Tour designed for VIP friends or family from 2 to 8 pax. Offer in 3 stars hotels with full board, attractions included & private guide - driver
What are Private Groups? Private groups are designed by Gray line for the Epicurean traveler that wants to have the comfort & luxury of a private driver - guide. Tours are offered in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese,Russian, Japanese & Korean in a full board formula.
DAY 1: DUBAI (ARRIVAL)
Arrival at Dubai airport. Meet & Greet by our representative. Transfer to your hotel by air conditioned vehicle. Check in & Overnight in Dubai.
DAY 2: DUBAI
Breakfast at your hotel. Departure for a half day guided tour. You will have the opportunity to discover the spectacular and lively metropolis of Dubai. The city, developed from a small fishing village at the Dubai Creek, nowadays presents itself as a glamorous metropolis at the Arabian Gulf. The distinctive skyscrapers and gigantic shopping-malls will impress every visitor. We start with Bastakyia, the old town district of Dubai. Learn everything about the local history and geography of the city when visiting the Dubai museum, located in the ancient fortress of Al-Fahidi. Another highlight will follow: you will use the local water taxis, called “Abras”, to cross the Dubai Creek. Enjoy the spectacular view of the city while heading towards the district of Deira. Here you will be enchanted by the large variety of exotic spices in the famous Spice Souk. Take the chance to get a unique and affordable souvenir when you visit the adjacent Gold Souk. We then proceed to Jumeirah area, where we will have a photo stop of the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque of Jumeirah. Built in the medieval Fatimid tradition, this stone structure is a tribute to modern Islamic architecture. After that, photo stop of Burj Al Arab hotel and continue to Atlantis hotel located at crescent of Palm Jumeirah. We will experiment the Monorail which is a good vantage point to see the Palm Jumeirah. After that trip by train we will join back our bus. We will pass by the new area of DUBAI Marina and Jumairah. It is lunch time, lunch will be a buffet style experience that we will enjoy before we continue our visit of DUBAI . Today Dubai is so wide that it is impossible to cover in one day for a wise tourist. In the afternoon, transfer to the famous “Mall of the Emirates”, its biggest claim to fame is the Middle East's first indoor ski slope, Ski Dubai. With its indoor ski area, one of the largest in the world, the Mall of the Emirates seeks to differentiate itself from the dozen or so other newly completed malls in Dubai and the surrounding Emirates. Free time for shopping. Visit a Craft Center in Dubai we before return to the hotel. In the evening enjoy a dhow cruise dinner at Dubai Creek. Overnight in Dubai.
Optional (on request): Lunch in Atlantis (applicable only , if full group booked)
DAY 3: DUBAI
Breakfast at your hotel. This morning we will start our day with the visit of an Emirati FALCON center (visit can be altered depending on opening times ) to learn how those species are important in this country. Then we continue for a half day shopping tour at “Dubai Mall”. On the way, pass by the reion of Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower and the centerpiece of the Gulf region's most prestigious urban development to date. Burj Dubai will radiate out in a series of ellipses from the sky breaking tower encompassing residential, commercial, hotel, entertainment and the world's largest shopping mall “Dubai Mall”. Free time for shopping. With more than 1,200 stores and a host of world-class attractions; the Middle East region’s first Galeries Lafayette department store, France’s leading fashion house and one of the top 100 global retailers. The Dubai Mall is revolutionizing the modern shopping experience. With an impressive array of leisure pursuits, this is the ultimate, cutting-edge shopping experience. A range of adventure sports vies for attention alongside the romance of ice-skating. The Dubai Mall is a place where a 21st century gold souk is set off against a world class aquarium. Step inside The Dubai Mall and experience a place like no other. A climb to Burj Khalifa will be proposed to all our guests (optional –to pre book in advance for the full group ), before enjoying lunch in DUBAI MALL. In the afternoon, free time at leisure or shopping. In the evening, you will return to your hotel. Dinner & Overnight in Dubai.
