Example trip

Dubai & The Desert

Best for:

Culture vultures, history buffs and peace seekers

8 nights
$8800
All year

Itinerary highlights

  • Enjoy sunset drinks from the top of the Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building
  • Discover the gold and spice souks of “Old Dubai” and the atmospheric Bastakia area
  • Be driven through the sweeping desert in a 4×4 land cruiser
  • Enjoy a thrilling ride on the world’s fastest rollercoaster
  • Try archery or falconry at Al Maha Resort & Spa

Curated by Jan

“Tour both the old and modern Dubai, visiting the local souks and spending time in the desert. Truly unwind at Al Maha Resort & Spa which is ideal for those looking for alone time.”

Itinerary Details

Day 1
Arrival Dubai

Upon arrival at the airport you’ll be met by a representative who’ll privately transfer you to your accommodation.

The remainder of the day will be spent at your leisure. Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can advise on activities prior to arrival.

From: $8800 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 2
Dubai and the Burj Khalifa

This morning will be spent at leisure. Relax by the pools, enjoy some watersports or play golf.

At sunset you’ll experience drinks from the top of the Burj Khalifa after taking in the sweeping panoramas from the viewing deck on the 123rd floor.

Afterwards we recommend heading down to the Dubai Mall and watching the spectacular dancing fountain show.

From: $8800 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 3
Dubai City Tour

This morning you’ll enjoy a Dubai City Tour. Visit the famous Palm Jumeirah, the world’s largest man-made island, then proceed to “Old Dubai” to explore the Dubai Museum and Bastakia area.

You’ll cross Dubai Creek in a traditional Abra to the Gold and Spice souks, where you’ll spend time wandering through the streets and taking in the hustle and bustle, and the smells, colours and people.

Later, return to your hotel for the afternoon to relax before dinner.

From: $8800 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 4
Desert Safari Experience

Spend this morning at leisure before being picked up from the hotel in the late afternoon for your desert safari experience.

Prepare to venture out to the desert and be driven through the dunes in a 4×4 land cruiser. This is your chance to take photos of the desert landscape, enjoy a camel ride, and indulge in a BBQ whilst watching a traditional belly dancing show.

From: $8800 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 5
Optional Excursions

Enjoy an Abu Dhabi City Tour – your chance to experience the UAE’s capital city. Head to Ferrari World and ride on the world’ s fastest rollercoaster and explore the stunning Grande Mosque.

Alternatively, head to the Burj Al Arab, often described as the world’s most luxurious hotel, for a delicious afternoon tea. Enjoy the 7* service, Michelin standard cuisine and atmosphere.

From: $8800 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 6
Desert Resort - Al Maha Resort & Spa

After breakfast you’ll be privately escorted to the Al Maha Desert Resort, a verdant palm oasis, deep within Dubai’s rolling dunes.

After checking in, you’ll be free to relax by the pool while spying the indigenous Arabian wildlife and admiring the desert landscape.

From: $8800 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 7
Camel Trek and Desert Activities

Spend the day enjoying authentic desert activities. Try traditional archery or falconry, go on a unique camel trek through the desert, experience a wildlife drive, or indulge in a romantic picnic in the dunes.

From: $8800 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 8
Departure

Today you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey home.

From: $8800 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing