7 Day Classic Dubai

$739
Land Only
$1369*
Air & Land
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2017 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
Mon, Oct 02  (Sold Out) $1729* $949
Tue, Oct 03  (Sold Out) $1719* $949
$1519* $789
$1559* $789
$1679* $949
$1559* $789
$1469* $789
$1419* $739
$1559* $849
$1649* $949
Tue, Nov 07  (Sold Out) $1669* $949
$1459* $789
$1529* $849
$1649* $849
Tue, Nov 21  (Sold Out) $1639* $949
$1509* $849
$1459* $789
$1519* $849
$1579* $739
Tue, Dec 12  (Sold Out) $1629* $789
Mon, Dec 18  (Sold Out) $2399* $789
$1929* $789
$2599* $1109
2018 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
$1819* $789
$1439* $789
$1439* $789
Tue, Jan 16  (Sold Out) $1689* $949
$1439* $789
$1439* $789
Mon, Jan 29  (Sold Out) $1799* $1059
Tue, Jan 30  (Sold Out) $1799* $1059
$1779* $1109
$1759* $1109
$1729* $1059
Tue, Feb 13  (Sold Out) $1849* $1109
$1689* $999
$1709* $1059
Mon, Feb 26  (Sold Out) $1739* $999
$1419* $739
$1389* $739
$1409* $739
$1419* $739
$1499* $849
$1589* $849
$1469* $789
$1399* $739
$1409* $739
$1509* $739
$1399* $739
$1509* $739
$1509* $739
$1369* $739
$1509* $739
$1389* $739
$1779* $1109

*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

Nov 28 departure: Dubai tour (day 3) & Abu Dhabi tour (day 6) will be switched to Dubai tour (day 6) & Abu Dhabi tour (day 3) due to local events.

Hotel check-out is 12:00 pm. If you have a late departure flight and want to depart later than 12:00 pm you may pre-purchase a hotel Day Use Room. Please note: Hotel checkout for a Day Use Room is 6:00 pm. If you have a flight which requires a longer stay, you may purchase a full post night.

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Is This Trip Right for You?

This active program covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect from two to three hours walking on some touring days. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps. A few early wake-ups, some between 6 and 7 am. Expect the longest time spent on the bus to be the drive of 2 hours to and from Abu Dhabi. Weather is very pleasant during the day from October through April but sometimes it becomes a little cold and windy in the evening. The optional tour of Desert Safari involves a rough drive over the dunes and low seating in the camp. It is not recommended for pregnant women, people with back problems or heart conditions.

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for the United Arab Emirates
Depart for Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Dubai
Arrive in Dubai, the quintessential land of opulence, wealth and astonishing skyscrapers that stand alongside traditional mosques. Balance of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and acclimate to the adrenaline-charged tempo of this city and your new time zone
Overnight: Dubai

DAY 3, Wednesday - Dubai City Tour
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. Drive to the end of the island, to visit the iconic Atlantis, The Palm Hotel. At the hotel, you'll be surrounded by the astonishing aquarium inhabited by thousands of marine species from around the world. Continue on Sheikh Zayed road to visit the world’s tallest tower Burj Khalifa. 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. Afterwards, 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
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Thursday - Abu Dhabi City 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, a reconstructed 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, Friday - Full Day in Dubai
Take a leisurely stroll along Dubai's vast coastline this morning or, head to the colossal Dubai Mall for shopping and perhaps indoor skiing on the vast slopes. Perhaps, join the thrilling optional 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 specially prepared barbecue dinner. Later, a captivating belly dancer enchants you with her swirling dances before returning to Dubai
Optional: Half Day Desert Safari (PM)
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Saturday - Full Day in Dubai
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)
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Sunday - Depart the United Arab Emirates
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for the United Arab Emirates
Depart for Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

DAY 2, Wednesday - Arrive in Dubai
Arrive in Dubai, the quintessential land of opulence, wealth and astonishing skyscrapers that stand alongside traditional mosques. Balance of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and acclimate to the adrenaline-charged tempo of this city and your new time zone
Overnight: Dubai

