|Upon arrival in Dubai, you will be met by a Ya’lla Tours USA representative and transferred to your hotel for overnight.
Learn about Emirati culture with a traditional breakfast at Shiekh Mohamed Center for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU)**, a non-profit organization formed by Shiekh Mohamed Bin Rashid, housed in a typical wind-tower house in the heart of the old Bastakia area. An Emirati guide will accompany you for an open discussion about the local traditions and religion.
After breakfast, take a walking tour in Bastakia - visit the Dubai Museum in Al Fahidi Fort and then cross the creek by Abras (water Taxi ) to the spice souk. Continue walking to Al Ahmadiya School, established in 1912 as the first school in Dubai. Then stop at the gold souk, where you’ll have a chance to practice your bargaining skills.
Next, we’ll drive to the world’s tallest tower Burj Khalifah. Take the At The Top tour, a multi-media presentation on the history of Dubai as well as the story of this incredible building. Begin in the reception area and end on the observation deck on the 124th floor.
Continue to the world’s most prestigious hotel, Burj Al Arab, for a photo stop. Then drive on the beach road past Madinat Jumeirah Resort to Jumeirah Palm Island, the man-made island built in the shape of a palm tree and home to residential buildings, villas and luxury resorts.
Our last stop will be in downtown Dubai to see the world's largest musical fountain.
Overnight at your hotel in Dubai.
||Discover how thoroughbred racing stars are prepared to compete on the world’s biggest stage with an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Meydan Stables and the Meydan Racecourse and Grandstand. Start with a lavish 5-star breakfast at
Farriers Restaurant and enjoy watching the horses during morning track work. We then visit the Jockeys’ Room, the Saddling Paddock and the Parade Ring at the Meydan Grandstand. Learn how the horses are groomed, conditioned and prepared for the races, and then watch the horses exercise in the equine swimming pool.
Afterwards, we’ll drive to Jebel Ali for a 40-minute seaplane tour over the wonders of Dubai.
In the afternoon, tour a variety of art galleries showing Arabic, Islamic, Persian and Middle East influenced art.
Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.
Itinerary sequence may change on weekends (Fri, Sat).
**The Sheikh Mohamed Center for Cultual Understanding is closed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. If your visit to Dubai falls on one of these days, a substitute visit will be arranged.