Where Will You Be When The Clock Strikes Midnight? A Celebration In the Desert, Dubai & Abu Dhabi

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 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.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

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 & departure transfers from Dubai International Airport

5 Star Hotel Accommodations in the heart of Dubai

Breakfast Daily

Big Bus City Tour

Dubai Dhow Cruise

Dubai Museum Admission

Burj Khalifa Experience

Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House Admission

Sheikh Zayed Mosque Experience

Desert Safari Experience with BBQ Dinner

Tour of Abu Dhabi Highlights

Dubai Night Tour

Sharjah City Tour

View of NYE Fireworks

Dubai Fountains Musical Experience

Various Walking Tours

Water Taxi Experience

Dubai Mall Experience

Experienced Staff on Site

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. $35 USD

Optional excursions not a part of the package

Meals not a part of the package

Local transportation not a part of the transportation

Items of personal nature

Tips and gratuities for drivers, hotel and restaurant personnel

Land Only Package Rates

$2195.00 Per Person until June 15, 2017

$2495.00 Per Person starting June 16, 2017

A Single Occupancy rate is available upon request. A $300.00 non-refundable & non-transferable deposit is due at booking along with a completed registration form. The pricing is for all components of the tour and no credit will be given for any parts not used or unwanted.

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, Taj Dubai.

This luxurious hotel is located in the prestigious Burj Khalifa district, within a short distance from Dubai Mall where a myriad of sights, sounds and tastes awaits – from fine dining and trendsetting venues, to an Olympic-sized ice rink and the biggest in-mall aquarium. This excellent establishment features a contemporary elegance which blends perfectly with touches of traditional Indian style. It provides a choice of rooms and suites which provide the ultimate in luxury, refinement and style. They all have been tastefully decorated combining neutral colours and fine furniture. Guests will appreciate the exclusive and exotic range of onsite dining options, ranging from a brasserie with authentic Indian cuisine to a gastro pub serving British and international dishes.

Taj Dubai Hotel

Once you have arrived safely, check in to your accommodations and relax from your trip. Your exquisitely detailed luxury room offer views of Burj Khalifa and the Business Bay skyline. Luxurious and contemporary, your room is adorned with handmade furniture and art that celebrate traditions. In addition your quarters have posturepedic mattresses and bed linen equipped with a pillow menu to help you choose your comfort level. You can relax in your plush bathrobes and slippers complimentary for your use. Your bathroom is well stocked with Molton Brown bath amenities, a bath menu and bath salts. A well stocked mini bar and complimentary wifi are available.

Taj Dubai Hotel Twin Room & Bath

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 29, 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.

Saffron Brunch

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 expansive pool, or even better, treat yourself to a spa service.

December 30, 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 & a city tour via a Hop On Hop Off Bus.

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.

Hop On Hop Off Bus, Dubai Mall & Burj Khalifa

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 make our way to view the spectacular firework 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 ride 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, we 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 included.

Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi Marina, Heritage Village & Yas Island

January 3, 2018

Today we say "See You Later" to a marvelous country. 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. We hope you enjoyed your trip as much as we enjoyed having you!

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • All payments made towards this package are considered nonrefundable and nontransferable.
  • 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 at any time. However, $1000 must be applied to your account no later than July 31st, regardless of when the first deposit was paid. If final payment is not applied by the final due date, it is assumed you no longer wish to attend and we will not offer any refunds, partial or full. If the final 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.
  • A passport valid six (6) months from the date of return is required to travel to the United Arab Emirates. Your passport must not expire before July 3, 2018. We suggest applying for passport services as soon as possible to prevent being denied boarding. This is the sole responsibility of the traveler and no refunds will be issued for failure to comply with this governing regulation.
  • Travel insurance is not included in the purchase of the package. However, we do recommend all travelers secure a policy that protects their travel investment. We are able to provide a price quote upon request.
  • Full name and birthdates of all travelers must be provided upon booking. In a rare case that a name change needs to be made, a $200 name change fee will be assessed.
  • Payments are to be made online via our electronic payment form where we will process your payment and send an 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 and pricing. Furthermore, pricing is subject to change at the discretion of management. Securing your reservation with a deposit is the only means to stop a payment increase on your account.
  • 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 (to include all taxes & fees) or be subject to cancellations if a new roommate is not secured. We encourage all travelers to find a suitable travel partner of their choice. In order to secure space both parties must be prepared to make their deposits at the same time.
  • By making a deposit that constiutes the acceptance of our terms and conditions
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