7 Day Classic Dubai from $1499*

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights NYC-Dubai
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 5 nights Dubai
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 7 meals: 5 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • Dubai City Tour
  • Abu Dhabi City Tour
  • Traditional Dhow Dinner Cruise
  • Burj Khalifa

How to Book

  • Purchase your Groupon Getaways vouchers.
  • To redeem your voucher call 1 (800) 682-3333. Our reservations center is open Monday through Friday 9am-9pm EST, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm. Please have the passport names and vouchers of each traveler handy.
  • Remember to mention that you are calling in regards to the Groupon 7 Day Classic Dubai package and book no later than 1 week after the promotion ends.
  • When making your reservation, be sure to discuss flight options, transfers & optional tours with a reservation specialist.

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Available Dates

2016 Dates & Prices
2016 Dates   Air & Land
Feb 15  (Sold Out) Monday $1689*
Feb 16 Tuesday $1599*
Feb 23 Tuesday $1549*
Mar 01 Tuesday $1499*
Mar 07 Monday $1599*
Mar 08 Tuesday $1499*
Mar 15  (Sold Out) Tuesday $1519*
Mar 21 Monday $1899*
Mar 28 Monday $1599*
Mar 29  (Sold Out) Tuesday $1499*
Apr 05 Tuesday $1499*
Apr 11 Monday $1649*
Apr 12 Tuesday $1499*
Apr 18 Monday $1649*
Apr 19 Tuesday $1499*

*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

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.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This active program covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect from two to three hours walking on some touring days. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps. A few early wake-ups, some between 6 and 7 am. Expect the longest time spent on the bus to be the drive of 2 hours 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.

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Flight Details


Accommodation Details

  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

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, Monday - Depart for the United Arab Emirates
Depart for Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Dubai
Arrive in Dubai, the quintessential land of opulence, wealth and astonishing skyscrapers that stand alongside traditional mosques. Take the rest of the day to rest, relax and acclimate to the adrenaline-charged tempo of this city and your new time zone
Overnight: Dubai

DAY 3, Wednesday - Dubai City
A fabulous day discovering one of the world's most futuristic cities with its dramatic skyline, once a tranquil port of Bedouin traders and pearl divers. Begin with photo stop Dubai's signature landmark, Burj Al-Arab, the celebrated sail-shaped hotel facing the Persian Gulf. Continue the drive on the beach road to the Jumeirah Palm Island. The man-made island, which was built in the shape of a palm tree and houses a lot of residential buildings, villas, and luxury resorts. We drive on until the end of the palm to visit the iconic Atlantis, The Palm Hotel. At the hotel, you'll be surrounded by the astonishing aquarium inhabited by thousands of marine species from around the world. Continue on Shiekh Zayed road for a stop to visit the world’s tallest tower Burj Khalifah, No building in modern history has aroused so much curiosity and intrigue as has Burj Khalifa. While at the top,a guide will help answer all your questions from your vantage point on level 124 of the building. Free time for lunch in Dubai Mall. After lunch, we drive to the oldest part of the city. The Bastakia Area is where old wind-towered houses of wealthy merchants can still be seen. While in that same area, we visit the Dubai Museum in the Al Fahidi Fort, which has survived for two centuries. We continue our 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. Return to the hotel for orientation meeting along with hosted Dinner your fellow travelers and Tour Manager
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Thursday - Abu Dhabi City Tour
Today, an excursion to Abu Dhabi, 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, 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 "oasis". Here, we 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. Tonight, a very special evening with a chance to see the skyline of Dubai from the Creek. Dhows have been the traditional ships used in the UAE for many centuries and tonight 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
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Friday - 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. Or, 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. Stop to watch the beautiful sunset before reaching the Bedouin Campsite. You'll be welcomed with traditional Arabic coffee and might have the opportunity to ride a camel. Then, enjoy a specially prepared Barbecue Dinner, prepared on an open fire. Later, a captivating belly dancer enchants you with her swirling dances under the starlit sky before returning to Dubai
Optional: Half Day Desert Safari (PM)
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Saturday - Full Day in Dubai
Morning and afternoon at leisure for further exploration of this vibrant city. Or, participate in the optional tour to Sharjah, cultural center of the Emirates, known for its major museums, distinctive landmarks and elegant mosques. Visit the Islamic Museum, housing over 5000 artifacts from all over the Islamic World and the Heritage Museum depicting Sharjah's rich and diverse heritage. Time to stroll in the unique covered souk and bargain to your heart's content for jewelry, handicrafts, and carpets before returning to Dubai
Optional: Half Day Sharjah Tour (AM)
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast

