Hey, it’s Phoenix and Wanda here…
We are headed back to Dubai and inviting you to join us! Come explore the vast desert on a safari adventure. Enjoy dinner on the Persian Sea. Take in the beauty of the Golden Palace, and indulge at the Golden Souk as this adventure will take you on a wild ride through history and innovation, and all the way up the highest building to watching the sunset on the desert sands…. Dubai has it all!! Come see for yourself!
Let me tell you more…
Sheraton Mall of the Emirates Hotel Dubai
Centrally located on Dubai’s busy highway, Sheikh Zayed Road, the Sheraton Mall of the Emirates Hotel Dubai offers guests the ideal way to stay close to everything that makes the city truly unique. The hotel is an iconic part of the Dubai skyline and is directly connected to the Mall of the Emirates, one of the biggest and most famous malls in the country, featuring over 630 brands, children’s entertainment and an indoor ski slope.
* We will be here for the entire stay. Daily breakfast is included.
Group dinner by Dubai Fountains, at Arabic restaurant Abd Al Wahab.
Safari Camp Dinner – We will enjoy a BBQ dinner, with non-alcoholic drinks served at our table while you enjoy a Tanura dance show as well as henna tattoos, shisha pipe and shopping.
Dhow Dinner Cruise on Dubai Marina – Our dinner cruise takes place aboard an Arabic-style wooden boat known as a dhow. Take in the sights of the city such as the Atlantis hotel and the Palm Jumeirah along the Marina Dubai, which glows at night. Dinner includes main courses, salads, desserts, and fresh fruit, along with unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, juices, soft drinks, water, tea, and coffee. Spend the evening aboard a traditional dhow boat.
Sharjah and Dubai
Start with panoramic tour of the city, drive by Quran roundabout, with beautiful examples of Islamic architecture. Visit Sharjah Islamic museum 30 min. Continue Sharjah Blue souk free time for shopping 1 hour (prices in Sharjah are better than Dubai, but no spices here). At noon I will suggest a place to eat in Dubai or Sharjah. After lunch (on your own) continue to visit Dubai Frame enjoy views of where Dubai started and what is new Dubai. Then enjoy a ride on a typical water taxi “abra”, to cross to the Spice and Gold Souks, 1 hour for shopping. Those who want to stay longer can, and return by taxi.
Sharjah Islamic Museum
The Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization is a museum in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The museum, opened in 2008, covers Islamic culture, with more than 5,000 artifacts from the Islamic world.
The Dubai Frame is an architectural landmark in Zabeel Park, Dubai. It holds the record for the largest frame in the world. Whilst described by The Guardian newspaper as “the biggest picture frame on the planet, ” it is also controversial as the “biggest stolen building of all time.”
Spice and Gold Souk
The Gold Souk, located on Dubai Creek’s south bank in the Deira, specializes in glitz and glamour. Featuring glittering displays of necklaces, bracelets and earrings from more than 300 retailers, the Gold Souk is one of the most renowned gold jewelry trading centers in the world. In fact, approximately 20 percent of the world’s gold passes through this market. But if you’re not one for gold, don’t fret. The souk also sells platinum, diamonds and silver.
The City tour start with photo stop at Dubai Marina Continue to Jumeirah Palm Island, stop by The Pointe for photo, then we will take the monorail out of the island, to view the Palm Island above street level. Last photo stop will be of Burj al Arab from Souk Madinat Jumeirah.
Dubai Marina is an affluent residential neighborhood known for The Beach at JBR, a leisure complex with al fresco dining and sandy stretches to relax on. Smart cafes and pop-up craft markets line waterside promenade Dubai Marina Walk, while Dubai Marina Mall is packed with chain and luxury fashion brands. Upscale yachts cruise through the large man-made marina, where activities range from jet-skiing to skydiving.
The Pointe, Palm Island
The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, is Dubai’s new iconic waterfront destination. It is a hub for the best dining restaurants, cafés, and shopping outlets.
The Burj Khalifa is also the tallest freestanding structure in the world, has the highest number of stories in the world, has the highest occupied floor in the world, has the highest outdoor observation deck in the world, has the elevator with longest travel distance in the world, and has the tallest service elevator that only takes 60 seconds to get to the 124th floor!
