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: Guaranteed Departures
  • Minimum Passengers: 2
  • Starting Point: Dubai
  • Ending Point: Dubai
What’s Included
  • Personalized meet & assist upon arrival at the airport
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 7 nights in Dubai at  4-star hotel, Holiday Inn Al Barsha Hotel or similar
  • 9 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner
  • Half-day Dubai City Tour
  • Full day Abu Dhabi Tour with lunch
  • 4×4 Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner
  • Local taxes (except Hotel Tax in Dubai only, it will be billed directly to clients $6/night)

 

Upgrade Options Available:

(4-Star +) Superior Hilton Garden Inn Mall of the Emirates or similar

(5-Star) Hilton Dubai Al Habtour Hotel or similar

(See departures for rates)


Not Included:
  • Any item of personal nature
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Visa fees (if required)
  • Optional tours and upgrades
  • Tips and porterage
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 – 12.28.19

Upon arrival at Dubai International Airport, you will be met by our representative. Representatives are positioned at an allocated meeting point in the arrivals area of the airport terminals (after the luggage claim area / towards the exit). They will provide you with a welcome packet and transfer to your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle for check-in.

| Overnight in Dubai
DAY 2 | DUBAI – 12.29.19

Breakfast at your hotel.

At approximately 09:00 AM, meet the guide at the lobby for the tour. Learn about the 19th-century life in Dubai as you visit the Dubai Museum and weave through the alleys of the Al Fahidi Historical District. Board an “Abra”, a traditional water taxi that ferried the locals through the years across the Dubai Creek. Walk through the gold and spice souks. Keep your eyes open all throughout the road trip as you will be passing by the historic Union House Fla where the UAE forged a union almost half a century ago.

Take your must-have photo at the Jumeirah Beach with the iconic Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Mosque in the background (photo stop only). Rest of the afternoon at leisure.

| Overnight in Dubai
|  Breakfast
DAY 3 | DUBAI – 12.30.19

Breakfast at your hotel.

Morning at leisure. In the afternoon, you will join a desert safari. Approximately from 4:00 PM, meet your driver/guide for the desert safari experience. A 4×4 vehicle will be sent to pick you up from your hotel and take you straight to the desert. Brace yourself for an hour-long, exhilarating dune-bashing experience. Step out of the vehicle and soak in the grandeur of the golden desert sunset. Remember to take photos! You will have the opportunity to ride a camel. Feast on a sumptuous BBQ dinner buffet at the authentic Bedouin camp, where you will also be treated to live cultural entertainment. Drop by the henna tattoo painting booth and get inked with a traditional Arabic design.

After the excursion, you will be transferred back to the hotel.

| Overnight in Dubai
|  Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 4 | DUBAI, ABU DHABI – 12.31.19

Following breakfast, proceed to discover Abu Dhabi for a full day Abu Dhabi city tour.

Stop by Yas Island and take photos at the iconic Ferrari World. Sneak a peek into the relaxed modern city life in Abu Dhabi as you are driven to the heart of the city, along with the Corniche. Discover the emirate’s past with a visit to Heritage Village, a reconstruction of a traditional oasis village that features the desert way of life. Explore the majesty of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a palatial architectural wonder that is one of the world’s largest mosques. Photo stop at the grandiose Emirates Palace. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

You will return in the afternoon to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of your evening at leisure.

| Overnight in Dubai
|  Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 5 | DUBAI – 1.1.20

Breakfast at your hotel.

Enjoy your day at leisure.

| Overnight in Dubai
|  Breakfast
DAY 6 | DUBAI – 1.2.20

Breakfast at your hotel.

Enjoy your day at leisure to enjoy the hotel’s facility or explore on your own to visit shopping malls.

| Overnight in Dubai
|  Breakfast
DAY 7 | DUBAI – 1.3.20

Breakfast at your hotel.

Enjoy your day at leisure.

| Overnight in Dubai
|  Breakfast
DAY 8 | DEPARTURE – 1.4.20

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 airport.

|  Breakfast
Departures
Hotels
Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City (5-Star)

Offering a year-round outdoor pool and terrace, Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City is located in the Sheikh Zayed Road district in Dubai, at the Dubai Water Canal, 1.6 mi from Burj Khalifa. The hotel is also directly connected to La Perle by Dragone water theater, the region’s first permanent show inspired by the spirit of Dubai.

Every room is equipped with a flat-screen TV. Some units feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. You will find a coffee machine in the room. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom with a bath and bidet, with free toiletries provided.

You will find a 24-hour front desk, a business center and a hairdresser’s at the property. The hotel has a spa center and sauna, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar.

Free WiFi is provided and free private parking is available on site.

The Dubai Fountain is 1.6 mi from Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City, while Galleria Shopping Mall is 1.7 mi from the property. Dubai International Airport is 8.1 mi away. The hotel offers a free shuttle bus to various beach locations and Dubai Mall.

Hilton Garden Inn Mall of the Emirates (4-Star+)

Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Mall Of The Emirates is located in Dubai, 3.9 miles from Burj Al Arab Tower. The property is around 7 miles from The Walk at JBR, 8 miles from Dubai Autodrome and 9 miles from Aquaventure Waterpark. The property has a 24-hour front desk.

Free WiFi is available to all guests, while certain rooms come with a DVD player.

A buffet breakfast is served every morning at the property. Guests can grab a bite to eat in the on-site restaurant, which serves International cuisine.

The hotel offers 4-star accommodations with a fitness center.

Hilton Mall of the Emirates offers a business center for guest use.

Burj Khalifa is 10 miles from the accommodation. The nearest airport is Dubai Airport, 17 miles from Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Mall Of The Emirates.

Al Barsha is a great choice for travelers interested in shopping, clothes shopping and entertainment.

Holiday Inn Al Barsha (4-Star)

This Al Barsha, Dubai hotel features an outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace and a gym. It is on the popular Sheikh Zayed Road, a 5-minute walk from the Mall of the Emirates.

The 4-star Holiday Inn Dubai Al Barsha provides elegant guest rooms furnished in a contemporary style, with traditional Arabian features. Each room has a TV and tea/coffee-making facilities.

Guests can choose from a total of 3 on-site restaurants which serve various cuisines, ranging from Thai to Indian and Arabian. There are also 2 bars, including a sports bar that shows live events.

The Holiday Inn Dubai Al Barsha is only a 5-minute walk from the Ski Dubai Resort. Dubai Media & Internet City, the Jebel Ali Free Zone and Knowledge Village are also nearby.

Al Barsha is a great choice for travelers interested in shopping, clothes shopping and entertainment.

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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