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Essentials of Dubai

United Arab Emirates in 7 Days, 5 Nights in Destination

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Get to know the very best of Dubai in this brief 5-night trip through one of the world’s most glamorous cities. Explore its most emblematic sites as you learn about its rich history and culture.

Included

  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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  1. Departures available until October 2025

  2. Available Group tours

  3. Solo travelers available

  4. Add up to 5 nights to your stay

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Accommodation: 5 Nights

Itinerary

Explore Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, in a quick 5-night trip and feast your eyes on the soaring skyscrapers, man-made islands and ultra-modern shopping malls. Spend an unforgettable evening under the stars on a luxury 4x4 desert excursion, explore the old town and get to know the unique cultures and luxurious lifestyle of the United Arab Emirates.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Night on board

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Ready to experience the culture and glamour of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates? Head to your departure airport to catch a flight to Dubai*. Night on board.

*If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Dubai

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Arrive in Dubai, considered one of the most luxurious cities in the world. Clear immigration and customs before transferring to the hotel for check-in. Get comfortable at the hotel and take in the views of the beautiful city skyline. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure; take this time to acclimate to your new surroundings. Overnight stay in Dubai.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Time Asma or similar
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213 Reviews

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3rd Day: Dubai

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Breakfast at the hotel. Get to know the city as you set off on a half-day tour of Dubai*. Begin in the historic area of Bastakia, home to old merchant houses, cafes, and restaurants. Board an Abra Water Taxi and cruise along the waterways of Dubai Creek before disembarking and explore the Spice Souk and Gold Bazaars, the most famous in the world. Return to the hotel and enjoy the evening at your leisure. We recommend an optional Dhow Cruise and Dinner this evening**. Overnight stay in Dubai.

*Please note: this excursion operates on Friday afternoons and Monday, Wednesday, and Sunday mornings only.

**Optional Dhow Cruise and Dinner: Take a traditional Dhow Cruise along Dubai Creek and enjoy spectacular views of the skyscrapers and Dubai's illuminated skyline as you enjoy a delicious dinner on board. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Time Asma or similar
tripadvisor rating

213 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Half-Day Classic Dubai Tour

Moderate

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Optional
Dhow Cruise and Dinner - English

Moderate

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4th Day: Dubai

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Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure, enjoying a shopping spree in Dubai's fabulous malls or relaxing at your leisure on the beach. Alternatively, we recommend an optional tour of the city's modern attractions*.  Overnight stay in Dubai. 

*Optional Half-Day Modern Dubai Tour: Visit the most emblematic sights in the city starting at the Souk Madinat Jumeirah, a traditional arabian bazaar and popular marketplace where you can find typical hand-made crafts. Next, travel to the man-made palm-shaped island of Palm Jumeirah to see the amazing Atlantis Hotel before heading back to the city on the monorail. 

Afterwards, explore glittering Dubai Marina, a man-made canal city and one of the most sought-after neighbourhoods in Dubai and end the trip in the Burj Khalifa area (entrance not included) and back to the hotel.

Please note: This optional excursion operates on Mondays and Fridays only. You will have the option to be dropped off at the Dubai Mall for some shopping and return to the hotel on your own. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Time Asma or similar
tripadvisor rating

213 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Half-Day Modern Dubai Tour

Moderate

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5th Day: Dubai

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy the entire day at your leisure; the perfect way to take in the beauty of Dubai at your own pace. Alternatively, we recommend you take part in our optional full day escape to beautiful Abu Dhabi*. Overnight stay in Dubai. 

*Optional Full Day Excursion to Abu Dhabi: Set off to Abu Dhabithe immense capital of the United Arab Emirates, located to the south of Dubai. On arrival, enjoy a comprehensive city tour to get to know the most emblematic sights of this Emirate metropolis. Start at the immense Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, an icon of the city and one of the largest mosques on earth. Clad in marble, it's a dazzling example of Islamic architecture.

Afterwards, head to Al Bateen to see the Royal Palaces before driving along the spectacular Corniche, past gleaming mosques and elegant high-rises. See the impressive artificial Lulu Island and take a photo stop at the Breakwater for panoramic views of the city. Pass by the outside of the Emirates Palace Hotel and explore the luxurious interior of the Presidential Palace: Qasr al Watan. Stop for lunch at a traditional restaurant before exploring the cultural delights of the Louvre Museum, an incredible art and civilisation museum.

