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September 26 - October 4, 2023
4 nights in Dubai, 3 nights in Abu Dhabi

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Early Bird Pricing Extended $3,499* per person based on double occupancy

Single supplement +$599

*Full deposit of $500 must be received by January 31, 2023 to get the early bird pricing.

Regular pricing, $3,699 per person based on double occupancy, applies as of February 1, 2023.

Tour features and inclusions:
● R/T economy flight JFK to Dubai on Emirates​

● Roundtrip ground transportation

   Philadelphia to JFK airport  

● Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
● Tourism Dirham Fee in Dubai
● Accommodations at 5-star hotels

   in Dubai and Abu Dhabi
● Meals: 12 meals (8 breakfasts, 4 dinners)
● Comprehensive sightseeing as per itinerary
● Experienced English-speaking Tour Director
● Ground transportation

Highlights:
● Fish Market (Abu Dhabi)
● Corniche and waterfront (Abu Dhabi)
● Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (Abu Dhabi)
● Dhow Dinner Cruise (Abu Dhabi)
● Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah (Dubai)
● Atlantis hotel and Lost Chambers Aquarium (Dubai)
● Dubai Museum and Abra ride (Dubai)
● Burj Khalifa “At the Top” experience (Dubai)
● Desert safari, Bedouin campsite, and BBQ dinner (Dubai)

Exclusions: Travel Insurance, Luggage Fees, Gratuities and Personal

Expenses, Optional Excursions and Meals not included on the itinerary.

Itinerary
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Day 1

Depart from the U.S.

Your Dubai & Abu Dhabi adventure begins with transportation from Philadelphia to New York and an overnight direct flight to Abu Dhabi. Your tour includes the transportation and roundtrip airfare from JFK airport.

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Day 2

Arrive in the United Arab Emirates

Your flight lands in Dubai this evening. Upon check-in at the hotel, you will have some free time before meeting with the rest of your group for dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

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Day 3

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Abu Dhabi City Tour & Dhow

Dinner Cruise

After breakfast at your hotel, embark on an Abu Dhabi city tour,
including a visit to the Louvre Museum. Discover its striking
architecture, reflecting distinctly Islamic themes and captured
using modern materials. Learn how oil has been central to the
development of Abu Dhabi and the UAE. See an authentic fish
market come alive with sorters and traders and, on a drive along
the Corniche waterfront, a breathtaking city view. Visit the
stunning Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, which fuses styles from
different Muslim civilizations, celebrates cultural diversity, and
can receive 40,000 worshippers and visitors. Marvel at the
onion-top domes, reflective pools, and the world’s biggest
chandelier and carpet, both handmade. In the evening, enjoy a
dhow cruise and festive dinner. This traditional sailing vessel is the perfect way to appreciate the city’s beauty under the moonlight. Slip silently across the sea overlooking Lulu Island and the Emirates Palace hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

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Day 4

Abu Dhabi at Leisure

Delight in a day of free time. Dive into more of Abu Dhabi, or
relax at your luxurious hotel. Perhaps consider an optional tour (see below).

Breakfast

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Day 5

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Abu Dhabi and Dubai

This morning, check out of your hotel in Abu Dhabi to head to Dubai! You will have a photo stop at Burj Al Arab Beach – From here you will have a fantastic view over the famous 7-star hotel Burj Al Arab and take pictures of it in the background. Next stop: the sensational Atlantis hotel to navigate the Lost Chambers
Aquarium, a labyrinth of elaborately themed chambers with
mysterious artifacts and fascinating marine life. Then we will drive to the glitzy Dubai Marina Walk. The Dubai Marina Walk features seven km of pedestrian walkways, which lead to some of Dubai’s most popular restaurants and shops. It offers an alfresco lifestyle for those that love the outdoors. Early this evening, check in at your Dubai hotel and have the evening at leisure.

Breakfast

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Day 6

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Dubai Heritage & Modern Dubai City Tour

Savor Dubai’s rich blend of old and new. Pass by Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, one of its most picturesque
heritage sites. Proceed to Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai’s oldest standing
building and home to the Dubai Museum, and witness the city’s
intriguing story. Continue your journey by abra (traditional boat
or “water taxi”), crossing the Dubai Creek toward the Spice
Souk (market), followed by the glittering Gold Souk, to shop for
treasures.

 

After lunch on your own, shift from “Heritage Dubai” to “Modern
Dubai,” integrating traditional souk charm with contemporary skyscrapers. Begin with the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and its incredible “At the Top” observation deck experience. Adjacent, visit one of the world’s largest shopping malls, home to an excellent aquarium that’s designed so you can observe the exotic wonders of aquatic life firsthand.

Breakfast

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Day 7

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Desert Safari, Bedouin Campsite & BBQ Dinner

After a morning at leisure, embark on an exciting desert safari!
Your safari guides will whisk you away in 4-wheel drive vehicles
into the golden sand dunes of Arabia. Savor sunset overlooking
the desert, and continue on to a Bedouin campsite for camel
riding, henna design, a delicious BBQ buffet, and more. Be
enchanted by a belly dancer performing classic Arabian
rhythms.

Breakfast, Dinner

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Day 8

Dubai at Leisure

A full day of free time in Dubai. Spend it checking out city sights
and activities. Or, choose an optional tour (please see below). Then rejoin your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Above the Clouds

Day 9

Depart Dubai, Arrive in U.S.

Bid farewell to Dubai this morning, as you transfer to the airport
and board your return flight. Your memorable journey concludes
as you touch down in the U.S. and travel back to Philadelphia from JFK airport in New York.

Breakfast

Optional Tours
(additional cost)

+$70

Museum of the Future

Join us on a journey to 2071. Pioneer new worlds and ways of living, and return to shape today's world for the better. 

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+$290

Dinner in the Sky

Located in Sky Dive Dubai, a table is suspended by a crane 50 meters high in the sky of Dubai, while you indulge in unique scenery and luxurious dining.

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