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Deluxe Dubai & Abu Dhabi tour

Deluxe Dubai & Abu Dhabi

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
9 days
From: $ 2,199 $ 244 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Emirates Airline
  • Fish Market (Abu Dhabi)
  • Corniche (Abu Dhabi)
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (Abu Dhabi)
  • Dhow Cruise Dinner (Abu Dhabi)
  • At the Top of Burj Khalifa (Dubai)
  • Lost Chamber (Dubai)
  • Dubai Museum & Abra Ride (Dubai)
  • Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner (Dubai)

Short Description

Visit to famous and richest city Dubai. Experience the cultural trip to Abu Dhabi and Desert Safari. Enjoy your guided trip of Deluxe Dubai & Abu Dhabi.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Airfare included
Start City Abu Dhabi
End City Dubai

Trip Includes

  • Round-trip, non-stop flight on Emirates Airline from JFK (add $100 from LAX). Select departures from Chicago (ORD) and Houston (IAH) in October and November 2016
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Tourism Dirham Fee in Dubai
  • Ground transportation
  • Accommodations at deluxe hotels (5-star hotel in Dubai and a top hotel according to Tripadvisor in Abu Dhabi)
  • 9 meals: 7 breakfasts (B) and 2 dinners (D)
  • Comprehensive sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Experienced, English speaking tour director

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Itinerary

Day 1: Depart USA.

Your deluxe journey to Dubai and Abu Dhabi begins as you depart New York or Los Angeles today on Emirates Airline.

Day 2: Arrive Abu Dhabi.

Accommodation: Southern Sun Abu Dhabi Hotel

Your Emirates Airline flight will land in Dubai in the afternoon (from JFK) and evening (from LAX) where you will be greeted and transported to your deluxe hotel in Abu Dhabi, the vibrant capital and second most populous city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Just 50 years ago, Abu Dhabi was best described as a fishing village, and today, thanks to enormous wealth due to the city’s oil reserves, Abu Dhabi has transformed into a spectacular, attractive, and distinctly Arab city. Upon check in at one of Abu Dhabi’s best reviewed hotels, you’ll have the remainder of the evening at leisure to explore your beautiful hotel or the surrounding area.

Day 3: Abu Dhabi City Tour & Dhow Cruise with Dinner.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Palace Hotel

You’ll wake up in Abu Dhabi, one of the seven sheikhdoms of the UAE and the largest geographically, making up more than 80% of the UAE’s total area. Known for its impressive skyscrapers and beautifully landscaped parks, Abu Dhabi also strikes a balance by preserving its Islamic heritage and Arab cultural roots. After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll embark on a city tour where you’ll become acquainted with the city’s striking examples of modern architecture, which reflect distinctly Islamic themes captured using modern materials. You’ll learn about the natural resource (oil) that has been so central to the development of Abu Dhabi and the rest of the UAE. You’ll proceed to an authentic Fish Market comes alive with sorters and traders. Then, a drive along the beautiful Corniche will give you a breathtaking view of the city. Later, visit the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Mosque, a massive yet beautiful structure that is said to be able to accommodate more than 40,000 worshipers. This stop is an absolute “must see” for anyone visiting Abu Dhabi. In the evening, you’ll enjoy a spectacular Dhow Cruise with a festive dinner — the perfect way to appreciate the beauty of the city under moonlight on a traditionally decorated wooden boat. Your vessel will slip silently across the sea overlooking Lou Lou Island and the Emirates Palace Hotel.

Day 4: Abu Dhabi.

Meals: Breakfast

A day at leisure to explore Abu Dhabi, relax at your beautiful hotel, or perhaps enjoy an optional half day Museum and Cultural Tour in Abu Dhabi. (USD 50).

Day 5: Abu Dhabi/Dubai.

Meals: Breakfast

After a morning at leisure in Abu Dhabi, you’ll depart for dazzling Dubai, a truly global city that has experienced such a rapid pace of development that perhaps the only constant themes are progress, and excess. Rooted in Islamic tradition, Dubai is a refreshingly open society where it’s easy for visitors from all over the world to feel at ease and immerse themselves in the wide variety of exciting experiences that are possible in Dubai. Arrive in Dubai, where you’ll check into your 5-star hotel located in Deira, the heritage district. The balance of your day is at leisure. Hyatt Regency Dubai

Day 6: Dubai Heritage & Modern Dubai City Tour (including Burj Khalifa “At the Top”)

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Burj Al Arab

Dubai is a city that provides a new setting at every turn, richly mixing together the old and the new. Today, you’ll start with a magnificent view of Dubai Creek, passing by the heritage area of Bastakia, one of the city’s most picturesque heritage sites. Then, proceed to Fort Al Fahidi, the oldest standing building in Dubai and home to the Dubai Museum, where you’ll gain an appreciation for the city’s fascinating story of development. Continue your journey by Abra (traditional boat), crossing the Dubai Creek towards the Spice Market, followed by the Golden Souk where you’ll have the opportunity to indulge in a bit of shopping. You’ll then shift from “Heritage Dubai” to “Modern Dubai”, which mixes the charm of traditional souks with inspiring modern skyscrapers. Naturally, you’ll start with the world’s tallest building, “Burj Khalifa”, where you’ll have the opportunity to experience the amazing “At the Top” visit. Adjacent to the Burj Khalifa, you’ll visit one of the world’s largest shopping malls, which is home to a spectacular aquarium, designed to world class standards allowing you to experience the exotic wonders of aquatic life first-hand through breathtaking views. Then, you’ll drive towards the Dubai Marina district, where you’ll marvel at the world’s largest man-made island, the Palm Jumeirah. Next stop is the Lost Chambers within the Atlantis, where you’ll explore a labyrinth of elaborately themed chambers with forgotten artifacts, mysterious scripts, and an array of marine life.  Your tour will conclude at Souk Madinat Jumeirah, a colorful and vibrant market where you’ll have a fantastic view of the famous “7-star” hotel, Burj Al Arab.

