Iconic Dubai – 8 Days Tourfrom
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Medium Group
Discover Dubai, home to an iconic Skyline, miles of pristine beach, world class shopping. The United Arab Emirates is the perfect place to launch yourself into an incredible past, present and future all at the same time. From ancient forts and wind tower house to huge sports stadiums, gleaming hotels, man-made islands and indoor ski resort, you can do an see almost anything in UAE. See the striking modern architecture, multi-hued desert landscapes and lushes oasis as well enjoy thrilling dune ride in a 4×4, a dinner Cruise at the Marina or wander ancient souks seeming unchanged across time
If you have more time, consider pairing this trip with Maldives, India, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, and Kenya.
- 06 Accommodation in listed hotels or similar based on DBL / TWN sharing basis.
- Daily Breakfast
- 2 Dinners
- Desert Safari in 4X4 vehicle
- Dhow Dinner Cruise
- Modern and Traditional Dubai City Tour
- Entrance to the attractions as specified in the itinerary.
- Transport in private / scheduled touring vehicles
- Services of English-speaking driver/ guide for all transfers and sightseeing
- International Return Airfare ex New York (please check with us for your preferred gateway)
- Air taxes and fuel surcharges
- All local applicable taxes
- All other meals
- All other sightseeing or Services
- Gratuities for meals, tourist guides, drivers
- Beverages during the meals
- Travel Insurance
- Personal expenses such as alcoholic and other beverages, telephone calls and laundry
- Any other services or Items not mentioned above as included
- Local City Taxes or Resort fee, if applicable to be paid directly at hotels upon check out
- Tourism Fee AED 15 (USD 5) per room per night to be paid at the hotel
Day 1 - Wednesday
Board your overnight flight to Dubai today
Day 2 - Thursday
Dubai - Arrival [-/-/-]
Upon arrival in Dubai, claim your bags and proceed towards arrival hall. Our representative will meet you and assist you with your transfer to hotel. (Standard check-in time is 3:00 pm)
Check-in a the hotel and catch up on some rest.
Overnight in Dubai
Day 3 - Friday
Dubai - Modern Dubai Tours [B/-/-]
After breakfast, meet your guide and travel by air-conditioned vehicle to your first stop: Dubai Marina. Built around a man-made marina, this dazzling residential and shopping neighborhood is home to some of the tallest skyscrapers in the city. Admire the high-rises overlooking the yacht-filled marina, and take in Dubai Marina Walk, the waterfront walkway lined with cosmopolitan restaurants, cafes, and shops. Continue to the Palm Jumeirah, the artificial island jutting into the sea from Jumeirah. Drive around this palm-shaped wonder to see its deluxe villas and hotels, and bright green lagoon waters. Next, stroll around the palm-shaded pathways and lanes of the Souk Madinat Jumeirah, an upscale mall designed to echo a traditional Arabian bazaar. Enjoy time to dip into the boutiques, cafes, and gift shops, and then head to Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping mall. Complete with more than 1,200 stores, this gigantic complex resembles a miniature city, with a cinema, restaurants, indoor theme parks, and ice rink. As you explore, see one of its crowning glories: Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, a giant aquarium that’s home to 140 species of sea life.
Your tour will conclude with drop-off at your hotel or you may choose to spend time at the mall and make your own way back to the hotel.
Add-on Upgrade this tour with admission to Burj Khalifa – USD 55 Per person
Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Ride an express lift to the 124th floor ‘At the Top’ observation deck, and marvel at the bird’s-eye views of Dubai’s high-rises, beaches, and deserts. Descend to ground level, and visit the Galerie Hamadan, an exclusive purveyor of carpets, precious gifts, and accessories. Discover how luxurious Persian and Kashmiri carpets are made by hand, and perhaps purchase some souvenirs, gemstones, or other objects d’art.
Rest of the day is at leisure. Explore the City on own or try your taste buds at multi cuisine and Michelin star restaurants in Dubai.
