BURJ KHALIFA, GRAND MOSQUE, DESERT SAFARI, BEDOUIN CAMP
If you appreciate big, bold, and unabashedly spectacular, consider this escorted Abu Dhabi and Dubai tour package from the U.S. Just 50 years ago, Abu Dhabi could be best described as a fishing village. Thanks to enormous wealth due to its oil reserves, the UAE’s largest emirate has transformed into an impressive destination you have to see to believe. Dramatic Dubai is developing rapidly too. Embodying progress—and excess—it’s become a truly global, open society where visitors immerse themselves in exciting possibilities. Experience all of the must-sees, as your smarTours® guide provides context, dining ideas, and personalized tips on maximizing your free time.
The World Expo in Dubai
Departures that take place between October 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022 will include 1-day World Expo tickets! Please refer to Day 5 & 7 of the 2021 itinerary for an amended itinerary. All original sightseeing is still included.
For COVID-19 updates, please scroll down to our “Before You Depart” section.
- Overnight flight
- 3 nights in Abu Dhabi
- 4 nights in Dubai
- Fish Market (Abu Dhabi)
- Corniche and waterfront (Abu Dhabi)
- Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (Abu Dhabi)
- Dhow Dinner Cruise (Abu Dhabi)
- Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah (Dubai)
- Atlantis hotel and Lost Chambers Aquarium (Dubai)
- Dubai Museum and Abra ride (Dubai)
- Burj Khalifa “At the Top” experience (Dubai)
- Desert safari, Bedouin campsite and BBQ dinner (Dubai)
- Round-trip flight from New York (JFK) (passengers may also book this tour without flights)
- Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
- Tourism Dirham Fee in Dubai
- Accommodations at deluxe hotels
- 2021: 5-star hotel in Dubai and a TripAdvisor top-rated hotel in Abu Dhabi
- 2022: 5-star hotels in Dubai and Abu Dhabi
- 2021: 11 meals (7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners)
- 2022: 12 meals (8 breakfasts, 4 dinners)
- Comprehensive sightseeing as per itinerary
- Experienced English-speaking Tour Director
- Ground transportation
Click the Day-by-Day itinerary above (or swipe on mobile devices) to see the experiences that await on each day of your tour.
Depart from the U.S.
Your Dubai & Abu Dhabi adventure begins with an overnight flight to Abu Dhabi. Your tour includes round-trip airfare from the U.S.
*Passengers who did not purchase flights will join the tour in Abu Dhabi on Day 2.
Arrive in the United Arab Emirates
2021 Departures: Your flight lands in Abu Dhabi today. Upon check-in at your hotel, you will have the remainder of the evening at leisure.
2022 Departures: Your flight lands in Dubai this morning. Before heading to Abu Dhabi, enjoy breakfast in Dubai. Upon check-in at the hotel, you will have some free time before meeting with your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. | Breakfast, Dinner
Southern Sun Abu Dhabi Hotel or similar
Abu Dhabi City Tour and Dhow Dinner Cruise
Abu Dhabi at Leisure or Optional Abu Dhabi Panoramic Tour
Delight in a day of free time. Dive into more of Abu Dhabi, or relax at your luxurious hotel. Perhaps, select our Abu Dhabi Panoramic Tour—please refer to “Optional Tours” for more details.
Dubai Heritage and Modern Dubai City Tour (Including Burj Khalifa “At the Top”)
Desert Safari & Bedouin Campsite
Dubai At Leisure
Depart Dubai/Arrive in the U.S.
Bid farewell to Dubai this morning, as you transfer to the airport and board your return flight. Your memorable journey concludes as you touch down in the U.S. later today.
*The tour will end for passengers who did not purchase flights today, on Day 9, in Dubai.
