DUBAI EXPO & THE MALDIVES

Dubai Expo & The Maldives

Overview

TOUR CODE: DXEXMLE

Trip Type: Semi-Independent Tour

Discover the best of luxury travel with time at Dubai Expo and a visit to the Maldives. From the glistening skyscrapers in the United Arab Emirates to the white powdered beaches in the Indian Ocean, explore the unrivaled elegance to be found in these two exquisite destinations. Experience the busy, glamorous city of Dubai by exploring souks, visiting cultural treasures, and taking in the city’s vibrant heritage through an unforgettable tour in collaboration with Expo 2020. Spend time at the Expo 2020 site absorbing the ideas, inventions, and inspirations from 192 countries that will help change and innovate the world of tomorrow at this fantastic showcase, after enjoying some free time in the extravagant city or adding on a desert safari or a trip to Abu Dhabi. Then, catch a flight to the stunning Maldives to soak up the sun. Enjoy ultimate relaxation, indulge in exceptional dining, and explore the exotic underwater world while admiring a magnificent landscape of turquoise waters lapping the golden sands of this private island.

What’s Included

Standard Package:

  • 5 nights in a Deluxe room at Metropolitan Hotel or similar in Dubai
  • 4 nights in a Sky room at SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton
  • Daily breakfast
  • Return private airport transfers in Dubai
  • Return scheduled airport speedboat transfers in the Maldives
  • Half-day Dubai City Tour
  • A 3-day Dubai Expo ticket
  • Hotel taxes and service charge

 

The Maldives hotel amenities:

  • Sunrise yoga, aqua gym, Zumba class, beach volleyball
  • Access to Maldives Cultural Center
  • Access to the Marine Discovery Center
  • Coral propagation Program
  • Snorkeling equipment, pedalo, and kayak
  • Natural bathroom amenities at personal preference from signature M.I.Y., Aroma Lab
  • Tasty choices from signature Snap, Snack Box

 

Saii Lagoon Maldives Honeymoon/Anniversary benefits :

  • Honeymoon/Anniversary set up in room or villa
  • One (1) bottle of wine

*Copy of marriage certificate required upon check-in

Upgrade Package:

  • 5 nights in a Classic room at Elite Byblos Hotel or similar in Dubai
  • 4 nights in a Silver Sky Studio at Hard Rock Hotel the Maldives
  • Daily breakfast
  • Return private airport transfers in Dubai
  • Return scheduled airport speedboat transfers in the Maldives
  • Half-day Dubai City Tour
  • A 3-day Dubai Expo ticket
  • Hotel taxes and service charge

 

The Maldives hotel amenities:

  • Sundown Ritual with complimentary drinks, subject to weather condition
  • Use of snorkeling equipment, kayak, and pedal boat
  • The Sound of Your Stay music amenities – a private 10-track playlist, access to fantastic Fender guitars, and a Crosley turntable with a curated collection of 10 iconic records
  • Activities – Play on Land, Air, and Water, Hard Rock’s signature Yoga program ROCK OM®, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Self-Defence & Kick Boxing, Tai Chi fitness, and introduction to aerial arts classes with instructors.
  • Sunrise yoga, aqua gym, Zumba class, beach volleyball
  • Access to Maldives Cultural Centre
  • Access to the Marine Discovery Centre
  • Coral propagation Program

 

Hard Rock Maldives Honeymoon/Anniversary benefits:

  • Honeymoon/Anniversary set up in room or villa
  • One (1) bottle of wine

*Copy of marriage certificate required upon check-in

Itinerary

DAY 01

ARRIVE IN DUBAI

Upon your arrival, after customs and immigration formalities, you will be welcomed by our representative and transfer to the hotel in the city center. The remainder of the day is free at leisure.

DAY 02

DUBAI CITY TOUR (B)

Towering skyscrapers have risen from the sands through the years in the fast-growing city of Dubai, but never has it forgotten its vibrant heritage and golden traditions. Our signature tour of old Dubai takes guests on an oft-overlooked part of the city, exploring its well-preserved cultural treasures, which in conjunction with Expo 2020, will offer our guests an unforgettable overall experience in Dubai. This tour is on a shared basis, available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays only. Tour includes:

  • Walking tour of Dubai’s oldest neighborhoods
  • Visit Dubai Museum
  • A traditional Abra ride (Water Taxi) that crosses the Dubai Creek
  • Exploration of bedazzling jewelry at the historic Gold Souk
  • A colorful and aromatic experience at the traditional Spice Souk
  • Stop by the city’s most photographed mosque—the Jumeirah Mosque
  • Opportunity to take a must-have photo at Jumeirah Beach with Burj Al Arab

 

This afternoon is free to explore the city at your leisure. Or, book one of the optional Safari tours.

 

Optional Safari Tours:

Desert Safari with BBQ. Dinner + $89 per person, minimum of two participants

No trip to the Middle East is complete without having experienced the quintessential Desert Safari. Combining authentic Arabian cultural heritage with thrilling adventures, the Desert Safari is the most unforgettable experience one can have in Dubai. You will be picked up from your hotel by one of the tour representatives and then driven to the golden dunes of Arabia in a 4-wheel vehicle. Admire the majestic appearance of the dunes and the beautiful colors that change throughout the day. You will then spend an adventurous 20-30 minutes of hard dune bashing. Continue the drive to an authentic Bedouin campsite right in the heart of the desert. At the camp, experience a short camel ride, try out the traditional henna hand decoration of the East, and enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner and traditional entertainment. When the activities are over, we will return to our hotel.

