Destination

UAE

Duration

10 Days

Price

From $8,898 pp

Experience the unrivaled extravagance of the fascinating UAE on this exclusive tour of the world’s most astonishing country. In luxury and style, delve into the midst of awe-striking modern feats set within the boundaries of an ancient culture, while encountering a vibrant cosmopolitan metropolis that exudes true luxury and well-being. Make your way up and over Dubai on a Seaplane ride, offering adventurous passengers spectacular sights of Dubai’s most astounding skyscrapers and gorgeous monuments. Sail through the Dubai creek on a private yacht, taking in an array of cultural displays set against a backdrop of twinkling city lights. Embark on an exciting modern city tour of Dubai, bringing you up close and personal with Atlantis, Palm Island and the awe-inpisiring heights of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Relax on the stunning turquoise beaches of Saadiyat Island and explore the Heritage Village of Abu Dhabi, gaining in-depth insights into the mysterious customs of desert life. Savor the beautiful landscape of the UAE’s tallest mountain before settling into the Al Maha Resort, nestled in a verdant palm oasis, deep within Dubai’s magical dune landscape.

Days Activities Accommodations
Day 1
Dubai
  • Marhaba Airport Assistance
  • Airport Transfer (Arrival)
Raffles Dubai - Raffles Club Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 2
Dubai
  • Morning at Leisure
  • Seaplane Aerial Tour
  • Private Dinner Cruise
Raffles Dubai - Raffles Club Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 3
Dubai
  • Modern Dubai Tour w/Burj Khalifa
  • Dinner at Thiptara (Chef's Table)
Raffles Dubai - Raffles Club Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 4
Abu Dhabi
  • Transport: Dubai - Abu Dhabi
  • Lunch at Emirates Palace
St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort - St. Regis Suite
Bed and Breakfast
Day 5
Abu Dhabi
  • Full Day Abu Dhabi City tour
  • Dinner at ‘Pearls and Caviar’ in the Shangri-la Hotel
St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort - St. Regis Suite
Bed and Breakfast
Day 6
Dubai
  • Al Ain City Tour - Al Maha Resort
Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa - Bedouin Suite
Bed and Breakfast
Day 7
Dubai
  • Al Maha: Day at Leisure
Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa - Bedouin Suite
Bed and Breakfast
Day 8
Dubai
  • Al Maha: Optional Activities
Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa - Bedouin Suite
Bed and Breakfast
Day 9
Dubai
  • Dubai Personal Shopper (Half Day)
  • Culinary Flight at Burj Al Arab (5 course dinner)
Burj Al Arab - Deluxe One Bedroom Suite
Bed and Breakfast
Day 10
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!

Raffles Dubai - Raffles Club Room

Day 2
Dubai

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

Enjoy a morning at leisure to enjoy your hotel facilities, including its extravagant spa.

Later, you will be taken for a private Seaplane ride. An Ariel view of Dubai is the only way you can get an overall idea of the fascinating developments taking place in this land of dreams. The vision set for the city by the rulers of Dubai is taking shape at a rapid pace. A trip in the Cessna 208 Caravan, the only amphibious aircraft in the city, gives you an opportunity to see many of the projects in a short span of time and in luxurious comfort.

You will drive out to the Jebel Ali Hotel located south of the city. On arrival, drive straight to the Marina, where the "Cessna" and its pilot awaits you. Board the seaplane for a tour over modern Dubai. The ride takes you past the Dubai Marina, Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Creek and then back to Marina.

In the evening, you will be taken to the Creek area for a dinner cruise. From here, you will hop aboard a private luxury yacht and combine a wonderful sailing experience with an exquisite gourmet serving, as your are treated to freshly cooked lobster and caviar.

Raffles Dubai - Raffles Club Room

Day 3
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.

Enjoy a delicious dinner at the classy restaurant Thiptara, which means "Magic at the Water." It specializes in Royal Thai cuisine with an emphasis on Bangkok-style seafood. Surrounded by Burj Lake, the spectacular views of The Dubai Fountain at night transform this contemporary al fresco waterfront restaurant into a truly magical setting. Join Chef Chaiwat in the heart of Thiptara's cosy kitchen at the Chef's Table, and enjoy an exclusive four course meal, tailored to meet your preferred tastes, in a private dining area.

Raffles Dubai - Raffles Club Room

Day 4
Abu Dhabi

After breakfast, you will head to Abu Dhabi, also called the "Manhattan of the Middle East, features large gardens and parks, green boulevards lining all the streets and roads, sophisticated high-rise buildings, international luxury hotel chains and opulent shopping malls. From desert safaris, hikes through cliffs lined with fossils and waterfalls, shopping in countless malls or relaxing on white sandy beaches, the possibilities are endless in Abu Dhabi!

