Where Will You Be When The Clock Strikes Midnight? Celebration in the desert Dubai & Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

DECEMBER 27, 2017 - JANUARY 3, 2018

What's more exciting than spending a milestone holiday such as New Year's Eve in a foreign destination? We invite you to see for yourself. If you act now, you could be immersed in the rich Arabian culture. Positioned under the bright lights of 'The City of Gold' while bringing in the new year amongst friends from all over the world. Enjoy our New Year's celebration by exploring the best of Dubai & Abu Dhabi's treasures such as Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Atlantis the Palm, Sheikh Zayed Mosque and so much more. This global experience is culturally infused with an array of eccentric elements sure to leave lasting memories with you for years to come. We invite you. We await you. We welcome you.

The UAE is located in the Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, between Oman and Saudi Arabia. In US comparison, it is slightly larger than South Carolina; slightly smaller than Maine. The terrain is flat, barren coastal plain merging into rolling sand dunes of vast desert with mountains in the east. The climate is desert and cooler in the eastern mountains.

DUBAI, is a city in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultra-modern architecture and a lively nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline. At its foot lies the Dubai Fountains, with jets and lights choreographed to music. On man-made islands just offshore is Atlantis, the Palm, a resort with water and marine-animal parks. Souks, afternoon tea and rides across the creek in wooden abras are only a few highlights that await you.

ABU DHABI, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, sits off the mainland on an island in the Persian Gulf. Its focus on oil exports and commerce is reflected by the skyline’s modern towers and shopping mega centers such as Abu Dhabi and Marina malls. Beneath white-marble domes, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque features an immense Persian carpet, crystal chandeliers and the capacity to accommodate 41,000 worshipers. Heritage and culture abound here in this desert gem.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES FAST FACTS

Language: Arabic (official), Persian, English (widely spoken and understood), Hindi, Urdu

Religions: Muslim (Islam; official) 76%, Christian 9%, other primarily Hindu and Buddhist make up the rest of the demographic

Population nearing 6 Million

7 Emirates: Abu Zaby (Abu Dhabi), 'Ajman, Al Fujayrah, Ash Shariqah (Sharjah), Dubayy (Dubai), Ra's al Khaymah, Umm al Qaywayn

Currency: Dirhams (AED or Dhs)

Weather: Subtropical arid climate and sunny most of the year. During the winter, December – February, the weather is around 75 degrees

Time: The UAE is four hours ahead of GMT, and there is not time change during summer.

Abu Dhabi & Dubai Skylines

We understand that flexibility is important to the traveler on the go. With that in mind, we are leaving the transportation arrangements to you. Choose your departure city. Fly your favorite airline. You are in control. Our land only packages will match perfectly with your itinerary, we promise. Rest assured, if you prefer for us to arrange your round trip transportation to and from Dubai, our full service agency can do just that. Your well designed travel package includes the following:

Arrival and departure transfers from Dubai International Airport

6 nights accommodations at Hilton Dubai Creek Hotel

Breakfast Daily

Big Bus Dubai City Tours

Dubai Dhow Cruise

Dubai Museum Admission

Burj Khalifa Admission

Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House Admission

Sheikh Zayed Mosque Experience

Complimentary shuttle to Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort private beach

Desert Safari Experience with BBQ Dinner

Tour of Abu Dhabi Highlights

Dubai Night Bus Tour

Sharjah City Tour

View of NYE fireworks at Dubai Fountains

Water Taxi Experience

Dubai Mall Experience

Various Walking Tours

Experienced staff on site

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Your Travel Package Does Not Include:

Round trip airfare to and from Dubai, but can be arranged

Travel protection coverage, although highly encouraged

Hotel incidental charges to include but not limited to personal expenses such as room service, phone calls, mini bar consumption or any other services you may charge to your room

Dubai Tourism Fee AED 20 per accommodation, per night, approx. $28 USD

Optional excursions not a part of the package

Meals not a part of the package

Local transportation not specified in the package

Items of personal nature

Tips and gratuities for drivers, hotel and restaurant personnel

Land Only Package Rates

Double Occupancy $1985.00 per person

Single Occupancy $2855.00 per person

December 27, 2017 Depart for United Arab Emirates arriving at Dubai International Airport (DXB) the next day

December 28, 2017 Welcome to Dubai, United Arab Emirates where you will be met by your prearranged transfer service. Once you have cleared customs and retrieved your bags, your driver will escort you to your host hotel, Hilton Dubai Creek.

Hilton Dubai Creek is located in the heart of Dubai along the bustling Dubai Creek only 10 minutes from Dubai International Airport. Highlights of this 5-star Dubai hotel include access to a private beach located in the famous marina and an outdoor pool. A panoramic rooftop terrace, a fitness center, as well as 4 restaurants serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner are also available for your use. A stylish bar is the perfect place for evening cocktails. As an added amenity there is free wifi in public areas.

