|4 STAR (ARABIAN COURTYARD /BEST WESTERN OR SIMILAR )|
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|5 STAR (HYATT CREEK HEIGHTS/PARK REGIS OR SIMILAR )|
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New Year Holidays: 27th Dec 2019-3rd Jan 2020
DAY 01: ARRIVAL AT DUBAI / OVERNIGHT
On arrival at Dubai Airport, meet & assistance by German Speaking Guide. Transfer to Hotel in Dubai. Overnight at the Hotel.
Dubai is one of the few cities in the world that has undergone such a rapid transformation - from a humble beginning as a pearl-diving center - to one of the fastest growing cities on earth. Dubai today is a tourism, trade and logistics hub and has earned itself the reputation of being the ‘gateway between the east and the west.
Dubai enjoys an arid subtropical climate, with blue skies and sunshine all year round. Temperatures range from lows of 10°C to extreme summer highs of 48°C. The average maximum daily temperature in January is 24°C and the average maximum daily temperature in July is 41°C when humidity is very high. The temperature in November will vary from an average of 20°C to 30 °C.
The official language of the UAE is Arabic, but English is widely spoken and understood in business and commerce. Although Dubai has a liberal attitude, it is always wise to respect the religion and culture of the city by wearing appropriate, more modest clothing in public places. The electricity supply in Dubai is 220/240 volts at 50 cycles. Plug points are the same as in the UK.
The water in Dubai is desalinated and very safe to drink. Officially, the metric system is followed. The flora of Dubai is filled with indigenous date palms. Towards the east, flat-topped acacia trees and wild grass is found scattered in the mountains. Desert oases are also found in areas where the land is uniquely green. Dubai has a diverse and multi-cultural society. However, Dubai’s culture is shaped by the Islamic traditions of Arabia, with religion touching all aspects of everyday life in the country.
DAY 2 – HISTORIC DUBAI TOUR WITH EMIRATI LUNCH
DUBAI MUSEUM: The eighteenth-century Al Fahidi Fort, which now houses The Dubai Museum, includes local antiquities as well as artifacts from African and Asian countries that traded with Dubai. A visit to Dubai Museum "Al Fahidi Fort" offers an opportunity to get acquainted with the history of Dubai, which gives an impression that Dubai's current development, modernism, and distinction are only a continuation of a journey of a unique and distinguished civilization that was subjected to different cultures and people, as well as an example of the strong bond with Arabism and Islam.
ABRA RIDE: Without the creek and abra, Dubai would not exist. Dubai’s abra has been transporting people across the creek for as long as anyone can remember. Once powered by oars, tiny engines now push the 20-person; It takes only ten minutes to cross between Deira and Bur Dubai in an abra. Notably, abras are used by 15 to 20 million passengers annually, and they are growing in popularity. There is a genuine feeling of history as you step on board.
BASTAKIYA: The tiny Bastakiya quarter is Dubai’s most engaging neighborhood. Established at the end of the 19th century by well-to-do textile and pearl traders from Bastak, Iran, its labyrinthine lanes are lined with restored merchant’s houses, art galleries, cafés, and boutique hotels. “The Bastakiya is a picturesque step into Dubai’s past.
CULTURAL TOUR: Enjoy a traditional Emirati lunch at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding in the ambiance of a wind tower house. Al Fahidi neighborhood, are an excellent opportunity to learn within an informal Environment. The topics of discussion are generated by questions from the guests and lead by one of our cultural presenters. The programme is designed to be entertaining, educational and informative. Topics include Arabic culture, Islam and its impact on local culture, cultural values and sensitivities, important Arabic greetings and expressions as well as insightful anecdotes.
|Rate Slab||Rate(Per person)||Includes|
|6-11 pax (price per person)||USD 309.00||Includes an architect guide and a car or minivan with driver. Monorail ticket, Lunch at a restaurant in Atlantis the Palm and Entrance ticket for AT THE TOP in Burj Khalifa|
|12-25 pax (price per person)||USD 275.00||Includes an architect guide and all transfers Monorail ticket, Lunch at a restaurant in Atlantis the Palm and Entrance ticket for AT THE TOP in Burj Khalifa|
Breakfast at the hotel. By morning, proceed for a Full Day Dubai Architectural Tour, starts at 09:30 from the hotel.
