Visit the lavish city constructed from the ground up in the middle of a hot desert – this could only be one place – Abu Dhabi. This highly-conservative culture is fascinating to observe. On this five-day itinerary, enjoy all the growing tourist destination has to offer. Travel through the desert and to the sea on this Abu Dhabi Arabian Days and Nights trip.
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Arrive in what is considered one of the most modern cities in the entire world – Abu Dhabi. Here you will find skyscrapers jutting into the sky, extravagant shopping malls and manicured gardens. This is the capital of the United Arab Emirates. You will receive a warm welcome by uniformed, multilingual airport representatives, who will help you reach your world-class hotel effortlessly.
Enjoy a full tour of the city today. Begin by stopping by the pristine white mosque that is considered the principle point of worship in the country. Next, visit the world’s largest Falcon Hospital. The Hospital sees over 6,000 of these stunning birds a year. In the afternoon, enjoy lunch at the Abu Dhabi Officer’s club. After lunch, you have several options of how to spend the rest of your day. Options include playing games on the beach, taking a majestic seaplane tour for a bird’s-eye view of the city, or taking a beer appreciation course. In the evening, feel like royalty at a beachside dinner at the Emirates Palace – considered one of the most impressive hotels in the entire world. The hotel is a national landmark.
It’s a day for adventure as you take a wild ride on the Yas Marina Circuit Experience. This is the world’s first Ferrari theme park. Hold on tight as you experience a Formula 1 circuit firsthand. Have lunch at the Yas Hotel. In the afternoon, you may decide between 20 different rides at Ferrari World. Relax this evening, and enjoy an exquisite meal seaside aboard the Cipriani Yacht Club on Yas Island.
Step aboard and set sail on the high seas with a Yellow Boat Trip. Kayak through the dense mangroves and learn about the unique trees. Enjoy lunch at your leisure. The afternoon will bring with it a desert safari experience! This could either include a drive across the sand dunes, taking a dune-buggie out yourself, having a picture-perfect moment watching the sunset with a glass of champagne in hand, a falconry show, or giving the dunes a try on skis or a snowboard. The options are nearly endless. Nighttime has a magical feel at the 1,001 Night Arabic dinner, set in the sand underneath the bright, star-covered sky. The dinner is complete with henna painting, belly dancing, sand art, calligraphy and live cooking stations.
Say goodbye to the modern city as your trip comes to a close. Leave with deep cultural insight into an area of the world that has only recently become a traveling hotspot. Transfer to Abu Dhabi International Airport and begin your journey home.