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. We spent the first three nights at Taj Dubai, located within a short distance of the souks, Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa. 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.

What’s Included

  • 3 nights in a  Luxury room City View 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)

 

Maldives Honeymoon/Anniversary benefits:

  • 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 the registered marriage date. Copy of the marriage certificate to be sent along with the reservation to avail of 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 IN DUBAI

Upon your arrival, after customs and immigration formalities, you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred 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. 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.

 

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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. 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)

DAY 09

MALDIVES DEPARTURE (B)

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

Meals: B= Breakfast          D= Dinner

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Dates & Prices

Per person, based on double occupancy

    2023Land Only
    Jan 15$4,999
    Feb 05, 19, 26$4,999
    Mar 05, 12, 19, 26$4,999
    Apr 02, 09$4,999
    Apr 23, 30$4,399
    May 07, 14, 21, 28$4,199
    Jun 04, 11, 18, 25$4,199
    Jul 02$4,199
    Aug 20, 27$4,199
    Sep 03, 10, 17, 24$4,299
    Oct 01, 08, $4,399
    Maldives Meal Plan Upgrade
    From Half Board to Full Board$499
    Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. This is a land-only package without airfare. Please note 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. Offer based on availability; blackout dates apply and cannot combine with other offers or promotions. (LO/112322/C-10)

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