DAY 3, Thursday - Dubai City Tour
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. Drive to the end of the island, to visit the iconic Atlantis, The Palm Hotel. At the hotel, you'll be surrounded by the astonishing aquarium inhabited by thousands of marine species from around the world. Continue on Sheikh Zayed road to visit the world’s tallest tower Burj Khalifa. 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. Afterwards, 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
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Friday - Full Day in Dubai
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. 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
Optional: Half Day Sharjah Tour (AM)
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Saturday - Full Day in Dubai
Take a leisurely stroll along Dubai's vast coastline this morning or, head to the colossal Dubai Mall for shopping and perhaps indoor skiing on the vast slopes. Perhaps, join the thrilling optional 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 specially prepared barbecue dinner. Later, a captivating belly dancer enchants you with her swirling dances before returning to Dubai
Optional: Half Day Desert Safari (PM)
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Sunday - Abu Dhabi City 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, a reconstructed 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

DAY 7, Monday - Depart the United Arab Emirates
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

Nov 28 departure: Dubai tour (day 3) & Abu Dhabi tour (day 6) will be switched to Dubai tour (day 6) & Abu Dhabi tour (day 3) due to local events

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Optional Tours

Board a 4X4 vehicle and head out towards the highest desert sand dunes for an exhilarating experience. Feel the thrill of what the locals call "dune bashing" as you spiral up and down the enormous golden dunes. Stop to watch the beautiful sunset before reaching the Bedouin campsite where you’ll be welcomed with traditional Arabic coffee and possibly have the opportunity to ride a camel followed by a specially prepared barbecue dinner. Later, a captivating belly dancer enchants you with her swirling dances before returning to Dubai.

Departs at 3:30 pm. Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.

*This activity is an off road experience. Pregnant women or anyone with difficulty breathing, heart, back or other medical conditions should consider whether this optional tour is right for them.

Day #5 01 Sep 2017 - 31 May 2018 $75.00
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This half-day tour takes you to Sharjah, the "Pearl of the Gulf." Visit the Islamic Museum which houses more than 5000 artifacts from all over the Islamic World. Continue to the Heritage Museum where you will discover Sharjah's rich and diverse heritage and explore traditions that have endured the test of time. A visit to Sharjah is not complete without a stroll in the souks, where you can bargain for jewelry, handicrafts, and carpets, among other specialty items. Visit the Souk Al Arsah, the oldest in the country, and Souk Al Markazi, the largest souk in Sharjah with over 600 shops where you can bargain to your heart’s content.

Departs at 9:00 am. Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #6 01 Sep 2017 - 31 May 2018 $39.00
Half Day Sharjah Tour Thumbnail

Board a 4X4 vehicle and head out towards the highest desert sand dunes for an exhilarating experience. Feel the thrill of what the locals call "dune bashing" as you spiral up and down the enormous golden dunes. Stop to watch the beautiful sunset before reaching the Bedouin campsite where you’ll be welcomed with traditional Arabic coffee and possibly have the opportunity to ride a camel followed by a specially prepared barbecue dinner. Later, a captivating belly dancer enchants you with her swirling dances before returning to Dubai.

Departs at 3:30 pm. Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.

*This activity is an off road experience. Pregnant women or anyone with difficulty breathing, heart, back or other medical conditions should consider whether this optional tour is right for them.

Day #4 01 Sep 2017 - 31 May 2018 $75.00
Half Day Desert Safari Thumbnail

This half-day tour takes you to Sharjah, the "Pearl of the Gulf." Visit the Islamic Museum which houses more than 5000 artifacts from all over the Islamic World. Continue to the Heritage Museum where you will discover Sharjah's rich and diverse heritage and explore traditions that have endured the test of time. A visit to Sharjah is not complete without a stroll in the souks, where you can bargain for jewelry, handicrafts, and carpets, among other specialty items. Visit the Souk Al Arsah, the oldest in the country, and Souk Al Markazi, the largest souk in Sharjah with over 600 shops where you can bargain to your heart’s content.

Departs at 9:00 am. Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #5 01 Sep 2017 - 31 May 2018 $39.00
Half Day Sharjah Tour Thumbnail