7 Day Dubai Special with Expo (Etihad Special)

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Millennium Al Barsha
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Pullman Dubai Jumeirah Lakes Towers
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Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your trip. Please note that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria. Dubai is an ultra-modern U.A.E. city built from desert sands. Dubai's culture is diverse. The majority of Dubai's citizens are foreign born and your local guides will likely have foreign roots. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here.

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Independent Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 5 nights accommodations in your choice of hotels
  • Hotel porterage
  • Airport transfers
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges including Dubai tourism fee
  • Breakfast daily
  • Services of English-speaking guides during optional tours
  • One-day ticket to Expo 2020 Dubai
 

Special Features

  • Embark on a city tour of Dubai that includes visits to the man-made island of Jumeirah Palm and the famous icon of Dubai, the Burj Al Arab Hotel
  • Experience the world-famous Expo 2020, known as the “World’s Greatest Show,” with over 60 live events performed daily and more than 200 food & beverage outlets. Visit country pavilions from every corner of the world during this once in a lifetime celebration. The Expo is hosted in Dubai from October 2020 through mid-April 2021

Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your trip. Please note that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria. Dubai is an ultra-modern U.A.E. city built from desert sands. Dubai's culture is diverse. The majority of Dubai's citizens are foreign born and your local guides will likely have foreign roots. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here.

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Note: your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart. Click a day above to see what is included.

DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for the United Arab Emirates
Depart for Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

DAY 2, Wednesday - Arrive in Abu Dhabi, Transfer to Dubai
Arrive in Abu Dhabi, the ultra-sophisticated capital of the United Arab Emirates, often called the "Arabian Jewel" and transfer to your hotel in Dubai. Balance of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and acclimate to the new time zone
Overnight: Dubai

DAY 3, Thursday - Full Day in Dubai
Take a leisurely stroll along Dubai's vast coastline this morning or, head to the colossal Dubai Mall for shopping and perhaps indoor skiing on the vast slopes. Perhaps, 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 arrival at the Bedouin campsite, you'll be welcomed with traditional Arabic coffee and might have the opportunity to ride a camel. Then, savor a specially prepared barbecue dinner. Later, watch a Tanoura dance show, followed by a captivating belly dance before returning to Dubai
Optional: Half Day Desert Safari with dinner (PM)
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Friday - Dubai City Tour
Spend your morning at leisure. This afternoon, embark on a city tour of fabulous 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 with a brief stop at the magnificent Jumeirah mosque. 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. After the Dubai city tour, spend time at leisure
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Saturday - Visit Expo 2020
This morning, transfer to the Expo 2020 Dubai site, located in the Dubai South district. The Expo has been held in countries all over the world since the first in London in 1851. Past Expos have brought the world The Eiffel Tower, Seattle’s Space Needle and the television. The theme of the World Expo this year is Connecting Minds, Creating the Future. Spend the day visiting the pavilions of your favorite countries and discover new places you’ve never considered. It could certainly change the way you view the world. There are 192 country pavilions featuring narratives from every corner of the globe and live shows each day. After your visit, make your way back to the hotel independently
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Sunday - Full Day in Dubai
Today is free to experience the city independently or, join the optional excursion to Abu Dhabi, the ultra-sophisticated capital of the United Arab Emirates, often called the "Arabian Jewel". Drive past Jebel Ali, the largest man-made port in the world before arriving at the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, an iconic symbol of Abu Dhabi. 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 Heritage Village, a reconstructed traditional desert village. Here, journey to the past and experience life in Abu Dhabi before oil revenues altered the landscape. Many different aspects of desert life are attractively displayed in the open-air museum along with workshops, where craftsmen demonstrate traditional skills while women sit weaving and spinning. After lunch on your own, visit Zayed House for a fascinating peek into the life of the late Sheikh Zayed, "Father of the Nation". Return to Dubai via Yas Island, where the Ferrari World theme park and brand-new Formula I race track is located
Optional: Full Day Abu Dhabi Tour (AM)
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Monday - Depart the United Arab Emirates
Transfer to the Abu Dhabi airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for the United Arab Emirates
Depart for Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Abu Dhabi, Transfer to Dubai
Arrive in Abu Dhabi, the ultra-sophisticated capital of the United Arab Emirates, often called the "Arabian Jewel" and transfer to your hotel in Dubai. Balance of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and acclimate to the new time zone
Overnight: Dubai

