7 Day Abu Dhabi & Dubai (Etihad New York Special)

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$1819*

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7 Day Abu Dhabi & Dubai (Etihad New York Special)

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$1819*

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2022 Dates & Prices Single Supplement: $300
Hotel Dates Embark Tour Starts Ship Land Only Air & Land
Wed, May 18  (Sold Out) $1819*
2022 Dates & Prices Single Supplement: $500
Hotel Dates Embark Tour Starts Ship Land Only Air & Land
Wed, May 18  (Sold Out) $1889*

Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.

Additional info:
Please note that Ramadan is observed from April 2 until May 1 in the United Arab Emirates. From sunrise to sunset, eating and drinking in public areas are prohibited but are allowed in restaurants and hotels. At least one restaurant located inside of the hotels will remain open during Ramadan and food courts in shopping malls are open for tourists. During the evening (after sunset), restaurants are open for dinner. Eating and drinking are then allowed in public areas, alcohol is allowed to be served in the bars and restaurants. Background music may be played at bars however nightclubs with DJs and live bands are not allowed during Ramadan.


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.



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. A variety of airfare options are available for this program, including some low-cost fares which may exclude complimentary checked luggage and advance seat assignments. Please read each offering to ensure you choose the option that best fits your wishes. 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
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 5 nights accommodations in your choice of hotels
    • 3 nights Abu Dhabi
    • 2 nights Dubai
  • Airport transfers
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges including Dubai tourism fee
  • Breakfast daily
  • Services of English-speaking guides during optional tours
  • Transportation between cities via motor coach
 

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. A variety of airfare options are available for this program, including some low-cost fares which may exclude complimentary checked luggage and advance seat assignments. Please read each offering to ensure you choose the option that best fits your wishes. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here.

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

DAY 3, Friday - Full Day in Abu Dhabi
Spend the day at leisure to further explore this vibrant city on your own. Tonight, attend the optional Dhow Dinner Cruise. Dhows have been the traditional ships used in the UAE for many centuries and this evening 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
Optional: Dhow Dinner Cruise (PM)
Overnight: Abu Dhabi
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Saturday - Full Day in Abu Dhabi
Today is free to experience the city independently, or join the optional tour 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 for a photo stop. Drive 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. Admire cultural art at the Arab World's first universal museum, the Louvre Abu Dhabi before returning to your hotel. Afternoon is at leisure, or participate in the optional tour to Qasr Al Hosn & Presidential Palace. Begin at iconic Qasr al Hosn, the symbolic birthplace of Abu Dhabi which has existed since the 1760s as a coral and sea stone watchtower. It is the oldest most significant structure of Abu Dhabi, that has served over the centuries, as home to the ruling family, seat of government, and national archive. Qasr al Hosn, is now a museum telling the history of Abu Dhabi. After, continue to the newest presidential palace Qasr Al Watan (palace of the nation). The opulent government palace is a working palace that hosts official state visits and summits. During the visit, gain insight into the Arab heritage and UAE's governing principles that shaped the country's history. Enjoy your evening at leisure
Optional: Half Day Abu Dhabi Tour (AM)
Optional: Half Day Qasr Al Hosn & Presidential Palace Tour (PM)
Overnight: Abu Dhabi
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Sunday - Travel to Dubai
Spend your morning at leisure. In the afternoon, travel to Dubai, the quintessential land of opulence, wealth and astonishing skyscrapers. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel with free time for individual explorations
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Monday - Full Day in Dubai
Enjoy your morning at leisure in fabulous Dubai, one of the world's most futuristic cities with its dramatic skyline, or perhaps join the optional city tour of Dubai. 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, view 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 traditional to the latest designs at amazingly affordable prices. In the afternoon, perhaps join the thrilling optional Desert Safari. 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 Dubai Tour (AM)
Optional: Half Day Desert Safari with dinner (PM)
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast

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

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Abu Dhabi Dhow Dinner Cruise 8:00 PM

Enjoy panoramic views of the Emirates skyline as you sail along the Corniche of Abu Dhabi. Dhows have been the traditional ships of the Arab Emirates for many centuries and tonight you have the opportunity to board one of these vessels and dine at a sumptuous buffet with unlimited soft drinks while you quietly cruise by the landmarks of the city.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Details to be advised locally.