Prices and dates below include round-trip airfare from New York (JFK). Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination.
|Depart||Return||Depart - Return||Best Value Pricing - Reserve by Sep 03, 2021||
Sep 03, 2021 Price Increase
|2021||2021||w/ eCheck Discount||Sale||After Sale|
|October 5||October 13||Oct 5 - Oct 13||$2,499||$2,599||$2,899||Select|
|October 26||November 3||Oct 26 - Nov 3||$2,499||$2,599||$2,899||Select|
|November 16||November 24||Nov 16 - Nov 24||$2,399||$2,499||$2,799||Select|
|December 7||December 15||Dec 7 - Dec 15||$2,879||$2,979||$3,279||
|December 14||December 22||Dec 14 - Dec 22||$2,649||$2,749||$3,049||Select|
|2022||2022||w/ eCheck Discount||Sale||After Sale|
|January 11||January 19||Jan 11 - Jan 19||$2,499||$2,599||$2,899||Select|
|January 18||January 26||Jan 18 - Jan 26||$2,549||$2,649||$2,949||Select|
|February 8||February 16||Feb 8 - Feb 16||$2,399||$2,499||$2,799||Select|
|February 15||February 23||Feb 15 - Feb 23||$2,599||$2,699||$2,999||Select|
|February 22||March 2||Feb 22 - Mar 2||$2,399||$2,499||$2,799||Select|
|March 8||March 16||Mar 8 - Mar 16||$2,499||$2,599||$2,899||Select|
|March 29||April 6||Mar 29 - Apr 6||$2,399||$2,499||$2,799||Select|
|May 3||May 11||May 3 - May 11||$2,299||$2,399||$2,699||Select|
|June 7||June 15||Jun 7 - Jun 15||$2,399||$2,499||$2,799||Select|
|August 2||August 10||Aug 2 - Aug 10||$2,399||$2,499||$2,799||Select|
|September 6||September 14||Sep 6 - Sep 14||$2,299||$2,399||$2,699||Select|
|September 27||October 5||Sep 27 - Oct 5||$2,299||$2,399||$2,699||Select|
|October 11||October 19||Oct 11 - Oct 19||$2,399||$2,499||$2,799||Select|
|November 1||November 9||Nov 1 - Nov 9||$2,499||$2,599||$2,899||Select|
|2023||2023||w/ eCheck Discount||Sale||After Sale|
|January 17||January 25||Jan 17 - Jan 25||$2,399||$2,499||$2,799||Select|
|March 7||March 15||Mar 7 - Mar 15||$2,399||$2,499||$2,799||Select|
|May 2||May 10||May 2 - May 10||$2,299||$2,399||$2,699||Select|
|September 12||September 20||Sep 12 - Sep 20||$2,399||$2,499||$2,799||Select|
|October 3||October 11||Oct 3 - Oct 11||$2,399||$2,499||$2,799||Select|
Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single room supplement is $599.
May 2 2023 Departure: Single room supplement is $449.
The World Expo in Dubai
Departures that take place between October 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022 will include 1-day World Expo tickets. Please refer to Day 5 & 7 for an amended itinerary. All original sightseeing is still included.
For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00am – 5:30pm EST) at 800-337-7773.
Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made by phone (1-800-337-7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $99 per person for all 2021 departures, and $300 per person for all 2022 departures. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.
Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.
*NEW* Indicated optional tours are now available to pre-book when you reserve your trip. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour!
Availability and pricing are subject to change. Optional tours require a minimum number of participants in order for the tour to operate. If you choose to book your optional tour while on your trip, payments are non-refundable and should be made by cash or credit card (VISA, MasterCard or AmEx, subject to service charge).
Panoramic Abu Dhabi City Tour
- Abu Dhabi
- From approx. $87 Per Person, transfers included
- From approx. $127 Per Person, lunch, refreshments and transfers included
Guided Sharjah City Tour With Lunch
- From approx. $60 Per Person, transfers included
Lunch at Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding – Half Day
- From approx. $88 Per Person, transfers included
Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights
Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights is a 5-star hotel with two iconic towers overlooking the historic creek and city skyline.
PO Box 5668 • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Southern Sun Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi
Hotel for 2021 departures.
Your hotel in Abu Dhabi offers state-of-the-art refinement and luxury overlooking the waterfront. Amenities include on-site dining at several restaurants, plus a rooftop pool and fitness center.
Al Mina Street • Al Zahiya (Tourist Club Area), Abu Dhabi, UAE
Le Royal Méridien Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi, UAE
Sheikh Khalifa Street, PO Box 45505, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
Departing the U.S.: For the safety of everyone in the group, smarTours has implemented some COVID-19 travel requirements which apply to all tours regardless of destination. To learn more, click here.
Returning to the U.S.: In accordance with U.S. entry requirements, smarTours will arrange testing for the group in destination. Full details and requirements can be accessed here. More details including cost will be added when available.