DAY 3, Friday - Dubai City Tour
Spend your morning at leisure. This afternoon, embark on a city tour of fabulous 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 with a brief stop at the magnificent Jumeirah mosque. 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. Your evening is free to discover Dubai's vibrant nightlife
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Saturday - Visit Expo 2020
This morning, transfer to the Expo 2020 Dubai site, located in the Dubai South district. The Expo has been held in countries all over the world since the first in London in 1851. Past Expos have brought the world The Eiffel Tower, Seattle’s Space Needle and the television. The theme of the World Expo this year is Connecting Minds, Creating the Future. Spend the day visiting the pavilions of your favorite countries and discover new places you’ve never considered. It could certainly change the way you view the world. There are 192 country pavilions featuring narratives from every corner of the globe and live shows each day. After your visit, make your way back to the hotel independently
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Sunday - Full Day in Dubai
Today is free to experience the city independently or join the optional excursion to Abu Dhabi, the ultra-sophisticated capital of the United Arab Emirates, often called the "Arabian Jewel". Drive past Jebel Ali, the largest man-made port in the world before arriving at the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, an iconic symbol of Abu Dhabi. 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 Heritage Village, a reconstructed traditional desert village. Here, journey to the past and experience life in Abu Dhabi before oil revenues altered the landscape. Many different aspects of desert life are attractively displayed in the open-air museum along with workshops, where craftsmen demonstrate traditional skills while women sit weaving and spinning. After lunch on your own, visit Zayed House for a fascinating peek into the life of the late Sheikh Zayed, "Father of the Nation". Return to Dubai via Yas Island, where the Ferrari World theme park and brand-new Formula I race track is located
Optional: Full Day Abu Dhabi Tour (AM)
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Monday - Full Day in Dubai
Take a leisurely stroll along Dubai's vast coastline this morning or, head to the colossal Dubai Mall for shopping and perhaps indoor skiing on the vast slopes. Perhaps, 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 arrival at the Bedouin campsite, you'll be welcomed with traditional Arabic coffee and might have the opportunity to ride a camel. Then, savor a specially prepared barbecue dinner. Later, watch a Tanoura dance show, followed by a captivating belly dance before returning to Dubai
Optional: Half Day Desert Safari with dinner (PM)
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Tuesday - Depart the United Arab Emirates
Transfer to the Abu Dhabi airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Half Day Desert Safari with dinner

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 reaching the Bedouin campsite, you'll be welcomed with traditional Arabic coffee and will have the option to ride a camel. Then, enjoy a specially prepared barbecue dinner. Later, enjoy a Tanoura dance show, then watch as a captivating belly dancer enchants you with her swirling dances before returning to Dubai.

Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.

*This activity is an off-road experience. Pregnant women, as well as passengers with back problems and other medical conditions should consider whether this optional tour is right for them. Children younger than 8 years old are not permitted to participate in this tour.

Day #3 01 Sep 2020 - 31 May 2022 $75.00
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Full Day Abu Dhabi Tour

After pickup from your hotel in Dubai, we drive past Jebel Ali Port - one of the finest man-made ports and Jebel Ali Free Zone. Abu Dhabi, also known as the Arabian Jewel, is the home of the Ruling family and a center of oil and trade commerce in UAE. We first stop for a guided tour to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, which is considered one of the most treasured architectural examples of contemporary UAE society - and one of the largest religious buildings in the world. We then visit the Women's Handicraft Centre, where you can admire the skill and dexterity of local ladies making traditional handicrafts. Afterwards, a drive along the Corniche for a which end in a photo stop to the Breakwater. Lastly, a visit to the Heritage Village where you can journey to the past to explore life in UAE before oil was discovered.

Pick up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.

Day #6 01 Sep 2020 - 31 May 2021 $69.00
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Full Day Abu Dhabi Tour

After pickup from your hotel in Dubai, we drive past Jebel Ali Port - one of the finest man-made ports and Jebel Ali Free Zone. Abu Dhabi, also known as the Arabian Jewel, is the home of the Ruling family and a center of oil and trade commerce in UAE. We first stop for a guided tour to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, which is considered one of the most treasured architectural examples of contemporary UAE society - and one of the largest religious buildings in the world. We then visit the Women's Handicraft Centre, where you can admire the skill and dexterity of local ladies making traditional handicrafts. Afterwards, a drive along the Corniche for a which end in a photo stop to the Breakwater. Lastly, a visit to the Heritage Village where you can journey to the past to explore life in UAE before oil was discovered.

Pick up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.