Day #3 01 Sep 2021 - 31 May 2022 $69.00
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Half Day 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. 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 for a photo stop. Drive 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. Admire cultural art at the Arab World's first universal museum, the Louvre Abu Dhabi before returning to your hotel.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #4 01 Sep 2021 - 15 Jun 2022 $49.00
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Half Day Qasr Al Hosn & Presidential Palace

Begin the tour at iconic Qasr al Hosn, the symbolic birthplace of Abu Dhabi which has existed since the 1760s as a coral and sea stone watchtower. It is the oldest most significant structure of Abu Dhabi, that has served over the centuries, as home to the ruling family, seat of government, and national archive. Qasr al Hosn, is now a museum telling the history of Abu Dhabi. After, continue to the newest presidential palace Qasr Al Watan (palace of the nation). The opulent government palace is a working palace that hosts official state visits and summits. During the visit, gain insight into the Arab heritage and UAE’s governing principles that shaped the country’s history. View a vast collection of artifacts along with manuscripts that highlight the Arab world’s contributions to various fields and learn about the nation’s progressive journey.

Pick up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #4 01 Sep 2021 - 30 Jun 2022 $139.00
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Dubai City Tour 9:00 AM

Dubai is a city that provides a new setting at every turn, richly mixing the old and the new. It’s a city of ages that rises out of the desert and crowns the gulf coast with its presence, a melting pot of culture and modernism. Our tour takes you on a journey that shows you the old and new Dubai. We go through the spice market, fish, fruit & vegetable market and the Gold Souk. On to the Bastakia area to view the traditional wind towers and the old Fahidi Fort, which is today the Dubai History Museum. Experience the traditional way of commuting over the creek –Abra Ride (water taxi) We also will make a stop for photos at the Jumeirah mosque, an architectural landmark in Dubai.

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

Day #6 01 Feb 2022 - 31 May 2022 $46.00
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Half Day Desert Safari with dinner

Board a 4X4 vehicle in Abu Dhabi 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 2021 - 30 Jun 2022 $69.00
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7 Day Abu Dhabi & Dubai, April 2022
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Wanted to take a moment to say how enjoyable the trip was for my wife and I. Our tour guide Mr. Attia was exceptional, knowledgeable and professional in carrying for the group. He made the whole experience one that we will never forget. It is because of him and the tour guide we worked with in Greece (Nina) that we will only travel with Gate 1. I don't know where you find these exceptional people, but continue doing what you do and we will continue to not only travel with you but recommend your services to all we meet.

Leroy S.
7 Day Dubai, January 2022
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Yunetta R.
7 Day Dubai, December 2021
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There are no words in the English language that can sum up the experience that I had in Dubai ,UAE. From the moment that I landed in Dubai it was a trip of a lifetime. From the hotel to the tours it was amazing. The Tour guide Hend. She is by far the most knowledgeable, professional, and friendly tour guide that I ever had in my 10 years of travelling abroad. The things that I learn from her was informative and very much appreciative. As an American we/I get a lot of all information from TV which I now now can be bias to one's culture and religion. Hend professionally and educationally provided me to an insight to the Islamic culture that I had no knowledge of. Hend is incredible and anyone that has the fortunate of getting on her tour...you are so lucky.. Gate 1 provided top-notch travel, hotel, tours and service!! Thanks you Gate 1 for this amazing experience and I am looking to booking future travel with you.

Lisa R.
7 Day Abu Dhabi & Dubai, December 2021
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Naveen our Guide at Abudhabi, Dubai was so knowledgeable with all the history & helpful . She offered to be my photographer when we were touring alone Lol . She's fun to be around & friendly ! Dubai was an awesome place to see & visit ! Loved the trip & all the people in my group was lots of fun ! They are my friends now !!!

Leonila C.
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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