Join the "Blackout" Dubai 2015
Nov 10, 2015
Depart Washington Dulles on Emirates 232 at 10:10am
Nov 11, 2015 Arrive Dubai
Arrive Dubai at 8:00am (Flight time: 12 hours and 50 minutes)
On arrival you will be met by our representative, assisted to your transfer vehicle and transferred to your accommodation.
Accommodation: Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf: ( 6 nights)
Set in the heart of the Arabian Peninsula and boasting an exquisite view of the city skyline, the Dubai Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf elevates 5-star hotel hospitality, comfort and style to a new level for business and leisure guests. Our full-service hotel features 351 exquisite guest rooms and suites with thoughtful amenities like luxurious bedding, an in-room safe, a mini bar, high-speed Internet and LED flat-screen TVs. Other facilities at our 5-star hotel in Dubai include a rooftop pool, gymnasium, male and female steam rooms and four treatment rooms. We also offer more than 1,100 square metres of functional meeting and event space. The Dubai Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf serves delicious international cuisine, with a choice of seven restaurants, lounges and bars.
After storing your luggage at the hotel, you will begin your tour.
Half Day Old Dubai Tour:
Dubai is a city that provides a new setting at every turn, richly mixing together the old and the new; it is without a doubt the leading tourist destination in the Middle East. Dubai is a city of ages that rises out of the desert and crowns the gulf coast with its presence. Our route takes us to the magnificent view of Dubai
Creek, passing by the heritage area of Bastakia, with its fascinating old Wind Towered Houses built by wealthy merchants. We will have our stop at the 180 years old Fort Al Fahidi. Here Dubai Museum records the city's past with all its developing stages. We continue our journey by Abra - traditional boat, to cross the Creek towards the Spice Market followed by Gold Souk.
In our way to the most luxurious hotel in the world Burj Al Arab we will stop for a photo shoot next to Jumeirah Mosque, an architectural landmark of Dubai.
Nov 12, 2015 Modern Dubai tour B
Depart your hotel after breakfast.
Modern Dubai offers visitors a diverse experience from the unforgettable charm of traditional souks to inspiring modern skyscrapers. Start with the world's tallest building "Burj Khalifa" situated right next the one of the world's largest shopping malls, Dubai Mall, where you will have the opportunity to experience " At The Top" Begin your vertical ascent to the observation deck in a high-speed elevator, traveling at 30 feet per second. As the doors open, floor-to-ceiling glass walls provide a breath-taking unobstructed 360-degree view of the city, desert and ocean. You will visit the aquarium, and experience the exotic wonders of aquatic life first-hand through breathtaking views. Then drive towards Dubai Marina district, which offers an exclusive environment for living, leisure and business followed by the world`s largest man-made island, that has captured the world's imagination with its magnificent scale and ingenuity, called The Palm Jumeirah. Have a photo stop opposite the luxurious Atlantis The Palm Hotel a magnificent, oceanic tribute to a mythological age.
Then head to the Mall of the Emirates and Ski Dubai. Ski Dubai is an indoor ski resort featuring a 300 foot high indoor mountain with 5 slopes of varying steepness and difficulty, including a 1200 foot long black run. A quad lift and tow bar carries skiers and snowboarders up the mountain.
Nov 13, 2015 Day at leisure. BD
4WD Desert Safari and dinner.
Our safari gives you an opportunity to see the golden sand dunes of Arabia on 4-wheel drives where you experience the thrill of a life time - roller coaster ride on the sand dunes. While on the journey, you stop on the highest sand dune to view the beautiful sunset for taking some breathtaking photographs and to refresh yourself with a mineral water. We then continue the drive to our Bedouin Campsite, right in the heart of the desert, where henna design, local dresses, soft drinks, water, tea or coffee are available for your enjoyment.
Try your hands on some camel rides and Hubbly Bubbly (water pipe) in different flavors that suit your taste. Adding to the atmosphere of the night, an enchanting belly dancer performs a fascinating dance to a rhythm of Arabic music. To top it all, the delicious BBQ buffet dinner including wine is served.
Nov 14, 2015 Abu Dhabi tour B
Today head to neighbouring Emirate Abu Dhabi to explore.
Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates. You will be mesmerized by the grandness of the majestic Grand Mosque - the third largest mosque in the world. Visit the Cultural Foundation at the heart of the city next to the famous Union Square, that gathers symbolic themes inspired by the customs of the country. After a drive along the Corniche, visit the Heritage Village, specially
designed as reminder of the past. Next, visit Ferrari World, the world’s first Ferrari theme park and largest attraction of its kind. The park pays tribute to the passion, excellence, performance and technical innovation that Ferrari has established over the years and represents today. Step past the main gates into an intense multi-sensory experience celebrating all things Ferrari. Experience the race, the culture, the indulgence and history like no one has before. Ferrari World hosts over 20 state-of-the-art attractions, each designed to bring various facets of the Ferrari story to life. You’ll see Maranello from Enzo’s eyes, feel the rush of speed as the G-force takes over, or learn from the legends themselves in the factory or at the pit stop. It’s not just a park but an immersive experience that will spark the Ferrari spirit inside you. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy shopping at the Abu Dhabi Marina Mall with its unique revolving restaurant (advance booking is required). This stop concludes your tour of the emirate that is so like Dubai, and yet so different.
Nov 15, 2015 Day at leisure. B
Optional Frying Pan Adventures Food & Culture Tour
Join us as we wind our way through Dubai’s most historic streets, exploring, tasting and savoring plates of rich ethnic culture that get served up in Old Dubai everyday.
Embark on a multi-course tasting trail with a long-time resident who is passionate and knowledgeable about the multi-cultural gastronomic heart of old Dubai. We are the most unabashed food history nerds in the city.
Feel the ''pulse'' of a down-to-earth older neighbourhood, far removed from the glitz and glam of touristy new Dubai.
These areas have been home ground for our families since the 80’s.
Visit authentic eateries, interact with local vendors and chefs, and taste cherry-picked dishes that sate your hunger for food, stories and culture. Be it a preserved lime-infused Emirati platter, crunchy-moist Palestinian falafels or messy Indian snacks, we have you covered.
Glean interesting cultural, culinary, and historical facts about the dishes on the trail.
Nov 16, 2015 Day at leisure. B
Optional Cultural Centre Lunch
Join us for a traditional Emirati lunch at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding in the ambience of our wind tower house. Located in the Al Bastakiya trading village in the Al Fahidi Historic District, one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Bur Dubai. Enjoy a meal with local flair while chatting with an Emirati host about UAE culture, customs and religion.
Optional Evening Catamaran Barbeque Cruise
Tonight we enjoy a ‘Farewell to Dubai’ dinner on one of Dubai’s famous floating restaurants.
Traverse the glistening waters of the Arabian Gulf on board a luxury catamaran, before sitting down to a delicious barbecue dinner as the sun sets in the distance. The ultimate combination of relaxation and recreation.
Nov 17, 2015 Depart Dubai
You will be transferred to the airport for departure. Depart Dubai on Emirates 231 at 2:20am Arrive Washington Dulles at 8:10am (flying time 14 hours and 50 minutes
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