Day #5 01 Sep 2020 - 31 May 2021 $69.00
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Half Day Desert Safari with dinner

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 reaching the Bedouin campsite, you'll be welcomed with traditional Arabic coffee and will have the option to ride a camel. Then, enjoy a specially prepared barbecue dinner. Later, enjoy a Tanoura dance show, then watch as a captivating belly dancer enchants you with her swirling dances before returning to Dubai.

Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.

*This activity is an off-road experience. Pregnant women, as well as passengers with back problems and other medical conditions should consider whether this optional tour is right for them. Children younger than 8 years old are not permitted to participate in this tour.

Day #6 01 Sep 2020 - 31 May 2022 $75.00
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7 Day Dubai Special, September 2019
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It was absolutely wonderful! One of the best trips that I have ever taken. This was my first time using Gate 1 Travel and I was totally impressed!!!! I will definitely be booking my next vacation with you and recommending you to all my friends. It was very well organized, the service was outstanding and we had an amazing tour guide, Lynette, who was very informative, gave us great explanations, her instructions were very clear and quite thorough and she was not only our guide but also our friend. She made every tour quite special. Loved her! Thank you so much!!!!

Carlos G. Miramar, FL
7 Day Dubai Value Vacation, April 2019
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It was wonderful....Gate 1 is great!!! ... An incredibly unique experience - the climate, customs and culture - so different from any we have had before. We have recommended our Gate 1 trip countless times and rightfully so!

Elisa B. Bethel, CT
7 Day Dubai Value Vacation, January 2019
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My trip to Dubai was awesome! Gigi, my tour guide, went above and beyond in showing us the beauty of the UAE. She was very attentive to all of our needs and made us feel like her own family - as a matter of fact she called the group “Gigi’s Family”. I’ve traveled with other tour companies, but this was my first experience with Gate 1. Gigi really set the bar as far as tour guides. I plan to travel with Gate 1 again and have already recommended this Dubai trip to my friends and family in hopes they get Gigi as their guide.

Alexandra C. Monrovia, CA
7 Day Dubai Value Vacation, November 2018
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We loved it! We were very pleased with the activities, the hotel, and the guide. Dubai is a very interesting city!

Carla B. Conroe, TX
7 Day Dubai Value Vacation, October 2018
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Incredible time in Dubai! Did not know how this independent trip would be since we always take guided tours. Our stay in the the Novotel was wonderful, welcoming staff, clean and pleasant facilities, amazing breakfast! We were also happy that there were a few good restaurants, markets and the metro within walking distance. The optional tours were interesting, varied, and reflected the culture of the country. So glad to have booked all of them! The guides were punctual and professional. Needless to say each time we travel with Gate 1 proves to be an adventure. Interesting to note that we went with another couple we met on previous Gate 1 tour. Have recommended Gate 1 to many friends and family. Looking forward to Japan in April.

Elisa P. Miami, FL
7 Day Dubai Value Vacation, February 2018
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My trip was amazing. GiGi our tour guide was exceptional, very knowledgeable, funny, always ready to help and inform about our destinations, she treated us like family. We return with wonderful memories of our vacation to Dubai. Can’t wait for our next trip.

Elcy N. Rockaway Park, NY
7 Day Dubai Value Vacation, February 2018
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We enjoyed the trip very much, and thought that it was an excellent value. Dubai and Abu Dhabi are beautiful cities, and it was fascinating learning about the cities, their history, and the Emerati culture from our guide GiGi. This was the first time that we've traveled with Gate 1 and everything was well done and handled perfectly, in fact we've already recommended Gate 1 to others friends, and one of the couples just booked a river cruise with Gate 1.

Drew M. Leland, NC
7 Day Dubai Value Vacation, February 2018
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My trip to Dubai went of without a hitch. Wonderful trip with beautiful people at a reasonable price - from Emirates Airline and food, to Hilton Garden Inn (Al Muraqabat) and staff, to the tours and tour guides, and the other tourists! No complains whatsoever. I will certainly continue to travel with Gate 1 Travel. Thanks again Gate 1 Travel!!

Marilyn M. Whitsett, NC
7 Day Dubai Value Vacation, February 2018
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It was awesome, we had a wonderful time. Dubai is a very unique place, we had no issues and gate 1 made it easy

Tyson B. Ann Arbor, MI
7 Day Dubai Value Vacation, October 2017
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The trip to Dubai was absolutely amazing. This was our first non-escorted trip from Gate 1 so was not sure what to expect but it exceeded our wildest expectations. Everything went smoothly and we covered almost everything in that short period of time. Can’t wait for our next scheduled trip next year.

Shabana H. Wheeling, IL

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