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United Arab Emirates: Experience Dubai

Minimum Passengers 2
Category Guaranteed Departures
Duration 7 days / 6 nights
Available Dates
Oct, 2017 24
Nov, 2017 7,14
Jan, 2018 15,23
Feb, 2018 6,20
Mar, 2018 13,27
Apr, 2018 3,10
May, 2018 8,22
*Always small groups, 10 - 14 people.


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Tour Includes:

• 6 nights in Dubai at 5 stars hotel, Fairmont or similar hotel (by American Standards, great location)
• Airport meet & greet upon arrival in Dubai
• Daily Buffet breakfast at the hotel
• Private Dubai city tour
• Luxurious Sedan transfers
• Burj Khalifa entrance
• 4x4 Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner
• Visit Yas Island's Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi 
• Dhow cruise of Dubai Marina 
• Local taxes (except Hotel Tax in Dubai only, it will be billed directly to clients $6/night)

IMPORTANT NOTICE: About our Tours 
UPGRADED HOTELS AVAILABLE (for an additional fee)
* All tours and entrance fees are included.
* All taxes are included and NO HIDDEN FEES
* International Airfare is not included, but we can book it for you at very competitive rates.
* A transfer fee may be assessed for alterations to packages, itineraries/tours and suggested arrival/departure dates.

* Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. Prices for vacation packages are subject to change without notice. All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger. A valid passport with at least 6 months validity after the date of travel is required. Travel insurance is highly recommended.

Day 1: Dubai

You will arrive at Dubai airport and be met by our representative at the airport. You will be transferred to your hotel in a limousine for check-in.

Meals included: N/A

Overnight in Dubai.

Day 2: Dubai

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. 

You will enjoy and have the opportunity to discover the spectacular and lively metropolis of Dubai. The city developed from a small fishing village at the Dubai Creek. The tour will touch the followings places: Bastakyia, the old town district of Dubai Museum, located in the ancient fortress of Al-fahidi. Another highlight will follow ride the local taxis called Abras to cross the Dubai Creek enjoy the spectacular view of the city while heading towards the District of Deira. Here you will be enchanted by the large variety of exotic spices in the famous spice Souk and buy a souvenir when you visit the Gold Souk. Take the chance to get a unique photo stop of the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque of Jumeirah, which built in the medieval Fatimid tradition. Photo stop of Burj Al Arab Hotel. Continue to downtown to enjoy the breathtaking view up “At The Top” of Burj Khalifa (124th floor), the world’s tallest building. Afterward, return to your hotel.

Overnight in Dubai. 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 3: Dubai

Have breakfast at your hotel before spending the rest of the morning at leisure.

You will have lunch at leisure; provide yourself with a nice meal at your own expense.

In the afternoon, you will join a desert safari. You will ride in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle with A/C to pass the endless and spectacular sandy desert. In the evening, you will reach a traditional Bedouin desert camp where you will be having a BBQ dinner in the sunset while listening to traditional Arabic music, an unforgettable experience. In the late evening, you will return to your hotel.

Overnight in Dubai.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4: Dubai

Breakfast to be served at your hotel.

Hop aboard an Arabian Dhow for a one hour cruise and view the panoramic skyline of “New Dubai” and the Marina. A perfect leisurely way to enjoy the magnificent skyline of the Dubai Marina. You will be able to see the stunning architectural designs of the international 5-star hotels with their private beaches, the famous 7 star Burj Arab, and world-renowned Palm Jumeirah with mystical Atlantis Hotel are also dotted along our cruising route.

Overnight in Dubai. 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 5: Dubai

Begin day 5 with breakfast at your hotel before proceeding to Abu Dhabi. Today, you will spend your day at Ferrari World. 

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is located on Yas Island. The park hosts over 20 state-of-the-art attractions, each designed to bring various facets of the Ferrari story to life. You’ll see Maranello from Enzo’s eyes, feel the rush of speed as the G-force takes over, or learn from the legends themselves in the factory or at the pit stop. It’s not just a park but an immersive experience that will spark the Ferrari spirit inside you. Featured attractions include the world’s fastest rollercoaster, reaching speeds of up to 240 km/h, emulating the feeling of being in a Ferrari F1 car, G-force experience taking passengers on an adrenaline-pumping ride up over 62m, state-of-the-art racing simulators as those used by the Ferrari racing team, and flume ride journey through the heart of a Ferrari 599 Engine Driving and Racing school for junior drivers with expert training.

Overnight in Dubai.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 6: Dubai

Begin your morning with breakfast at your hotel. 

The rest of the day is at leisure. 

Overnight in Dubai.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 7: Dubai

Begin your day with breakfast at your hotel before check-out at noon. Depending on your departure time, you will then be transferred to airport.
Overnight in Dubai.

Meals : Breakfast

Airport Facilities

In June 2001 Emirates airline designated a special handling area at departures and arrivals for passengers with special needs. As a result, wheelchair passengers will receive a more personalized service.

