Best of the Emirates

Spectacular 8 Day Tour — including Air Low Price Guarantee
$1795 from New York • $1965 from Los Angeles

Discover Dubai, the most vibrant of cities, where the best cosmopolitan, avant-garde architecture and the highest standards of service blend harmoniously with the mystique and culture of Arabia. Then continue to Abu Dhabi, known as the “Garden City of the Gulf”. This thriving metropolitan capital of the UAE beckons visitors into its melting pot of international cultures, styles and traditions.
  • Enjoy 6 nights in first or deluxe accommodation at some of the best hotels in the Emirates while exploring the cosmopolitan cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
  • Fly with Emirates, voted the World’s Best Airline in 2013.
  • Your leisure time can be spent exploring the worlds tallest building, stunning beaches, souks and the desert.
  • Dubai has undergone rapid transformation – from a humble beginning as a pearl-diving centre – to one of the fastest growing cities on earth. Home to just over 2 million people from more than 200 nationalities, Dubai is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world.
  • In Abu Dhabi, marvel at the history of an emirate dotted with ancient forts and historic sites – several of which have been listed as official UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Discover a destination that intrigues, captivates and invites you back to experience its beautiful coastline and mountain scenery.

Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Depart North America

    Depart from North America aboard Emirates to begin your exciting adventure to Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Your flight arrives Dubai on Day 2.

  • Day 2
    Arrive Dubai

    On arrival at Dubai International airport you will be met and transferred by private vehicle to your Abu Dhabi hotel for three nights.

    • Accommodation
      Le Meridien Abu Dhabi

      Conveniently located within a few minutes walk from the city’s business district, shopping malls and historical areas while enjoying the luxury of a first class resort getaway with a private beach and spa. The comfortable and spacious guest rooms are equipped with luxury linens and amenities. The hotel is recognized and famed for its Le Mridien Village, one of the main attractions which lies in its exclusive scenic gardens with picturesque walkways, surrounded by a unique mix of restaurants, representing cuisines from around the world.

      Hotel Upgrades Available:

      Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche
      Gaze over the Arabian Gulf and Dhow Harbor from the Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche a skyscraping luxury 5-star hotel whilst relishing in the hotels opulent amenities. Revitalize mind and body in the indulgent spa, plunge into an outdoor pool or sink back after a busy day into a soft bed. Cuisine is equally sumptuous with unique Abu Dhabi restaurants and bars serving authentic French gastronomy infused with Middle Eastern flavors.
      Ritz Carlton Grand Canal Abu Dhabi
      Inspiration reveals itself in every corner of The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, where elegant design weaves itself throughout the hotel. The delicate scent of Moroccan rose welcomes guests, leading them to explore this 57-acre waterfront hotel, where artfully designed water features, manicured gardens and Venetian architecture create a luxury oasis in the midst of the Abu Dhabi desert.
      Fairmont Bab Al Bahra
      Boasting a prime location at the mainland gateway to the cosmopolitan city of Abu Dhabi, The Fairmont Bab Al Bahra with its strikingly contemporary architecture, offers the highest level of comfort and elegance. Add to this a variety of world-class restaurants to suit any taste and on-site leisure facilities, including private sandy beaches, covered children’s swimming pool, lap pool and gyms. The combination of cutting edge design and a warm tradition of genuine Arabic hospitality is certain to exceed every guest’s highest expectations.

  • Day 3
    Abu Dhabi At leisure

    The next two days are at your leisure to enjoy the many activities on offer.

    Tours that can be pre booked and at an extra cost include a city tour, oasis adventure, sundowner dune dinner and falcon hospital to name a few.

    A day tour of Abu Dhabi is the ideal introduction to the city and the island on which it stands. First stop is at a women’s handicraft centre where local women artists perform silver thread work and weaving. See the impressive Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world, able to accommodate more than 30,000 worshippers. Visit the fishing harbour and the Dhow yard, the ancient Al Husn Fort and the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation. Driving along the spectacular Corniche, with its gleaming white mosques and elegant high-rise apartments, stop at the Heritage Village, which houses a small museum that depicts the traditional activities of the Arab community before the discovery of oil.

    Add this day tour for $345 per person

  • Day 4
    Abu Dhabi at leisure

    A great option for today is a visit to Ferrari World. The world’s first “Ferrari” theme park is the largest attraction of its kind and a must-visit for families, friends, fans and enthusiasts.

    Add this day tour for only $260 per person. Closed on Mondays.