The day is yours at leisure to relax on the stunning turquoise beaches of St. Regis Resort on Saadiyat Island.

Located in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, the magnificent Emirates Palace is a national landmark and one of the most impressive hotels and conference venues ever built. Emirates Palace is constructed on 1.3 km of private white sandy beach and surrounded by 85 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens. Enjoy an international buffet lunch in a truly exceptional setting - a must for any visit to Abu Dhabi.

St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort - St. Regis Suite

Day 5
Abu Dhabi

Today we embark on a full day excursion of Abu Dhabi. Note: As we will be visiting a mosque, you are requested to dress conservatively as per guidelines given at the end of this itinerary.

We start this tour by visiting the Women"s handicraft centre (closed Friday and Saturday). The Women"s Handicraft Centre is a rounded building featuring several huts, where local women artists perform silver thread work and weaving. They also exhibit essential Arabic oils, incenses, local dresses and handmade crafts - for a minimal fee. They also 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 local traditions)

From there, we continue on to the Heritage Village. Situated on a 1600 sq. meter site overlooking the Corniche, near the Breakwater in Abu Dhabi, this heritage village is run by Emirates Heritage Club. Here you can experience the past traditional life in Abu Dhabi, before oil revenues altered the landscape, economically and socially. In addition to Bedouin tents, there are reconstructions of palm (Arish) and other houses, old fishing villages and traditional Souqs.

Next in the sequence is the Sheikh Zayed Mosque - Largest Mosque in the UAE, founded by Late His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The dome layout and floor plan of the mosque was inspired by the Badshahi Mosque and the architecture was inspired by both Mughal and Moorish design. Its archways are quintessentially Moorish and its minarets are classically Arab. End the day with a tour of the Sheikh Zayed learning center.

In the evening, enjoy a sumptuous culinary experience at Pearls and Caviar - Abu Dhabi"s avant-garde dining scene. Spain's two-starred Michelin chef, Sergi Arola, brings his first restaurant to the Middle East. Previously the celebrated seafood restaurant, P&C features signature menus with dishes from across the globe. The venue also includes: The Gin Bar with a selection of quirky infused drinks and jazz radio broadcasting live daily.

St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort - St. Regis Suite

Day 6
Dubai

After breakfast you will start your journey (approx. 2 hours) to the greenest of all Emirates; Al-Ain, an oasis surrounded by red sand dunes, known as the "Garden City" and considered as 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 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 old fortress, where archaeological findings of the UAE"s ancient settlement date back to the Iron and Bronze age.

Then, continue your trip to the most beautiful landscape - 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, drive back to the Al Maha Desert Resort for an overnight stay.

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa - Bedouin Suite

Day 7
Dubai

Spend a day at leisure in the stunning Al Maha Resort, featuring stunning beaches and luxurious facilities.The Al Maha Resort is nestled in a verdant palm oasis, deep within Dubai"s magical dune and desert landscapein theDubai Desert Conservation Reserve plays a vital role inits conservation. Al Maha showcases the heritage and architecture of the Bedouins andalso offers a sense of desert adventure.

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa - Bedouin Suite

Day 8
Dubai

In the morning, you might choose to discover the art of falconry in which falcons are flown to the lure for you to experience both the falconand the falconers fascinating abilities. Nature lovers might opt for a walk or a horseback ride through the Arabian Desert to explore its mysterious environment in its entirety. Adrenalin seekers can go on an exhilarating 4x4 drive in the big sand dunes outside the resort.

Afternoon activities include a wildlife drive for you to come into close contact with the desert"s flora and fauna or an archery lesson with a skilled archer, away from the heat of the sun under the shelter of palm leaves.

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa - Bedouin Suite

Day 9
Dubai

Once you've enjoyed a delicious breakfast, you will be transferred to the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai, the world"s most luxurious hotel.After check in, you will proceed towards Dubai Mall along with your very own personal shopper. The fun starts at the biggest Mall in the World with your specially assigned personal stylist. This expert shopper will get to know you and your preferences and will provide his or her suggestions. You will then head out to specific stores such as Bloomingdales, Louis Vuitton or Hermes and have a great time shopping around. Later in the afternoon, you will stop for lunch in the mall. There are numerous fine dining restaurants to suit a variety of taste buds.

In the evening, enjoy a Culinary Flight at Burj Al Arab. Your dinner journey begins atSkyview Bar, before moving on through five of the most impressive dining venues. Prepare to be treated like royalty as each restaurant showcases its most sumptuous dishes in Al Muntaha, Al Iwan and Junsui. Next, a succulent main course awaits you at Al Mahara, where you'll have a team of chefs prepare your meal to perfection. Finally, savor decadent dessert in the stunning atrium loungeSahn Eddar. This will put the finishing touches on an unforgettable culinary experience.

