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United Arab Emirates Expedition

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$1820

Discover the hidden gems and incredible destinations beyond the opulence and modern cities on this spectacular journey through the United Arab Emirates. Catch a glimpse of two unique worlds as you compare the new with the old on this tour of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and other Emirates. Once we leave the skyscrapers in the rear-view mirror, we then begin to explore remarkable oases in the desert, experience heart-warming Bedouin hospitality, and gaze at mighty peaks in the mountains and sublime beaches on the Arabian Gulf. With the two worlds in marked contrast with one another, this journey is truly an eye-opening experience with much memories and unique experiences to be cherished!

7 Days, 6 Nights: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Ras Al Khaimah
🚩  Group Tours with Air 

Inclusions


TRIP OVERVIEW (*UNESCO World Heritage Sites)

  • Old Dubai Tour
  • Bedouin Tent
  • Old Persian House
  • Calligraphy Museum
  • Coffee Museum
  • Dubai Creek
  • Gold Souk (Gold Market)
  • Spice Souk (Spice Market)
  • Abu Dhabi City Tour
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Emirates Palace
  • Heritage Village (Handcraft Demonstrations)
  • Al Ain’s Cultural Sites*
  • Al Jahili Fort
  • Camel Market
  •  Ras Al Khaimah Tour
  • Al Bithnah Fort
  • Dubai City Tour
  • Burj Khalifa (Observation Desk)
  • The Dubai Mall
  • Jumeirah Palm
  • Souq Madinat Jumeirah (Little Venice)

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS TOUR

Tourist riding a camel in Dubai

TIES TO CULTURE AND TRADITION DESPITE ITS RAPID MODERNIZATION

Despite UAE’s fast growth and modernization, what makes it unique is its ability to stay true to its local culture, religion, and traditions. Many young Emiratis are still aware of and practice their traditions and culture.  Nonetheless, they are also proud to embrace change and newcomers.

UNIQUE ARCHITECTURE

Dubai is known worldwide for its architecture. It’s hard to believe that only four decades ago, the city did not have a single skyscraper. Now, the Dubai skyline is full of unique skyscrapers designed by some of the best architects in the world. Don’t miss the Dancing Dubai Fountains and the sprawling views from the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa.

The 3rd tallest hotel in the world, Burj Al Arab
Jebel Hafeet, UAE

MIGHTY MOUNTAINS AND ROLLING SAND DUNES

Journey outside the metropolitan city to the natural beauty of the other Emirates. You will find fierce mountains surrounding towns fed by oases that have supported the Bedouin for 4000 years, and the magical sand dunes in the desert and contrasting pristine beaches by the Gulf of Oman.


1

Dubai (DXB)

Upon arrival into Dubai, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free.

RISING FROM THE DESERT
See how Dubai quickly became world famous as a business and tourism hub.

PALM ISLAND 
Holds the record for the world's largest man-made islands.

SUN, SEA, AND SAND
A visit to Dubai is incomplete without a visit to Jumeirah Beach.

2

Dubai | Old Dubai

Today is about exploring Dubai’s humble beginnings, beginning with Old Dubai in the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood. Explore a traditional Bedouin tent, old Persian house, Calligraphy Museum and Coffee Museum that highlight the fascinating culture. Take a water taxi across the Dubai Creek for local delicacies and must-try luscious dates covered with creamy white chocolate made with camel milk.
Get a sense of what commerce was like back in the day, by strolling through one of the city's traditional souks or bazaars, Spice Souk (Spice Market) and Gold Souk (Gold Market). An amazing 20 percent of the world’s gold passes through here.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

DUBAI MUSEUM IN AL FAHIDI FORT
Discover the ancient history of Dubai and authentic rural life.

OLD DUBAI
This neighborhood is a historic district, that still retains views of its ancient past.

TRADITIONAL GOLD MARKET
An amazing 20 percent of the world’s gold passes through this market!

3

Dubai – Abu Dhabi | City Tour

Meet your Bedouin guides and set off for Abu Dhabi by private vehicle. Today we explore a more authentic side of Abu Dhabi. Appreciate its history and culture by visiting one the world’s largest mosques, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Marvel at one of the most luxurious hotels in the world, the Emirates Palace. Get a glimpse into the past through Heritage Village. There are workshops where craftsmen demonstrate traditional skills such as metalwork and pottery, while women sit weaving and spinning. The craftsmen are happy to share their skills and may occasionally give you the chance to try it yourself. The little spice shops are a treat with a range of dried herbs, handmade soap and plenty of chatter!
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

SHEIKH ZAYED GRAND MOSQUE
With 24-carat gold gilded chandeliers and the world's largest hand-knotted carpet.

HERITAGE VILLAGE
Glimpse into the past with a remake of a traditional oasis village.

LOCAL CRAFTSMEN AND WOMEN
See Arab Emirates heritage with traditional crafts.

4

Abu Dhabi - Al Ain | Life of Bedouin

Fed by natural springs and set amidst date palm plantations, Al Ain’s six oases have sustained Bedouin life here for 4000 years. UNESCO recognizes Al Ain’s cultural sites as World Heritage Sites.
Glance into the heritage of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the by-gone-era experience of crossing the world’s largest contiguous sand desert, the Empty Quarter at Al Jahili Fort. Immerse yourself in traditional Arabic culture at the famous camel market, the last of its kind in the UAE. It’s dusty, noisy, pungent and chaotic but never mind; you can watch camels being traded in the morning or see them all day long.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

AL JAHILI FORT
Built in 1890 as the summer residence of Sheikh Zayed I and later expanded by the British.

