Wednesday – December 29th
Group meets at Malta International Airport at 12:30pm for our direct flight to Dubai on EMIRATES. On arrival in Dubai we board the coach to be transferred to our luxury FIVE***** STAR HOTEL.
Thursday – December 30th
Relaxed morning for a late sleep-in and leisure time to use hotel facilities. In the afternoon we leave for EXPO DUBAI 2021. This has been the highlight of Dubai for the year 20201 and they have been working hard for this during the last years. An opportunity not to be missed.
Friday – December 31st
After our usual buffet breakfast we are off to ABU DHABI – the capital of the UAE. It is only 170km south-west of Dubai. The “black gold” the name given to the oil industry has made Abu Dhabi the very wealthy city of today. Modern architectures here show fascinating interpretations of Islamic themes. The renovated historical Al Husn Palace is now Centre of Documentation and Research. We shall transfer to Yas Island and make a stop at Ferrari World. We shall drive along the most beautiful Corniche and later visit the HERITAGE VILLAGE, the Breakwater area and the Abu Dhabi Skyline. A splendid buffet lunch at chained 5 star hotel in Abu Dhabi before returning to Dubai. Before we reach our Hotel in Dubai an unforgettable experience will be the visit to SHEIKH ZAYED MOSQUE, this will definitely remain in everyone’s memory as well as the whole day. End of Year Celebrations to greet the New Year!!!! Perhaps you would like to watch the Burj Khalifa midnight fireworks.
Saturday – January 1st
SPECIAL NEW YEARS DAY COOLING DOWN. Enjoy the luxury and comfort of our FIVE STAR HOTEL where you will definitely feel really pampered. SUPERB SERVICES!!!! You may wish to choose what pleases you most in Dubai. At your own leisure to do it today when you can be free.
Sunday – January 2nd
After buffet breakfast we start exploring the NEW MODERN DUBAI. A panoramic tour of this manmade tourist haven will show us the most modern structures like Atlantis, The Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Burj Khalifa (outside view), Emirates towers, Twin Towers and the many skyscrapers on the Sheikh Zayed road. Famous Dubai Downtown awaits us in the afternoon. Here we enjoy the world’s largest choreographed musical water fountains, the world’s largest shopping mall, DUBAI MALL as well as the world’s tallest building BURJ KHALIFA. Kidszania is the attraction for all kids, a really unique educational experience. Here we have free time for a most beautiful promenade along Dubai lake, a choice of several restaurants to dine indoor or outdoor and so much more in this spectacular leisure grove.
Monday – January 3rd
Today we shall admire ‘OLD’ DUBAI as the meeting place of so many religions and cultures from all over the world. We shall delve into its history and traditions. The Mosque in JUMEIRAH stands out before reaching the Jumeirah Beach Road, the beautifully laid residential buildings and further on the camel race track. The historic and romantic DUBAI CREEK and the DUBAI MUSEUM will take us back to pre-oil days. Later on we visit the largest GOLD SOUK in the world. Very near we also find a Spice Souk. There are so many shops selling electronics, gadgets and clothes at drastically reduced prices. Back to hotel for a rest. In the afternoon we shall experience the spectacular DUBAI DESERT SAFARI (optional). We shall be driven in 4WD vehicles to reach the desert. The most adventurous in the group may experience an adventurous and majestic experience on a roller coaster drive. We shall get to know about the Bedouin settlements as well as the camel breeding farms. After being greeted with the Traditional Arabic welcome we shall enjoy the most beautiful desert sunset from the peak of the dunes. We settle in the camp where we are offered Arabic coffee and tea or cold drinks. Also on offer camel rides and sand skiing till when we are served a sumptuous BBQ dinner. We shall end the night watching traditional Arabic “Belly Dancing” and feel the “One Thousand and One Arabian Nights” turning into a reality.
Tuesday – January 4th
Today after our daily buffet breakfast our attraction is MALL OF THE EMIRATES which includes 450 retailers and a vast range of entertainment options such as SKI DUBAI, a two level Magic Planet, Cinemas as well as the Dubai Community Arts and Theatre with a 500 seat theatre and art gallery. A choice of over 70 restaurants and coffee shops serving everything from fast food and exclusive dining alternatives will definitely provide the right place to suit each and every one’s taste. Later on in the evening we shall enjoy the traditional DHOW CRUISE on board the traditional boat. We shall cruise along the creek and watch the bewitching spectacular lights of Dubai while enjoying an international widespread buffet on board. An exceptionally romantic evening indeed – a magical end to the special tour!
Wednesday – January 5th
Transfer to Dubai Airport for flight to Malta with EMIRATES leaving at 07:55am. Arrival in Malta is expected at 13:25.
Return flights Malta/Dubai/Malta
Airline taxes and fuel charges
7 nights in 5***** Hotel accommodation
All transfers and all excursions as well as entrances to museums, monorail, boats etc
Services of an experienced tour leader for whole trip
6 Buffet breakfasts, buffet lunch in Abu Dhabi and Dhow Cruise Dinner
Optional barbeque dinner and Safari with belly dancing (€55 e
Local English speaking guide