You will be picked up in an air-conditioned coach from your hotel in Abu Dhabi and taken on a tour of the cosmopolitan hub of Dubai. A guide (English or German speaking) will accompany you on this tour. Dubai is situated about 170 kilometres from Abu Dhabi. With its unique confluence of history and modern living enmeshed to create new heights of opulence, Dubai has emerged as a global tourist destination.
On this tour of Dubai city we go through the spice market, fruit and vegetable market then you visit:
• The famous Gold Souk, where there are thousands of varieties of gold jewellery on display, creating a festive atmosphere.
• The Bastikia area , where you’ll find the highest concentration of traditional old wind-tower houses in Dubai. Built in the early 20th century, wind-towers were traditionally constructed to funnel cool air down into houses.
• The old Fahidi Fort, which was built around 1787 AD and is today known as the Dubai History Museum. Its colourful, life-size models vividly depict everyday life in the days before the discovery of oil. One of the more spectacular exhibits is of pearl diving, including sets of pearl merchants’ tools. Also on display are artefacts from several excavations in the emirates, recovered from graves that date back to the 3rd millennium BC.
Stop for a photo shoot at the stunning Jumeirah mosque, an architectural landmark in Dubai. It is one of the few mosques that allow non-Muslims an entry.
After exploring the highlights of Dubai city, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Abu Dhabi.