Overnight in Dubai
Meals – Breakfast
Day 4 - Saturday
Dubai - Evening Dhow Dinner Cruise [B/-/D]
Morning enjoy your breakfast. Spend time at leisure by the hotel swimming pool or try spa treatment at the hotel or experience shopping in the world’s largest mall – Dubai Mall with a mind-boggling variety of over 1200 outlets and growing (including 200 high end fashion & other retail outlets) plus famous attractions such as the Underwater Zoo & Aquarium.
Add-on – Lunch at Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding including transfers – USD 150 Per person (minimum 2 Pax)
Gain a greater appreciation of Dubai’s culture and customs at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU). Seeing the location itself is worth the visit – it’s a beautifully restored wind tower house in the historic Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood. Enjoy traditional Emirati cuisine and conversation in the interactive cultural experiences hosted by the Emirati presenters inside the traditional houses of SMCCU located in one of Dubai’s oldest communities, Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood.
Evening get ready to Admire Dubai’s futuristic skyline by night on a memorable 2-hour dinner cruise. Around 7:00 p.m., reception in the hotel lobby, where we will be transferred to Dubai Marina, one of the most beautiful and exclusive areas of Dubai, thanks to its impressive skyscrapers and luxurious yachts. On board the Dhow Cruise we will enjoy an unforgettable Buffet dinner, while we sail smoothly enjoying the spectacular views of the skyscrapers, cafes, restaurants and hotels around the marina, without a doubt a memorable experience in the exuberant modernity of Dubai. At the end of the dinner, we will take the clients back to the Hotel
Post cruise, you will be dropped off at the hotel.
Overnight in Dubai
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 5 - Sunday
Dubai - Afternoon Desert Safari [B/-/D]
Morning enjoy your breakfast. Spend time at leisure by the hotel swimming pool or try spa treatment at the hotel.
Afternoon, get ready to Shift your Dubai vacation up a gear with an exciting afternoon and evening desert adventure. Leave Dubai by 4×4 with a professional driver, and travel to an area of high, golden dunes. Best time to enjoying desert safari is evening, as sun goes down, the heat of desert dissipates it becomes cooler and more comfortable. Let Take a drive to outskirts of city and you will discover beautiful red dunes as far as your eyes can see.
A unique experience you will feel Thrill Moments, when 4×4 wends its way around the dune and that is the time to Enjoy Real Adventure of dune bashing safari drive in Desert and you ‘ll say do more.
Afterward, arrive at a desert campsite nestled amid the Dubai sand dunes settle inside the camp as the sun sinks below the dunes and plains. If you wish, ask one of the henna artists to paint a tattoo on one of your hands or feet. Try smoking the aromatic shisha. Have ride on camel the Ship of Desert, get opportunity wearing Traditional Arabic Dress &, you will end your Tour adventure under the open night sky. Enjoy delicious buffet dinner (veg & non veg), with plenty of cool drinks available. You will also be treated to traditional entertainment such as Belly Dance and Tanura show while you eat. Post dinner soak up the desert setting as the stars light up overhead and conclude your tour with 4×4 drop-off at your Dubai hotel.
Overnight in Dubai
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 6 - Monday
Day is free at leisure to further explore the vibrant city. Travel around in local metro, explore shopping malls and other easily accessible attraction through public transport to know more about Dubai or pre-book one of our suggested add-ons
Add-on – Day trip to Abu Dhabi including Lunch – USD 210 Per person (minimum 2 Pax)
Breakfast. In the morning, pick up at the hotel to go to the city of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates and the largest of the seven emirates. Once we arrive in Abu Dhabi, our first stop will be the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest and most luxurious mosques in the world. Later we will go to see the amazing Palaces of the Sheikhs and we will stop in front of the majestic Emirates Palace hotel, for a photo shoot. Then we will make a short journey through the city, to better understand the organization and architecture of the capital. We will continue to the Heritage Village, a small open museum that recreates the traditional daily activities of the Arab community before the discovery of oil. From here we will go along the spectacular Corniche, to get a spectacular view of the city skyline. Your tour concludes with an early evening hotel drop-off in Dubai.
