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General

United Arab Emirates

Geography:

The United Arab Emirates is an Arabian Peninsula nation settled mainly along the Persian
(Arabian) Gulf. The country is a federation of 7 Emirates (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman,
Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah).

Climate:

Predominantly arid.
Summer with temperatures reaching 45
°C in the hot season, from May to September.
Winter: December – March, the climate is pleasant with temperatures ranging from 13°C to 30°C

Population:

The UAE’s population was 9.2 million as of 2016, of which 1.4 million are Emirati
citizens and 7.8 million are expatriates.

Language:

Arabic is the official language. Although English is widely spoken.

Religion:

Islam is the official state religion of the UAE.

Heritage & Culture:

Emirati culture is based on Arabian culture and has been heavily influenced by Persian
culture. Arabian and Persian inspired architecture is part of the expression of the local
Emirati identity.

Emirati clothing is an important part of the history and heritage of the UAE and is a source
of pride. Men in the UAE wear a white cloak ‘kandura’ which is also called a ‘dishdash’ or a
‘Thawb’ in other GCC countries. The women in UAE wear a long flowing black gown known
as the ‘abaya.

Know before you go…

The Emiratis are friendly, welcoming people who demonstrate an open-minded and tolerant approach to over 8 million international visitors
annually. But their interesting culture and values should always be understood and respected to ensure that you get the most out of your visit
and enjoy a trouble-free, experience-rich holiday, along with the vast majority of other visitors.

Do check your medication before your trip

  • Like most countries, narcotic drugs are illegal in the UAE. The emirate has a clear policy helping it retain an unrivaled reputation with one of
    the world’s lowest crime rates. Guidelines exist to ensure visitors’ and residents’ safety. Some medicines do appear on the Government of
    the United Arab Emirates, Ministry of Health’s list of restricted and controlled medicines. This includes various over the counter medicines
    such as those containing Codeine. For a trouble-free visit, if you are traveling with any of the listed medications, carry a doctor’s note or
    prescription, keep medicines in original packaging and only take an appropriate quantity for the duration of your trip.
    For further information: www.moh.gov.ae

DO enjoy a drink

  • UAE has hundreds of licensed restaurants, pubs, and clubs where drinking and dancing is enjoyed. It is home to some of the world’s most
    recognizable names in dining and entertainment, as well as other authentic, local venues. Remember that you need to be 21 or over to drink
    legally in UAE and alcohol abuse, drinking in non-licensed areas, or being drunk in public are not tolerated, making it altogether a very
    enjoyable night out for all!

Do behave yourself in public

  • UAE wants every visitor to enjoy their stay. Of the millions of people who visit each year, the vast majority have a trouble-free stay and
    thoroughly enjoy themselves. UAE’s laws and culture promote modesty and respect so offensive language, spitting, aggressive behavior, and
    public displays of affection such as holding hands or kissing won’t be tolerated. Unfortunately, the actions of a few can mar the experience for
    others, so please make sure you treat the destination with the respect it deserves. Similarly, you will find the streets are safe and pleasantly
    free of litter and graffiti.

Do wear respectful clothing

  • Awareness that you are visiting an Islamic country means that you will feel much more comfortable in this very tolerant environment by
    wearing appropriate clothing. While swimwear is entirely appropriate by the pool or on the beach, this would be frowned on by the
    conservatively dressed local population in more public locations such as in the streets or malls, where more modest clothing is more suitable.

DO travel without worrying about inoculations

  • You can travel to the emirate safe in the knowledge that you do not require any specific vaccines, jabs or health checks.

Do take out travel insurance before you leave

  • We want you to enjoy your trip to UAE knowing that you are completely covered. Therefore we recommend you take out sufficient travel
    insurance dependent on your holiday needs before you depart from home.

Available departures

This tour is repeated every weekday (working day).

Unfortunately, no places are available on this tour at the moment

Full Itinerary

Day 1:

Meet and assist by Desert Gate Airport representative, Guests are met, welcomed and in the arrival meeting and then escorted to the transfer vehicle. Check-in at the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2:

We will start the tour with Half Day-Old Dubai City Tour. It has been said that Dubai is a city o ages that rises out of the desert and crowns the Gulf Coast with its presence. Our orientation route will take our guests for a magnificent view of Dubai Creek, passing by the heritage area of Bastakiya with its charming wind towered houses built earlier by the wealthy merchants. We will then move onto the 225 years old Al Fahidi Fort, where the museum holds precious archives and memories of the city’s past as well as the chronicles of its developing stages. Just few streets on our group will board the abra, a traditional wooden boat to cross the creek for a visit to the spice market and the Gold Souk, where our guests will find some of the best jewelry in town. Proceed to the World-Famous Palm Jumeirah for a photo opportunity outside Atlantis the Palm which has time and again proven to be a famous landmark amongst all visiting the destination. We will then head towards the Burj Al Arab Hotel for a chance to take some photos from outside the venue. We continue with the World’s tallest building “Burj Khalifa” situated right next to the worlds largest shopping mall “Dubai Mall”. Enjoy The Duba Fountain, world's largest choreographed fountain system. Visit to At The Top of Burj Khalifa 124th floor during non-prime hours. Return to Hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 3:

