Coffee in the desert, Dubai
Desert safari, Dubai
Chebab, traditional Emirati bread
Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain

Dubai Heritage & Culture

6 day Holiday Idea - from £499

With flights from £1099

Uncover treasured national values and the rich cultural heritage of the UAE on this 6-day immersive itinerary, including a visit to the historic Al Ain, also known as the ‘Garden City of the Gulf’.


  • Afternoon Desert safari tour
  • Dubai Creek and Al Fahidi Cultural Neighbourhood
  • Traditional Souks
  • Private full day tour to Al Ain

Your Holiday Includes:

  • 5 night stay in Dubai
  • Private city tour
  • Afternoon desert safari
  • Day tour to historic Al Ain
  • Optional UK flights
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 to 3 - Dubai

On arrival into Dubai, transfer to your hotel near the shores of Dubai Creek in the Al Sheef precinct. This thriving area of the city celebrates Dubai’s beginnings as a lucrative pearl diving base and to this day still retains its Arabian old world architecture and charming walkways which meander through the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood.

Be sure to visit the Etihad Museum which was built on the exact location where the union of the Emirates was formed in 1971, and provides an interesting glimpse into lie in the UAE.

For the ultimate shopping experience head to one of the city’s traditional Souks – choose from the Spice Souk, Gold Souk, Textile Souk or marvel at the tastes of Arabia at Deira’s Waterfront Market.

To ensure you gain the best local insight, join a traditional Dubai City Tour which will take you to the Jumeirah Mosque, Zabeel Palace and include visits to the Emirates museum and Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood.

Day 4 - Desert Safari

This afternoon join a heritage inspired Desert Safari in a 1950s vintage Land Rover and travel into the Dubai Desert Conservation Area for some amazing photo opportunities and wildlife spotting. Later continue on to a traditional Bedouin camp for a falconry display and Discover the rich culture and traditions of Dubai’s heritage with live demonstrations of Arabic coffee and bread making, henna painting, camel rides and traditional performances. Feast on a 4-course dinner under the stars, afterwards relax in our Arabic Majilis area and try some shisha if you desire.

Day 5 - Al Ain Tour

A UNESCO World Heritage site, Al Ain City is a treasure trove of the country’s history—from its picturesque forts to the home of the beloved founding father Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan. Walk through this “Garden City” and delve deeper into the country’s traditions on this full day tour from Dubai.

See traces of ancient civilization at Hili Gardens where you will find archaeological artefacts dating back more than 5,000 years, visit the Al Ain Palace Museum, an old fortress that used to be the home of the late ruler Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan and soak in the tranquillity of an oasis lined with date palms.

Day 6 - Farewell from Dubai

Leave Dubai with a deeper understanding of the traditions and heritage which have helped shaped the world’s most modern city.

6 day Holiday Idea - from £499

With flights from £1099


  • Add extra nights in Dubai
  • Add a traditional Dhow dinner cruise from £35
  • Spend the night in a Bedouin camp in the desert from £118
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