Embark on a voyage to the Gem of the Middle East and Uncover the mysteries of the Nile.

Embark on a voyage to the Gem of the Middle East and Uncover the mysteries of the Nile.

Price starting from   $ 5499   $ 5399  JFK

OVERVIEW

A 15-day guided excursion through Dubai and Egypt, including visits to iconic landmarks in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, cruising the Nile River, and sightseeing in Cairo.

Itinerary

Prepare yourself! You are leaving today for Dubai to start your unbelievable Iconic Dubai journey.

Upon arrival in Dubai, claim your bags and proceed toward the arrival hall. Our representative will meet you and assist you with your transfer to the hotel. (Standard check-in time is 3:00 pm).
Check in at the hotel and catch up on your rest. You can unwind or tour the city throughout the remaining part of the day.

Overnight in Dubai

Embark on an immersive journey through Dubai's Jumeirah neighborhood, commencing with iconic landmarks such as the renowned Burj Al Arab. Your excursion encompasses a visit to an art center, a tranquil passage across the new Canal, and an exploration of the splendid Grand Mosque of Jumeirah, rooted in the historic Fatimid era. The itinerary progresses to the Zabeel Palace, the residence of the ruling Al Maktoum family, traversing 'Little Manhattan' with its soaring skyscrapers and the remarkable World Trade Center. Unveil the illustrious history of Dubai's royal residence at Zabeel Palace and bask in the tranquility of the Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque, celebrated for its awe-inspiring architecture.

Dive into Dubai's vibrant culture and history through a guided tour leading you to the captivating old town of Bastakyia.  Explore heritage sites nestled within the Al Fahidi historical neighborhood, adorned with ancient homes and traditional boats lining the streets. Immerse yourself in the essence of Dubai's evolution since 1833 by discovering restored old houses transformed into cafes, shops, cultural hubs, and intimate museums.

Subsequently, embrace the hospitality of the Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) windtower house. Indulge in tasting authentic Emirati cuisine while partaking in award-winning cultural programs that provide insights into life in the United Arab Emirates. Relax in the courtyard on traditional floor cushions, relishing Arabic coffee, dates, and an array of local dishes, including delectable desserts, while engaging in conversations about UAE's rich culture and traditions with your host.

Explore the architectural legacy and historical significance of Dubai's Creek settlement buildings, followed by an exclusive visit to the Ruler's Court Mosque (accessible only to SMCCU guests) for a brief discussion on its importance in Emirati life.

The adventure continues as you cross the Creek aboard an Abra, a charming small taxi boat, offering an unforgettable experience. Conclude your exploration by discovering the renowned gold souk, where dazzling jewelry displays await your admiration. At the conclusion of the tour, you'll be safely transported back to your hotel.

Add-On: Dubai Frame - USD 50 Per person
Visit the trending attraction of Dubai, the Dubai Frame. This iconic building, adorned with magnificent golden decorations, comprises two tall towers, a sky bridge, and a walkway made of glass floor. By utilizing an electrical panoramic elevator to access the Skydeck, you can witness stunning views of the contemporary Dubai skyline, featuring landmarks such as the Burj Khalifa and Emirates Towers towards the South, as well as the historic Old Dubai to the North. Discover the ancient history of the city at the museum on the mezzanine level of the ground floor. There are various exhibits and video presentations that depict the traditional Bedouin lifestyle of the Emirate. Additionally, don't miss the opportunity to explore the future of Dubai at the modern gallery, which can also be found on the mezzanine floor. Here, a virtual metropolis showcases the city's upcoming projects and advancements, providing insights into how people will live, travel, and more. Experience the convergence of three different eras all in one place!

Overnight in Dubai

Enjoy your breakfast this morning. Spend time at leisure by the hotel swimming pool or try spa treatment at the hotel or Visit Jumeirah Beach and enjoy the warm waters of the Arabian Gulf or Visit the Dubai Marina and see the impressive yachts and skyscrapers

Afternoon: Prepare to explore the beauty of the sand dunes in the Lehbab desert on this desert safari tour from Dubai in a 4x4 Land Cruiser. 

In a 4WD vehicle, your safari guide will pick you up from your hotel. On the way, sit back and enjoy the desert scenery. Your tour begins with a drive through the desert.  The desert rest area will be your first stop. As the convoy approaches, take a 25-minute break. While you wait, your safari guide will air down the vehicle's tyres for better driving conditions. On-site, you can choose to participate in an optional quad bike experience.

