Experience one of the World’s Top Destinations with a custom designed itinerary!
Itinerary subject to change
Your Accommodations: SLS Dubai Hotel
- Located in the Downtown district, the SLS Dubai Hotel offers spectacular, unobstructed views of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, as well as Dubai Creek.
- The SLS Dubai Hotel comprises 254 expertly designed hotel rooms and is one of the tallest hotels in the region.
- A variety of smart dining options. two magnificent infinity pools situated atop the 75-story and the fantastic Ciel Spa make this hotel a great place to stay in Dubai.
Tue, 15 Feb
Depart the US for overnight flight to Dubai.
Wed, 16 Feb
Arrive in Dubai
After your overnight flight on 15 February arrive in Dubai the next evening.
Upon Arrival at Dubai International Airport, you will clear Immigration, and you will gather your luggage and clear Customs and your representative of Advantage International will greet you in the arrival hall and assist with the transfer to your hotel.
Dubai is a city on the move, continuously at the forefront of the world, the city has something new and wonderful to offer every day. It’s the center for great cuisine, shopping, spas, golf courses, and entertainment.
This evening, at check-in we will have a meet and greet with Michael Baisden and fellow Travel Club members.
Free evening to check-in, settle in and relax for the night.
Thu, 17 Feb
After a buffet breakfast at the hotel, start your tour with a visit to the old Dubai where you walk through the Bastakiya region. This is now mostly an artist’s village of sorts but with great examples of traditional Emirati art & architecture; visit the 150 year- old Al Fahidi Fort Museum which showcases Dubai from ancient times to its ascension as one of the leading cities of the world.
After lunch, you will go to the Dubai Creek to take an Abra ride (traditional boat) across the creek to visit the more active and fun Spice and Gold Souks. You’ll have time on your own to enjoy the souqs and shop to your heart’s content. You’ll find souvenirs, spices, ouds and attars (traditional perfume), and of course, gold, silver, precious and semi-precious jewelry.
You’ll finish the day with a visit to the 124th floor at the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world from where you will have amazing views over the city of Dubai and the romantic desert that stretches beyond it. You have time to explore the World’s Largest Mall at the Burj Khalifa – the Dubai Mall before heading back to the hotel for an evening at leisure.
Fri, 18 Feb
This morning after breakfast, visit the Dubai Expo2020.
The entire day is free to explore the world’s largest event. With 192 countries participating. 60 shows every day and over 200 restaurants, there is a lot to do at the Expo. Lunch is on your own today.
Return to the hotel in the afternoon for a free evening to explore the nightlife of Dubai.
Sat, 19 Feb
After breakfast at the hotel, you explore New Dubai.
Photo stops at the famous and fabulous Burj Al Arab hotel and the majestic Jumeirah Mosque. Onto to the Inner Circle and discover the Palm Jumeirah – the manmade Palm-shaped island that put Dubai on the world map. Learn about the background, history, and future vision of one of the most iconic architectural masterpieces of all time. Lunch is at the stunning Atlantis, The Palm at their buffet restaurant.
After lunch, on to The View at The Palm, which is a stunning new public observation deck towering 240 meters above the Palm. From here you get sweeping views of this megacity. Following The Palm, spend some time at The Pointe which has become famous for its dining and shopping area.
You’ll finish the day at the Dubai Expo2020 to enjoy the evening shows and nightlife.
Sun, 20 Feb
Enjoy breakfast in the morning and secure your tests, which we will arrange for the entire group at the hotel. (Currently required to re-enter the US)
A visit to Ain Dubai, the largest Ferris Wheel in the world is on today’s agenda. Located on the Bluewaters Island and entertainment center this Ferris wheel gives you amazing views of Dubai.
Later in the day, you will be off to experience one of Dubai’s most sought after adventures. 4×4 vehicles take you on a desert safari. You are driven out of the city and into the desert. Stop to watch the sunset at the top of a high dune accompanied by a glass of bubbly.
Our 4x4s will take us to a beautiful desert restaurant for an alfresco dinner complete with live entertainment, Belly dancers, Tanura dancers, and more. There are camels for a short ride (or just photographs), henna tattoo artists, and falconers. As we party the night away.
Mon, 21 Feb: Abu Dhabi Excursion
Enjoy breakfast then you will spend today in Abu Dhabi and a visit to the majestic Sheikh Zayed Mosque. One of the largest mosques in the world, this is an architectural marvel. It is the largest Mosque in the UAE.
The day also includes photo stops at the Emirates Palace, one of the world’s most exclusive hotels, this hotel was featured in “Sex & the City 2”. Then drive past the Sheikh’s Palace (Sorry, photos not allowed here). Visit the Presidential Palace (Qasr Al Watan) and drive on to Abu Dhabi Corniche.
For lunch, we’ll head to the popular leisure island that is home to museums, theme parks, a grand prix circuit, hotels, and shopping malls – Yas Island.
This evening, you will be taken straight to Dubai Creek to board a traditional Dhow cruise for dinner. Enjoy your last meal in Dubai with old friends and new ones. The Dhow cruise offers live entertainment onboard followed by a lavish buffet dinner.
Tue, 22 Feb: Depart Dubai
After your extraordinary visit to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and EXPO2020, pack up your luggage and memories and head to the airport for your flight home as you bid farewell to Dubai and your new friends until we meet again on another Michael Baisden Travel Club Adventure. Your return flight will arrive back in the US on the same day.
Itinerary, dates accommodations, and transfers subject to change