UAE Small Group Tour

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Discover the UAE in the comfort of our scheduled small group tours. Bringing you the perfect halal friendly holiday for Muslim families and groups of friends, enjoy touring Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and various other places that will leave you with picture perfect memories. The 7 night UAE tour comes complete with your very own English speaking guide that will accompany you as your tour the Emirates. You will enjoy the comfort of an air-conditioned coach, meals, and various entertainment throughout your stay.

During your stay in the UAE, get the chance to head back in time, and take a moment to appreciate history and culture in the various museums you’ll be visiting.  Four city tours also awaits guests who will get to experience visiting the very best of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Al Ain. It’s within these cities you’ll come across popular tourist attractions such as the Burj Khalifa, where you’ll enjoy entry to the observation deck which provides panoramic views of the city, the Heritage Area and Al Markazi Souq in Sharjah, the Hili Garden in Al Ain, and the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi.

The UAE Small Group Tour offers guests a number of stunning views and peaceful environments, all which you’ll get to witness along your travels. Sit back and relax and enjoy the ride as you travel through the Emirates without the worry of loosing track of time, making a wrong turn, or missing out on the popular must sees. There are a range of travel dates available starting from October this year up to April or nexts. With the tour taking place in groups, it’s highly recommended you book in advance especially if you’re travelling in a larger number.

From £1099 per person
based on two people sharing
Includes
  • Return flights from selected UK airports to Dubai.
  • 7 nights 4* accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Return Airport Transfers in Dubai
  • Excursions and tour transport on shared basis with English Speaking Guide as per program
  • Dhow Cruise with buffet dinner
  • Entry to the Burj Khalifa Observation Deck (124th floor)

Valid for travel on selected dates from October to April.

Email us at mail@serendipity.travel or call
0203 397 4397 for more information.

Home of the seven Emirates that have become popular holiday getaways, Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai, Ras al-Khaimah and Umm al-Qaiwain are all must visits when travelling to the UAE. The UAE is in high demand with their relaxing beaches, desserts, delicious cuisines, breathtaking mosques, and all the luxuries needed to provide you with the perfect halal friendly getaway.

Flight time from the UK: A direct flight from London to Dubai is approximately just under 7 hours.

Local languages: Arabic is the national language of those that live within the UAE, however English is widely understood and spoken to at conversational level. Those visiting Dubai will have no problem making conversations in English as English is the most spoken language.

Best time to visit: The very best time to visit the UAE is between September and May. It’s between these months that visitors will enjoy blue clear skies and a comfortable warm climate. The summer months can be quite hot!

Visa requirements (for British passport holders) : Citizens and passport holders of the UK, with right of abode in the UK, will be granted a free of charge visit visa on arrival in the UAE. No application in advance of travel is necessary. Please note that your passport will be stamped for 30 days upon arrival.

Key Events and Festivals:

Abu Dhabi International Jazz Festival – Originally a two day event which now takes place over a week. This lively festival brings in huge crowds which flock to the most-populated city in the UAE for Abu Dhabi’s International Jazz Festival. The beloved May event lures thousands of music lovers, where they can enjoy amazing performances by some of the world’s leading jazz artists.

Eid - At the end of Ramadan, the cities of the UAE celebrate with parties and feasts. Both visitors and locals can share in the spoils as Dubai and Abu Dhabi throw social events for several days to mark the end of the Islamic fasting period.

National Day Festival – Celebrating the formation of the UAE and the independence of the region from Britain, National Day is celebrated across the country in December with joyful performances and events in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Dubai Desert Classic – An annual event held at the Emirates Golf Club in March, where the best golfers from around the world make their way to Dubai, where the Desert Classic takes place.

Which airport will you fly in to: The airport you fly into within the UAE depends on which part of the UAE you’re visiting first. Most direct flights from the UK however will fly in to either Dubai International Airport or Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Must try food:

Al Harees - A famous dish of UAE with highly exotic taste. It is made up of meat and wheat and is a very simple and elegant dish with very few ingredients but with longer cooking duration.

Shawarma – This dish is the most eaten food across this country, and has become very popular in Asian countries. It can be made with lamb or chicken with different restaurants serving this dish in different manners. The most common ingredients are chicken or lamb with a mix of garlic sauce, pickles, fries and tomatoes wrapped in Arabic Roti.

Al Machboos – Another famous traditional dish of UAE is Al Machboos, a meaty yet tender meal. The important ingredients combined to produce this delicious dish are rice, meat, onion and dried lemon. Other seasoning includes spices and salt

Must do experience:

Visit Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Mosque – This spectacularly stunning mosque is famous for its interior and exterior and is known as the key site for worship in the country.

Up above with Dubai’s Burj Khalifa – Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Dubai from the world’s tallest skyscraper.

Discover Al-Bidyah Mosque - The oldest mosque in the United Arab Emirates, Al-Bidyah is an important historical site that lies in the Emirate of Fujairah. The entire surrounding area is an archaeological site, where many pottery and metal artifacts have been excavated.

