Hosn Fort in Abu Dhabi
Visit Louvre Museum
Local Mandi meal experience
Transfer from hotel to the airport

Services NOT included

Tourism Dirham Fee – Billed directly to clients at the hotel: $5/night
Optional tours or visits
Tips for guides, drivers, and specialist guides
Anything that is not specified as included
Personal expenses

Day by Day

Please Note While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour, you will be advised of any amendments.

DAY 1 | Arrival - Dubai

Upon arrival at Dubai International Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle for check-in.
| Overnight in Dubai

DAY 2 | Dubai

Breakfast at your hotel. We will start with a briefing meeting at 9:30 AM to introduce the group and the guide will further explain the trip. Afterward, we will proceed to the Dubai Expo site, a once-in-a-lifetime celebration and the largest event ever staged in this part of the world. Here you will experience warm Emirati hospitality at its finest, as well as the UAE’s values of inclusion, tolerance, and cooperation. Visit your favorite countries and discover new places you have never considered. It could change the way you see the world!! 192 country pavilions featuring narratives from every corner of the globe. Expo 2020 Dubai will host the world for 173 days, each one brimming with new experiences. It will be a time to create, collaborate, and innovate. You will witness eye-catching, mind-bending, taste bud-tickling, and grin-inducing experiences. Come along and spend a lifetime telling some interesting stories. Lunch on your own in the different dining areas. In the afternoon, you will have free time on your own to discover Expo pavilions and attractions. In the evening, our guide will be waiting for you at Mobility District (departure meeting point). We will drive back to your hotel. Dinner.
| Overnight in Dubai
|  Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 3 | Dubai

Breakfast at the hotel. Since a day’s visit is not sufficient to cover the entire Expo 2020 site, we will visit the Expo again today. We will start today from the hotel in the late morning so that we can spend the evening at the Expo site and can experience a different perspective of events and attractions which the Expo has to offer. Upon reaching the Expo, your guide will escort you to the landmark pavilions which were not covered the previous day. Later you will enjoy some casual lunch (included in the package) at one of the many food outlets at the EXPO site. Following lunch, you will have free time to explore the Expo site on your own to visit your preferred pavilions or catch some street entertainments or take part in one of the many events they have lined up. You will find groundbreaking architecture at every turn from the world’s biggest 360-degree projection surface on Al Wasl Plaza’s steel dome to the all-natural materials that make the Opportunity Pavilion, including 2,500 tons of stone and 111 km of rope. The entire Expo site will have a completely different look as the sun goes down and will be lit to perfection using sustainable resources. It is also a good time to catch some live performances on site. Your guide will allocate a meeting point and time and later you will enjoy a scrumptious dinner (included in the package) at one of the many leading restaurants in Expo before departing back to your hotel.
| Overnight in Dubai
|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4 | Dubai

Breakfast at your hotel. We will depart for a half-day guided tour of Dubai. You will have the opportunity to discover the spectacular and lively metropolis of Dubai. The city, developed from a small fishing village at the Dubai Creek, nowadays presents itself as a glamorous metropolis at the Arabian Gulf. The distinctive skyscrapers and gigantic shopping malls will impress every visitor. We start with Atlantis Hotel located at the crescent of Palm Jumeirah. After that, stop for a photo stop of the Burj Al Arab Hotel and continue to the Jumeirah area, where we will have a photo stop of the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque of Jumeirah. Built-in the medieval Fatimid tradition, this stone structure is a tribute to modern Islamic architecture. We then proceed to Bastakyia, the old town district of Dubai. Learn everything about the local history and geography of the city when visiting the Dubai museum, located in the ancient fortress of Al-Fahidi. Another highlight will follow you will use the local water taxis, called “Abras”, to cross the Dubai Creek. Enjoy the spectacular view of the city while heading towards the district of Deira. Here you will be enchanted by the large variety of exotic spices in the famous Spice Souk. Take the chance to get a unique and affordable souvenir when you visit the adjacent Gold Souk. Lunch Buffet.
In the afternoon, we will join a desert safari. After settling down in the 4WD vehicles, the jeeps will speed through the desert of the golden dunes. The dune bashing or desert driving continues with the thrill of going up and down the dunes provoking many shrieks and laughter full of excitement. The final leg of this program takes us to the main campsite. This will be the highlight of the trip. After witnessing a memorable sight – the true Arabian sunset with its glory and magic. A delicious barbecue dinner is prepared on open fires and a variety of beverages are available. The beat of the music increases as a belly dancer starts dancing to the rhythm of the music. What a better way to experience a true Arabian night than this.

| Overnight in Dubai
|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5 | Abu Dhabi