Then, embark on an exciting 30-45-minute dune drive across the desert. Feel the rush as your driver rides through sand dunes and shows you remnants of Bedouin empires.

The driver will take you deeper into the desert, stopping at a high desert dune for a photo opportunity. As the sun begins to set, enjoy stunning 360-degree views of the desert landscape. Before heading to the desert camp, use this photo stop to try sandboarding (sand-surfing).

Riding a camel over wind-swept dunes transports you back in time. When you arrive at the camp, you will be greeted with traditional Arabic tea and coffee. Enjoy some Arabic sweets and fruits. Try sandboarding and get a one-of-a-kind henna tattoo.

Your safari guide will inform you about the camp's various activities. Take a camel ride, try a shisha pipe, or get Henna tattoos on your hands.

As the night falls, savour a delectable BBQ dinner of kebabs, hummus, and salads, accompanied by sodas, water, and additional drinks from the bar. (Vegetarian options are available on request)

A colourful belly dancing show and Tanura performance, in which fast-spinning dancers whirl across the stage, are on the menu. Don't forget to take pictures of the Arabian falcons that will be present at the camp. Finally, soak up the desert setting as the stars light up overhead and conclude your tour with a 4x4 drop-off at your Dubai hotel.

Overnight in Dubai

Enjoy your breakfast this morning. Later, meet your guide to explore the essence of contemporary Dubai, commencing your adventure at Palm Jumeirah, an artificial island adorned with opulent hotels and the iconic Palm Atlantis resort. Capture the awe-inspiring architectural marvels and pristine beaches, immersing yourself in the extraordinary beauty crafted by human ingenuity. Proceed to the Dubai Marina district, offering an exclusive setting for living, leisure, and commerce.

Continue your journey to the Souk Madinat Jumeirah, an enchanting fusion of tradition and luxury, meticulously designed to replicate an ancient marketplace, emanating a traditional Middle Eastern ambiance. Take pleasure in leisure time for tea or coffee at Madinat Jumeirah Souk.

Embark on a drive along Sheik Zayed Road, flanked by towering skyscrapers, and pause at the Dubai Mall to indulge in the array of fine dining and shopping experiences. Venture into the Burj Khalifa, a majestic steel structure soaring to 828 meters, proudly holding the title of the world's tallest building. Delight in the panoramic vistas from 'At The Top,' the observation deck at Burj Khalifa, accessed via a high-speed elevator traveling at 10 meters per second. As the doors open, revel in unobstructed, breathtaking 360-degree views encompassing the cityscape, desert, and ocean. Savor free time at the Dubai Mall until evening, where you can witness the mesmerizing spectacle of the world's largest dancing fountain synchronized with classical, Arabic, and international melodies. Conclude your evening by being chauffeured back to your hotel after this captivating experience.

Overnight in Dubai

Abu Dhabi, with its natural islands, high-end resorts, cultural landmarks, and remarkable architecture, provides a wide range of options for travelers. Embark on a full-day sightseeing tour from Dubai to explore Abu Dhabi's most iconic attractions! Your day will begin with a pick-up from your Dubai hotel, followed by a drive along the Persian Gulf where you'll learn about one of the wealthiest cities in the world.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the UAE's largest mosque, is a significant place deeply rooted in the country's culture and religion. While wandering through the marbled halls, you will encounter unique treasures such as Swarovski chandeliers, patterned designs, and the world's largest hand-knotted carpet.

A drive along the Abu Dhabi Corniche will offer you a stunning view of the Persian Gulf, its turquoise waters, and the skylines. The Etihad Towers, a striking architectural landmark located on the Abu Dhabi Corniche, provide dining, accommodation, and entertainment options all in one place. The panoramic views of the city, including the Emirates Palace and the Arabian Gulf, from the observation deck, will leave you mesmerized.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Post lunch, visit Qasr Al Watan, a functional presidential palace and a cultural landmark in Abu Dhabi. This palace will enable you to learn more about the traditions that have defined the UAE's history. The palace is also an architectural wonder that houses numerous artifacts and treasures.

After a fun-filled day of sightseeing, enjoy a safe ride back to your hotel, where you'll be dropped off.

