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Dubai & Abu Dhabi: beauty among the dunes

United Arab Emirates in 8 Days, 6 Nights in Destination

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Experience the beauty, luxury and grandeur of two of the UAE’s favorite Emirates: Dubai and Abu Dhabi. History, futuristic architecture and the vast desert. A unique, unforgettable journey!

Trip Highlights

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    Abu Dhabi
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    Arabian Desert
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    Dubai

Included

  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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  1. Departures available until April 2026

  2. Available Group tours

  3. Solo travelers from + $210

  4. Add up to 4 nights to your stay

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Accommodation: 6 Nights

Itinerary

Begin your adventure in Dubai, where you’ll tour the classic and modern parts of the city in-depth by the hand of a local guide. Enjoy a fine-dining cruise, an exhilarating excursion into the dunes, and a traditional dinner. Next, head to UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi. Explore the city, surroundings, incredible architecture and grandiose Mosques before relaxing on the white sand beaches.

1st Day: US - Night on board

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Are you prepared to embark on a journey filled with mysticism and grandeur to the United Arab Emirates? Make your way to the departure airport* to board your flight to Dubai.

*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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Upon arrival at Dubai International Airport, receive a warm greeting by our representative who will help you with your baggage. From this moment on, you don’t need to worry about a thing! All you need to do is relax and enjoy your time in the UAE. Arrive at the hotel* to check-in and relax after your flight. Overnight stay in Dubai.

This vibrant city in the United Arab Emirates, is a melting pot of cultures, offering an intriguing blend of tradition and modernity. Known for its stunning skyline adorned with towering skyscrapers, architectural marvels and bustling souks, it’s a playground for adventure seekers and culture enthusiasts alike.

*You will have the option to add early check-in on arrival in the next step of the booking process. To guarantee optional services, we recommend that you add them to your current booking, as they are subject to availability.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Arabian Park Dubai, An Ed... or similar
tripadvisor rating

389 Reviews

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3rd Day: Dubai

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Breakfast at the hotel. Get ready to set off on a complete city tour* this morning. Begin with a drive through the upscale residential areas of Jumeirah. Here, nestled among luxurious surroundings, lies the exquisite Jumeirah Mosque, a true architectural gem.

Next, we venture to the Al Bastakiya Area, where traces of the city's history from over 40 years ago still remain. Step aboard the Abra, a traditional water taxi, for a serene ride across Dubai Creek, where the bustling Dubai Gold and Spices Souk await.

After your tour, return to your hotel for lunch (not included), and enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. Come the evening, an unforgettable dining experience in Dubai Marina awaits. Step aboard the elegant wooden Dhow Cruise, where luxury meets tradition. As you glide along the sparkling waters of Dubai Marina, indulge in a sumptuous 5-star international buffet dinner, that will tantalize your taste buds.

Enjoy panoramic views from both the glass-covered lower deck and open upper deck and onboard entertainment. After your delightful dinner cruise, transfer back to your hotel for your overnight stay in Dubai.

*This included activity operates on Mondays, Wednesday and Saturdays. The order of the visits and times of the activities are subject to change at the destination due to logistical reasons in order for you to carry out all included activities.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Arabian Park Dubai, An Ed... or similar
tripadvisor rating

389 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Half-day classic Dubai city tour

Light

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included
Marina Dhow fine-dining dinner cruise

Light

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4th Day: Dubai

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Breakfast at the hotel. Take the morning to unwind and explore at your leisure. 

In the early afternoon, your Safari guide will meet you at your hotel to kick off an unforgettable evening in the Dubai Desert. Prepare for an exhilarating experience as you go for a thrilling ride over extreme heights, vertical slopes, and vast sand dunes.

Throughout the safari, there will be multiple opportunities for photo stops and up-close encounters with the desert. Following your dune bashing adventure, we'll whisk you away to a traditional Bedouin camp for a delicious Barbecue dinner accompanied by live shows*.

Upon arrival at the camp, be greeted with a hot tea or coffee and succulent dates while your guide provides insights into the camp's rituals and traditions. After dinner and captivating live show, return to your hotel for you overnight stay in Dubai.

