October 16 – 22, 2016

Explore 4 of the 7 Emirates including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Fujairah with CCRA and Tours for the World. Plus we’ve also built some time in for the ultimate treat in Dubai – shopping!

CCRA Members Exclusive UAE FAM Rate | $1,599 per person

Single supplement: $689
What’s Included
  • Dubai City Tour
  • Cross the Dubai Creek by “Water Taxi”
  • Photo Stop at Burj al Arab
  • Photo stop at the Atlantis at the Palm Island
  • Visit Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa area
  • Abu Dhabi City Tour
  • Visit of AL AIN
  • Visit of the EAST COAST
  • Cruise in Musandam (from Dibba Oman)
  • Visit of the Emirates of Sharjah
  • Shopping (Dubai Mall)
  • Local taxes (except Hotel Tax in Dubai only, it will be billed directly to clients $5/night)
  • Breakfast Daily, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • Desert Safari in 4x4 Vehicles with BBQ dinner
  • Lunch at DUBAI MALL musical fountains
  • Traditional dinner with Mezze at Abu Dhabi
  • Buffet Dinner in Fujairah
  • Transfers throughout the itinerary
  • English speaking guides & representatives
What's NOT Included:
  • Visa
  • Water and drinks during meals
  • Tips
  • Other meals not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses
  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance is not included but highly recommended

Who's this trip for?

Travel professionals with adventure clients or actively selling exotic destinations. This trip is best for those comfortable with traveling long distances in a vehicle, able to stand for long periods of time and walk unassisted for long distances.

Who you’re traveling with:

CCRA and Tours 4 the World

What you’ll learn:

Dubai is hot and there’s no question that many clients are starting to inquire about this destination. On this educational journey, you’ll explore 4 of the 7 Emirates including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Fujairah. Position yourself as a UAE Expert as you expertly plan trips to Dubai with extensions to other Emirates. We’ve also built some time in for the ultimate treat in Dubai – shopping!

UAE Itinerary

October 16 | Arrival in Dubai
When you arrive at the Dubai airport you’ll be meet by a representative of Tours for the World at the exit gate. Transfer to your hotel by air conditioned vehicle.

Hotel: Towers Rotana
October 17 | Dubai
Breakfast at your hotel.

Discover the spectacular and lively metropolis of Dubai. Developed from a small fishing village at the Dubai Creek, nowadays Dubai presents itself as a glamorous metropolis in the Arabian Gulf. The distinctive skyscrapers and gigantic shopping-malls will impress you.

Our first stop for a photo will be the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque of Jumeirah. Then on to the Burj Al Arab hotel for another fantastic photo. Then it’s on to the Palm Islands. At the crescent of Palm Jumeirah is the Atlantis hotel. Pass by the new residential area of Jumeirah Beach. You’ll see the region of Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower and the centerpiece of the Gulf region's most prestigious urban development to date. Burj Khalifa will radiate out in a series of ellipses from the sky breaking tower encompassing residential, commercial, hotel, entertainment and the world's largest shopping mall.

We’ll continue to Bastakyia, the old town district of Dubai. Learn everything about the local history and geography of the city when visiting the Dubai museum, located in the ancient fortress of Al-Fahidi. Another highlight will follow: you will use the local water taxis, called “Abras”, to cross the Dubai Creek. Enjoy the spectacular view of the city while heading towards the district of Deira. Here you will be enchanted by the large variety of exotic spices in the famous Spice Souk. Take the chance to get a unique and affordable souvenir when you visit the adjacent Gold Souk. Before lunch, consider a trip to the top of the Burj Khalifa (optional) at the DUBAI Mall. Lunch will be served.

In the afternoon we will join for a Desert Safari, after settling down in the 4WD vehicles, the jeeps will speed through the desert of the golden sand dunes. The dune bashing or desert driving continues with the thrill of going up and down the dunes provoking many shrieks and laughter full of excitement. The final leg of this program takes us to the main camp site. This will definitely be the highlight of the trip. After witnessing a memorable sight – the true Arabian sunset with its glory and magic. A delicious Barbecue Dinner is prepared on open fires and a variety of beverages are available. The beat of the music increases as a Belly dancer starts dancing to the rhythm of the music. What a better way to experience a true Arabian night than this. Overnight in Dubai.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Hotel: Towers Rotana
October 18 | Sharjah – Dibba or Fujairah (155 miles)
Breakfast at your hotel.

In the morning, you will have opportunity to shop Dubai. Visit the Dubai Mall before you head towards Sharjah. After three hours of shopping, we will proceed to Sharjah well known as “cultural capital of the Emirates”. Lunch in Sharjah. You will visit the Sharjah's Museum of Islamic Civilization, the first of its kind in the UAE. Opened in 1987 as the Souq al-Majarrah and quickly became a popular landmark. Its most outstanding feature is its majestic, gilt central dome, decorated on the inside with an intricate mosaic depicting the night sky and the signs of the zodiac.

