Tour: Apr 25 – May 01, 2021 Price:
$2,295 $2,195 + Tax
7-day land tour, not inclusive of international airfares
Optional: Spend 3 nights in Maldives Islands before or after this tour
U.A.E (Dubai & Abu Dhabi) is one of the countries that only require proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken ideally no more than 72 hours before arrival. There is no required quarantine for American travelers.
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.
Arrive in Dubai, which is 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.
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 to 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 takes us past Dubai Creek, one of the older parts of town. Here you will pass through the heritage area of Bastakiya where the ancient wind-powered houses will enchant and delight. Soak up beautiful city views on an “Abra Water Taxi” across Dubai Creek to the Spice Market and Gold Souk. Be prepared to part with a little money as the tantalizing scents and shimmering jewelry will entice you into making a few purchases. Enjoy your free afternoon at Emirate Mall. (B/L)
Depart to visit The Palace of Sheikh “House of Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum”, the residence of the prince (Emir) of Dubai, and the Dubai Museum (Al Fahdi Fort), which provides visitors a glimpse of Dubai’s past as a trading port. 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. Have a look at the most amazing places in Dubai by going on a road trip to Sheik Zayed road. This road is all covered up by the beautiful places of Dubai. You will love to see how all the amazing places fall within this road. 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. Taking pictures of the Atlantis the Palm.
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 and feast on a barbecue buffet dinner. (B/L/D)
Depart to the Marina, where we will have our Catamaran cruise for 3 hours for touring of the gulf. Cruise around Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab and the World Islands. Feel the warmth of the sun on your cheek and the caress of the cool wind through your hair when you sail across the waters on a groovy catamaran cruise in Dubai. Enjoy unobstructed views of the wide blue sea, the stunning Burj Al Arab, and the picturesque Atlantis The Palm when you climb aboard this amazing sailboat. In the afternoon, enjoy your free time at Dubai Mall with Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower. (B/L)
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. Continue to visit the UAE’s latest cultural landmark, Dubai Frame is an iconic structure that ‘frames’ impressive views of Old and New Dubai, while serving as a metaphorical bridge connecting the emirate’s rich past with its magnificent present. Offering spectacular panoramic views across the city. (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 travel 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. 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. Enjoy our farewell dinner with Iftar culture in the luxurious Ramadan Tent. (B/L/D)
Transfer to the airport. (B)