Once you have arrived safely, check in to your single or double accommodations and relax from your trip. Each room has partial city views, a desk with ergonomic chair, printer with remote printing and WiFi (fee applies), 32-inch TV, floor-to ceiling windows, twin or single beds. Relax in the provided bathrobe and slippers or pamper yourself in the marble bathroom with separate bathtub and shower. Or take a nap in the Hilton Serenity beds which feature luxurious, allergen-free down comforter and pillows, elegantly striped 250 thread count sheets and duvet cover, plus a mattress set custom designed for added support and comfort.

In the evening join the group for a Welcome Meet and Greet over cocktails and tapas. The rest of the night is at your leisure.

December 28, 2017 It is Friday! And in Dubai, Friday is all about BRUNCH. Join us today as we make our way to Palm Island to enjoy an All Inclusive brunch at the beautiful Atlantis the Palm. This OPTIONAL excursion is for the foodie and partier. With over 220 food dishes from around the world, multiple drink stations serving the best in cocktails and spirits and a DJ spinning today's hottest hits, this is sure to be one of the highlights of your trip. After you have finished filling up on the massive spread, make your way to the after brunch day party located just steps away in one of Atlantis' beautiful nightclubs.

For those looking to get an early start on the sights, today is yours to spend at your leisure. Take a walk along the famous Dubai Creek or hail a taxi and explore the cities hidden treasures. Lots to see in this beautiful city. Or if you want to do nothing at all, enjoy a relaxing day at the hotel's rooftop pool, or an intense workout in their fitness facility or even better, treat yourself to a spa service.

December 29, 2017 Today we officially welcome you to "The City of Gold", Dubai. After breakfast our quest to overturn hidden gems in this beloved city begins with a visit to the tallest structure in the world, the Burj Khalifa inside of the Dubai Mall, a destination in itself and a city tour via a Hop On Hop Off Bus tour.

Marvel at the luxurious interior of the Burj Khalifa. Look through the telescopes for real time views of Dubai Located on level 124. At the Top provides you with uninterrupted views over the skyline of Dubai.Step on to the Burj Khalifa’s Observation Deck and you’ll be greeted by city scenes that are bound to be the highlight of any visit to the Middle East. The journey begins on the lower ground floor, home to the magnificent Dubai Mall, where we take a 65 metre-long travellator to level 124. On the way, you’ll be entertained by multi-media presentations on the exotic history of Dubai as well as the marvel of the design and construction of Burj Khalifa. At the Top, you have floor-to-ceiling glass providing clear, continuous views.

The Dubai Mall is an integral part of Downtown Dubai. At 12 million sq ft, the mall’s total area is equivalent in size to 200 soccer fields. The Dubai Mall has 1,200 retail stores, two anchor department stores and more than 200 food and beverage outlets. A centerpiece of the mall is Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, one of the largest aquariums in the world. With the capacity to hold 10 million litres of water, Dubai Aquarium illuminates the marvels of the ocean floor and showcases one of the most diverse collections of marine animals worldwide.This is a shopper's dream.

City Sightseeing Dubai’s hop-on hop-off bus tours combine sightseeing with transportation, allowing you to see the city at your leisure. These tours will allow you to experience a scenic glimpse of Dubai’s diversity. Visit historical areas taking you back in time, view incredible skyscraper Landscapes, experience a magical paradise along the coast and admire the beautiful Dubai Marina. The hop-on, hop-off bus tours consists of 4 major routes of over 40 stops and a frequency of every 20-30 minutes. Their unique services include up to date audio commentary in 13 languages and stop at all major attractions including Burj Khalifa, Atlantis the Palm, Dubai Mall, Burj Al Arab, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, the old and gold souk and Mall of the Emirates with the indoor Ski Park. Choose your own pace on how you want to sight-see-experience and explore this tour. Stay aboard for the entire loop of each route, or hop on and off at any of the stops that interest you.

December 31, 2017 It is New Year's Eve! How exciting! Today spend the day exploring sights you didn't get to see yesterday via the Hop on Hop Off Bus. Visit the aquarium, or go visit the neighboring emirate of Sharjah. It is so beautiful there. Take in a day at the beach. Whatever it is you decide to do, we know you won't be disappointed. Later this evening, meet the rest of the group for dinner on water via a traditional dhow boat. The included meal and entertainment will set the stage for our evening downtown bringing in the New Year. After dinner, we will head to the Dubai Mall where we will make our way to view he spectacular firework an music show. While the world watches it on television, you will see it LIVE! After being mesmerized by the display in the sky, enjoy various entertainment at clubs and bars throughout the city.

