Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: An Emirati Cultural Journey (9 days)

Remote Lands, Inc

Dubai, United Arab Emirates To Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Valid for Departures Now Through: 28 Mar 2019


Day 1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Armani Hotel Dubai Dinner

Arrive in Dubai and be greeted by a skyline that almost touches the heavens, taking in the energy of the city when chauffeured to your hotel of choice - the luxury accommodation options here are seemingly endless.

Day 2
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Armani Hotel Dubai Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Discover museums, forts, Emirati life and of course the incredible sky-high buildings and man-made white sandy beaches. The city is brimming with galleries, restaurants, shops and museums. Tour the Dubai Museum which offers a look in to life through the centuries and go shopping at the Mall of the Emirates, one of the largest malls in the world with over 560 shops before heading back to the hotel for a relaxing night.

Day 3
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visit the lush greenery of Al Ain, which literally means ‘The Spring’ - almost an hour and a half from Dubai over 77 miles, where there is much to enjoy. Explore the traditional Camel Souk where traders haggle over camels, sheep and goats and then look into the past at Al Ain National Museum at artifacts that date back to 3rd millennium BC including surgical instruments, weapons, silver jewellery and more. Enjoy an evening back the hotel.

Day 4
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A day tour of Sharjah with over 600 mosques is in the cards today, including the incredible Turkish-inspired Al Noor Mosque, as well as 20 museums to explore with the most impressive collection of Islamic artifacts stretching back 1,400 years housed at the Museum of Islamic Civilization. Enjoy the bustling Blue Souk with jewellery, gold, clothing and Arabian carpets and purchase some memories to take home before heading back to the hotel.

Day 5
Qasr Al Sarab, United Arab Emirates
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Qasr Al Sarab resort is only four hours away from Dubai, crossing 218 miles through flat desert landscapes dotted with local life, until the dunes start to become magically peaked and the stunning Qasr Al Sarab resort appears like a luxury oasis in the desert.

Day 6
Qasr Al Sarab, United Arab Emirates
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the day enjoying all the resort has to offer including decadent pampering packages and treatments at the spa, first-class cuisine at any of the restaurants and cafes or spend time with the Saluki dogs (Arabian greyhounds), resident falcons and of course camels.

Day 7
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Yas Viceroy Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wake to travel to the city of Abu Dhabi, only 130 miles away and just over two hours to visit this modern landscape abuzz with energy and every luxury available.

Day 8
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Yas Viceroy Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Discover the city of Abu Dhabi, with sky-high buildings and intricately-designed mosques, including the iconic Sheikh Zayed Mosque - renowned as the most important site of worship in the country. Visit the Date Market and explore hundreds of sweet and delicious varieties grown and harvested locally, take some back to the hotel to enjoy in the evening.

Day 9
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
None Breakfast

A 90-minute journey covering 86 miles from Abu Dhabi to Dubai, bids farewell to this adventure and opens the door to the next.

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VIP Arrival

The following VIP services are complimentary for all Virtuoso guests upon arrival at participating airports.

  • Meet and greet as you disembark the aircraft
  • Luggage assistance
  • Escort through immigration and customs formalities
  • Escort to your private guide

Further services may be available, contingent upon individual airport regulations. Please enquire for further details.

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A rich and opulent place, Dubai is a city with futuristic buildings that almost touch the sky, man-made white sandy islands and beaches and every luxury available.  Shop, dine and discover the culture and history behind the city. Spend time in Al Ain, a lush green city where the last of the traditional Camel Souks can be explored. Relax in luxury and stay at Qasr Al Sarab, a stunning hotel by Anantara,a true desert oasis where every luxury imaginable is available .The last stop on the journey is to Abu Dhabi, a city that rivals Dubai with the same glitz and glamour and luxuries at every turn.


  • Tour the Dubai Museum and discover the past

  • Go shopping at one of the world’s largest shopping malls.

  • Visit a traditional Camel Souk and watch the locals haggle

  • Discover the wonder of the Al Noor Mosque

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Refund Policy
  • Fully refundable, less a 15% of total trip price cancellation fee, if cancelled 91 days or more before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
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  • No refund less than 30 days before departure

  • Please note that some vendors have onerous cancellation policies with substantial penalties for changes where funds paid are non-refundable

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highly recommended

By: Squash1

Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2013

excellent at making sure everything is taken care of...personal cell phone contact appreciated and very customized orientation...also very nice
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

Excellent package

By: Mike53-Birmingham

Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2013

Shangri La Rasa Ria Resort in Kota Kinabalu was fantastic as was the Kinabatangan River Resort. Raimie our guide was first-rate!
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Barth


By: Dustin and Eli

Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2018

Remote Lands coordinated our trip and made the experience worry-free. All of our transfers and guides were on time, professional, kind and even went above and beyond when a couple of unexpected needs arose. Thank you!
Travel Advisor:  Geraldine Hasting

Taiwan 2018 trip

By: Cindi

Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2018

Wonderful experience! This was my daughter’s senior trip prior to going away to college and it was everything I’d hoped it would be. Great guide, driver, travel agent, etc. Overall a very positive experience!!
Travel Advisor:  Deanna Byrd

far east

By: Mike

Reviewed on: 18 May 2018

we had to different tour guides, both were just excellent and well worth the money definitely made the trip more memorable
Travel Advisor:  Jason Swaye


By: Joel and Kathy

Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2018

The Remote Lands Guides were excellent. The cars used for transportation were roomy and clean. The hotels were 5 star and their attention to detail was over the top. There was only perfection from the people we met and it was also comforting to know that our trip was being carefully monitored by Remote Lands supervisors every step of the way. We would recommend Remote Lands to anyone needing exceptional service in Asia.
Travel Advisor:  Kate Winslow

Remote Lands Rocks

By: Morty

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2018

Terrific professionals! Looked out for us the entire time we were on the road!! Many thanks!
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Elias

Vietnam/Cambodia/Hong Kong

By: Emily

Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2019

We had 4 different guides (one in each city) and they were all wonderful. We appreciated that they let us be flexible and make game time decisions. We skipped a lot of the "touristy" sites and felt we had a more authentic experience.

Beyond expectation

By: Anon

Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2019

Excellent. Guides at each location were friendly, personable and knowledgeable. Want to share a special thank you to Nadia Thakul (Bangkok) & Mr. Buntheun (Siem Reap). After missing my connecting flight from Shanghai to Siem Reap, I called Mr. Buntheun to let him know I was not able tomake it to Siem Reap as planned and for him to notify the hotel. I was flying instead to Phnom Phen and would notify him later of my flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival in Phnom Phen as I was filling out my visa on arrival form, a Remote Land guide greeted me and told me that Mr. Buntheun had notified the Bangkok office of my predicament and sent him to greet me. As you can imagine being in a foreign land in an unplanned location he was a sight for sore eyes. He got me in contact with Nadia who then took care of the rest of the accommodations (hotel, transportation to/from airport and flight from Phnom Phen to Siem Reap the next day). Assistance provided by Remote Lands got us to Siem Reap on time.
Travel Advisor:  Leah Bergner

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By: susan

Reviewed on: 19 Feb 2019

They were terrific.
Travel Advisor:  Shawna Owen