Explore the Mysterious Dubai and Sharjah with us on this 7 Days guided tour with air. In this tour, you will be amazed by the modern elements of Dubai and time travel back to the old Dubai while you stroll through the Old town. Visit the beautiful Mosque, and Museum and be wowed by its special cultural architecture. You will also have a change to explore the humongous desert with our guide to be amazed by the beautiful nature.
Day 1: Departure
Board on the flight and head to Dubai.
Day 2: Arrive in Dubai
Arrive in Dubai, the quintessential land of opulence, wealth and astonishing skyscrapers that stand alongside ancient mosques. Take the rest of the day to rest, relax and acclimate to the adrenaline-charged tempo of this city and your new time zone. Meet, greet and assist at airport (OUTSIDE) with our English-speaking guide, Transfer to hotel in Dubai.
Day 3: Dubai City (B, L)
Breakfast at Hotel, enjoy your free leisure morning. After Lunch, stroll through the historic sites and vibrant cosmopolitan life of Dubai on this comprehensive tour. The tour begins with Al Bastakiya, the old part of Dubai. Board on the Abra (water taxi) to cross the Creek to the spice souk. You will have a good opportunity to stroll and have time to shop in the most famous landmark of Dubai – the gold souk. Experience the new Dubai where the vision is larger than life. Driving down Sheikh Zayed Road admire the glittering high rises en route to Jumeirah area. Proceed to Jumeirah, visit Miraj Islamic Art Center, the picturesque palace and residential area of Dubai. You can choose to Climb the Burj Khalifa (USD$85/CAD$110 person), the tallest structure and building in the world, to have a panoramic view of Dubai. Here you have time to admire the Dubai Fountain, a spectacle of lights and sound and one of the world’s largest performing fountains before you return to your hotel.
Day 4: Desert Safari (B)
Take a leisurely stroll along Dubai's vast coastline this morning or head to the colossal Dubai Mall for shopping and perhaps indoor skiing on the vast slopes.
join the thrilling Optional Desert Safari (USD$75/CAD$100 person) this
afternoon. Board on a 4X4 vehicle in Dubai and head out towards the highest
sand dunes of the surreal surrounding desert. Feel the thrill of "dune
bashing" as you spiral up and down the enormous golden dunes. Stop to
watch the beautiful sunset before reaching the Bedouin Campsite. You'll be
welcomed with traditional Arabic coffee and might have the opportunity to ride
a camel. Then, enjoy a specially prepared Barbeque Dinner, prepared on an open
fire. Later, a captivating belly dancer will enchants you with her swirling
dances under the starlit sky before returning to Dubai.
Day 5:Dubai - Abu Dhabi – Dubai (B, L)
After Breakfast at Hotel, discover the highlights of Abu Dhabi, capital of the Emirates, known as the Arabian Jewel.
The tour starts with the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world.
Dress Code: Loose long trousers or long skirts & long sleeves. No shorts for men, no tight & transparent clothing. Women must cover their head with a scarf.
Then head to Yas Island, one of two newly developed destinations, it provides photo opportunities of the vibrant Yas Viceroy Hotel built on the Yas Marina F1 circuit. Then we will have a panoramic drive along the beautiful corniche with a photo stop of Emirates palace Hotel. In the evening, you can choose to join our optional Evening Marina Dhow cruise with Dinner (USD$85/CAD$110 person) for a fabulous relaxing traditional Arabian dhow, a journey with a view of the fascinating skyline and scenery of New Dubai, Enjoy a sumptuous feast of International cuisine while gently gliding past the canal city along the Persian Gulf shoreline.(Note: Based on the available time only we may go to hotel before proceeding for Marina dhow cruise.)
Day 6: Dubai- Sharjah- Dubai Tour (B)
After breakfast, we will head to Sharjah, cultural center of the Emirates, known for its major museums, distinctive landmarks and elegant mosques. Visit the Islamic Museum, housing over 5000 artifacts from all over the Islamic World and the Heritage Museum depicting Sharjah's rich and diverse heritage. Then, it is time to stroll in the unique covered souk and bargain to your heart's content for jewelry, handicrafts, and carpets before returning to Dubai.
Day7: Dubai Q Overseas
After breakfast, continue your tour to the impressive Jumeirah Mosque. Then stop for a photo-stop at the iconic landmark of Dubai, Burj Al Arab Hotel. Visit Souk Madinat Jumeirah, a beautiful recreation of an Arabian style market place. Drive continues to Palm Jumeirah, a fully reclaimed, palm shaped island that is home to the magnificent Atlantis, The Palm. our final stop will be at the base of what is currently the world’s tallest building. Transfer to airport for your late evening flight
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International flight included
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• Price are per person based on double occupancy.
