United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Art Fair 2021
Day 9 | Friday, 19 November
ABU DHABI | Al Ain
Early morning departure for Al Ain and the Al Ain Oasis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Al Qattara Art Center, Al Ain Palace Museum, Al Ain National Museum, Al Jahili Fort and Jebel Hafeet before returning to Abu Dhabi City.
Image: Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain
Day 10| Saturday, 20 November
Full day at leisure for independent exploration.
Images: Henna design being applied; golf cart, Abu Dhabi Golf Club
Day 00 | Sunday, 21 November
ABU DHABI | Departure
Check-out of Abu DHabi Hotel.
Image: Sunset viewed from the 48th floor of Nations Tower, Abu Dhabi Corniche West, March 2018.
Day 6 | Tuesday, 16 November
ABU DHABI | Masdar City
A Tour of the magnificent Zayed Grand Mosque followed by afternoon visit to Masdar City, the emirate’s pioneering vision of the future with the goal of becoming the world’s most sustainable eco-city. A stop at Reflections Art Gallery before returning to hotel.
Dinner with an Emirati Guest.
Image: Masdar City building
Day 7| Wednesday, 17 November
DUBAI | ABU DHABI
Depart hotel after breakfast for 2-hour tour of the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital.
Discover the Louvre Museum
NYU Abu Dhabi Campus, Art Gallery and Book Store
Later, explore the public spaces of the opulent Emirates Palace Hotel.
Image: Up close and personal with a patient at the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital.
Day 8 | Thursday, 18 November
Abu Dhabi Art
Morning visits to art galleries including Warehouse 241 at Mina Port, Art Hub in the World Trade Centre Mall, N2N Gallery and the Etihad Modern Gallery.
Abu Dhabi Art at Manarat Al Saadiyat: Explore the galleries, artisan booths and the Community Partners space.
Image: Madiat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi Art Fair venue.
Day 0 | Wednesday, 10 November
Independent arrival and hotel check-in.
FLIGHTS are not included; independent travel should be arranged to join the tour which begins in Dubai and ends in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
In order to join the tour which begins on Thursday, arrival in Dubai should be on Wednesday.
Day 1 | Thursday, 11 November
In 1998, Sharjah was awarded the ‘Cultural Capital of the Arab World’ title by UNESCO. The Emirate keeps the spirit of its history alive by incorporating tradition into every aspect of contemporary development. Visits include:
Museum of Islamic Civilization
Sharjah Art Museum
Sharjah Archaeology Museum
Image: Museum of Islamic Civilization entrance
Day 2 | Friday, 12 November
DUBAI | JUMEIRAH
A motor tour of sites in the Jumeirah area of Dubai includes the beach, Burj Al Arab, Palm Island, and the Atlantis Hotel.
Etihad Museum exhibits focus on the years prior to the nation’s formation in 1971.
Souk Madinat Jumeirah offers a traditional Middle Eastern shopping culture of stands, barrows and stalls; 25 restaurants.
Image: Madinat Jumeirah & Burj Khalifa Hotel
Day 3 | Saturday, 13 November
Full day at leisure for independent exploration.
Image: Dune Bashing in the desert and the Dubai Frame provides a sky high view of the city
Day 4 | Sunday, 14 November
DUBAI | Deira & Burj Dubai
A journey combining the historic and modern begins in Bur Dubai and the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU).
Experience the Dubai Fountain Show at the site of the Burj Khalifa, presently, the world’s tallest building located in the area known as Downtown Dubai.
Image: Downtown Dubai; Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountain at night
Day 5 | Monday, 15 November
DUBAI | ABU DHABI
Check-out of Dubai Hotel after breakfast and depart for Abu Dhabi via Al Quoz and visit galleries in the Alserkal Art District, an urban hub fusing art, fashion and music.
Dessert & Coffee with Expatriate Guests.
Image: Visiting galleries and meeting artist/s on Dubai's Alserkal Avenue, March 2018. Artist above, right: Mohamed Abou El Naga
Abu Dhabi Art Fair
Abu Dhabi & Al Ain
Dubai | Sharjah
11-20 November 2021
10 Days |11 Nights
TOUR HOSTS |GUIDES
Led by a destination specialist and local English-speaking guide/s as required by the itinerary.
The nation's capital is home to the magnificent Zayed Grand Mosque, the newest Louvre Museum and the world's first and largest Falcon Hospital.
Full day excursion to Al Ain including the Oasis, Jebel Hafeet and Qattara Art Center.
Dinner with an Emirati guest and also a gathering of Expatriates.
