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$1095 per person
MAR '23 - NOV '23
UAE - Dubai
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Travel to Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, filled with soaring skyscrapers, man-made islands and ultra-modern shopping malls. Spend an unforgettable evening under the stars on a luxury 4x4 desert excursion, explore the old town, visit the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Mosque in neighboring Abu Dhabi and get to know the unique cultures and luxurious lifestyle of the United Arab Emirates.

What's included

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Departure Location
Return Location
Price includes
  • Accommodation
  • Activities as indicated in the itinerary
  • All transfers as indicated in itinerary
  • Departures from main US airports.
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • 6 nights hotel accommodation
  • 6 nights Dubai
  • 8 Meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.

Special Features

  • 4x4 Excursion in Dubai Desert.
  • Embark on a city tour of Abu Dhabi that includes a visit to the Louvre Abu Dhabi
  • Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a masterpiece of modern Islamic architecture

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Is This Trip Right for You?
This program is active. Walking is done over cobbled streets, uneven surfaces, stairs, steps, and significant slopes. Expect most of the sightseeing to require three to four hours of walking as well as a considerable time standing. Many historical cities have specific driving regulations, with set drop off and pick up points, that result in extra walking to and from the sights. The pacing is active as many sites are included. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
Day 1

Depart for Dubai

Board your flight to Dubai. 

Day 2

Arrive in Dubai

Arrive in Dubai, considered one of the most luxurious cities in the world. Clear immigration and customs before transferring to the hotel. Get comfortable at the hotel and take in the views of the beautiful city skyline. Overnight stay in Dubai.

Day 3

Half-Day Classic Dubai Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Get to know the city as you set off on a half-day tour of Dubai. * Begin in the historic area of Bastakia, home to old merchant houses, cafes, and restaurants. Board an Abra Water Taxi and cruise along the waterways of Dubai Creek before disembarking and explore the Spice Souk and Gold Bazaars, the most famous in the world. Return to the hotel and enjoy the evening at your leisure. We recommend an optional Dhow Cruise and Dinner this evening.** Overnight stay in Dubai. (B)

* Please note: this excursion operates on Friday afternoons and Monday, Wednesday, and Sunday mornings only.

** Optional Dhow Cruise and Dinner: Take a traditional Dhow Cruise along Dubai Creek and enjoy spectacular views of the skyscrapers and Dubai's illuminated skyline as you enjoy dinner on board. 

Day 4

4x4 Desert Safari Excursion

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure, enjoying a shopping spree in Dubai's fabulous malls or relaxing at your leisure on the beach. We recommend an optional tour of the city's modern attractions.* In the late afternoon, take a luxury 4x4 desert excursion and enjoy an unforgettable barbecue dinner in a traditional Bedouin camp under the starry night sky with authentic Bedouin entertainment, belly dancing (except during the month of Ramadan) and traditional music. Return to the hotel and overnight stay in Dubai. (B)

Optional Half-Day Modern Dubai Tour: Visit the most emblematic sights in the city including the Jumeirah Mosque and the Burj Al Arab, the world's most luxurious hotel. Travel to the man-made palm-shaped island of Palm Jumeirah to see the amazing Atlantis Hotel before heading back to the city on the monorail. Afterwards, explore glittering Dubai Marina, the Mall of Emirates, to see the impressive Ski Dubai, and the jaw-dropping Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Please note: this excursion operates on Mondays and Fridays only.

Day 5

Full-Day Excursion to Abu Dhabi

After breakfast at the hotel, set off to Abu Dhabi, the immense capital of the United Arab Emirates, located to the south of Dubai. * On arrival, enjoy a comprehensive city tour to get to know the most emblematic sights of this Emirate metropolis. Start at the immense Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, an icon of the city and one of the largest mosques on earth. Clad in marble, it's a dazzling example of Islamic architecture. Afterwards, head to Al Bateen to see the Royal Palaces before driving along the spectacular Corniche, past gleaming mosques and elegant high-rises. See the impressive artificial Lulu Island and take a photo stop at the Breakwater for panoramic views of the city. Pass by the outside of the Emirates Palace Hotel and explore the luxurious interior of the Presidential Palace: Qasr al Watan. Stop for lunch at a traditional restaurant before exploring the cultural delights of the Louvre Museum, an incredible art and civilisation museum. After an action-packed day, return to Dubai. Overnight stay in Dubai. (B, L)

* Please note: this excursion operates on Tuesdays and Saturdays only.

Day 6

Full Day in Dubai

Breakfast at the hotel. Today is free to discover this modern Emirati metropolis at your leisure. We recommend visiting the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world and a symbol of the city of 828 meters and 160 floors. Since its inauguration in 2010, it offers the best views of the desert and the city. Underneath is the largest shopping centre in the world, the Dubai Mall where 1200 stores of all kinds are located. A shopping paradise! As night falls, we recommend an optional dinner overlooking the Dubai Fountains.* Overnight stay in Dubai. (B)

Optional Dinner at Dubai Fountains: Enjoy an unforgettable dining experience at a restaurant overlooking the musical fountains of Dubai. The Dubai Fountains are one of the largest and most complex fountains in the world, situated on a 30-acre lake surrounding the Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa. Enjoy dinner as you watch the dancing musical fountains.

Day 7

Full Day in Dubai

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure in Dubai. Why not take a relaxing stroll through the beautiful flower beds of Dubai Miracle Garden, head to Jumeriah Beach or soak up the view from the top of the Burj Khalifa! Alternatively, we recommend an optional half-day excursion to the Emirates of Sharjah and Ajman.* Overnight stay in Dubai. (B)

Optional Sharjah & Ajman Half-Day Excursion: Get to know the Emirate states of Sharjah and Ajman, to the north of Dubai. Explore the handicraft stalls at the Blue Souk and pass by Faisal Mosque. Explore the authentic Al Arsha Souk, home to an array of unique Islamic arts and discover the history of the Emirates at the Ajman Museum. After lunch at a traditional restaurant, return to Dubai. Please note: this excursion operates on Thursdays only.

Day 8

Depart Dubai

Breakfast at the hotel. It's time to bring your time in beautiful Dubai to a close. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the US. (B)

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    8 Day Highlights of Dubai

    $1095 per person
    MAR '23 - NOV '23
    UAE - Dubai

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