On the southeast coast of the Persian Peninsula, Dubai bursts through the monochromatic desert landscape, glistening with hundreds of skyscrapers, elaborate man-made islands, streets filled with exotic cars and a futuristic infrastructure. Formerly a small fishing port, the city evolved with the discovery of oil in the Middle East and, over the span of a generation, diversified its portfolio into real estate, finance, trade and tourism to become one of the most visited cities in the world. Dripping with seemingly endless wealth, Dubai strives to construct the biggest and best of everything; from 7-star hotels, the tallest skyscraper in the world, man-made archipelagos, one shaped shaped like a palm tree and another a world map, to a ski slope within a mall, the city has become an amusement park of opulence.
The modern city is bizarrely juxtaposed with its past and the age-old traditions of the Emirate people; you will hear the call to prayer regularly and must keep in mind laws of modesty and drinking in public as you explore a city offering every indulgence one could desire. A city unfazed by its arid climate, it offers malls with astounding aquariums and indoor ski slopes, lush golf courses, the largest flower garden, the most luxurious hotels, the tallest building, (The Burj Khalifa), pristine beaches of Jumeirah, camel rides in the desert, formula one race car driving and helicopter tours.
With a city that seeks to astound its visitors and ongoing development plans stretching into 2070, this city of cranes and otherworldly opulence will surely remain at the forefront of modern advancements and draw travelers for decades to come.
What’s To Love in Dubai
Enjoy the Juxtaposition of Modern and Ancient Architecture, Western Indulgence and Modest Beliefs
Explore the old and the new with a local guide, witnessing the stark contrast of modern architecture like that of the Burj Khalifa and the Burj Al Arab hotel to those of historic preservation like Jumeirah Mosque and Al Fahidi Fort. Your tour will include a luxurious monorail ride along the Palm Jumeirah, witnessing the artificial palm tree shaped archipelago and a tranquil water taxi through the center of the city along the Dubai Creek.
Escape to the Desert
Spend an afternoon exploring the mountainous sand dunes by dune buggy, range rover or camel ride before settling down to a traditional feast in the picturesque desert escape.
Exhale Over the City
Take a VIP helicopter tour of the city for the perfect view of the man made archipelagos of Palm Jumeirah and the World Islands, soar over the Burj Khalifa, and take in the grandeur of the luxurious resorts, malls, and astounding structures from a whole new perspective.
Indulge in Emirati Cuisine
Travel to one of Dubai’s oldest neighborhoods, the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood for a fantastic spread of traditional Emirati cuisine laid out in the center of the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding where you will enjoy an interactive experience learning from locals about their culture, customs, traditions, and of course fabulous cuisine.
Reach for the Heavens at Burj Khalifa
Step into an elevator to scale the tallest building in the world, stretching more than 2,700 vertical feet with upwards of 160 floors. Ascend to the 154th floor at sunset to enjoy a glass of bubbly in a luxurious lounge as you take in the astounding panoramic views of the city below.
See and Be Seen
Enjoy an evening at the award-winning Robert Cavalli Club and one of Dubai’s most glamorous venues with a star-studded line-up of international talent and VIP guests.
Golf in Paradise
Spend an afternoon golfing at Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club a beautiful par-3 course along the scenic Dubai Creek with the backdrop of a clubhouse designed like an Arabic dhow or venture to the desert links at the premiere, all-grass course of Emirates Golf Club (Majlis).
Get Lost in the Miracle Garden
Like something out of Alice and Wonderland, Dubai has created a psychedelic land of 150 million full bloom flowers, constructed into a floral clock, castles, heart shaped walkways, massive characters and lakeside towns. It is a truly astounding sight that will make you feel as if you have fallen into a fairy tale world.
See the World in One Place
With more than 90 countries represented by replicas of their most famed structures, each offering country-specific cuisine, souvenirs, and activities, this elaborate maze of sparking lights and park shows puts Vegas on notice as only Dubai could.
Seek the Thrill of Driving a Race Car
Jump into the driver's seat of of a finely engineered Formula One racing car.
You will have a chance to test and brush up your driving skills during the test laps and then crank up the speed and your heart rate.
The best time to travel to Dubai is in the winter months spanning from November through March when temperatures are in the balmy 70s and 80s Fahrenheit. It is best to avoid the sweltering summer months, stretching from April through October, when temperatures reach into the 100s and humidity rises to 90% or more.
Typically for the type of Custom Itineraries we build, prices in Dubai can run from $500 - $1,500 + USD per person per day, primarily dependent upon lodging and experiences. Quoted Tour prices include accommodations, guides, excursions,entrance fees, ground transfers, all breakfasts. Some all inclusive resorts are available, but the fun in Dubai is discovery.
Tour proposals exclude international flights, travel insurance, and gratuities. Each proposal will detail all inclusions and exclusions for clarity.