A century ago, Dubai was a tranquil town along the banks of Dubai Creek, where coral-and-gypsum huts housed Bedouin traders and pearl divers. Today, the merchants have gone international, their bounty calling forth science-fiction style skyscrapers from the sand to stand alongside the mosques and windtowers of old Dubai.
Trade, not oil, is the lifeblood of this traditionally Arabic and refreshingly tolerant society, where business brings the best and brightest from across the world to help build Dubai’s future. It’s the Middle East meets Hong Kong, with a little Las Vegas thrown in for style; a cosmopolitan melting pot at the crossroads of time – and the quintessential home of sand, sea, sun and shopping.
Amritsar Raja Sansi International Airport
3 Hours Before Flight Time
The best time of the year to visit the Dubai is between November and April, when the weather is coolest. The rest of the year you’re more likely to be running from one air-conditioned environment to the next instead of getting out and exploring. Ramadan, which takes place at a different time each year on the western calendar, is the Muslim month of fasting and is strictly adhered to throughout the UAE. That means that it’s illegal, not to mention rude, to eat, drink or smoke in public from sunrise to sunset during your stay. On the up side, hotel rates drop up to 70%.
On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. In the evening, enjoy Marina Dhow Cruise. During this cruise you will enjoy stunning views of old and new Dubai. You will be served a sumptuous buffet dinner on-board. Overnight in Dubai.
After breakfast, proceed for the city tour of Dubai where you will see the Creek, the souks and the traditional markets. See the dhow-building yards, Sheikh Saeed’s House, the Heritage Village which displays the traditional life style in the emirate of Dubai and the Diving Village, which provides information on the marine life of Dubai and its traditional maritime professions. You will view the Wind Tower houses of the Bastikiya area, the Dubai Museum and Jumeirah Mosque. Later you can opt to visit Burj Khalifa – the most iconic structure of Dubai. Overnight in Dubai.
Today after breakfast, the morning is free to explore Dubai on your own. Later in the afternoon, you will be taken on a Desert Safari*. This enjoyable safari lets you leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and take a thrilling journey over rolling sand dunes in a four-wheel drive vehicle. During the Safari, you will also enjoy a scintillating belly dance performance and a delicious barbeque dinner. Overnight in Dubai.
After breakfast, the entire day is at leisure or you can opt to visit Dubai Parks and Resorts, which is the region’s largest integrated theme park resort. It features over 100 incredible indoor and outdoor rides and attractions at Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, Legoland Dubai and Legoland Water Park – providing delightful options for the whole family. Overnight in Dubai.
After breakfast, your day is free at leisure. Later you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight back home.