Dubai Self Drive Tour
Dubai Self Drive Tour
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Highlights: Dubai - Abu Dhabi - Al Ain - Sharjah - Fujairah


Other Departures: Manchester - £925, Birmingham - £925, Edinburgh - £985, George Best Belfast City - £1005, Glasgow - £975, Southampton - £875, Bristol - £1055, Norwich - £1005, Exeter - £1055, Newcastle - £965


Hotels:
Dubai - Raintree Deira
Abu Dhabi - Crowne Plaza Yas Island
Al Ain - Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet Al Ain Hotel
Sharjah - Holiday International Sharjah
Fujairah - Millennium Hotel Fujairah


Itinerary:


Day 1: Arrival in Dubai
Arrival in Dubai. Reception at the airport in Dubai and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.


Accommodation: Raintree Deira - Executive Room


Day 2: Self Drive Vehicle Delivery - Classical Dubai City Tour - Evening Dhow Cruise on SIC Basis
Breakfast in the hotel. Vehicle Delivery at 09:00 Hrs. Around 10:00 am you will start an interesting tour through the commercial center of Dubai. Today you will visit the Bastakia district with traditional trading houses and the characteristic wind towers as well as the 200year-old Al Fahidi Fort with the Dubai Museum. During the crossing over the Creek with a traditional Water taxi "Abra" you enjoy a fantastic view of the skyline. Afterwards, stroll comfortably over the original gold and spice souk. Drive back to the Hotel and relax. Later in the evening at around 19:00 Hrs, you will be again picked up and driven to the Creek. From here you start a 2 Hours Cruise with a Dhow. Dhows are traditional wooden boats used in old times for transportation. Enjoy a nice dinner on board with entertainment. After the Cruise, drive back to the Hotel.


Accommodation: Raintree Deira - Executive Room


Day 3: Abu Dhabi City Tour
Check out and drive to Abu Dhabi. Reaching Abu Dhabi, you will start with the tour of the capital of UAE. The tour continues along the chic Corniche Road with skyscrapers and palaces. You will also visit the renovated Al Husn Palace, now the headquarters of the Center for Documentation and Research. A drive along the beautiful Corniche with magnificent parks and gardens gives you a nice view over the city. Visit the old Fish Market. Drive to your Hotel in Abu Dhabi and Check in. Rest of the day at leisure.


Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Yas Island - Superior Room


Day 4: Sheikh Zayed Mosque - Al Ain City Tour
You start the day with a visit of the new majestic Sheikh Zayed Mosque with its over 40 domes, completed in late 2007. It is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and the eighth largest in the world, accommodating 40,000 faithfuls. Marvel at the interior, next to the beautifully decorated flower decorations, the world's largest chandelier and the largest handknotted carpet. Later head towards Al Ain, an oasis in the Emirates. The charming Al Ain was originally a resting place on a caravan route. Today it is known as a garden town and agricultural center. You start the trip in the Hili Garden, where you can see archaeological excavations up to 5000 years old. In the garden city, Al Ain you first visit the Al Ain Museum, then Al Ain Palace Museum and then walk through the adjacent oasis with its historical irrigation system, the "Falaj". Drive back to Dubai and enjoy rest of the day at leisure.


Accommodation: Mercure Grand Jabal Hafeet - Deluxe Room


Day 5: Sharjah City Tour
Today drive to Sharjah for a city tour of the city. Here you can take a day trip to the small and culturally very beautiful Emirate of Sharjah. Sharjah is a fascinating city with lively colorful souqs, beautiful parks and an impressive blend of tradition and modernity. This Emirate has true masterpieces of Arab architecture. Pearl dealer families still have their headquarters in beautifully restored houses and testify to their old craftsmanship, especially in the renovated historical area "Heritage Area". The magic of Sharjah is represented in the museum, which is located in the newly renovated fort of Ajman. Afterwards you will visit the Al Markazi Souq, where you can prove your personal trades and have the opportunity to go shopping. Drive to your Hotel in Sharjah and Check In.


Accommodation: Holiday International - Standard Room


Day 6: Fujairah City Tour
Check out from the Hotel and drive towards Fujairah via Dibba and Khor Fakkan. Dibba, Khorfakkan, Fujairah and Kalba conjure up a picture of ancient seaport towns, which are now modern resort cities on the coast of the Arabian Sea. The circular drive to the East Coast passes through breathtaking scenery, as you take the winding route through the green oasis of Al Dhaid to the craggy, rocky range of the Al Hajjar Mountains, before descending down to the coast. The crystal seas are perfect for both swimming and diving. Enroute you pass by Masafi where the fresh water springs are located. The town of Dibba is interestingly divided into three parts belonging to Sharjah, Fujairah and Oman. also see the oldest mosque at Bidiya. proceed southward towards Fujairah, where you will find some of the most beautiful and unspoiled beaches of the Indian Ocean. Also included is a visit to the Fujairah Museum, which boasts archaeological exhibits, discovered during numerous excavations, all over the emirate. The history period covered by the exhibits extend from the sixth millennium B.C. to the end of the Islamic rule and beyond. Drive to your Hotel and Check in.


Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Yas Island - Superior Room

Day 7: Check out and drive to Dubai
Check out from the Hotel and drive to Dubai. Arrival in Dubai and Check in at the Hotel. Drop off the Vehicle at the Hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure or explore the City on your own. Day 8: Departure Check out and drive to Dubai Airport.


Accommodation: Raintree Deira - Executive Room



Offer Includes

  • Flights from London with Air France
  • Airport taxes
  • 7 nights accommodation at chosen hotels as per itinerary
  • Return airport transfers in Dubai
  • Dhow Cruise with Buffet Dinner in Dubai

Meal Plans

  • Bed & Breakfast