Add-on – Half Day Sharjah City tour – USD 115 Per person (minimum 2 Pax)
At the indicated time, we will leave towards the emirate of Sharjah, the third largest emirate in the nation and named as “the cultural capital” of the Arab Emirates due to its commitment to art, culture and heritage. The tour begins with a panoramic view of the renowned Sharjah University inaugurated in 1998, from there we will go to the ”Cultural Roundabout” where we can take photos of the Mosque. We will stop at the Blue Mall in Sharjah where they will have the option to haggle on their purchases of gold, electronics, etc. Then we will visit the Souq-Al-Masqoof, an old part of the city that was covered and serves as a shopping area. At the end we will return back to the hotel
Overnight in Dubai
Day 7 - Tuesday
Dubai - Traditional City tour [B/-/-]
After breakfast, meet your guide aboard a climate-controlled coach and begin your half-day tour of Dubai’s fascinating heritage. En route to Jumeirah Beach Road you’re introduced to points of interest such as the sail-shaped edifice of Burj Al Arab. Take a photo stop outside the impressive Jumeirah Mosque, another oft-photographed Dubai landmark. Passing through the Zabeel community, note the opulent architecture of the Sheikhs’ royal palaces and snap pics in front of the home of the ruling family. On arrival in the city’s historical center, meander the cobbled streets of the Al Fahidi Cultural Neighborhood with its traditional architecture featuring wind towers as natural cooling devices. Gain admission to the Dubai Museum, housed in the Al-Fahidi Fort, the city’s oldest building, which dates to the late 18th century. See depictions of everyday life while you wander through exhibit galleries on everything from pearl diving and date farms to souks, mosques, and Arab houses predating the discovery of oil in the UAE. With your guide, cross the saltwater tributary of Dubai Creek by water taxi, or abra, to browse the old souks selling spices, gold jewelry, and other traditionally traded goods. Your tour concludes with return transport to your hotel.
Add-on – Upgrade this tour with admission to Dubai Frame – USD 24 Per person
move on to the trending attraction of Dubai, the Dubai Frame. It’s a window to see the old, new and futuristic side of Dubai from a single destination. Furthermore, get to see the spectacular panoramic view of the city to give a complete closure to the trip.
Overnight in Dubai
Day 8 - Wednesday
Dubai - Departure [B/-/-]
The day is spent at leisure to discover more of the city on your own. At the indicated time, you will be transferred to airport for your flight home
(Note that at most hotels, the international standard for the check-out time is 11:00 Am. Should you depart later, baggage may be stored at the hotel. A late check-out depends on availability and may be subject to additional charges).
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Virtually everything! Hotels, most meals, all of the activities described in the itinerary pages, airport transfers and local guides. Experience and professional Tour Directors and local guides will be with you every step of the way, ensuring a worry free vacation.
A well paced and unhurried itinerary is our goal, after all, you are on vacation! Touring days begin and end at reasonable hours and include frequent stops. You will walk for about 2.5 hours daily across mostly flat terrain, including paved roads and cobblestone streets, with few hills or stairs. You should feel comfortable managing your own baggage at times.
While the occasional early morning departure is necessary, we do our best to ensure a leisurely vacation
We consider adequate travel insurance to be essential. Travel insurance is widely available to purchase. Voyages Hub has signed with World Nomads for providing travel insurance to our travelers. For Insurance quote and purchase, Please click – http://voyageshub.com/insurance/. It is the personal responsibility of each traveler to ensure that they have adequate travel insurance cover. Please read the policy details carefully. It is each traveler’s personal responsibility to ensure that the insurance cover purchased is suitable and adequate for their particular needs. Voyages Hub will not be responsible or liable for any consequence of any nature arising from the failure to comply with the responsibility of providing for adequate travel insurance cover.
We use hotels that are closely monitoring COVID-19 updates and adhering to the guidelines that are set by the National Health Organization and WHO. Along with the Government directions are preparing to safely reopen and accept guests with thorough precautionary standards set in place, to ensure a safe, healthy and welcoming environment!
