Cities of the Middle East

City hopping Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Muscat

Cities of the Middle East

City hopping Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Muscat

Cities of the Middle East

Biggest, tallest, most beautiful and impressive

The largest mosque. The tallest building. The most beautiful malls and the most impressive skyline. Middle Eastern cities tumble over each other when it comes to special features and must sees. All are trying to convince the world to come see them especially.

But Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Muscat are on the same street, are almost neighbors. And so when you go to visit one, it is easy to immediately knock on the door of the other. Look and compare. Or rather look and admire. Because except in their cry for attention, the cities are not comparable. They are unique. Or yet one small similarity: wherever you are, you never have to go far. In these compact cities, museum and mosque are next to each other. Even skyscraper and desert are within "walking distance. So in addition to the city tour, the desert tour should not be missed. Those who trek a little further through the sand will arrive at Al Ain. Once, in the days when businessmen had not yet driven out the trading caravans, it was this oasis city that lured travelers. Once upon a time, Al Ain was the biggest, tallest, most beautiful and impressive. Now it is the most historic, and still worth a visit.

Tips & Tops from Cities of The Middle East:

  • Float your first evening in Doha on the waters of the Arabian Gulf for stunning skyline views. Prefer solid ground for a while? The view from boulevard de Corniche is also impressive
  • Where the city ends, the sand begins. Not very long ago, the city's sleek streets were just sandy paths. In addition to a city walk, take a desert tour
  • The Museum of Islamic Art gives you an overview of more than a thousand years of Islamic civilization in one afternoon
  • Learn to bargain in Souq Waqif, fixed prices do not exist in the Arab market
  • White with sparkling gold. 80 domes, a thousand pillars, chandeliers of crystal. The average skyscraper from Abu Dhabi's skyline pales in comparison to the Sheik Zayed Mosque
  • For speed demons, a pit stop at the Formula One circuit and Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi should not be missed
  • Ancient irrigation systems still used in historic oasis city of Al Ain
  • Dubai has rocketed into modernity, but the Spice Market and Gold Souk still wear their old outfits. Reason for a look
  • The Burj Khalifa and artificial Palm Island have made Dubai a celebrity, for that reason alone they deserve attention
  • Muscat is dotted with forts. Old forts Jilali and Mirani are silent witnesses to the time when the Portuguese ruled here
  • You can extend this trip by visiting the mountains of Oman with a wonderful stay at Alila Jabal Akhdar, for example, or visit the desert with a stay at Desert Nights Camp

Your tailor-made trip

Daily overview

1 Arrival in Doha (Qatar) - reception with VIP vehicle
2 Desert safari & visit inland sea
3 City tour with Museum of Islamic Art and Souq Waqif - transfer to Abu Dhabi (Emirates)
4 Flight from Doha to Abu Dhabi: free to spend afternoon (optional spa/wellness package)
5 City tour Abu Dhabi: Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque, Emirates Palace, boulevard Corniche and Yas Island
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