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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Burj Khalifa skyscraper

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai is the largest and most populated city in the United Arab Emirates situated on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf. It is the capital of UAE and is one of the seven emirates. The United Arab Emirates for most visitors means just one place: Dubai. But beyond the dazzling alchemy of deeply rooted traditions and aspiring futuristic vision of this sci-fi-esque city, there is more. Immerse yourself in the starkly evocative desert grandeur and discover the alluring Abu Dhabi – this destination offers a kaleidoscope of attractions, sites and entertainment.

Established

June 9, 1833

Population

3.331 Million

Please see a sample itinerary below. All itineraries are fully customizable.

Trip Inclusions

  • Round trip transportation

  • 5 Night hotel accommodations at a student-friendly hotel

  • Breakfast served daily at your hotel

  • 2 Group lunches

  • 3 Group dinners

  • Visit to Dubai

  • Dubai Guided City Tour

  • Visit to Burj Khalifa

  • Red Dune Desert Safari

  • Visit to Lahbab Desert

  • Visit to Al Khayma Camp

  • Camel Ride in the desert

  • Admission to Dubai Aquarium

  • Admission to Underwater Zoo

  • Visit to Abu Dhabi

  • Abu Dhabi Guided Tour

  • Visit to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance Upon Request

  • A-Z Travel Tour Manager

  • Free chaperone spaces based upon the number of paying passengers

  • Private security upon request

  • All taxes and fees for above listed inclusions

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Day 1

Morning: Departure and flight to Dubai.

Afternoon: Welcome to Dubai! Upon arrival, meet your travel guide and transfer to the hotel. Check in and freshen up.

Evening: Enjoy your welcome dinner with the group at a local restaurant.

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Day 2

Morning: After breakfast, discover Dubai’s most famous sites and attractions. Stop at the Pal Jumeirah, the world-renowned man-made island that imitates the shape of a Palm Tree. Next, take in the Dubai Marina with its luxurious waterfront and stunning architecture. Afterwards, continue to Souk Madinat Jumeirah where you will immerse yourself in Bedouin Culture and marketplaces while observing the splendid Burj Al Arab in the background. Drive to Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque – The Blue Mosque which combines Ottoman and Andalusian architecture. Observe the extravagant wall art and stunning chandeliers. After visiting the mosque, you will head to old Dubai to see how the past and future of this ultra-modern city coexists in perfect harmony.

Afternoon: After lunch, visit the Dubai Creek and enjoy an ancient water transport ride – the Abra Ride. Then move to the last part of the tour – the famous Dubai Frame. It is a 150-meter structure imitating the shape of a photo frame, you can view the Old Dubai on one side and the modern Dubai on the other side of the Frame.

Evening: Enjoy dinner in one of the local restaurants and head back to the hotel for a rest before another adventure in the morning!

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Day 3

Morning: Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel. Today you will have the morning part for yourself – shop, explore and discover!

Afternoon and evening: After lunch, you will head out to enjoy an evening at the exotic Al Khayma Desert Camp.

Start with 60-minute drive to the desert in a 4×4 Land Cruiser and learn the history of Dubai. Take a break before the safari begins, enjoy a Quad Bike ride if you wish so. Your adventure starts with 45-minute dune bashing ride through Lahbab Desert known for its unusual stunning red dunes. Arrive at the camp and enjoy soft drinks, Qahwa (Arabic coffee), dates and Gaymat (sweets). Next, enjoy a camel ride and take in the splendid and unique beauty of the desert. Collect your memories in photos and videos! Upon returning, you will have free time to enjoy Henna painting before the evening entertainment – a Tanoura dance show. Savor the buffet barbecue and after the meal, watch the belly dancers and relax under the stars.

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Day 4

Morning: Enjoy a lovely breakfast at your hotel! Today you visit Dubai Aquarium and the Underwater Zoo. Discover one of the largest crocodiles in the world – the King Croc and marvel at an astonishing variety of exotic species. Stroll through the Aquarium Tunnel and discover life under the water. The giant 10 million-liter tank houses more than 33,000 aquatic species and is the biggest collection of sand tiger sharks.

Afternoon: After lunch, continue your trip to the Underwater Zoo. Learn about the ecology and sustainability of the aquatic life. Discover three ecological zones: Rocky Shore, Rainforest, and Living Ocean. Meet charming and friendly otters, observe penguins and the largest crocodiles in the world.

Evening: Tonight, head to Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building – and watch the sunset from the observation deck in the sky. Marvel at the 360-degree views over Dubai and the Arabian Gulf. See the dancing fountain set on the Burj Khalifa Lake. Late dinner and return to your hotel.

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Day 5

Morning: After breakfast at your hotel, you will embark on a tour to Abu Dhabi – the largest city in the United Arab Emirates. Travel along the Gulf Coast to Abu Dhabi and learn about one of the wealthiest cities in the world. Visit the stunning Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and marvel at its marble structure and designs. Next, head to Abu Dhabi Corniche to take in the picturesque views of the Arabian Gulf. Continue to the majestic Emirates Palace which is the official palace of Abu Dhabi’s government and stop by Etihad Towers.

Afternoon: Visit the Marina Mall where you can enjoy a lunch break. Afterwards, visit the stunning Qasr Al Watan Palace and admire the architecture, historical artifacts and treasures of the beautiful palace.

Evening: After arriving back in Dubai, meet for a farewell dinner with your group. Return to the hotel and rest before your trip back home.

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Day 6

Morning: After breakfast and check out, your group will depart for the Airport! Safe travels back home!

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