Dubai & Istanbul Combo
Dubai & Istanbul Combo includes 4 nights in Dubai with a 4×4 Desert Safari with BBQ, a yellow boat sightseeing cruise & 4 nights in Istanbul with an Istanbul morning tour & a Bosphorus River Cruise.
Dubai & Istanbul Combo
Today Dubai ranks as the country’s foremost commercial centre; a city whose skyline is constantly undergoing upgrades with new developments providing the infrastructure and facilities needed for a progressive society; including world-class hotels, shopping plazas as well as outstanding sports facilities. Dubai Creek divides the city centre into two parts: Deira on the northern side and Bur Dubai to the south and each has its fair share of souks; restaurants, hotels, shopping malls as well as fine mosques.
From within these high standards of luxury and convenience; visitors can experience exotic Arabia in the bustling souks or a night in a Bedouin tent with belly-dancing under the starlit desert skies; as well as a way of life that is still embedded in the Islamic traditions of an ancient land. Dubai’s attraction lies in the contrast between the ultra modern and the enchantingly traditional; which gives the city a personality like no other and visitors a variety of experiences to choose from. From desert oases and unspoiled beaches, camel races and old wind towers; to top-class shopping opportunities, avant-garde architecture and the finest international cuisine; Dubai has more than enough depth to satisfy even the most seasoned of travellers.
Istanbul is the only city in the world reaching across two continents; with its old city in Europe and modern Istanbul situated in Asia, separated by the Bosphorus Strait.
Travelling to Istanbul is also unique in having had capital status during two successive empires; namely the Christian Byzantine and Islamic Ottoman empires; so visitors can have the experience of taking in the cultural legacy from both of these great civilisations which is still visible in the city today.
The charm and character of Istanbul lies in its endless variety and jumble of contradictions. Its fascinating history has bequeathed the city a vivid inheritance of Byzantine ruins, splendid palaces, ancient mosques and churches, hamams (bath-houses) as well as exotic bazaars. Modern Istanbul also exudes a thriving nightlife scene with trendy bars and nightclubs; alongside western boutiques, office blocks, as well as elegant suburbs. The call to prayer heralds the start of each day and the city comes to life with over 14 million inhabitants forming a chaotic social and cultural mix. All of which makes for a captivating and frenetic experience for tourists; who flock to the city for shopping, sightseeing, and everything else this magical city has to offer.