Dubai – Abu Dhabi – Maldives Islands
Tour: Apr 26 – May 06, 2020 Price: $3,995 + Tax
Inclusive of international airfares
Fly with Emirates Airline, one of the world’s best airlines
Depart from either LAX or SFO airport in the afternoon. AV Travel Tour Leader with fly with the group.
Arrive in Dubai in the evening, connect to the Emirate Airlines’ flight to the Maldives.
Arrive in the Maldives in the morning, is the capital and most populous city in the Republic of Maldives. The pint-sized Maldivian capital is the throbbing, mercantile heart of the nation, a densely crowded and fascinating place, notable mainly for its stark contrast to the laid-back pace of island life elsewhere in the country. We stay at Maldives Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa for 3 nights. (D)
Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives – set on a pristine island blessed with tropical beauty in North Malé Atoll.
Light and airy villas with wooden flooring and natural fabrics provide sensational views of the Indian Ocean and offer the choice of beachside or overwater accommodation. Pure white sand and a sparkling blue lagoon make this a perfect playground for beach games, snorkeling & water sports, while the magical underwater world of some of the top dive sites in the Maldives are reached within less than half an hour by dhoni. (B/L/D)
The resort’s package includes: The all inclusive meal plan includes daily breakfast, lunch and dinner in Ocean Restaurant. * Afternoon tea service. * All day soft drink and mineral water. *Open bar service including house pouring wine (red, white, sparkling), beer, alcoholic beverages and selection of cocktails between 11am-midnight. *Non motorized water sport & snorkeling equipment. WiFi access. (B/L/D)
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight to Dubai, the most populous city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Today, Dubai has emerged as a cosmopolitan metropolis that has grown steadily to become a global city and a business and cultural hub of the Middle East and the Persian Gulf region.
After dinner visit at The Top, Burj Khalifa (with a non-prime admission ticket to AT THE TOP SKY LEVEL 125 +124). Located on Level 124 of the world’s tallest tower, At The Top, Burj Khalifa gives you a captivating panorama of Dubai, a view you wouldn’t find anywhere else in the city. Afterward, enjoy some free time at Dubai Mall. (B/D)
The United Arab Emirates, sometimes simply called the Emirates or the UAE, is a country located in the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf. Established on 2 December 1971, the country is a federation of seven emirates. Each emirate is governed by a hereditary emir who jointly forms the Federal Supreme Council which is the highest legislative and executive body in the country. The country’s capital is Abu Dhabi. Dubai is the most populous city, and the second-largest emirate by territorial size.
The Emirate of Dubai is a city of ages that rises out of the desert and crowns the Gulf Coast with its presence. Dubai is the second largest of the seven United Arab Emirates but has the biggest population at over 2.1 million inhabitants. Size has been synonymous with Dubai as it continues to build the first, largest and the biggest constructions in the world. Dubai’s dynamics are always transient and ever-changing with its constant urge to construct something better and bigger than the previous. If there was a Palm Island, Nakheel thought of the World Island. Burj Al Arab seemed too timid when Burj Khalifa cropped up, distancing itself from being a loner in the crowd. Dubai constantly dwells in a suppressive competition with itself trying to magnetize tourists to a dreamy world of attractions and unheard-of luxuries.
Our journey to discover Dubai to start with the historical Al Bastakiya Quarter. A visit to the Bastakiya Quarter includes culturally significant sights, such as Dubai’s oldest building (1780s), the Al Fahidi Fort, the Dubai Museum, and the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding. Continue to chart Dubai’s rise from a fishing village to one of the world’s fastest-growing cities at the Dubai Museum. Soak up beautiful city views on an “Abra Water Taxi” across Dubai Creek; and snap photos of Jumeirah Mosque, whose domes and minarets echo the medieval Fatimid style. Visit the Spice Market and Gold Market. Be prepared to part with a little money as the tantalizing scents and shimmering jewelry will entice you into making a few purchases.
Enjoy the Desert Safari tour: Spend an evening in the desert of Dubai on a thrilling safari! Go 4WD dune bashing, see a desert sunset, take a camel ride, enjoy belly-dancing show and feast on a barbecue buffet dinner. (B/L/D)
This morning, enjoy your amazing time at Dubai Miracle Garden. Every year from mid-November to mid-May, a 72,000 sqm space full of scents and colors comes to life. This incredible experience is one of Cityland’s signature creations – Dubai Miracle Garden. Seeing the garden in full bloom with its 150 million flowers arranged in colorful arches and patterns, and the myriad shapes they form, is truly magnificent. Afternoon, spend time at the Global Village. It combines cultures of 90 countries across the world at one place. It claims to be the world’s largest tourism, leisure, shopping and entertainment project. It is the region’s first cultural, entertainment, family and shopping destination. (B/L)
Morning drive to Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE, is often called the ‘Arabian Jewel,’ a name that testifies to its lavish monuments and flashy modern architecture. As you travel around town, listen to stories about the city and its sights such as Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan Mosque, or the grand mosque, as it’s more simply known. Head inside to learn about the monument and marvel at its sheer size and grandeur. The stunning building can accommodate some 40,000 worshipers inside its walls, making it one of the world’s largest mosques. Lunch & Visit the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi’s most luxurious hotel. Continue traveling through the streets to one of Abu Dhabi’s oldest buildings, Qasr al-Husn. Built in the 18th century, the eye-catching white palace was the setting for the city’s governance until as recently as the 1960s.
Visit Qasr Al Watan. For the first time since its completion in 2015, the Qasr Al Watan, also known as the Palace of the Nations has opened the doors of its glittering Presidential Palace to the public. It is an exquisitely crafted tribute to Arabian heritage and artistry. This Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi is more than just a palace, it is a fountain of knowledge on the enriching journey of Arabian history in a contemporary setting. A Palace brimming with knowledge, offering the world a first-of-its-kind insight into the Arab heritage and the governing principles that shaped the history of the United Arab Emirates and its vision to the future. Head for Abu Dhabi Heritage Village, an open-air museum that showcases everyday life in the city prior to the discovery of oil. Stroll around at leisure and admire recreated souks and a traditional Bedouin camp complete with goat-hair tents. Finish your tour with a drive past the Dhow Yard where wooden ships are built using time-honored methods, and then head back to Dubai. (B/L/D)
Depart to visit The Palace of Sheikh, “House of Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum”, the residence of the prince (Emir) of Dubai. The route includes the Jumeirah Beach Road, which is home to some of the city’s wealthiest residents as well as the banks of the Dubai Creek. Stop to take pictures of Burj Al Arab, the sail-shaped hotel.
Drive on the beach road to Jumeirah Palm Island, the man-made island built in the shape of a palm tree and home to residential buildings, villas and luxury resorts. Visit Atlantis the Palm. Enjoy a Farewell dinner. (B/D)
Transfer to the airport for your non-stop flight to LAX or SFO airports. (B)