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: 6 days & 5 nights
  • Countries: United Arab Emirates
  • Travel Style: Guaranteed Departures
  • Minimum Passengers: 2
  • Starting Point: Dubai
  • Ending Point: Dubai
What’s Included
  • Personalized meet & assist upon arrival at the airport in Dubai
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 5 nights in Dubai at 4-star hotel, Towers Rotana or similar
  • 8 meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 2 dinners
  • Half-day Dubai City Tour
  • Full-day Abu Dhabi City Tour
  • 4×4 Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner
  • Dhow Cruise Dinner
  • Round trip transfers from the airport to the hotel and vice versa by a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local taxes (except Hotel Taxes in Dubai, it will be billed directly to clients $5/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 and transferred to your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle for check-in.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

| Overnight in Dubai
DAY 2 | DUBAI

Have breakfast at your hotel before departure for a half-day guided tour of Dubai.

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.

After your tour, you can enjoy the rest of the day on your own.

| Overnight in Dubai
|  Breakfast
DAY 3 | DUBAI

Begin your morning with breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy the rest of your 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.
In the late evening, you will return to your hotel.

| 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, one 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

Breakfast at your hotel. Departure for Abu Dhabi city tour, 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. Continue 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.

In the late afternoon, you will return 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

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
|  Breakfast
Departures
Hotels
Towers Rotana – Dubai

Towers Rotana is a 4-star luxury hotel on Dubai’s prominent Sheikh Zayed Road, located adjacent to the Burj Khalifa (the tallest building in the world) and 10 minutes away from Dubai Mall, Dubai International Finance Center and Jumeirah Beach. The hotel is located directly opposite Financial Center Metro Station. Towers Rotana features free WiFi in all areas, an outdoor pool with sun terrace and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

The guest rooms at Towers Rotana Dubai are decorated with modern artwork and equipped with air-conditioning and satellite TV. The luxury private bathrooms have twin vanities and luxury amenities.

Dining options include the award-winning Teatro, which offers a variety of cuisine ranging from Japanese and Chinese to Indian and Italian. Guests can also enjoy 24-hour in-room dining and there is a pool-side snack bar. All Day Dining Restaurant “Flavors on Two” is open for buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and buffet Dinner of Theme Nights along with Friday Brunch.

The hotel’s fitness center, Bodylines, is equipped with cardiovascular machines, strength equipment and a fitness studio offering classes and personal trainings. Guests can also relax in the steam room, sauna, hot tub or on the Towers’ rooftop swimming pool, which offers views over Jumeirah Boulevard.

Towers Rotana Dubai is 7.5 mi from Dubai International Airport. Free on-site car parking is available. Daily local newspapers are also provided.

Trade Center Area is a great choice for travelers interested in clothes shopping, entertainment and luxury brand shopping.

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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