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Dubai to Abu Dhabi - Sun, Sights, Sand & Shops

Rich in both culture and extraordinary wealth, Dubai is a city with sky-high iconic buildings, man-made beaches and all the extravagant luxuries one could think of.  Shop, dine and discover the history behind the city and what Emirati culture is all about. Travel to Al Maha, a stark contrast to city life and spend time surrounded by lush flora and incredible fauna with sand dunes like waves in the sea that seem to go on to infinity. Relax, unwind and stay at Qasr Al Sarab, an incredible hotel by Anantara,resembling an entrancing desert oasis where every luxury imaginable is available .Finally to Abu Dhabi, a city to rival Dubai, with the same luxuries but a sense of depth and more culture to be felt in the daily buzz that fills the streets.

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Visit Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the most important site of worship in the country Learn about Falconry, one of the oldest Emirati traditions. Experience the thrill of a 4x4 ride through the sand dunes Meander through the Date Market and sample the delicious sweet treats

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Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1

Located within the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve 25 miles and only 40 minutes from Dubai, Al Maha is a picturesque place filled with flora and fauna creating an amazing desert oasis. Discover the magical world of Falconry, learning about these majestic creatures who soar through the skies or trek the desert with a guide and discover what lays in the sandy dunes that stretch on forever.

Day 2

Awake to a day of leisure in Al Maha with an endless list of activities to enjoy. Go horse riding through the sea of sand dunes on stunning Arabian horses and watch the sunset or for the adventurer, discover the thrill of the dunes in a 4x4 with an experienced driver before

Day 3
Qas Al Sarab

Just shy of four hours’ travel and 218 miles is the Anantara Qasr Al Sarab resort. Awaken to travel and experience the visually impressive sand dunes that surround this resort, then appearing like an oasis in the desert, the resort unfolds with unbelievable views of the surrounding landscape.

Day 4
Qas Al Sarab

Enjoy the luxuries of the resort from indulgent spa treatments, to traditional tea offerings, dine in one of the many restaurants or visit the resort’s animal friends with its resident falcons, the sleek Saluki dogs (Arabian Greyhounds) and the many camels that belong of the land.

Day 5

Around 130 miles away and just over 2 hours is the city of Abu Dhabi, the next stop on the journey. Much like Dubai, with its modern landscape, it is a unique city with much to offer the fussiest of travelers and those who love to shop and explore.

Day 6

Rise in the morning to explore the delights of Abu Dhabi and the incredible skyline with its impossibly high buildings. Discover the iconic Sheikh Zayed Mosque that is considered the most important site of worship in the country or learn about falconry watching the birds and their masters at work, a tradition embedded within Emirati culture for centuries. Lastly, you cannot visit Abu Dhabi without wandering the aisles of the Date Market, with literally hundreds of sweet and sticky varieties to sample.

Day 7

Only an hour and a half away, spanning 86 miles, transfer back to Dubai spending the evening at the hotel, enjoying fine cuisine, spa treatments or relaxing in the comfort of the rooms.

Day 8

Dubai - known for its shopping and today is the day! Explore the hundreds of outlets, glitzy brand name department stores in the refreshing cool of air-conditioning, or hit the local markets and purchase authentic Arabian trinkets and textiles to take back home. At every turn you will find something to purchase and a shop that sells it.

Day 9

Say goodbye to Abu Dhabi with the journey heading back to Dubai only 86 miles away - leaving this magical city to head off on the next adventure


Suggested Accommodations

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort

Set amidst the rolling dunes of Rub'Al Khali, the largest uninterrupted sand desert in the world, this hotel is like none other in the UAE. Providing a true escape into the ancient sands surrounding Abu Dhabi, the Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort is like an oasis for body and mind where guests can’t fail to be enchanted. Total relaxation is in store for guests who choose to lounge by the pool or indulge in ancient treatments in the spa. Meanwhile, adventure lies ahead for those wishing to plunge into the desert on camel back or for yoga beneath endless skies. International cuisine, traditional tea, fragrant shisha and elegant cocktails are available across the hotel’s numerous food and beverage outlets, and when the day is done, guests can retreat to their own private oases and relax in beautifully decorated and comfortably equipped rooms.

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