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

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

DAY 2, Wednesday - Arrive in Dubai
Arrive in Dubai, the quintessential land of opulence, wealth and astonishing skyscrapers that stand alongside traditional mosques. Take the rest of the day to rest, relax and acclimate to the adrenaline-charged tempo of this city and your new time zone
Overnight: Dubai

DAY 3, Thursday - Dubai City Tour
A fabulous day discovering one of the world's most futuristic cities with its dramatic skyline, once a tranquil port of Bedouin traders and pearl divers. Begin with photo stop Dubai's signature landmark, Burj Al-Arab, the celebrated sail-shaped hotel facing the Persian Gulf. Continue the drive on the beach road to the Jumeirah Palm Island. The man-made island, which was built in the shape of a palm tree and houses a lot of residential buildings, villas, and luxury resorts. We drive on until the end of the palm to visit the iconic Atlantis, The Palm Hotel. At the hotel, you'll be surrounded by the astonishing aquarium inhabited by thousands of marine species from around the world. Continue on Shiekh Zayed road for a stop to visit the world’s tallest tower Burj Khalifah, No building in modern history has aroused so much curiosity and intrigue as has Burj Khalifa. While at the top,a guide will help answer all your questions from your vantage point on level 124 of the building. Free time for lunch in Dubai Mall. After lunch, we drive to the oldest part of the city. The Bastakia Area is where old wind-towered houses of wealthy merchants can still be seen. While in that same area, we visit the Dubai Museum in the Al Fahidi Fort, which has survived for two centuries. We continue our 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. Return to the hotel for orientation meeting along with hosted Dinner your fellow travelers and Tour Manager
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Friday - Full Day in Dubai
Morning and afternoon at leisure for further exploration of this vibrant city. Or, 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. Stop to watch the beautiful sunset before reaching the Bedouin Campsite. You'll be welcomed with traditional Arabic coffee and might have the opportunity to ride a camel. Then, enjoy a specially prepared Barbecue Dinner, prepared on an open fire. Later, a captivating belly dancer enchants you with her swirling dances under the starlit sky before returning to Dubai
Optional: Half Day Desert Safari (PM)
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Saturday - 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. Or, participate in the optional tour to Sharjah, cultural center of the Emirates, known for its major museums, distinctive landmarks and elegant mosques. Visit the Islamic Museum, housing over 5000 artifacts from all over the Islamic World and the Heritage Museum depicting Sharjah's rich and diverse heritage. Time to stroll in the unique covered souk and bargain to your heart's content for jewelry, handicrafts, and carpets before returning to Dubai. Tonight, a very special evening with a chance to see the skyline of Dubai from the Creek. Dhows have been the traditional ships used in the UAE for many centuries and tonight 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: Half Day Sharjah Tour (AM)
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Sunday - Abu Dhabi City Tour*
Today, an excursion to Abu Dhabi, 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, 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 "oasis." Here, we 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
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast

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

*Nov 24 departure will operate reverse itineraries on Days 5 & 6 with Abu Dhabi City Tour on Day 5 and day at leisure with the optional Half Day Sharjah Tour on Day 6. Saadiyat Island Exhibition Centre will be visited instead of Zayed House on the Abu Dhabi City Tour.


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Half Day Desert Safari

Board a 4X4 vehicle and head out towards the highest desert sand dunes for an exhilarating experience. Feel the thrill of what the locals call "dune bashing" as you spiral up and down the enormous golden dunes. Stop to watch the beautiful sunset before reaching the Bedouin Campsite where you’ll be welcomed with traditional Arabic coffee and possibly have the opportunity to ride a camel followed by a specially prepared Barbecue Dinner, prepared on an open fire. Later, a captivating belly dancer enchants you with her swirling dances under the starlit sky before returning to Dubai.

Departs at 3:30 pm. Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel. 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 #4 01 Oct 2013 - 30 Apr 2017 $75
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Half Day Sharjah Tour

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.

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

Day #5 01 Oct 2013 - 31 May 2017 $39
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