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Dubai-Land of Extravagance & Golden Desert

Day 1


Today we travel to the Charlotte Airport where we board our overnight flight across the Atlantic to the luxurious United Arab Emirate cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi – a perfect combination of rich history mixed with modern wonders.
Day 2


We arrive in Dubai and transfer to our hotel in Abu Dhabi, the Capital of the United Arab Emirates. As we prepare for the exciting adventure ahead, we settle into our hotel for the next three nights. Tonight we join our fellow travelers for a delicious dinner. (D)
Day 3


After breakfast we embark on a full day of sightseeing in Abu Dhabi. On our guided tour we witness the majesty of the worldfamous Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world. We see a reconstruction of a traditional oasis village at Heritage Village. We enjoy a photo stop at Emirates Palace, the opulent, luxury hotel, before a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. We experience the local flavor of the country as we visit a fruits & vegetable market where the vibrant colored produce is proudly displayed by each vendor. (B, L)
Day 4


Today is ours to explore Abu Dhabi. Discover the rich past and vibrant character of this marvelous city. Our hotel is located in an area where we can explore this amazing city at our leisure. (B)
Day 5


After breakfast we travel to Dubai, a global city and business hub of the Middle East. Upon arrival, we enjoy a city tour of modern Dubai beginning with a drive along the marina area and Palm Jumeriah, the world’s largest man-made island. We visit the Lost Chambers at Atlantis The Palm. We surround ourselves with sea life in this awe-inspiring walk through glass tunnels. Sharks, stingrays, piranhas, lobsters and the tiniest of seahorses are just some of the creatures we will come face-toface within this spellbinding underwater world. Following lunch at a local restaurant, we visit the colorful Arabic Souk Madinat Jumierah. We explore the vibrant marketplace for boutique brands, souvenir gifts, luxury fashion and jewelry. Our modern city tour ends as we check into our hotel for the next four nights. Enjoy the evening at leisure. (B, L)
Day 6


Today we embark on our guided tour exploring the city’s heritage and history. We enjoy magnificent views of Dubai Creek and stop at the Dubai Museum – recording the city’s past with all of its developing stages. We sail across the creek aboard a traditional Abra boat. We visit one of the city’s most popular marketplaces, Spice Souk and Gold Souk. Its narrow passages are lined with small stores selling every type of herbs and spice under the sun. The Gold Souk offers a huge selection of jewelry made from gold, silver, diamonds and other precious metals and stones. After lunch, we enjoy a photo stop at the Jumeirah Mosque, Dubai’s most beautiful mosque and one of only a handful in the UAE that are open to non-Muslims. We visit the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, and one of the world’s largest shopping malls. After ascending 1475 feet in a high-speed elevator to reach At The Top observation deck, we will be greeted by breathtaking, unobstructed 360-degree views of the city, desert and ocean below. (B, L)
Day 7


We enjoy the morning at leisure. This afternoon we embark on a desert safari. We meet our safari guides for a thrill of a lifetime as our safari guides take us on a 4-wheel jeep drive into the golden sand dunes of Arabia. We witness a beautiful scenic sunset overlooking the desert then continue to a Bedouin campsite for a delicious BBQ dinner buffet. At the campsite you can enjoy a camel ride, get a henna design and watch an enchanting belly dancer performing to the Arabic rhythms. (B, D)
Day 8


Today we have the morning and afternoon at leisure to explore Dubai before we embark on the dhow dinner cruise along the Dubai Creek. We spend a relaxing evening onboard a traditionally decorated wooden dhow as it sails under the moonlight. The architecture of both Dubai’s past and present is brought to its full beauty against the evening sky as the ship moves silently along the creek. (B, D)
Day 9


Filled with life enriching experiences from Dubai and Abu Dhabi, we transfer to the Dubai airport for our flight home with memories that will last forever. (B)
Dubai-Land of Extravagance & Golden Desert
Departure Dates
9 Days
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Breakfasts: 7
Lunches: 3
Dinners: 3
(from Charlotte, NC)
March 10 - $1895
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  • Airfare rate available until September 25, 2021
  • NOTE: Penalties begin 155 days prior to departure
  • Tour arranged by Mayflower Tours
Activity Level: 4