 

Heritage Dinner Safari + $185 per person, minimum of two participants

Take a step back in time and experience Dubai as it was 50 years ago. Your professional guide will escort you on a fascinating journey in a classic 1950’s Land Rover. No other vehicle offers a more authentic desert experience as you drive through the pristine Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, taking in the local exotic wildlife. As the sun goes down, watch a falcon soar around you. Lit with traditional lamps, we welcome you to the Bedouin royal desert retreat. You will be immersed in local culture as you enjoy local dance, music, henna tattoos and experience the art of traditional Arabic coffee and bread making. History comes to life in this once-in-a-lifetime heritage experience, as you enjoy a sumptuous dinner under the stars.

DAY 03

FULL DAY AT THE EXPO (B)

Today, we spend the day at the Expo Site. Your hotel is located within easy access to the metro station, taking you to the Expo site.

 

The UAE welcomes 192 participating countries and 25 million visits to Expo 2020 Dubai for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration that seeks to build a brighter tomorrow under the theme Connecting Minds, Creating the Future on an incredible site covering 1,082 acres. Expect a showcase of the biggest and best from architecture, events, and dining, unlike anything else seen before. The most awe-inspiring and jaw-dropping event performers and global artists will create unbelievable wow moments, complimented by storytellers and innovators who will bring the magic to life through parades and festivals. On top of this, the worlds-most celebrated chefs will craft dishes from all corners of the world using ingredients that delight and surprise. A paradise for innovators, Expo 2020 will unveil the inventions, ideas, and inspirations that will change the future for this planet as we know it. After a day at the Expo, transfer back to your hotel in the evening.

DAY 04

FULL-DAY AT THE EXPO (B)

Spend another day at the Expo Site.

DAY 05

FREE DAY IN DUBAI (B)

Today is free at leisure for further exploration of this vibrant city. Or spend another day at the Expo, or participate in our half-day optional tour to Abu Dhabi.

 

Half-day private Abu Dhabi City Tour +$99 per person, minimum of two participants

Known as one of the world’s largest oil producers, the capital city of the UAE. is a gem to discover. Wander around Abu Dhabi’s cultural landmarks and be mesmerized by the magnificent skyline it has worked on through the years. After picked up from your hotel, we travel to Abu Dhabi. We first stop at Yas Island and take photos at the iconic Ferrari World. Sneak a peek into the relaxed modern city life in Abu Dhabi as we drive to the heart of the city, along the Corniche. Discover the emirate’s past with a visit to the Heritage Village, a reconstruction of a traditional oasis village that features the desert way of life. Marvel at the grandiose Emirates Palace along the way, and remember to take photos. Explore the majesty of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a palatial architectural wonder that is one of the world’s largest mosques.

DAY 06

DUBAI/MALDIVES (B)

Meet your driver for your private transfer to the airport for your flight to the Maldives. Upon arrival, take a 15-minute shared speedboat transfer to the resort on a private island in the Laccadive Sea.

DAY 07-09

THE MALDIVES (B)

Free days at leisure. Relax on the beach or by the pool, participate in one of the many water sports available, such as diving, snorkeling, sailing, and windsurfing. Book a diving excursion to discover an underwater paradise with fish, turtles, coral reefs, manta rays, dolphins, white-tip sharks, and much more!

DAY 10

DEPART THE MALDIVES (B)

Hotel check-out and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Meals: B= Breakfast          L= Lunch          D= Dinner

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Dates & Prices

Per person, based on double occupancy

    Departure Dates
    Land Only PackageBook by Oct 27, 2021
    2021Standard PackageSolo Traveler SupplementUpgrade PackageSolo Traveler Supplement
    Oct 01 - Nov 26$1,999 $1,699$1,599$1,299$2,199$1,599
    Nov 27 - Dec 19$1,999 $1,799$1,599$1,399$2,199$1,599
    2022
    Jan 05 - 31$1,999 $1,699$1,599$1,299$2,199$1,599
    Feb 01 - Mar 23$1,999 $1,599$1,599$1,199$2,199$1,599
    Meal Plans Supplement
    Half-Board (4 nights)$399
    Full-Board (4 nights)$699
    All Inclusive (4 nights)$799
    Provisional cancellation and deposit policy for travel up to Dec 20, 2021: Cancel for any reason up to 60+ days before departure with a booking deposit of $50 per person.
    Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. This is a land-only package without airfare. Tour prices include the service charge, TGST taxes, and Green tax. Please be aware that a ‘Tourism Dirham’ (TD) fee of AED 20 per bedroom (approx. US$6.00) per night will be collected by the hotel in Dubai upon check-in. Tour prices include hotel tax and service charges. Offer based on availability. Blackout dates apply. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Does not apply to groups. This offer does not apply to existing reservations. (LO/090121/C-10)
    Hotel blackout dates in Dubai: Dec 24, 2021-Jan 04, 2022; Gulf Food Exhibition (Feb 12-17, 2022), and Arab Health Exhibition (Jan 23-27, 2022).

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