13 Day Classic Dubai & Jordan
Air & Land
Optional tours and gratuities.
Land only price does not include arrival transfer, but does include departure transfer.
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.
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Escorted Package Includes
- Flights New York-Dubai-Amman, Amman-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- 11 nights First Class accommodations
- 5 nights Dubai
- 2 nights Dead Sea
- 2 nights Petra
- 2 nights Amman
- Hotel taxes, fees & service charges including Dubai tourism fee
- Hotel porterage
- Departure transfer
- 18 meals: 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour managers throughout
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
- Visa to Jordan
- During the Dubai City Tour, view the man-made Palm Island and Dubai’s signature landmark Burj Al Arab
- Embark on a city tour of Abu Dhabi that includes a visit to Zayed House and the Louvre Abu Dhabi
- Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a masterpiece of modern Islamic architecture
- Enjoy a traditional Dhow Dinner Cruise on the Dubai Marina Canal
- Ascend to the very top of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world
- Float in the buoyant, salty waters of the Dead Sea in Jordan
- Stand atop Mount Nebo, where Moses climbed to see the Promised Land
- At Madaba, view the vivid 6th century mosaic map of the Holy Land
- Explore astonishing Petra, the Nabatean city sculpted from rock
- Travel to Wadi Rum, a surreal desert terrain known as “The Valley of the Moon”
- Tour the archaeological site of Jerash, known as the “Pompeii of the East”
- Take a city tour of Amman, capital of the Kingdom of Jordan
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This active program covers a fair amount of ground each day. In Dubai, expect to walk for two to three hours on some touring days. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs and steps. The longest time spent on the bus is the two hour drive 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. In Jordan, the program is minimally active and done at an easy pace. Most sightseeing involves approximately one hour walking; however, Petra requires a full day of walking on various surfaces. Time spent on buses between destinations ranges from one to four hours. Sightseeing in Wadi Rum is done by 4x4 vehicle. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.
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This first class hotel is set in The Greens neighborhood of Dubai.Hotel Details
This deluxe resort has magnificent views of the Dead Sea.Hotel Details
- Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
- Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
- Save your cash. Credit card processing may not be possible locally
- Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
- Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
- The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
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 or anyone with difficulty breathing, heart, back or other medical conditions should consider whether this optional tour is right for them.
|Day #5||01 Sep 2019 - 01 Jun 2020||$75.00|
This half-day tour takes you to Sharjah, the "Pearl of the Gulf." Visit the Islamic Museum which houses more than 5000 artifacts from all over the Islamic World. Continue to the Heritage Museum where you will discover Sharjah's rich and diverse heritage and explore traditions that have endured the test of time. 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, the oldest in the country, and Souk Al Markazi, the largest souk in Sharjah with over 600 shops where you can bargain to your heart’s content.
Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
|Day #5||01 Sep 2019 - 30 Jun 2020||$39.00|
This morning, travel to the religious site of Bethany to explore first-hand the foundations of Christianity. The site of John the Baptist's settlement at Bethany where Jesus was baptized has long been known from the Bible and from Byzantine and medieval texts. The site has now been identified on the east bank of the Jordan River in Jordan, only 15 minutes by car from the Dead Sea Hotel. The Bethany area site formed part of the early Christian pilgrimage route between Jerusalem, the Jordan River, and Mount Nebo. This area is also associated with the biblical account of how the Prophet Elijah (Mar Elias in Arabic) ascended to heaven in a whirlwind on a chariot of fire. This is not to be confused with the village of Bethany near Jerusalem, where the Bible says Lazarus was raised from the dead. After the tour transfer back to your hotel.
Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.
|Day #8||01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020||$120.00|
Our trip to Dubai was wonderful! Our guide was really knowledgable and easy to be around! The hotels were lovely, the buses were very comfortable and Dubai was a very interesting place to visit! We thank you very much for taking care of us Gate 1!Beth B. Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
My trip was the greatest adventure of my life—breathtaking architecture, incredible tours (specifically because of our tour Guide Ricardo), magnificent events (Safari Desert Jeep Extravaganza, The Great Mosque in Abu Dhabi, Dubai Dinner Cruise, enchanting shopping in the Souks) — so wonderful and beautiful!! Dubai was on my bucket list, and the magical and amazing adventures surpassed my expectations!! One of the reasons my travels were so special was because of our tour guide, Ricardo. I’ve traveled extensively and Ricardo was knowledgeable, professional, courteous, kind, caring and admirable. He truly loves his profession and provided more than tour guidance, he created meaningful experiences for all of us—a special talent possessed by few guides. He deserves recognition from Gate 1! Dubai and Abu Dhabi have left an unforgettable impression of beauty, incredible technological advancement wonders, sweetness and love of the people and culture in my heart! Thank you Gate 1 for your booking agents, enthusiastic, talented tour guide Ricardo, nice accommodations, opportunities to make new friends, magical adventures and breathtaking experiences—truly a travel of a lifetime for me!!Sheila T. Olathe, KS
My trip was amazing. I had a wonderful time. There were so many activities to do and places to go. My tour guide made it even more wonderful. She was a highlight to the trip. I felt welcomed and informed from the time I arrived.Michelle N. Philadelphia, PA
Super fantastic, indescribably amazing. Culturally enlightening, most beautiful, clean, modern, and safe city I've been too. Far surpassed my expectations.Charieese S. Raleigh, NC
My trip was amazing. I traveled with my sister and we both enjoyed ourselves. I learned so much about this region. Mr. Attia was an excellent guide. He was organized, very knowledgeable, and had a good sense of humor. He really made the trip a lot of fun. My sister and I participated in every excursion and we were so happy that we did ... The other things that I liked were the buffet style restaurants. The food was delicious, the hotels were nice and very clean. Our tour bus was very clean and comfortable and the seat rotation policy fit with the group. Also, we needed assistance from a variety of people, they were so kind and helpful. I really relaxed on this trip. My sister and I are hoping to visit Dubai again ... We saw some independent trips, but we really liked having the services of a guide. My next trip with Gate 1 is Canada. I am so excited again!Beverly B. Manassas, VA
I had a phenomenal experience in Dubai. The Gate 1 Travel representatives/guide were extremely professional and helpful. I took the trip to celebrate my 50th birthday. I had the best birthday ever!Julia A. Jonesboro, GA
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
My trip with my 3 girlfriends was amazing. Gate 1 you did an excellent job.. everything was done professionally and so organized. Ramy the tour guide and Sunil must be your best team members! Ramy is the best. This guy needs a medal ... so educated, kind, sociable! We loved our trip and can’t wait to find a good Greece offer with you guys for next year !Stephanie H. Kew Gardens, NY
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
It was wonderful, amazing. Everything was perfect!Lori G. Oak Ridge, TN
Dear Maria, Our Tour of Dubai was amazing, covering so many places and experiences. The Tour Leader, Kris, was informative, entertaining, and willing to extend herself to cover everyone's needs. We will be recommending Gate1 Travel to all of our friends.Pauline H. Victoria, AU
Had a wonderful time. It was hard to believe that 20 years ago; Dubai was a desert. All the buildings were above my expectations. The Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi is something to behold. Both hotels were beautiful and our guide Attia was fantastic and went into great detail everywhere we went.John W. Clearwater, FL
