This custom designed Journey will showcase some of the top sights and activities that make the UAE one of the top destinations in the World. Your Journey begins from Chicago (ORD) on Emirates Airline, consistently ranked as one of the Top Airlines in the World. The non-stop flight will deliver you to Dubai overnight with meal service in flight. An Advantage rep will be with you.
Day 1: Monday, Oct 14 – Depart USA (ORD-O’Hare International Airport, Chicago)
Chicago to Dubai: Emirates flight EK 236 Departs Chicago at 8:45 pm and lands in Dubai at 7:10 pm on Tuesday, the 15th of October.
Day 2: Tuesday, October 15
Arrive Dubai and you will be met by our tour guides and escorted to Abu Dhabi and the Jumeirah Towers Abu Dhabi. At the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, you will experience contemporary luxury with genuine hospitality and personalized service in a setting of spectacular design and dramatic architecture in Abu Dhabi’s premier location; the Corniche. Enjoy a range of exceptional leisure options, unwind in one of the design-led rooms, be impressed by unique venues, and discover unparalleled culinary experiences. Check-in and relax, before enjoying a Welcome Dinner then free evening.
Day 3: Wednesday, Oct 16th
The capital of the United Arab Emirates is a fascinating mix of tradition and progression. Start your day with a Buffet Breakfast at your hotel. After, we meet in the lobby for our day of touring. We will start with a tour of the Falcon Hospital. The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital has opened its doors in 2007 to visitors to experience the fascinating world of falcons and falconry. The “Falcon World Tour” offers an exciting and interactive tour all around falcons – from history to modern times. Next visit The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the largest mosque in the country, it is the key place of worship for daily prayers, Friday gathering and Eid prayers. We will stop and enjoy Lunch then proceed to pass through the residential area of Al Bateen and the Royal Palaces to be amazed at the beauty and opulence of the area as we drive along Abu Dhabi Corniche. Then tour the Souqs at Mina Zayed and a photo stop at Emirates Palace Hotel. This evening is free to enjoy Abu Dhabi. Meals B, L
Day 4: Thursday, Oct 17th
Start your day with a Buffet Breakfast at your hotel. Secure your luggage and check-out of your room. After, meet in the lobby with your luggage for your day of touring. We transfer for your visit and tour of the Louvre Museum. The Louvre Abu Dhabi is one of the newest attractions in this fascinating city. An unprecedented alliance between Abu Dhabi and France, with one of the highest levels of cultural cooperation ever created between two countries. After, enjoy lunch, then transfer to Dubai. Soon after we arrive at the Taj Dubai, your home while in Dubai. An intoxicating fusion of extravagance, heritage and contemporary style, the Taj Dubai occupies a prime location, in the Emirates’ most famous city. With lavish guest rooms that are a mix of rich Indian artistry and traditional influences, suffused with a cool, vibrant twist. The Taj Dubai is conveniently located at the Burj Khalifa precinct, located a mere five minutes from the famed Downtown area and Dubai Mall.
After some time to relax and enjoy the hotel, we depart for our Private Dune Dinner in our Exclusive Bedouin-style Desert Camp. The mysterious desert is the ideal venue for a magical and memorable evening. You can enjoy a dune drive through the desert, private Falcon viewing at the amphitheater, a beautiful sunset amongst the dunes, camel rides, sandboarding, henna hand painting and aromatic shisha available at the camp. Then enjoy an Arabic style buffet under the stars at the camp. Meals B, L, D
Day 5: Friday, Oct 18th
Start your day with a Buffet Breakfast at your hotel. After, we meet in the lobby for our day of touring. With a Dubai City Tour. This fascinating tour provides an insight into Dubai’s rich history with a stop at the Burj Al Arab, the Jumeirah Mosque, the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding for a Heritage tour and then Lunch. We continue with the Al Fahidi Cultural Neighborhood and art district. Then we cross the creek by traditional abra (water taxi) and visit the spice and gold Souks and the Dubai Museum.
Later we return to the hotel and after some time to freshen up, we will enjoy the Bateaux Dubai -Dinner Cruise with a 360-degree view of Dubai Creek from the sleek, all-glass, Seine-designed Bateaux Dubai boat. You will enjoy a delicious four-course, à-la-carte menu freshly prepared on board. Spectacular photo opportunities of Dubai Creek at night (National Bank of Dubai, Chamber of Commerce, Sheikh Saeed’s House and Heritage Village). Meals B, L, D
Day 6: Saturday, Oct 19th
Start your day with a Buffet Breakfast at your hotel. After, we meet in the lobby for your day of touring. Today we will explore Dubai’s rich traditional Bedouin heritage to today’s futuristic skyline of the city. Proceed to the At The Top for a visit as well as the Souq Al Bahar and spend time at leisure at Dubai Mall, then proceed for a drive along the Palm with a stop at Atlantis. Then a Monorail and Lost Chambers visit, and a drive around the Dubai Marina and the Jumeirah Beach Residence. Meals: B
Day 7: Sunday, Oct 20th
Start your day with a Buffet Breakfast at your hotel. After enjoying a free last day in the UAE for relaxations, to enjoy the many activities at the hotel or in the area. This evening, we will come together for a Farewell dinner. Meals: B, D
Day 8: Monday, Oct 21st
Early morning, secure your luggage and settle your room account for check-out and transfer to the airport for your flight home. You will fly home on Emirates EK 235 departing DXB at 9:55 am. You will arrive back at ORD (Chicago) at 3:45 pm on the same day. Meals: B and meals en route on the flight
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Itinerary, times and events subject to change
No Visa or Vaccinations are required to visit the United Arab Emirates.
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