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We had a trip that was truly unforgettable and perfect in every sense.
A family from Mexico

An Emirati Cultural Journey

A rich and opulent place, Dubai is a city with futuristic buildings that almost touch the sky, man-made white sandy islands and beaches and every luxury available.  Shop, dine and discover the culture and history behind the city. Spend time in Al Ain, a lush green city where the last of the traditional Camel Souks can be explored. Relax in luxury and stay at Qasr Al Sarab, a stunning hotel by Anantara,a true desert oasis where every luxury imaginable is available .The last stop on the journey is to Abu Dhabi, a city that rivals Dubai with the same glitz and glamour and luxuries at every turn. 

Highlights   Pricing
  • Tour the Dubai Museum and discover the past
  • Go shopping at one of the world’s largest shopping malls.
  • Visit a traditional Camel Souk and watch the locals haggle
  • Discover the wonder of the Al Noor Mosque
 
Starting at
$6,200
per person
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Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1

Arrive in Dubai and be greeted by a skyline that almost touches the heavens, taking in the energy of the city when chauffeured to your hotel of choice - the luxury accommodation options here are seemingly endless.

Day 2

Discover museums, forts, Emirati life and of course the incredible sky-high buildings and man-made white sandy beaches. The city is brimming with galleries, restaurants, shops and museums. Tour the Dubai Museum which offers a look in to life through the centuries and go shopping at the Mall of the Emirates, one of the largest malls in the world with over 560 shops before heading back to the hotel for a relaxing night.

Day 3

Visit the lush greenery of Al Ain, which literally means ‘The Spring’ - almost an hour and a half from Dubai over 77 miles, where there is much to enjoy. Explore the traditional Camel Souk where traders haggle over camels, sheep and goats and then look into the past at Al Ain National Museum at artifacts that date back to 3rd millennium BC including surgical instruments, weapons, silver jewellery and more. Enjoy an evening back the hotel.

Day 4

A day tour of Sharjah with over 600 mosques is in the cards today, including the incredible Turkish-inspired Al Noor Mosque, as well as 20 museums to explore with the most impressive collection of Islamic artifacts stretching back 1,400 years housed at the Museum of Islamic Civilization. Enjoy the bustling Blue Souk with jewellery, gold, clothing and Arabian carpets and purchase some memories to take home before heading back to the hotel.

Day 5
Qasr Al Sarab

Qasr Al Sarab resort is only four hours away from Dubai, crossing 218 miles through flat desert landscapes dotted with local life, until the dunes start to become magically peaked and the stunning Qasr Al Sarab resort appears like a luxury oasis in the desert.

Day 6
Qasr Al Sarab

Spend the day enjoying all the resort has to offer including decadent pampering packages and treatments at the spa, first-class cuisine at any of the restaurants and cafes or spend time with the Saluki dogs (Arabian greyhounds), resident falcons and of course camels.

Day 7

Wake to travel to the city of Abu Dhabi, only 130 miles away and just over two hours to visit this modern landscape abuzz with energy and every luxury available.

Day 8

Discover the city of Abu Dhabi, with sky-high buildings and intricately-designed mosques, including the iconic Sheikh Zayed Mosque - renowned as the most important site of worship in the country. Visit the Date Market and explore hundreds of sweet and delicious varieties grown and harvested locally, take some back to the hotel to enjoy in the evening.

Day 9
Departure

A 90-minute journey covering 86 miles from Abu Dhabi to Dubai, bids farewell to this adventure and opens the door to the next.

 

Suggested Accommodations

Location
Accommodation
DUBAI
Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Al Arab, One & Only Royal Mirage

Armani Hotel Dubai

Designed with typical Armani flair and set in the heart of downtown Dubai, The Armani Hotel Dubai is one of the city’s most chic addresses and a must for fashion-conscious travelers. The hotel has 160 beautifully designed rooms and suites, some designed by Giorgio Armani himself and many offering incredible views of the city, with personal Lifestyle Managers on hand to make sure your stay goes smoothly. The hotel also has as many as seven restaurants and lounges offering Asian, Indian, Mediterranean and Italian cuisine and lavish cocktails, the opulent Armani Spa & Fitness Centre, and an ultra-luxe retail area.

 

Burj Al Arab

The world’s first six-star hotel, it is regularly voted as the world’s most luxurious hotel and has taken opulence to a new level. All 202 duplex suites have at least 170 square meters of space and all come with their own private butler, Jacuzzi and spectacular views. The hotel also boasts six award-winning restaurants, the exclusive Assawan Spa & Health Club, a private beach, and a whole new level of personalized service.