DAY 4: DUBAI – ABU DHABI - DUBAI
Breakfast at your hotel. Departure for a full day private guided tour to Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. This comprehensive tour is the ideal introduction to the UAE capital and the island on which it stands. The name Abu Dhabi means: “Father of the Gazelle”. Our first stop will be at Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque, one of the largest Mosques in the world; able to accommodate more than 30,000 worshipers. The beautiful Mosque is completely clad in marble and also features intricate Islamic decoration and carvings as well as extensive landscaping works. We will continue our tour towards Abu Dhabi downtown. We will also visit the Al Hosn fort, the ancestral home of the Al Nahyan and the symbolic heart of Abu Dhabi We will proceed to the Heritage Village, which houses a small museum and depicts the traditional daily activities of the Arab community prior to the discovery of oil. Lunch will be served in a buffet style restaurant. In the afternoon, we will drive along the spectacular Corniche, past gleaming white mosques, glass-clad offices and elegant high-rise apartments to the tip of the breakwater for a superb view of the city’s magnificent skyline. The remaining part of the afternoon will be devoted to drive through the famous giant Saadiyat Island project where Louvre museum is built to complete the image of ABU DHABI as a cultural city. The tour will continue towards to Louvre Museum, the Louvre Abu Dhabi is an art and civilization museum, located on the Cultural District. After the visit , we will transfer to famous Yas Island which houses the FORMULA 1 YAS circuit , the WARNER bros park & the first attraction park of Ferrari in the world. An impressive attraction park, the largest covered air-conditioned park in the world with a huge RED FERRARI sign as landmark. Visit a Craft Centre in Abu Dhabi before return to Dubai. In the evening, dinner will be served in Hotel. Overnight in Dubai.
Optional (on request): Dinner supplement at Burj Al Arab, the world's only "7-star" property.
DAY 5: DUBAI – SHARJAH - DUBAI
After the breakfast, proceed for a half day Sharjah tour. This tour will take you to Sharjah, the cultural capital or known as the ‘Pearl of the Gulf”. You will pass by the King Faisal Mosque, one of the largest mosque in the Emirates. Then we pass by the renovated Fort of Sharjah, former residence of the ruling family. Then continue to the Sharjah Heritage Museum which conserves and displays the rich traditional customs and culture of Sharjah as a source of pride and inspiration to Emiratis and to visitors to the UAE. Begin a journey of discovery through Sharjah's rich and diverse heritage and explore traditions that have endured the test of time. You will see handcrafted works of art and objects that date back to a time when local people relied solely on fishing and pearling. Trace the development of education, currency and the early postal system. Discover the traditional skills and crafts relating to jewelry, costumes, herbal medicines, music and folklore. After the visit, its now time to explore the colorful Souk Al Arsa,set up in a traditional way. You will also have an opportunity to see how the traditional Omani Halwa (sweet) is made in one of the shop in Souk Al Arsa. Before returning to your hotel, you have time for a quick stroll at the Blue Souk – a treasure trove of carpets, Jewelry and handicrafts. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. We propose you to experiment the local Mandi which is a traditional dish originated from Hadhramaut, Yemen consisting mainly of meat and rice with a special blend of Baharat/spices. It is cooked in a pit underground. It's extremely popular and prevalent in this area. In the afternoon, you will join a desert safari. You will try our comfortable 4x4 vehicles with A/C to pass the endless and spectacular sandy desert. In the evening you will reach a traditional Bedouin desert camp. Where you will be having a BBQ-dinner in the sunset on the rhythm of traditional Arabic music, an unforgettable experience. In the late evening, you will return to your hotel. Overnight in Dubai.
DAY 6: DUBAI (DEPARTURE)
Breakfast at your hotel. Check out at 12h00 (noon). Depending on your departure time, you will be transferred to Dubai airport. (2 hour’s drive time)
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