Note: If you are traveling with us on a land-only basis please share your travel plans with us and let us know if you will also need to be tested with the rest of the group.
Please note entry requirements are changing rapidly. For up-to-date information, please click the links below.
- Entry requirements
- State Department Travel Advisory Updates (United Arab Emirates)
- Center for Disease Control Updates & Information (United Arab Emirates)
Your flights between the U.S. and UAE will be on the below airlines.
Please make sure to allow sufficient time for clearing customs and immigration if you are planning a connecting flight. We recommend at least three-and-a-half hours. Please note that flight schedules are subject to change without prior notice.
|2021: Aug. 10||Emirates Airlines||11:00PM||2:25PM|
|2021: Sep. 14, Oct. 5, Oct. 26||Etihad Airways||10:45PM||5:00PM|
|2021: Nov. 16, Dec. 7, Dec. 14||Etihad Airways||10:00PM||4:00PM|
|2022: Jan. 11, Jan. 18, Feb. 15||Emirates Airlines||10:30AM||2:00PM|
|2022: Mar. 8||Emirates Airlines||10:30AM||2:30PM|
|2022: Mar. 29||Emirates Airlines||11:15AM||2:30PM|
|2022: May – Nov.||Emirates Airlines||TBA||TBA|
|2023: All Dates||TBA||TBA||TBA|
ADVANCE SEAT ASSIGNMENT
The above airlines do not assign seats in advance. Seat assignments can only be arranged at the airport upon check-in. If you have a preferred seating choice, please make sure you check-in for your flight as early as possible.
International flights to/from the U.S. are not included. Land-only travelers are responsible for arranging the entry and exit flights, as well as their arrival and departure transfers. smarTours cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by air schedule changes and delays. Unused land services are non-refundable.
Main Tour: Land-only services start upon independent check-in at your Abu Dhabi hotel on Day 2 of the itinerary and end after breakfast at your Dubai hotel on Day 9.
PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION
You must possess a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel. Your passport must contain at least one blank page for the UAE entry stamp. No visa is required for U.S. or Canada passport holders. As of October 13, 2020, the UAE government now requires visitors to show proof of their hotel accommodation booking and return flight upon arrival. Prior to travel, please print your final documents with the hotel and return flight information to present upon arrival. Visitors who do not have the required documentation to present must have $600 USD cash on hand to enter the country. Non-U.S. citizens should check with the respective consulates as to the most current visa requirements to all their travel destinations.
If you are a citizen of a foreign country that requires a visa to the UAE, we are able to secure the visa through our UAE land operator at a cost of $100 USD (included on your invoice and paid directly to smarTours with your final payment). You must email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 75 days prior to your departure and include your travel dates in the subject line. Unfortunately, we cannot accept these documents by mail.
- Clear, scanned color passport copy (photograph of passport not allowed)
- Passport-size (2″ x 2″) color picture in JPEG format, with a file size less than 38 KB (no zip files)
Please remember that it is your responsibility to obtain the necessary travel documents before the trip.
TICKETS AND FINAL DOCUMENTS
Your airline tickets, along with final instructions and additional travel tips, will be sent to you 7–10 days before the scheduled departure of your tour. Please make sure to advise us in case your address changes.
Immunizations are not currently required; however, you should consult your personal physician, local public health authorities or the Center of Disease Control (CDC) as to their suggestions.
CLIMATE & CLOTHING
The UAE has a very warm climate, and we recommend that you bring comfortable clothing. Certain religious sites require a dress code (specifically, long sleeve shirts and long pants or floor length skirts). The temperature in January and February is in the mid 60’s; March, April, November, and December is in the 70’s; May and October is in the 80’s, and September is in the low 90’s.
Your Tour Director will be happy to offer suggestions for restaurants for non-included meals. The average cost for dinner (excluding drinks) in a restaurant is about $20-25 per meal, per person. Your hotels will accept credit cards for non-included meals.
CREDIT CARDS AND LOCAL CURRENCY
Hotels and most stores accept major credit cards. However, for “street shopping” you will need local currency or U.S. Dollars (UAE only). The best place to get local currency is at ATMs. It is recommended that you bring along cash in small denominations.
Each passenger may bring one piece of checked-in luggage (suitcase) max. 44 pounds, and one carry-on not exceeding 18″x10″x8″. We recommend that you do not overpack and that you take a variety of separates with climate and comfort in mind.
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