From the eternal tranquil beauty of the desert in contrast to the lively bustle of the souk, Dubai has a variety of kaleidoscopic attractions that brings travelers here from all around the world. The emirates embracean extensive range of scenery in a very small area. It is such that an individual can experience everything from beautiful, expansive sand dunes to rugged mountains to sandy beaches, lush green parks etc. in one place. Further you can visit the little dusty rural Dubai area, the luxurious urban residential districts, the ancient houses with the wind towers as well as the towering ultra-modern shopping malls.
Dubai is the perfect amalgamation of the dream destination tourist spot as well as a dynamic international business center, a place where the 21st century modernity walks hand in hand with the simplicity of the bygone eras. These contrasts come together in Dubai which gives it a unique personality –i.e., a civilization that has its culture deeply rooted in Islamic traditions of the Arabia, yet is a cosmopolitan society with international lifestyle.
The Dubai culture is based on Islamic values and principals, proffering inspiration and faith to all aspects of the society and daily living. Virtually, every neighborhood in Dubai has its own mosque, where the faithful gather to offer daily prayers five times a day. In fact, one of the largest and beautiful mosques is the “Jumeirah Mosque”, a breath-taking example of the modern Islamic architecture. Built entirely of stone in medieval Fatimid style, the masjid is particularly eye catching at night when the subtle lighting showcases the intricate artistry of the building.
Hospitality and courtesy are the foremost virtues of the Arab life. The Emirati life is centered around family, with marriage and children being the foundation of the Arabian society. Visitors will be surprised and charmed by the warmth and friendliness that is especially shown to strangers or newcomers.
The Dubai cuisine is a nice blend of Middle Eastern and Asian influences. The daily diet of the UAE now, is very much cosmopolitan and features dishes from all around the globe. The Levantine popular food stuffs like shwarma, hummus, tabbouleh and mixed grills,while having similar characteristics, don’t do justice to the extensive cuisine that makes up the Emirati diet, which are different.
The traditional Arab food uses a lot of grains, meat and dairy. Vegetables that are easy to grow in some areas feature strongly in traditional diet. Some traditional dishes include Harees, Margooga, Maq’louba, Jisheid, Mishwy, Fireed and Frsee’ah etc. Traditionally, meats used are chicken or a small fowl, for instance, the Houbara bustards and goats etc.
Some of the dishes to try in Dubai consist of -
- Samak - Fish in gravy and cooked with spiced rice
- Aishu laham - Rice with slow cooked lamb, with a dash of dried lime and saffron.
- Baith al tamait - A breakfast dish with consist of fresh scrambled eggs flavored with tomatoes and parsley
- Jumeirah Khameer Sandwich
- Shorbat adas - Emirati lentil soup
- Obster Kibbeh These are stuffed savory dough balls
- Chicken Biryani Served in Flat breads
- Mouhalabiya Lebanese milk pudding, which is served with 24 carat gold honey.
- Khabeesa, a desert, of flour bread-crumbs with the mixture of cardamom, sugar and saffron
- Luqeymat (a desert) The Emirati style pancake which is deep fried with sesame seeds sprinkled and then dribbled with date honey.
Main Attractions in DubaiThe City
Along the banks of the creek, Dubai central business districts are divided in to northern [ Deira] and southern [ Bur Dubai] side which is connected by a tunnel and two bridges. Each side has its share of attractive mosques, bustling souks, shopping malls, office towers, hotels, schools, hospitals, villas etc.The Creek
The Creek cuts through the center of the city and is the historic crucial point of life in Dubai. Tourists are attracted by the color and hustle-bustle of the loading-unloading of dhows which still exercise ancient trade routes to as far as India and East Africa. One of the best ways to view the Creek and the dhows is from Abras, which are small water taxis which will show you all the city’s modern and historic landmarks as well as the souks on both sides.Bastakiya
The old Bastakiya district with its towering wind towers and narrow lanes gives visitors a walk through memory down the lane of the old Dubai. The Bastakiya district has become a small “tourist village” with traditional courtyards houses, museums, cultural centers and art galleries.The Souks
The souks are not just known for shopping but also as places for sightseeing and photography. These shops are huddled in narrow alleyways which have bags of spices, incense, medicinal products, rose petals stacked outside of each stall. There are larger lanes of gold souks where gold jewelry (rings, necklaces, earrings, broaches) can be found. In other streets, visitors can find stalls selling nargilehs (hookahs & hubble-bubble pipes), coffee pots and tea stalls.Dubai Museum
Built in approx. 1799, the Dubai Museum is situated in the Al Fahidi Fort. It has served as a palace, prison and garrison. It was renovated in the 70’s for museum purposes and the gallery was added in 1995. It contains vibrant, evocative dioramas, life-size figures with sound-light effects, depicting the Dubai life in pre-oil days.
Dubai International Airport – Check-in at Hotel Diera/ Mirdif (Dubai)
Among the seven emirates, Dubai is the most renowned destination. Situated on the southern shores of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula, Dubai is one of the biggest Emirates and comes only after Abu Dhabi and is also called the ‘Pearl of the Persian Gulf’. It called “Dubai” to distinguish it from the Emirate.
As you arrive on the airport, our representative will transport you to the hotel where you will be boarding for the rest of your stay.
Half Day Creek Dhow Cruise Dinner
Hospitality being one of the crucial facet of Emirati life, you will be graciously welcomed on Dhow cruises. Here you can experience romantic sunsets and view beautiful scenerywhile voyaging down the Dubai Creek. Live music, relaxing atmosphere, international cuisine accompanies you on your journey while you take in the surrounding beauty of the old and new Dubai.