• Departing Vancouver or Toronto with major China airlines. Other flight can be arranged based on request
• Other departure cities can be arranged based on request with air add on
• No Child discounts
• Single Supplement $499/pp
• Toronto/Vancouver departure International Economy Airfare, Airport Taxes and fuel surcharge
• Arrival, Departure, and all internal transportation: coach, internal flights
• 4 Star hotel accommodation
• Admission fee to included scenic attractions in the itinerary
• English-speaking tour guide
Price does not Include
• Visa Fees
• Personal expenses
• Optional tours
• pre-pay tipping: $80/person
Visit Global Village – This is a massive entertainment extravaganza, with shopping, dining, and live performances all coming together to create an incredible cultural experience. This is like Epcot Center at Disney World, except it showcases the different cultures of the Middle East. There are dance and sword shows, as well as plenty of local foods to try. Admission is only 15 AED!
Dubai Miracle Garden – This quirky and colorful garden is worth spending some time seeing. The garden was opened in 2013 and is spread over 72,000 square meters, making it the world’s largest natural flower garden featuring over 109 million flowers planted. Do not forget your camera for this. Admission is only 40 AED. (Note: it’s best seen in the daytime).
Visit Kite Beach – If you’re into kite surfer or water sports, this is a great place to catch some waves. The winds pick up in the afternoon, making it a good time to hit the water or just sit back and watch others do it. If watersports aren’t your thing, just come here to catch some rays and relax. My favorite, more “local” restaurant is called Tent Jumeriah, and it’s on the walkway between Kite Beach and the Burj Dubai Hotel.
The Marina – The marina area is surrounded by tall buildings and contains a beautiful boardwalk. You can see the fancy boats and get some stunning photographs of the harbor and skyline. Be sure to check out Pier 7, which is seven floors of restaurants and bars on the water. I liked Asia Asia, with its gaudy Asian theme (it has 2-for-1 specials in The Entertainer too!).
Souk Madinat Jumeirah – This souk (market) is a modern building designed to look like something out of Aladdin, but it’s home to some incredible restaurants, like Agency, a modern wine bar with a huge selection of wines and yummy meat and cheese plates. There’s a beautiful inner courtyard pond in this complex, too.
Dubai Museum – A small museum in Old Dubai with not a lot of information but some really cool displays. It teaches you the history and culture of Dubai and life in the desert.
Visit Old Dubai – This is Dubai as it used to be. Markets (like the famous gold market) pepper the area, small shops line the streets, and you can get lost in a maze of alleyways. Take a boat across the river, wander aimlessly, visit the Dubai Museum, eat at some of the traditional restaurants, explore the art district, and see Dubai as it is away from the glitz of the malls and high-rises.
Hit the mall – Malls in Dubai are not like malls anywhere else in the world. Between the Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates, you’ll find a ton of amazing things to see and do. Beyond shopping, you can watch the nightly fountain show (think Vegas) or visit the aquarium at the Dubai Mall, or go indoor skiing at the Mall of the Emirates. Just be sure to dress appropriately (avoid tank tops and mini skirts).
Average cost of food – You can find cheap meals in Dubai for around 30 AED, while fast food will cost a bit less (around 25 AED). The best meals are usually shared by the table and consist of hummus, pita, falafel, foul, fattoush, tahini salad, and grilled halloumi cheese. Operation Falafel is a great cheap restaurant chain with 7 locations around Dubai. If you want a meal at a mid-range restaurant, expect to pay closer to 100 AED. For an all-day brunch extravaganza, expect to pay at least 375 AED per person. If you plan on cooking your own meals, groceries will cost between 175-225 AED per week. Debonairs in the Dubai Mall has a lunch special for 15 AED ($4 USD). It’s one of the best bargains I found. Be sure to head into Old Dubai for cheap eats. Meals at restaurants in this area generally cost 20-30 AED ($5-8 USD). I really loved Al Usted, an Iranian restaurant near the Al Fahidi metro.
Transportation costs – The metro, while not extensive, is efficient and well-maintained and the public buses can take you anywhere. A single fare will cost between 4-8.50 AED (prices are based on how far you are going) and a day-pass is 20 AED. Taxis are on the cheap side, though if you need to call one, call an Uber instead since the addresses here can be a bit wonky to explain over the phone to a taxi company. The prices between the two are comparable, so stick with whatever is most convenient. A bus to Abu Dhabi will cost around 40 AED (you can also take a taxi there for 290 AED each way).
Suggested daily budget – 300 AED / $80 USD (Note: This is a suggested budget assuming you’re staying in a hostel, eating out a little, cooking most of your meals, doing lots of free activities, keeping your drinking to a minimum, and using local transportation. Using the budget tips below, you can always lower this number. However, if you stay in fancier accommodation or eat out more often, expect this to be higher! Dubai is not cheap but it doesn’t need to be super expensive either!)