Day 1: Depart from the United States.
Day 2: Arrive at Dubai. You are greeted at the airport by our agent or your Tour Director, and then ushered to a waiting chauffeur driven vehicle. You are driven to your hotel where you are assisted with your check in. The next day’s plans are briefly reviewed and the agent/Tour Director hands over travel documents such as your air tickets and hotel vouchers to you.
Day 3: Dubai. Begin your discovery of Dubai with a private half day city tour of Dubai. Marvel at the co-existence of two strikingly disparate worlds – old Dubai & new Dubai. Experience Dubai’s main attractions, beginning with the magnificent Jumeirah Mosque. Built in 1979, this gorgeous example of modern Islamic architecture is designed in the style of the Fatimi mosques in Egypt. You will pass by Jumeirah beach and then stop to admire the world’s tallest (and arguably finest) hotel, the incomparably luxurious Burj Al Arab.
Continue your explorations as you drive to the Al Fahidi Fort, passing by Sheikh Mohamed’s Palace. The Fort was built (out of rocks and gypsum claimed from the sea) in 1800 AD and the fascinating Dubai Museum lies within its walls. After touring the museum you drive by the colorful textile market on your way to board a water taxi (Abra) for Deira Dubai. Explore the fascinating Spice Souk and Gold Souk, amazing markets that are unique and an experience not to be missed.
Enjoy lunch (included) at Al Dawaar Restaurant. Besides a great selection of different cuisines, this revolving restaurant offers a breathtaking view of the Dubai skyline.
Return to your hotel after lunch and enjoy a break.
Afternoon – Head out for a once in a lifetime experience, a Sand Dune Dinner Safari.
Specially equipped 4WD vehicles drive you through the desert, navigating over undulating sand dunes that have a stark and surreal beauty. You arrive at the perfect vista point just in time to experience a magical Arabian Desert sunset.
After the sunset you drive on to the nearby desert camp. Arriving at the camp makes you feel like you have become a character in an exotic desert fable – furnishings and surroundings straight out of ‘Arabian Nights’. Soak in the atmosphere as your ears get used to the unique silence of the desert. You have the option to enjoy a camel ride, smoke the aromatic ‘Shisha’ (water pipe), surf on the sand dunes – you can even have a local specialist create a traditional henna painting on your hands. Or you can refuse to participate in any activities for a little while, while you observe your desert feast (Arabic BBQ dinner buffet, salads and fruits) being prepared.
Dinner is ready! Enjoy the experience of visual & gastronomical feasts, served for your pleasure under the vibrant desert moon & stars. A belly dancer enthralls you with her art as she performs to the ancient melodies of local musicians.
Return to your hotel in the late evening.
Day 4: Dubai - International Flight. You are at leisure in the morning. Check out of the hotel by noon. Your vehicle and driver stay with you till your late evening assisted check in at the airport. If your flight leaves later in the day, we can make suggestions for sightseeing based on your interests.
Day 5: Arrive in the United States.