The Modern Dubai

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The Modern Dubai

$ 765 per person / twin sharing
  • $ 445 single supplement
  • Travel Period: January 3-December 27, 2020
  • Land only. Ticket is sold separately

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY


DAY 1 – Arrival at Dubai International Airport. Meet, greet and assist by the English-speaking representative outside the airport. (D)

DAY 2 – After breakfast at the hotel. You will take the Dubai City Tour. This is a combination tour offers a multi-faceted experience of the megalopolis of Dubai. Sample historic sites and vibrant cosmopolitan living in the Jumeirah district, view the iconic Burj Alrab hotel and impressive Jumeirah Mosque, stroll around Bastakiya Old Quarter and visit Dubai Museum located in Al Fahidi Fort. Sail an Abra taxi across Dubai creek to Deira district to browse the Spice Souk and shop at the Gold Souk, Dubai's most famous landmark. Afterwards explore Dubai Mall and visit "At The Top" Level 124 of Burj Khalifa, the World's tallest building. It's time now to embark on the last leg of your Dubai adventure. An exciting dune drive takes you across the Arabian Desert with several photo-stops including visit to a camel farm to learn about the 'Ships of the Desert'. Watch a fascinating falcon show followed by a spectacular sunset at our traditional Arabian Campsite. Experience brief camel rides, try sand boarding and get a henna tattoo then relax with Gahwa (Arabi coffee) or a Shisha (water-pipe). Live entertainment shows include a mesmerizing Tanoura folk dance and fire blower act. Take a break to enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner before being enthralled by an exotic belly dancer who brings the evening to a close. (B, D)

DAY 3 – Breakfast at the hotel. The whole day is free at leisure for your to join optional tour or meet some friends or relatives stationed in Budai. (B, D)

DAY 4 – Breakfast at the hotel. Another whole day free at leisure for you to join another optional tour like a day tour to Abu Dhabi (needs to book in advance) or your last minute shopping. (B, D)

Day 5 – After breakfast, check out at the hotel. Transfer to Dubai International airport. Return to USA. (B

OPTIONAL TOURS:

A Bird's Eye View - Panoramic Helicopter Flight Over Dubai.

Enjoy a 12-minute helicopter scenic flight that takes you over Dubai's historical past and present. See Dubai Creek, the wind towers in Bur Dubai, Dubai Creek Gold Course, the Jumeirah coastline and the impressive Burj Khalifa to explore the highlights of old and new. Duration: 1 hours 30 minutes. Schedule: Daily. Inclusions: Light refreshments.


The Garden City - Day Tour to Al Ain

Enjoy a great drive to the UNESCO-listed 'Garden City' of Al Ain, enroute watching fascinating and ever-changing desert schenery. On arrival, visit Zayed Old Palace birthplace of H.H. late Sheikh Zayed, UAE's founding President. Next visit the award-winning Al Jahili Fort to view the permanent exhibition dedicated to the intrepid British explorer, Wilfred Thesiger. Thereafter UAE's oldest Al Ain National Museum reveals Artifacts from the 6th Century BC. Head to the heritage site of Al Ain Oasis where you are informed about the Falaj, an ancient underground irrigation system. Afterwards enjoy a photo session at the local camel market. the largest in the region. Stop for lunch then make a final visit to the foot of Jebel Hafeet Mountain for a look at the popular hot springs. Duration: 8-9 hours (approx.) Schedule: Saturday. Inclusions: entrance fees, Buffet or Set Menu Lunch.


The Arabian Jewel – Day Tour To Abu Dhabi.

Available only to those with extra night/s stay in Dubai. Discover the highlights of UAE’s capital, Abu Dhabi on this tour. The first destination is Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world. Continue to the Sheikh Zayed Center (Date Market on Saturdays) for a glimpse into the private life of H. H. the late Sheikh Zayed. Your next stop is the Heritage Village where you will take a step back in time to explore life in the Emirates before discovery of oil. Drive along the beautiful Corniche before passing through the cultural hub of Saadiyat Island, home to the stuning Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum. At the nearby leisure and entertainment district of YasIlsand, you have time for a final photo-shop near the world’s first Ferrari World them park. Duration: 8-9 hours (approx.). Schedule: Daily except Friday. Inclusion: Entrance fees.


Orient Express- Day Tour to UAE's EAST COAST.

Drive east through the oasis city of Al Dhaid, renowned for its fruit and vegetable plantations to reach Masafi, where you will have time to browse the 'Friday Market'. Admire the rugged Hajar Mountains en route to the village of Dibba, with time for a wander around the small port. The drive continues along the picturesque coast passing small fishing villages. Enjoy lunch at a local beach resort, with time for a relaxing swim in the Indian Ocean. Afterwards the tour continues to Al badiyah, the oldest mosque in the Emirates. In Fujairah City, you will stop at the renovated Old Fort for photos. Before returning there is a last stop at the verdant oasis of Bithnah. Duration: 8-9 hours (approx.). Schedule: Friday. Inclusions: Entrance fees, Buffet or Set Menu Lunch.


Visions of Dubai - Dubai's Past, Present & Future

This afternoon drive to Dubai Marina, the world's largest man-made marina for a thrilling 90-minute RIB cruise towards Palm Jumeirah Island. Snap photos of Dubai's unique seascapes and structures such as Cayan 'Twisted" Tower, Ain Dubai the world's largest Ferris wheel on Bluewaters Island and of course the US$1.5b Atlantis resort. Drive along Sheikh Zayed Road to view some of Dubai's iconic architectural landmarks - Zabeel Park. Visit Dubai's latest attraction - Dubai Frame. Soaring 150m high and connected by a 100m bridge with a partial glass floor, Dubai Frame offers stunning 360 degrees views of Dubai's Old Quarter to one side and its futuristic skyline to the other. Relish a coffee on the sky bridge with a backdrop of the picturesque Dubai Creek. Returning to terra-formal, a small exhibition highlights Dubai's astonishing plans for the future, leaving you with much food for thought. Duration: 4-5 hours (approx.). Schedule: Saturday. Inclusions: Marina cruise, Entrance fees, Coffee.

What Is Included:

  • Meet and assist upon arrival at Dubai International Airport
  • 4-night first class hotel accommodation 
  • Round trip transfer from the airport to hotel
  • Tourism Dirham fee
  • Meal: 4 breakfast, 4 dionner
  • Tour: Dubai Highlights in a Day - Dubai City Tour, Burj Khalifa, and Afternoon Desert Safari (Schedule: Mon, Wed, Sat)
  • Service of an English-speaking tour guide

What Is Not Included:

  • Meals other than specified in the program
  • Airfare (sold separately
  • Gratuities: $80 (to be collected in advance)
  • Optional Tours
  • Compulsory New Year Gala Dinner
  • UAE Visa – USD110 (Free of charge for US Citizen. Available upon arrival)subject to change)

Hotel:

Aloft City Center Deira 4*


Conditions:
  • Full payment is required to reserve space.
  • All prices are subject to change without prior notice.