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7 Day Classic Dubai 2019-2020 (Monday Departure)

7 days with Gate 1 Travel   Rating: First Class

Itinerary
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DAY 1, Monday - Depart for the United Arab Emirates
Depart for Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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

DAY 3, Wednesday - Dubai City Tour
A fabulous day discovering Dubai, one of the world's most futuristic cities with its dramatic skyline, once a tranquil port of Bedouin traders and pearl divers. Begin with a photo stop at Dubai's signature landmark, Burj Al Arab, the celebrated sail-shaped hotel facing the Persian Gulf. Continue to the Jumeirah Palm, a man-made island, which was built in the shape of a palm tree, known for its posh residential buildings, villas, and luxury resorts. Upon entering the island, board the Palm Monorail which will take you to the far end of the palm. Marvel at the stunning views of the island as you ride high above the ground. Continue on Sheikh Zayed road to visit the world’s tallest tower Burj Khalifa. While at the top, a guide will help answer all your questions from your vantage point on level 124 of the building. Free time for lunch in Dubai Mall. Afterwards, drive to the oldest part of the city. The Bastakiya area is where old wind-towered houses of wealthy merchants can still be seen. While in the area, visit the Dubai Museum in the Al Fahidi Fort, which has survived for two centuries. Continue the tour through the cloth markets and end up at the Abras, where local water taxis will take you across the Creek to the area of spice and gold souks. Walk through the bustling alleys of these souks and allow the mystical aromas of numerous spices tantalize your senses. The jewelry on sale, varies from the traditional to the latest designs at amazingly affordable prices. Return to the hotel for an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers, followed by a Welcome Dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 4, Thursday - Full Day in Dubai
Start off the day with a city tour of the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, also known as the Arabian Jewel. Begin at the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, an iconic symbol of Abu Dhabi. Drive through al Bateen area, also known as the Royal and Presidential District. Stop at the Zayed House for a fascinating sneak peek into the life of the late Sheikh Zayed, 'Father of the Nation'. Continue to the Emirates Palace and the Etihad Towers for a photo stop. 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 After Lunch, admire cultural art at the Arab World's first universal museum, the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Head back to Dubai via Yas Island, the home of the F1 Circuit and Ferrari World Theme Park. The remainder of the night is at leisure to explore the city or take a seaside stroll along the beautiful Corniche. (Breakfast)

DAY 5, Friday - Full Day in Dubai
Take a leisurely stroll along Dubai's vast coastline this morning or head to the colossal Dubai Mall for shopping or, join the thrilling optional Desert Safari this afternoon. Board a 4X4 vehicle in Dubai and head out towards the highest sand dunes of the surreal surrounding desert. Feel the thrill of "dune bashing" as you spiral up and down the enormous golden dunes. Upon your arrival to the Bedouin campsite, you'll be welcomed with traditional Arabic coffee and might have the opportunity to ride a camel. Then, enjoy a barbecue dinner, specially prepared. Later, enjoy a Tanoura dance show, then watch as a captivating belly dancer enchants you with her swirling dances before returning to Dubai. (Breakfast)

Optional: Half Day Desert Safari with dinner (PM)

DAY 6, Saturday - Abu Dhabi City Tour
Morning and afternoon at leisure for further exploration of this vibrant city. Or, participate in the optional tour to Sharjah in the morning, a cultural center of the Emirates, known for its major museums, distinctive landmarks, and elegant mosques. As you begin your tour, you will have the opportunity for a photo stop of the cultural square. Then, visit the Islamic Museum, housing over 5,000 artifacts from all over the Islamic World and the Heritage Museum depicting Sharjah's rich and diverse heritage. Your tour continues to one of the UAE's oldest souqs, Al Arsa Souq, where you can find traditional merchandise, including jewellery. Next, make your way to the fruit and fish market. Later, enjoy some time in Sharjah's main shopping hub, known as the Blue Souq, before returning to Dubai. Tonight, a very special evening with a chance to see the skyline of Dubai from the Creek. Dhows have been the traditional ships used in the UAE for many centuries and tonight you have the chance to board one of these vessels and enjoy a sumptuous buffet while you quietly cruise by the landmarks of this city. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Optional: Half Day Sharjah Tour (AM)

DAY 7, Sunday - Depart the United Arab Emirates
Your vacation ends today after breakfast. (Breakfast)

All This Included
  • 5 nights Dubai
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges including Dubai tourism fee
  • Hotel porterage
  • 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

Highlights
  • During the Dubai City Tour, view the man-made Palm Island and Dubai’s signature landmark Burj Al Arab
  • Ascend to the very top of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world
  • Visit Al Ain, the Garden City of the United Arab Emirates and one of the oldest settlements
  • Abu Dhabi City Tour includes a visit to the Louvre Abu Dhabi

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Accommodations
Dubai: Zabeel House The Greens by Jumeirah
Notes
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers. Hotel check-out is 12:00 pm. If you have a late departure flight and want to depart later than 12:00 pm you may pre-purchase a hotel Day Use Room. Please note: Hotel checkout for a Day Use Room is 6:00 pm. If you have a flight which requires a longer stay, you may purchase a full post night.
  • This active program covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect from two to three hours walking on some touring days. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps. A few early wake-ups, some between 6 and 7 am. Expect the longest time spent on the bus to be the drive of 2 hours to and from Abu Dhabi. Weather is very pleasant during the day from October through April but sometimes it becomes a little cold and windy in the evening. The optional tour of Desert Safari involves a rough drive over the dunes and low seating in the camp. It is not recommended for pregnant women, people with back problems or heart conditions. This is a Classic program.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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