Burj Al Arab - Deluxe One Bedroom Suite

 

Day 10
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.

Raffles Dubai

A surprising, chic merging of Asian style with an Egyptian aesthetic, Raffles Dubai is perfectly positioned in the heart of the city, delivering the unexpected luxury of space, impeccable service and sophisticated style. Loved by Royalty for the warmth of its service, Raffles Dubai offers some of the most spacious rooms in the city - generously proportioned, sumptuously appointed and blessed with a uniquely Raffles sensibility. With their own private Jacuzzi, walk-in showers, sitting areas and balconies the rooms are like suites; and the suites are ... extraordinary. At night, the views from your private balcony stretch out forever.

The elegant Raffles Club Rooms offer luxury and privacy to discerning business travellers and leisure seekers. Rooms are generous in size and boast a decor inspired by Middle Eastern and contemporary Asian designs. Handcrafted ornaments and luxurious fabrics create a sophisticated home away from home ambience.

St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

The iconic St. Regis brand extends its legacy to Abu Dhabi, with The St. Regis Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi created by thoughtful Mediterranean architecture and a contemporary interior design. The award winning St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort is the city"s true beachfront leisure address located just 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport and 10 minutes from the city"s bustling downtown.

With the St. Regis Suite, experience Mediterranean living beautifully located on a natural island. Featuring 85sqm of luxurious space and located on a pristine white beach, the suite includes an intimate living area, a spacious bathroom with double vanity units and a private balcony with breathtaking views of the ocean. The signature St. Regis Butler service is also available for the added comfort.

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa

Al Maha is renowned for surpassing guests" expectations. Its 42 opulent Suites nestle against the majestic desert dune landscape and guests enjoy matchless hospitality and close up encounters with the wildlife of Arabia. This combination of exclusive privacy and the romance of the desert environment combine to make Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa an unforgettable luxury destination. Al Maha Resort leads the way in supporting the region"s conservation efforts. The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve around Al Maha is a protected haven for the many species of mammal and birds of Arabia. The Resort has also contributed to large scale habitat rehabilitation programs, including the propagation of over 6,000 indigenous trees, shrubs and grasses, and the re-introduction to the region of the free-roaming herds of endangered oryx and other desert wildlife.

The Bedouin Suites are lavishly decorated with authentic and rare handcrafted Arabian furnishings, antiques and artefacts. There are thoughtful touches such as binoculars, an easel with art materials and a writing desk, should your creative instincts be inspired by the landscape and the wildlife you spot. Each private deck with sun loungers provides a secluded area for relaxing quietly or as an intimate setting for a personalised dining experience (simply select from the in-Suite menu and staff will appear to prepare your table for breakfast, lunch or dinner). The private infinity pool spills out into a never ending vista of dramatic desert views.

Burj Al Arab

The distinctive sail-shaped silhouette of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is more than just a stunning hotel, it is a symbol of modern Dubai. Yet for all the wonder this stunning structure provides when you finally see it in person, it is the service within that really makes the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah so extraordinary. Repeatedly voted the world's most luxurious hotel, this magnificent destination offers you the finest service and facilities throughout - right down to an optional chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah suite-only accommodation offers discreet check-in within your rooms, a private reception on every floor and a host of personal butlers, each a warm messenger of our unparalleled hospitality. Come and experience it for yourself.

Spanning 170 square metres over two floors, the one-bedroom Deluxe Suite offers endless views over the Arabian Gulf. This Suite is designed to create a most exquisite experience promising memories to last a lifetime. The suite features a master bathroom complete with a full-size Jacuzzi and separate five-head rain shower, a set of his and hers full-size Hermes amenities, separate guest restroom on the lower level, 24 carat Gold iPad for use throughout your stay, complimentary Wi-Fi, a 21-inch iMac, a range of 42-inch and 32-inch widescreen interactive HD TVs, Bose iPod/iPhone docking station and media hub, remote controlled environment including curtains, TV, en-suite music and lights and a private all in one printer, copier, scanner and fax.

Ammenities include: the world"s largest brigade of butlers are available 24 hours a day,In-suite check-in and check-out, Upstairs and downstairs personalized private bars, Daily breakfast buffet for two in Junsui or Bab Al Yam or alternatively in the privacy of your suite. A master bathroom complete with a full-size Jacuzzi and a separate five-head rain shower.

If that"s not enough, the suite boasts the ultimate sleep experience: a selection of 17 types of pillows, Eiderdown duvets, exquisite Egyptian cotton linen and an ultra-deluxe super king bed personalised to suit your specific posture preferences.

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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