Opulent Emirates: Dubai & Abu Dhabi with Gateways International
Price: $2,599USD per person
(Price based on double occupancy.)
Departure Date: October 10, 2022
Return date: October 17, 2022
Photo: Dubai City Aerial view
Explore a country where ancient traditions have merged with the modern ways of the West on this 8-day journey to the cosmopolitan cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. With spectacular landscapes and beaches to unrivaled architecture, a visit to the United Arab Emirates is like no other. Experience world-class shopping, hospitality and luxury at its finest.
- Private tour of Old and Modern Dubai
- Views from the top of Burj Khalifa
- High Tea at the 7-Star Burj Al Arab Hotel
- Dubai shopping tour
- Desert Safari by 4×4 with dinner
- Private tour of Abu Dhabi
- Galleries and exhibitions at Louvre Abu Dhabi
- Total 7-nights accommodation:
5-nights in Dubai at Paramount Midtown Hotel, Double Scene, Coastal view ★★★★★
2-night in Abu Dhabi at Intercontinental Abu Dhabi, Double Classic Seaview Room ★★★★★
- Private transfers and private touring as indicated
- Continental breakfast daily and other meals as indicated
- Hotel taxes and service charges
Airfare not included, can be quoted and included in the package if requested.
Photo: Dubai skyline
Day 1: Dubai
Arrival in Dubai, the cosmopolitan metropolis within the Arabian Desert, known for its extraordinary opulence and unparalleled hospitality. Your private driver will transfer you to your luxury hotel, one of the most stunning architectural highlights on the Dubai skyline. Guaranteed early check-in.
Day 2: Private tour of Dubai
After breakfast, enjoy a private, full-day tour of both the old and modern aspects of Dubai. Start with a photo-stop at the famous landmark of the Burj Al Arab, 7-Star hotel; proceed to Jumeirah, the picturesque palace and residential area of Dubai, also home to the Jumeirah Mosque. Continue on to Al Bastakiya, the old part of Dubai to reach the museum at Al Fahidi Fort. Aboard an abra (water taxi), cross the creek to the Spice and Gold souk. In the afternoon, visit the Palm Island Project and experience first-hand, the man-made creation of this 8th Wonder of the World. Drive through Marina projects, Internet and Media City and then to Emirates Hills to see the ultra-modern oasis in the middle of the desert. Visit downtown Dubai and stop at the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa. Take a ride to the observation deck on the 124th floor for awe-inspiring vistas from this architectural wonder.
Day 3: Shopping & tea at Burj Al Arab
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and your morning at leisure. In the afternoon, your private guide and driver will escort you on a shopping tour of Dubai’s best malls and souks. The city is an oasis of a wide range of products virtually unmatched anywhere in the world, from designer labels to aromatic spices. Later in the afternoon, stop at the ultra-luxurious Burj Al Arab for afternoon tea, located at the base of the world’s tallest atrium for a once-in-a- lifetime experience.
Day 4: Desert safari
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy your morning at leisure. In the afternoon, begin your Desert Safari by boarding your luxury 4x4 in Dubai. Head out towards the desert and watch the sunset before you arrive at the campsite where you will be greeted with a traditional cup of Arabic coffee. Have an opportunity to ride a camel before your barbeque dinner is prepared on an open-flame. A belly-dancer will enchant you on this magical night. Return to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Day 5: Dubai
After breakfast, enjoy your day at leisure or take one of the many optional tours available including driving an F1-style single-seater car at the Dubai Autodrome with a professional instructor on a Stage 1 auto circuit (not included). Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure to explore this amazing city.
Day 6: Dubai – Abu Dhabi
After breakfast, transfer by private car to Abu Dhabi and check into your luxury hotel. Take the rest of your day to settle in and begin exploring this new city.
Photo: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Day 7: Abu Dhabi & Louvre
After breakfast, you will begin your full-day private tour of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Enjoy a guided visit of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, then continue to Hosn Palace. Stop for photos at Emirates Palace Hotel and the corniche, then head to the Date Market to view all the different varieties of dates from across the Middle East. After free time for lunch on your own, head to Saadiyat Island, the house of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum. The museum was designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel to celebrate Abu Dhabi’s location between land and sea, as well as its traditional Arab architecture. Visit galleries, exhibitions, the children’s museums and the public spaces underneath the dome. Return to your hotel for overnight. *Grand Mosque is not available on Friday.
Day 8: Abu Dhabi - home
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for your home-bound flight.