Proceed to visit Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and the residence of the Federal National Council. Recognized as one of the world’s largest producers of oil, Abu Dhabi is undergoing a massive diversification of its economy and is investing in many different areas such as commerce, tourism and culture. The journey begins in Abu Dhabi Port, you will be spellbound by the splendor of the new additions to Abu Dhabi’s skyline, as well as the grandiose Grand Mosque, which is one of the largest mosques in the world. The journey continues through the heart of the city where you can see the famous Union Square, that houses symbolic themes inspired by the customs of the country. After a short drive along the Corniche, you will arrive to the Heritage Village, specially designed by late HH Sheik Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, as a reminder of the past for the younger generation. Optional Visit to Louvre Museum @ USD 19 per person. After we will be driving to YAS Island and photo stop at Ferrari World, is the world’s first Ferrari theme park. The park is a tribute to the passion, excellence, performance and technical innovation that the Italian based Ferrari has established over the year and represent today. Return to Dubai. Overnight Stay.

Day 4:

Proceed to Al Ain. Al-Ain is one of the UAE's agricultural centers, a university town, and the birthplace of the first president of the United Arab Emirates. The first stop is at the Al Ain Museum to learn about the origins of the city. Enjoy a shady walk through the Al Ain Oasis, before visiting the Al Ain Palace Museum, the residence of former leader Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Explore the collection of family portraits and learn how the royal family lived and entertain guests at the palace. We will also visit the camel market which will undoubtedly impress the guests. Return to Dubai.

Day 5:

Proceed to Sharjah for Half Day tour. Journey through this crowded yet historically sensitive city starting from one of its most iconic structures – Al Noor Mosque, a masterpiece influenced by classical Turkish Ottoman architecture. A religious and cultural exchange of ideas ensues, after a warm welcome with Arabic coffee and dates. Continue to the oldest market in the UAE – Souq Al Arsah, where air-conditioned alleyways will open up to antique handicrafts and local specialties. Finally, a visit to the Sharjah Fort and Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation completes the fascinating historical voyage into the heart of this Cultural Capital of the Arab World. Furthermore, at the Markazi souk, the skills and abilities of the Gold Jewelers are on display. Note that several monuments in the city reflect the craftsmanship of the people and their dependence on the history, customs & traditions especially the renovated conservation of the “heritage & souks Area”. Return to Dubai. Overnight Stay.

Day 6:

Proceed for Full Day East Coast tour. We start our day with a hotel pickup from Dubai, and then travel out of the city to the sunny UAE East Coast. The region draws out-of-towners and locals alike who come to visit its unspoiled beaches and secluded seaside towns. Escape from the city and spend a day discovering the highlights of the United Arab Emirate’s East Coast. See and learn about historical landmarks such as Badiyah Mosque, Fujairah Fort and the Friday Market in Masafi, and enjoy free time for a refreshing dip in the sun-drenched Indian Ocean, too. Return to Dubai. Overnight Stay.

Day 7:

Breakfast in the hotel. Proceed to Dubai Mall for Shopping. Return to Hotel. DESERT SAFARI & BBQ DINNER Afternoon, we proceed for Desert safari. 4X4 vehicles engage in Dune bashing first and the continue to our Bedouin Campsite, right in the heart of the desert, where henna design, local dresses, soft drinks, water, tea or coffee are available for your enjoyment. Try your hands on some camel rides and Hubbly Bubbly (water pipe) in different flavors that suit your taste. Adding to the atmosphere of the night, an enchanting belly dancer performs a fascinating dance to a rhythm of Arabic music. To top it all, a delicious barbeque buffet dinner is served under the stars.

Desert Safari Includes:

  • Return transfers in 4 x 4 land cruisers (sharing basis).
  • Group photo stop in the middle of the Desert
  • Belly Dance Show & Tanoura Dance Show
  • BBQ dinner
  • Live Bread making & Henna Lady, Camel Ride & Unlimited Shisha
  • Falcon Show with complement from Desert Gate Return to Dubai Hotel.
  • Overnight Stay in the Hotel.

Day 8:

Breakfast from the Hotel. Check out and departure transfer to Dubai Intl. airport.