8 Day Classic Dubai & Abu Dhabi (Tuesday Departure)
8 days with
Gate 1 Travel
DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for Dubai.
DAY 2, Wednesday - Arrive in Dubai
Arrive in Dubai and transfer to your hotel.
DAY 3, Thursday - Dubai City Tour
Today, enjoy a full day tour of one of the most diverse cities in the world. Your tour will take you to both sides of Dubai Creek, where you will experience both the old world scenery and the stunning modern skyline. Journey to top of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the city, ocean and desert. Enjoy a photo stop at the iconic Atlantis the Palm Hotel before visiting their expansive aquarium for the chance to see sharks, rays, guitarfish and more. Highlights also include the Dubai Museum in the Al Fahidi Fort, the Dubai World Trade Center, and the bustling alleys of traditional spice and gold souks. Later tonight, take part in a welcome orientation with your tour manager and enjoy a complimentary welcome drink with dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)
DAY 4, Friday - Full Day in Dubai
Enjoy a full day at leisure to further explore this vibrant city or join the optional tour where you will go on a safari into the vast desert that surrounds modern Dubai. (Breakfast)
Optional: Half Day Desert Safari ($75)
DAY 5, Saturday - Al Ain Tour
Today, go to Al Ain, the Garden City of the UAE and one of its oldest settlements. A green city with an incredible number of public parks, it is also the birthplace of H.H. Shiekh Zayed, the Former President of the UAE. We visit Shiekh Zayed Palace Museum, the resident of Sheikh Zayed and his family between 1937 and 1966. Our tour also includes visits to the most important museum in the UAE, Al Ain National Museum which houses artifacts of ancient times that have been discovered in and around the city, ancient Arabic manuscripts and royal treasures. See a traditional camel market and go to the Hili gardens, the excavation site of a tomb dating back 3000 B.C.. Return to Dubai in the evening. (Breakfast)
DAY 6, Sunday - Full Day in Dubai
Enjoy the morning at leisure or join an optional tour to Sharjah. In the afternoon depart for Abu Dhabi and arrive in time for a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Optional: Half Day Sharjah Tour ($39)
DAY 7, Monday - Abu Dhabi Tour
Start off the day with a city tour of the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, also known as the Arabian Jewel. We start the tour with a visit to the Grand Mosque, built in 2007, which is the eighth largest mosque in the world. Drive along the Corniche to the Breakwater, from which you can enjoy a magnificent view of the city's skyline. Then we continue to visit the Heritage Village for a discovery of the pre-oil life. Traditional aspects of the desert way of life, including a campfire with coffee pots, a goats’ hair tent, and a falaj irrigation system, are attractively displayed in the open museum. Afterwards, we stop at the Zayed House for a fascinating sneak peek into the life of the late Sheikh Zayed, affectionately known as the 'Father of the Nation'. Have lunch on your own and consider taking our optional tour of the Falcon Hospital this afternoon to get a deep insight in the tradition of falconry. Enjoy your final night in Abu Dhabi and the United Emirates at leisure to explore the city or take seaside stroll along the beautiful Corniche. (Breakfast)
Optional: Falcon Hospital Tour ($60)
DAY 8, Tuesday - Depart for the USA
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (Breakfast)
All This Included
6 nights First Class accommodations
8 meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners
Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
Services of English-speaking tour manager per itinerary
Entrance fees per itinerary
Dubai City Tour
Abu Dhabi City Tour
Al Ain City Tour
Dubai: Holiday Inn Bur Dubai
Abu Dhabi: Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
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