Day 7: Dubai at Leisure or Optional Musandam Cruise.

Meals: Breakfast

A full day at leisure in Dubai, where perhaps you’ll decide to go skiing in the Mall of the Emirates, or participate in an optional full day Musandam Cruise. Please refer to the “Optional Tours” tab for more detail.

Day 8: Desert Safari & BBQ Dinner.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

After a morning at leisure, you’ll embark on an exciting desert safari! Your safari guides will take you in 4-wheel drive vehicles into the golden sand dunes of Arabia. Savor a beautiful sunset overlooking the desert and then continue on to a Bedouin campsite to enjoy camel riding, Henna design, and more before enjoying a delicious BBQ buffet. To add to the atmosphere of the evening, you’ll be entertained by an enchanting belly dancer performing to classic Arabian rhythms.

Day 9: Depart Dubai/Arrive USA.

Meals: Breakfast

Bid farewell to Dubai this morning as you transfer to the airport and board your return flight to the USA. Your memorable journey comes to an end as you touch down in the USA later today.

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  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 449

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Muhammed was an excellent guide.

Experienced Abu Dhabi/Dubai

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Didn't want another week to end without informing you about the absolutely wonderful vacation of a lifetime in Abu Dhabi and Dubai! I cannot express in words the extraordinary tour our group experienced. From the beginning until the actual date of our trip (April 2-10, 2018) my experience with Smartours was phenomenal. Suzanne was wonderful in working with me for my birthday celebration group! She kept us on task and on time with deadlines, And even when it seemed I wasn't going to have enough for the private group, she encouraged me, going the extra mile to make it happen! Once we arrived, our tour director (Mohammed Saleem) went above and beyond providing our group with exceptional service! He represented Smartours with skill and expertise. He shared his impressive knowledge of culture and history of the region and encouraged us to ask questions about things we didn't understand. He was patient and kept us together and made sure no one was left behind, and that was no easy task. My travel group was consisted of people of all ages, some in their 20's, 30's, 50's, 60's and 70's. Having the right tour director can make a trip fun and exciting or dull, boring and frustrating. Mohammed was outstanding in engaging everyone in our group. He was truly the best Tour Director "In the WORLD" (inside joke).I highly recommend taking a PRIVATE group on this excursion. It is truly a wonderful opportunity. We have made new friends and created memories that will last a lifetime! Don't be surprised when you receive a lot of inquiries about other groups wishing to go to Dubai! I have passed along your information to everyone who asks! Thank you Smartours!
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The tour was very well-organized

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I was on the Dubai/Abu Dhabi tour from April 10th though the 17th. Tareq was our guide. He was quite an educator, and the tour was very well-organized. The hotels were terrific.

I was absolutely amazed

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I was absolutely amazed at both Abu Dhabi and Dubai. First the Emirates flight was why they are always listed in the top 10 airlines. Great service and great plane. Shirley our tour guide was there to meet us and was exceptional during the entire tour. Always able to answer questions besides being helpful and friendly. The Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi was incredibly beautiful. Dubai for a city built in the last 14 years was amazing. The optional tour to Oman was very interesting traveling through the different Emirates and through the desert. Massive buildings and then the camel market were a stark contrast!!! Everything on this tour was exactly as expected with first class hotels and food. This is my 6th tour with Smartours and plan another next year.
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Although I've yet to take my planned trip to Dubai & Abu Dhabi, I would thank Booking Agent Suzanne for her customer service and professionalism when answering my questions and booking my travel. I found her patience and the detailed information she provided both invaluable and reassuring. It can be challenging to book international travel with a tour group unknown to you so to have someone such as she to talk to and answer your questions gives one the assurance needed to proceed. If the travel is as nice as she, I look forward to a wonderful trip.
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Abudabi and Dubai

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Took this trip on November 8,2016 had a wonderful time hotel and breakfast was absolutely amazing.our tour guide Shirley was very informative best trip ever .I will be takin another trip next august Scandinavia tour
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Optional Activities

Customize your trip with these optional tours

  • Day 4: Panoramic Abu Dhabi city tour: From approx. $65 per person, transfers included
  • Day 7: Musandam cruise - Dubai: from approx. $115 per person, lunch, refreshments and transfers included

Flights & Transport

Airfare included

  • Round-trip, non-stop flight on Emirates Airline from JFK (add $100 from LAX). Select departures from Chicago (ORD) and Houston (IAH) in October and November 2016

Group Size:

Standard Group

Accomodations

  • Abu Dhabi: Southern Sun Abu Dhabi Hotel
  • Dubai: Hyatt Regency Dubai

Cancellation Policy:

Full Payment due 75 days before departure. Failure to make final payment on time may result in automatic cancellation of reservation and loss of deposit.

 

Changes to the original reservation will result in a $150 change fee per person per change. No changes allowed within 75 days of departure.

 

Cancellation charges per person are:

 

  • Up to 75 days before departure: $300
  • 74-45 days before departure: $600
  • 44-30 days before departure: $1000
  • 29-10 days before departure: $1500
  • 9 days or less before departure: No refund.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing.

 

We recommend the purchase of Travel Insurance. Insurance premium is non-refundable and cannot be transferred from one departure to another in the event of a reservation change.

Trip ID#:

smartours-UAE

Meals Included:

7 Breakfasts and 2 Dinners

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