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Itinerary

DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart the USA*
Depart the USA for Dubai. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey.

DAY 2, Wednesday - Arrive in Dubai
Arrive in Dubai and transfer to your hotel.
Overnight: Dubai

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.
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: 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.
Optional: Half Day Desert Safari (PM)
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Saturday - Full Day in Dubai
Experience another full day at leisure. Take a stroll along Dubai's vast coastline, head to the Dubai Mall of the Emirates for some modern shopping, take a run at the indoor ski sloop located there, or take our optional tour to Sharjah, the Culture Capital of the UAE. Highlights include the Sharjah Fort, built in 1820 and the Heritage Museum, which is dedicated to preserving how families from the region lived long ago. This evening, enjoy dinner aboard a traditional Dhow cruise.
Optional: Half Day Sharjah Tour (AM)
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Sunday - Abu Dhabi City Tour
Today, our full day city tour takes you to the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, also known as the Arabian Jewel. En route, pass Jebel Ali Port, the largest man-made port in the world. Upon arrival, visit 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. After lunch, we visit the port for a chance to see the old dhows used for fishing. 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', This museum, housed in an Emirati heritage village, includes the late President's cherished vehicles and gifts he received from all over the world. On your way back to Dubai, enjoy a drive through Yas Island, where the Warner Bros and Ferrari World theme parks have been erected and where the brand new Formula 1 race track is located.
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Monday - Depart for the USA
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*Oct 23 & Nov 27 will depart the USA on a Wednesday

*Dec 22 & Dec 29 will depart the USA on a Sunday

**Oct 23 & Nov 27 departures: please note that due to local events, the sightseeing will be altered. The Half Day Desert Safari will be offered on Day 3 and the Dubai city tour will be offered on Day 4

Gate 1 itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.


Optional Tours

Half Day Desert Safari Day #4 01 Oct 2013 - 30 Apr 2014 $75
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This amazing tour may be the highlight of your visit to Dubai. Board your 4X4 vehicle in Dubai and head out towards the desert. You will feel the thrill of "dune bashing" as your professional driver takes you up and down the golden dunes. A beautiful desert sunset stop is included before continuing to the Bedouin Camp. You will be greeted with a traditional cup of Arabic coffee and have the opportunity to take a brief camel ride before settling down for your barbeque dinner, prepared on open fires in front of you. Later in the evening, a belly dancer will enchant you with her dances.

Departs at 3:30 p.m. Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.

Half Day Sharjah Tour Day #5 01 Oct 2013 - 30 Apr 2014 $39
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This tour takes you to Sharjah, the "Pearl of the Gulf." Visit of the renovated Fort of Sharjah, built in 1820, that once served as the residence of the ruling family. Continue to the Heritage Museum. A visit to Sharjah is not complete without a stroll in the souks, where you can bargain for jewelry, handicrafts, and carpets, among other specialty items. Visit the Souk Al Arsah and the Souk Al Markazai, the largest souk in Sharjah with 600 shops. Afterward, return to Dubai.

Departs at 9:00 a.m. Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.


Dates & Prices

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2013 & 2014 Travel Dates Groupon Price
Dec 10 '13 $1599*
Dec 22 '13 $2149*
Jan 7 '14 $1799*
Jan 14 '14 $1499*
Jan 21 '14 $1699*
Jan 28 & Feb 25 '14 $1599*
Mar 4 '14 $1499*
Mar 11 '14 $1749*
Mar 18 '14 $1699*
Mar 25 '14 $1499*
Apr 1 '14 $1799*
Apr 8 '14 $1749*
Apr 15 '14 $1999*
Apr 22 '14 $1799*

*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.

Additional Information:
Oct 23 & Nov 27 will depart the USA on a Wednesday.

Dec 22 & Dec 29 will depart the USA on a Sunday.

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.

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.