January 1, 2018 Happy New Year! We hope you made memories last night. Today enjoy your morning at your leisure. Rest up or not. It is totally your call. Later this afternoon we will make our way to the golden desert sands of Dubai. How exciting! Don your traditional Arabian attire and immerse yourself in the experience. Our tour begins with an unforgettable roller coaster drive in the desert skimming over the magnificent Sand Dunes. Amidst all the fun and action we will stop for pictures while we head towards Ali's camel farm for a short visit. After which we will proceed towards our camp with a stop en route to experience a memorable desert sunset. A traditional welcome awaits us with Arabic coffee, tea and dates while the charcoal fires and the traditional oven is lit in preparation for our evening dinner. Take some time out to relax in our Arabic tents furnished with carpets and pillows for your comfort or chill out by the campfire. Get a henna tattoo or experience an unforgettable camel ride while we wait for the highlight of the evening which includes an exotic belly dance performance to the rhythmic beat of Arabia. Our evening ends with a delicious three course barbeque meal with a variety of meats and salads served beneath the starlit skies, accompanied by authentic Arabic music. After dinner we drive back to the back to the city.

January 2, 2018 There is nothing like the beauty of tranquility. Today we venture to the capital of United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi. Quite different from the bustling Dubai, www think you will appreciate and savor the slower paced city. After breakfast, we will depart via air conditioned transfer making our way approximately 90 miles to the city's center. Our tour guide will point out sights of interest along the way. Once there we will discover one of the largest Mosques in the world, impressive in size and elegance, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque boasts eighty marble domes and a thousand pillars. It can be seen from both bridges as you enter the city and there is no better place to begin our Abu Dhabi welcome. Then we will continue on to Heritage Village, a small museum dedicated to daily Arabic life prior to the discovery of oil before enjoying a traditional lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we drive along the spectacular Corniche, past gleaming white mosques, glass-clad offices and elegant high-rise apartments to the tip of the breakwater for a superb view of the city’s magnificent skyline. The last part of the tour is dedicated to the giant Saadiyat Island project where the Louvre museum and Guggenheim museums are being built to fulfill the image of Abu Dhabi as a cultural city. We finish our sightseeing tour at Yas Island, home to the Formula 1 Yas Marina Circuit, and the first ever Ferrari attraction park in the world. *Lunch is on your own or can be added at your request

January 3, 2018 Today we say "See You Later" to a marvelous city. Enjoy one last breakfast at the hotel and await your transfer service to transport you to Dubai International Airport (DXB) to make your way home. If you just can't get enough, we can arrange for post tour accommodations and excursions for you.

Highlights of Dubai & Abu Dhabi

Trip Summary

The Double Occupancy rate is $1985.00 per person sharing a twin room. The Single Occupancy rate is $2855.00 per solo travel with no room share. A $300.00 non-refundable & non-transferable deposit is due at booking along with your registration form. The pricing is for all components of the tour and no credit will be given for any parts not used or unwanted.

Final payment is due in FULL no later than October 15, 2017. A payment plan is available for your convenience. After the initial deposit, payments of any amount can be made. However, $1000 must be applied to your account no later than July 15th, regardless of when the first deposit is paid. If final payment is not applied by final due date, we assume you no longer want to attend and will not offer any refunds, partial or full. If a payment is to be late we kindly ask that this is communicated no later than October 1, 2017. If we are not notified by said date, a $100 late fee will be accessed and will be due with the final payment. Final payment date is non-negotiable.

Payments are to be made online via our electronic payment form where we will process your payment and send you a invoice with payment applied and payment still outstanding, if any.

Space is filled on a First Reserved basis and could sell out without notice. Securing your spot with the required deposit is the only way to ensure availability.

We will provide a roommate service; however, we cannot guarantee a roommate will be secured or the compatibility thereof. In the event your roommate cancels, you will become responsible for the single rate or be subject to cancellations if a new roommate is not secured.

Pricing is subject to change at our discretion and availability is subject to increase or decrease at any time prior to departure. A deposit guarantees your space as long as the final payment is received as established.

It is your responsibility to ensure your travel documents are valid and current. We cannot refund any part of the package in the event your passport is invalid or has expired. When planning, ensure that your passport is valid at least 6 months after the last day of the trip, January 3, 2018. Passports are required.

Non-refundable & Non-transferable deposit is $300.00 per person due at booking

After the deposit has been applied to your account, there must be at least $1000 on your booking by August 1, 2017

Final payment is due on your booking no later than November 10th, 2017

To keep pricing low & competitive, all payments are non-refundable & non-transferrable

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