This magical meeting place of East and West has more top-drawer attractions than it has minarets (and that`s a lot). The conquering armies of ancient times tended to ransack the city rather than endow it with artistic treasures, but all that changed with the Byzantines, who adorned their churches and palaces with mosaics and frescoes. Miraculously, many of these are still here to admire. Their successors, the Ottomans, were quick to launch an ambitious building program after their emphatic arrival. The magnificently decorated imperial mosques that followed are architectural triumphs that together form one of the world`s great skylines. And in recent years, local banks and business dynasties have reprised the Ottomans` grand ambitions and endowed an impressive array of galleries, museums, and festivals for all to enjoy. The city`s cuisine is as diverse as its heritage and delicious to boot. The mosques, bazaars, and Turkish baths of Istanbul could keep you happily occupied for your entire trip: an eyeful of breathtaking architecture here, a good-natured haggle over a carpet there.
Hotel : Albatros Premier Hotel 3* or similar
Price : AED 1250/- per pax dbl/twin sharing
All Rates are Nett and Non Commissionable
Rooms are subject to availability at time of booking
Rates can be changed without prior notice
Rates are not Valid during Peak & Festival season