  • Day 5
    Abu Dhabi to Dubai

    Today you will be transferred by private vehicle from Abu Dhabi to Dubai. On arrival at your hotel, which will be your home for the next three nights, the rest of your day is at leisure.

    • Accommodation
      Sheraton Four Points

      Complete with oversized modern and contemporary guest rooms, this hotel also boasts a state of the art health club, two roof top pools, one for adults and another for children, as well as a pool bar. Indulge in any of the hotels 3 restaurants during your stay, relax in the cozy family room or let off some steam in the sauna.

      Hotel Upgrades Available:

      Mövenpick Hotel Dubai
      The five-star Mövenpick Hotel and Apartments Bur Dubai is 10 minutes from everywhere and perfectly positioned in a close proximity to Dubai International Airport and key locations. Each of the 255 guestrooms has been carefully designed to provide a homely and comfortable environment. There are six eclectic dining options offering a wide variety of culinary experiences and a customized service with a personal touch.
      The Ritz Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre
      The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre is located in Dubai’s most sophisticated destination for stylish restaurants, nightlife and art galleries. Like the many galleries that surround it, this hotel near downtown Dubai displays its passion for art and the area’s status as an important culture destination with its own rotating international collection. Contemporary interiors influenced by French art deco and the subtle colour palette of the rooms offer tranquility and refined comfort, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the neighbourhood.
      Fairmont Dubai
      A unique blend of contemporary design and urban chic, Fairmont Dubai hotel is an icon in the financial heart of the city, this multi-use complex is just minutes from Dubai’s key attractions, shopping facilities, golf clubs and beaches. Modeled after an Arabic wind tower (barajeel), this 34-storey luxury Dubai hotel features 394 guestrooms and the eight contemporary dining and entertainment venues offer an array of gastronomic delights to amuse the palate. The Spa at Fairmont Dubai is a unique destination encompassing 40,000 square feet, and offers a fully equipped health club, complete with two rooftop swimming pools, boasting unfettered views of both the sunrise and sunset over a dotted skyline from our Dubai luxury hotel.

  • Day 6
    Dubai at leisure

    You will have two full days to enjoy this wonderful city. You can take in a city tour, dune safari, high tea, walking tours and so much more! These can all be pre-booked at an additional cost. You may just want to enjoy the shopping or the beach to soak up some sun. Or you may opt to take a tour to experience the future of Dubai - from the rich traditional Bedouin heritage, today’s futuristic skyline of Dubai continues to amaze the world. Tour the iconic landmarks and architectural wonders that make Dubai distinctive today.

    Hightlights:

    • Visit Atlantis The Palm and walk through the Lost Chambers
    • A drive around the Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence area
    • A ride on The Palm Jumeirah monorail
    • Visit to the Dubai Mall and Souk Al Bahar
    • Burj Khalifa ticket to the observation deck At The Top

    Add this day tour for only $230 per person. Operates Daily except Friday

  • Day 7
    Dubai at leisure

    Tonight why not opt for a Dune Dinner Safari for a magical evening out. Leaving behind the bustle of the city in the afternoon, climb into a rugged 4x4 vehicle to venture along the desert’s giant sand dunes in this adventure safari, featuring the flavors of a BBQ dinner along with the entertainment of a belly dance.

    While on safari you are driven through camel camps before arriving at the camp in the desert, which is maintained in traditional Arabic style. Savor a wonderful BBQ dinner, be entranced with the lithe movements of a belly dancer and enjoy time at leisure. A henna artist will show you how, for special occasions, the people of this region have their feet and hands painted with delicate colors of henna. If you want, you may even become acquainted with the Bedouin way of transportation - riding a camel. Or just relax on comfortable low cushions in Bedu tents and enjoy the aromatic shisha. A feast of grilled meats, fresh salads, delectable Arab sweets and selected beverages are served.

    Add this day tour for only $370 per person.

     
  • Day 8
    Depart Dubai

    Today you will be driven by private transfer back to Dubai airport for your onward journey.

Price includes:

  • International airfare to Dubai with Emirates, all taxes and fees, 3 nights in Abu Dhabi, 3 nights in Dubai in a choice of hotels, airport-hotel transfers and transport between Dubai and Abu Dhabi and breakfast daily.

    Limited seats and subject to availability. For departures from other cities, and for single pricing, please inquire. All prices include all taxes and fees and based on per person, twin share. Hotels have various seasons within the travel period, prices are based on low season or lead in price. Blockout dates for travel are from 11 December 2014 10 January 2014 as well as over trade shows. Airport taxes are subject to change.

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  • Location
  • Dubai