Overnight in Dubai

You have a free day in Dubai to spend as you, please. You can explore the city on your own or take part in any of the available activities and tours.  You could also spend the day at a beach, go shopping, or try some local cuisine, alternately pre-book one of our suggested Add-ons. Whatever you choose, make the most of your free day and enjoy your time in Dubai!

Add-on: Inside Burj Al Arab tour: USD 170 Per person
Experience luxury by visiting the most iconic 7-star luxury hotel in Dubai, Burj Al Arab. Enjoy the warm Arab hospitality with a refreshing drink at the luxurious hotel lounge. Listen to the stories about the history and the foundation of Burj Al Arab.
Get escorted to the 180-meter-tall hotel atrium, which is considered the world’s tallest atrium, surrounded by magnificent golden columns. Be guided to the hotel’s most expensive Royal Suite. While you explore the hotel, stop by to capture photographs of the marvelous architectural backgrounds. While at the hotel, visit the experience suite, a specially curated space with digital interactive that lets you relive historical moments. As you move towards the end of the Burj Al Arab visit, savor the taste of dates and coffee.

Add-on: Evening Enjoy Dinner Cruise - USD 95 Per person
Set off on a sightseeing tour of Dubai's city on a cruise and relish a range of delectable dishes at your buffet dinner. Explore the impressive mega yacht and glide past the most iconic attractions that form Dubai's skyline, including the Palm Jumeirah and Atlantis Hotel.
Commence your voyage from the Dubai Marina area and take in the breathtaking sights. Sail over Jumeirah Beach Residence and the Dubai Ferris Wheel before heading towards the Atlantis Hotel, positioned in front of the renowned Palm Jumeirah Island.
Sample various appetizers and food items at the live cooking stations by the yacht pool. As you move into the primary dining area, savor a broad array of local and international flavors. Finally, return to the starting point where your cruise will culminate.

Overnight in Dubai

Your incredible tour of Dubai comes to an end today. You will be transported to the airport for your onward journey to Egypt.

Upon arrival in Cairo, claim your bags and proceed toward the arrival hall.  Our representative will meet you and assist you with your transfer to the hotel. (Standard check-in time is 3:00 pm). Our local representative will assist you with a smooth check-in.

Check-in at the hotel and catch up on your rest. You can unwind or tour the city throughout the remaining part of the day.

Overnight in Cairo

Begin your day with a delightful buffet breakfast at the hotel and then embark on a full-day guided tour to explore one of the Seven Wonders of the world - the Great Pyramids of Giza. These pyramids, which include Cheops, Chephren, and Mycerinus, were once considered by the Greeks to be a marvel of the world. It is astonishing to learn that a single pyramid is constructed from 2.3 million blocks, each weighing around two and a half tons. The sheer enormity of this architectural wonder is enough to leave one in awe, a feeling that countless writers and artists have tried to capture throughout the centuries. The Cheops Pyramid is especially fascinating as its interior burial chambers are open to the public for inspection.

Located close to the Pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza, which dates back to the time of Chephren (2620 BC). This incredible statue, made from natural yellowish limestone and standing at a height of 65 feet and length of 187 feet, is a unique combination of a Pharaoh's head with a lion's body. After visiting the Pyramids, you can take a quick trip to the papyrus institute or a perfume shop.

Lunch will be at a local restaurant, and after that, you will be transported back to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and unwind at your own pace.

Overnight in Cairo

Following your breakfast at the Cairo hotel, our representative will transport you to the airport for your flight to Aswan. Upon reaching Aswan, you will be escorted to the Cruise ship. Following check-in, indulge in a delicious lunch and then proceed to visit The High Dam. This dam was erected in 1960 AD by the Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser to protect Egypt from the flooding of the Nile River.

After that, you will board a motorboat and sail on the Nile to reach the Temple of Philae. This temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, was constructed during the Graeco-Roman period. Your next stop will be The Unfinished Obelisk, which was created from red granite and was dedicated to the god Amun Ra. Once you've completed your tour, you will return to your Cruise ship. The rest of the evening is at your leisure to explore on your own.

You will have dinner and spend the night onboard the Cruise ship.

Overnight on Board the Cruise

You have the morning to yourself in Aswan to do as you wish. For those interested, we highly recommend our optional excursion to the temples of Abu Simbel, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site called the "Nubian Monuments".

