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Deluxe Dubai & Abu Dhabi

DUBAI & ABU DHABI

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  • Duration: 9 days
  • Price: from $2,199

 

   Save up to $1000 per couple!

For a limited time only save up to $1000 per couple on our Dubai and Abu Dhabi tour, the crown jewels of the UAE! Reserve by October 31, 2018 to qualify for the early booking discount. Space is limited so please reserve early for your vacation in Dubai!

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Itinerary at a glance Tour Highlights Your Dubai tour package includes
  • Overnight flight on Emirates Airline
  • 3 nights in Abu Dhabi
  • 4 nights in Dubai
  • Return flight to USA on Emirates Airline
  • Emirates Airline
  • Fish Market (Abu Dhabi)
  • Corniche (Abu Dhabi)
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (Abu Dhabi)
  • Dhow Cruise Dinner (Abu Dhabi)
  • At the Top of Burj Khalifa (Dubai)
  • Lost Chamber (Dubai)
  • Dubai Museum & Abra Ride (Dubai)
  • Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner (Dubai)
  • Round-trip, non-stop flight on Emirates Airline from JFK (add $150 from LAX).
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Tourism Dirham Fee in Dubai
  • Ground transportation
  • Accommodations at deluxe hotels (5-star hotel in Dubai and a top hotel according to Tripadvisor in Abu Dhabi)
  • 9 meals: 7 breakfasts (B) and 2 dinners (D)
  • Comprehensive sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Experienced, English speaking tour director

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Guided Tour Pricing

Pricing includes land and airfare

(Land only pricing available upon request)

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$ 2199

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Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single room supplement is $449.
Los Angeles (LAX) Departures: 
2018 & 2019 Departures: Add $150
Business Class Upgrades: 
JFK/Dubai/JFK on Emirates is $6695 or LAX/Dubai/LAX on Emirates is $7595
For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00-5:30 EST) at 800-337-7773.
Reservations and Payments 
Reservations for your tour to Dubai can be made by phone (1-800-337-7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of $300 per person non-refundable, non-transferable deposit (by check) which must be received within 7 days of reservation. Full payment is due 75 days prior to departure. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. For your Dubai and Abu Dhabi vacation complete booking information and terms & conditions click here.
Day 1
Depart USA.
Your deluxe journey to Dubai and Abu Dhabi begins as you depart New York or Los Angeles today on Emirates Airline.
Day 2
Arrive Abu Dhabi.
Your Emirates Airline flight will land in Dubai in the afternoon (from JFK) and evening (from LAX) where you will be greeted and transported to your deluxe hotel in Abu Dhabi, the vibrant capital and second most populous city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Just 50 years ago, Abu Dhabi was best described as a fishing village, and today, thanks to enormous wealth due to the city’s oil reserves, Abu Dhabi has transformed into a spectacular, attractive, and distinctly Arab city. Upon check in at one of Abu Dhabi’s best reviewed hotels, you’ll have the remainder of the evening at leisure to explore your beautiful hotel or the surrounding area. Southern Sun Abu Dhabi Hotel
Day 3
Abu Dhabi City Tour & Dhow Cruise with Dinner.
You’ll wake up in Abu Dhabi, one of the seven sheikhdoms of the UAE and the largest geographically, making up more than 80% of the UAE’s total area. Known for its impressive skyscrapers and beautifully landscaped parks, Abu Dhabi also strikes a balance by preserving its Islamic heritage and Arab cultural roots. After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll embark on a city tour where you’ll become acquainted with the city’s striking examples of modern architecture, which reflect distinctly Islamic themes captured using modern materials. You’ll learn about the natural resource (oil) that has been so central to the development of Abu Dhabi and the rest of the UAE. You’ll proceed to an authentic Fish Market comes alive with sorters and traders. Then, a drive along the beautiful Corniche will give you a breathtaking view of the city. Later, visit the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a massive yet beautiful structure that is said to be able to accommodate more than 40,000 worshipers. This stop is an absolute “must see” for anyone visiting Abu Dhabi. In the evening, you’ll enjoy a spectacular Dhow Cruise with a festive dinner — the perfect way to appreciate the beauty of the city under moonlight on a traditionally decorated wooden boat. Your vessel will slip silently across the sea overlooking Lou Lou Island and the Emirates Palace Hotel. (B,D)
Day 4
Abu Dhabi.
A day at leisure to explore Abu Dhabi, relax at your beautiful hotel, or perhaps enjoy an optional panoramic tour of Abu Dhabi. Please refer to the “Optional Tours” tab for more detail. (B)
Day 5
Abu Dhabi/Dubai.
This morning you’ll depart for dazzling Dubai, a truly global city that has experienced such a rapid pace of development that perhaps the only constant themes are progress, and excess. Rooted in Islamic tradition, Dubai is a refreshingly open society where it’s easy for visitors from all over the world to feel at ease and immerse themselves in the wide variety of exciting experiences that are possible in Dubai. Arrive in Dubai, and then drive towards the Dubai Marina district, where you’ll marvel at the world’s largest man-made island, the Palm Jumeirah. Next stop is the Lost Chambers within the Atlantis, where you’ll explore a labyrinth of elaborately themed chambers with forgotten artifacts, mysterious scripts, and an array of marine life.  Your tour will conclude at Souk Madinat Jumeirah, a colorful and vibrant market where you’ll have a fantastic view of the famous “7-star” hotel, Burj Al Arab. Afterwards, check into your 5-star hotel located in Deira, the heritage district. The balance of your day is at leisure. Hyatt Regency Dubai (B)
Day 6
Dubai Heritage & Modern Dubai City Tour (including Burj Khalifa “At the Top”)
Dubai is a city that provides a new setting at every turn, richly mixing together the old and the new. passing by Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, one of the city’s most picturesque heritage sites. Then, proceed to Al Fahidi Fort, the oldest standing building in Dubai and home to the Dubai Museum, where you’ll gain an appreciation for the city’s fascinating story of development. Continue your journey by abra (traditional boat), crossing the Dubai Creek towards the Spice Souk (market), followed by the Gold Souk where you’ll have the opportunity to indulge in a bit of shopping. You’ll then shift from “Heritage Dubai” to “Modern Dubai”, which mixes the charm of traditional souks with inspiring modern skyscrapers. Naturally, you’ll start with the world’s tallest building, “Burj Khalifa”, where you’ll have the opportunity to experience the amazing “At the Top” visit. Adjacent to the Burj Khalifa, you’ll visit one of the world’s largest shopping malls, which is home to a spectacular aquarium, designed to world class standards allowing you to experience the exotic wonders of aquatic life first-hand through breathtaking views. (B)
Day 7
Dubai at Leisure or Optional Musandam Cruise.
A full day at leisure in Dubai, where perhaps you’ll decide to go skiing in the Mall of the Emirates, or participate in an optional full day Musandam Cruise. Please refer to the “Optional Tours” tab for more detail. (B)
Day 8
Desert Safari & BBQ Dinner.
After a morning at leisure, you’ll embark on an exciting desert safari! Your safari guides will take you in 4-wheel drive vehicles into the golden sand dunes of Arabia. Savor a beautiful sunset overlooking the desert and then continue on to a Bedouin campsite to enjoy camel riding, Henna design, and more before enjoying a delicious BBQ buffet. To add to the atmosphere of the evening, you’ll be entertained by an enchanting belly dancer performing to classic Arabian rhythms. (B,D)

Day 9
Depart Dubai/Arrive USA.
Bid farewell to Dubai this morning as you transfer to the airport and board your return flight to the USA. Your memorable journey comes to an end as you touch down in the USA later today. (B)

Optional Tours

To enhance and make your visit to Dubai and Abu Dhabi more complete and memorable, your Tour Director will offer optional tours during your stay. Additional optional tours may be added for your enjoyment, and the optional tours listed below may not be available on all departure dates. Payment should be made by cash in U.S. dollars or local currency. You may also pay with credit card. Please note that additional 3% service charge will be charged for Master and Visa card and 5% for American Express. All rates are approximates and are subject to change based on fluctuation of exchange rates and suppliers rates. Note that optional tours are non-refundable.

Abu Dhabi
Day 4: Panoramic Abu Dhabi City Tour ($65 per person, transfers included)
Begin the tour with a visit at the Heritage Village which takes you on a journey to the past to explore life here before oil was discovered. Later, visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi. It is the first museum of its kind in the Arab world: a universal museum that is a cultural beacon, bringing together different cultures to shine fresh light on the shared stories of humanity.
The next stop will be Yas Mall – Abu Dhabi’s ultimate retail experience and home to the region’s largest international department store, and with a direct link to the Ferrari World. Later today return to the hotel.

Dubai
Day 7: Musandam Cruise ($115 per person, lunch, refreshments, & transfers included)
On this full day cruise, you’ll venture out to Oman’s spectacular Musandam Peninsula, passing beautiful scenery of rugged mountains between the border of UAE and Oman. Board your vessel at Dibba Al Byah’s FIshing Port and begin cruising by famous stone houses, fishing villages, beaches, mountains, caves, and the magnificent bays of Musandam. Lunch and refreshments will be served on board. You can relax under the magnificent view of East Coast or enjoy swimming during your scenic cruise experience.

