VISITING: THE PALM ISLAND, JUMEIRAH, DUBAI MALL, DEIRA, THE CREEK, GOLD & SPICE SOUK, DEIRA CITY CENTRE MALL, DUBAI DESERT, ABU DHABI, THE WALK AT JBR, MALL OF THE EMIRATES, WILD WADI, DUBAI FRAME
DAY 1 – MALTA – DUBAI
Meet the tour manager at Malta International Airport for flight to Dubai.
DAY 2 – ARCHITECTURAL TOUR OF MODERN DUBAI - SHOPPING AT THE DUBAI MALL
Arrival in Dubai and transfer to the 4* Aloft City Centre Deira Mall. In the morning after breakfast we start the tour by exploring the most modern structures of Dubai, Atlantis The Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (outside view), Burj Khalifa (outside view only), Emirates towers, Twin towers, and Sky Scrapers on the Sheikh Zayed road. The afternoon will be spent at the famous Dubai Downtown, whereby one can see the world’s largest dancing fountains; the world largest shopping mall and also Burj Khalifa - the world’s tallest building. These exquisite grounds include a promenade along the Dubai lake, plenty of restaurants to dine both indoor and outdoor, prow lookout, leisure forest grove, playing area, water features and much more.
DAY 3 – TRADITIONAL & HISTORIC TOUR OF DUBAI - SHOPPING AT DEIRA CITY CENTRE MALL
The traditional and historic tour provides you with a glimpse of a harmonious co-existence of different religions and cultures from all over the world, a great example of the tolerance and understanding of the Arabian culture. During the tour you will pass by the famous Mosque in Jumeirah and proceed through Jumeirah Beach Road so as to have a bird’s eye view of beautifully laid residential buildings. En route, we will see the camel race track. The tour then winds its way onto the historic and romantic Dubai Creek. Dubai Museum offers a fascinating insight of the city in the pre-oil days. For all the gold lovers, the tour today will take us to the million-dollar glitter of the largest Gold Souk in the world. Adjacent to the Gold Souk we will also visit the Spice Souk ideal for all those who are after alternative shopping. There are also100’s of shops, such as electronics, gadgets and clothes to name a few. In the afternoon we go to Deira City Centre Shopping Mall ‘where you love to shop’. With over 370 stores, Deira City Centre Mall is the ultimate destination for serious shoppers. The wide array of mid-market popular fashion shops, an extensive selection of electronics stores, dedicated Jewellery Court and Textile Court, plus the hypermarket, Carrefour, will all leave you spoilt for choice!
DAY 4 – DUBAI FRAME - 4 X 4 DESERT SAFARI
In the morning we head to Dubai Frame. Offering one of the city’s best views, the Dubai Frame has welcomed one million visitors since it opened in January 2018, according to state media. Situated in Zabeel Park with views of skyscrapers lining the Sheikh Zayed Road, the gardens also host a number of events. In the afternoon we will experience the spectacular Dubai desert. Driving through in a 4WD vehicle is simply exciting and adventurous followed by the majestic sand dunes experience on a roller coaster drive for the brave hearts. Another interesting factor is getting to know about the Bedouin settlements and also the camel breeding farms. Upon arrival at the camp we will be greeted with a traditional Arabic welcome followed by witnessing the beautiful desert sunset from the peak of the dunes. An Arabic coffee, tea or cold drinks are offered to us before we settle down in the camp. Camel rides and sand skiing are also available up till the time we are served a sumptuous BBQ dinner ending up the night with traditional Arabic “Belly Dancing” in the center stage. An ambiance of “One Thousand & One Arabian Nights” turns in to a reality.
DAY 5 – THE CAPITAL OF THE UAE, ABU DHABI – THE WALK AT JBR
This full day tour today takes you to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, which is situated about 170 km southwest of Dubai. Many of the city’s striking examples of modern architectures show fascinating interpretations of Islamic themes captured in today’s materials. We learn everything there is to know regarding their oil industry – the so called “black gold” – and how it has transformed Abu Dhabi into the wealthy city of today. A reminder of the historical past is the renovated Al Husn Palace – now home of the Centre of Documentation and Research. A drive along the beautiful Corniche gives a magnificent view of the city, followed by a visit to the Heritage Village. A splendid buffet lunch is also included. The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence is a 1.7-kilometre strip and covers a wide range of services and venues, from a number of world-renowned brands strewn across the stretch, to many franchised and local venues, including restaurants, clothing stores, boutiques, department stores, cafes and gyms, among many others, located over two levels Ground and Plaza. You will find a wide variety of restaurants along the Walk, ranging from big international chains like Starbucks to local restaurants, bars and coffee shops. The Walk is a good place for shopping and here you will find stalls selling exclusive local handicrafts, bags and jewellery. The bigger branded shops are away from The Walk and can be reached by the stairs.
DAY 6 – WILD WADI WATER PARK - DINNER AT AL DAWWAR REVOLVING RESTAURANT
It’s wet! It’s wild! It’s Wild Wadi the wildest water park ever! It’s 12 acres of pure fun with 23 adrenaline-pumping rides that leave you gasping for more. Situated between the Burj Al Arab and The Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Wild Wadi is a fantastic waterpark that should never be missed. From one adrenalin rush after another, try the 80km/h downhill hurtle on the 33m high Jumeirah Sceirah, the 1.5m high waves at Breakwaters Bay, the 170m white- knuckle ride at Rush down Ravine, or any of the 14 awesome interconnected rides. For the not so brave and the laid back, Wild Wadi offers hours of relaxation. It’s the perfect place to unwind, sit back and have a great time. In the evening special dinner at Al Dawwar (optional), Dubai`s only revolving restaurant, which is located on the 25th floor of Hyatt Regency Dubai. It features spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf, the Creek and the city of Dubai.
DAY 7 – MALL OF THE EMIRATES - DHOW DINNER CRUISE
Today we spend our morning at the Mall of the Emirates which is home to over 450 retailers and also features a complete range of entertainment options including Ski Dubai, the first indoor ski destination in the Middle East, a two-level Magic Planet, the largest indoor family entertainment centre in the country, a 14 screen Cinestar Cinemas and the Dubai Community Arts and theatre with a 500 seat theatre and art gallery. It also has over 70 restaurants and coffee shops with everything from fast food to themed restaurants and exclusive dining alternatives.
In the evening we have organized a dinner cruise. Dining on a luxurious cruise under the night sky can be a memorable experience and if it’s along the Dubai Marina, it can be truly magical. What can enhance this experience further is the option of going on a Dhow Dinner Cruise. You can enjoy a sumptuous meal of continental or international dishes under the night sky as you cruise through the canal.
DAY 8 – DUBAI – MALTA
Transfer to Dubai Airport for flight to Malta.