For those who choose to remain onboard, you can enjoy breakfast and then join your Egyptologist tour guide to visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Sobek and Haroeris. After returning to the ship, you can enjoy your lunch while admiring the beautiful scenery of the Nile. In the afternoon, you can take a chariot ride to visit the well-preserved Temple of Horus in Edfu with your tour guide. After the tour, you will return to the ship and spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing onboard. Dinner will be served on the ship, followed by an entertaining Egyptian Folkloric Show party in the evening.

Overnight on Board the Cruise

In the morning, we will visit the Edfu Temple, which is devoted to the deity Horus, before having breakfast. After that, the cruise ship will sail to Esna, where we will cross the famous floodgate. Once we reach Luxor, the grand city that was once the capital and known as Thebes, we will explore two of the most impressive temples in Egypt - the Luxor and Karnak temples, which were separated in ancient times by a three-kilometer-long avenue lined with Sphinxes. We will have lunch there and spend the night anchored in Luxor.

Overnight on Board the Cruise

After breakfast, we will check out and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo, you will be transferred to the hotel.  You can opt to join to visit to Khan el Khalili bazaar, the ideal place for some last-minute souvenir shopping.

Overnight in Cairo

Morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Cairo to take you to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. Located in Old Cairo, the museum showcases 50,000 artifacts and will tell you the story of Egyptian heritage and culture. Next, you will visit Saladin Citadel, built in 1183. This huge structure protected Cairo from several enemy attacks. Admire the beautiful city views of Cairo and the desert from the citadel. Listen to interesting stories about its construction and history from your guide. Then, it’s time to enjoy an authentic lunch at a local restaurant. Move to visit the Egyptian Museum, which features artifacts from the Pharaonic period. The museum displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art which is considered the largest and most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamen's collection of treasure, gold, and jewelry which was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before it was discovered in the 1920s when his tomb was discovered. After a memorable day discovering the city, you will be dropped off at your selected location or hotel in Cairo

Overnight in Cairo

Your incredible tour of Egypt comes to an end today. Your tour concludes after breakfast this morning. You will be transported to the airport for your return flight at the appropriate time.

INCLUSIONS

  • 13 Night's accommodation in TWN/DBL sharing basis at listed hotels or similar
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 03 Nights on Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor
  • 1 Lunch in Cairo
  • 4WD Desert Safari including BBQ dinner in Dubai
  • Modern and Traditional Dubai City Tour
  • Admission to Burj Khalifa, Dubai Museum, Qasr Al Watan Palace and Grand Mosque
  • Abu Dhabi day trip including Lunch
  • All meals and entertainment while on board the Nile Cruise
  • Entrance to the attractions as specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation in Deluxe Tourist Vehicle
  • All sightseeing with admissions
  • Services of English-speaking driver & guide
  • International return airfare ex-New York (Please check with us for pricing from other cities)
  • All taxes and surcharges
  • All local applicable taxes

EXCLUSIONS

  • All other meals
  • All other sightseeing or services
  • Gratuities for meals, tourist guides, drivers
  • Visa fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic and other beverages, telephone calls, and laundry
  • COVID-19 testing RT-PCR Fee
  • Local city taxes if applicable to be paid directly at hotels upon check out
  • Any other services or Items not mentioned above as included
  • Tourism Dirham fee of AED 7 to AED  20 (USD 5-15 ) per night on guests staying at hotels
  • Egypt entry Visa Fee $35 Per person

Planning a trip to Dubai and Egypt?

DUBAI:

Visa requirements:  In order to enter these countries, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.

  • We recommend having at least two blank passport pages for entry stamps.
  • There is no visa required for U.S. or Canadian citizens to enter the United Arab Emirates.
  • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.

Culture and customs: Dubai is a conservative city, and it is essential to dress appropriately, especially in public places. It is advisable to avoid wearing revealing clothing, and public displays of affection are not tolerated.

Weather: Dubai has a desert climate, so it is essential to pack appropriate clothing and sun protection. The summer months (June to September) can be extremely hot, and it is advisable to plan indoor activities during this time.

Local laws: Familiarize yourself with local laws and customs, as there are strict penalties for drug offenses, alcohol consumption in public places, and public intoxication.

Language: Arabic is the official language in Dubai, but English is widely spoken in most tourist areas.

Currency: The official currency is the UAE Dirham (AED), and most places accept credit and debit cards. It is advisable to exchange currency or withdraw cash upon arrival.

