Destination

UAE

Duration

9 Days

Price

From $2,498 pp*

This is a magical and Travelous adventure through the mind-blowing UAE, overwhelming your senses with sumptuous feasts, fragrant aromas, ancient traditions, lavish buildings, opulent architecture, stunning nature and absolute comfort. Head to the high-rise buildings and international luxury hotel-laden Abu Dhabi, where the extravagant Shei kh Sayed Mosque awaits, displaying awe-striking Mughal and Moorish architecture and an absolutely breathtaking array of columns, chandeliers and gold-plated walls. Leave behind the heat of the sands and refresh in the Garden City of Al-Ain, an oasis in the desert that boasts bountiful date palms and numerous vegetable farms. Surf, raft, kayak or swim in the midst of this gorgeous landscape before experiencing the exhilarating thrill of a desert safari, deep into barren regions to savor ancient Bedouin traditions. Take a lavish cruise to the mesmerizing Dibba, offering stunning coastlines and great water treasures before visiting a local village in the mountains of Hatta. Finally, a half-day shopping tour of Dubai of the Mall of Emirates will bring this unforgettable tour to a perfect end. There are no limits to the possibilities! *Note: Pricing is based on a group of 4 travelers.

Days Activities Accommodations
Day 1
Dubai
  • Marhaba Airport Assistance
  • Airport Transfer (Arrival)
Manzil Downtown - Deluxe Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 2
Dubai
  • Modern Dubai Tour w/Burj Khalifa
  • Dhow Dinner Cruise
Manzil Downtown - Deluxe Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 3
Abu Dhabi
  • Abu Dhabi City Tour
Southern Sun Abu Dhabi - Deluxe Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 4
Abu Dhabi
  • Al Ain City Tour (Lunch included)
Southern Sun Abu Dhabi - Deluxe Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 5
Dubai
  • Transport: Abu Dhabi - Dubai
  • Desert Safari & BBQ dinner
JA Ocean View Hotel - Sea View Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 6
Dubai
  • Musandam Day Cruise
JA Ocean View Hotel - Sea View Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 7
Dubai
  • Hatta Day Tour
JA Ocean View Hotel - Sea View Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 8
Dubai
  • Morning at Leisure
  • Half Day Shopping Tour
  • Dinner at The Boardwalk
JA Ocean View Hotel - Sea View Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 9
Dubai
  • Airport Transfer (Depart)

Day 1
Dubai

Welcome to Dubai! Upon Arrival at the Dubai Airport Terminal, you will be met and assisted by a Marhaba Meet and Greet Services representative. This service has been carefully selected for you, keeping in mind the necessity for luxury and care. Afterwards, you will be escorted through the airport related formalities and immigration via a dedicated fast track counter.

Our Travelous representative and personal chauffeur will be waiting for you in the arrival area holding a sign with your name on it. While you are transported to the hotel, your driver will point out some important landmarks of Dubai. A refreshing welcome drink with Arabic dates is served at the hotel upon arrival.

As the "Shopping Capital of the Middle East" and the 7th most visited city in the world, Dubai has become a name associated to riveting architecture, vast amounts of gold and bustling open-air marketplaces. With its vibrant icultural society, Dubai offers you the possibility of relishing a variety of exotic cuisines to endless local and utterly delicious delicacies. Whether you're basking in the warm sun on a white sandy beach or embarking on an exhilarating desert safari, Dubai has limitless opportunities for the most Travelous vacation!

Manzil Downtown - Deluxe Room

Day 2
Dubai

After an early breakfast, get ready to paint the red on your unforgettable modern city tour! The tour starts with a drive through the new Marina projects, Internet City, Media City and the Emirates Hills project and a visit to The Palm Islands.

Next, take a Monorail ride from the Gateway station to Atlantis, giving you a glimpse of the upcoming structures around Dubai Marina, the world"s biggest waterfront development. Here you will see Dubai Land, which has over 200 new exciting leisure and entertainment projects coming up and due for completion by 2020.

