Guaranteed departure (min 2 pax) coach tour.
Note: peak season supplement may apply
Day 1: Dubai - Arrival
Welcome to Dubai. On arrival, please clear customs and immigration. After collecting your luggage, you will be met by a representative of our local agent and then transferred to your tour hotel. Remainder of day at leisure.
Day 2: Dubai - Full day city tour incl Burj Khalifa & dinner Dhow cruise (BD)
Breakfast. A day to explore this unique and spectacular city. Within less than 30 years this city was transformed from a small fishing village by the Dubai creek to one of the most important cities in the Gulf region.
We begin with several photo stops in the modern city: Jumeirah-Mosque, built in medieval Fatimid style, and the Burj Al Arab Hotel in the form of a giant sail. Along Jumeirah road we continue to the artificial island "The Palm" and make a photo stop at the Atlantis Hotel. From Palm Monorail you will have a beautiful view of the island, the coast and the skyline of Dubai. Then explore Dubai's old part "Bastakya" with its traditional houses and wind towers which in the past served as a natural air conditioning. Afterwards visit the Dubai Museum which is located in the historical Al Fahidi fort. We will then cross the Dubai creek to Deira with the traditional water taxi (Abra) and visit the Gold & Spice market.
We continue with a visit to Burj Khalifa, with its 828 meters the tallest building in the world. The tour starts on the ground floor of the Dubai Mall and a multimedia show will keep you entertained all the way to the 124. Floor. Afterwards admire the aquarium in the Dubai Mall and enjoy a show of the Dubai Fountain. From the mall we will take you directly to the Dubai Marina for a romantic dinner-dhow cruise (duration 2 hour, dinner buffet incl. non-alcoholic beverages). Then return to the hotel and overnight.
Day 3: Dubai - Desert Safari & BBQ Dinner (BD)
Morning at leisure or optional excursion to Sharjah:
City tour via Koran square, visit to the Museum of Islamic Art, visit to souk Al Arsah, photo stops at the central souk, the lagoon and the mosque.
Early afternoon you will be taken on a desert safari to the golden dunes. Drive up to one of the highest sand dunes to enjoy the sunset. Later BBQ with oriental dancers, tea and shisha (water pipe) in a bedouin camp. Return to the hotel for overnight.
Note: the safari will take place without a tour guide, just a driver and is not a private tour.
Day 4: Dubai - Abu Dhabi - Dubai (B)
Breakfast and departure to Abu Dhabi (capital city of the emirate of Abu Dhabi and of the United Arab Emirates), to explore one of the most modern cities in the Gulf. Visit the famous Sheikh-Zayed-Mosque, the largest mosque of the UAE, Al Husn Palace and the Heritage Village. Continue along Corniche Road, passing by Emirates Palace Hotel, one of the world’s most luxurious hotels. Then go on a short tour to explore culture and art of the town and Saadyat Island. This is where four famous architects (Frank Gehrz, Jean Nouvel, Tadao Ando und Zaha Hadid) present their designs for the construction of museums (Louvre and Guggenheim). After visiting the exhibition centre and Al Manarat we will take you on a short tour to Yas Island, home of the Formula 1 race track. Return to Dubai and overnight.
Note: for the mosque visit guests must cover arms and legs. Women must wear a headscarf.
Day 5: Dubai - Al Ain - Dubai (B)
Breakfast and departure to Al Ain. Located at the Omani border, Al Ain is the second largest city in the emirate of Abu Dhabi and an UNESCO world heritage site since June 2011. With more than 10000 hectares of parks and greenery, Al Ain is called the 'garden' of the UAE. Enjoy the lively atmosphere of the camel market and then visit the old Al Jahili fort. The museum will give you some insight of the regions past and the local traditions. Afterwards take a walk between the palm trees of the oasis and then visit the former palace of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder and first ruler of the UAE. Return to Dubai for overnight.
Day 6: Dubai – departure (B)
After breakfast transfer to the airport.
- Transportation in A/C coach and 4WD (for desert safari only)
- Accommodation in First Class hotels
- Meals as indicated (including a dinner dhow cruise and a desert barbecue)
- Sightseeing and entrance fee including tickets for the Burj Khalifa and elevator ride up to the 124th floor
- English speaking tour guide (except during dhow cruise and desert safari)
Drinking water during excursions
- Dubai Travel Notes – issued by Innovative Travel
- International airfares
- Optional tours and excursions
- Port Taxes and fuel surcharges
- Tipping/Gratuities (please refer to tour notes for a recommended guideline)
- Personal Expenses
- Departure taxes
- Local Tourism Dirham tax: 20 Dhs/day in 5* hotels; 15 Dhs/day in 4* hotels, 10Dhs/day in 3* hotels
- Visas (unless specified)
- Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above
Accommodation based on the below or similar
Media Rotana / Coral Dubai Al Barsha
If you have booked an arrival transfer in Dubai: to locate the representative after your disembarkation walk through immigration to the arrival hall exit. As the arrival hall opens up, look for a sign with your name or your hotel name on it. Please note that your driver will usually wait up to 90 minutes from the time your flight has landed. If for any reason you have been delayed at the luggage delivery or during the customs process and if you cannot see the rep, please telephone our local representative on the office numbers (or the afterhours mobile) listed. Our local representatives speak good English and will be happy to assist you. There are free telephones available at the arrival hall for you to do so.
Not all hotels serve alcohol – The majority of properties featured in the brochure DO serve alcohol or are nearby properties or restaurants where drinks are available.
During the Holy Month of Ramadan Muslims fast, abstaining from eating, drinking & smoking during daylight hours (approx. 7am-6.30pm). As a sign of respect, tourists should also try to refrain from these activities in public during the fasting hours. In 2019, Ramadan should begin around 05 May. After 30 days, or on sighting the full moon, Eid Al Fitr is celebrated & most public and private institutions close for at least three days. During this period hotels may not serve alcohol during daylight hours or at all. Entertainment such as belly dancing may also not be available over this period in particular on the Desert Safari.
Tourism Dirham tax
Effective from 31 March 2014 a fee will be charged on all stays at hotel establishments in Dubai. This fee, called “Tourism Dirham” will be collected at check out by the hotel and will be charged on a per bedroom, per stay basis. The fee varies according to the hotel category as following:
- Five-star or higher-rated hotel or hotel apartment: 20 UAE Dirhams per room per night
- Four-star hotel or hotel apartment:: 15 UAE Dirhams per room per night
- Three-star hotel or hotel apartment: 10 UAE Dirhams per room per night
This tax is payable uniquely locally and directly to the hotel and is not included in our price.
Trip prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however all offers are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking. Note prices usually display available discounted rates if any, (eg. Early Bird Deals if applicable). All featured tour itineraries and offers maybe subject to change due to seasonal variations without notice, or due to local conditions or other conditions. Please confirm all details at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory for all Innovative Travel bookings. All passports must be valid for 6 months prior to your return to your home country. Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. Special VIP meet and assist offers are valid for New Zealand passport holders, for other nationalities please check at the time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Booking Conditions page.