Private Tour available
**The Sheikh Mohamed Center for Cultual Understanding is closed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. If your visit to Dubai falls on one of these days, a substitute visit will be arranged.
DAY 1 – ABU DHABI
Upon arrival in Abu Dhabi, you will be met by a Ya’lla Tours representative and transferred to your hotel for overnight.
DAY 2 – ABU DHABI
Our first stop today is the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital for some insight into the tradition of falconry. Visit the examination room to observe falcons having routine procedures, like pedicures and feather repair. In the aviary, where the birds fly freely, you'll have a chance to interact with them. Then head to Saadiyat Island and the new Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum. In 2007, France and Abu Dhabi came together to open the Louvre of Abu Dhabi to represent the dynamic nature of the contemporary Arab world.
The museum is designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel, inspired by Abu Dhabi’s location between land and sea, as well as its traditional Arab architecture. Your ticket will allow you to visit the galleries, the exhibitions, the children museums and the public spaces under the dome.
After free time for lunch, enjoy the views from the observation floor of Etihad Towers, an architectural icon of Abu Dhabi.
Finally, visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest and most beautiful mosques in the world and an architectural treasure of contemporary UAE society. Return to your hotel for overnight.
DAY 3 – QASR AL SARAB
You will be transferred from your hotel in Abu Dhabi to the Qasr Al Sarab Resort.
The balance of the day is at your leisure.
DAY 4 – QASR AL SARAB
Day at leisure.
DAY 5 – DUBAI
You will be transferred from Qasr Al Sarab to Dubai for hotel check-in and overnight.
The afternoon is at your leisure.
DAY 6 – DUBAI
Learn about Emirati culture with a traditional breakfast at Shiekh Mohamed Center for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU)**, a non-profit organization formed by Shiekh Mohamed Bin Rashid, housed in a typical wind-tower house in the heart of the old Bastakia area. An Emirati guide will accompany you for an open discussion about the local traditions and religion.
DAY 6 – DUBAI (continued)
After breakfast, take a walking tour in Bastakia - visit the Dubai Museum in Al Fahidi Fort and then cross the creek by Abras (water Taxi ) to the spice souk. Continue walking to Al Ahmadiya School, established in 1912 as the first school in Dubai. Then stop at the gold souk, where you’ll have a chance to practice your bargaining skills.
Next, we’ll drive to the world’s tallest tower Burj Khalifah. Take the At The Top tour, a multi-media presentation on the history of Dubai as well as the story of this incredible building. Begin in the reception area and end on the observation deck on the 124th floor. Continue to the world’s most prestigious hotel, Burj Al Arab, for a photo stop. Then drive on the beach road past Madinat Jumeirah Resort to Jumeirah Palm Island, the man-made island built in the shape of a palm tree and home to residential buildings, villas and luxury resorts. Our last stop will be in downtown Dubai to see the world's largest musical fountain.
Overnight at your hotel in Dubai.
DAY 7 – ABU DHABI
Drive to Al Ain, the Garden City of the UAE and one of its oldest settlements. A green city with an incredible number of public parks, it is also the birthplace of H.H. Shiekh Zayed, the former president of the UAE. Visit Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, the residence of Sheikh Zayed and his family 1937-1966. Then visit Al Ain National Museum, which houses ancient artifacts discovered in and around the city, ancient Arabic manuscripts and royal treasures. Stop at the traditional camel market, a great chance to have a close-up look at these “ships of the desert.”
The last stop on our tour today is the Hili Archaeological Garden, a combination public garden and excavation site of a Bronze Age settlement, with some discoveries over 4,000 years old. Continue back to Abu Dhabi for overnight.
DAY 8 – Departure
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.
HOTELS DURING TOUR
CAIRO 5 STAR
LUXOR 5 STAR
NILE CRUISE 5 STAR
CAIRO (AIRPORT) 5 STAR
* Domestic flights in Egypt: Cairo - Luxor / Aswan - Cairo.
* Flight and tour to Abu Simbel. (Tickets received in Egypt).
* 4 nights accommodations with daily breakfast in Cairo or Giza.
* 4-night Nile cruise with all meals onboard ship and tours included.
* 1-night accommodation in Luxor with breakfast.
* All transfers to/from airports and ports.
* 2 days of touring in a private air-conditioned van with a licensed, English-speaking
Egyptologist guide, with lunch.
* Farewell dinner.
* All entrance fees as per itinerary.
* Service fees and local taxes.
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
* Travel Insurance, highly recommended.
* Airfare except as specified.
* Visa to Egypt.
* Departure taxes.
* Meals except where indicated.
* Drinks of any kind.
* Personal expenses.
* Tipping to driver, restaurants, Nile cruise, transfermen and tour guides.
* Tip to bellman ($1 per piece of luggage handled in every hotel).
The Nile cruise serves as a floating hotel and to transport you while enjoying sightseeing along the Nile.
Due to weather and traffic on the Nile; the Nile cruise may change your sightseeing sequence.
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