Dubai Shopping Festival
Travel date: January 24-28, 2017
DAY 1 ARRRIVAL DUBAI
Upon arrival, meet and assist. Transfer to hotel for check in and overnight.
DAY 2 DUBA (B,D)
After breakfast proceed to DUBAI CITY Tour. To experience the modern and ancient city tour o f Dubai, our route takes us to the highest buildings in the Middle East. After a short break by the Creek we arrive to the oldest part of the city, Bastakia where old wind -towered houses of wealthy merchants are still to be seen. Close by we visit the fascinating Dubai Museum in the Al Fahidi Fort, which has been there almost for two centuries defending the settlers of early days. We continue our tour through material market taking a closer look at the wind -towers on our way to Abras, local water taxis that will take us across the Creek to the area of spice and gold souks. As the final destination of this four hour tour we will walk through the bustling alleys of these souks being amazed by mystical aromas of numerous spices and the breath -taking amount of dazzling jewelry varying from traditional to the latest designs at amazingly affordable prices displayed by almost 200 shops.Then in the afternoon wait at the pickup point for HALF DAY DESERT SAFARI WITH BBQ DINNER. An adventure like no other, the desert safari will start off by driving over sand dunes of varying colors and heights, riding luxurious four -wheel drive vehicles. All throughout this ride, you will be enthralled by the spectacular scenery that nature has to offer. An opportunity to view the full glory of an Arabian Desert sunset will be a cherished experience. A traditional Arabian campsite awaits you for more activities to savor. Opportunities to ride a camel, smoke aromatic Shisha (water pipe), sand surf, or have a traditional henna painting done are all part of the experience. As for the grand culmination, a 3 -course Arabic feast is to be enjoyed, having the moonlit sky and an Arabian folk music as background completing the mood. Back to hotel for overnight.
DAY 3 – DUBAI- ABU DHABI (B,D)
After breakfast, drive to Abu Dhabi for City Tour. This tour is the ideal way to discover the beautiful capital of Abu Dhabi. On our way from Dubai we will pass the Jebel Ali Port –The largest man-made port in the world and the thriving Jebel Ali Free Zone. Afterwards we will stop at a carpet market where a huge variety of fabulous carpets from all around the world are being sold at very affordable prices. A buffet lunch will be enjoyed at one of the best restaurants. Our tour continues to the old souk where you can experience the bustle of everyday life and magnificent Abu Dhabi Corniche up to the end of the breakwater that stretches out into the sea, giving you a splendid view of the city skyline. We then visit a local crafts where local handicrafts based on the traditional “tali” handwork are made. Our tour ends with a short round at the Dhow yard where traditional boats are built the same way they have been for hundreds of years. Then spend the rest of the afternoon at Ferrari World. Ferrari World is a Ferrari themed amusement park on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The central park is situated under a 200,000 m2 (2,152,782 sqft) roof making it the largest indoor amusement park in the world. Ferrari World officially opened on 4 November 2010. The theme park is home to Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller coaster. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 4 – DUBAI (B,D)
Today we proceed to The Palm Island – set to be the 8th wonder of the world – Dubai Marina – World’s largest master planned waterfront development of its kind – and Emirates Hills – offering the ultimate life style experience up to Atlantis Hotel. Time permitting, visit the latest Dubai Miracle garden and be amazed by its beauty! Then proceed to Emirates and Dubai Mall for some shopping and leisure. In the evening, the group will proceed for Dhow Dinner Cruise Enjoy an unforgettable evening cruising along the Dubai Creek onboard our traditionally decorated Dhow. A sumptuous buffet dinner will be served including continental and oriental dishes. Soft drinks and mineral water are included. Experience the atmosphere of Dubai by night accompanied by Arabic music.
DAY 5- DUBAI NEW ATTRACTIONS (B)
Explore the world’s first Bollywood themed park. From cinematic rides and blockbuster attractions to extravagant live shows, delicious Indian dining and fun shopping – you can dive into and navigate the spectacular world of Bollywood. Next visit Dubai Frame it is a project conceived and titled by Fernando Donis and his office DONIS. The design was selected as the winner of the 2009 ThyssenKrupp Elevator International Award from 926 proposals. After, last minute shopping before transfer to airport for early morning return flight.
Tour Cost: USD$1680/person
- USD$ 450 – Single supplement (for those taking single room)
- USD$ 185 – Approx. taxes (subject to change until final ticketing)
- PHP 1,620 – Philippine Travel Tax
- USD$ 48 – mandatory tips for drivers and tour guides
- USD$ 85 – Tourism Dirham Tax
- USD$ 150 – Dubai Visa Fee
PAYMENT & CANCELLATIONS:
- *A non-refundable deposit of USD$500.00 per person upon reservation including visa fees & documents NOT LATER than 3 months prior departure.
- * Fifty percent due 2 months prior departure
- *Balance or full payment due upon ticketing or 1 month prior departure.
- *Cancellation charge of fifty percent (50%) of tour cost will be imposed if cancellation is done one month before departure date
- *Full tour cost will be forfeited if cancellation is done (2) weeks before, departure
- *Unused portion of the tour is non-refundable.
TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDE Philippine travel tax (PHP 1620.00), taxes on air tickets, airport and departure taxes, Dubai visa fee and assistance, travel insurance, medical and hospitalization expenses, tours and transportation expenses during free periods, porter age of extra luggage, drinks and meals not specified in the itinerary, tips for drivers and tour guides (USD8/day/pax) and such other personal nature like telephone calls, fax, laundry, room service and expenses not mentioned in the itinerary terms and conditions. EPHESUS TRAVELAND TOURS has arranged for the various tour services to be performed under the responsibility of various operators. Our company or its Subagents therefore only acts as agents for the operators providing the various services described in this tour and assume no responsibility or liability that may occur out of or in connection with losses or unexpected expenses due to delays, overbooking, and defaults. The tour itineraries and prices are subject to change without prior notice. Our Company reserves the right to cancel, reschedule and increase the tour cost should we fall short red number of passengers (10pax). The payment for a reservation fee on the tour shall constitute acceptance and consent to all provisions in the tour conditions/responsibility published in this tour.