TOUR CODE: TJMLDX1
Trip Type: Semi-Independent Tour
An idyllic luxury escape to the Maldivian archipelago combined with the Middle Eastern charm of Dubai. We spend the first three nights at the Grand Hyatt Dubai, an award-winning city resort hotel located on the edge of Dubai’s historic creek. Get a glimpse of Dubai’s history and impressive architecture on a city tour before heading to the Maldives for a five-night stay in a water villa at the luxurious Taj Exotica Resort perched over a picturesque lagoon. Enjoy your private sundeck and a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean from your bathtub in your Lagoon Villa, and delight your taste buds with a culinary explosion at the resort’s award-winning restaurants. Opt for exotic experiences such as fishing by twilight, stingray feeding, and even coral garden planting to enhance your stay. Without a doubt, this Dubai & Maldives package is the ultimate choice for a paradise vacation.
Honeymoon/Anniversary benefits in the Maldives:
*Valid for honeymooners traveling no later than 365 days from the registered marriage date. Copy of the marriage certificate to be sent along with the reservation to avail of benefits.
Taj Exotica Resort amenities:
Upon your arrival, after customs and immigration formalities, you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to the hotel for check-in.
DUBAI CITY TOUR (B)
Dubai is a city that provides a new setting at every turn, offering a rich blend of the old and the new, making it, without a doubt, the leading tourist destination in the Middle East. On our way to Burj Al Arab, the world’s most luxurious hotel, you will have the opportunity to stop for a photo shoot next to the Jumeirah Mosque – an architectural landmark of Dubai. Your route takes you to the magnificent view of Dubai Creek, passing by the heritage area of Bastakiya, with its charming wind-towered houses built by wealthy merchants. Next, you will board an Abra, a traditional boat, to cross the creek to visit the Spice Market and the 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.
This afternoon is free to explore the city at your leisure. You may consider one of our optional Desert 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 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.
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
After being picked up from your hotel, we travel to Abu Dhabi. 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. 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 city center 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 majestic Emirates Palace along the way, and remember to take photos. Explore the majesty of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a palatial architectural wonder among the world’s largest mosques.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the Maldives. Upon arrival, take a 15-minute shared speedboat transfer to the resort. Enjoy your dinner at the resort restaurant.
The Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is an exclusive, private island resort that spreads idyllically along a pristine beach and serene lagoon. You will stay the next five nights in a Water Villa (Lagoon Villa) built on stilts offering private sun decks with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean.
Spend your days at leisure. The award-winning resort seamlessly extends the magic of the island’s natural beauty in its design and offers the finest in gastronomy, services, and amenities. Try the Deep End over-water restaurant, where chefs focus on procuring the highest quality produce, prepared with abundant creativity with neo–cuisine plating. The Jiva Grande Spa offers a range of signature wellness experiences.
Meal plan: Half board (Includes breakfast & dinner daily)
MALDIVES DEPARTURE (B)
Hotel check-out and transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Meals: B= Breakfast D= Dinner
Per person, based on double occupancy
|2022||Land Only||Book by Jul 27, 2022|
|Aug 14, 21, 28||$3,199|
|Sep 04, 11, 18||$3,199|
|Oct 02, 09, 16, 23||$3,399|
|Nov 06, 13, 20, 27||$3,799|
|Dec 04, 11||$3,799|
|Maldives Meal Plan Supplement (For 5 nights)|
|From Half Board to Full Board||$375|
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