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8 Day Classic Dubai & Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi & Dubai, Thursday Departure

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

United Arab Emirates

Cities Visited

Abu Dhabi , Dubai

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

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in the United Arab Emirates
Arrive in Dubai. Transfer to Abu Dhabi. Orientation meeting with your tour manager followed by dinner
Overnight: Abu Dhabi
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Al Ain Tour
Today, travel to Al Ain, the Garden City of the UAE, the birthplace of H.H. Sheikh Zayed, the first president of the UAE. Start with a visit to the Al Ain Palace Museum, the former home of Sheikh Zayed, founder father of the UAE and gain insight into his life. Continue to the striking Al Jahili Fort, one of the region's largest fort. Then, head to Qasr Al Muwaiji, which served as a palace and administrative base for Sheikh Zayed. After lunch, depart for Abu Dhabi. Arrive and check into your hotel. Tonight, dinner is at a local restaurant
Overnight: Abu Dhabi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Sunday - Abu Dhabi Tour
Start off the day with a city tour of the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi. Begin at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, an iconic symbol of Abu Dhabi. Continue to the Emirates Palace for a photo stop. Drive along the city's Corniche, and stop at the Breakwater, pause to take photos of the skyline. Then, head to the Date Market, and sample some of the many varieties of dates from the region. Afterward, admire cultural art at the Arab World's first universal museum, the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Following lunch at a local restaurant, spend the afternoon at leisure. Transfer to Dubai
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Monday - Old Dubai Tour
This morning, head to the iconic Jumeirah Mosque for a photo stop. Then, proceed to the heart of Old Dubai, to visit the famous spice and gold souks. Walk through the maze of narrow alleys of these souks. Board one of the traditional local abras (water taxi) and cross the Dubai Creek to Bastakiya area. View the traditional wind towers and Al Fahidi Fort, housing the Dubai Museum. Afterward, you're invited to the Sheikh Mohammed Center for a specially arranged local Emirati lunch and meeting. Enjoy an open discussion and learn more about Emirati culture and local traditions. Enjoy the evening at your leisure
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Tuesday - Full Day in Dubai
Spend the day at leisure or, join the optional morning tour to Sharjah, cultural center of the Emirates. As you begin your tour, you will have the opportunity for a photo stop of the cultural square. Then, visit the Islamic Museum, and the Heritage Museum depicting Sharjah's rich and diverse heritage. Later, choose the optional Desert Safari this afternoon. Board a 4X4 vehicle in Dubai and head out towards the highest sand dunes of the desert for "dune bashing." Next, arrive at a Bedouin campsite, where will have the option to ride a camel. Then, savor a barbecue dinner, followed by a Tanoura dance show
Optional: Half Day Sharjah Tour (AM)
Optional: Half Day Desert Safari with dinner (PM)
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Wednesday - New Dubai Tour
Begin with a photo stop at Dubai's signature landmark Burj Al Arab, the celebrated sail-shaped hotel facing the Persian Gulf. Continue to Jumeirah Palm, a man-made island, which was built in the shape of a palm tree, known for its posh residential buildings, villas, and luxury resorts. Upon entering the island, board the Palm Monorail which will take you to the far end of the palm. Afterward, visit Dubai Marina, one of Dubai's most exclusive districts and proceed to the nearby Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR). Later, continue via Sheikh Zayed road to Burj Khalifa. Here, while at the top, a guide will help answer all your questions from your vantage point on level 124 of the building. Enjoy the evening at your leisure
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Thursday - Depart the United Arab Emirates
Transfer to the airport in Dubai for your departure flightSome flights depart shortly after midnight in the very early morning of Day 8 and will require a transfer on Day 7. Transfers depart the hotel approximately 5 hours prior to flight time
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

Please Note: Land Price does not include airfare, departure or arrival transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges.

Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Dubai, Dubai-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights First Class accommodations
  • 4 nights Dubai
  • 2 nights Abu Dhabi
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges including Dubai & Abu Dhabi tourism fees
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 11 meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
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    Special Features

  • During the Dubai City Tour, view the man-made Palm Island and Dubai’s signature landmark Burj Al Arab
  • Ascend to the very top of Burg Khalifa, the tallest building in the world
  • Specially arranged lunch and meeting at Dubai's important Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding
  • Explore Al Ain Palace Museum, the former home of Sheikh Zayed, founder of the UAE
  • Embark on a city tour of Abu Dhabi that includes a visit to the Louvre Abu Dhabi
  • Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a masterpiece of modern Islamic architecture
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


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

    During Ramadan (Mar 1 - Mar 30, 2025), historic and cultural sites may close early and operate with minimal staff. The order of sightseeing may be changed to accommodate the holiday observance. Traffic congestion is common during Ramadan. Some hotels and restaurants may not serve alcoholic beverages. Entertainment may be limited to be respectful of the holiday observance. Modest dress is suggested during Ramadan (no shorts, short skirts, or sleeveless tops). Use discretion when drinking, eating, and smoking in public between sunrise and sunset.

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    Accommodations

    Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi
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    Crowne Plaza Dubai Jumeirah
    The deluxe hotel is just a five minute drive from the Etihad Museum.

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    Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

    Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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