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Dubai day 1Upon arrival in the United Arab Emirates, transfer from the Dubai airport to your hotel for check-in and enjoy the balance of the day at leisure in this fascinating city.
Dubai day 2After breakfast, you will start your tour of Dubai with a visit of the magnificent twin minaret mosque and the Jumeirah Mosque, a spectacular example of modern Islamic architecture. Pass by the Palastquater “Zabeel” and Skyline at the Dubai Creek and continue towards Bastakiya to see the wind towered houses of old merchants. After a visit of the Dubai Museum that is housed in the 180-year-old Al Fahidi Fort, you will cross the Dubai Creek onboard an “Abra” (water taxi) for a visit of the Spice Souk and Gold Souk. Return to your hotel. This evening, join in a dinner cruise along the historic Dubai Creek on a traditional Arabic “dhow” boat.
DUBAI I ABU DHABI day 3Power up with breakfast at your hotel and head out towards Abu Dhabi, passing the largest man-made seaport in the world. Stop for photos at the former residence of previous UAE president Sheikh Zayed, and then see the third biggest mosque in the world – the Sheikh Zayed Mosque. The tour continues to the Al Bateen area, home to the palaces of the Royal Family. Enjoy a shopping break in the world-famous Marina Mall before arriving at your hotel.
ABU DHABI I AL AIN day 4Today you will head out towards the Eastern Emirates and Al Ain, situated in opulent terrain and dotted with abundant underground water springs. The former seat of the Sheikhs, here you will find a wealth of desert culture in this formerly vital trading center, including an 18th century bazaar, a camel race track, and a livestock market. Visit the Al Ain National Museum and Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum before ascending Jebel Hafeet. At the base of the mountain, soak in the healing hot springs so abundant in this area. Then transfer to your hotel in Al Ain.
AL AINI FUJAIRAH day 5Depart from Al Ain and proceed to Fujairah where you will enjoy the balance of your day at leisure to explore this fabulous town. Overnight in Fujairah
FUJAIRAHI EAST COAST I SHARJAH day 6After breakfast, head out on a desert drive through Oasis Al Daid to Masafi, stopping at the local “Friday Market” along the way. Your journey continues through the rugged Hajar Mountains and descends to the azure waters of the Gulf of Oman to the picturesque old fishing village of Dibba. Visit the Bidiyah Mosque, the oldest mosque in UAE. Your route takes you along the coastline to Khorr Fakkan. On the way back pass by Fujairah, the only Emirate on the East Coast. Then transfer to your hotel in Sharjah.
SHARJAH I DUBAI day 7After breakfast, start your tour of the Emirate of Sharjah, often called the cultural center of the Middle East. Your visit begins at the monumental culture roundabout before heading off to the Natural History Museum in the desert. Returning to the city, head to the Corniche with its golden Al Majara Souk, and then venture into the heart of the heritage district where the Al Naboodah House and the Al Arsa Souk provide a glimpse of the past. The tour ends at the Central Souk, brimming with a vast selection of carpets, antiques, and curios that will surely satisfy the most discriminating of shoppers. Later this afternoon, experience the sheer thrill of driving up and down the golden yellow sand in 4x4 vehicles. Drive over the high sand dunes before entering the campsite where you can relax in the tranquility of the desert and enjoy an authentic Arabian Barbeque. Transfer back to your hotel in Dubai.
DUBAI TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY) day 8After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the Dubai Airport for your departure.
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Fujairah is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, and the only one of the seven that has a coastline solely on the Gulf of Oman and none on the Persian Gulf. It's known for its beaches and the Hajar Mountains, which run through much of the emirate. Fujairah, dominated by the Sharqiyin tribe, sits at the mouth of the important trade route, the Wadi Ham (which is guarded by the Sharqiyin fort at Bithnah), through the mountains to the interior and the Persian Gulf Coast. Known as the Shamaliyah, the east coast of what is now the UAE was subject to Muscat until 1850, when it was annexed by the Al Qasimi of Sharjah.
Sharjah is the third largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates. It is located along the southern coast of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula. Public buildings in the Emirate were all designed by the present Shaikh (a qualified architect), a nice visual change from the usual fare of skyscrapers in other Emirates. It's also home to Sharjah Fort, a 19th-century royal residence turned local history museum.
Al Ain, also known as the Garden City due to its greenery, is the second largest city in the Abu Dhabi Emirate and the fourth largest city in the United Arab Emirates. This oasis town is located next to, and virtually merged with, the Omani town of Buraimi. The city is also the birthplace of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the first president of the United Arab Emirates, and it has the country's highest number of Emirati nationals. Al Ain is a great tourist destination, thus, the dry desert air makes it a welcome retreat from the coastal humidity of the larger cities. Many Emirati nationals in Abu Dhabi have holiday houses in the city making it a popular weekend destination for families from the capital city. Its attractions include the Al Ain National Museum, the Al Ain Palace Museum, several restored forts and the Hili Archaeological Parksite, dating back to the Bronze Age.