*During the Holy month of Ramadan and Holy Prophet Day, the entertainment shows during the safari desert do not operate.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Arabian Park Dubai, An Ed... or similar
tripadvisor rating

389 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Desert safari with barbecue dinner

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5th Day: Dubai

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, take the day to relax and explore at your leisure. Why not opt for a leisurely day at JBR beach, or a shopping spree at Dubai Mall. We recommend our two optional activities so you get the most out of your trip: a half-day tour of modern Dubai* and an incredible dinner high up in the sky**. Overnight stay in Dubai.

*Optional half-day modern Dubai City Tour and Future Museum: explore Dubai's modern marvels, from the expansive Dubai Marina to Bluewaters, home to the towering Ain Dubai ferris wheel. Admire the iconic Palm Jumeirah Island and its luxurious hotels, including Atlantis The Palm Hotel and the legendary Burj Al Arab. Experience the charm of Madinat Jumeirah and visit the innovative Future Museum. Finally, capture breathtaking views at the Burj Khalifa.

**Optional Dinner in the Sky: this is unique dining experience suspended in the sky. This experience promises culinary delights with breathtaking views, with the table ascending to heights of up to 150 ft. A truly unforgettable dining experience in the heart of Dubai's skyline. 

Please note: Guests must bring their original passport during the Dinner in the Sky tour. Please register at the Lounge tent at least 30 minutes prior to the session. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Arabian Park Dubai, An Ed... or similar
tripadvisor rating

389 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Dinner in the Sky

Light

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Optional
Half-day modern Dubai city tour with Future Museum visit

Light

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6th Day: Dubai - Abu Dhabi

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, it’s to explore Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, where you’ll embark on a complete city tour*. Begin with a visit to the iconic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, also known as ‘The White Mosque’, one of the world's largest.

Next, explore the luxurious Emirate Palace Hotel, ranked as the third most expensive hotel globally. Drive through the prestigious Al Bateen Area, home to President Place and royal palaces, offering stunning views of the Arabian Gulf.

Take in the scenic beauty of the Abu Dhabi Corniche before heading to Abu Dhabi Marina Mall for shopping and lunch (not included). Delve into Abu Dhabi's heritage at the immersive Heritage Village, then visit the renowned Louvre Abu Dhabi, showcasing art and civilization.

Conclude your tour with leisure time to further explore Abu Dhabi at your own pace. Overnight stay in Abu Dhabi.

*This included activity only operates on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The order of the visits and times of the activities are subject to change at the destination due to logistical reasons in order for you to carry out all included activities.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Abu Dhabi Gate or similar
tripadvisor rating

1324 Reviews

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Activities

included
Full-day Abu Dhabi city tour with Louvre Museum

Light

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7th Day: Abu Dhabi

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy the day at leisure relaxing and exploring Abu Dhabi at your own pace. Unwind on Abu Dhabi’s white sandy beaches or, for a day of excitement, we recommend our optional activity to Yas Island*. With three top-class theme parks including Ferrari World, Warner Bros, Yas Water World, and Yas SeaWorld, there's plenty of fun in store. Overnight stay in Abu Dhabi.

*Optional full-day Yas Island excursion (2 parks): (choose to visit 2 of the following 4 parks) Ferrari World, an indoor amusement park, featuring thrilling rides and experiences inspired by Ferrari's racing history. Warner Bros, is an indoor theme park that brings together beloved characters and stories from the Warner Bros. universe. Yas Waterworld, a water park themed around the story of Dana on a quest for a legendary pearl. SeaWorld, a marine life theme park and animal researching, rescue & rehabilitation center offering immersive experiences with marine life, thrilling rides, and educational attractions. 

Please note: Upon arrival at the park, you can choose two parks out of the four available. You'll receive a voucher before departure, allowing entry to two parks. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Abu Dhabi Gate or similar
tripadvisor rating

1324 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Full-day Yas Island theme park trip (General admission to 2 parks)

Active

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8th Day: Abu Dhabi - Dubai - US

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Breakfast at the hotel*. Sadly, it’s time to bid farewell to the UAE. Transfer to Dubai International Airport for your flight home. Arrive in the US and end of 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.

