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Dubai-Abu Dhabi- Sir Bani Yas-Muscat-Khor Alfakkan- Dubai

Day 1: Arrival

You will be met and greeted by our representative and then be transferred to your ship in Dubai within modern and air conditioned vehicle.

Day 2:Abu Dhabi City tour

Meet your tour guide by cruise exit door to start your trip to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, which is situated about 170 kilometers south-west of Dubai.

The first landmark on the tour you will already reach before entering the city center of Abu Dhabi the Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque. This place of worship is also Abu Dhabi’s main tourist attraction and the impressive white complex and minarets can already be seen from far away. Before entering the mosque ladies will be asked to dress up in the local dress, which will be provided at the entrance. Once inside the mosque you can admire the amazing marble art work as well as the largest woven carpet of the world.
Then you will proceed to the city center. Many of the city’s striking examples of modern architecture show fascinating interpretations of Islamic themes captured in today’s materials.  A reminder of the historical past is the renovated AL HUSN PALACE – now home of the Centre for Documentation and Research. A drive along the beautiful Corniche gives a magnificent view of the city. At the end of that road you will pass the Emirates Palace Hotel, which is an outstanding 5* deluxe property and favorite place for royal weddings and celebrities.
Finally you will enjoy a short and quick visit to the Marina Mall before returning to your ship.
By the end of the day you will drive back and be dropped off by your cruise

Remark: Any other tour from Abu Dhabi can be substituted with extra coast depend on trip and Participants Optional: Ferrari World with Abu Dhabi tour 120 USD per person minimum 4 Persons required

Day 3: Sir Bani Yas

Free day at leisure

Day 4:

At sea

Day 5: Muscat City tour (Mystical Muscat )

The tour starts with a visit of the Grand Mosque, standing in stately grandeur. A visit to this beautiful piece of architecture is a must for all tourist (open daily for visitors, between 0800–1100 Hrs, except Fridays/holidays) Dress code – Women should wear attire covering their arms and legs and should cover their head with scarf. Men should wear normal shirt and trousers), From here move on to the Fish and vegetable markets in Muttrah. Feel free to mingle with the crowd. Visit the Muttrah Souq where you will find a mix of old and new. Sights, sounds and fragrances are in abundance. You then proceed past the Corniche and to the capital area before you take a photo stop at the Sultan’s Palace flanked by the 16th Century Portuguese forts of Jalali and Mirani. You visit Bait Al Zubair Museum for a fine display of Omani culture and history. End of Tour.

Remark: Any other tour from Muscat can be substituted with extra coast depend on trip and Participants

Day 6: Khor al Fakkan / East coast Excursion

Meet your tour guide,then to start your tour with a visit to the Friday Market situated on the main road to the town of Fujairah, where you will find traditional items including potteries and carpets. Our next stop will be the Bithna Fort, which has been built for protection long time ago.
Our trip will continue to Fujairah Heritage Village, which portrays the traditional life of the people of the Emirates. Exhibits include traditional houses, cooking utensils, farming tools and other items as well as the Al Yazrah system used for irrigating fields.
After a visit to the Ain Al Madhab Gardens, Afterwards we head off to the scenic fishing village of Dibba. Along the way, we will stop at the Badiya Mosque, UAE’s oldest place of worship. It is also known as the ‘Ottoman Mosque”, which shows an unique design with four small domes held up by a massive central pillar. Climb the hill to see the two small watchtowers and view the small farms scattered around in a beautiful mountainous scenery.
Now we will either head back to Dubai on the direct road or we will take the longer route through the impressive high mountains and coming back over the northern emirates.
By the end of the day you will drive back to your cruise.

 

Day 7:Dubai City tour  

Tour starts when your guide driver meets you up by the cruise exit door then you move to visit one of the modern Dubai highlights which is Jumeirah mosque (from outside) in which you can discover and learn about Islamic marvelous architecture style and rich decorations of Islam spirit, after the end of visit you continue along the Jumeirah beach road,

This is the most luxurious urban area in Dubai. We pass in front of the Mercato

Themed shopping mall and stop for photographs at the famous Burj Al Arab (Arab Tower) Hotel one of the fanciest hotels on the planet.

After that you will head along the skyscraper area of Sheikh Zayed Road, also referred to as little Manhattan, where we pass by the Emirates Towers and Dubai World Trade Center two of the most famous landmarks of modern Dubai.

Then we drive along the Zabeel road, passing by the palace of Dubai ruler and builder Shiekh Muhammad Palace and also Sheikh Rashid Palace. Then to pass the Dubai creek to have a photo stop there. And also we pass by the Al Bastakiya’s old-wind tower houses, which were built by the wealthy merchants of the past.

The next stop takes us to Dubai Museum which is built on ruins of famous fort of Fahidi fort.

Museum is the 200 year-old restored Palace of Sheikh Saeed,

Then tour continues to the Abra station, where we will take an Abra (water ferry) to cross to the opposite side of the creek, to have quick shopping tour in Dubai souks and bazaars.
By the end of tour you will be back to your cruise.

Remark: Any other tour from Dubai can be substituted with extra coast depend on trip and Participants

Optional: Afternoon Dune bashing safari (55 $ per person)

Marine dinner cruise based on open Buffer (60 $ per person )

Day 8:

You will be met and greeted by our representative and then be transferred to Dubai Airport or hotel within modern and air conditioned vehicle.

Rates:

1 Person 2 Persons 3 Persons 4 Persons 5 Persons 6 Persons
900 USD 500 USD 375 USD 310 USD 275 USD 250 USD

Rate includes:

  • Met and assist from Dubai Airport to your ship upon arrival and departure.
  • Abu Dhabi City tour.
  • Muscat City tour.
  • East coast tour
  • Dubai City tour.
  • All above based on private base for more relaxation.

 

Rate excludes:

  • Any optional trip mentioned (extra cost) .
  • Entry Visa.
  • Flight tickets from and to Dubai.

 

 

 

 

 

Dubai.