Ski Dubai is an indoor ski resort with 22,500 square meters of indoor ski area with tons of fun in the SNOW! The park maintains a temperature of -1 degree to 2 degrees Celsius throughout the year. It is a part of the Mall of the Emirates, one of the largest shopping malls in the world, located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The Miracle Garden
Each season, as the weather begins to cool at the onset of winter, the gates reopen at Dubai Miracle Garden. With more than 150 million flowers in full bloom, this 72,000-sq-m paradise has flowered into one of the region’s most picturesque, sweet-scented destinations since it first opened nearly nine years ago – fittingly, on Valentine’s Day.
Endless cultural experiences in the heart of wonder. A one-stop-shop for the best entertainment, shopping, dining, and attractions in Dubai, you’re bound to discover new wonders with every visit as you experience cuisine and cultures from all around the world. ****THIS IS A FAVORITE OF MINE!!!***
Safari Tour 4×4 cars will pick you up to drive to the desert area to enjoy exciting drive through the desert with licensed desert drivers, take amazing photographs with the sand dunes and have fun sandboarding.
Abu Dhabi visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (lunch buffet included)
From Dubai drive to Abu Dhabi visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Continue panoramic tour of the city, passing by the Al Bateen Palace residential area. Enjoy buffet lunch at Emirates Palace, Le Vendome. After lunch drive by the Abu Dhabi Corniche to the Ferrari World amusement park photo stop.
Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, sits off the mainland on an island in the Persian (Arabian) Gulf. Its focus on oil exports and commerce is reflected by the skyline’s modern towers and shopping megacenters such as Abu Dhabi and Marina malls. Beneath white-marble domes, the vast Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque features an immense Persian carpet, crystal chandeliers and capacity for 41,000 worshipers.
Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is one of the world’s largest mosques and an architectural masterpiece that beautifully combines Islamic architecture and design.
Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Founder of the UAE, had the mosque built in the capital city Abu Dhabi to create a cultural haven that welcomes and inspires people from all backgrounds.
Emirates Palace is a world-famous hotel known for its enchanting Arabesque style, award-winning five-star hospitality and wonderfully unique and authentic local experiences. Covered in gold, and sprawling with ornate decor and prestige…this is a must see!! And OH MY GOSH the lunch buffet is going to be EPIC!! 🙂
- Daily Breakfast Buffet
- All activities listed, tickets and entry, unless otherwise stated
Tipping for tour Lulu (main tour guide), porters, driver & tips for welcome dinner
- Transfers, driver and guide (tipping not included)
- Meals as indicated
What’s Not Included
- All airfares, departure taxes & fuel surcharges, seat selection
- Tipping for food and drink services (unless specified), and the safari night
- Travel Insurance (REQUIRED)
- Meals not included in the itinerary
- Any additional activities
- Any other item(s) not included in our itinerary
- Additional optional activities available for the free time
$3,394 USD per person based on double occupancy.
$550 USD per person for single supplement.
$500 USD deposit is required to hold your space and is non-refundable.
Payment is full is due before July 15th, 2023.
Payments will be the total divided out by how many months there are before the final payment date using the form of payment submitted for the initial deposit. * If you want to break out payments differently it can be done but will need to be arranged and if you have multiple payment types that can be arranged as well.
For The Trip: Any cancellation will result in a total loss of the $500 USD deposit. Any cancellation made between: January 1st, 2023 and May 1st, 2023 will result in a loss of 50% of the trip price. Any cancellation made between: May 2nd and July 15th 2023 will result in a total loss of funds. We reserve the right to cancel the trip, (if we do so your deposit is refunded in full). Travel Insurance is REQUIRED for this trip.
You should be aware that COVID-19 and the health and security measures around COVID-19 may impact elements of this trip and influence the operation of some travel services. Iceland, and the airline(s) you are traveling on may all have strict requirements on travel to limit the spread of COVID-19.
- Wearing of masks at airports, while in flight and when out in public.
- Active testing for COVID-19 that may include blood testing before permission is granted to board any flight or enter a country.
- Being able to show proof of health via formalized means (Certificate or similar).
- Subject to screening on arrival at your destination country or any transit countries.
- Subject to quarantine periods in any country subject to screening results.
- Changing restrictions on sightseeing, due to closures or other public health concerns.
- Subject to limitation/restrictions on travel to the destination by your country of residence/citizenship.
- Possible compulsory quarantine on return to your country of residence/citizenship.
COVID-19 is causing constant and ongoing changes in the application of the above types of measures and the way an airline, airport or country chooses to deal with the threat of COVID is constantly changing.
We will keep you as informed as we can, however, it is also your responsibility to stay informed of all requirements in relation to your travels and any COVID-19 based restrictions, and I suggest these are constantly monitored right up until departure, as they can change at any time. See Travel.State.Gov or the CDC website.