Dhow Cruise Schedule and Timings -
- Al Qusais, Al Barsha,Tecom, Sheikh Zayed RoadJumeirah Lake Towers,Bur Dubai,Dubai Marina: 7 pm – 7.30 pm
- Deira – 7.30pm – 8 pm
- Dhow Cruise drop-off time: 11pm – 11.15 pm
- Total Creek Dinner Cruise Duration: Approx. 4 hrs (including transportation time)
- Welcome Drink
- International 5-star open buffet, served with soft drinks and water
Days of Operation
SIC tours operates from Bur Dubai and Deira locations only. Incase if the pickup and drop off hotel is in different locations; a private supplement will be charged.
Landmarks covered in Dubai Creek Cruise
- Dubai Chamber of Commerce
- Sheraton Dubai Creek
- Emirates N.B.D Headquarters
- Tradition Gold and Spice Souks
- Al Diwan (The Ruler’s Court)
- Heritage Village
- Rolex Twin Towers
Half-Day Dubai City Tour
Half day Dubai City Tour makes way through the modern and progressive version of Dubai. The Emirate still retains much of its original charm with the bustling creek, the wind towers of the old houses in Bastakiya district and the ancient dhows. The City Tour of Dubai also shows you a glimpse of the traditional, urban, architectural and the natural side of the city, like never experienced before.
Dubai City Tour Schedule and Timings –
- Dubai City Tour Pick up time – 9 am – 9.30 am
- Dubai City Tour Drop off Time – 1pm – 1.30 pm
- City Tour Period – Approx. 4 hrs. (including transportation time)
Days of Operation
S.I.C basis (Seat in Coach)
Tour includes (With English speaking guide onboard)–
- Jumeirah Beach
- The Palm Jumeirah
- Dubai Creek
- Gold and Spice souks
- Bastakiya area
- Burj Al Arab
It should be noted that we stop at many of the landmarks, however some we just pass by
Half Day – Leisure Time in Dubai ( No inclusion of services)
During the half day of the second day, no services will be included and guests may spend their time as per their interests.
Abu Dhabi FD City Tour and Ferrari World Bronze Ticket (Dubai)
Get a spectacular insight into the Emirati life on this 7-hr tour of Abu Dhabi from Dubai. Drive alongside the beautiful Sheikh Zayed Road to the UAE capital, viewing the panoramic views of Dubai’s eye catching skyscrapers as you depart.
After arriving in Abu Dhabi, you can tour the Corniche, which is the city’s one of the most vibrant places; it is popular for its’ sandy beaches. You can explore the villages and museums that portray the lushness of Abu Dhabi culture, comprising of Heritage village, where you will witness an exact illustration of how Emirati people lived pre-discovery of the city’s oil reserves.
Passing the deluxe Emirates palace hotel en route Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the largest masjid in the UAE and 8th largest in the world. Named after Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder as well as the United Arab Emirates’ first president, it was officially inaugurated in the Islamic month of Ramadan, 2007.
Spend your day at the renowned Ferrari world on Yas Island, just in the outskirts of Abu Dhabi and discover the world’s major theme park in dedication to the famous motoring brand. Ferrari World offers 20 exhilarating rides and a host of exhibitions and experiences for any age group. Move towards formula Rossa to feel the thrilling adrenaline rush of being propelled from 0-62 mph in 2 seconds. Further there is G-Force of a Formula 1 racing care as you are launched at a height of more than 200 feet into the air. There something for children as well, as the Junior Grand Prix driving school, allowing them to ride behind the wheels of a scaled down racing car.
Designed specifically to immerse you in the world of Ferrari, this amusement park boasts of the largest Ferrari shaped logo on the iconic race-car shaped roof. You are also availed with Italian themed hotels serving pastas and pizzas.
S.I.C tour operates from Bur Dubai and Deira locations only. In case, if pick-up/ drop-off is at hotel in any other location, then private supplement will be charged.
Full Day for Leisure activities in Dubai (No Services Included)
There is no service included, you may spend time, as per your interests.
Hotel in Deira / Mirdif - Dubai International Airport (Dubai)
Check out from hotel and get transferred to the airport for your journey to further destination.
- Accommodation of 4 nights in Dubai at the Hotel Ibis Dubai Al Barsha
- All tours and sightseeing will be as stated in the itinerary and functioned on shared basis
- Return Airport transportation is made on SIC basis or will be subject toas per your selection of mode of transportationduring customization
- All tours and tourism are operated based on share or will be as per your mode of transportation selection during customization.
- Inclusion of all present applicable taxes. Tourism Dirham charges is not included; therefore, it has to be paid for directly by the visitor during the check in.
- Entrance Fee (unless specified)
- Beverages not included
- Festival period surcharge
- Driver and Guide tipping
- Luggage truck and porter
- Early check-in/ Late check out
- 50% add-on for arrival/ departure between hours – 10pm – 7am
- Room service
- If Tourist taxes/ city fees/ resort fees are applicable, then the same will be payable directly at hotel/ apartment
Please note that from 25th May – 30th June, is Ramadan period in Dubai, and thus lively events such as belly dancing, tanoora show will be prohibited during this time, plus alcohol is also restricted.
Hotel Accommodations for Dubai Tour
Hotels provided by Prisha Tour are tried and trusted and are of good value of money
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|Dubai||Hotel ibis Dubai Al Barsha (3 Star)||Room 1: Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds||Room Only||