Transportation: Dubai has an excellent public transportation system, including buses, metro, and taxis. It is advisable to familiarize yourself with the routes and schedules to avoid getting lost.

Electricity: The standard voltage is 220-240V, and the power sockets are the British three-pin type.

Time zone: Dubai is four hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+4).

Safety: Dubai is generally a safe city, but it is advisable to take standard precautions and avoid displaying expensive items in public places.

Ramadan: If you're visiting Dubai during the month of Ramadan, be aware that many restaurants and cafes may be closed during daylight hours, and it's important to be respectful of those observing the fast.

EGYPT:

Visa requirements:

  • In order to enter Egypt (and Jordan on the tour extension), U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.
  • We recommend having at least two blank passport pages for entry stamps.
  • U.S. and Canadian passport holders must obtain a visa in order to enter Egypt. You can purchase your visa at the airport upon arrival for $25. The entry authorities require exact change in crisp, new bills. You can purchase an electronic visa on the Egyptian Electronic Visa Portal website. Passport control officers at ports of entry can verify your e-visa in their systems. However, we advise keeping either a digital or hard copy of your e-visa in case of any system failures.
  • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each destination country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.

Dress code: Egypt is a conservative country, particularly outside of major tourist areas. Dress modestly, covering your shoulders and knees, especially when visiting religious sites.

Climate: Egypt is located in a desert climate, so it can get very hot during the day, particularly during the summer months (June to August). Bring light and breathable clothing, and stay hydrated.

Language: Arabic is the official language of Egypt, but English is widely spoken and understood in tourist areas.

Currency: The official currency of Egypt is the Egyptian Pound (EGP). Credit cards are widely accepted, but it's always a good idea to have some cash on hand.

Culture and customs: Egypt has a rich and complex culture with many customs and traditions. Be respectful of local customs, particularly when visiting religious sites, and avoid public displays of affection.

Transportation: Egypt has an extensive public transportation system, including buses, trains, and taxis. Private tours and drivers are also available.

Electricity: In Egypt, the standard voltage is 220-240 volts, with a frequency of 50 Hz. Electrical outlets in Egypt are Type C (European two-pin), Type F (Schuko two-pin), and Type G (British three-pin). If you're coming from a country with a different voltage, you may need a voltage converter or adapter to use your electronics in Egypt. It's always a good idea to check the voltage requirements of your devices before you travel, and to bring an adapter if necessary. Many hotels in Egypt will have outlets that can accommodate a variety of plug types, but it's always best to check beforehand to avoid any inconvenience.

Food and water: Avoid drinking tap water in Egypt and be cautious about eating food from street vendors.

Time Zone: Egypt is in the Eastern European Time Zone (EET), which is two hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+2).

Safety: Egypt is generally a safe country, but like any major tourist destination, it's important to be aware of your surroundings and take precautions against theft and pickpocketing.

Archaeological sites: Egypt is home to many archaeological sites and museums, which require a certain level of respect and care. Be mindful of your actions and avoid touching or damaging any ancient artifacts or ruins.

Payment Policy & Insurance

Deposit:           US$ 500 per person [Non-refundable / Non-transferrable]
50% Deposit:  140 Days prior departure
Full Balance:    90 Days prior to departure

(Once the deposit is paid, the travelers can then pay any amount on any date. Travelers to ensure that the payment deadlines are met as above)

Insurance Policy

We encourage everyone who books a VOYAGES HUB TOURS package, regardless of age or tour choice, to obtain a travel protection plan. While you intend to take that once-in-a-lifetime trip, illness, family emergencies, and other factors can derail your best-laid plans.

VOYAGES HUB TOURS has teamed up with Travel Guard to provide a Travel Protection Plan specifically designed for U.S. residents. Feel free to email us to receive a quote, without any obligation to commit.

Cancellation Policy

  • From the date of booking to 145 days before departure: $300 per person Non-Refundable / Non-transferrable Deposit + interruption insurance cost (if purchased)
  • 144-120 days before departure: 50% of the cost per person
  • 119- 60 days before departure: 80% of the cost per person
  • 59 days or fewer before departure: No refund is available.

Note:
A person becoming single because of the roommate’s cancellation must pay the single supplement
All payment cut-off dates are firm, and missing deadlines without approved extensions will result in cancellations without refunds being offered. 

PLEASE NOTE

Voyages Hub reserves the right to levy a surcharge commensurate to the fuel increase at the time of operation of this movement.

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