United Arab Emirates in 9 Days

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Travel to Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, filled with 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, visit the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Mosque in neighbouring Abu Dhabi and get to know the unique cultures and luxurious lifestyle of the United Arab Emirates.

 
 

9 days trip including flights*

8 days and 7 nights in destination

1

NYC - DXB

2

NYC - DXB

Dubai

3

Dubai

4

Dubai

5

Dubai

6

Dubai

7

Dubai

8

Dubai

9

DXB - NYC

* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.

The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.

1st Day: US - Night on board

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

Arrive in Dubai, considered one of the most luxurious cities in the world. Clear immigration and customs before transferring to the hotel. Get comfortable at the hotel and take in the views of the beautiful city skyline. Overnight stay in Dubai.

* You will have the option to add early check-in on arrival in Dubai (before 3:00 p.m.) in the next step of the booking process.

3rd Day: Dubai

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 dinner on board. 

Included
Half-Day Classic Dubai Tour
Optional
Dhow Cruise and Dinner - English
4th Day: Dubai

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. We recommend an optional tour of the city's modern attractions.* 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, belly dancing (except during the month of Ramadan) and traditional music. Return to the hotel and overnight stay in Dubai. 

Optional Half-Day Modern Dubai Tour: Visit the most emblematic sights in the city including the Jumeirah Mosque and the Burj Al Arab, the world's most luxurious hotel. 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, the Mall of Emirates, to see the impressive Ski Dubai, and the jaw-dropping Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Please note: this excursion operates on Mondays and Fridays only.

 

Included
4x4 Desert Safari Excursion
Optional
Half-Day Modern Dubai Tour
5th Day: Dubai - Abu Dhabi - Dubai

After breakfast at the hotel, set off to Abu Dhabi, the 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. After an action-packed day, return to Dubai. Overnight stay in Dubai.

* Please note: this excursion operates on Tuesdays and Saturdays only.

Included
Full-Day Excursion to Abu Dhabi
6th Day: Dubai

Breakfast at the hotel. Today is free to discover this modern Emirati metropolis at your leisure. We recommend visiting the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world and a symbol of the city of 828 meters and 160 floors. Since its inauguration in 2010, it offers the best views of the desert and the city. Underneath is the largest shopping centre in the world, the Dubai Mall where 1200 stores of all kinds are located. A shopping paradise! As night falls, we recommend an optional dinner overlooking the Dubai Fountains.* Overnight stay in Dubai.

Optional Dinner at Dubai Fountains: Enjoy an unforgettable dining experience at a restaurant overlooking the musical fountains of Dubai. The Dubai Fountains are one of the largest and most complex fountains in the world, situated on a 30-acre lake surrounding the Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa. Enjoy dinner as you watch the dancing musical fountains.

Optional
Dinner at Dubai Fountains
7th Day: Dubai

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure in Dubai. Why not take a relaxing stroll through the beautiful flower beds of Dubai Miracle Garden, head to Jumeriah Beach or soak up the view from the top of the Burj Khalifa! Alternatively, we recommend an optional half-day excursion to the Emirates of Sharjah and Ajman.* Overnight stay in Dubai.

Optional Sharjah & Ajman Half-Day Excursion: Get to know the Emirate states of Sharjah and Ajman, to the north of Dubai. Explore the handicraft stalls at the Blue Souk and pass by Faisal Mosque. Explore the authentic Al Arsha Souk, home to an array of unique Islamic arts and discover the history of the Emirates at the Ajman Museum. After lunch at a traditional restaurant, return to Dubai. Please note: this excursion operates on Thursdays only.

Optional
Sharjah & Ajman Half-Day Excursion with lunch.
8th Day: Dubai

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure, shopping, sunbathing or exploring the delights of Dubai. Why not discover the sea life at the Dubai Aquarium or enjoy a fun-filled day at the Aquaventure Waterpark. Alternatively, we recommend an optional excursion to Fujairah, on the UAE's East Coast.* Overnight stay in Dubai.

Optional Full-Day Fujairah Excursion: Set off to Fujairah, another of the United Arab Emirate states. Stop at the local market, at the foot of the Hajar Mountains and visit Masafi, home to a natural water source. Enjoy captivating views of the huge Wadis and head to the coast for a dip in the Indian Ocean. Lunch on the beach before passing through traditional fishing villages to visit Bidaya Mosque, the oldest in the UAE, and Fujairah Fort. Please note: this excursion operates on Saturdays and Sundays only.

Optional
Full-Day Fujairah Excursion
9th Day: Dubai - US

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

Accommodation: 7 Nights

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Included activities

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Included

Included activity for day 3 in Dubai

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

Physical rating:

Moderate

Half-Day Classic Dubai Tour

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.

What's included: Transfer, guide, museum entrance, Abra water taxi

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Included

Included activity for day 4 in Dubai

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

Physical rating:

Light

4x4 Desert Safari Excursion

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!

What's included: 4x4 transport, buffet dinner, traditional entertainment

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Included

Included activity for day 5 in Abu Dhabi

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

Physical rating:

Moderate

Full-Day Excursion to 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.

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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.
If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
Optional

Suggested activity for day 3

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

Dhow Cruise and Dinner - English

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.

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 4

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

Physical rating:

Moderate

Half-Day Modern Dubai Tour

Visit Dubai's modern attractions including the Burj Khalifa, Mall of Emirates, Jumeirah Mosque and the 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.

What's included: Transfer and guide

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 6 in Dubai

Duration 00:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

Dinner at Dubai Fountains

Enjoy an unforgettable dining experience at a restaurant overlooking the musical fountains of Dubai. The Dubai Fountains are one of the largest and most complex fountains in the world, situated on a 30-acre lake surrounding the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa.

Not included: Transfer and drinks are not included.

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 7

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:45 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

Sharjah & Ajman Half-Day Excursion with lunch.

Get to know the Emirate states of Sharjah and Ajman, to the north of Dubai. Explore the handicraft stalls at the Blue Souk and pass by Faisal Mosque. Explore the authentic Al Arsha Souk and Ajman Museum, Lunch included at a traditional restaurant.

What's included: Guide, transfers and lunch. Not included: Drinks not included.

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Dubai - US. *
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  • 7 nights accommodation in Luxury category hotels. **
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  • 7 breakfasts & 1 dinner.
  • 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.
  • 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) 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.

** You will have the option to add early check-in on arrival in Dubai (before 3:00 p.m.) in the next step of the booking process.

*** The order of the visits is subject to change at the destination. Therefore, we don't recommend booking independent activities until you reach your destination.

  • Entry requirements
    Passport with a minimum of three 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 for travellers from the US.
  • 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.

Children: 0 - 11 years.

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

 

 
 

 

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