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Dubai three-day combo: City tour, desert safari and Abu Dhabi day trip

Availability: Daily
Duration: 3 days
Language: English
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  • Experience two different sides of Dubai: the historical and the modern
  • See the must see sites of Abu Dhabi, the UAE's majestic capital city
  • Enjoy camel rides and dune bashing in the Dubai desert
What to expect

During your trip to Dubai, take advantage of the opportunity to combine a Dubai city tour with a day trip to Abu Dhabi, the Emirates's majestic capital and an action-packed desert safari.

Day one:

Your four-hour Dubai city tour takes you to the most prominent places in Dubai, showing you both sides of the city: the historical and the modern. Visit Dubai Museum located inside the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort to get an idea of what Dubai was like before the discovery of oil transformed it into the power city that it is today. You'll take a drive along the Dubai Creek, which is filled with historical remnants.

Admire the Arabic architecture with a visit to Jumeirah Mosque, the city's only mosque open to non-Muslims, then it's on to discover the modern side. See Hotel Burj Al Arab, designed in the shape of a sail; the Palm Islands, the world's largest artificial islands; Hotel Atlantis the Palm, the crowning glory of palm Jumeirah; Jumeirah Beach and Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building. The tour also includes a drive along the Shiekh Zayed Road so that you can take a look at the skyscrapers and magnificent buildings on both sides of the road.

Day two:

Your Abu Dhabi city tour from Dubai will take you to all of the Emirates capital's must-see sights, landmarks and attractions. Along the way, your local expert tour guide will provide you with all the fascinating background information.

You will be picked up from your hotel in Dubai and driven to Abu Dhabi where you will see many sights including:

  • Sheikh Zayed Mosque, also known as Grand Mosque
  • Abu Dhabi Corniche
  • Emirates Palace
  • Abu Dhabi Culture and Heritage Centre
  • Abu Dhabi Museum
  • Marina Mall where you can indulge in luxurious, retail therapy
  • Yas Island and the one-of-a-kind theme park, the Ferrari World

Day three:

Your desert safari lets you experience Dubai as it was before it became the modern metropolis it is today. During the tour, you will:

  • Spend a few hours in a bedouin style tent, right in the middle of the desert
  • Journey in a 4x4 to the campsite in the desert just outside of Dubai
  • Cascade (dune-bashing) on the steep sand dunes in air-conditioned 4x4 by a professional driver
  • Ride a camel, smoke a flavoured shisha, and drink a traditional Arabic coffee
  • Enjoy a captivating belly dance and Tanura dance
  • Have the opportunity to take breathtaking pictures of the desert, especially during sunset
  • Try out the traditional costumes, get a henna tattoo and enjoy a delicious buffet dinner
  • ... and more!
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What's included
  • Dubai City Tour - Day 1
  • Pick up and drop off from your Hotel or Residence in Dubai
  • Dubai Museum - a reflection of the history and culture of the place
  • Bur Al Arab - the only seven star hotel in the world
  • Jumeirah Mosque - a perfect combination of Islamic and modern architecture
  • Atlantis Hotel - crowning glory of Palm Island
  • Dubai Mall - the largest mall in the world with more than 1200 stores for shopping
  • Mall of Emirates - Mall with the largest indoor ski park and snow world
  • Palm Island - largest artificial manmade island
  • Burj Khalifa - tallest structure in the world
  • Abu Dhabi City Tour - Day 2
  • Pick up and drop off from your Hotel or Residence in Dubai
  • Sheikh Zayed Mosque
  • Sheikh Zayed Road
  • Emirates Palace and Presidential Palace
  • Abu Dhabi Market
  • Heritage Village
  • Abu Dhabi Museum
  • Abu Dhabi Corniche
  • Abu Dhabi Marina Mall
  • Yas Island
  • Desert Safari Tour - Day 3
  • Transport facilities from and to your Dubai hotel or residence
  • Camel riding
  • Henna designing
  • Dune bashing in fully air-conditioned 4x4 by a trained, professional driver
  • Unlimited refreshments and drinks
  • Sunset photography opportunity
  • Shisha or hookah smoking facility
  • Tanura show by male artist
  • BBQ dinner with a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes
  • Photographic opportunity by dressing up in Arabic dress
  • Belly dancing
  • Separate washroom facilities for men and women
What's not included
  • Alcohol
Where
  • You will be picked up from your hotel/accommodations in Dubai
  • Please coordinate pick-up/drop-off with your local provider, details in your confirmation
When
  • Daily:
    • Day 1: Dubai city tour, pick-up is between 8.00am and 8.30am (4 hrs)
    • Day 2: Abu Dhabi day trip: pick-up time is between 8.00am and 8.30am (10 hrs)
    • Day 3: Desert safari, pick-up time is between 3.30pm and 4.00pm (6hrs)
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Provider
Rayna Tours LLC
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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