Visit the presentation-center of the government owned development company Nakheel. With a total investment of more than 30 bn. US$, Nakheel is one of the largest developers worldwide. Nakheel is responsible for the spectacular off-shore projects as the Palm Islands and The World. Projects will be presented and discussed with the aid of models and satellite plans. Trip onto the Palm Jumeirah via Monorail. Last stop is at the Aquaventure Waterpark, followed by a short tour and explanation of the Atlantis Hotel.12:30-13:30 Lunch break at Atlantis the Palm with soft drinks and water.
With more than 200 high-rise buildings completed in the last 5 years, Dubai Marina has become a city within a city, surrounding a 3,3 km long artificial yacht harbor. Stops at Marina Walk or Jumeirah Beach Residence with explanations
Opened in 2004, the Souk Madinat Jumeirah forms the center piece of this Hotel, Shopping and Events complex.
Flanked by the 5-star luxury resorts Mina A‘Salam und Al Qasr, it successfully mimics the style of the traditional Arabian markets. A comprehensive tour through the compound with its canals and palaces.
The Business Bay development of Dubai Properties stretches along the 11km Dubai Creek extension and covers an area of 47 million square feet. More than 230 towers are planned of which 60 to 70 are under construction. Visit of the presentation center and tour with stops through this vast construction site. Since opening in September 2004, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has attracted high-profile companies from all over the world. The rational architecture of the American-English office Gensler gives the DIFC an appearance of the highest international standards.
Designed by Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest structure in the world. Since its completion in January 2010 the 828m high tower features also the highest occupied floor, and for the first time unifies all world records for tall buildings since the construction of the Empire State Building in New York in 1931. Visit the observation deck «At The Top» at level 124.
Surrounding Burj Khalifa, master developer Emaar has created Dubai‘s new downtown ensemble, complete with the world‘s largest shopping mall and a ‘new old town‘quarter. Walk around the central lake with Dubai Fountain show
DAY 4: ABU DHABI TOUR INCLUDING GRAND MOSQUE, QASR AL HOSN FORT, HERITAGE VILLAGE AND RECENTLY OPENED LOUVRE
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, an architectural work of art is one the world’s largest mosques, which features 82 domes, over a 1,000 columns, 24-carat gold gilded chandeliers, and the world's largest hand-knotted carpet. The prayer hall is dominated by one of the world’s largest chandeliers –10 meters in diameter, 15 meters in height.
Emirates Palace, a real iconic Abu Dhabi landmark, a luxurious hotel blends Arabian splendor with the latest technology to create a magical and memorable experience. During daytime, the hotel’s golden-sandy color contrasts with its fresh green gardens, silvery water fountains and the blue sky.
Heritage Village, a traditional oasis village provides an interesting glimpse into the emirate’s past. Traditional aspects of the desert way of life, including a campfire witcoffee pots, a goats’ hair tent, and a falaj irrigation system, are attractively displayed in the open museum. There are workshops where craftsmen demonstrate traditional skills, such as metal work and pottery, while women sit weaving and spinning.
Photo stop at Qasr al Hosn Qasr al Hosn began life in the 18th century as a coral and sea stone watchtower built by the Bani Yas tribes in Abu Dhabi. Its role was to command coastal trade routes and to protect the settlement that had grown up around the water sources they discovered on the island. One of the most ingenious aspects of the structure is its traditional ‘Barjeel’ ventilation system – effectively an early form of air conditioning. Recessed arches built into the exterior walls would direct the prevailing sea breezes into the interior rooms via a network of narrow airways.
Heritage Village, a traditional oasis village provides an interesting glimpse into the emirate’s past. Traditional aspects of the desert way of life, including a campfire with coffee pots, a goats’ hair tent, and a falaj irrigation system, are attractively displayed in the open museum. There are workshops where craftsmen demonstrate traditional skills, such as metal work and pottery, while women sit weaving and spinning.
