Dubai is one of the few cities in the world that has undergone such a rapid transformation - from a humble beginning as a pearl-diving centre - to one of the fastest growing cities on earth. Dubai today is a tourism, trade and logistics hub and has earned itself the reputation of being the ‘gateway between the east and the west.’ It is also considered as the dynamic nucleus of the Arabian Gulf region.

The Dubai shopping scene offers something for everyone. Apart from competitively priced electronic products, watches, cameras and other international items, popular traditional gifts include Arabic coffee pots; silver and brass swords and "khunjars" (Arabic curved daggers); prayer beads; soapstone figures; coasters and other items decorated with lapis lazuli, turquoise, malachite and other semi-precious stones; marble goblets; silver antique jewellery from Oman and Yemen, as well as locally made items; brass and silver work; silver and wooden dhows; Persian carpets and cotton dhurries (oblong floor coverings) and a multitude of other ethnic items.

While Dubai is a city of endless experiences, there are some experiences that cannot be experienced in any other city. And the memories of these experiences you will always remain with you.

• Where else, will you be able to Ski on snow or ice skate in a desert?
• See a polo match where you ride camels instead of horses?
• Stay in the world’s most expensive suite in the worlds only 7 star hotel?
• Dive down to see a car barge complete with various vehicles and a tug boat and vessels that have been lying upright in 22 metres of water in the Arabian Gulf and the Sheikh Mohammed Barge that was deliberately sunk to create an artificial reef?

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You will be met at Dubai International airport, and will be transferred to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Dubai.

Day 2: Dubai
Breakfast at hotel. In the afternoon half-day sight seeing tour of Dubai city. The cosmopolitan city of Dubai has maintained its Islamic architecture and is obvious by such monuments as the 'Jumeirah Mosque'. A chance for a photo-shoot (if you wish) when the still of the moment guides you further towards the oldest part of the city. Batakia remains nestled amidst a bustling city where one can admire the serenity of the old wind-tower houses built by wealthy merchants at the beginning of the century. "Al Fahidi Fort' nearly 200 years old houses the Dubai museum and reveals the history of this city. Travel through the colors of the textile market to reach the 'abra' station. Then drift across the creek in 'water-taxis' to feel the warmth of the city. At the other end we proceed across the busy alleys where the aroma of the 'spice souk' filters the surrounding atmosphere. Finally, dazzle though the glitters of the famous Gold Souk to round off the tour. Evening free for shopping.

Day 3: Dubai
Breakfast at hotel, morning free for leisure. Late afternoon we undertake a desert safari - Spend an evening under the blanket of stars in a truly Arabian setting. After dune rolling and watching the sunset into glory, we set up at our campsite. The evening passes with camel riding and sitting down for sumptuous BBQ buffet. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Dubai Departure
Free day at leisure / for own activities. Evening transfer from hotel to Dubai airport for onward flight

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fast fact dubai
  • flag
  • capital
  • Abu Dhabi
  • dialing code
  • +971
  • currency
  • UAE Dirham
  • key cities
  • Dubai Sharjah
    Raslkhaimh Fujairah
    Ali Ain
  • electricity
  • 220 V
  • drive
  • visa on arrival
  • NO
  • world heritage sites
  • 01 (Al ain)