Opulent Emirates: Dubai & Abu Dhabi

    2022 Tailor-made Itinerary | 7-Nights | Opulent Emirates | Offer expires August 30, 2022

    Opulent Emirates: Dubai & Abu Dhabi with Gateways International

    Price: $2,599USD per person

    (Price based on double occupancy.)

    Departure Date: October 10, 2022
    Return date: October 17, 2022

    Photo: Dubai City Aerial view 

    Explore a country where ancient traditions have merged with the modern ways of the West on this 8-day journey to the cosmopolitan cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. With spectacular landscapes and beaches to unrivaled architecture, a visit to the United Arab Emirates is like no other. Experience world-class shopping, hospitality and luxury at its finest.

    Highlights

    • Private tour of Old and Modern Dubai
    • Views from the top of Burj Khalifa
    • High Tea at the 7-Star Burj Al Arab Hotel
    • Dubai shopping tour
    • Desert Safari by 4×4 with dinner
    • Private tour of Abu Dhabi
    • Galleries and exhibitions at Louvre Abu Dhabi

    Package Includes

    • Total 7-nights accommodation:

    5-nights in Dubai at Paramount Midtown Hotel, Double Scene, Coastal view ★★★★★

    2-night in Abu Dhabi at Intercontinental Abu Dhabi, Double Classic Seaview Room ★★★★★

    • Private transfers and private touring as indicated
    • Continental breakfast daily and other meals as indicated
    • Hotel taxes and service charges

    Airfare not included, can be quoted and included in the package if requested.

    Photo: Dubai skyline

    Day 1: Dubai

    Arrival in Dubai, the cosmopolitan metropolis within the Arabian Desert, known for its extraordinary opulence and unparalleled hospitality. Your private driver will transfer you to your luxury hotel, one of the most stunning architectural highlights on the Dubai skyline. Guaranteed early check-in.

    Day 2: Private tour of Dubai

    After breakfast, enjoy a private, full-day tour of both the old and modern aspects of Dubai. Start with a photo-stop at the famous landmark of the Burj Al Arab, 7-Star hotel; proceed to Jumeirah, the picturesque palace and residential area of Dubai, also home to the Jumeirah Mosque. Continue on to Al Bastakiya, the old part of Dubai to reach the museum at Al Fahidi Fort. Aboard an abra (water taxi), cross the creek to the Spice and Gold souk. In the afternoon, visit the Palm Island Project and experience first-hand, the man-made creation of this 8th Wonder of the World. Drive through Marina projects, Internet and Media City and then to Emirates Hills to see the ultra-modern oasis in the middle of the desert. Visit downtown Dubai and stop at the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa. Take a ride to the observation deck on the 124th floor for awe-inspiring vistas from this architectural wonder.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Day 3: Shopping & tea at Burj Al Arab

    Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and your morning at leisure. In the afternoon, your private guide and driver will escort you on a shopping tour of Dubai’s best malls and souks. The city is an oasis of a wide range of products virtually unmatched anywhere in the world, from designer labels to aromatic spices. Later in the afternoon, stop at the ultra-luxurious Burj Al Arab for afternoon tea, located at the base of the world’s tallest atrium for a once-in-a- lifetime experience.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Day 4: Desert safari

    After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy your morning at leisure. In the afternoon, begin your Desert Safari by boarding your luxury 4x4 in Dubai. Head out towards the desert and watch the sunset before you arrive at the campsite where you will be greeted with a traditional cup of Arabic coffee. Have an opportunity to ride a camel before your barbeque dinner is prepared on an open-flame. A belly-dancer will enchant you on this magical night. Return to your hotel. 

    Meals: Breakfast, dinner

    Day 5: Dubai

    After breakfast, enjoy your day at leisure or take one of the many optional tours available including driving an F1-style single-seater car at the Dubai Autodrome with a professional instructor on a Stage 1 auto circuit (not included). Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure to explore this amazing city.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Day 6: Dubai – Abu Dhabi

    After breakfast, transfer by private car to Abu Dhabi and check into your luxury hotel. Take the rest of your day to settle in and begin exploring this new city. 

    Meals: Breakfast

    Photo: Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Day 7: Abu Dhabi & Louvre

    After breakfast, you will begin your full-day private tour of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Enjoy a guided visit of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, then continue to Hosn Palace. Stop for photos at Emirates Palace Hotel and the corniche, then head to the Date Market to view all the different varieties of dates from across the Middle East. After free time for lunch on your own, head to Saadiyat Island, the house of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum. The museum was designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel to celebrate Abu Dhabi’s location between land and sea, as well as its traditional Arab architecture. Visit galleries, exhibitions, the children’s museums and the public spaces underneath the dome. Return to your hotel for overnight.  *Grand Mosque is not available on Friday.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Day 8: Abu Dhabi - home

    After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for your home-bound flight.