Walk back in time at Bastakia - The Bastakia quarter of Dubai is the last remaining fragment of Old Dubai. This small heritage area really evokes the simpler, gentler past of the city before skyscrapers took over the skyline.

Dessert Excursions – Adventure lovers will enjoy the empty stretch of desert hugging the coastline outside the popular cities. Most travelers start their dessert adventure from Dubai or Abu Dhabi. With handfuls of activities available within the desert, tourists can enjoy four-wheel-drive trips and dune-buggy journeys, to sand boarding, hiking and camel treks.

Our favourite halal eat: There are too many to list! From the variety of restaurants in the mega malls to the discovering small local restaurants that have been there for over 30 years, you'll never be short of a good meal in the UAE. Let us know if you would like any recommendations when you book your next trip with us.

Departure Dates 2017: 

30 Sep 17, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 18 Nov

Departure Dates 2018: 

6 Jan, 20 Jan, 10 Feb 3 Mar, 17 Mar, 7 Apr and 28 Apr

Please note: Flights departing from the UK would need to depart the day before the tour date as flights will most likely be an overnight flight.

Day 1: Saturday: Arrival in Dubai

Welcome to Dubai! Upon arrival you’ll gather at the airport in Dubai and be transferred to your hotel where you’ll have the remaining of the day to rest.

Day 2: Sunday: Classical Dubai City Tour – Evening Dhow Cruise on SIC Basis

Breakfast will be served at the hotel before departing around 10:00 am to start an interesting tour through the commercial center of Dubai. Today you will visit the Bastakia district with traditional trading houses and the characteristic wind towers as well as the 200-year-old Al Fahidi Fort and the Dubai Museum. Your tour will the lead you to cross over the Creek on a traditional water taxi or “Abra” where you’ll enjoy a fantastic view of the skyline. Afterwards, stroll comfortably over the original gold and spice souk before driving back to the hotel to relax before heading out in the evening.

At around 7:00 pm you will be picked up and driven to the Creek where you’ll start a 2-hour cruise with a Dhow. Dhows are traditional wooden boats used in old times for transportation. It’s here you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner on board with entertainment. After the cruise, you’ll be driven back to the hotel for the night.

Day 3: Monday: Morning at Leisure – Entry to the Burj Khalifa Observation Deck on SIC Basis

Enjoy the morning at leisure or explore the city on your own. In the afternoon at around 3:00 pm, you will be picked up and taken to the Burj Khalifa Observation Deck to enjoy the various stunning views Dubai has to offer.

Day 4: Tuesday: Sharjah City Tour on SIC Basis

Today you shall drive to Sharjah for a city tour of the city. Here you can take a day trip to the small and culturally beautiful Emirate of Sharjah. Sharjah is a fascinating city with lively colorful souqs, beautiful parks and an impressive blend of tradition and modernity. This Emirate has true masterpieces of Arab architecture. Pearl dealer families still have their headquarters in beautifully restored houses which testify to their old craftsmanship, especially in the renovated historical area “Heritage Area”. The magic of Sharjah is represented in the museum, which is located in the newly renovated fort of Ajman. Afterwards you will visit the Al Markazi Souq, where you can prove your personal trades and have the opportunity to go shopping. You will then be driven back to Dubai after the tour.

Day 5: Wednesday: Check out and drive to Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi City Tour

Today you will check out of your hotel and be driven to Abu Dhabi. Upon reaching Abu Dhabi, you will start with a tour of the capital of the UAE. The tour continues along the chic Corniche Road with skyscrapers, palaces and the new majestic Sheikh Zayed Mosque with its over 40 domes, completed in late 2007. It is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and the eighth largest in the world, accommodating 40,000 faithfuls. You will also visit the renovated Al Husn Palace, now the headquarters of the Center for Documentation and Research. A drive along the beautiful Corniche with magnificent parks and gardens gives you a spectacular view over the city before driving back to your hotel in Abu Dhabi where you will check in. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 6: Thursday: Al Ain City Tour

After breakfast, you’ll head towards Al Ain, an oasis in the Emirates. The charming Al Ain was originally a resting place on a caravan route. Today it is known as a garden town and agricultural center. You’ll start the trip in the Hili Garden, where you can see archaeological excavations up to 5000 years old. In the garden city, Al Ain, you’ll visit the Al Ain Museum, before heading to the Al Ain Palace Museum. Here you’ll enjoy a walk through the adjacent oasis with its historical irrigation system, the “Falaj”. After the tour you’ll be taken back to Abu Dhabi where you’ll get to rest for the remaining of the day or enjoy at leisure.

Day 7: Friday: Check out and drive back to Dubai

Enjoy your last morning in Abu Dhabi at leisure to enjoy the beach. Check out will be at 12:00 pm before starting your journey back to Dubai. Upon arrival in Dubai you will check in at your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure, you can also explore the city on your own.

Day 8: Saturday: Departure

Today you will check out and be driven to Dubai Airport before departing back to the UK.