Day 1: Depart to the United Arab Emirates
Departure to Dubai
Day 2: Arrive in Dubai
Arrive in Dubai, the quintessential land of opulence, wealth and astonishing skyscrapers. Meet and assist by Travelspan airport representative at the arrival hall after the luggage collection then escorted to the transfer vehicle. Drive to Dubai hotel and Check in Hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and acclimate to your new time zone.
Day 3: DUBAI CITY TOUR with Professional English speaking Guide
Breakfast in the hotel. A fabulous day discovering Dubai, one of the world's most futuristic cities with its dramatic skyline, once a tranquil port of Bedouin traders and pearl divers. Begin with a photo stop at Dubai's signature landmark, Burj Al Arab, the celebrated sail-shaped hotel facing the Persian Gulf. Continue to the Jumeirah Palm, a man-made island, which was built in the shape of a palm tree and houses, residential buildings, villas, and luxury resorts. Upon entering the island, board the Palm Monorail which will take you to the far end of the palm. Marvel at the stunning views of the island as you ride high above the ground. The next station will be close to Atlantis hotel for a photo stop before you continue via Sheikh Zayed road to the world’s tallest tower Burj Khalifa. Here, while at the top, a guide will help answer all your questions from your vantage point on level 124 of the building. Free time for lunch in Dubai Mall. Afterward, drive to the oldest part of the city. The Bastakiya area is where old wind-towered houses of wealthy merchants can still be seen. While in the area, visit the Dubai Museum in the Al Fahidi Fort, which has survived for two centuries. Continue the tour through the cloth markets and end up at the Abras, where local water taxis will take you across the Creek to the area of spice and gold souks. Walk through the bustling alleys of these souks and allow the mystical aromas of numerous spices tantalize your senses. The jewelry on sale varies from the traditional to the latest designs at amazingly affordable prices. Return to the hotel for an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers, followed by a Welcome dinner. Welcome dinner includes: Buffet dinner including water & soft drinks.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight at the hotel chosen in Dubai
DAY 4 FULL DAY ABU DHABI TOUR
Today, an excursion to Abu Dhabi, the ultra-sophisticated capital of the United Arab Emirates, often called the "Arabian Jewel". Drive past Jebel Ali, the largest man-made port in the world before arriving at the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, iconic symbol of Abu Dhabi. Continue along the city's glamorous Corniche, with blue waters glittering on one side and shimmering skyscrapers lining the other. At the Breakwater, pause to take photos of the city's fabulous skyline. Then, on to Heritage Village, are constructed traditional desert village. Here, journey to the past and experience life in Abu Dhabi before oil revenues altered the landscape.
Many different aspects of desert life are attractively displayed in the open- air museum along with workshops, where craftsmen demonstrate traditional skills while women sit weaving and spinning. After lunch on your own, visit Zayed House for a fascinating peek into the life of the late Sheikh Zayed, "Father of the Nation". Return to Dubai via Yas Island, where the Ferrari World theme park and brand-new Formula I race track is located. Tonight, a very special evening with a chance to see the skyline of Dubai from the Creek. Dhows have been the traditional ships used in the UAE for many centuries and tonight you have the chance to board one of these vessels and enjoy a sumptuous buffet dinner while you quietly cruise by the city’s famous landmarks.
Overnight: Dubai | Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 5 DESERT SAFARI AND BBQ DINNER
Morning at leisure
Afternoon: Join the thrilling Desert Safari this afternoon. Board a 4X4 vehicle in Dubai and head out towards the highest sand dunes of the surreal surrounding desert. Feel the thrill of "dune bashing" as you spiral up and down the enormous golden dunes. Stop to watch the beautiful sunset before reaching the Bedouin campsite. You'll be welcomed with traditional Arabic coffee and might have the opportunity to ride a camel. Then, enjoy a barbecue dinner, specially prepared. Later, a captivating belly dancer enchants you with her swirling dances before returning to Dubai
Overnight : Dubai | Meals: Breakfast. Dinner
Note: The above tour is not recommended for heart patients / persons with neck or back problems
DAY 6 DAY AT LEISURE
Morning and afternoon at leisure for further exploration of this vibrant city. Or, participate in the optional tour to Sharjah, cultural center of the Emirates, known for its major museums, distinctive landmarks and elegant mosques. Visit the Islamic Museum, housing over 5,000 artifacts from all over the Islamic World and the Heritage Museum depicting Sharjah's rich and diverse heritage. Time to stroll in the unique covered souk and bargain to your heart's content for jewelry, handicrafts, and carpets before returning to Dubai.
Optional: Half Day Sharjah Tour (AM): $50USD PP
Overnight: Dubai Meals: Breakfast
DAY 7 SHOPPING - DUBAI SOUKS AND FAMOUS MARINA
Enjoy a morning at leisure on your last day in Dubai. Hotel check out is at noon and you will be able to store your luggage at the hotel before the beginning of today's sightseeing. This afternoon enjoy a tour of Dubai Souks and famous Marina. Test your bargaining skills while walking around one of the oldest and most populated areas in Dubai, the Souk al Kabeer. Afterwards you will tour the historic Sheikh Al Maktoum House. Then,enjoy a walking tour of one of the trendiest places in Dubai, the Dubai
Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence. The tour concludes at the Madinatsouk with time at leisure to explore the treasures among the lantern lit corridors. If you are travelling via London, there will be time for dinner on your own before returning to the hotel to pick up your luggage and transfer to the airport for your late night departure flight. If you are traveling via JFK, overnight at hotel.
DAY 8 RETURN HOME
Check out Hotel and transfer to airport in time for flight back home. Leaving with lifetime memories. Don’t forget to check out the Duty free shopping.
What's Always Included
- World famous "AT THE TOP" - Burj Khalifa's.
- Shopping at Dubai Mall.
- Dubai City Tour.
- Abu Dhabi City Tour.
- Safari on 4x4.
- Dhow Cruise Dinner at Dubai Creek.
- Shopping at Souks at the Marina
- International air fare.
- Land & all ground arrangements.
- Twin Sharing Accommodation
- Inclusive 6 Breakfasts & 3 Dinners
- AC Deluxe motor coach.
- English speaking guide
- Meeting and assistance
- And lots of Memories for Life!
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- - All tour information is correct at time of tours going live, however is subject to change, please confirm all details at time of booking.
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