Your scenic ride comes to an end with a return to the mainland. Drive along the skyscraper area of Sheikh Zayed Road, also referred to as the "Little Manhattan", reaching Burj Khalifa - the World's Tallest Building. From your vantage point at "Level 124" of the world's tallest building, you will experience an incredible view from the lofty height.The visit begins in the reception area on the lower ground level of The Dubai Mall. Here, you will be entertained and informed by a imedia presentation that chronicles Dubai's exotic history and the fascinating story of Burj Khalifa. Leave the reception area aboard the 65-metre-long travelator on a trip that transports you through time, from the earliest days of Dubai to the present. Pause briefly at a unique viewing point for your first close-up view of the soaring Burj Khalifa, seen through a skylight framing its awe-inspiring height. Begin your vertical ascent to the observation deck in a high-speed elevator, travelling at 10 meters per second. As the doors open, floor-to-ceiling glass walls provide a breath-taking unobstructed 360-degree view of the city, the desert and the ocean.

This tour brings you back to your hotel with a fuller appreciation and deeper understanding of Dubai's remarkable vision.

Spending the evening aboard a traditional wooden Dhow, offers an intriguingly different view of this amazing city. You will see many other wooden vessels, which still brave the open seas to deliver its goods to faraway places, as well as super modern yachts and ships. Admire the architecture of places such as the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, the spectacular Chamber of Commerce building as well as Sheikh Saeed"s house & the Heritage Village. A sumptuous dinner is served while you cruise along. Savor the delicious taste of true Arabian hospitality. This unforgettable romantic evening cruise includes an international buffet dinner. Relax! Indulge! Enjoy (Buffet dinner with mineral water and return transfer to and from your hotel is included).

Manzil Downtown - Deluxe Room

Day 3
Abu Dhabi

After breakfast, transfer in private vehicle to Abu Dhabi - the capital of the United Arab Emirates & the administrative center of the country!

Start your tour by visiting the Womens Handicraft Center, a rounded building featuring several huts where local female artists perform silver thread work and weaving. They also exhibit essential Arabic oils, incense, local dress and handmade crafts and - for a minimal fee - treat ladies to the famous traditional art of henna body painting. Photography is restricted and visitors are advised to remove their shoes before entering each hut, in conformity with the local tradition.

Continue on your way to the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the largest mosque in the UAE, founded by the Late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The Badshahi Mosque inspired the layout and floor plan of the mosque while both Mughal and Moorish design inspire the architecture. Its archways are quintessentially Moorish and its minarets classically Arab. The carpet laid out on the vast expanse in the mosque is the "World's Largest Carpet". This mosque also holds the largest chandelier. There are seven imported chandeliers from Germany which are copper & gold-plated.

Southern Sun Abu Dhabi - Deluxe Room

Day 4
Abu Dhabi

After breakfast you will start your journey (approx. 2 hours) to the greenest part of all Emirates; Al-Ain, an oasis surrounded by red sand dunes, known as the "Garden City" and one of the oldest settlements in the region. The area boasts vegetable farms and date trees. You will pass by the Hili City, which is famous for its green gardens and visit the archaeological sites.

The next stop is for lunch at a hotel before continuing with the rest of the tour. After lunch, you will visit the largest camel market in the Middle East and proceed to the Museum next to the old fortress, where archaeological findings of the UAE's ancient settlement date back to the Iron and Bronze age.

Continue your trip to the most beautiful landscape in the area - Jebel Hafeet - the tallest mountain in the UAE. Check into the Wadi Adventure Park for some fun activities. Enjoy surfing, rafting, kayaking, climbing, wakeboarding and swimming.

After this exciting experience, return to your hotel in Abu Dhabi for overnight.

Southern Sun Abu Dhabi - Deluxe Room

Day 5
Dubai

Transfer in private vehicle from Abu Dhabi to Dubai.