Trip Preparation

FLIGHT INFORMATION

Your flights from the USA to UAE and back are on Emirates Airliner.  We recommend that you check-in 3 ½ hours before departure. 

Date Airline JFK LAX

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2018: Dec. 10

Emirates Airlines

11:00pm

2:30pm

4:30pm 2:00pm
2018: Oct. 29

Emirates Airlines

11:30pm

2:00pm

4:30pm 2:00pm
2018: Nov. – Dec.

Emirates Airlines

11:00pm

2:00pm

3:30pm 1:00pm
2019: Jan. – Feb.

Emirates Airlines

11:00pm

2:00pm

3:30pm 1:00pm
2019: Mar. 4

Emirates Airlines

11:00pm

2:30pm

3:30pm 2:00pm
2019: Mar. 25

Emirates Airlines

11:30pm

2:30pm

4:30pm 2:00pm
2019: Apr. 8, Apr. 22, Jun. 10, Jul. 1, Jul. 15

Emirates Airlines

11:00pm

2:30pm

4:30pm 2:00pm
2019: Apr. 15

Emirates Airlines

11:00pm

2:30pm

4:30pm 2:30pm

Please make sure to allow sufficient time for clearing immigration and customs if you are planning a connecting flight.  We recommend at least 3 ½ hours.  Please keep in mind that flight schedules are always subject to change.

ADVANCE SEAT ASSIGNMENT

Emirates Airline does not assign seats in advance. Seat assignment can only be arranged upon check -in at the airport.

LAND ONLY TRAVELERS

International flights to/from the U.S. are not included. Land only travelers are responsible for arranging the entry and exit flights, as well as their arrival and departure transfers. smarTours cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by air schedule changes and delays. Unused land services are non-refundable.

Main Tour: Land only services start upon independent check in at Abu Dhabi hotel on Day 2 of the itinerary listed on the tour page. Land Only services end after breakfast at Dubai hotel on Day 9 of the itinerary listed on our tour page.

PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION

You must be in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel. All visitors are required to have one blank page on their passports for the UAE entry stamp.  Visa not required for American and Canadian passport holders. Non U.S. citizens should check with the respective consulates as to the most current visa requirements to all their travel destinations. Please remember that it is your responsibility to obtain the necessary travel documents before the trip.

If you are a citizen of a foreign country that requires a visa to the United Arab Emirates, we are able to secure the visa through our UAE land operator at a cost of $100 per person (included on your invoice and paid directly to smarTours with your final payment). You must email the following to uaevisa@smartours.com no later than 75 days prior to your departure and include your travel dates in the subject line. Unfortunately, we cannot accept these documents by mail.

  • *Clear scanned color passport copy (Photograph of the passport will not be allowed).
  • *Passport size (2” x 2”) color picture in JPEG format with below 38 KB size (Not zip file)

TICKETS AND FINAL DOCUMENTS

Your airline tickets along with final instructions and additional travel tips will be sent to you 10 – 7 days before the scheduled departure of your tour.  Please make sure to advise us in case your address changes.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

Immunizations are NOT currently required; however, you should consult your personal physician, local public health authorities or the Center of Disease Control (CDC) as to their suggestions.

CLIMATE & CLOTHING

The UAE has a very warm climate, and we recommend that you bring comfortable clothing. Certain religious sites require a dress code (specifically, long sleeve shirts and long pants or floor length skirts). The temperature in January and February is in the mid 60’s; March, April, November, and December is in the 70’s; May and October is in the 80’s, and September is in the low 90’s.

NON-INCLUDED MEALS

Your Tour Director will be happy to offer suggestions for restaurants for non-included meals. The average cost for dinner (excluding drinks) in a restaurant is about $20-25 per meal per person. Your hotel will accept credit cards for your non-included meals. 

CREDIT CARDS AND LOCAL CURRENCY

Hotels and most stores accept major credit cards.  However, for “street shopping” you will need local currency or U.S. Dollars.  Your hotels will be able to exchange for you cash to local currency. It is recommended that you bring along cash in small denominations.

BAGGAGE

Each passenger may bring one piece of checked-in luggage (suitcase maximum 44 pounds) and one carry-on piece not to exceed 18”x10”x8”. We recommend that you do not over-pack and that you take a variety of separates with climate and comfort in mind.

