Dubai is the most populous city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the second largest emirate by territorial size after the capital, Abu Dhabi.
Dubai is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is one of the seven emirates that make up the country. Abu Dhabi and Dubai are the only two emirates to have veto power over critical matters of national importance in the country’s legislature.The city of Dubai is located on the emirate’s northern coastline and heads up the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area. Dubai recently won the bid for the World Expo 2020.
Today, Dubai has emerged as a global city and business hub of the Persian Gulf region. It is also a major transport hub for passengers and cargo. By the 1960s Dubai’s economy was based on revenues from trade and, to a smaller extent, oil exploration concessions, but oil wasn’t discovered until 1966. Oil revenue first started to flow in 1969. Dubai’s oil revenue helped accelerate the early development of the city, but its reserves are limited and production levels are low: today, less than 5% of the emirates’ revenue comes from oil.The emirate’s Western-style model of business drives its economy with the main revenues now coming from tourism, aviation, real estate, and financial services. Dubai has recently attracted world attention through many innovative large construction projects and sports events. The city has become symbolic for its skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, in particular the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Dubai has been criticized for human rights violations concerning the city’s largely South Asian workforce. Dubai’s property market experienced a major deterioration in 2008–2009 following the financial crisis of 2007-2008, but is making a gradual recovery with help from neighboring emirates.
As of 2012, Dubai is the 22nd most expensive city in the world and the most expensive city in the Middle East.In 2014, Dubai’s hotel rooms were rated as the second most expensive in the world, after Geneva. Dubai was rated as one of the best places to live in the Middle East by American global consulting firm Mercer.
On arrival at the airport, proceed to your hotel and check in. In the evening, cruise along the glittering moonlight Dubai creek aboard a traditional decorated wooden dhow.While cruising down the Creek, take the opportunity to enjoy the view of the old and new Dubai with the tall glass and chrome buildings housed in the business district on one side and the old architectural beauty of the wind towers and the traditional styled buildings of the old city on the other side. Soft lilting background music provides the perfect ambience to enjoy the city skyline by the evening light. A sumptuous buffet dinner will be served on board while cruising. Beverage will be charged as per consumption.
After breakfast, proceed for a half day city tour, viewing some of the city’s most beautiful landmarks. The magnificent Jumeirah Mosque built in 1979 is a fine example of modern Islamic architecture. The mosque is the most frequently visited and photographed sight. Open to public only on Sundays and Thursdays. Continue to the Jumeirah Public Beach, pass by the Jumeirah Beach Hotel and stop at the Burj Al Arab - the most luxurious and tallest hotel in the world. Pass along the magnificent Sheikh Mohammed’s palace and then take a short break by the creek to get a glimpse of the towering skyscrapers in Deira. Later in the afternoon proceed for night desert Safari, A trip to Dubai, UAE in not complete without a Desert safari. A thrilling journey over sand dunes deep in the heart of the desert followed by a great BBQ Dinner and live dance ensures you can experience of a life time in Dubai.
After breakfast, spend a day shopping, an activity that Dubai is most famous for.With its scores of malls and atmospheric bazaars Dubai is still the UAE’s King of Shopping.While Dubai boasts an abundance of sleek shopping malls, the bustling souqs (Middle Eastern-style bazaars) are actually what Dubai has historically been famous for. Gritty and ramshackle, they're not just for tourists, they're where the real people shop for everyday things. OR Post breakfast you could spend the day experiencing the adrenaline rush at either The FerrariWorld or Ski Dubai. Others may spend their day visiting Yas Island Water Park, Lost Chambers & Aqua Venture or Burj Khalifa
After breakfast, proceed for Abu Dhabi, is the capital and the second most populous city in the United Arab Emirates and also capital of the largest of the UAE's seven member emirates. Abu Dhabi lies on a Tshaped island jutting into the Persian Gulf from the central western coast. Enroute enjoy the city tour of Abu Dhabi which covers grand mosque – Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan Mosque – explore Zayed Centre, a museum dedicated to the late Sheikh Zayed, the man who is credited for the city’s development.
Enjoy early morning breakfast and get ready to visit most exciting and famous Ferrari world. Ferrari World is a Ferrari themed amusement park on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The central park is situated under a 200,000 m2 roof making it the largest indoor amusement park in the world. Ferrari World officially opened on 4 November 2010. .
Breakfast and transfer to the Dubai airport for your flight to onwards destination or back to India with memories which will last for a life time.
|Day||Location||Things of interest|
|Day 1||Dhow Cruise||Dhow Cruise with Dinner|
|Day 2||City Tour||Jumeirah Mosque, Jumeirah Public Beach,Burj Al Arab, Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner & live dance|
|Day 3||Shopping||Shopping malls, the bustling souqs (Middle Eastern-style bazaars) optional Dubai aquarium or Ski Dubai , Yas Island Water Park, Lost Chambers & Aqua Venture or Burj Khalifa|
|Day 4||Abhu Dhabi||City tour of Abu Dhabi|
|Day 5||Abhu Dhabi||Ferrari world|