Shop Till You Drop - Dubai Shopping Festival - 5 days
Day 1: Dubai – Dhow Cruise
On arrival at Dubai International Airport, seat in coach transfer to your hotel. Check in and relax. Explore the shopping options in and around Dubai on your own as you take in the sight and sounds of this vibrant city.
In the evening, our local representative will pick you up and transfer you for an evening Dhow Cruise. Enjoy the romantic cruise and dine under moonlight. View the amazing city of Dubai by night. The specially designed vessel is made of beautiful teak wood with an artistic touch that will make you're dining experience all the more special. Dinner is served with complimentary soft drinks and mineral water. An impressive variety of international cuisine is complemented by genuine Arabian hospitality.
Enjoy a true portrait of old and new Dubai - see the old splendid architecture through Sheikh Saeed house, and the Heritage village, reminiscent of years gone by. Also see modern architecture like Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht club, Chamber of Commerce, National Bank of Dubai and more. Overnight.
Day 2: Dubai – Desert Safari
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning is at leisure and you are free to explore the shopping areas of Dubai like the Diera City Mall, Mall of Emirates, Dubai Gold and Spice souks to name a few on your own.
In the afternoon, our local representative will pick you up from the hotel. The Desert Safari is a 'must' for those who wish to experience the 'real desert'. Professional safari drivers take you on a thrilling roller-coaster ride across the golden dunes. Stop by the highest sand dune for a photo-shoot of the spectacular sunset.
Then proceed to the Bedouin campsite located in the heart of the desert where a warm Arabian welcome awaits, accompanied by refreshing Arabic coffee ('Kawa';) and dates. Soft drinks, tea and water are also available. A brief camel ride adds to the fun. Smoking the 'Sheesha' or 'Hubbly Bubbly' is a typical Arabian experience not to be missed. Various mild and fruity flavors offer a tingling sensation. Ladies particularly enjoy adorning their arms with exquisite patterns of "Henna" (leaf) tattoo. Relax on the carpet and cushions whilst a delicious BBQ is prepared under the star-lit sky.
Later, an enchanting belly dancer dances gracefully and rhythmically, keeping pace with the increasing tempo of authentic Arabian music. Excitement rents the air as the audience try to match her steps. Tanoora Dance performances will liven up the evening. Delicious BBQ
buffet dinner is served right on time, unveiling a feast of Arabian and international delicacies. Overnight in Dubai.
Day 3: Dubai– City Tour – Dragon Market – Burj Khalifa
Breakfast at the hotel. Begin your tour at the magnificent Jumeirah Mosque built in 1979, designed in the style of Fatimi mosque in Egypt. If you wish to visit the mosque please wear appropriate clothing such as trousers, long sleeve dress and scarf (for ladies).
Stop at Jumeriah Beach, passing by Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Click pictures at the world-famous Burj Al Arab, the magnificent 7 star hotel, an iconic representation of Dubai. Drive along the Palm Jumeirah - an exquisite man-made island claimed to be the 8 th wonder of the world. Stop by the creek to view the amazing architecture of Deira Towers. The tour extends into the shopping areas of Dubai. You will be dropped at the Dragon Mart for 2 hours of shopping at your pace for one of the cheapest areas of shopping or you may shop at the textile market, and the gold souk to admire the sheer volume of dazzling jewellery available at tax-free prices. End your evening at the Burj Khalifa and see the stunning
views from 124 th floor. Overnight.
Day 4: Dubai – Miracle Garden – Global Village
Breakfast. Morning is at leisure for shopping or just explore the city at your own pace. Visit the local souks, in the evening get lost in a one-of-a-kind world of wonderment at Dubai Miracle Garden. Feast your eyes on blooming pyramids, stars, igloos, and hearts. Marvel at the record-breaking wall of flowers, or take a stroll under a ceiling of colorful umbrellas. Bursting with vibrant displays, the park feels more like an immersive art exhibit than a tourist attraction. You'll leave knowing you've truly witnessed a miracle: a mega garden in the middle of a desert.
We end our evening at the global village. There's something magical about Global Village. Part theme park, part market, Global Village features pavilions with displays from countries near and far where visitors can pick up traditional handicrafts and snacks. This festival park brings cultures together as visitors discover different parts of the world in just a few hours. Children and adults alike will delight in the bright lights and lively atmosphere created by parades and all kinds of shows, from fire-breathing street performances to star-studded concerts. Return back to hotel. Overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Catch on the last minute shopping at the Dubai Mall. Check-out and transfer to the Dubai International airport to board your flight back home.