JUMEIRAH PALM, DUBAI
DUBAI AND ABU DHABI
DUBAI AND ABU DHABI
DUBAI: Besides being the largest cities in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai and Abu Dhabi are also the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Along with innumerable plush hotels and resorts, they also house a bewildering array of restaurants, nightclubs and shopping malls.
Home to some of the world’s tallest buildings, Dubai is literally a city of skyscrapers. These include the world’s highest building, the Burj Al Arab, and the tallest hotel, the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai. The Dubai Mall is considered to be the largest shopping mall in the world, the Dubai Mall has over 1200 stores, 200 eateries, a mammoth aquarium, an ice rink, an indoor theme park and a 22-screen movie multiplex. It’s also home to the Dubai Fountain, the biggest dancing fountain in the world, which shoots water jets to a height of 150 meters, accompanied by lights and music.
Dubai’s wealth and glamour have attracted a host of celebrity chefs from around the world. The city’s restaurants offer a wide selection of international cuisines and unique experiences.
ABU DHABI: The name Abu Dhabi means 'Land of the Gazelle' in Arabic. The story goes that the emirate was founded when a young antelope led a wandering tribe to fresh water on an island with no more than 300 Barasti (palm frond) huts, a few coral buildings and the Ruler's fort. That modest island settlement has since been transformed into the modern, cosmopolitan, high-rise capital of the United Arab Emirates. The gorgeous archipelago offers a mix of ancient history, rich culture and heritage, stunning nature, beautiful beaches, high-end luxury, surprising wildlife, family-friendly adventure, world-class shopping, renowned golf courses and a welcoming atmosphere.
EXCLUSIVE EMIRATES EXPLORATION TOUR 2023-
Flights are separate and non-stop from Orlando to Dubai. If you choose to do your own air and you are not on this set of flights, you will be required to obtain your own airport/hotel transfers in each direction.
3/15/23- EMIRATES #220 Orlando-Dubai depart 9:00pm-7:10pm+1
3/22/23- EMIRATES #219 Dubai-Orlando depart 3:05am-11:10am
FLIGHTS ALSO AVAILABLE ON EMIRATES AIR NON-STOP FROM JFK, ORD, BOS, EWR, LAX, MIA. LAND ONLY PRICE AVAILABLE IF YOU BOOK YOUR OWN AIR.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15Depart Orlando Airport on Emirates non-stop flight #220 to Dubai, leaving at 9:00pm, arriving at 7:10pm on March 16th. Transfer to hotel, check-in.
THURSDAY, MARCH 16 (B)Arrival, Airport to Hotel transfer, hotel check-in. Day at leisure.
FRIDAY, MARCH 17- (B,L)Breakfast at hotel. We embark on a 1/2 day Dubai City Tour. Visit Bastakiya, Spice Souq & Gold Souq, Abra Ride & Jumeirah Mosque. Entrance to the Burj Al Arba Hotel, the Emirates Palace and the Burj Khalifa. After enjoying a wonderful local lunch, we return to our hotel. Evening at leisure.
SATURDAY, MARCH 18 (B,L)Breakfast at hotel. Day at Leisure. Group evening dinner with transfers.
SUNDAY, MARCH 19 (B,D)Breakfast at hotel. Full day tour to Abu Dhabi. We visit Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Corniche, Qasr Al Watan and a photo stop at Ferrari World.
The sublime Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world and an architectural treasure of contemporary UAE society. Before entering the holy place, women must cover their decollete and hair. Men and women should wear long sleeves and long trousers (or skirt). All visitors must avoid sheer fabric and transparent clothing.
After lunch we had to the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum. In 2007, France and Abu Dhabi came together to open the Louvre of Abu Dhabi to represent the dynamic nature of the contemporary Arab world. The museum was designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel to celebrate Abu Dhabi's location between land and sea, as well as its traditional Arab architecture. Your ticket will allow you to visit the galleries, the exhibitions, the children's museum and also the public space beneath the dome. Return to your hotel for overnight.
Return to your hotel for a free afternoon and overnight.
MONDAY , MARCH 20 (B,D)Breakfast at hotel.
EVENING DESERT SAFARI WITH DINNER (B,D) The evening desert safari tour in Dubai is breathtaking in its own right. You're guaranteed to leave with lifelong memories, whether from thrilling activities or delicious meals served while you wait. Here, we focus on the advantages of choosing an evening desert safari. Before going to the Bedouin camp to see traditional art forms, choose from a variety of adventure activities. A delicious meal featuring both local and international cuisine, and shows will cap off your adventure. Experience the thrills of the sand dunes and witness spectacular sunset views during your Evening Desert Safari Dubai Tour. Upon reaching the camp in the desert, a traditional Arabian welcome awaits you. Enjoy the authentic Arabian ambiance at this typical good-quality Bedouin campsite, with traditional Arabian carpets, low tables, and cushions for comfortable seating and relaxation with dinner and belly dancing entertainment.
TUESDAY, MARCH 21 (B,D)Breakfast at hotel. Afternoon transfer to a day of shopping at the 2nd largest mall in the world. THE DUBAI MALL. This evening we all meet for a farewell dinner a Fountain View Lebanese Restaurant, Abdel Wahab.
WEDSDAY, MARCH 22 (B)Early, Early check-out and head to airport by 1:00am
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR JOINING TOUR:
*You must be FULLY vaccinated to enter the UAE
*If you are not fully vaccinated, an additional negative PCR or anti-gen tests taken 48 hrs prior to departure will be required for entry
*Your passport must be valid for at least 6 month past your scheduled return date.
*$800.00 pp deposit is due at time of booking. $300.00 of that deposit is non-refundable
*FINAL PAYMENT IS DUE ON OR BEFORE DECEMEBER 21ST.
*Your final payment is NON-REFUNDABLE, unless you have insurance and cancel due to a "covered reason" or purchase CFA insurance or "cancel for any reason".
*This tour price is based on a minimum of 20 full paying passengers. Price is subject to adjustment if group falls below 20 full paying passengers.
*This is a small group departure, no more than 26 passengers.
*Final confirmations, tickets, passes and entrance fees are not guaranteed to Carlson Maritime Travel until final payments are made.
*TRAVEL INSURANCE IS MANDATORY FOR VISITING THE UAE. A group policy is not available for this group, please ask us for an individual quote. If you are covering pre-existing conditions, you must purchase your insurance within 7 days of making your deposit.
QASR AL WATAN, ABU DHABI