QATAR – DOHA – DHOW PORT – MUSEUM OF ISLAMIC ART – IMAM ABDUL WAHHAB – SOUQ WAQIF -PEARL QATAR – KATARA CULTURAL VILLAGE – OLD DUBAI – GOLD AND SPICE SOUQ – DUBAI CANAL – BASTAKIYA – AL SEEF – DESERT SAFARI – NEW DUBAI – SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD- PALM JUMEIRAH – WEST PALM BEACH – DUBAI MARINA – BURJ AL ARAB – BURJ KALIFA – MONORAIL – THE VIEW AT THE PALM – THE SKY ADDRESS – ABU DHABI – CORNICHE – EMIRATES PALACE – GALERIA LOUVRE ABU DHABI – QASR AL WATAN PRESIDENTAL PALACE – QASR AL HOSN FORTRESS – SHEIKH ZAYED GRAND MOSQUE – HAJAR MOUNTAINS – OMAN – MUSCAT – NIZWA – BAHLA CASTLE
Culture and history
FLIGHT TO DUBAI
Meeting of the group at the airport in Chicago. Flight to Dubai.
Arrival in Dubai. Accommodation in a 4* hotel. Dinner.
EMIRATES – NEW DUBAI
Today we invite you to a full-day tour of New Dubai, where the tallest buildings in the world are located.
We will begin with a journey through Sheikh Zayed Road, the main artery of the metropolis, and then we will go to Palm Jumeirah, a palm-shaped island visible from space, created on the shore of the Persian Gulf. We will invite you to take few photos at West Palm Beach with an amazing view of the panorama of the Dubai Marina. We will explore Madinat Jumeirah where we will capture more photos, this time at the Burj Al Arab, the 5-star “Sail” hotel. Then it will be time for lunch at a local restaurant.
The next point will be the observation deck of the world’s tallest building, Burj Kalifa, located on the 124th/125th floor. We will also see the Monorail, the world’s longest maintenance-free electric railway. Other attractions include: The View at the Palm observation deck, observation deck and glass slide at The Sky Address, and after sunset a show of dancing fountains under the Burj Khalifa. Transfer to the hotel, free time, dinner, and an overnight stay.
EMIRATES – ABU DHABI
Today we invite you for a full-day trip to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates with a Polish-speaking guide.
The city is located on an island in the Persian Gulf, and the landscape is dominated by modern skyscrapers. We will begin with a walk along the main promenade of the city – the Corniche. Then we will stop for photos at the luxurious Emirates Palace Hotel and the building of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Gallery. We will visit Qasr Al Watan – the Presidential Palace, we will stop in front of the Qasr Al Hosn Fortress, and then we will see the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque bathed in the glow of the setting sun.
Transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay.
QUATAR – DOHA
After breakfast, a flight from Dubai to Doha – the capital and largest city of Qatar located on the eastern coast of the Qatar Peninsula, in the Persian Gulf.
We will visit the traditional Port Dhow located between the government building Seif Palace and the fish market, where we will see moored wooden boats – their number is huge, usually between 250 – 300.
Then we will go to the Museum of Islamic Art located at the end of the seven-kilometer promenade on the island near Dhow Port. We will stop at the largest mosque in Qatar, Imam Abdul Wahhab, also known as the Grand Mosque of Qatar. The mosque was opened in 2011 and the building is an example of traditional Islamic architecture.
Next we will go to the Souq Waqif market, where you can buy traditional clothing, spices, handicrafts and souvenirs. It is also home to Shiha restaurants and lounges. We will also stop at Pearl Qatar, an artificial island with an area of almost four square kilometers. It was the first piece of land in Qatar to be made available to non-Qatari investors. About 30,000 people live on the island.
Finally, we will head to the waterfront district called Katara Cultural Village, where there is an amphitheater, museum, meeting rooms, restaurants, shops and the beach.
Transfer to the airport and flight from Doha to Dubai. Return to the hotel late in the evening.
EMIRATES - OLD DUBAI - DESERT SAFARI
In the morning we will go on a sightseeing tour of Old Dubai with a Polish-speaking guide.
We will see the world’s largest gold market, the Gold & Spice Souq, and we will cross the Dubai Canal in a traditional boat called “Abra”. We will go for a walk in the oldest district of the city “Bastakiya” where we will visit the lively seaside promenade of Al Seef. After the tour, you will have the opportunity to have lunch at a local restaurant with Middle Eastern cuisine.
In the afternoon, however, we offer a 4×4 safari located just an hour from Dubai with dinner in a Bedouin camp in the desert, also accompanied by a Polish-speaking guide. During dinner, we will enjoy shows and performances by local artists, including belly dance, fire dance and tanoura dance.
In addition, there will be a possibility to rent a Buggy RZR for self-driving in the dunes (approx. $220/2person/hour). Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
EMIRATES – SHARJAH – AJMAN – DIBBA
Check-out from the hotel and departure from Dubai, drive through Sharjah Emirates and Ajman. We will stop for photos at the Blue Souq, from where there is a beautiful view of the skyline of Sharjah. Then we will visit the Museum of Islamic Civilization and the Ajman Museum. Finally, drive to the city of Dibba on the border of the Emirates with Oman. Overnight stay at a hotel by the Indian Ocean.
OMAN – MUSKAT
Drive through the Hajar Mountains to the Emirati-Omani border.
Stopover in the town of Sohar, which, as legends says, is associated to Sinbad the Sailor. Arrival in Muscat – the port capital of Oman lying on the Gulf of Oman surrounded by mountains and the desert. Time for dinner and rest. Overnight stay at the hotel in Muscat.
OMAN – MUSKAT
We will start the day with a drive to the vicinity of the Royal Opera House in Muscat – one of the most technologically advanced theaters in the world. We will go along the main city promenade – Corniche. We will visit Muttrah – one of the most beautiful districts of the city and the local market. We will go to the famous Bait Al-Zubair Museum of Islamic Heritage and stop at the Sultan Qasr Al-Alam Palace. Drive through the beautiful districts of Muscat to the Great Mosque of Sultan Qabus – one of the most stunning buildings of Islamic architecture. Overnight stay at the hotel in Muscat.
Check-out from the hotel. On the way back to Dubai, a visit to the city of Nizwa – the former capital of Oman. We will take you to the local bazaar, where there will be free time to do some shopping. We will stop for photos at the impressive size of Bahla Castle and Jabreen Castle. A walk around the dried clay village of Birkat Al-Mawz. We will also stop at one of the largest forts, Bait Na’aman, with a wonderful panorama of the area, and finally, a tour of the city of Al Ain. Return to Dubai.
EMIRATES – DUBAI – YACHT CRUISE
In the morning, free time to relax by the hotel pool, on the beach or shopping, for example in Dubai Mall or Mall of Emirates, where you can also see attractions such as an ice rink, a ski slope or a huge aquarium.
Then, we invite you for an evening, approximately 4-hour yacht cruise with the helmsman and crew for our exclusive use, accompanied by a Polish-speaking guide. This is a unique opportunity to see this modern city from a completely different perspective, and its greatest attractions will surely delight you at night.
Transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay.
DUBAI – CHICAGO
Transfer to the airport in the morning and a flight back to Chicago.
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