Highlights of Dubai and the Desert

Tour both the old and modern Dubai, visiting some of the top hotels and some of the local souks, as well as spending time in the desert.

Day 1: Arrival in Dubai

You will be met at Dubai International Airport by a guide who will transfer you to your accommodation, One and Only Royal Mirage. With intricate architecture, vibrantly colourful gardens and luxurious suites, the Royal Mirage offers first class service, excellent cuisine and outstanding accommodation.

Spend the night here getting ready for your first excursion the next day.

Stay: One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai

Day 2: Exploring Dubai and the Burj Khalifa

Have breakfast in the One and Only Royal Mirage, and spend the morning relaxing by the pools, trying out some watersports, playing golf and exploring the nooks and crannies of this stunning hotel.

At sunset you have your AT THE TOP Burj Khalifa experience. Make sure to be there 15 minutes before you head to the top. The AT THE TOP experience takes you to the viewing deck in the Burj Khalifa on the 123rd floor, overlooking Dubai from a bird’s eye view.

This is a world-class destination and Dubai’s new urban masterpiece. Appreciate it with a cocktail in the At.Mosphere bar, or head down to the Dubai Mall and watch the dancing fountain show.

Stay: One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai

Day 3: Dubai City Tour

After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll start your Dubai City Tour. You will start with “Modern Dubai” visiting the famous Palm Jumeirah, the world’s largest man-made island. Then, proceed to “Old Dubai” where you will see the Dubai Museum and Bastikia.

Cross the Dubai Creek in a traditional Abra to the Gold and Spice souks, where you should spend time wandering through the streets and taking in the hustle and bustle of the smells, colours, people and endless shouting! This is the perfect place to buy souvenirs and gifts to take home.

Later, return to your hotel for the afternoon to relax by the pool, play tennis and have dinner in one of their many restaurants.

Stay: One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai

Day 4: Desert Safari Experience

Breakfast in the One and Only Royal Mirage. Spend the day relaxing by the pool or beach. Between 15.30 and 16.00, you will be collected from your hotel for your afternoon desert safari experience.

Meander through the dunes in our 4×4 land cruisers, and take photos of the desert landscape, as far as the eye can see. Enjoy a camel ride in the dunes and enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner cooked by your local hosts whilst watching a traditional belly dancing show.

Stay: One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai

Day 5: Optional Excursions

Abu Dhabi City Tour – explore the sights and sounds of the UAE’s capital city. Whilst here, head to the world famous Ferrari World and take a ride on the worlds fastest roller coster. Explore the stunning Grande Mosque, experiencing the history, and the religion that surrounds this remarkable building. Pick up 9am, finish at 17.00.

Head to the Burj Al Arab: often described as the worlds most luxurious hotel; this exclusive and private hotel offers guests an experience unlike anything else. Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in the Burj Al Arab, and enjoy the 7* service, Michelin standard cuisine and the atmosphere of one of the best hotels in the world.

Stay: One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai

Day 6: Desert Resort - Al Maha

Breakfast in the One and Only Royal Mirage.

Check out of the Royal Mirage and head to the Al Maha Desert Resort and SpaAl Maha is nestled in a verdant palm oasis, deep within Dubai’s rolling dunes. Sitting by the pool you can spy the indigenous Arabian wildlife and admire the desert landscape. All the suites and rooms are the epitome of desert luxury, complete with Bedouin furnishings and all the mod-cons you would expect.

With a spa, restaurant, infinity pool and endless terraces, the Al Maha is a truly magical stay in the heart of the Dubai desert.

Stay: Al Maha

Day 7 - 8: Camel Trek and Desert Activities

Have breakfast on the terrace at Al Maha resort.

Experience one of the many desert activities on offer in Al Maha. Why not try traditional archery or falconry? Enjoy a unique camel trek through the desert taking in the vast expanse of the stunning dunes as you go.

Stay: Al Maha

Itinerary

Duration Description Overnight
Day 1: Arrival in Dubai One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
Day 2: Exploring Dubai and the Burj Khalifa One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
Day 3: Dubai City Tour One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
Day 4: Desert Safari Experience One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
Day 5: Optional Excursions One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
Day 6: Desert Resort - Al Maha Al Maha
Day 7 - 8: Camel Trek and Desert Activities Al Maha

Inclusions

Included

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Private transfers
  • 24 hour emergency contact

Not Included

  • International and national airfare
  • Visa
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance (please note that travel insurance is mandatory for all Lightfoot Travel holidays)

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From US$ 8800 per person based on two guests travelling

Notes on our prices

  • This price guide provides you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your holiday.
  • Prices are generally based on two people travelling together (unless stated otherwise) on a shared room basis.
  • Prices can fluctuate depending on season, standard of accommodation, excursions selected (private versus shared) etc.
  • This basic structure works very nicely, but don’t forget that Lightfoot Travel can provide a range of experiences and we tailor-make each itinerary based on your travel requirements.
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