LAND OF 300,000 CAMELS
Camels play key roles in transportation, food, entertainment and more in the UAE.

5

Al Ain - Ras Al Khaimah | Desert, Mountain & Beaches

Continue to the northern most emirate in the UAE, the Emirate of Fujairah. This emirate has the most diverse landscapes, ranging from lush sprawling date palm oases to sun-baked sand dunes, the fierce Hajar Mountain range and pristine beaches on the gulf coast. Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) is the main city of this emirate and is renowned for its prosperous port and exquisite pearls, the whitest and roundest in the world.
En route we explore the 17th century Al Bithnah Fort and check out the panoramic mountain views from Jebel Jais (6345 ft /1934m), the highest peak in the UAE.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

DESERT BEAUTIES
From sprawling oases to sun-baked desert and fierce Hajar Mountains, RAK as it all.

CALL OF THE BEACH
Ras Al Khaimah is loved by both beach-sloths and outdoor enthusiasts.

AL BITHNA FORT
A famous fort in the Emirate Of Fujairah that saw action in many battles in the 18th and 19th century.

6

Ras Al Khaimah – Dubai | Dubai City Tour

Return to Dubai. Discover the best of modern Dubai on today’s city tour. Engage and be inspired by its cultural diversity and unique architecture. Step out onto the world’s highest outdoor observation deck at the Burj Khalifa. Visit The Dubai Mall as you continue to Jumeirah Palm, yet another man-made island and then a photo stop at Atlantis hotel. Visit Souq Madinat Jumeirah (Little Venice) followed by a photo opportunity at Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Mosque.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
 

DUBAI MALL AQUARIUM
Next level shopping at the largest mall in the world, with an extra something that’s amazing!

BURJ KHALIFA
Don’t miss the sprawling views from the Tallest Building in the World.

ATLANTIS THE PALM RESORT
A majestic 5-star hotel situated on the ingenious man-made Palm island.

7

Dubai (DXB)

Your tour ends today. Please provide details of your flight home so we can schedule your transfer to Dubai International Airport (DXB).
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

Overview
Hotels
Dates & Prices

Hotels

We carefully handpick our hotels to ensure they provide you with the best comfort and experience. For Private Tours, you may request a specific hotel as one of the customizable options.
Destination Comfort Class  Premium Class  Luxury Class 
Dubai Call Call
Abu Dhabi Call Call
Al Ain Call Call
Ras Al Khaimah Call Call
Accommodation Classification Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation.
  • COMFORT ⭐⭐⭐- 3-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
  • PREMIUM ⭐⭐⭐⭐- 4-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
  • LUXURY ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐- 5-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
 
Overview
Tour Plan
Dates & Prices

Dates & Pricing

SMALL GROUP TOUR, land tour with airfare  
Year Tour Date Premium
2020 Sep 24, Tuesday – Oct 1, Tuesday
  • Los Angeles from $2,195
  • Chicago from $2,336
  • New York from $2,393
2021 Mar 23, Tuesday – Mar 30, Tuesday
  • Los Angeles from $2,450
  • Chicago from $2,591
  • New York from $2,648

  • ‣ This tour is guarantee to operate with a minimum of 2 guests and maximum of 16 guests
  • ‣ For other US cities, please call for price
  • ‣ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes AND include airfare.
  • ‣ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Special rate for single travelers is available on request - please inquire.
  • ‣ Any promotion discount will only apply to the price for land tour excluding air fare.

PRIVATE TOURS, land tour only
Year Tour Dates Comfort Premium Luxury
2020 Oct 1 to Dec 20 Call $2,115 Call
2020 Dec 21 to Jan 2 Call Call Call
2021 Jan 3 to Apr 30 Call $2,115 Call
2021 May 1 to Sept 30 Call $1,820 Call
 

Price Details

  • ‣ Daily departures.
  • ‣ Prices are in USD and include all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
  • ‣ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply during applicable major holidays. Special rates for single travelers or larger groups are available on request - please inquire.
  • ‣ Note that tour prices vary according to season. If your tour straddles two seasons then each portion will be priced according to that season.

Deposit

  • ‣ A deposit of $300 per person is required upon booking and full payment to be made 60 days prior to departure date.
  • ‣ Monthly installment plan is available - please inquire.

Flight Add-On

  • ‣ We work with all major airlines for the best routes and competitive pricing.
  • ‣ The nearest airport is DXB (Dubai International).
  • ‣ Contact us for more details and pricing.

Inclusions

  • ‣ Airport Transfers, Meet and Greet
  • ‣ Hotel Accommodations
  • ‣ Daily Breakfast and Selected Meals (See tour plan for details)
  • ‣ English-speaking Local Guide
  • ‣ Entrance Fees to Monuments & Attractions per Itinerary (Except Burj Khalifa Ticket)

Exclusions

  • ‣ Burj Khalifa Ticket
  • ‣ Tourism Fee of AED 15 per room per night paid directly to the hotel
  • ‣ Domestic/International
  • ‣ Travel Insurance
  • ‣ Medical Expenses
  • Visa Fee
  • ‣ Gratuity
  • ‣ Personal Expenses

Overview
Tour Plan
Hotels