The United Arab Emirates is often just thought of as a place to stopover by travelers. However, those who see the country as nothing more than a superficial pit stop is missing out. Beyond the skyscrapers of Abu Dhabi and between the malls in Dubai, a vast range of real-world adventures is waiting. Take a camel ride among the dunes of the desert or rent a helicopter. Have dinner with Bedouins or eat with the fish in the restaurant aquarium. Get gold bars from vending machines or go to a traditional spice bazaar.
Dubai is a city in the United Arab Emirates known for its modern architecture, luxurious shopping, and vibrant entertainment scene. Dubai tours include everything from desert safaris and dune bashing to city sightseeing tours and visits to world-famous landmarks like the Burj Khalifa and the Palm Jumeirah. Tourists can also enjoy water sports, shop in traditional souks or modern malls, learn about Dubai's cultural heritage at museums and historic sites, and sample the city's diverse cuisine. Dubai tours cater to a variety of interests and provide a one-of-a-kind travel experience that combines modernity and tradition.
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. Your tour concludes after breakfast this morning. You will be transported to the airport for your return flight at the appropriate time.
This Luxury hotel near Barsha Heights, previously known as Tecom, enjoys an outstanding location in the heart of new Dubai and its proximity to the city’s beaches, shopping malls, tourist destinations, and leisure attractions makes it an ideal venue for holiday seekers. Creating memorable stay experiences is a priority at the Grand Millennium Dubai hotel where the contemporary interiors of 337 rooms are met with warm hospitality and immaculate levels of service to make every stay a unique and unforgettable one. Grand Millennium Dubai also caters to business travelers looking for a comprehensive venue to fulfill all their meeting and business trip requirements. Both leisure and business travelers alike, can unwind at the hotel's own spa comprising of the finest products, an outdoor and indoor Jacuzzi, a wet spa area, temperature controlled swimming pool, and a fully equipped health club. The spa therapists are renowned for performing the most indulging signature spa treatments as well as Moroccan Hammam which is one of the most popular treatments in the region. For all those who truly enjoy a spectacular dining experience, Toshi Pan Asian restaurant promises to impress them to a different level with Eight Asian cuisines under one roof with an open show kitchen along with numerous theme nights that magically indulge you in the richness of what the Asian cuisine has to offer. The Belgian Beer Café, is another famous venue valued by many U.A.E residents and visitors alike. Its art-nouveau interiors along with its extensive menu selection inspired by authentic Belgian dishes as well as massive screens featuring live sports make this venue an ideal lunch or after-work gathering spot. An all-day-dining option with an extensive theme night buffet selection is available at the Atrium restaurant designed with a Grand Venetian touch completed with a modern style. In-house guests can also enjoy the exclusive feature of the hotel's own G-Theatre a cinema featuring the latest shows and family movies.
- 06 Night's accommodation in TWN/DBL sharing basis at listed hotels or similar
- Daily Breakfast,
- 4WD Desert Safari including BBQ dinner
- 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
- 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
- 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
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Planning a trip to 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.
Payment Policy & Insurance
Deposit: US$ 300 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)
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 partnered with Trip Mate for U.S. residents to offer a Travel Protection Plan, which includes insurance benefits and non-insurance travel assistance services. This plan includes trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical evacuation and repatriation, accident and sickness medical expenses (COVID-19 is covered the same as any other sickness), baggage and personal effects baggage delay, and travel delay coverage. It also includes non-insurance travel assistance services provided by Generali Global Assistance's 24-hour, 365 days a year.
- 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.
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.
Voyages Hub reserves the right to levy a surcharge commensurate to the fuel increase at the time of operation of this movement.