Abu Dhabi Skyline

11 day sample itinerary

Dubai and Abu Dhabi Multi Centre

A tale of two Arabic cities

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Most would suspect that Dubai and Abu Dhabi are far too similar to combine in one holiday, however, being that the cities are developing in completely different directions the contrast is significant. We would recommend to visit Dubai first. The busier city, with tremendous infrastructure growth, famous for having the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, The Palm and World land reclamation sites where glamorous residential areas sit alongside iconic hotels like Atlantis the Palm. Beautiful beaches line the coast and with so much on offer, from shopping malls to theme parks. Enjoy a relaxing stay one hours drive away in United Arab Emirates capital city - Abu Dhabi. Known as the greener and cultural Emirate, you get the sense that they are savouring their Bedouin past. A visit to the Heritage Village is a must. This is a small visiting centre where you can see how the Bedouin tribes came to the UAE and how they lived. Abu Dhabi has a real sense of holiday. It is about encouraging the slower pace of life. A leisurely cycle along the promenade of the corniche or a morning kayak along the coast. The hotels tend to be resorts, generally with their own stretch of pristine beach, several restaurants on site and even a golf course. You can visit the famous Emirate Palace, once home to the Sheikh on the corniche and marvel at the majestic gold leafed domes and gold flaked cappuccino.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Experience bustling city life
  • Cultural capital
  • Shopping
  • Relaxing

Sample Itinerary Summary

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Duration
11 days
Guide Price
£1,519 per person
Price based on
Based on 05 June 18 departure from London Gatwick flying with Emirates, staying for 5 nights bed and breakfast in a Superior Partial Sea View Room (Dubai) and 5 nights bed and breakfast in a Fairmont Room (Abu Dhabi) including transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for an itinerary like this. The price will vary based on many elements including exchange rates, and your choice of accommodation, duration, departure date, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
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Private basis, Self-Guided
  • Dubai

    Itinerary Highlights

    • A destination of first's
    • Glitz and glamour
    • Opulence is normal
    • Theme parks and water parks galore
    • Shopping
  • Abu Dhabi

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Culture capital of UAE
    • Home to the Formula One circuit
    • Great marina
    • Heritage village
    • Shiekh Zayed mosque
Dubai

Three nights in Dubai allows enough time to experience the city's highlights on your holiday. Guaranteed sunshine, soft sand beaches, vast shopping malls and all the adrenaline activity you can imagine in one city. Dubai is a destination that is constantly changing and evolving, the modernity of downtown blends seamlessly with the heritage and traditions of old Dubai.

Abu Dhabi

Experience a more relaxed Emirate on your Abu Dhabi holiday. Tree lined streets, cultural must sees and of course the perfect beach destination with year round sunshine. Known as the cultural capital of the UAE, it certainly lives up to the name, with heritage village, Louvre museum and of course the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.