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Off the beaten track UAE ( 5 nights / 6 days )

DUBAI is well known for its glitzy skyscrapers, malls & excellent hotels and beach resorts but our featured sample tour gives you a feel of all that and more taking you through some of the off the beaten track locations on a journey of discovery to other adjacent emirates & the sights and sounds of the region staying at some of the best properties the area has to offer .

Day 01:

Arrive at Dubai International airport. Meet & assist by Royal Gulf Airport rep (our associates) and transfer to the Hotel. Afternoon/ Eve tour of the city visiting the museum housed in a 150 year old fort, the Bastakia district of old wind-towered and mud walled houses, into the souks of gold, silks and spices, past magnificent palaces and across the Creek on an Abra (local ferry boat) to glimpse upon the metropolis.

o/n at beach or city hotel

Day 02:

After breakfast Drive north to Sharjah visiting a dhow building yard, the old souk, Khalid Lagoon and the Corniche, then the magnificent new souk. Continue north through the more traditional Emirates of Ajman and Umm Al Quwain before arriving at the Al Hamra Fort for lunch & check in at this splendid beach property . Time at leisure before visit to the Ras al Khaimah museum and explore this ancient seaport & the historical fort at Rams surrounded by palm shaded gardens.

o/n at Al Hamra Fort

Day 03:

Depart in the morning along the foot of the Hajar Mountains to the hot springs and date palm groves of Khatt. Later, drive through the Hajar range, through steep gorges until you arrive at the village of Masafi where you can enjoy magnificent views of the peaks and valleys. Also visit Dibba & Bidiya & drive back through the port of Khor Fakkan to Fujairah .

o/n at Fujirah hotel / resort

Day 04:

Following breakfast explore the town and the Old Fort before heading west to the picturesque village of Bithna where another fine old fort guards the date palms along the wadi. Continue through Masafi and up over the Hajar mountains to Al Ain through the open Omani border until you arrive at Hatta in time for lunch at the Hatta Fort Hotel.

After lunch, explore the Waddi Hatta, the fort and Wadi Qawr reached by a winding asphalt road from Haifa. Later head back west through the open Omani border to arrive at the oasis of Al Ain for overnight at the Hilton or InterContinental Hotel.

o/n at Al Ain hotel / resort

Day 05:

In the morning visit the museum, Hill Garden, the palm groves of Qattara, the camel market and the oasis of Buraimi across the open Omani border where you will find tiny quaint souks. After lunch head west along the highway to get to Abu Dhabi, visit the city and stay on here ( Emirates Palace hotel is located here ) or drive back to Dubai.

o/n at Abu Dhabi / Dubai

Day 06:

After breakfast, visit the petroleum exhibition, the magnificent corniche and the old dhow harbour before driving north via Jebel Ali back to Dubai for departure transfer to airport.

If already in Dubai, time at liesure/shopping before departure. Transfer to airport.
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