My trip was phenomenal, amazing, mind blowing and spectacular...As it being my first time traveling with gate 1 travel I must say my expectations were beyond met plus more. Gate 1 travel took care of literally "everything" and it made for the traveler to do what is most important enjoy the trip...Our tour guide Chris was amazing she is very good at her job and made for a fun trip. Was very informative on the history of UAE. Our bus driver was so kind and punctual such a kind hearted individual. Upon arrival Sunil was so courteous, accommodating and thoughtful I never expected to be welcomed with such kindness. I wont lie when I first booked with gate 1 travel I was soooo skeptical but a few days during the trip I was already searching for my next adventure. I always wanted to travel for a living and although that dream is far and wide I can somewhat live it out through gate 1 services...I definitely will be taking another trip with gate 1 again once I save up enough but until then I will let my imagination take me on a adventure.Qudus I. Portage, IN
I LOVED it!!! The tour guide was incredibly informative and it’s an absolutely fascinating place to visit. My first trip with Gate1 but it won’t be my last. And thanks to you and all the others at Gate1 who do such a great job taking care of the logistics, arrangements, communications with the customer, etc.Rita W. Sacramento, CA
Our trip to Dubai was by far the most amazing trip I have ever taken! We were both absolutely fascinated by the country, the architecture and the history. Everything went so smoothly from the moment we landed to the day we left. The hotels were beautiful, the food was amazing and there are not enough accolades for our guide, Attyia. His knowledge of the area was absolutely mind-boggling. He had an answer to every question asked (and there were plenty!) and kept everything perfectly on schedule. Everyone agreed he was the best guide any of us have ever had. Since returning I have told so many people about this tour and many who had no desire to visit there are now planning on going next year. I may ever consider going again! Once again, Gate 1 lived up to our expectations and more. Can't wait to do another trip!Natalie G. Gilbert, AZ
It was the trip of a lifetime! I tried to post a review but could not find it on the site. Our guide Attia was so knowledgeable, explaining culture and religion, and the history of the region. We feel like we were immersed in a college course! The tours covered so many interesting sites every day. We so enjoyed 2 optional tours especially the dessert excursion, an experience not to be missed. We loved Dubai, until we got to Abu Dhabi, which we loved even more! Thank you from all of us,Dolores G. Merrick, NY
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
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
I loved it! Loved seeing Dubai! Thought everything was taken care of at the airport, the hotel was great and Gigi our tour guide was fantastic. The side tours were engaging. Would defiantly go on another Gate one tour again.Mary S. Everett, WA
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
The trip was fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Dubai and Abu Dhabi were very nice and the Guide was extremely positive and enthusiastic. I loved Jordan, the Guide was witty and interesting, the hotels were all impressive, the service was impeccable at all three Marriotts, though Amman and the Dead Sea were especially good and I loved the historical and biblical aspects of Jordan. As has been my experience, Gate 1 came through in flying colors.Padrick P. Port St. Lucie, FL
It was awesome, we had a wonderful time. Dubai is a very unique place, we had no issues and gate 1 made it easyTyson B. Ann Arbor, MI
Fabulous—One of our best (and we’ve been to 56 countries). Attia was undoubtedly the best tour guide we have EVER had.Gerard W. Cockeysville, MD
Wonderful, wonderful trip!...The local office manager, guides, and drivers are top-nothch professionals and ensured that everyone was taken care of!Jeffrey G. Katy, TX
Trip was one of the kind. I really have to commend Omar, our tour guide in Jordan. He is well knowledge, caring and always on top of everything. The experience fantastic!! Everybody was caring and everything was a planedZunilda C. Aventura, FL
Gate 1 did a superb job as usual. Great itinerary, well planned and executed. The tour guide Shalini was very knowledgeable, helpful and ensured that Vegetarian meals were made available to me wherever possible. Now we are starting to plan for another vacation with Gate 1 possibly to Jordan, Israel or a combination of both! Many thanks for offering great vacations at affordable prices!Anu D. Mississauga, ON, CA
Thank you so much. Our trip was exceptional! We had the best tour guy ever. The hotel was excellent and food was delicious. We had a great time in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.Netsanet F. Beaumont, CA