    Meals: Breakfast

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    Terms And Conditions

    Airfare is subject to availability and is only included if indicated in the itinerary summary. All services are subject to availability at time of booking. Airport and departure taxes are subject to change at any time. Once a deposit is received, it is 100% non-refundable. For full terms and conditions, contact your travel agent. Deposits. A fully non-refundable deposit of $350 CAD/USD (dependent on the currency of the booking) per person is due upon confirmation of a land reservation. Packages including airfare will require full payment at time of tickets being issued. The balance of the land package is due 60 days before departure date. Due to COVID, depending on the date of travel, more flexible booking terms are possible. Other exceptions involving special events, conventions and holidays may require a higher deposit amount and in some cases FULL non-refundable payment will be required at time of booking. Full terms and conditions of your tailor-made package will be advised at time of actual quotation and booking. Terms and conditions outlined in the remarks section of invoicing at time of booking and supersede cancellation terms outlined elsewhere. NOTE ON SIGHTSEEING: Sightseeing is indicated as per the itinerary. We have made every effort to verify the availability of sightseeing stops on the specific days visits are requested. However, due to special seasons, sometimes on short notice, particular estates, sights, museums and gardens may be closed on the day they appear on your itinerary. If travelling with guided arrangements, your guide will advise and adjust the itinerary as necessary. If you are on a self-drive tour, it is recommended that you verify opening times before setting out. PACKAGE INCLUSIONS: Accommodation. All prices displayed in this brochure are based on standard rooms at the hotel selected unless otherwise noted. All hotel rooms have private facilities. We reserve the right to substitute hotels of similar category without notice. In the event of a downgrade, a proportional rate adjustment will be made. Special requests made by your travel agent on your behalf for particular rooms, room location, bed types etc., other than those published in our brochure are never guaranteed and may be subject to additional charges and are at the discretion of the hotelier or contractor. Airfare. International airfare and domestic airfare is included in packages as noted in specific itineraries. There are some itineraries that do not include any airfare in the package price. All package pricing is exclusive of airport departure taxes which will be calculated separately at time of booking. Transfers. As indicated in the itineraries, passengers will be met by local representatives at each airport upon arrival, and transferred to your hotel by coach, private car or taxi. Taxes and Service Charges. Gateways International package pricing includes compulsory hotel taxes and service charges. Airport and departure taxes are not included in any package pricing and must be calculated separately. Local City Taxes. Local city taxes are NOT included in any Gateways International package and must be paid locally at each hotel, where applicable. This occurs throughout Europe and now in some South American countries such as Argentina. This is subject to change at any time and is the sole responsibility of the passenger. Gateways International Packages do NOT include: Gratuities, items of a personal nature and items not itemized in itineraries are not included. All arrangements are subject to availability at time of booking. Published rates are not valid during conventions, important events and certain festivals. Rates for such events are available upon request. Contact your TTAND specialist for further details. INSURANCE. All passengers are STRONGLY URGED to take out sufficient travel insurance coverage to protect themselves against cancellation prior to departure or during travel. In the event of a passenger becoming ill during travel, all hospital and medical expenses are the traveller’s responsibility and they shall not be entitled to any refund. Please discuss your travel insurance options with your travel agent to ensure adequate coverage prior to booking your tour. No refunds for any unused services will be refunded for any reason. NOTICE TO TRAVELLERS. Travellers should be aware that different living standards and practices may exist outside of Canada including but not limited to: provision of utilities, air conditioning, accommodations, services of all kinds, food and food preparation and water quality. Yellow Fever vaccinations are recommended when visiting Iguassu Falls and the Amazon. We suggest that all travellers consult with a physician or travel health clinic 6-8 weeks prior to departure to determine if you require vaccinations. Requirements for entry into a country are changing daily; some include quarantine upon entry, other require proof of specific COVID-19 vaccination. Please work closely with your travel agent to confirm you have satisfied all requirements. RESPONSIBILITY. Gateways International Tailor-made Tours, division of The Joy of Travel Ltd. and/or its agents, act only as agents for the client in all matters pertaining to travel including services pursuant and/or in connection with the tours described in brochures, online and for the customized tours they promote and sell. Gateways International acts only as an agent in making arrangements with airlines, hotels, ground operations, car rental companies and other independent parties and thus cannot be held responsible for these suppliers’ acts or omissions. The services provided are subject to the conditions imposed by these suppliers and their ability may be limited by their tariffs, condition of carriage, tickets, vouchers and international conditions and agreements. Gateways International is not responsible for any loss, damage, illness, injury, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment, anxiety, or fear from: (A) The act, omission or negligence of any travel service supplier whose product their clients purchase. (B) Theft, strike, lockout, mechanical failure, governmental restrictions, weather conditions or any other cause beyond our control. (C) The client’s failure to obtain and carry all the required documents, including visa, passport, tourist card, proof of immunization, valid driver’s license. (D) The client’s failure to adhere to schedules for missed flight connection. (E) Personal injury or death. (F) Unauthorized statements or acts or misinterpretations made by any travel agency or its employees relating to the standards, quality, services, and inclusions of the vacation programs described in this brochure. Surf Before you Fly.

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