Head out into the Arabian Desert and feel the adrenalin as your driver takes you on a roller coaster ride of off-roading and dune bashing before stopping on a high to watch a magical sunset! You will then drive to a Bedouin camp where you will settle in for the evening to the sounds of Arabic music and a display of Arabic tradition. Enjoy the rhythmic music while grabbing drinks from the bar. Ladies might choose to have their hands painted with beautiful designs drawn by henna artists while men try the "sheesha" (hookah), popularly known as the hubbly-bubbly. End the evening with a sumptuous barbeque dinner and a belly dance show performed by an expert dancer. Return to the hotel by 4x4 vehicles after an incredibly memorable evening! (Dinner is buffet with mineral water & soft beverage included. Alcohol can be purchased directly)

JA Ocean View Hotel - Sea View Room

Day 6
Dubai

If you are a true nature lover, you will absolutely enjoy exploring the mesmerizing landscape of Musandam Dibba with your friends and family. Dibba is located on the extreme northern region of the Sultanate of Oman Musandam. A journey to Dibba is an experience you will never forget. The place is filled with enticing water treasures where you can enjoy activities such as swimming, snorkeling and hand line fishing.

The journey starts with a pick-up from your hotel in the morning, heading to the via Sharjah to Dibba port where you will embark on your 5 hour day cruise. While cruising, you will be astounded with the breathtaking scenes along the way - the mountains, the villages and other attractions all lined up for your eyes to see. Leisure time is provided to enjoy the water and scenery. Lunch is served during the cruise.

Afterwards, you will return to the Dibba port and return to Dubai for overnight. This fabulous tour will surely be one of the highlights of your Travelous experience.

JA Ocean View Hotel - Sea View Room

Day 7
Dubai

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel for the tour to Hatta Mountain.This tour offers a unique opportunity to explore two starkly contrasting landscapes and experiences. Your journey begins with an action packed dune drive in the desert before heading towards the magnificent mountains of Hatta. At Hatta, you will take the opportunity to explore the local heritage village and the Portuguese Fort, which was built in the 16th century in the rugged Hajjar Mountains and a popular vacation getaway from the heat of Dubai.

The tour takes you to Hatta highway, a road route to Oman. You will stop at the Friday Market where local shops sell fresh local fruits, pots and carpets. This authentic Arabic heritage village features two military towers from the 18th century, an old Juma mosque (1780), and 30 loame houses that are fascinating. After this visit, you will continue on a thrilling drive through wadis-ancient dried up rivers to reach the cool mountain pools while taking photographs of the big red Hajjar Mountains.

JA Ocean View Hotel - Sea View Room

Day 8
Dubai

Enjoy a morning at leisure or indulge in the endless possibilities that your hotel's extravagant spa offers to pamper yourself!

Go out on a half-day shopping tour of Dubai. This excursion includes visiting one of the three largest shopping malls of Dubai, namely - The Dubai Mall, Ibn Battuta Mall and Mall of the Emirates.

In the late evening, enjoy dinner at the iconic Boardwalk restaurant located at the Dubai Creek Marina. Nestled on the shores of the idyllic Dubai Creek, The Boardwalk has been a popular Dubai institution since its opening 20 years ago and its anniversary re-launch sees a brand new marina inspired interior featuring themed cool blues and whites. In addition, the popular terrace, offering spectacular views across the Creek, has been updated and now plays host to the restaurant's bar.

JA Ocean View Hotel - Sea View Room

 

Day 9
Dubai

Unfortunately, we say goodbye to you today. Transfer in private vehicle to Dubai International Airport with full assistance. Keep the memories alive and hope to see you again soon in the United Arab Emirates. Stay Travelous!

United Arab Emirates comprises seven monarchical emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah; each unique in its own way and complementing to the rich heritage and culture of the UAE. All emirates lie on the western coast except for Fujairah which entirely lies on the eastern coast. In addition to being one of the fastest growing countries on the planet and its pristine coastline on the Arabian Gulf, the UAE is most notably known for its two largest emirates: Abu Dhabi, the capital, and Dubai, home of the world's tallest free standing structure - the Burj Khalifa.

Manzil Downtown

Manzil Downtown Dubai is an upscale boutique hotel with a contemporary Arabesque design, a stylised hub for today"s social explorers and offers engaging service based on Arabic hospitality. Tastefully comfortable, the rooms at Manzil Downtown Dubai evoke the classical harmony of contemporary and traditional flare. Manzil is a vibrant retreat that combines sophistication, style, comfort and convenience, to make the most discerning guests feel at home.

