Your direct flight Brussels Abu Dhbi takes you to the Emirates where you will be welcomed by your Belgian guide who lives in the country. As a true "local", he takes you on a discovery of the myriad of magic the capital Abu Dhabi and its neighbor, the extravagant emirate of Dubai is known to be.
As a bonus to this duo city break you explore the stunning oasis of Al Ain, a hidden gem that is often compared to Oman. This guided tour includes all the highlights of this mind-boggling new world with a perfect mix of culture, nature and relaxation. Travel with us to the country of the sheikhs and get ready for an experience full of superlatives that will undoubtedly enchant you.
Day 1 - Brussels > Abu Dhabi (L)
Brussels Airport is where you embark on your journey. Here you board your direct flight to Abu Dhabi with in-flight service. Your Belgian tour guide welcomes you upon arrival and guides you to the luxurious Radisson Blu Yas Island hotel, your home away from home. For your evening meal you can pick from various restaurants on location. Or you start in style and book a table along the Formula 1 race track.
Day 2 - Abu Dhabi (B)
After breakfast, you explore all the highlights of Abu Dhabi in the company of your experienced guide. You admire the spectacular architecture of the Louvre, the impressive skyscrapers along the seawall, the Etihad Towers, the 7 * Emirates Palace Hotel, the presidential palace and eventually the beautiful white marble Sheikh Zayed mosque. After lunch, you continue your exploration.
Like what? Abu Dhabi is like a treasure chest of experiences. For instance you could visit the galleries of the Louvre, go kayaking in the mangrove, take a trip by speedboat, helicopter or seaplane, discover the Ferrari World amusement park or dive into Yas Waterworld, the world's largest water amusement park.
Day 3 - Abu Dhabi > Al Ain (B + L)
Sumptuous breakfast buffet with views of the mangrove and the crystal clear waters of the Arabian Gulf. Prepare for awesome today as you head to Al Ain, an oasis close to the border with Oman. This second largest city in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi is also the birthplace of the first president of the country. It obviously takes pleasure in surprising her visitors with a smart dose of authentic Arabian culture and beautiful landscapes. Al Ain, nicknamed 'the garden city' is often described as a miniature version of Oman. Together with your guide you explore various oases and the Jahili Fort with the exhibition of Wilfred Thesiger. You enjoy a delicious, traditional lunch and set out again to discover the camel market.
You round off the day at the top of Jebel Hafeet, the highest mountain in the emirate, where you will check in at the hotel of the same name. Fancy a refreshing swim in the pool or a romantic stare at the colorful sunset? What's keeping you!
Day 4 - Al Ain > Dubai (B + L)
Breakfast. After a one and a half hour drive through the desert, the skyline of futuristic Dubai rises up from the sands like a fata morgana. The morning is dedicated to the exploration of the City of The Future: its latest viewing platform The Frame, the Etihad Museum of Union House, the new Dubai Canal, Jumeirah Beach with its dazzling Burj Al Arab seven-star hotel, Madinat Jumeirah, the artificial Palm Jumeirah and eventually the marina and The Beach with (you guessed it) you will find the largest Ferris wheel in the world.
You check in at your luxurious five-star hotel. Given the late arrival time, a packed lunch is provided. Those who fancy stretching their legs a little can join an optional stroll through he old town with a visit to the gold and spice souks in the afternoon. By abra (or traditional boat) you cross the Creek to the textile souk, the Fahidi fort, the museum of Dubai and the historic, stone quarter with its typical architecture, cozy alleys with boutiques and galleries.
Day 5 - Dubai (O +D)
Generous breakfast buffet in your hotel. Morning at leisure. Interested to take an optional trip such as a jeep safari in the desert or a flight by helicopter or seaplane over the city. Its is possible at surcharge. If you have reserved the half board, lunch is provided at the hotel.
In the afternoon you check out and go on a guided visit of Downtown Dubai, nicknamed "the Center of Now". You walk from the authentic souk Al Bahar along the lake, where every evening the dazzling Fountain Show takes place, to the Dubai Mall which is by far the largest shopping centre in the world. Your guide will help you orientate and give you the necessary tips for an optimal visit to the giant aquarium, the shoe-level district, the souks, the Fashion Avenue ... There is time for a visit to the top of Burj, subject to supplement Khalifa, with 828 meters, the highest skyscraper in the world, explore the area or shop to your heart's content.
In the evening you dine in style at the foot of Burj Khalifa while enjoying the light and music spectacle of the dancing fountains. Afterwards you drive to Abu Dhabi in time for your return flight to Brussels.
Day 6 - Abu Dhabi > Brussels
Hotels & Meals
The Radisson Blu is located on Yas Island, hardly 10 minutes from Abu Dhabi national airport and within walking distance of a sandy beach. The island is famed for its two amusement parks: Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld, a golf course and the Formula 1 race track. The luxurious rooms offer all modcons including complimentary Wi-Fi. Amongst the hotel facilities there are two on-site restaurants, various bars including a Belgian Beer Cafe, an infinity pool, tennis courts and a spa.
Grand Mercure Jebel Hafeet ****
The Mercure Grand hotel has been designed as a small oasis on the Hafeetberg with awe-inspiring views of its surroundings. YOur spacious room is equipped with fine furnishings and modcons including complimentary Wi-Fi. There are 3 restaurants on location offering a choice of French, Italian, Moroccan and Oriental cuisines. A gym and 3 swimming pools with water slides for fitness and fun? Done!
This 5-star hotel is located in a prime location along the Creek, a short walk from a subway station, various shopping malls and local souks. Your luxurious room is equipped with a balcony, coffee or tea facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi. In this classy resort there are no fewer than 9 restaurants, one of which offers an international buffet around the clock, several bars and even a disco, a swimming pool and countless other facilities and activities.
All Belgian nationals travelling on a Belgian passport (children and babies included) must be in possession of an international e-passport (electronic) containing min. 2 blank pages and valid for at least 6 months at the date you leave the country.
Travelers with a non-Belgian nationality and / or travelers travelling on a foreign passport are invited to spontaneously report this matter to the Connections travel consultant and shall contact their respective embassy (s) or Consulate (ate) to obtain the latest updates concerning all current travel requirements and documents..
Have a safe and carefree trip: travel fully insured with our Protections travel insurance! Our Protections insurance policies offer various formulas in order to offer you the widest possible cover (with even a fly-on-time, natural catastrophes and epidemics) for both single journeys or for the entire year. We guarantee you the best protection at the best price.
No mandatory vaccinations. Please refer for comprehensive overview and latest updates of the country's health requirements and recommandations to www.itg.be.
- 1 Dirham (AED) = 0.24 EUR et 1 EUR = 4.07 AED (15/08/2019)
Credit cards are widely accepted. There are ATM's in the airports and in the cities.
Listed prices are per person sharing based on double occupancy, excl file costs (€15 / pp)
The Emirates have a warm desert climate. During winter, from October to April, temperature varies between 20 and 30 °. During summer, from May to September, daytime temperatures may reach 45 °C.
Average Max.Temperatures in Abu Dhabi & Dubai (°C):
- Direct return flights Brussels - Abu Dhabi on Etihad
- 1 piece cabin luggage (8 kg) en 1 checked-in luggage (30 kg)
- Airport taxes (as known on 15/08/19)
- Dutch speaking local guide
- 4 nights stay in 4* & 5* hotels incl. breakfast
- Listed meals on location (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)
- 1 night on board of the plane during your return flight
- Transport in a comfortable, climatized coach
- 4 excursions altogether in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain & Dubai
- 2 lunches en 1 dinner
Listed prices are per person sharing based on double occupancy, excl file costs (€15 / pp)
What's not included?
Optional excursions (not mentioned in the programme), beverages and meals, tipping and personal expenses,
Surcharge half board: € 150/pp
Optional travel Insurance
File costs (€ 15 / person).
Good to Know
Listed prices are per person sharting on the basis of double occupancy. Excluding File costs: €15/pp.
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