Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

October 5 - October 12, 2015

Escorted Package Includes (Charlotte) - Price is 1834.00 per person based on two per room. Deposit is $200.00 and Final Payment due Aug 6, 2015..
From Atlanta $2986.00 per person.

Hyatt Place Dubai/Al Rigga, Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
•Round trip flights Charlotte, NC -Dubai, Dubai-Charlotte, NC
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
•Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
•5 nights Dubai
•Dubai tourism fee
•Hotel porterage
•All transfers
•7 meals: 5 breakfasts, 2 dinners
•Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
•Services of English-speaking tour manager per itinerary
•Entrance fees per itinerary
•Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features:
•Dubai City Tour
•Abu Dhabi City Tour
•Traditional Dhow Dinner Cruise
•Burj Khalifa

Itinerary

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for the United Arab Emirates
Depart for Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Your international flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Dubai
Arrive in Dubai, the quintessential land of opulence, wealth and astonishing skyscrapers that stand alongside ancient mosques. Take the rest of the day to rest, relax and acclimate to the adrenaline-charged tempo of this city and your new time zone Overnight: Dubai

DAY 3, Wednesday - Dubai City
A fabulous day discovering one of the world's most futuristic cities with its dramatic skyline, once a tranquil port of Bedouin traders and pearl divers. Begin at Dubai Creek, cutting through the heart of the city and winding its way from the trading port of the Gulf to the Ras al Khor bird sanctuary on the desert edge of the city. Drive via the Jumeirah Mosque with its unique architecture and the Dubai Marina with amazing views of man-made Palm Island, the artificial archipelago in the Persian Gulf. Continue past Dubai's signature landmark, Burj Al-Arab, the celebrated sail-shaped hotel facing the Arabian Gulf. Then, ascend to the very top of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world; view the unequaled panoramic vistas of the entire city, ocean and desert. At the iconic Atlantis the Palm Hotel, you'll be surrounded by the astonishing aquarium inhabited by thousands of marine species from around the world. On to the Dubai Museum, housed in the Al Fahidi Fort, a realistic example of a desert fort, complete with cannons and battlements. End the day at the Dubai World Trade Center, with its lively alleys of gold souks, unlike anything you've ever witnessed. Time on your own before tonight's Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers and Tour Manager Overnight: Dubai Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Thursday - Abu Dhabi City Tour
Today, an excursion to Abu Dhabi, ultra-sophisticated capital of the United Arab Emirates, often called the "Arabian Jewel". Drive past Jebel Ali, the largest man-made port in the world before arriving at the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, iconic symbol of Abu Dhabi. Continue along the city's glamorous Corniche, with blue waters glittering on one side and shimmering skyscrapers lining the other. At the Breakwater, pause to take photos of the city's fabulous skyline. Then, on to Heritage Village, a reconstructed traditional "oasis". Here, we journey to the past and experience life in Abu Dhabi before oil revenues altered the landscape. Many different aspects of desert life are attractively displayed in the open-air museum along with workshops where craftsmen demonstrate traditional skills while women sit weaving and spinning. After lunch on your own, visit Zayed House for a fascinating peek into the life of the late Sheikh Zayed, "Father of the Nation". Return to Dubai via Yas Island, where the Ferrari World theme park and brand-new Formula I race track is located. Tonight, a very special evening as we depart the Dubai Marina aboard a traditional Dhow sailing ship. Cruise along the shoreline of the Persian Gulf with beautiful views of the city's skyline and enjoy a delectable International Buffet Dinner and entertainment on board Overnight: Dubai Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Friday - Half Day in Dubai & Half Day Desert Safari (PM)
This afternoon board a 4x4 vehicle in Dubai and head out toward the highest sand dunes of the surreal surrounding dessert. Feel the thrill of "dune bashing: as you spiral up and down the enormous golden dunes. Stop to watch the beautiful sunset before reaching the Bedouin Campsite. You'll be welcomed with traditional Arabic coffee and might have the opportunity to ride a camel. Then, enjoy a specially prepared Barbeque Dinner prepared on an open fire. Later, a captivating belly dancer enchants you with her swirling dances under the starlit sky before returning to Dubai. Departs: 3:30 pm Pick-up and drop off at the hotel -tour duration 6 hours. Overnight: Dubai Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Saturday - Full Day in Dubai
Morning and afternoon at leisure for further exploration of this vibrant city, or, participate in the optional tour to Sharjah, cultural center of the Emirates, known for its major museums, distinctive landmarks and elegant mosques. Visit the Islamic Museum, housing over 5000 artifacts from all over the Islamic World and the Heritage Museum depicting Sharjah's rich and diverse heritage. Time to stroll in the unique covered souk and bargain to your heart's content for jewelry, handicrafts, and carpets before returning to Dubai Optional tour Sharjah - not included Overnight: Dubai Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Sunday - Dubai Souks and Marina Tour
Enjoy a morning at leisure on your last day in Dubai. Hotel checks out is at noon and you will be able to store your luggage at the hotel before the beginning of today's sightseeing. This afternoon enjoy a tour of Dubai Souks and famous Marina. Test your bargaining skills while walking around one of the oldest and most populated areas in Dubai, the Souk al Kabeer. Afterwards you will tour the historic Sheikh Al Maktoum House. Then, enjoy a walking tour of one of the trendiest places in Dubai, the Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence Walk. The tour concludes at the Madinat souk, enjoy time at leisure exploring the treasures among these lantern lit corridors. There will be time for dinner on your own before returning to the hotel to pick up your luggage and transfer to the airport for your late night departure flight Meals: Breakfast DAY 8, Monday - Return Home

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