With its iconic skylines of high-rises and world famous beach resorts, the United Arab Emirates has become a favorite for family holidays and city breaks. Landmark tourist attractions such as Dubai’s Burj Khalifa and Abu Dhabi’s modern Sheikh Zayed Mosque have branded the UAE as the most modern luxury destination.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in place in the U.A.E., the following itinerary includes private transfers and tours based on a maximum of 3 customers from the same family sharing the vehicle. For customers travelling together but not from the same family, a maximum of 2 passengers are allowed to share vehicles with the driver and tour guide. For additional travelers, larger vehicle types will be required and package price will vary.

INCLUSIONS

  • Meet & Assist upon arrival at Dubai International Airport
  • Dubai Airport – Hotel – Dubai Airport Return Transfers by standard private car
  • 7 nights’ accommodation at above mentioned hotels (or similar) in double occupancy
  • 7 breakfasts at hotel
  • 1 dinner during Evening desert safari
  • Private city tours as listed in the above itinerary including French or English Speaking Guide (both languages available) wherever applicable
  • Evening desert safaris are operated in shared 4WD with English speaking safari guide

Not included · International airfare and airport taxes · Gratuities to hotel personnel, guides and drivers · Beverages · Optional excursions. Potential PCR test (subject to change) for Abu Dhabi city tour. Tourism Dirham Fee will be charged to the guest directly at check-out:
USD 2.75 per room per night for 3* hotels
USD 4.11 per room per night for 4* hotels
USD 5.50 per room per night for 5* hotels

 

Price in CAD per person, double occupancy – starting from : HOWARD JOHNSON BUR DUBAI HILTON GARDEN INN-EMIRATES MALL GRAND HYATT
 DAILY DEPARTURES 2021  3*  4*  4+*
     
January 15 – April 18 2149 2449 2749
April 19 – 30 2149 2449 2299
May 1 – September 30 1999 2049 2299
Closed for SALE:
Gulf Food: 21-25 Feb, 2021
Arab Health: 21-24 Jun, 2021. Big 5: 12-15 Sep 2021
Single room supplement or traveler On request

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DAY 1 DUBAI


Meet and greet by our representative and transfer to your hotel.
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DAY 2 DUBAI – TRADITIONAL DUBAI CITY TOUR


Duration – Half Day / 6 hours
Available with French or English speaking guide
This is a must-do tour in Dubai! Learn more about Dubai’s rich history and tradition on a tour of the old city. See merchant traders around Dubai Creek, get an insight into times gone by at the Dubai Museum and browse the famous Souks.
Start the tour with a drive through Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina with great photo opportunities. Drive along ‘Beach Road’ with photo stops at the iconic Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Mosque. Continue to Zabeel Palace for a photo-stop and onward to the traditional side of Dubai. Stroll through Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood known for its wind-tower architecture. Visit the Dubai Museum. Take a traditional abra (water taxi) ride crossing Dubai Creek. Follow our entertaining guide through the Spice and Gold Souks. Lunch is not included in the tour price. (B)
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DAY 3 DUBAI - ABU DHABI CITY TOUR


Duration – Full day / 10 hours (departure time 09:00)
Available with French or English speaking guide
Note: As of September 2020, travel restrictions are in place for anyone crossing the Dubai/Abu Dhabi border. A negative PCR test is mandatory to be allowed access into the Capital. The price of the PCR test is not included in this package, a supplement will apply. This measure can be revised at any time, we will keep you updated of any changes.
Explore the panoramic sights and grand landmarks of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, on a full day tour. Arriving in Abu Dhabi, drive along the Abu Dhabi Corniche. Visit Abu Dhabi’s Presidential Palace, Qasr Al Watan* (entrance on supplement). Stop at Marina Mall for lunch at one of the cafes. Lunch is not included in the tour price due to the variety of options available. Pass the tree lined area of Al Bateen and the royal palaces.Explore the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Leaving Abu Dhabi behind, return to Dubai in the late afternoon (B)
* Entrance to Qasr Al Watan: USD12 per person
Choose to upgrade your Abu Dhabi city tour with either a visit of Louvre Abu Dhabi or some time at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.
Louvre Abu Dhabi tickets: USD15 per person.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi general admission: USD66 per person
Tour might need to be extended beyond 10 hours depending on time spent at each attraction. Additional hours charge will apply accordingly.
IMPORTANT: VISITOR – CODE OF CONDUCT
Dress Code and Conduct for the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
No shorts and skirts must be ankle length. No tight clothing, no swimwear and no beachwear. Shoes will be removed before entering the mosque, so we recommend slip off shoes. Headscarf for ladies is essential (these can be provided when you arrive).Intimate behavior; i.e. holding hands or kissing is not acceptable in a Muslim place of worship. For safety and respect to worshippers, visitors should stay within the areas of the mosque that are permitted and not roam freely around. Smoking and food are not allowed in the mosque area. Visitors are requested not to touch the Holy Quran (Holy Book) and other architectural elements inside the main prayer hall. Children are to be supervised at all times by parents. Personal safety must be observed at all times. (Note: The architecture includes several reflective pools and should be avoided at all times by children).
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DAY 4 DUBAI – EVENING DESERT SAFARI


Morning at leisure.
Duration – Afternoon / Tour departure time (approx) – 1500 hrs
Available in English only
The iconic Dubai desert experience that can’t be missed. Watch the sun go down on a dune drive in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Arrive at our traditional Bedouin-style camp where an entertaining evening and delicious dinner await. Leave your hotel and the city behind; drive into the desert with our entertaining safari guide in a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Enter the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and enjoy the fun of a dune drive. At sunset, stop for panoramic photos. Arrive at our Bedouin-style camp to a traditional welcome of Arabic coffee and dates. Entertainment for the evening includes a camel ride and henna hand-painting. Watch a variety of entertainment performances (entertainment may vary during Ramadan and religious holidays). Optional souvenirs and photos are available for purchase. Move to the seating area and enjoy an Arabic style, three-course barbeque buffet. Soft drinks included. Upgraded beverage package available on request. Star-gaze at the desert sky before returning to your hotel (B/D)
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DAY 5 DUBAI – SHARJAH CITY TOUR


Duration – Half Day / 6 hours
Available with French or English speaking guide
Dress Code: Modest dress is required for the mosque visit. Explore the cultural sites of Sharjah, rich in art and tradition on a half day tour. Visit the magnificent Al Noor Mosque and learn more about local culture and traditions on a guided visit. Photo-stop at Sharjah’s popular landmarks – the Blue Souk and Union Monument. The Blue Souk architecture reflects that of a traditional Arabic bazaar and houses over 600 shops selling jewelry, perfumes and souvenirs. The Union Monument featuring seven seashells symbolize the union of the seven emirates that took place on 2nd December 1971.
Visit the awe-inspiring Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization to learn more about aspects of ancient science, discoveries, culture and art and browse the impressive selection of 5,000 artefacts. Stop to admire the ruler of Sharjah’s architectural prowess at the Sharjah’s Cultural Roundabout (B)
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DAYS 6-7 DUBAI – 2 FREE DAYS AT LEISURE


Days at Leisure in Dubai
Additional activities can be proposed and booked on request. We recommend spending a day at Aquaventure Waterpark, located at Atlantis, The Palm. The Dubai Mall also offers a large variety of shopping, dining and entertainment for any taste and budgets. Naturally, there’s plenty to do and explore. End your day watching the enchanting Dubai Fountains with a show every 30 minutes from 6pm till late. You can also opt for Dubai’s latest show in La Perle, hosted all year round in its purposely built water theatre. (B)
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DAY 8 DUBAI


Check out from your hotel and transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

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