Please note: This excursion operates on Tuesdays and Saturdays only.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Time Asma or similar
tripadvisor rating

213 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Full-Day Excursion to Abu Dhabi

Moderate

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6th Day: Dubai

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today you have the morning free to discover this modern Emirati metropolis at your leisure. Take this time to complete any last minute shopping on your list.  

In the late afternoon, take a luxury 4x4 desert excursion and enjoy an unforgettable barbecue dinner in a traditional Bedouin camp under the starry night sky with authentic Bedouin entertainment, including belly dancing (except during the month of Ramadan) and traditional music, henna tattooing and shisha smoking. Return to the hotel and overnight stay in Dubai.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Time Asma or similar
tripadvisor rating

213 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
4x4 Desert Safari Excursion

Moderate

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7th Day: Dubai - UK/Ireland

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Breakfast* at the hotel. It's time to bring your trip through beautiful Dubai to a close. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the UK/Ireland. Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.

*Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

Included activities

Included
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This activity operates on Monday, Wednesday and Sunday mornings and on Friday afternoons.

Half-Day Classic Dubai Tour

Included activity for day 3 in Dubai

Visit the Bastakia neighbourhood, home to old merchant houses and cafes, and learn about Dubai's history at the Dubai Museum. Take a traditional river taxi, known as an 'Abra' across Dubai Creek to the aromatic souks of Old Dubai.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included

4x4 Desert Safari Excursion

Included activity for day 6 in Dubai

Take an exciting 4x4 excursion into the Dubai desert to enjoy an unforgettable barbecue dinner in a traditional Bedouin camp with authentic Bedouin entertainment, belly dancing (except during the month of Ramadan) and traditional music!

Duration 06:00h Approx. Pick up time: 15:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional

Dhow Cruise and Dinner - English

Suggested activity for day 3

Take a traditional Dhow Cruise along Dubai Creek and enjoy spectacular views of the skyscrapers and Dubai's illuminated skyline as you enjoy dinner on board.

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 19:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Optional
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This activity operates on Mondays and Fridays only.

Half-Day Modern Dubai Tour

Suggested activity for day 4 in Dubai

Visit Dubai's modern attractions including the Burj Khalifa, Mall of Emirates, Souk Madinat Jumeirah and a panoramic view of Burj Al Arab. Travel to the man-made island of Palm Jumeirah to see the Atlantis Hotel before heading back to the city by monorail.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 13:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Optional
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The activity is done on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Full-Day Excursion to Abu Dhabi

Suggested activity for day 5 in Abu Dhabi

Set off for the Emirate capital of Abu Dhabi to see the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Royal Palaces and the Corniche. Visit the Presidential Palace and stop for lunch at a luxury hotel before visiting the Louvre Museum.

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Dubai - UK/Ireland.*
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  • 5 nights accommodation in Superior category hotels.
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  • 5 breakfasts and 1 lunch.
  • Transfers in air conditioned vehicle.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated on the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.**
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • ATOL Protection.
  • Guide/s during the excursions.
  • 4x4 desert excursion in Dubai.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Tourist Tax in Dubai*, entrances, drinks, tips, and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

*Tourist Tax in Dubai: 20 AED (approx. 6 GBP) per room per night (paid directly to the hotel).

*If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

**The order of the visits and times of the activities are subject to change at the destination due to logistical reasons. The planned visits will be carried out in any case. Therefore, we don't recommend booking independent activities until you reach your destination.

  • Entry requirements

    Passport with a minimum of six months validity.

  • Visa

    Visa is required, issued on arrival to the country. Free for stays of up to 30 days.

  • Currency

    UAE Dirham.

  • Language

    Arabic.

  • Electricity

    220 V. Adapter required.

  • Health

    There are no mandatory vaccinations.

  • Time zone

    UTC + 04:00.

  • Other useful information

    It is advisable to drink bottled water.

  • Tourist Office website

    https://www.government.ae/

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

Babies: 0 - 2 years old.

Children: 2 - 11 years old. 

Triple room: the third bed will be a rollaway bed.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

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