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, we are visiting Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. This comprehensive tour is the ideal introduction to the UAE capital and the island on which it stands. The name Abu Dhabi means: “Father of the Gazelle.” We will start at the famous Yas Island which houses the Formula 1 YAS circuit & the first attraction park of Ferrari in the world. An impressive attraction park, the largest covered air-conditioned park in the world with a huge Red Ferrari sign as a landmark. We will continue towards Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world; able to accommodate more than 30,000 worshipers. The beautiful mosque is completely Cladded in marble and features intricate Islamic decoration and carvings as well as extensive landscaping. After, we will continue towards Abu Dhabi downtown and enjoy lunch in the city. After lunch, we will visit Heritage Village, which houses a small museum and depicts the traditional daily activities of the Arab community before the discovery of oil. We will drive along the spectacular Corniche, past gleaming white mosques, glass-clad offices, and elegant high-rise apartments to the tip of the breakwater for a superb view of the city’s magnificent skyline. We will visit Qasr Al Hosn Fort, the palace of traditions. Ride through the famous giant Saadiyat Island project where the museums are being built to complete the image of Abu Dhabi as a cultural city. In the late afternoon, we will visit the Louvre Museum. The Louvre Abu Dhabi is an art and civilization museum, located on the Saadiyat Island Cultural District. Finally, we will check-in at the hotel and enjoy dinner.

| Overnight in Abu Dhabi
|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 | Abu Dhabi - Al Ain

Breakfast at your hotel. Today, we will depart from Abu Dhabi in the morning to arrive in Al Ain, which is located on the Hajjar Mountains. It is one of the oldest cities in the UAE, rich in traditions. For thousands of years, the oasis of Al Ain has been an important caravan stop on the ancient trade routes across Arabia. We will continue to Jebel Hafeet will take a great photo stop on. After that, we will have Lunch in the city. In the afternoon, we will visit the camel market, the largest in the UAE. Then we will visit also the Jahili Fort, one of the largest castles in Al Ain and a best-in-class example of the Islamic military architecture locally. Then we will visit Al Ain Palace, it is one of the most important cultural places in Al Ain city. It is a direct testimony to the period of rule of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan in Al Ain and his original place of residence there. The palace is also the birthplace of HH Sheikh Mohamad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Then we proceed to visit Qasr AL Muwaiji, where you will learn everything about the history of this region. At the end of the afternoon, we will check-in the hotel. Dinner in the hotel.
| Overnight in Al Ain
|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 | Departure (Al Ain, Sharjah, Dubai)

Breakfast at your hotel. This morning we will step back in time at the Hill Gardens, famous for the archaeological excavations from the third millennium B.C. then we will proceed towards Dubai & Sharjah. We will reach after 2 hours and start a half-day Sharjah tour. This tour will take us to Sharjah, the cultural capital or known as the ‘Pearl of the Gulf”. You will pass by the King Faisal Mosque, one of the largest Mosques in the Emirates. Then we pass by the renovated Fort of Sharjah, a former residence of the ruling family. Then we continue to the Sharjah Heritage Museum which conserves and displays the rich traditional customs and culture of Sharjah as a source of pride and inspiration to Emiratis and visitors to the UAE. Begin a journey of discovery through Sharjah’s rich and diverse heritage and explore traditions that have endured the test of time. You will see handcrafted works of art and objects that date back to a time when local people relied solely on fishing and pearling. Trace the development of education, currency, and the early postal system. We will discover the traditional skills and crafts relating to jewelry, costumes, herbal medicines, music, and folklore.
After the visit, it is now time to explore the colorful Souk Al Arsa, set up traditionally. You will also have an opportunity to see how the traditional Omani Halwa (sweet) is made in one of the shops in Souk Al Arsa. Before returning to Dubai we will have time for a quick stroll at the Blue Souk – a treasure trove of carpets, jewelry, and handicrafts. Lunch will be served in a very local restaurant where you will discover the real Bedouin meal of Mandi, a succulent recipe of meats or fish with marvelous spices from this part of the world.
After the tour, we will return to Dubai towards the “Dubai Mall” & Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower and the centerpiece of the Gulf region’s most prestigious urban development to date. Burj Dubai will radiate out in a series of ellipses from the sky breaking tower encompassing residential, commercial, hotel, entertainment, and the world’s largest shopping mall, Dubai Mall. Free time for shopping. With more than 1,200 stores and a host of world-class attractions, the Middle East region’s first Galeries Lafayette department store, France’s leading fashion house, and one of the top 100 global retailers. The Dubai Mall is revolutionizing the modern shopping experience. With an impressive array of leisure pursuits, this is the ultimate, cutting-edge shopping experience. A range of adventure sports vies for attention alongside the romance of ice-skating. The Dubai Mall is a place where a 21st-century gold souk is set off against a world-class aquarium. Step inside the Dubai Mall and experience a place like no other. Your guide will propose a climb to Burj Khalifa to all our guests (optional, must be prebooked in advance), Depending on your departure time, you will be transferred to Dubai Airport at the appropriate time.

| Breakfast, Lunch

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