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: 8 days & 7 nights
  • Countries: United Arab Emirates
  • Travel Style: Group
  • Minimum Passengers: 14
  • 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 5-star hotel, Grand Millennium, Deluxe Room or similar hotel
  • 2 nights in Abu Dhabi at 5-star hotel, Royal Rose, Superior Room or similar hotel
  • 8 meals: 7 breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Half-day Dubai City Tour
  • Half-day Abu Dhabi City Tour
  • 4×4 Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner
  • Half day Sharjah city tour
  • Burj Khalifa Entrance Ticket
  • 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 and Abu Dhabi, it be billed directly to clients at $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 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. Immerse yourselves in this enriching excursion and learn about how a modest fishing village at the Dubai Creek was transformed into a city hub of beautiful skylines and rich culture, through a guided tour with different stops demonstrating the city’s evolution throughout time. The traditional tour will start with the discovery of the Jumeirah area and the famous Burj Al Arab, a stop at an art center. Cross the new canal and then stop for a snapshot of the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque of Jumeirah that dates back to the Fatimid rule. We will continue to the historic district of Bastakyia, the magical old town which houses the Dubai Museum, located in the ancient fortress of Alfahidi, which dates back 200 years. A visit to the Museum of Dubai is included, explore on your own.

Next, you will have a chance to cross the creek by boat in an authentic Abra, enjoying the spectacular cityscape while heading towards the District of Deira, which is home to Dubai’s biggest spice and gold souks. The tour will continue with the discovery of the discovery of the Zaabeel area and the rulers of Dubai palaces before ending at the famous, iconic Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall. Head to the Burj Khalifa to experience one of the world’s latest man creation. After your experience on the 124th floor, you will be able to discover the Dubai Mall and its secrets on your own. Make your own way back to your hotel when you are done exploring the mall.

| 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.

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

Begin your morning with breakfast at your hotel. The rest of your day at leisure.

| Overnight in Dubai
|  Breakfast
DAY 5 | DUBAI

Breakfast. Head to Sharjah, the Pearl of the Gulf is a must to discover and complete a visit to Dubai. Visit King Faisal Mosque, experience Emirati culture, visit the Fort of Sharjah, and learn about the customs and traditions that are deeply rooted in the Emirati culture. Continue to the Heritage Museum, and the enchanting Souk Al Arsa and Souk al Markazi, which is a veritable treasure trove of carpets, jewelry, and intricate handicrafts. The tour ends at the Dubai Mall. Enjoy the rest of your afternoon on your own.

| Overnight in Abu Dhabi
|  Breakfast
DAY 6 | DUBAI – ABU DHABI

Begin your day with breakfast at your hotel. Morning at leisure before proceeding to Abu Dhabi.

After check-in at your hotel, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

| Overnight in Abu Dhabi
|  Breakfast
DAY 7 | ABU DHABI

Following breakfast, you are headed on a half-day city tour of Abu Dhabi.

The 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 that is able to accommodate more than 30,000 worshipers. The beautiful mosque is completely clad in marble and features intricate Islamic decoration and carvings as well as extensive landscaping works. You will continue our tour towards downtown Abu Dhabi. You will pass through the old city and the palace of Al-Husn (closed for renovation). You will proceed to the Heritage Village, which houses a small museum and depicts the traditional daily activities of the Arab community prior to the discovery of oil.

After you are driven 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 evening will be devoted to driving through the famous, giant Saadiyat Island project where the Louvre Museum and the Guggenheim Museum 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. It quite an impressive attraction park, it is the largest covered air-conditioned park in the world with a huge red Ferrari sign as a landmark. You will return to your hotel afterward.

| Overnight in Abu Dhabi
|  Breakfast
DAY 8 | Depart

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

|  Breakfast
Departures
Hotels
Royal Rose Hotel

The Royal Rose is a luxurious 5-star hotel in the middle of Abu Dhabi. Its exterior hints at a 17th-century French palace. It showcases an outdoor pool, a gym and a spa.

The elegantly furnished, air-conditioned accommodations feature baroque décor. Each one has a small sitting area with satellite TV, a minibar and an electric kettle. The suite includes a living room and a balcony with a city view.

Guests can enjoy eclectic dining options at Royal Rose Hotel ranging from Arabic to International Cuisine. Brasserie Café offers an assortment of tea and refreshing mocktails to savory snacks and specialty gateaux.

The Abu Dhabi Corniche and promenade, with its range of outdoor cafes and a long beach stretch with water-sports options, is a mere 5-minute drive away. The traditional souq-market-, the Abu Dhabi Fort and countless other points of interest are within easy reach.

Grand Millennium Dubai

Boasting a central Dubai location on Sheikh Zayed Road, Grand Millennium Dubai offers free Wi-Fi in all areas and spacious rooms. It has a rooftop swimming pool with panoramic city views. Free on site parking is available.

Rooms at the Dubai Grand Millennium have modern furnishings. Each room provides a bathrobe and slippers, a DVD player and flat-screen TV.

Grand Millennium features a range of restaurants and bars. The Asian restaurant on the 18th-floor has live cooking stations, and views of the Gulf and Jumeirah coastline. The pool-side bar offers light snacks and drinks.

Hotel Grand Millennium Dubai is located just 10 minutes’ drive from the Mall of the Emirates and Dubai Marina. Dubai Media City and Internet City are also just just over 1 miles from the hotel and Dubai International Airport is a 25-minute drive away.

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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