Overview

With its full-throttle development, iconic skylines of high-rises, and world famous beach resorts, the United Arab Emirates has become a favorite for family holidays and city breaks. Landmark tourist attractions such as Dubai’s towering Burj Khalifa and Abu Dhabi’s modern Sheikh Zayed Mosque, have branded the UAE as an up-to-the-minute luxury destination.

Tour Info
  • Duration: 7 days & 6 nights
  • Countries: United Arab Emirates
  • Travel Style: Guaranteed Departures
  • Minimum Passengers: 2
  • Starting Point: Dubai
  • Ending Point: Dubai
What’s Included
  • 6 nights in Dubai at 5-star hotel, Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre or similar hotel
  • VIP airport meet & greet upon arrival in Dubai
  • Daily Buffet breakfast at the hotel
  • Private Dubai City Tour
  • Luxurious Sedan transfers
  • Burj Khalifa VIP entrance
  • 4×4 Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner
  • Abu Dhabi City Tour
  • Local taxes (except Hotel Tax in Dubai only, it will be billed directly to clients $6/night)
Full itinerary
Please Note

While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour you will be advised of any amendments.

Accommodations

Below is an example of the hotel we may use in this city. For the actual hotel your specific departure will be using, please check your voucher.

DAY 1 | DUBAI

Upon arrival at Dubai International Airport, you will be met by our representative at the airport and transferred to your hotel in a limousine for check-in. Check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

| Overnight in Dubai
DAY 2 | DUBAI

Have breakfast at your hotel before departure for a private guided tour. You will have the opportunity to discover the spectacular and lively metropolis of Dubai. The city, developed from a small fishing village at the Dubai Creek, nowadays presents itself as a glamorous metropolis at the Arabian Gulf. The distinctive skyscrapers and gigantic shopping-malls are sure to impress every visitor. You will start your tour with Bastakyia, the old town district of Dubai. Learn everything about the local history and geography of the city when visiting the Dubai Museum, located in the ancient fortress of Al-Fahidi.

Following the museum, you will use the local water 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. Take the chance to get a unique and affordable souvenir when you visit the adjacent Gold Souk. Your tour then proceeds to the Jumeirah area, where you will have a photo stop to capture the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque of Jumeirah. The mosque was built in medieval Fatimid tradition, the stone structure is a tribute to modern Islamic architecture. Following that, you will take photo stops at Burj Al Arab Hotel and the Atlantis Hotel located at crescent of Palm Jumeirah. After your tour, you can enjoy the rest of the day on your own.

| Overnight in Dubai
|  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 are headed to enjoy a desert safari. Your tour departs in the afternoon, traveling across the deserts of Dubai in a 4×4 vehicle. Brace yourself for an exhilarating dune-bashing experience. Test your balance and try sandboarding. Sliding down a slope of sand can truly be lots of fun! You will have the opportunity to meet and ride the camels. Feast on a delicious BBQ dinner at the authentic Bedouin camp and enjoy live cultural entertainment. You will also have the opportunity to get inked with traditional Arabic design at the henna tattoo painting booth.

| Overnight in Dubai
|  Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 4 | DUBAI

Breakfast to be served at your hotel before enjoying leisure time. Keep your evening open to enjoy a dhow cruise dinner along the Dubai Creek. Cruising down the creek is a unique experience, once of which you cannot miss when in Dubai. Imagine yourself having a buffet dinner and a sip of your favorite drink on a dhow cruise with the fascinating lights of Dubai Creek. After dinner, you will return to your hotel.

| Overnight in Dubai
|  Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 5 | DUBAI

Following breakfast at your hotel, depart for a full-day Abu Dhabi city tour.

Abu Dhabi is the largest and the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. This comprehensive tour is the ideal introduction to the UAE capital and the island on which it stands. The name Abu Dhabi means: “Father of the Gazelle”. Our first stop will be at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest Mosques in the world; able to accommodate more than 30,000 worshipers. The beautiful mosque is completely clad in marble and also features intricate Islamic decoration and carvings as well as extensive landscaping works. We will continue our tour towards Abu Dhabi downtown. We will stop at the Heritage Village, which houses a small museum and depicts the traditional daily activities of the Arab community prior to the discovery of oil. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will drive along the spectacular Corniche, past gleaming white mosques, glass-clad offices, and elegant high-rise apartments to the tip of the breakwater for a superb view of the city’s magnificent skyline. The remaining part of the tour will be devoted to driving through the famous giant Saadiyat Island project where the Louvre Museum and Guggenheim Museums are being built to complete the image of Abu Dhabi as a cultural city. The tour will continue towards the famous Yas Island which houses the Formula 1 Yas Circuit & the first attraction park of Ferrari in the world (only a photo-stop). An impressive attraction park, the largest covered air-conditioned park in the world with a huge red Ferrari sign as a landmark. Later afternoon we will come back to Dubai.

Note: The Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi is open to visitors between 8.30 AM and 11:30 AM, Sunday to Thursday. Visitors will not be permitted to enter outside of these times; we respectfully request your cooperation in this matter. Ladies visiting the mosque are required to cover their head with a scarf and please do not wear shorts, beachwear or sleeveless outfits as they are to be fully covered. Men visiting the mosque should wear long trousers.

The Cultural Foundation & Al Husn Palace is closed for renovation in Abu Dhabi, hence not incorporated in the itinerary of Abu Dhabi tour.

The Heritage Village in Abu Dhabi opening hours is Mon-Thu & Sat 09:00-13:00 and from 17:00-21:00. Fri from 17:00-21:00. It is closed on Sundays.

| Overnight in Dubai
|  Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 6 | DUBAI

Have breakfast at your hotel before enjoying your day at leisure.

| Overnight in Dubai
|  Breakfast
DAY 7 | DUBAI

Begin your day with breakfast at your hotel before check-out at noon. Depending on your departure time, you will be transferred to Dubai International Airport for your onward journey at the appropriate time.

|  Breakfast
Departures
Hotels
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre

With direct access to DIFC Gate Building, the Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Center is a luxurious hotel where elegant décor with a focus on modern arts made by the city’s emerging art community. This 5-star hotel is just 1 metro stop away from Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai. It features 3 restaurants and 3 outdoor terraces. Guests can work out in the 24 h state of the art fitness Center or relax in the tranquil Ritz-Carlton Spa. There is also 2 swimming pools for the guests enjoyment, an indoor pool and a seasonal rooftop pool.

All 341 elegantly appointed guest rooms at The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC offer elegant, contemporary interiors with spacious bathrooms, luxurious Asprey toiletries and unique Ritz-Carlton bedding.

The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC has food outlets to suit every palate and taste. Cafe Belge serving Belgian cuisine in a 1920s theme. Cake is a contemporary patisserie and cafe that is devoted to serving great cake, as well as light meals and coffees throughout the day. Cara is a sophisticated breakfast and lunch venue, with a weekly themed dinner buffet. Le Cirque offers French cuisine with an Italian Twist. Center Cut Steak House with premium steaks. The Sunken Garden features an alfresco venue for light bites, refreshments and shisha. Flair No.5 is an outdoor lounge and bar with a variety of home-crafted beverages

Guests staying in the club rooms benefit from access to the exclusive Ritz-Carlton Club Level, a private floor with complimentary food and beverage offerings, wireless Internet access and a private concierge. There is also a ground floor business center complete with fully equipped meeting rooms to meet the needs of any business function.

The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC is within walking distance to the World Trade Center, within 5 minutes walk from 2 metro stations and the Dubai Convention Center, Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa. It is 15 minutes by car from the Dubai International Airport.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Useful info about our trips

  • 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

  • Alterations

    A transfer fee may be assessed for alterations to packages, itineraries/tours and suggested arrival/departure dates

  • Price are based on double occupancy

    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.

  • Travel insurance is highly recommended.

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