Discover Dubai

6-Day Independent Vacation: Trip begins and ends in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Explore the tradition-rich nation of Dubai, one of the most dynamic and modern cities in the world. A city of super-sized shopping malls, dazzling skyscrapers, traditional souks and elegant mosques. Explore Old Dubai on a morning tour, then head to the desert, riding over the dunes in a 4WD, to an oasis. Sit upon Persian carpets enjoying local food and entertainment under the stars, caressed by the warm desert breeze. Perhaps try riding a camel or getting a henna tattoo!

Highlights include:
• See landmarks such as Jumeirah Mosque, the 200-year-old Fahidi Fort and more.
• Play desert nomad at a Bedouin feast, complete with belly dancing entertainment.
Shop ‘till you drop at Dubai’s traditional souks and add an optional trip to neighboring Abu Dhabi.

From $899
per person*
Year-round through 2014
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Special Interest: City & Resort Stay
Travel Provider:  AAA Sojourns

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An abra, water taxi, on Dubai CreekLand of soaring skyscrapers, man-made islands and massive shopping malls, Dubai is the affluent Gulf city in the United Arab Emirates that invites global attention. Home to the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, modern landmarks like the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab Hotel, an indoor ski resort and more than 70 malls, Dubai manages to entertain travelers with a dizzying mix of old, new and unexpected venues. Weave your own Arabian tales of adventure on this independent vacation that offers a kaleidoscope of activities and attractions - from ultra-modern skyscrapers and lush green parks to lively, bustling souks and the timeless tranquility of the desert.

Camel caravan at sunsetThis flexible and customizable getaway brings contrasts like these to life, taking you from the dynamic international business center of Dubai City to a Bedouin camp in the desert on a four-wheel-drive safari.

Watch the sunset from atop a sand dune then
experience a Bedouin feast with traditional food and entertainment, including belly dancing, live music, henna designs and camel rides.

Water tower house in DubaiA guided tour introduces you to Dubai’s splendor and antiquity with visits to Jumeirah Mosque and the 200-year-old Al Fahidi Fort which houses the fascinating Dubai Museum. After crossing Dubai Creek by abra (water taxi), your tour continues with an exploration of Dubai's old quarter, Bastakia, by foot. Here you'll have the opportunity to shop ‘till you drop in the city's traditional gold and spice souks. Dubai, known as the "City of Gold," is famous for gold shopping, while the narrow lanes of the spice souk are filled with the aroma of spices, nuts, dried fruits and incense.

Price includes:
5 nights at your selected hotel; both standard and deluxe accommodations are available
Meals - Daily breakfast
Sights - Old Dubai City Tour that includes Jumeirah Mosque and Al Bastakia
• Evening 4WD Desert Safari with Dinner
• Round-trip airport transfers

Note: Price given based on standard accommodations. You may upgrade to deluxe accommodations for an additional cost. Alternate and additional sightseeing options, as well as additional hotel nights, are also available. Inquire at time of booking.

Day 1 - Arrive in Dubai
Upon arrival at Dubai Airport, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free.
Accommodation: Your selected Dubai hotel - 5 nights

Day 2 – Half-Day Old Dubai City Tour
Dubai is a city that provides a new setting at every turn, richly mixing together the old and the new. It’s a city of ages that rises out of the desert and crowns the gulf coast with its presence. This tour takes you on a journey through old Dubai. Visit the spice market, the gold souk, the Bastakiya area with traditional wind tower houses and the old Fahidi Fort, which today is the Dubai Museum. You will also make a photo stop at the Jumeirah Mosque, an architectural landmark of Dubai.

Day 3 - Evening 4WD Desert Safari
This afternoon depart to the desert in 4WD vehicles. Experience the thrill of a lifetime while riding through the golden sand dunes of Arabia. Watch the desert sunset from the crest of a high dune and then continue on to a traditional Bedouin campsite for an evening of Arabian entertainment and dining. Relax on comfortable cushions in Bedu tents with a bonfire, and dine on a delicious BBQ buffet of grilled meats, salads and sweets served under the stars. Entertainment includes camel rides, henna designs, belly dancing and live music.

Days 4 & 5 – Free Days
Enjoy two free days to explore the city’s malls and souks at your leisure. Or perhaps add a full-day tour to Abu Dhabi. Ask your AAA Travel Counselor for details.

Day 6 - Depart Dubai
This morning you will be transferred to the Dubai Airport for your flight home.

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*Prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to availability at time of booking, and may change without notice. Price given based on suggested itinerary and standard hotels; final price will depend on hotel availability, itinerary and dates requested, and currency fluctuation until paid in full. Single supplement may apply. Except for packages including air transportation, unless stated otherwise, airfare, taxes and government fees are not included. Offers valid for new bookings only. Member Benefits are per person and apply to first and second traveler only. Member Benefits are available only with advertised fare and are subject to change without notice. Your travel arrangements may be modified or canceled subject to the travel providers’ policies. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. We make every effort for accuracy at time of printing but reserve the right to correct errors. AAA Travel strongly recommends the purchase of trip protection insurance. Except for packages including air transportation, fares may not reflect additional fuel supplement or port charges and vary by provider.

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