Stand in awe at the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper. Treat yourself to a shopping spree at the Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping mall, or spoil yourself with some jewellery at the Gold Souk. Dubai’s extremes extend to indoor ski slopes and man-made islands, including Palm Jumeirah (a palm tree-shaped island) and The World (an archipelago of islands shaped like a world map).
- Roundtrip airfare from Canada to Dubai
- 7 nights at 4-star Holiday Inn Al Barsha
- Breakfast daily
- Half day Traditional Dubai Ciy Tour
- Half day New Dhabi City Tour and AT THE TOP ticket
- Full day Abu Dhabi City Tour with lunch
- Desert Safari by 4×4 by Land Cruises with BBQ Dinner & Belly Dance
- Airport transfers
|October 24, 2019
|Vancouver, Calgary||$1969 + $665 tax|
|Victoria, Kelowna||$2269 + $665 tax|
|Edmonton||$2169 + $665 tax|
|*Add day room on last day||+ $60 per person|
|Single Supplement||+ $849|
*Flights leave late on last day (22:55) and if you want a room until you leave for the airport it would be an additional $60 per person based on 2 sharing ($120 per room)
Sample Flight Schedule:
Departs Vancouver Oct 24 1330; Arrives Toronto 2051
Departs Toronto Oct 24 2250; Arrives Dubai 1950 Oct 25
Departs Dubai Nov 1 2250; Arrive Toronto 0505 Nov 2
Departs Toronto Nov 2 0730; Arrives Vancouver 0913
Day 1: Canada – Dubai
Board your Air Canada flight to Dubai.
Day 2: Arrival at Dubai airport
Arrive in Dubai. Meet and greet by our local representative and transfer to your hotel.
Hotel: Holiday Inn Al Barsha (7 nights)
Day 3: Dubai City Tour – Half day (B)
After breakfast at the hotel, a 9AM pick is planned for your historical excursion! The route takes you from Burj Al Arab, Dubai’s landmark hotel to Majlis Al Ghorfat, constructed in 1955 and recently restored. The Majlis was originally the summer residence of the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al-Maktoum. Driving past modern palaces and villas, you stop at Jumeirah Mosque for a photo opportunity. Passing the World Trade Centre and magnificent Zabeel, you proceed towards Dubai’s heart – the Creek. Along the shore in Bastakia area you admire the old-wind-towered houses which were built by wealthy merchants. You visit nearby Al Fahidi Fort, a 200-year-old structure that houses the Dubai Museum and charmingly records the city’s past as an important pearl diving and trading centre. Next you board a traditional Abra and cross the creek to visit the spice and gold souks – a must-see in the city. Return to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 4: Day at Leisure (B)
Enjoy this day to go to the beach, shop till you drop or embark on more cultural tours! Full day at leisure.
Day 5: New Dubai City tour – Half day (B)
For a peep into the glitzy side of Dubai, visit the phenomenal attractions of the city such as Palm Island – the crescent shaped man-made island, Atlantis Hotel, and Burj Khalifa – the towering building that is one of its kind in the whole world. Equally noteworthy is Dubai’s scenic attractions, and a visit to well-maintained Jumeirah Beach will provide you with a unique opportunity to immerse in the city’s natural beauty.
The tour ends after a drive through Sheik Zayed Road (with its imposing skyscrapers lining either side) with a stop at one of the city’s prominent shopping malls. Return to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 6: Day at Leisure (B)
Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the city
Day 7: Abu Dhabi City Tour – full day (B/L)
Enjoy an early breakfast before your 8AM departure. Starting from Dubai, you travel past the world’s largest man-made port at Jebel Ali and onward for a two hour drive along a coastal desert road lined with acacia trees, to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Here you will see modern interpretations of Arabian architecture in the many skyscrapers, villas and palaces that line your route along the Riviera-style Corniche. A new addition is the majestic Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the third largest in the world, named after Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the first President of the United Arab Emirates. Stop here for a photo opportunity of this Islamic architectural masterpiece. Visit the Heritage Village where souks, an old fishing village and Bedouin tents have been replicated to give you a feel of traditional life in Abu Dhabi. Drive by the iconic Emirates Palace Hotel. On the way back to Dubai visit the Manarat al Saadiyat, a purpose built visitor centre showcasing upcoming developments in Abu Dhabi. Cross onto Yas Island and stop at the Yas Hotel, which is located at the Yas Marina Formula 1 Race circuit for a short break and a photo opportunity. Retun to the hotel.
Day 8: Dubai, day free and evening Desert Safari with barbecue dinner(B/D)
Enjoy most of the day at leisure before you depart for a thrill ride in the Desert!!
The mysterious desert beckons you for a magical evening out – an adventure you’ll never forget. Leaving behind the bustle of the city in the afternoon, the safari guides will transport you by four-wheel drive vehicles, for a thrilling journey over rolling dunes through the Dubai Desert. From the crest of a high dune, watch the setting sun cast its orange glow over the vast expanse of rippling sand all round you. Like a shimmering mirage in the distance you will see the flickering lights of your camp where a traditional Arabian Welcome awaits you. The encampment conjures up images of the Arabian Nights. Quench your thirst while you relax on comfortable low cushions in Bedouin tents. Have your hands painted with intricate henna designs or just enjoy the aromatic Hookah. (6 people per 4×4 vehicles)
A barbecue dinner buffet with grilled meats, fresh salads, delectable Arab sweets and selected soft drinks will be served. Under a galaxy of stars, you will be entertained by bewitching belly dancers swaying to the strains of Arabian music. You won’t want this enchanting evening to end.
Day 9: Dubai – Departure (B)
Enjoy a full day at leisure. Day room available to book for an additional $60 per person/$120 per room for you to use until your late evening transfer to the airport for your Air Canada flights home. Flight departs Dubai at 22:55.