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Discover Dubai and Abu Dhabi

From the stunning 68m Abeking & Rasmussen SOARING: A seven-day itinerary

Discover Dubai and Abu Dhabi’s majestic and bustling landscapes from the luxurious 68m Abeking and Rasmussen - SOARING. This seven-day itinerary will whisk you away on an unforgettable journey, taking in the remarkable skyline, exquisite vistas, and palatial architecture the Arabian Peninsula has to offer.

Best experienced from the comfort of a private superyacht, the region synonymous with the world’s most opulent lifestyles and architecture, set against traditional Islamic culture and fascinating Arabic history makes for a truly memorable charter.

The perfect yacht to cruise the UAE, superyacht SOARING’s lavish interior along with her 17 outstanding crew and Captain ensure an extraordinary stay on board this striking coastal beauty. 


A seven-day itinerary

Dubai to Abu Dhabi



Day 1

Arrive in Dubai

Get your trip underway in Dubai and step aboard SOARING. After touching down at Dubai’s stunning international airport, take the morning to unwind and make use of the incredible onboard spa facilities including a Hammam, and massage rooms.

Step ashore and spend the afternoon taking in the sights and attractions of Dubai. From getting up close and personal with the awe-inspiring Burj Khalifa and fountain show, to visiting the iconic Al Fahidi historic district, and world class shopping at either the Dubai Mall or Mall of the Emirates; there is no shortage of activities and attractions to enjoy in Dubai.

Head back to your luxury yacht to get ready for an evening of fine dining and spectacular nightlife. With favourite restaurants including Hutong - one of the first Chinese restaurants to be awarded a Michelin star, and Il Ristorante-Niko Romito - one of the few Michelin-star Italian restaurants in Dubai, there is certainly no shortage of world class cuisine to choose from. 

Renowned as a must-see spectacle that has earned global acclaim, finish the night experiencing nightlife on an unimaginable scale in one of Dubai's incredible nightclubs: Billionaire DubaiCoda, or BLU Club.

SOARING, Burj Khalifa, Al Fahidi


Day 2

Dubai, Moon Island and Sunset Cruise

Begin your second day ashore exploring the attractions of the city. See the beautiful Dubai Marina, where the modern architecture contrasts the traditional fishing boats before visiting the historic souks of Deira. A great place to take a stroll and immerse yourself in the wonders of the traditional markets that offer exotic foods, spices, textiles, gold, and gems.

Retire to SOARING for a short afternoon cruise to Moon Island where you can enjoy an alfresco lunch at anchor under the warm Arabian sun. As you relax on the aft deck, SOARING’s outstanding crew will prepare the expansive beach club and well-appointed watertoy collection for an afternoon of endless fun. From Jet Skis and Seabobs, to stand up paddle boards and kayaks, enjoy all the latest in watersports activities.

As your second day draws to a close, a sunset cruise is a must. Take in stunning views of the Dubai skyline from the middle of the Arabian Gulf, and spend the evening relaxing on board as you drift past iconic landmarks like the Burj Al Arab and the renowned Palm Jumeirah. Sip your favourite cocktail from one of the many spacious socialising areas SOARING offers before you sit down to enjoy your five-star meal with the fading sun illuminating the breath-taking city.

Jet Skis and SOARING, Dubai Marina, Burj al Arab


Day 3

World Island Cruise and Desert Safari

Just a short sail from Dubai marina, spend the morning on a World Islands cruise. An archipelago of small man made islands constructed in the shape of the world map, the small white sand islands rising from the Arabian sea provide a Maldivian landscape perfect for a morning swim. 

Head back to Dubai and leave the bustling city behind. Embark on a journey of discovery as you head out into the wilderness on a desert safari. Watch the skyscrapers fade into the distance from your luxury car, and in just half an hour you'll find yourself surrounded by the natural beauty of the desert. You'll be guided through a private nature reserve where you can spot native wildlife like snakes and Arabian oryx while admiring the rolling dunes. 

As the sun sets, watch a falconry show and savour some local cuisine before a short camel ride to a private cabana for a lavish dining experience followed by stargazing. This desert adventure is sure to be a highlight of your visit to Dubai. Relax on the ride back to your accommodation, with memories of this unforgettable experience.

