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Take a 5-night trip and travel to exotic Dubai with this amazing Groupon promotion, where you see the astonishing growth of this global and economic hub. Start your trip in Dubai with a visit to the Al Fahidi Fort and the Dubai Museum. In the evening, enjoy a cruise in a wooden dhow with dinner. The following day, travel into the heart of the desert to see camels and enjoy a traditional Arabian welcome in Bedu tents with belly dancers. End with two days at leisure to explore this fantastic city on your own. Starting from $1599, including air from New York on select depsrture dates. Book by May 20, 2014 for these special rates.
Day 1 - USA/Dubai
Depart the USA gateway city of New York on your flight to Dubai.
Day 2 - Dubai
Arrive in Dubai, a city of merchants, and transfer to your hotel. (Corp Al Khoory or similar)
Day 3 - Dubai
In the morning your tour of this fascinating city begins at the magnificent Jumeirah mosque. Pass modern palaces sprawled along the coast. In Bastakia, stop for a while to admire the old wind-tower houses built by wealthy merchants. Close by, stands the 150-year-old Al Fahidi Fort, which houses the Dubai Museum. Cross the creek by abra, the local water taxi, and visit the gold and spice souks (market places). Tonight board an enchanting wooden dhow for dinner, as it slips silently along Dubai Creek by moonlight. (B/D)
Day 4 - Dubai
For a magical evening out, leave behind the bustle of the city in the afternoon, as a four-wheel-drive vehicle takes you on a thrilling journey over rolling dunes, deep into the heart of the desert. Stop to see camels, and from the crest of a high dune, watch the sun cast its orange glow over the rippling sand. A traditional Arabian welcome awaits you. Relax in Bedu tents, experience a short camel ride, and feats on Arab dishes under a galaxy of stars, while entertained by belly dancers. (B/D)
Day 5/6 - Dubai
Two days at leisure to explore the city on your own. Or, sign up for optional tours at the hotel tour desk. (B)
Day 7 - Dubai/USA
Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the USA. Or take the optional Oman tour. (B)
|Departure Date||Price Per Person|
- Round trip trans-Atlantic airfare from the USA gateway citiy of New York City coach class
- Round trip airport transfers
- 5 nights stay in a double occupancy room in Dubai with hotel tax and service charge included
- Morning city tour of Dubai
- Dune dinner safari
- Dhow cruise with dinner
- Breakfast daily
- Airline fuel surcharge (subject to change) and government taxes and fees
Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, laundry, table drinks, telephone calls, etc.
Optional Travel Insurance
Any item not mentioned above
- Book by May 20, 2014 for these special rates.
Valid for travel Sep 18 – Nov 27, 2014, Jan 15 - Mar 4, 2015 on select departure dates.
If listed hotels are not available at the time of reservation, alternative hotels at the same category or airlines could be used. Prices may differ.
Accommodation: Corp Al Khooryi (Dubai)
During trade fairs season and during Christmas and New Year’s days, some hotels may require surcharges. The prices may increase.
Ticket(s) must be issued and full payment must be received within 7 days of reservation
Major credit cards accepted; credit card authorization required
Air ticket non-refundable once ticketed; Pacific Holidays’ general cancellation policy applies; Optional Travel Insurance not included.
Hotel upgrades, additional hotel nights, extensions to all Asian destinations and add-on air fares from various US cities are available
- First Class
- Corp Al Khoory
Dubai Optional Tours
Abu Dabi Full Day with lunch = $100 per person
Departure for Abu Dhabi city tour, the largest and the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. This comprehensive tour is the ideal introduction to the UAE capital and the island on which it stands. The name Abu Dhabi means: “Father of the Gazelle”. Our first stop will be at Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque, one of the largest Mosques in the world; able to accommodate more than 30,000 worshipers. The beautiful Mosque is completely clad in marble and also features intricate Islamic decoration and carvings as well as extensive landscaping works. We will continue our tour towards Abu Dhabi downtown. We will stop at the Heritage Village, which houses a small museum and depicts the traditional daily activities of the Arab community prior to the discovery of oil. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will drive along the spectacular Corniche, past gleaming white mosques, glass-clad offices and elegant high-rise apartments to the tip of the breakwater for a superb view of the city’s magnificent skyline. The remaining part of the tour will be devoted to drive through the famous giant Saadiyat Island project where the LOUVRE museum and GUGGENHEIM museums are being built to complete the image of ABU DHABI as a cultural city. The tour will continue towards the famous Yas Island which houses the FORMULA 1 YAS circuit & the first attraction park of Ferrari in the world. An impressive attraction park, the largest covered air conditioned park in the world with a huge RED FERRARI sign as landmark.
Half-day Burj Khalifa & Musical Fountains = $90 per person
Burj Khalifa is at the heart of Dubai and its people; the centre for the World’s finest shopping, dining and entertainment. Starting the tour at Dubai Mall, the largest in the region, we walk past the Dubai Aquarium and on to Souk Al Bahar, a modern mall themed as a traditional Arabian marketplace, located within the Burj Khalifa development. The highest point of Burj Khaleefa experience is the view from At The Top, Burj Khalifa’s Observation Desk. Located on level 124 of the World’s tallest tower, this observatory is destined to be the highlight of any visit to the middle east. The journey begins in the lower ground level of The Dubai Mall. Throughout the journey to the top, visitors are entertained by a multi-media presentation of the exotic history of Dubai and the marvel of Burj Khalifa. A standard visit to At the Top lasts approximately 45 to 60 minutes, allowing ample time for you to relax and enjoy the Dubai skyline at your leisure. (Note: Time of operation is subject to availability of tickets)
Half-day Sharjah tour = $60 per person
This tour will take you to Sharjah, the cultural capital or known as the ‘Pearl of the Gulf”. You will pass by the King Faisal Mosque, one of the largest mosque in the Emirates. Then we pass by the renovated Fort of Sharjah, former residence of the ruling family. Then continue to the Sharjah Heritage Museum which conserves and displays the rich traditional customs and culture of Sharjah as a source of pride and inspiration to Emiratis and to visitors to the UAE. Begin a journey of discovery through Sharjah's rich and diverse heritage and explore traditions that have endured the test of time. You will see handcrafted works of art and objects that date back to a time when local people relied solely on fishing and pearling. Trace the development of education, currency and the early postal system. Discover the traditional skills and crafts relating to jewellery, costumes, herbal medicines, music and folklore. After the visit, its now time to explore the colorful Souk Al arsa, set up in a traditional way. You will also have an opportunity to see how the traditional Omani Halwa (sweet) is made in one of the shop in Souk Al Arsa. Before returning, you have time for a quick stroll at the Blue Souk – a treasure trove of carpets, Jewellery and handicrafts.
Full Day East Coast tour with lunch = $100 per person
On our way to the East Coast, we pass through the agricultural area of Al Dhaid. The terrain changes from colorful desert landscape to spectacular mountain scenery. The coastline is scattered with small fishing villages, including the old village of Dibba, once a strategically important settlement, with a stunning view across the Indian Ocean. Continuing along the coastline, we arrive at the oldest mosque in the country. The Al Badiya Mosque was built in the 17th century. Enroute we will stop in a local restaurant for lunch Then we visit the port towns of Khor Fakkan and the 300-year-old Fort of Fujairah, and the fortress of nearby Bithnah Citadel, before returning to Dubai.