Dubai + optional Abu Dhabi!

5-Day Escorted Tour

June 18 - 24, 2020

ONLY $999 double occupancy

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Dubai

According to Wikipedia, Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline. At its foot lies Dubai Fountain, with jets and lights choreographed to music. On artificial islands just offshore is Atlantis, The Palm, a resort with water and marine-animal parks.

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, sits off the mainland on an island in the Persian (Arabian) Gulf. Its focus on oil exports and commerce is reflected by the skyline’s modern towers and shopping megacenters such as Abu Dhabi and Marina malls. Beneath white-marble domes, the vast Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque features an immense Persian carpet, crystal chandeliers and capacity for 41,000 worshipers.

Dubai with optional Abu Dhabi

June 18 - 24, 2020

 Soak up in beautiful city views on an ‘abra’ water taxi across Dubai Creek

See the tallest building in the world `Burj Khalifa’

Experience the essence and soul of Dubai while enjoying dinner in an elegant vintage-style floating restaurant

Relish unforgettable thrilling desert safari over the magnificent Sand Dunes

Enjoy tasteful barbeque dinner in desert camp and watch electrifying exotic belly performance to rhythmic Arabic tunes


Package Includes

~ 4 nights Dubai hotel 

~ Daily Breakfast

~ Day trip to Abu Dhabi

~ Half Day Dubai City Tour

~ Dhow Cruise with buffet dinner

~ Dessert Safari with BBQ Dinner

~ Transfer to airport


Please note airfare is NOT included


Lodging:  Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel

or similar

$999 double occupancy

$1399 single occupancy


The deposit -  $600 due immediately

The balance is due by December 31, 2019


This trip does NOT include flights!  You must get your own to/from Dubai.

Please be sure you can attend as the deposit and payments are NON-REFUNDABLE.

Roommate pairing is available on a first come/first served basis.


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Itinerary

DAY 1 - Depart for the United Arab Emirates


DAY 2 - Arrive in Dubai

Arrive in Dubai, the quintessential land of opulence, wealth and astonishing skyscrapers and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and acclimate to your new time zone

Overnight: Dubai


DAY 3 - Dubai City Tour and Dhow Cruise

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. Breakfast at the hotel, Get acquainted with Dubai on this 4-hour tour, led by a professional guide. Experience the historical Al Bastakiya quarter and chart Dubai’s rise from fishing village to one of the world’s fastest-growing cities at Dubai Museum. Soak up beautiful city views on an ‘abra’ water taxi across Dubai Creek; browse the bustling Gold and Spice Souks; and snap photos of Jumeirah Mosque, whose domes and minarets echo the medieval Fatamid style. Plus, stop to see one of Dubai’s greatest icons the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel.

After sightseeing transfer to hotel. Later at 0730pm, pick in the evening pick for Dinner Dhow Cruise.

A visit to Dubai is incomplete without a cruise along the Dubai Creek in a traditional wooden Dhow. This unforgettable experience showcases the true spirit of Dubai intertwining tradition with the modern as the dhow gently slips along the Creek offering spectacular views of the present and the days gone by.

The traditional dhow glides silently through the water and the tour offers an intriguingly different view of this beautifully lit city. Admire the architecture of places such as the National Bank of Dubai and the spectacular Chamber of Commerce building. Feast on a sumptuous International buffet dinner before returning to the pier. This nostalgic journey down the memory lane lasts for about two hours. After the cruise transfer back to the hotel by around 2200hrs.

Overnight: Dubai

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


DAY 4 - Dubai with Dessert Safari BBQ Dinner

After breakfast visit, Jumeirah Beach(Optional) is a prime tourist attraction and one of the most beautiful places in the city. The spectacular white sand beach also has a beach park. You can walk on the grass and get a perfect view of the ever-changing Dubai skyline. There are enough restaurants and cafes on the beach that offer lip smacking food. Other than that, very close to the beach is Jumeirah Mosque, one of the few mosques in the UAE that is open to non-Muslims. It allows you to get insights into Islamic culture and traditions. It can be visited on all days except Friday. Later transfer to hotel.

Around 1500 hrs pick up for DESERT SAFARI WITH BBQ DINNER. Your tour begins with an unforgettable roller coaster drive in the desert skimming over the magnificent Sand Dunes. After which we proceed towards our camp with a stop en route to experience a memorable desert sunset.


 A traditional welcome awaits our guests with Arabic coffee, and 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 a Tannoura dance show and an exotic belly 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. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Overnight: Dubai

Meals: Breakfast and BBQ Dinner



DAY 5 - Abu Dhabi Tour

This 12 hour tour (Abu Dhabi is 3 hours away from Dubai) is optional and can be added on for an additional $150 per person.

After breakfast drive to Abu Dhabi, spend the day touring some of the remarkable sites in Abu Dhabi – the capital city of the UAE, while enjoying an evening of amusement and thrill at the mesmerizing Ferrari World Theme Park.

Abu Dhabi - the seat of administrative, political and industrial activities in the country - is perhaps best known for its culture and heritage. But rather than trading off it as a cultural point of interest, Abu Dhabi is one of the most progressive and pioneering spots, being ranked as the world’s richest city. Our Abu Dhabi tour is a great way to get an insight into how the city has, over the years, grown from a quaint fishing village to a most modern city. From the stunning Sheikh Zayed Mosque and magnificent Emirates Palace brimming with rich history to attractions that depict the city’s eclectic architecture and superb infrastructure, you can be assured that not a single hotspot will be missed out on your trip to Abu Dhabi.


Ferrari World Theme Park


The first and largest of its kind in the world, this sprawling Ferrari-inspired theme park - on the Yas Island - is designed to provide an experience of lifetime. You can indulge in the fun and thrill with its more than 20 pulse-pounding rides and highlights, such as Formula Rosa, Fiorano GT Challenge, Scuderia Challenge, Paddock, V12 flume ride, Speed of Magic, Bell’Italia, and Galleria Ferrari.

Later back to Dubai. 

Night in Dubai.

Overnight: Dubai

Meals: Breakfast


DAY 6 - Depart the United Arab Emirates

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast