United Arab Emirates

Your expedition begins in Dubai, a city of towering skyscrapers and cultural treasures. Experience a desert safari, enjoy a falconry display and demonstrations of Arabic coffee and bread-making. Continue to Abu Dhabi, the capital city that’s home to the Sheikh Sayed Grand Mosque, a palatial architectural wonder. Discover the emirate’s past with a visit to Heritage Village, a reconstruction of a traditional oasis village. Go on a camel safari and ride a camel like a true Bedouin before heading home.

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Language

Arabic

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Time Zone

GMT +4

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Currency

Emirati Dirham (AED)

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Average Temp

81° F

United Arab Emirates Expedition

Dubai & Abu Dhabi from Traditional to Modern

Inspire Your Expedition with Our Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – DUBAI, UAE

Arrive in Dubai

Private transfer to hotel

Accommodations: Hilton Garden Inn Mall of the Emirates

Day 2 – DUBAI

Private City Tour:

  • Bastakiya neighborhood
  • Al Fahidi Historical District / Dubai Museum
  • Abra water taxi to the souks and Jumeirah Mosque
  • Jumeirah Beach
  • Dhow Dinner Cruise

Accommodations: Hilton Garden Inn Mall of the Emirates
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 – DUBAI

Heritage Desert Dinner Safari

Accommodations: Hilton Garden Inn Mall of the Emirates
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 – DUBAI / ABU DHABI

Private transfer to Abu Dhabi

Optional visits:

  • Jumeirah Etihad Towers
  • Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Accommodations: Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 – ABU DHABI

Private City Tour:

  • Yas Island
  • Heritage Village
  • Emirates Palace
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Accommodations: Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 – ABU DHABI

Camel Safari (shared)

Accommodations: Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 – ABU DHABI / DUBAI / HOMEWARD BOUND

Private transfer to Dubai Airport for flight home

Meals: Breakfast

Starting at $1,450 per person
(two travelers, double occupancy, airfare not included)

Itineraries are customized to travelers’ interests and preferences.
Final prices will vary based on dates of travel and number of travelers.

Everything NEI arranged for our New Zealand adventure worked out like clockwork. New Zealand is a picture-perfect country and your tour by land, sea and air showed it off at its best, along with the warm hospitality and pride of its people.

Jacky & Graham G.
Mono, Ontario

When to go:

Year-round (May through October is very hot)

What to eat:

Harees (boiled wheat & meat porridge), Kabsa (rice, meat & vegetables), Luqaimat (crunchy, sweet dumplings)

What to pack:

Light-weight conservative clothing; light jacket or sweater; shawl or scarf; swimwear; comfortable walking shoes; sunscreen, sunglasses, hat; insect repellent; camera equipment; universal adapter

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