**Depending on the choice of flight, you may arrive back in the US the following day.

Included activities

Included
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This activity only operates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Half-day classic Dubai city tour

Included activity for day 3 in Dubai

Drive through the residential areas of Jumeriah, one of the luxurious parts of Dubai and home to the Jumeirah Mosque. Visit the Al Bastakiya Area. Get aboard the Abra (traditional water taxi) and ride across Dubai Creek to reach Dubai Gold and Spices Souk.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Included

Marina Dhow fine-dining dinner cruise

Included activity for day 3 in Dubai

A fun-filled fine dining experience in Dubai Marina. The beautiful wooden Dhow Cruise awaits you with a luxury dining experience. Revel a mouth-watering 5-star international buffet dinner with onboard entertainment and sightseeing cruise in Dubai Marina.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 19:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Included
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Not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Maximum 6 pax per Jeep. The pick up time changes according to the season.

Desert safari with barbecue dinner

Included activity for day 4 in Dubai

A memorable evening in the Dubai Desert! Before entering the desert, the guide will deflate the tires of a car going through extreme heights, vertical slopes and huge dunes of sand. Transfer to a Bedouin camp for a divine BBQ dinner with live shows.

Duration 05:00h Approx. Pick up time: 14:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

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Included
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This activity only operates on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Full-day Abu Dhabi city tour with Louvre Museum

Included activity for day 6 in Abu Dhabi

Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Emirate Palace Hotel, the 3rd most costly hotel in the world. Drive through the Al Bateen Area. Visit Abu Dhabi Corniche, Marina Mall and Heritage Village. End at The Art and Civilization Museum ‘Louvre Abu Dhabi’.

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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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
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Tours subject to weather conditions. Guest must bring their orginal passport during the Tour. The table can sit a 22 people max per session. Pick up time will be 1h before starting time.

Dinner in the Sky

Suggested activity for day 5 in Dubai

The Dinner in the Sky experience is one of Dubai's most memorable fine dining experiences. A next-level culinary experience at 50 meters high is guaranteed to leave a lasting memory.

Duration 03:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

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Optional
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Suitable for all including people with less mobility.

Half-day modern Dubai city tour with Future Museum visit

Suggested activity for day 5 in Dubai

Visit the Dubai Marina followed by a glimse to Palm Jumeirah Island and stop at Atlantis The Palm Hotel for a photo stop. Go to Jumeirah Beach for a view of the iconic Burj Al Arab Hotel. Next Madinat Jumeirah and the Future Museum.

Duration 06:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

more information
Optional

Full-day Yas Island theme park trip (General admission to 2 parks)

Suggested activity for day 7 in Abu Dhabi

Enjoy this family-friendly entertainment hub. Choose to visit 2 of these 4 parks: Ferrari World, Warner Bros, Yas Water World, and Yas SeaWorld.

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 10:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Dubai - US.
  • 6 nights accommodation in charm category hotels.
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  • 6 breakfasts and 2 dinners.
  • All transfers
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated on the itinerary with an English-speaking guide*.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Dhow sightseeing cruise.
  • Half-day Dubai city tour and full-day Abu Dhabi city tour.
  • Guide/s during the excursions.
  • Desert Safari 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*, visa,  entrances, drinks, tips**, and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

*Tourism Dirham tax: 10 AED (approx. $6) per room per night (paid directly to the hotel).

**Tips are not included. Although tipping is not mandatory, we highly recommend to tip the guide as well as the driver. Keep in mind that tipping is an important part of the UAE culture and customary in this line of work.

*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.

We recommend that you exchange money prior to your trip so that you take the local currency with you, at the recommended amount of $100 dollars per day.

  • 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 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 canceled without prior notice.

Children: 2-11 years old.

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 +1 888-488-0592 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.


Room allocation: We will do our best to accommodate your family in the same room. If availability doesn't permit this, we guarantee your family will be accommodated as close together as possible. Children will always be accomodated in a room with at least 1 adult.

Booster seats: Not available in all destinations. Feel free to take your own if you need one.

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