Trafalgar adds value to stop-over hotspots

2013-11-05 11:50
Mention Dubai and Abu Dhabi and instantly the sporadic long-haul traveler might think stop-over destination.

Which begs the wanderlust question? If you are deciding to travel to Europe booking your flights on one of the Middle Eastern carriers, with their expansive route network and modern fleet and rewards programmes, why not make them part of the destination and not only part of the journey?

It seems to be one that guide holiday operator Trafalgar has considered at length, since they now offer all their guests the opportunity to break their journey with a stopover in either city.

Travellers hungry to experience new cultures will be delighted to know it a local expert to show you around and free time, plus immigration assistance, transfers and luxury accommodation.

What you can expect from the Dubai break:

Fuelled by its desire to be the biggest and best, Dubai has built its reputation on its skyscrapers, luxury hotels and cosmopolitan lifestyle. But the wealthy playground of expats and Arab royalty has a subtler, more exotic side beyond the modern opulence and futuristic architecture, hidden in its ancient souks, traditional shisha bars and conservative beliefs.

Your Local Expert will take you on a private insider tour of Dubai. From Dubai's rich traditional Bedouin heritage, today's futuristic skyline of Dubai continues to amaze the world. Tour the iconic landmarks and architectural wonders that make Dubai distinctive.

Visit Atlantis - The Palm with its Lost Chambers, the Dubai Mall, Souk Al Bahar and then take a trip up Burj Khalifa to the observation deck on the 124th floor. After a scenic drive around the Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence area you have the rest of the evening to relax and unwind.

What you can expect from the Abu Dhabi break:

An effortless mix of traditional and modern, natural beauty and man-made wonders, the landscapes and architecture of this eclectic capital tell the story of its rapid development, from Bedouin settlement to modern metropolis. And from ancient Islamic customs and pastimes to designer labels and soaring skylines, this relaxed city of contradictions offers plenty to explore.

On your private insider tour of Abu Dhabi you will stop at the impressive Grand Mosque – named after His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the late President of the UAE. It is one of the largest mosques in the world, able to accommodate more than 30 000 worshippers.

Visit the vegetable, date, fish and Iranian markets in Port Zayed and then stop at the Heritage Village, which houses a small museum that depicts the traditional daily activities of the Arab community before the discovery of oil.

Enjoy a superb view of Abu Dhabi’s magnificent skyline before a drive past the presidential palace area and the majestic Emirates Palace Hotel, and then enjoy shopping and more sightseeing at your leisure.

To find our more contact Trafalgar on (011) 280 8400 or visit
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