Maldives & Dubai
Turquoise Lagoons & Towers

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Maldives

Overview

TOUR CODE: TJMLDX1

Trip Type: Semi-Independent Tour

An idyllic luxury escape to the Maldivian archipelago combined with the Middle Eastern charm of Dubai. First, you will jet off to Dubai, where you’ll spend three nights at the Taj Dubai, situated in the vicinity of the soaring Burj Khalifa. Get a glimpse of Dubai’s history and impressive architecture. Next, it’s on to the Maldives for a five-night stay in a water villa at the luxurious 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 to 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, the Maldives is the ultimate choice for a paradise vacation.

What’s Included

  • 3 nights in a Luxury City View room at Taj Dubai
  • 5 nights in a Lagoon Villa (Overwater Villa) at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
  • Daily breakfast in Dubai
  • Return private airport transfers in Dubai
  • Half-day Dubai City Tour
  • Return shared airport speedboat transfers in the Maldives
  • Half-board meal plan in the Maldives (Breakfast and dinner)

 

Honeymoon/Anniversary benefits in the Maldives:

  • One complimentary 45 mins couple spa therapy at Jiva Grande Spa, subject to availability
  • One complimentary combined sunset cruise, subject to weather conditions.
  • One complimentary 30-minute photography session with one printed picture (per room) of the Guest’s choice.
  • Floral bath decoration, once during the stay.

*Valid for honeymooners traveling no later than 365 days from registered date of marriage. Copy of the marriage certificate to be sent along with the reservation to avail benefits.

Taj Exotica Resort amenities:

  • Welcome glass of Sparkling Wine or Fresh Juice upon arrival.
  • Personalized Butler Service.
  • Complimentary access to Gymnasium and non-motorized Water Sports excluding lessons and stand-up paddle.
  • Complimentary Standard WiFi Plan up to four devices per room.
  • Complimentary Snorkeling Equipment for two per room.
  • All hotel taxes and service charge

Itinerary

DAY 01

ARRIVE DUBAI

Upon your arrival, after customs and immigration formalities, you will be welcomed by our representative and transfer to the hotel for check-in.

DAY 02

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. Dubai is a city of ages that rises out of the desert and crowns the Gulf Coast with its presence. On our way to Burj Al Arab, the world’s most luxurious hotel, you will have the opportunity to stop for a photoshoot 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. (This tour is on a share basis.) 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, as well as 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.

 

Optional Experience:

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

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.

 

Optional Experience:

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 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 among the world’s largest mosques.

DAY 04

DUBAI/MALDIVES (B/D)

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 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.

DAY 05 – 08

MALDIVES (B/D)

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. The Jiva Grande Spa offers a range of signature wellness experiences. Try the Deep End over-water restaurant where chefs focus on procuring the highest quality produce, prepared with an abundance of creativity with neo–cuisine plating.

Meal plan: Half board (Includes breakfast & dinner daily)

DAY 09

MALDIVES DEPARTURE (B)

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

Meals: B= Breakfast          D= Dinner

Contact us at (800) 988-4833 or Email us to Book this Trip NOW!

Dates & Prices

Per person, based on double occupancy

    Departure DatesLand OnlySolo Traveler Supplement
    2022
    Jan 06 - Apr 19$5,999$5,199
    Apr 20 - Jul 07$4,899$4,099
    Jul 08 - Aug 12$5,499$4,599
    Aug 13 - 25$4,899$3,999
    Aug 26 - Sep 25$4,999$4,099
    Sep 26 - Oct 24$5,099$4,199
    Oct 25 - Dec 16$5,699$4,799
    Maldives Meal Plan Supplement (For 5 nights)
    Upgrade to Full Board$375
    Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. This is a land-only package without airfare. 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 and cannot be combined with other offers or promotions. This offer does not apply to groups and existing reservations. Compulsory Festive Dinner Supplements apply during Christmas Eve and New Year Eve. (LO/112421/C-10)

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