After a quick stroll in the museum, we will further proceed to the East Coast of UAE. On our way, we pass through the agricultural area of Al Dhaid. The terrain changes from colorful desert landscape to spectacular mountain scenery. The coastline is scattered with small fishing villages, including the old village of Dibba, once a strategically important settlement, with a stunning view across the Indian Ocean. Continuing along the coastline, we arrive at the oldest mosque in the country. The Al Badiya Mosque was built in the 17th century. You just have reached the warm coasts of the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of OMAN.

Dinner at the hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Hotel: Fujairah Rotana
October 19 | Fujairah
Breakfast at your hotel.

Today, we will go for a cruise in the waters of Gulf of Oman. Musandam is a spot where the waters of the Gulf of Oman are the gateway to the natural sea treasures. The Musandam Peninsula is the northern-most part of Oman, it has one of the most rugged, isolated and beautiful coastlines in the world, the towering Hajar Mountains rise directly out of the sea creating spectacular fjords-like scenery, providing an awe-inspiring backdrop for the caves, bays and pebble beaches along the coast. The sheltered bays also offer a safe environment for snorkelers and non-divers to explore. Marine life of the Gulf of Oman is rich in diversity with fish, corals, turtles and invertebrates.

A Dhow trip in the fjords of Musandam offers an insight into this fantastic landscape, guarantees an ambiance of peace and tranquility. There is also a possibility of seeing Dolphins along the cruise. Lunch on board. The traditional type of dhows is equipped with comfortable seats, cushions and carpets. Enjoy sea safaris, snorkeling, swimming, playing and more.

Note : Please carry your passport along with you, as it is required for Police Check

Dinner in hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Hotel: Fujairah Rotana
October 20 | Fujairah to Al Ain (186 miles)
Breakfast at your hotel.

Before we proceed to Al Ain, we will have a quick city tour of Fujairah, visiting Fujairah Museum we will arrive to the oasis city of Al Ain. Lunch in a local restaurant. Just after lunch proceed with the tour of Al Ain, the green city, located on the Hajjar Mountains.

Al Ain is one of the oldest cities in the UAE, rich in traditions. For thousands of years the oasis of Al Ain has been an important caravan stop on the ancient trade routes across Arabia. You will visit the camel market, the largest in the UAE. Visit of the Jahili fort, one of the largest castles in Al Ain and best-in-class example of the Islamic military architecture locally. After that will proceed to visit the National Museum of Al Ain, where you will learn everything about the history of this region. Then will step back in time at the Hilli Gardens, famous for its archaeological excavations from the third millennium B.C.

Dinner in hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Hotel: One to One
October 21 | Al Ain to Abu Dhabi (93 miles)
Breakfast at your hotel.

After a last tour of Al Ain, we will depart to Abu Dhabi, the largest and the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. This comprehensive tour is the ideal introduction to the UAE capital and the island on which it stands. The name Abu Dhabi means: “Father of the Gazelle”. Our first stop will be at Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque, one of the largest Mosques in the world; able to accommodate more than 30,000 worshipers. The beautiful Mosque is completely clad in marble and also features intricate Islamic decoration and carvings as well as extensive landscaping works. We will continue our tour towards Abu Dhabi downtown. Will pass through the old city or what we consider OLD today and pass by the oldest building in town, the palace of Al-Husn (closed for renovation).

We will then proceed to the Heritage Village, which houses a small museum and depicts the traditional daily activities of the Arab community prior to the discovery of oil. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will drive along the spectacular Corniche, past gleaming white mosques, glass-clad offices and elegant high-rise apartments to the tip of the breakwater for a superb view of the city’s magnificent skyline.

A Tea Stop will be proposed (optional) at the famous Emirates Palace hotel, which was built with an investment of 1 billion USD in 2005. The remaining part of the afternoon will be devoted to drive through the famous giant Saadiyat Island project where the LOUVRE museum and GUGGENHEIM museums are being built to complete the image of ABU DHABI as a cultural city. The tour will continue towards the famous Yas Island which houses the FORMULA 1 YAS circuit & the first attraction park of Ferrari in the world. An impressive attraction park, the largest covered air conditioned park in the world with a huge RED FERRARI sign as landmark. Dinner in a traditional restaurant to enjoy that last night in the Emirates. Mezzes and grilled meat will be on the menu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Hotel: One to One
October 22 | Dubai
Breakfast at your hotel.

Check out at 12:00 p.m. You will be transferred in a comfortable vehicle to Dubai airport for departure depending on your flight details.

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