TOUR CODE: DXBSAII
Trip Type: Semi-Independent Tour
This nine-day journey takes you to the two most popular destinations – Dubai and Maldives. We will stay three nights at the 4-star Hilton Garden Inn next to the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, a city in the United Arab Emirates known for its luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture, and rich Arabic culture. Complete your vacation with a five-night stay at the stylish SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton in the Maldives, a nation of islands in the Indian Ocean known for postcard-perfect palm trees, pristine sandy beaches, and turquoise lagoons. This Dubai & Maldives vacation is a perfect getaway for all occasions.
Honeymoon/Anniversary benefits in the Maldives:
*Copy of marriage certificate required upon check-in.
Hotel amenities in the Maldives:
ARRIVE IN DUBAI
Upon your arrival, after customs and immigration formalities, you will be welcomed by our representative and transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day is free at leisure.
DUBAI CITY TOUR (B)
Dubai is a city of ages that rises out of the desert and crowns the Gulf Coast with its presence. Our tour starts with a magnificent view of Dubai Creek, passing by the heritage area of Bastakiya, with its charming wind-towered houses built by wealthy merchants. Then we take a water taxi across the creek to the renowned spice markets and Gold Souk. You will then move on to the 225-year-old Al Fahidi Fort, where the Dubai Museum holds precious archives of the city’s past and chronicles of its developing stages. The remainder of the day and evening is free for independent exploration.
Optional Experience (Minimum of two participants)
Heritage Dinner Safari Tour shared: +$185 per person
Take a step back and experience Dubai as it was 50 years ago. Your professional guide will escort you on a fascinating journey in a classic 1950s 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.
FULL DAY IN DUBAI (B)
Morning and afternoon at leisure for further exploration of this vibrant city. Or participate in our optional full-day tour to Abu Dhabi.
Full-day Abu Dhabi City Tour
Private: + $245 per person, minimum of two participants
Shared: +$135 per person, minimum of two participants
Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, is a gem to discover. Wander around the city’s cultural landmarks and be mesmerized by the magnificent skyline it has worked on through the years. First, we visit the spectacular Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a palatial architectural wonder that is one of the world’s largest mosques. Then the drive takes you back towards the Persian Gulf as you admire the modern-day developments along the Abu Dhabi Corniche. Admire some of the world’s most ultra-modern, breathtaking skyscrapers and luxury hotels, such as Emirates Palace, facing the pristine beach. Visit the traditional vegetable, dates, and fish markets of Port Zayed to the northeast of the city. Due to its strategic position in the city’s heart, Port Zayed has been instrumental in bolstering Abu Dhabi’s international trade and plays a pivotal role in Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030, the government’s drive to achieve economic diversification. Our tour ends with a visit to the Heritage Village for an insight into the traditional side of Abu Dhabi. This reconstructed desert village features handicraft stalls and open workshops.
Fly to the Maldives today. Upon arrival, take a 15-minute shared speedboat transfer to the resort on a private island in the Laccadive Sea.
Spend your days at leisure to enjoy all the hotel’s amenities.
MALDIVES DEPARTURE (B)
Hotel check-out and transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Meals: B= Breakfast L=Lunch D= Dinner
Per person, based on double occupancy
|2023||Land Only||Solo Traveler Supplement|
|Feb 08, 28||$2,199||$1,699|
|Mar 07, 14, 21, 28||$2,199||$1,699|
|Apr 04, 11||$2,299||$1,799|
|May 02, 09, 16, 23, 30||$1,699||$1,299|
|Jun 06, 13, 20, 27||$1,699||$1,299|
|Maldives Meal Plan Supplements (5 nights)|
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