THURSDAY DEPART CANADA
Make your way to your own way to Toronto’s Pearson International airport for your flight to Dubai. Enjoy in-flight meals and services on your overnight flight
FRIDAY DUBAI – ARRIVAL
On arrival at Dubai International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Dubai
SATURDAY DUBAI – CITY TOUR (B, D)
This morning meet your local tour guide for a short city tour. Meet your local tour guide/driver for a short orientation tour. Experience the historic sites and vibrant cosmopolitan life of Dubai on this comprehensive sightseeing tour of the city. See Dubai's famous landmarks like the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel and the beautiful Jumeirah Mosque, and learn interesting details about them from your local guide/driver. Take in views of the city's most picturesque palaces and residential areas, and venture into Al Bastakiya, Dubai's inspiring old quarter. Then visit the spice souk. You will also have free time to shop in the glistening gold souk!
In the evening, picked up by driver for Dhow dinner cruise Dhow dinner cruise on sharing basis with return transfer: Awaken your senses as you cruise gently along Dubai Creek - on board of an exquisitely decorated traditional Dhow. Lively Arabian music adds flavour to the buffet of Continental and Oriental dishes. Silhouettes of heritage villages against the bright city lights trace the merging of the past with the present. Revel in the traditional charm of Arabian dhow cruise in modern comfort (Dhow Dinner inclusive of water and soft drinks). Overnight at your hotel in Dubai
SUNDAY DUBAI (B)
Enjoy this day at leisure or consider the following optional tour.
Optional: Modern Dubai with Burj Khalifa Experience:
Dubai Today offers visitors a myriad Experience – from the unforgettable charms of the traditional souks to inspiring imposing Skyscrapers. Our journey starts at the world’s tallest building, ‘Burj Khalifa’, situated above The Dubai Mall one of the world’s largest shopping malls, where you will have the opportunity to visit the 50metre long aquarium and visualize the exotic wonders of aquatic life firsthand through breathtaking views.
Our journey continues to Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah, a manmade island that has become a potent symbol of our Emirate. We will have a photo stop opposite the ultra-luxurious Atlantis the Palm hotel. Your unforgettable journey will end at Souk Madinat Jumeirah, a colorful and vibrant market in an Arabian city. Winding paths and passageways will lead you through a real Arabic bazaar like ambience mixing high end boutiques, local artisans and delicious cuisines in an explosion of sensations that finish in beautiful views towards the canals of the resort Madinat Jumeirah and the stunning vista of the Burj Al Arab.
Overnight in Dubai
MONDAY DUBAI – DESERT SAFARI WITH BBQ (B, D)
Enjoy this morning at leisure. At around 3.30 PM you will meet your safari guide and proceed on a dune drive at Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. The mysterious desert beckons you for a magical evening out – an adventure you’ll never forget. Leaving behind the bustle of the city in the afternoon, our safari guides will transport you for a thrilling journey over rolling dunes deep into the heart of the desert. From the crest of a high dune, watch the sun cast its orange glow over the vast expanse of rippling sand all round you as it sets. Like a shimmering mirage in the distance you will see the flickering lights of your camp where a traditional Arabian welcome awaits you. The encampment conjures up images of the Arabian nights. Relax on comfortable low cushions in Bedu tents and quench your thirst, have your hands painted with intricate henna designs, experience a short camel ride, or just enjoy the aromatic shisha. A feast of grilled meats, fresh salads and delectable Arab sweets is served and under a galaxy of stars, you will be entertained by the bewitching belly dancer swaying to the haunting strains of Arabian music. You won't want this enchanting evening to end. Overnight in Dubai
TUESDAY DUBAI (B)
Full day at leisure; perhaps book an optional excursion. Overnight in Dubai
Optional: Full day tour of Abu Dhabi:
Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and the residence of the Federal National Council. One of the world’s largest producers of oil, Abu Dhabi, has actively attempted to diversify its economy in recent years through investments in financial services and tourism. Your journey begins in Dubai, where you will travel past the world’s largest man made port at Jebel Ali and onward for the two–hour drive to Abu Dhabi. You will be mesmerised by the grandness of the new additions to Abu Dhabi’s skyline, as well as the majestic Grand Mosque, which is one of the largest mosques in the world. You will then be driven through the heart of the city where you can see the famous Union Square, which houses symbolic themes inspired by the customs of the country. After a drive along the Corniche, you will visit the Heritage Village, specially designed by late HH Sheikh Zayed Ben Sultan al Nahyan, as a reminder of the past for the younger generation. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy shopping at Abu Dhabi Marina Mall, home to a large array of luxury boutiques and souvenir stores. Dress Code: Loose long trousers or long skirts & long sleeves. No shorts for men, no tight & transparent clothing. Women must cover their head with a scarf.
WEDNESDAY DUBAI DEPARTURE (B)
Today you will be transferred back to Dubai International Airport for your flight back home.