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.This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.
• Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque: The largest mosque in the country and the jewel in Abu Dhabi's crown shines in white and gold.
• Dinner in the Dunes: A romantic meal awaits on the sands and under the stars, as travelers enjoy a lavish menu and traditional entertainment in a setting that echoes 1,001 Nights.
• Birds of Prey: Falconry is a serious business in the UAE and a visit to the world’s largest falcon hospital will make travelers appreciate these impressive creatures and their significance in Emirati culture.
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.
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.
Traditional design meets contemporary luxury in this award-winning five-star resort and is enjoyed by celebrities, heads of states as well as royal families from all over the globe. With 302 rooms and 92 suites adorned with the finest upholstery and craftsmanship, the Palace stands apart from its competition in the city, a testament to the renowned quality and bespoke service of this iconic Abu Dhabi landmark. Guests can treat their taste buds to a culinary adventure in one of the fourteen restaurants and lounges throughout the Palace. Choices range from the all-day restaurant, Le Vendome Brasserie, with its incredible international buffet, to the award-winning Emirati restaurant Mezlai, boasting more than 100 different local dishes. If that’s not enough, an authentic taste of Italy at Mezzaluna or succulent meats off the grill is available at BBQ Al Qasr, as well as fresh seafood at Sayad or contemporary Chinese cuisine at Hakkasan. Emirates Palace is a culinary mecca of award-winning restaurants with something for everyone.
Housed in a 34 story tall building designed by the Manhattan-based Handel Architects, the sleek and stylish Rosewood Abu Dhabi is the handiwork of New York-based BBG-BBGM architecture firm. With impressive panoramic views of the city, the hotel is a beacon of luxury. Each of the 189 opulent rooms and suites are fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows, warm dark wood tones, and a large variety of premium amenities. The hotel’s diverse range of bars and restaurants satisfy the most discerning of guests while its Sense Spa provides rejuvenating treatments. There are a luxurious outdoor pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
Abu Dhabi is an opulent bastion of commerce and industry in the United Arab Emirates as well as the burgeoning nation’s capital. Situated on the waterfront of Al Bateen in the Abu Dhabi Marina, The Abu Dhabi Edition boast sleek, modern lines of décor in keeping with the modish high-rise buildings of the city set amid lines of palm trees and carefully manicured walkways. The property has 198 guest rooms and 57 serviced residences. A pool bar and three-story nightclub, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a spa with seven treatment rooms, two signature restaurants, and a gourmet market, are just a few amenities that are available to hotel guests.
Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, breakfasts and some casual lunches while touring. Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.
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