Well, first of all, congratulations for choosing the UAE for the vacation. Indeed, it is a fabulous place to break with the near and dear ones. In fact, there are a few places in the world where you can see such an amazing balance of technical advancement and traditional lifestyle. The place captures your heart with unmatched affection and mind-boggling hospitality. The rich Arabic culture and traditions make the stay memorable.
When you plan a week in the UAE, include two important places in the itinerary; Abu Dhabi and Dubai. There are many places in the country, but you will not be able to cover all of them in a week. In fact, you need at least two weeks to enjoy Dubai and Abu Dhabi only. Here is a typical travel plan for your perusal.
As soon as you enter the world-famous Airport of Dubai, you fall in love with the amazing beauty of it. Yes, it is indeed one of the largest and most spectacular airports in the world. Make sure your tour operator comes to receive you at the arrival section.
Check-in the hotel and rest for a couple of hours so that you get recharged for an exceedingly enjoyable but tiring trip.
The tour starts with a romantic Arabic Dhow Cruise. Yes, it is an unforgettable moment when you slide on the silent creek water. Look at the best manmade creations on the shore. If it is a moonlit sky, then the beauty of Dubai is simply mesmerizing.
Enjoy stupendous dinner on the cruise where you will find all famous delicacies of Arabic cuisine. The menu is quite comprehensive and widespread.
You should keep a full day reserved for Dubai City Tour and a short trip to Burj Khalifa, the tallest hotel in the world. Remember, you need to get up early in the morning because the tour starts at sharp 9. You should not miss the famous Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Mosque. Normally, tour operators stop there so that people can take snaps. The city tour also covers Atlantis the Palm, Sheikh Zayed Road, and Jumeirah beach.
Spend some time in Dubai Mall and see the breathtaking view of Dubai city from the rooftop observation deck. You will need a few hours to have a glimpse of Dubai Mall. Come back to the hotel and relish the wonderful memories.
It is the time to pack your bags for some desert fun. Dubai Desert offers a wonderful opportunity of experiencing the hard life of Bedouins in the traditionally styled camps. As you reach the desert, huge dunes welcome you with open arms. Slide on the slopes and steeps during the dune bashing session. Ride on the camel and realize how difficult it is to travel on the back of this amazing animal. The desert safari tours offer camping sites with all the facilities of the modern world. Relish the delicious Arabic Coffee. Delicious BBQ dishes and a stupendous dinner end the excursion. Come back to Dubai with loads of memories. If you choose the overnight stay, then spend a mesmerizing night in the calm, widespread stretch of sand.
It is the time to visit Abu Dhabi, the other queen city of the UAE. You will require half a day to see a few spectacular monuments such as Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Qasar-Al-Husain palace, and Abu Dhabi Heritage Village. Don’t forget Ferarri theme park called The Ferrari World. It will take a few hours to enjoy the place. The place boasts of having the fastest Roller Coaster that can reach a speed of 240 kilometers per hour. Don’t worry; you have many other rides there which are suitable for people of all ages. Yes, you heard right! Typically, you will return Abu Dhabi late in the night. Undoubtedly, the day will be tiring but unbelievably exciting.
You are in Dubai once again where several mind-boggling adventures wait for you. Dubai is a place where you have everything superlative and enormous. The Aqua Venture Water Park is the largest theme park spread across 40 acres. There are practically uncountable activities suitable for all ages. Whether you want simple recreation and fun or want to test the nerves; the park offers everything.
It takes a whole day to explore and enjoy activities in Aqua Venture Park. You can go in the old markets of Dubai in the evening to enjoy some traditional snacks. Alternatively, you can come back to the hotel and relax.
You should keep at least one full day reserved for shopping. Is it possible to go back from this place without buying anything? Not possible! There are so many malls in the city where you will feel like lost in the world.
Dubai is world-famous for gold. Yes, there are huge malls that sell only gold and jewelry; nothing else! If you are a gold crazy person, then you are in the perfect place.
Other than huge shopping malls, there are traditional street markets called Suk. These dedicated markets offer a particular category of stuff. Foodies can have a gala time on the streets of Dubai. You will find a plethora of food items cooked in the typical traditional style. The taste and aroma of Arabic Cuisine are unforgettable.
For all practical reasons; you must keep at least half a day spare for doing nothing. Since you have traveled six days consecutively, the body needs some rest. Moreover, you have to start from the airport in the afternoon as it is quite far from the city. Therefore, you can have a leisurely walk around the hotel if it is possible. Else, just relax and get ready for the departure.
Seven days in the UAE give just a glimpse of the unlimited fun and frolic. You should plan another visit to explore the Arabic culture and traditions further. It is guaranteed that the next visit is on the cards when you onboard the return flight.