Welcome to the United Arab Emirates

Join our Arabian adventure to the warm azure seas and golden sands of the United Arab Emirates and discover a land of contrasts: the glimmering spires and confidence of Dubai, and the ancient traditions of nomadic life in the Arabian Desert. Beginning with Dubai, you’ll get to grips with an over-the-top modernity, flux and innovation that has become a playground for an international crowd of the ultra-rich.

Next, delve into Arabian traditions with a dhow cruise and rustic overnight stay in the Arabian Desert with a camel safari and barbecue. Making the most of the temperate climate, the trip concludes in Ras Al Khaimah for relaxation on a gorgeous beach with the option to explore Abu Dhabi.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the immense modern metropolis of Dubai
  • Enjoy traditional Emirati activities, such as a Dhow cruise, camel riding and belly dancing
  • Overnight under the stars in the Arabian Desert
  • Venture to Abu Dhabi, the capital and largest of all the Emirates.
  • Relax in luxury on the beach in Ras Al Khaimah
  • Dates & Prices

    The prices shown below include return flights from a specified UK airport. If you are travelling from outside of the UK, please .

    February 1 - February 8, 2018 (8 days)

    Standard Blind Price: £1499 1 Place Left! Book Now

    Discounted Sighted Price: £899 Contact us for availability

    The prices shown below are for non-UK travellers and do not include return flights and transfers. If you are travelling from within the UK, please .

    Standard Blind Price: 1198 1198 1 Place Left! Book Now

    Discounted Sighted Price: 599 599 Contact us for availability

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    The iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel rises out of the Ocean next to a yellow beach
  • An ornate Arabian-styled white mosque capped with golden detailing and floral marble flooring

    What's Included

    • Flights & transfers from the UK (UK prices only)
    • 2 nights accommodation at Winchester Hotel in Dubai
    • Desert safari camp for one night
    • 4 nights accommodation at Marjan Island Resort & Spa in Ras Al Khaimah
    • All breakfasts & 1 dinner
    • Specified excursions
    • Services of local guides
    • Services of a Traveleyes tour manager
  • Excursions

    • Dubai City Tour
    • Camel Safari & Desert Overnight Experience
    • Dhow Dinner Cruise (optional)
    • Abu Dhabi City Tour (optional)
    The Burj Khalifa rises into the night sky illuminated by many lights

Below is the itinerary for the holiday. Please click each day for more information.

Thursday 1st February

We’ll meet at the airport at 6.10am for our group flight to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

Overnight in Dubai.

Friday 2nd February

Join a city tour to explore the futuristic landscape of Dubai and experience the sheer scale of wealth and level of excess of Dubai’s super-rich compared with the traditional Emirati culture that still thrives closer to the ground. We will visit two contrasting but equally authentic markets, one of spice and one of gold .

We will then head to the Jumierah area of Dubai, stopping at the famous beach of the Burj Al Arab hotel. One of the world most luxurious hotels is a unique structure to behold largely thanks to its sheer scale. It is built on a man made triangular island and is in the shape of a giant white sail jutting out into the ocean.

Our tour will continue to the Dubai marina area. Here we will explore the Palm Islands, man-made islands each shaped like a palm leaf, a true feat of human ingenuity.

We also recommend  the Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building standing at 160 stories.

This evening, you may wish to board a traditional dhow for a cruise along the waterfront of Dubai whilst tucking into dinner. These romantic sea vessels with their iconic triangular sails once transported goods and people across the Indian Ocean in great numbers but are used less and less in the 21st century.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Dubai.

Saturday 3rd February

We will enjoy a morning at leisure to further explore Dubai. We will then embark on an exhilarating dune drive into the heart of the desert in time for a romantic sunset. Be welcomed by Arabic coffee, tea and dates while charcoal is lit for your barbecue which will be enjoyed alongside a Tannoura dance show and exotic belly dance under a starlit sky. You can also experience an unforgettable camel ride, get a henna tattoo, try shisha and listen to traditional Arabic music.

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in the desert.

Sunday 4th February

Following a tranquil night in Arabic tents furnished with carpets and pillows, wake up refreshed and feeling like a Bedouin. Next, transfer to the gorgeous beaches of Ras Al Khaimah. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure relaxing in the warm waters of the sea or pool.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Ras Al-Khaimah.

Monday 5th February

Sit back, relax and enjoy today on the pristine beach and make the most of your hotel’s luxurious surroundings and facilities. There is also an eerie abandoned village near to the hotel that is a spooky and truly bizarre place to explore.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Ras Al-Khaimah.

Tuesday 6th February

Spend the day at leisure in Ras Al Khaimah or join an optional tour to Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirate’s capital and second largest city. Abu Dhabi is home to many of the world’s most extravagant buildings, glamorous shopping centers, and extraordinary attraction parks. Abu Dhabi however is also home to tree-lined boulevards and the political centre of the UAE. Abu Dhabi is the largest of all the emirates, significantly larger than Dubai and Ras Al Khamiah. It has a fascinating history that will be uncovered on this tour. The tour will include the great mosque Sheikh Zayed, the heritage village and the beach promenade.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Ras Al-Khaimah.

Wednesday 7th February

A final day to relax on the golden sands and in the clear warm waters of the Arabian Gulf. Alternatively venture into Ras Al-Khaimah city to discover more of the U.A.E’s culture.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Ras Al-Khaimah.

Thursday 8th February

Today we will return to Dubai for our return flights home.

Breakfast included.