 

One & Only Royal Mirage

Evoking memories of Bedouin palaces, the One & Only Royal Mirage sits on an expansive plot of coastal land in Dubai. It features three unique environments: The Palace, Arabian Court, and Residence & Spa. The Palace area has 231 well-appointed beachfront rooms, temperature-controlled swimming pools, and a watersports center. The Arabian Court’s regal architecture makes for a majestic atmosphere, featuring rooms and suites with sprawling sea views, and three fantastic restaurants. The Residence & Spa features its own private reception, as well as Arabian-styled rooms, suites and villas in an ornate environment. Here, guests will also find the indulgent One & Only Spa, an Oriental Hammam, and designer beauty and hair studios. Guests may choose from an incredible array of 13 different restaurants and bars, featuring fine cuisines from all over the world, including European, Moroccan, and of course, Arabian. A beach bar, nightclub, and sports lounge make excellent spots for guests to enjoy a casual drink with friends or family. Among the vast selection of facilities available are a fitness center, a selection of pools, floodlit tennis courts, and putting green, and much more.

 
 
SHARJAH
Armani Hotel Dubai

Armani Hotel Dubai

Designed with typical Armani flair and set in the heart of downtown Dubai, The Armani Hotel Dubai is one of the city’s most chic addresses and a must for fashion-conscious travelers. The hotel has 160 beautifully designed rooms and suites, some designed by Giorgio Armani himself and many offering incredible views of the city, with personal Lifestyle Managers on hand to make sure your stay goes smoothly. The hotel also has as many as seven restaurants and lounges offering Asian, Indian, Mediterranean and Italian cuisine and lavish cocktails, the opulent Armani Spa & Fitness Centre, and an ultra-luxe retail area.

 
 
LIWA OASIS
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.

 
 
ABU DHABI
Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi, Shangri-La Abu Dhabi, Yas Viceroy Hotel

Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi

The majestic architecture of this beautiful hotel sprawls along the waterfront, overlooking the exotic mangrove lagoon. Surrounded by nature and tranquility, a visit to Anantara Eastern Mangroves is an escape and yet, the excitement and bustle of the city is within easy reach. The high, arched ceilings soar overhead as guests stroll through the hotel’s hallways, and beautiful lavish decor enchants within the luxurious rooms and suites. Diners can indulge in international cuisine from the all-day buffet or sample Asian delicacies at the renowned Thai restaurant. Sitting poolside with a cocktail, on the roof at sunset, or enjoying afternoon tea, guests will never want for refreshments and with a range of state-of-the-art facilities, they can remain as active or pampered as they please.

 

Shangri-La Abu Dhabi

Within the Qaryat Al Beri complex, the Shangri-La stands on its own stretch of beach, with views across the strait to the mainland. While it’s only a 10-minute drive from the airport and just 15 minutes from the city center, the hotel inhabits its own world, where guests can escape for a little peace and privacy. Traditional abras convey guests around the hotel, along its waterways, amidst impressive architecture and gorgeous decor. The rooms are similarly decked out with warm tones and lush fabrics, their private balconies afford stunning views and the self contained suites come with private butlers for total convenience. Guests can indulge in international cuisine across five highly-acclaimed restaurants and enjoy drinks at sunset, on the roof or by the pool. The Shangri-La’s private beach lures guests with glittering waves while the health club and spa promise relaxation and invigoration amidst world class facilities. 

 

Yas Viceroy Hotel

The centerpiece of Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, the Yas Viceroy Hotel is a state-of-the-art architectural awe which spans the Yas Marina Circuit racetrack and the island. The hotel offers 499 luxury rooms and 75 suites boasting at least 580 square feet of living space and floor-to-ceiling windows. The rooms are also equipped with high tech amenities such as a 42-inch LCD television, centralized speakers in the all-glass bathroom with rain shower, mood lighting and “Facility Panel” control for guestroom music players, gaming consoles and televisions. Guests may choose to dine at one or more of the twelve hotel restaurants and lounges which serves a range of Asian, Italian, Mediterranean and Japanese cuisines. Other facilities include an infinity pool, an ESPA spa, and a fitness center with professional equipment. The Yas Viceroy is approximately 10 minutes from the Abu Dhabi airport and 50 minutes from the Dubai International Airport.
 
 
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