Explore on your own and drive across different cities of UAE and experience its hidden gems. Overnight stays arranged at premium hotels
Grayline Fly & Drive Tours are the most adventurous way of exploring countries and cross border drives. These packages are carefully curated to offer the maximum experience with minimum pricing. The packages are complimented with some great choice of hotels and choose from a wide variety of vehicle options to suit your demand. The vehicles are loaded with latest technology and comes with a full insurance and accident cover. Enjoy the driving experience in this part of world which boasts about world class roads and other infrastructural facilities, and not to forget the beautiful landscapes.
Your detailed program will be as below
DAY 1: DUBAI - ARRIVAL
Meet & Greet at the Dubai International Airport by the Gray Line staff. Arrival transfer by private vehicle to your hotel.
Overnight stay in Dubai.
DAY 2: DUBAI - ABU DHABI (120km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Delivery of your car and briefing by Grayline staff. Depart for Abu Dhabi, the largest and the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. The name Abu Dhabi means: “Father of the Gazelle”. Stop 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. Continue the tour towards Abu Dhabi downtown. Pass through the old city or what we consider OLD today and pass by the oldest building in town, the palace of Al-Husn. 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 can be taken in a local restaurant in Heritage village. In the afternoon, you can 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 the LOUVRE museum and GUGGENHEIM museums are built to complete the image of ABU DHABI as a cultural city. Continue towards the famous Yas Island which houses the FORMULA 1 YAS circuit & 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.
Overnight stay in Abu Dhabi.
DAY 3: ABU DHABI - AL AIN (150 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Next destination is Al Ain - the oasis city. Located on the Hajjar Mountains. Al Ain is one of the oldest cities in the UAE, rich in traditions. For thousands of years the oasis of Al Ain has been an important caravan stop on the ancient trade routes across Arabia. You will visit the camel market, the largest in the UAE. Visit of Al Ain Palace, it is one the most important cultural places in Al Ain city. It is a direct testimony to the period of rule of the late Sheik Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan in Al Ain and his original place of residence there. The Palace is also the birthplace of HH Sheikh Mohamad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Visit of the Jahili fort, one of the largest castles in Al Ain and best-in-class example of the Islamic military architecture locally. After Lunch (own arrangement), proceed to visit the National Museum of Al Ain, where you will learn everything about the history of this region. In the afternoon, step back in time at the Hilli Gardens, famous for the archaeological excavations from the third millennium B.C. Transfer to the hotel and check in.
Overnight stay in Al Ain.
DAY 4: AL AIN – EAST COAST - FUJAIRAH area (300 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. You will head off through picturesque landscapes with sandy deserts and mountains, the East coast of the Emirates, located on the Gulf of Oman. Drive through the small oasis towns of Dhaid and Masafi, situated in an agricultural region where fruits and vegetables are cultivated. Stop at the local “Friday Market” followed by a quick city tour of Fujairah with a stop at the Bidiya Mosque, the smallest and oldest mosque in UAE. Head towards the Dibba / Fujairah area to your hotel .You just have reached the warm coasts of the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of OMAN. Check in.
Overnight stay in FUJAIRAH / Dibba area.
DAY 5: FUJAIRAH (DIBBA) – OPTIONAL Musandam Cruise (Oman) - FUJAIRAH (DIBBA)
Breakfast at your hotel. Today, you can do a cruise in the waters of gulf of Oman. Musandam is a spot where the waters of “gulf of Oman” are the gateway to the natural sea treasures. The Musandam Peninsula is the northern-most part of Oman, it has one of the most rugged, isolated and beautiful coastlines in the world, the towering Hajar Mountains rise directly out of the sea creating spectacular fjords-like scenery , providing an awe-inspiring backdrop for the caves, bays and pebble beach’s along the coast. The sheltered bays also offer a safe environment for snorkelers and non- divers to explore. Marine life of the gulf of Oman is rich in diversity with fish, corals, turtles and invertebrates. A dhow trip in the fjords of Musandam offers an insight into this fantastic landscape, guarantees an ambience of peace and tranquillity. There is also a possibility of seeing Dolphins along the cruise. Lunch on board. The traditional type of dhows are equipped with comfortable seats, cushions and carpets, Enjoy sea safaris, snorkelling, swimming, playing and more.(Note : Please carry your passport along with you, as it is required for Police Check).
Back at the end of the day to relax at your hotel.
Overnight in Fujairah/Dibba.
DAY 6: FUJAIRAH – SHARJAH - DUBAI (350 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Proceed to Sharjah well known as the “cultural capital of the Emirates”. You will visit the Sharjah's Museum of Islamic Civilization, the first of its kind in the UAE. Opened in 1987 as the Souq al- Majarrah and quickly became a popular landmark. Its most outstanding feature is its majestic, gilt central dome, decorated on the inside with an intricate mosaic depicting the night sky and the signs of the zodiac. Stop at the famous Souk Al Arsa, the oldest souk in the UAE. One of today’s highlights is the exciting Blue Souk, where more than 600 local traders offer their goods. Drive along the spectacular Corniche then drive to Dubai. Upon arrival Dubai, you can visit Dubai Mall, the famous shopping centre in Dubai. At around 1700 hrs, proceed to your hotel & Check in. Overnight stay in Dubai .
DAY 7: DUBAI
Breakfast at your hotel. Departure to discover the spectacular and lively metropolis of Dubai. Dubai, 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. On your way you photo stop of the awe- inspiring Grand Mosque of Jumeirah. Photo stop of Burj Al Arab hotel. Photo stop of the Atlantis hotel located at crescent of Palm Jumeirah. Pass by the new residential area of Jumeirah Beach. Pass by the region of DUBAI Mall and Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower and the centerpiece of the Gulf region's most prestigious urban development to date. Burj Khalifa 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. Then you will continue to 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. In the afternoon we propose an OPTIONAL Desert Safari, after settling down in the 4WD vehicles, the jeeps will speed through the desert of the golden sand dunes. The dune bashing or desert driving continues with the thrill of going up and down the dunes provoking many shrieks and laughter full of excitement. The final leg of this program takes us to the main camp site. This will definitely be the highlight of the trip. After witnessing a memorable sight – the true Arabian sunset with its glory and magic.
DAY 8: DUBAI (DEPARTURE)
Breakfast at your hotel. Check out at 12h00 noon. Handover your vehicle to our Staff at a prefixed timing.
Private transfer to the airport on time your flight.
Your Hotels accommodation planned for this trip will be:
Dubai: Al Khoory Executive 3* or similar
Perfectly capturing Dubai’s grace and enduring allure with its ambience of warmth and coziness in a contemporary setting, the hotel is located in the buzzling vicinities of Al Wasl in Al Satwa area
Fujairah/Dibba: Golden Tulip 3* or similar
Nestled on a pristine sandy beach, in the foothills of the rugged Hajar mountain ranges, it immerses guests to this legendary hideaway for its blend of natural beauty, romantic heritage and contemporary luxury.
Al Ain: Ayla Hotel 4* or similar
Indulge in the comfort offered by sophisticated, contemporary design and modern conveniences, while the complimentary Wi-Fi ensures you are always connected with your friends and associates. Guests at Ayla Bawadi Hotel are assured of space, tranquility and privacy in each of the 90 rooms and suites.
Abu Dhabi: Ibis Gate 3* or similar
Standing 20 floors tall overlooking the Creek, this 3-star hotel is conveniently located in the quiet area of Al Maqtaa. The hotel is 15 minutes from downtown and close to all major business hubs and key leisure attraction of Abu Dhabi.
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