Cleanliness and hygiene standards at hotels are of high importance and they have implemented additional measures that meet the latest guidance on hygiene and cleaning, to ensure the safety of our guests and team daily. The hotels are using cleaning & environmentally friendly products and protocols that are effective against viruses. They are conducting enhanced training and corona virus awareness, updating our team in response to the new standards COVID -19 has set for our well-being, onward
A post signage on entrance door that no one with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19 will be permitted in the hotel Public spaces. They will perform cleaning and disinfection in all public spaces with increased frequency; Hand sanitizers have been placed at all areas and team facilities including lobby, dining outlets and reception desk, bathrooms and offices. The hotels will provide surgical masks and gloves to guests and staff according to the new guidelines . Designated signage at all public areas, notifying guests of keeping social distance, wearing masks, use hand sanitizers.
Elevators, must be used by one passenger at a time, or guests sharing the same room. Still, we encourage you to use the stairs.
Rooms. Key prevention protocols are followed to clean the rooms with particular attention paid to high touch items. A rigorous cleaning after guest depart and before the next arrival. More detailed information is provided in each room
Back of House. Screening of all teams, in each shift before entering the Hotel, for symptoms to Immediately exclude anyone. In the spaces where Hotels team is working we are increasing the frequency of cleaning and focusing on high-touch areas like entrances, locker rooms, laundry rooms and offices
The hotels will ensure to follow Food Safety Policies as well with daily cleaning and disinfection of the kitchen and other food preparation areas, surfaces, proper cooking and storage of food and hygiene practices.
(Please visit individual Hotel Website for Covid-19 related information)
Our suppliers use transport companies, those have implemented to enhance hygiene protocols, to comply with physical distancing requirements by relevant government authorities and to give you peace of mind when you are travelling during these new times.
Following the outbreak of COVID-19, the transport companies have taken additional measures to elevate our hygiene and sanitary practices in accordance with guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and as required, applicable government regulations.
The Driver training provides them with the latest hygiene protocols. They will clean and disinfect all surfaces including handrails, door handles, tables, seats, air-conditioning filters and overhead lockers on a daily basis.
All our guests are asked to follow hygiene practices recommended by the World Health Organisation including the thorough and regular washing of hands and sanitizing when required.
Hand sanitizer will be available on board for your use throughout the day.
Please bring your own washable face mask and gloves with you, and additional hand sanitizer to make you feel comfortable, as these will be required to be worn in public in some countries.
Should an unexpected situation arise, additional face masks, rubber gloves, antiviral sprays and wipes will be available for guest distribution on all trips.
The health and safety of our passengers and employees is our top priority. As questions and concerns arise as a result of COVID-19, our group of companies has taken a number of precautionary measures to provide the highest level of protection for our customers and team.
Our COVID-19 measures include:
- The vehicles interiors are completely cleaned and sanitized daily.
- Drivers now perform a thorough cleaning of the vehicle’s interior surfaces with disinfectant wipes between each trip.
- Drivers have been issued protective disposable rubber gloves and masks.
- With the exception of dispatcher, office staff are now working remotely, from home.
- All employees have been instructed to self monitor, self isolate and seek immediate medical attention if they show any symptoms of COVID-19.
- Under no circumstance will we allow sick employees to report for work.
At this time we don’t know what the exact future effects of Covid-19 will be on tourism in UAE. We hope that all attractions and hotels included in this offer will reopen and will continue to operate in 2021 but we may have to look for alternatives where this is not the case and we do appreciate your flexibility. We also do not know if social distancing restrictions will continue and so reserve the right to limit numbers on coaches and review prices if appropriate if these restrictions are applied by the governments.
Covid-19 Reschedule: Your tour qualifies from a reschedule to a future date based on government advisories. A mutually agreed date with the tour leader will be announced and all the deposits will be retained for future travel for the same trip.
- In order to enter United Arab Emirates, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.
- We recommend having at least two blank passport pages for entry stamps.
- There is no visa required for U.S. or Canadian citizens to enter the United Arab Emirates.
- If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.
- Please note that our travelers are limited to one checked bag and one carry-on bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights.
- Contact your airline(s) for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flights, which may include on-tour flights in addition to your round-trip flights to and from tour. Please note that your included on-tour flights may have more restrictive baggage limits.
- Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage or exceed baggage size and weight restrictions. Be advised that you are responsible for any baggage fees incurred on all flights.
- Make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents in your carry-on bag.