Trip went off without a hitch. We were surprised at the efficiency, not used to being walked through airports. The air you booked was perfect. Tour guide in Dubai (Lourdes) was way over the top outstanding. In fact, we think Gate 1 should hire her to teach and inspire other tour guides.Mary R. Stephenville, TX
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
Thanks Joanne. It was Awesome!!! Thanks for making this a problem free vacation. Everything was well organized and amazing. Lulu was amazing. We had lots and lots of fun.Colleen Mae W. Bronx, NY
Our trip was wonderful. Both tour guides (Adina in Israel and Faddy in Jordan) were great. Listening to Adina was enjoyable, she's a great story teller, full of knowledge. Faddy had a great sense of humor, lot's of knowledge. Both made our trip special. We've traveled with Gate 1 three times now and never had any problems. We would recommend Gate 1 to anyone.Dimitrie K. Ontario, Canada
It was a trip of a lifetime!!! It was so much fun! All your guides are always wonderful but Kazmin (not sure how to spell his name) in Jordan was beyond exceptional. He had the best sense of humor and made Jordan unforgettable!! I am recommending this trip to everyone I talk to :) Thank you Gate 1 Travel for the wonderful memories!!!Stacie R. Federal Way, WA
Physically challenged yet quite an experience, so glad that I did the tour this year while physically fit. Ancient history, cultures & religious faiths are quite amazing. At last I overcome Petra! & Jerusalem was fantastic! Overall, I love it! Thank you again for your excellent service & care.Alice L. Fresh Meadows, NY
My trip to Dubai was amazing. The best trip I have taken with Gate 1 so far. :) The attention from the Gate 1 personnel was great like always and our tour guide Lourdes was very knowledgeable. I couldn't think twice to take another trip to Dubai with Gate 1.Lynec C. Miami, FL
The trip was fantastic. The hotels were great and a lot better than we expected. The tour guide was amazing and knowledgeable. Thank you very much for providing affordable trips! We are looking forward next trips with your company soon.Lien N. San Jose, CA
The entire trip was very insightful and enjoyable experience from the information provided by the tour guides to the counties visited. It was undeniably the best trip we have ever taken. This trip proved that one must visit a place to truly appreciate it's wonder. We look forward to our next trip with Gate 1 Travel. Thank you again. Hashim who guided us through Jordan and Adina thorough Israel were better than anyone could ever expect.Halina G. Burbank, IL
It was fantastic! We had a great time, everything was PERFECT!! Shannaz and the drivers and the greeters did a GREAT job!! We enjoyed the good guidance and information, the welcome reception, etc. The whole trip went well, we had a wonderful time.Ivonne C. Miami, FL
We had a wonderful time. Appreciate travel tips provided by Gate 1. All guides and drivers were efficient and professional. Hotel was excellent and staff were friendly and provided excellent service, especially Marites in the dining room.Lillian J. Daly City, CA
We had a wonderful time and two great guides. Loved the Marriotts in Jordan. We especially enjoyed Jordan; so much to see that we didn’t realize how much there was beyond Petra. Our guide, Hamiz, was our all-time favorite; he was so knowledgeable and demonstrated a real love and compassion for his country. All the Jordanians we met were so welcoming. We’ve never been thanked so many times for visiting a country.Virginia D. Wdm, IA
Dubai was wonderful. The itinerary was great. Our guide was very personable and shared a wealth of information about the country and culture with us. The highlight of the trip was the masque and desert safari.Cheryl J. Garnerville, NY
Our trip to Dubai and Abu Dhabi over Christmas surpassed every expectation we had. What an eye opener to another part of the world. The trip was very educational. It was packed with activities. The hotel accommodations were top notch. The food was good and varied. The bus driver was experienced and a safe driver. The highlight of the trip was our guide, Attia S., a/k/a Tito. He was bright, educated, well versed in the culture and sights, humorous, and spoke perfect English. If we were a rating service, this Gate 1 trip would be at the top of the scale.Debbie P. Circle Pines, MN
We are still jet lagged and also in awe about the "cultural immersion" tour of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The cultural diversity of these two mega cities was something that we did not expect to see, especially in this part of the world. Nearly 85 percent of the population is comprised of expatriate workers. This is our second tour with Gate 1 Travel and we will gladly do it again. Credit goes to our knowledgeable tour guide Mr. Attia from Egypt.Edgar S. Fairfield, CA