Desert Safari in Dubai


Day 4

Dubai and Atlantis

Spend your last day in the city enjoying whatever takes your fancy. From an adrenaline-filled afternoon skydiving over the Palm Jumeirah, to playing a round of golf at one of Dubai’s many world-class courses, taking in the stunning aerial views of the desert from a private hot air balloon, seeing a colony of Greater Flamingos living in the heart of the city at the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, or enjoying a beach day with incredible views of the Arabian sea from the exclusive Nikki Beach Resort & Spa; Dubai truly offers something for everyone.

After enjoying the city’s endless attractions, end your stay in Dubai with a bang. Start the evening on board SOARING before heading to the famed Atlantis. Located on the Palm Jumeirah, indulge in this six-star hotel’s culinary delights set against the Dubai skyline. From Japanese-Peruvian cuisine at Nobu and Michelin-starred Hakkasan, to Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen, and Chef Gregoire Berger’s Ossiano; a night to remember is guaranteed.

Atlantis Hotel in Dubai


Day 5

Dubai to Abu Dhabi

Start day five early and cruise west to the sophisticated and affluent capital city of the UAE – Abu Dhabi. As you set sail from Dubai, take in the breath-taking views and see how the city has developed from a different perspective. From the rocky brown mountains to the luxurious cosmopolitan metropolis passing by, the coastline you see tells an intriguing story.

As morning turns into afternoon, SOARING will come into her own. Make the most of your cruising time to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul thanks to her extensive onboard amenities including an on deck hot tub, fully equipped gym, and spa facilities. 

Now well on your way to Abu Dhabi, enjoy an al fresco lunch set against the expanse of the Arabian desert as the glittering metropolis you are headed for comes into view. Watch the Abu Dhabi skyline grow from the deck of your private superyacht as you near your destination while sipping your favourite cocktail. 

Experience the epitome of yachting glamour and arrive at the iconic Yas Marina in style. As a purpose built superyacht harbour, the world’s top superyachts are often spotted here; but SOARING with her striking sporty lines and monochromatic design is sure to stand out.

SOARING exterior, Jacuzzi and Beach Club


Day 6

Abu Dhabi - Explore the city

Take a day out to explore the incredible Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Start with a morning stroll along the picturesque Corniche, before spending the afternoon visiting the world-class attractions the city has to offer. 

Whether it's an adrenaline-filled trip to Ferrari World (home to the world’s fastest roller coaster), an afternoon of leisure on Yas Island, artistic and cultural discovery at the Louvre Museum, or a visit to the breath-taking Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, there’s an attraction for everyone in Abu Dhabi. 

After your afternoon exploring this extravagant Emirate, return to SOARING to relax and get ready before sampling the city’s unique fine dining scene and lavish nightlife.

Abu Dhabi skyline


Day 7

House of Artisans and Departure from Abu Dhabi

After breakfast on board, visit Abu Dhabi’s House of Artisans to soak up some more cultural delights. Next to the local souks, the House of Artisans promotes the conservation of traditional craft skills including sea craft, Talli (traditional decorative embroidery), Al-sadu, and Khoos (weaving). A great way to round off your Middle Eastern charter; before your departure, pick up a small memento or simply take in the incredible skill of the local artisans.

Return to SOARING for one last time and bid farewell to your dedicated crew and Captain before your afternoon departure from Abu Dhabi International Airport.  

Souk in Abu Dhabi


A luxury crewed yacht charter in Dubai is the ultimate way to experience the beauty and culture of the Arabian Peninsula. From exploring the glittering city of Dubai and partying the night away, to relaxing on secluded beaches and sailing through crystal clear waters, the possibilities are endless.

The sample itinerary above is just a taste of what you can expect when you charter extravagant superyacht SOARING. If you want to step aboard before booking your charter, try the virtual tour. 

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to sail the Arabian seas in complete style and comfort. Contact your Ocean Independence charter broker or enquire below, and we will help you to create a bespoke charter itinerary tailored to your specific requirements.

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