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by Rachel Wyche on Blank Business Name
Dubai July 2018

Muhammed was an excellent guide.

by Dorothy Hamer on Blank Business Name
Abu Dhabi/Dubai

Didn't want another week to end without informing you about the absolutely wonderful vacation of a lifetime in Abu Dhabi and Dubai!
I cannot express in words the extraordinary tour our group experienced. From the beginning until the actual date of our trip (April 2-10, 2018) my experience with Smartours was phenomenal. Suzanne was wonderful in working with me for my birthday celebration group! She kept us on task and on time with deadlines, And even when it seemed I wasn't going to have enough for the private group, she encouraged me, going the extra mile to make it happen!

Once we arrived, our tour director (Mohammed Saleem) went above and beyond providing our group with exceptional service! He represented Smartours with skill and expertise. He shared his impressive knowledge of culture and history of the region and encouraged us to ask questions about things we didn't understand.
He was patient and kept us together and made sure no one was left behind, and that was no easy task. My travel group was consisted of people of all ages, some in their 20's, 30's, 50's, 60's and 70's. Having the right tour director can make a trip fun and exciting or dull, boring and frustrating. Mohammed was outstanding in engaging everyone in our group. He was truly the best Tour Director "In the WORLD" (inside joke).

I highly recommend taking a PRIVATE group on this excursion. It is truly a wonderful opportunity. We have made new friends and created memories that will last a lifetime! Don't be surprised when you receive a lot of inquiries about other groups wishing to go to Dubai! I have passed along your information to everyone who asks!

Thank you Smartours!

by Roger Silver on Blank Business Name

I was on the Dubai/Abu Dhabi tour from April 10th though the 17th. Tareq was our guide. He was quite an educator, and the tour was very well-organized. The hotels were terrific.

by Linda M. on Blank Business Name
Dubai & Abu Dhabi

I was absolutely amazed at both Abu Dhabi and Dubai. First the Emirates flight was why they are always listed in the top 10 airlines. Great service and great plane. Shirley our tour guide was there to meet us and was exceptional during the entire tour. Always able to answer questions besides being helpful and friendly. The Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi was incredibly beautiful. Dubai for a city built in the last 14 years was amazing. The optional tour to Oman was very interesting traveling through the different Emirates and through the desert. Massive buildings and then the camel market were a stark contrast!!! Everything on this tour was exactly as expected with first class hotels and food. This is my 6th tour with Smartours and plan another next year.

by Shar Caldwell on Blank Business Name
Assistance with Travel Plans & Customer Service

Although I've yet to take my planned trip to Dubai & Abu Dhabi, I would thank Booking Agent Suzanne for her customer service and professionalism when answering my questions and booking my travel. I found her patience and the detailed information she provided both invaluable and reassuring. It can be challenging to book international travel with a tour group unknown to you so to have someone such as she to talk to and answer your questions gives one the assurance needed to proceed. If the travel is as nice as she, I look forward to a wonderful trip.

by Jennifer on Blank Business Name
Abudabi and Dubai

Took this trip on November 8,2016 had a wonderful time hotel and breakfast was absolutely amazing.our tour guide Shirley was very informative best trip ever .I will be takin another trip next august Scandinavia tour

by Elizabeth Meyer on Blank Business Name
Spectacular!

The architecture in these cities is amazing. Going to the top of the world's highest building and seeing the world most visited site were the highlights for us. We had excellent hotels, and our guide, Tareq, was very knowledgeable. We learned about the country's development and future plans. We also learned about its customs and religion. The optional tour to the future city was very interesting.

by Janice Ann Hughes on Blank Business Name
Deluxe Dubai & Abu Dhabi

This was more than expected and for once I loved the tours on the bus,,,which was mainly because of our tour guide, Shirley Lee. He was wonderful, fun, thoughtful, and caring. The flight and lodging were awesome. Loved smarTours so much have to plan one to China with smarTours. It was memorable!

by Samira on Blank Business Name
Awesome and amazing experience

First of all, I want to Thank Kate Otter for the great customer service and attention during this tour reservation, also to Shirley our guide in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, he is the best, very well informed and enthusiastic tourist guide.
I did selected this tour as there were some leisure days but being honest tour covered up all important things in both cities. Hotels for this trips were 5 stars with great breakfast. I highly recommend this tour .

by Magaly on Blank Business Name
An AMAZING experience..

I would like to start by saying that the tour guide Shirley was AWESOME. He went out of his way to make sure that we were all taken care off, well informed and having fun. The tour itself is design to take you to see all the highlights of Dubai & Abu Dhabi, part of the reason I picked this tour over others was because you were given "leisure days". Interestingly enough, I had a hard time finding anything new to do because our tour guide had already taken us there or suggested it. The hotels nice and comfy and included delicious breakfast. I highly recommend it! Cross it off your bucket list!

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