- While Dubai and Abu Dhabi are considered to be more liberal than some neighboring cities, local customs concerning dress are strict and should be respected. Bare shoulders and knees are considered inappropriate in public places, though swimwear at beaches and pools is acceptable.
- Loose-fitting, breathable clothing can help keep you cooler in desert heat. Cotton, linen, or a quick-dry material is best for hot days outside, though a light scarf or extra layer may be needed for chillier evenings and early mornings.
- You may want supportive walking sandals to keep cool on city sightseeing. Comfortable closed-toes shoes, such as sneakers or lightweight hiking boots, are best for activities in the desert.
- Sun protection is very important. Bring sunscreen, sunglasses and a broad-brimmed hat to protect your face and the back of your neck from the sun.
- You may want to pack dressier attire if you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or attend a special performance.
- It is preferable not to visit mosques or other religious sites with bare legs and shoulders (and entrance may be denied on this basis). In addition, we recommend women bring a light scarf as they may have to cover their heads and hair to order to enter mosques.
- There are no major health risks associated with traveling to any of the countries on this tour.
- At least 60 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and entry requirements, or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
- If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour as well as any possible delays encountered.
- Temperatures in this region often exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius), especially during the summer months. Drinking plenty of water, limiting your alcohol intake and using proper sun protection is extremely important in order to prevent the effects of dehydration and heat stroke.
- Be sure to take proper care for sun exposure by regularly applying sunscreen or covering up with long, loose-fitting layers.
- There are inherent risks associated with water activities, particularly for those with preexisting medical conditions. Discuss your planned activities with your doctor or healthcare provider for the best advice on participation.
- If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies please notify Voyages Hub at least 30 days prior to your departure by logging in to your account and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our Customer Experience Team.
- The United Arab Emirates reflects its diverse history in its cuisine. Asian, Moroccan, and Levantine influences feature heavily, as do spices brought through the country by trade routes. Saffron, cardamom, and turmeric flavor many meals.
- One-pot dishes like fareeth, a stew made with vegetables and bread, and al harees, a porridge of barley and meat, are popular recipes. Seafood is a staple—if you’re feeling adventurous, you might try jisheed, a soup made with shark meat.
- At very traditional meals, diners eat with their hands, sometimes using pieces of flatbread to scoop up portions of food. Don’t be afraid to dig in!
- Consumption of alcohol is strictly regulated throughout the country. Alcoholic beverages may only be served to non-Muslim visitors at certain licensed hotels and restaurants.
- The United Arab Emirates operates on the European standard 220–240 volts and uses a Type G plug with three pins.
- We recommend packing a universal adapter, as well as a voltage converter if you plan on using your own hairdryer or other electrical device without a built-in converter.
- Air conditioning in Emirati hotels may be much cooler than what you might be used to in the U.S. or Canada. When air conditioning is available, it is usually regulated seasonally and controlled centrally by the hotel.
- Your hotels may provide hairdryers, irons, and other small appliances. However, these amenities cannot be guaranteed.
- Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, though some charges may apply.
- There is no Wi-Fi on any of the motor coaches.
- Please contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming charges.
- The United Arab Emirates is four hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and eight hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET).
- When it’s noon in New York City, it’s 8pm on tour.
- At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
- We recommend tipping the equivalent of $7USD to $10USD per person per day for your Tour Director and the equivalent of $3USD per person per day for your driver.
- If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD per local guide.
- Tips can only be paid in cash.
- You will use the United Arab Emirates dirham in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
- Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas, although it’s worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive.
- We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks, as needed.
- You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees.
- Inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans, so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.
- International banks and businesses primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one debit or credit card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.
Voyages Hub reserves the right to levy a surcharge commensurate to the fuel increase at the time of operation of this movement.
- The United Arab Emirates is an Islamic country that follows Sharia law. While both Dubai and Abu Dhabi are considered more liberal than some neighboring cities, it’s important to note that very conservative laws governing public behavior are strictly enforced.
- Among these laws are prohibitions against public displays of affection. Hand-holding is permissible, but kissing and other affectionate displays are expressly forbidden, even between married couples.
- Obscenity laws are also upheld throughout the country. Offenses for using foul language and making indecent gestures are punishable by jail time.