Marhaba means welcome in Arabic and the 32-square metre Deluxe Rooms capture the essence of an Arabic welcome. With contemporary Arabesque designs, the rooms are comfortable and inviting, evoking a sense of comfort and convenience.

Southern Sun Abu Dhabi

The minute you walk into Southern Sun Abu Dhabi"s spectacular lobby with its towering ceiling and stunning architectural details, you know you are in an environment that goes way beyond the properties four star status. From the contemporary design and flawless finishes to the genuinely warm welcome of our staff, this business hotel is the perfect combination of stunning design and traditional hospitality.

The Deluxe rooms are generously sized with a comfortable, stylish feel, highlighted by neutral tones and dark wood and leather tones - a design theme that runs throughout all the rooms.

JA Ocean View Hotel

Discover Dubai in a bustling district close to the beach, with a great location on The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence, the city"s famous seaside promenade. This contemporary hotel with its comfortable rooms and modern facilities is a superb choice for an unforgettable Dubai stay. All the 342 rooms and suites have magnificent sea views and spacious balconies, plus free Wi-Fi so you can keep in touch and share your Dubai memories. Since opening its doors in December 2012, JA Ocean View Hotel has collected a itude of awards in recognition of its continued wonderful service and guest experience. TripAdvisor alone awarded our hotel with the accolades of "Top 25 hotels for exceptional service", "Top 25 Hotels in the UAE for romance" as well as the coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Offering sea views over the sea and The Palm Jumeirah, these 36sqm rooms can accommodate 2 adults and 1 child under 12 years old. High ceilings create a sense of extra space that complements the spacious sea view balcony featuring two chairs and a sundowner table. In the bathroom, a shared bath tub / shower, one vanity unit, bidet, bathrobes and Elemis amenities are available. A comprehensive selection of international satellite channels can be viewed on the flat screen LCD television. In-room wifi internet, local mineral water and a daily national newspaper are offered with the hotel"s compliments. Available on floors 5-20 in either king bed or twin bed configuration.

Terms and Conditions

 What's Included:

  • Accommodation, Activities, Transfers, Meals, and Fees as indicated on your itinerary. Local and international traveler assistance during your tour. Specialised and personalised services.

What's not Included:

  • Airfare to/from the Tour start point, including domestic or inter-country connecting flights, unless otherwise stated in itinerary.
  • tips and gratuities
  • items of a personal nature such as incidentals, excess baggage charges
  • airport taxes/entrance fees, port charges, foreign government departure taxes
  • Visas (unless otherwise indicated), Inspection, Customs, Immigration and Naturalization fees Additional fuel surcharges on cruises
  • Travel Insurance including Medical, Lost Baggage and Trip cancellation
  • Optional activities (golf, watersports, etc.)
  • any other activities or items not explicitly advertised as included in the price of a Tour

 

Reservations/Booking and Deposits:  To book a Tour, each Traveler (or leader of a Group of Travelers) must submit:

 

A.     A completed booking form signed electronically by the main Traveler. By submitting the booking form on the payments page, the traveler accepts our full Terms and Conditions.  

B.     A deposit of 30% of the Tour price (minimum $250 per person), is due immediately upon booking.

C.     The full balance of the trip cost is due ninety days (90) before the trip departure date.

D.      If you book your trip with us ninety days (90 days) or less before the departure date, the full cost of the trip is due at that time.

E.       In the instance payment is made by certified check or wire transfer, reservations will only commence once the check is cleared.

F.       Availability of Services and Accommodations cannot be guaranteed until a Tour is booked.  We will exercise our best efforts to book the Services and Accommodations described in the Tour Itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of Tour date, we may be forced to offer substitutes.  In this instance we will notify you as soon as possible and try to substitute comparable Services and Accommodations based on availability.

G.      Ticketing & credit card processing for international transport and other select domestic airfare pertaining to a specific country is done by a 3rd party and not included in your total land package price unless otherwise stated.

H.      Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $250 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.

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