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
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.
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai (starting at $2,999.00/pp based on double occupancy) ***Request quote for additionals nights stay***
(Land and Tours Only - $1,699/pp based on double occupancy)
Towering above the city and boasting 5-star amenities, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai is committed to delivering luxury without compromise. We have the proud distinction of being the tallest hotel in the world, with 72 floors and over 1,600 impeccably designed guest rooms and suites.
Gaze out at the city of Dubai from your exquisite accommodation, which boasts sleek marble bathrooms, large flat-screen TVs and ultra-comfortable bedding. Indulge in a visit to our rejuvenating SARAY Spa, or enjoy a swim in our heated indoor pool. Our hotel features a wealth of excellent dining options, including a Japanese restaurant and an Italian trattoria.
Full Day in Dubai
Today is at leisure for further exploration of this vibrant city. This afternoon 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, prepared on an open fire. Later, a captivating belly dancer enchants you with her swirling dances under the starlit sky before returning to Dubai.
Departs at 3:30 pm. Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.
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. 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 5000 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.
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 while you quietly cruise by the landmarks of this city
Optional: Half Day Sharjah Tour (AM)
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
Dhow Cruise Dinner
Cruising down Dubai creek is a novel experience, one which you cannot miss when in Dubai. Imagine yourself on having dinner on a Dhow Cruise with the fascinating lights of Dubai creek with Music and Tanura Dance show with a sip of your favorite drink and BBQ buffet dinner . Romance was never so easy to find...
Passports & Visas
It is each traveler's responsibility to have passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel and a visa if required.
IMPORTANT: Passengers who are not U.S. Citizens must check with the respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what personal identification is required. Passengers who enter, leave, and then re-enter the same country on their itinerary should check if they require a double-entry visa.
Passport applications are available at most U.S. Post offices, as well as at regional Passport Agencies. Passengers requiring visas, whether obtained in advance or locally upon arrival, should ensure that their passport has unstamped visa pages.
Payment Deadlines & Important Dates
Package Totals: Marriott Marquis Dubai - $2,999 per person based on double occupancy
Deposit of $300 per person payable asap (while available)
Payment plan is available and highly recommended
We act only in the capacity of agent for the wholesaler and other suppliers of the travel services providing services or goods in connection with the trip (the Suppliers”), such as airlines, hotels, sightseeing tour operators, bus lines, car rental companies, and providers of entertainment. We assume no responsibility for any personal injury,
PLEASE NOTE: Reservations are not confirmed until your required deposit has been charged.
- Land and Air Deposit: $300 per person Due as soon as possible (space is limited).
- Final Payment is Due on or before October 15, 2017
* Payment plan will be presented with the registration form and flyer. (June 15, through October 15, 2017) Additional information will be available once registered.
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Insurance is not included. It is optional but highly recommended!
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