On this day, your tour begins with a visit to Palm Jumeirah, one of the man-made wonders which amalgamate aesthetics with size. A cluster of artificial islands, which when viewed aerially, resembles a palm tree spread out sideways. Extending far out into the sea, it makes use of futuristic engineering and exemplary vision to create a structure quite unheard and unseen of before. Here, you will also have the opportunity of a photo-shoot at the Atlantis Hotel, which is a wonder world unto itself.
The next stop is the incredible Jumeirah mosque. Built in the year 1979, it is the most photographed mosque in all of Dubai and is built in the medieval Fatimid tradition. Its beauty is magnified a thousand times at night when it is illuminated. The tour continues with a drive towards the popular Sheikh Zayed road highway to watch the colossal Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, with its spire almost seeming to extend to the stratosphere. Even though you will view this grand modern marvel from a distance, the sight will leave you both speechless and awe-stricken. After having explored the glitzy and glamorous side of Dubai, the tour takes you to the old part of it, which is home to traditional markets, authentic meals and cultural experiences. En route to Dubai Creek, you are taken past historical neighborhoods where your eyes catch the sight of palaces of the royal family of Dubai. After that, pay a visit to the bustling spice and gold souks. The aroma of spice hovers in the air, while gold is displayed in ways that at times, borders on the absurd. Don’t be surprised if you come across a “neck shirt” made completely of gold! After having feasted your eyes to this visual and sensory extravagance, you will visit a souvenir shop where you can lay your hands on some rare antiques, arts, souvenirs and crafts. The last stop in the city tour is the Burj Al Arab hotel, the world’s most luxurious hotel and another of those architectural marvels that Dubai is famous for.
Next, enjoy a Dhow Creek Cruise where you are taken past the illuminated skyscrapers and other futuristic appearing buildings. Some of the most famous among these are National Bank of Dubai and Chamber of Commerce Building. Onboard the cruise, you are treated to an all-inclusive lip-smacking dinner, accompanied by soft drinks, tea and others. After having enjoyed such a lavish dinner, sit back, relax and absorb the soothing ambience enveloping you as Arabic and English tracks flow smoothly in the background. The half day Dubai city tour & Dhow cruise with dinner finally comes to an end.
Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.