Health

No special immunizations are required; however, it would be wise to check beforehand if you are traveling from a health-risk area. Tetanus inoculations are usually recommended if you are considering a long trip. Polio has been virtually eradicated in the UAE and hepatitis is very rare and can be avoided by taking precautions. Hepatitis A is transmitted by contaminated food and water, Hepatitis B, C, D through sexual contact, the use of unsterilized needles, and blood transfusions.

Mobile Phones

GSM services are available and the mobile phone code within the UAE is 050. "Speak Easy" is a GSM mobile service for those visitors and tourists who cannot use their own mobile phones in the UAE. You can either buy a new mobile phone and purchase a temporary SIM card or use your own handset with a temporary card. Contact ETISALAT for details.

Public Holidays

Since Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of phases of the moon, the dates outlined below for Islamic religious holidays are approximate. The precise dates are not announced until a day or so before they occur. If a public holiday falls on a weekend, the holiday is usually taken at the beginning of the next working week.

A three-day mourning period is usually announced when a member of the ruling families or a government minister or the head of a neighbouring state dies. Government offices and some private companies will close for the period.

1 Jan New Year's Day.

2 Dec National Day.

Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year).

Mouloud (Birth of the Prophet).

Leilat al-Meiraj (Ascension of the Prophet).

Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan).

Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice).

Security

Personal Safety

The UAE is one of the safest places in the world to visit. In fact, it has been designated the world's safest holiday destination by the international travel industry on two occasions. Nevertheless, it is a good idea to take out travel insurance and to take the normal precaution to safeguard yourself and your valuables.

Money

The currency in Dubai is the UAE dirham (Dhs or AED), which is pegged to the US dollar at the rate of Dhs3.675 to US$1. There are 100 fils in a dirham. The notes in circulation are Dhs 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000. Be warned that the brown Dhs1,000 note looks a lot like Dhs200. Generally, it’s good to carry Dhs100 notes and lower values for day-to-day transactions. The most common coins are the silver Dhs1, 50 fils and 25 fils. 

Tipping

Tipping is not expected, but is common practice. Gratuities to staff at hotels are at your discretion. Most restaurants add service charges to the bill (Abu Dhabi 16 per cent; Sharjah 15 per cent; Dubai 10 per cent). If this charge is not included, add 10 per cent of the total to the bill. Taxi drivers do not expect to be tipped. Supermarket baggers, bag carriers and windscreen washers at petrol stations are generally given Dh2.

Our suggestions for daily tipping are the following:

Drivers: $ 2.00 to $ 5.00

Tour Guide: $ 10.00 to $ 20.00

House Keepers: $ 2.00

Porters: $ 1.00 per luggage

Photography

Film is readily available, so too are processing facilities and color prints are produced in record time. Ask permission before photographing people in general. Avoid photographing Muslim women and do not photograph airports, docks, and telecommunications equipment, and government buildings, military and industrial installations.

Time

The UAE is four hours ahead of GMT. The time does not change during the summer. This means that there is a three hour difference between UK and UAE local times in summer and a four hour difference in winter.

Electricity

Domestic supply is 220 volts. Sockets suitable for three-pin 13 amp plugs of British standard design are the norm, however, it is a good idea to bring an adapter with you just in case. Adapters can be purchased in local supermarkets. Appliances purchased in the UAE will generally have two-pin plugs attached.

Weight and Measures

Airport Facilities

In June 2001 Emirates airline designated a special handling area at departures and arrivals for passengers with special needs. As a result, wheelchair passengers will receive a more personalized service.

Health

No special immunizations are required; however, it would be wise to check beforehand if you are traveling from a health-risk area. Tetanus inoculations are usually recommended if you are considering a long trip. Polio has been virtually eradicated in the UAE and hepatitis is very rare and can be avoided by taking precautions. Hepatitis A is transmitted by contaminated food and water, Hepatitis B, C, D through sexual contact, the use of unsterilized needles, and blood transfusions.

Mobile Phones

GSM services are available and the mobile phone code within the UAE is 050. "Speak Easy" is a GSM mobile service for those visitors and tourists who cannot use their own mobile phones in the UAE. You can either buy a new mobile phone and purchase a temporary SIM card or use your own handset with a temporary card. Contact ETISALAT for details.

Public Holidays

Since Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of phases of the moon, the dates outlined below for Islamic religious holidays are approximate. The precise dates are not announced until a day or so before they occur. If a public holiday falls on a weekend, the holiday is usually taken at the beginning of the next working week.

A three-day mourning period is usually announced when a member of the ruling families or a government minister or the head of a neighbouring state dies. Government offices and some private companies will close for the period.

1 Jan New Year's Day.

2 Dec National Day.

Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year).

Mouloud (Birth of the Prophet).

Leilat al-Meiraj (Ascension of the Prophet).

Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan).

Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice).

Security

Personal Safety

The UAE is one of the safest places in the world to visit. In fact, it has been designated the world's safest holiday destination by the international travel industry on two occasions. Nevertheless, it is a good idea to take out travel insurance and to take the normal precaution to safeguard yourself and your valuables.

Money

The currency in Dubai is the UAE dirham (Dhs or AED), which is pegged to the US dollar at the rate of Dhs3.675 to US$1. There are 100 fils in a dirham. The notes in circulation are Dhs 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000. Be warned that the brown Dhs1,000 note looks a lot like Dhs200. Generally, it’s good to carry Dhs100 notes and lower values for day-to-day transactions. The most common coins are the silver Dhs1, 50 fils and 25 fils. 

Tipping

Tipping is not expected, but is common practice. Gratuities to staff at hotels are at your discretion. Most restaurants add service charges to the bill (Abu Dhabi 16 per cent; Sharjah 15 per cent; Dubai 10 per cent). If this charge is not included, add 10 per cent of the total to the bill. Taxi drivers do not expect to be tipped. Supermarket baggers, bag carriers and windscreen washers at petrol stations are generally given Dh2.

Our suggestions for daily tipping are the following:

Drivers: $ 2.00 to $ 5.00

Tour Guide: $ 10.00 to $ 20.00

House Keepers: $ 2.00

Porters: $ 1.00 per luggage

Photography

Film is readily available, so too are processing facilities and color prints are produced in record time. Ask permission before photographing people in general. Avoid photographing Muslim women and do not photograph airports, docks, and telecommunications equipment, and government buildings, military and industrial installations.

Time

The UAE is four hours ahead of GMT. The time does not change during the summer. This means that there is a three hour difference between UK and UAE local times in summer and a four hour difference in winter.

Electricity

Domestic supply is 220 volts. Sockets suitable for three-pin 13 amp plugs of British standard design are the norm, however, it is a good idea to bring an adapter with you just in case. Adapters can be purchased in local supermarkets. Appliances purchased in the UAE will generally have two-pin plugs attached.

Weight and Measures

The UAE uses the metric system, although British and U.S. standard weights and measures are understood.

Clothing

Lightweight summer clothing is ideal with a wrap, sweater or jacket for cooler winter nights and air-conditioned premises. Although the dress code in the UAE is generally casual, guests in the larger hotels do tend to dress more formally in the evening. Since you are visiting a Muslim country, bikinis, swimsuits, shorts and revealing tops should be confined to beach resorts.

Women are usually advised not to wear short skirts and to keep their shoulders covered. Note that in Sharjah women are prohibited from wearing swimsuits on public beaches.

Food and Water

The standard of food hygiene and water quality is extremely high, especially in all of the larger centers. You should take the time to investigate conditions in smaller cafés in remote areas, although again standards are usually good. Raw salads and shawarmas (meat cooked on a spit and served in a pIta bread sandwich) are to be avoided if you have any doubts.

Water is usually produced by desalination so it is normally safe to drink, nevertheless you may prefer the taste of bottled water. In any case it is advisable to drink plenty of water in the heat so carry a bottle with you at all times.

The UAE uses the metric system, although British and U.S. standard weights and measures are understood.

Clothing

Lightweight summer clothing is ideal with a wrap, sweater or jacket for cooler winter nights and air-conditioned premises. Although the dress code in the UAE is generally casual, guests in the larger hotels do tend to dress more formally in the evening. Since you are visiting a Muslim country, bikinis, swimsuits, shorts and revealing tops should be confined to beach resorts.

Women are usually advised not to wear short skirts and to keep their shoulders covered. Note that in Sharjah women are prohibited from wearing swimsuits on public beaches.

Food and Water

The standard of food hygiene and water quality is extremely high, especially in all of the larger centers. You should take the time to investigate conditions in smaller cafés in remote areas, although again standards are usually good. Raw salads and shawarmas (meat cooked on a spit and served in a pIta bread sandwich) are to be avoided if you have any doubts.

Water is usually produced by desalination so it is normally safe to drink, nevertheless you may prefer the taste of bottled water. In any case it is advisable to drink plenty of water in the heat so carry a bottle with you at all times.

Fairmont Dubai Hotel
Conveniently located, this luxury hotel in Dubai is just 10 minutes away from the world’s largest shopping centre – The Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, the tallest man-made structure in the world, and the Dubai Fountain, which shoots water as high as a 50-storey building, as well as being minutes from Dubai’s coastline with a number of popular beaches like Jumeirah beach.  A few metro stops from the hotel is Mall of the Emirates – a multi-level shopping mall that houses Ski Dubai, the Middle East’s first indoor ski resort and snow park.
 
The hotel is also directly connected to the metro system and is linked to the convention and exhibition areas of the Dubai World Trade Centre by a covered, air-conditioned bridge.

Dubai