A tour of Al Bastakiya and the Al Fahidi historic district lead by an Emirati guide.
Share a traditional meal while chatting with Emirati hosts about UAE culture, customs and religion at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding.
Dubai Fountain at the site of the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building.
Discover the history of the United Arab Emirates at the Etihad Museum.
The third largest Emirate after Dubai and Abu Dhabi, is home to the Museum of Islamic Civilization, which holds thousands of rare and important artifacts.
Leisure time is allotted in Dubai and Abu Dhabi for independent exploration.
NOVEMBER is an exciting time in Abu Dhabi. The hot and humid days of summer become faint memories and the world is beginning to arrive in the Emirate for a full calendar of events and activities including Formula One Abu Dhabi later in the month.
For art enthusiasts, Abu Dhabi Art is the drawing card. In addition to this annual fair, the government of Abu Dhabi, foreign embassies, universities, private businesses including galleries and hotels, catch the fever.
During this month of art, one can attend shows featuring works by established local and international artists. Also showcased are collections by emerging talent, normally with emphasis on regional and Emirati artists.
This November 2021 journey of 10 days and 11 nights with stays in just two hotels, offers visits to three of the seven Emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.
The host shares personal insight and reveals learned aspects of the nation and its people and introduction to the most important sites and art centers of the country.
Tour participants meet Emirati and international artists, have two full days for independent exploration and attend opening day of the 2021 edition of Abu Dhabi Art taking place at Manarat Al Saadiyat.
pre & post tour options
Rooms are subject to availability on the date of final payment. Should a specific accommodation not be available, a comparable room and/or property will be offered.
Roda Al Bustan Hotel
Casablanca Road, Al Garhoud
Day 0-4 |5 Nights
Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche
Corniche Road East
Capital Plaza Complex
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Luxury Room (Sea View)
Day 5-10 | 6 Nights
Hotel & Land Tour Packages
TOUR# | 19UAE-ADA
Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche | Superior Room
Roda Al Bustan | Classic Room
Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche | Luxury Room
Roda Al Bustan | Premium Room
A US$1000 deposit is payable at the time booking is confirmed.
Tour rates are subject to change. All prices are based on exchange rates, hotel and land costs at the time of pricing and are therefore subject to increase prior to the time of full payment. TWH cannot be held responsible for fluctuations in calculating refunds due to tour cancellations.
FLIGHTS are not included; independent travel should be arranged to join the tour which begins in Dubai and ends in Abu Dhabi.
PASSPORTS & VISAS
All US citizens must have a round-trip ticket and a passport valid for more than six (6) months following the date of departure.
Visitors planning to stay in the United Arab Emirates for 30 days or less may obtain a visitor visa available at no fee at the port of entry.
Travelers are responsible for their own passport and visa requirements and obtaining individual travel and medical insurance.
Tours With Hart Inc. reserves the right to decline final tour confirmation without proof of insurance.
The U.S. State Department strongly recommends supplemental insurance covering medical evacuation.
Land travel by private, air-conditioned vehicle/s; occasional taxi
Accommodation | 11 Nights
Services of experienced host and local, English-speaking guide/s as required by itinerary; excluding times allotted for independent activities.
Sharjah Museums (3)
SMCCU: Walking Tour & Lunch
Abu Dhabi Art Fair, one day ticket
Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital
Al Ain Oasis
Al Ain Museums (2)
All state taxes
Personal use of mobile phone (voice & text) from arrival through Day 10; excluding recharging fees. Traveler is responsible for loss or damage to phone and/or sim card, power cord; other accessories.
All breakfasts in hotels
Dessert & Coffee (1)
Rooms are subject to availability on the date of confirmation. Should a specific accommodation not be available, a comparable room and/or property shall be offered.
This exclusive itinerary is limited to a maximum of 16 participants, excluding staff and guide/s. A minimum of six (6) participants is required. Tour is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18 years.
Activities require that you be in good health and have the ability to walk reasonable distances and be able to stand for extended periods as in museums and while visiting outdoor sites. Pack comfortable walking shoes that have been broken-in.
It may be necessary to slightly amend the program according to local conditions.
FLIGHTS, Passport & Visas
Meals other than hotel breakfast except where specifically mentioned as being included.
Wine and other alcoholic drinks, room service à la carte orders, snacks and beverages; personal items, telephone calls, Internet and valet/laundry service and those items/services not specifically mentioned as being included.
Expenses incurred in making additional or alternative, individual travel arrangements in conjunction with the Tour.
Fees and other items and services not specifically mentioned as being included.
Gratuities and porterage.