Louvre: Louvre Abu Dhabi and its universal story embody the spirit of openness and dialogue among cultures, displaying works of historical, cultural and sociological significance from different times and civilizations. Once open, the museum’s permanent collection, as well as important loaned artworks from prestigious French institutions, will form an art historical narrative taking the visitor from ancient times to the contemporary through 23 permanent galleries in 12 sequences. The 180 meter-wide dome covers the majority of the museum and becomes an iconic structure visible from the sea, the surrounding areas and Abu Dhabi city. The eight-layered dome is made up of four outer stainless steel layers and four inner layers separated by a steel structure five meters in height. The structure is made up of 85 super-sized elements, weighing on average 50 tonnes
DAY 05– SHARJAH TOUR INCLUDING QANAT AL QASBA AND SHARJAH MUSEUM.DINNER AT UNIQUE DESERT VENUE-AL SAHARA
In 1998, Sharjah was named the ‘Cultural Capital of the Arab World’ by UNESCO, an honor richly deserved. Sharjah has kept the spirit of its history alive by innovatively incorporating tradition into every aspect of contemporary development. More than 20 museums and heritage areas provide the perfect platform to showcase the arts, crafts, traditions, and importance of Islam in the lifestyles of the people in this most fascinating of cities.
Discover a world of knowledge with over twenty state-of-the-art museums and beautifully restored heritage areas that offer more to see and do than any other emirate. Whatever your age or interests; be it Arabian culture and lifestyle, the arts, nature, science, archaeology, the local history of maritime and flight, you will not be disappointed. Families are welcome and the museums offer a learning experience in a fun filled environment.
The tour begins with a short 30-minute drive where the places to view would be the Qanat Al Qasba, a small art, culture, leisure, and tourist area with facilities including the Maraya Art Center, Eye of the Emirates Ferris wheel, restaurants, cafes, canal with abra rides. Then continue to Sharjah Museum, one of the main institutions in the Art Area. Then continue to Central Souq also known as Blue Souq, a beautiful two-part building designed in an appealing, if flashy, Arabic style. The ground floor has mostly modern jewelry, watches and designer clothing. The tour will pass across to Sharjah corniche followed to Fish Market. Lastly, drive towards to Islamic Art Museum & Quran Roundabout before returning back to Dubai.
Lunch on own, evening free for leisure
Dinner at Al Sahara: A unique desert venue located in Dubai Heritage Vision, Just 25 minutes’ drive from Iconic Burj Khalifa (28 KM). Set in 37 million square feet of undulating sand dunes surrounded by indigenous regional flora and fauna in a typical desert oasis landscape. It encompasses a Traditional souk, a Bedouin-style seating, 5-star dining experience with spectacular live Arabian Entertainments and much more. Arabian hospitality, heritage and culture, in a calm environment set in natural Reserve.
DAY 06: DEPARTURE TRANSFER
Dubai International Airport is the world's busiest airport by international passenger traffic. It is also the 3rd busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic and the 6th busiest cargo airport in the world and the busiest hub for the Airbus A380.
Important Information on Dubai:
Dubai is a Muslim city, a more modest code of behavior is required. Being drunk and disorderly in public is unacceptable, and may result in a fine or worse. Noise disruptions, bad language, making obscene gestures and showing disrespect in any way to Dubai’s religion or its leaders are all forbidden and may land you in legal trouble.
Although you will see plenty of exceptions, mainly from tourists, there is a dress code for Dubai and this has been implemented as a show of respect and to avoid any offense being given. To sum it up you should cover your shoulders, cleavage, and legs above the knees and avoid really tight or sheer clothing.
Normal tourist photography is acceptable but it is considered offensive to photograph Muslim women. It is also courteous to ask permission before photographing men. In general, photographs of government buildings, mosques or military installations should not be taken.
Dubai Weather: Temperatures are at their lowest December, January, and February and then steadily climb. April is still ok but by May it's getting hot and you spend less time outdoors. June is hot and hideously humid, July, August, and September are hotter again and even more humid. Humidity levels can get unbearable reaching up to around 80-90% mid- summer