Best of Emirates Tour

8 Days / 7 Nights
from
$2580
Discover the beauty of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the surroundings Emirates in 8-day holiday package visiting the must-see attractions and wonders in Dubai. Enjoy Abu Dhabi Yas Island, Al Ain Oasis, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain, Ajman, Sharjah and the world`s tallest tower Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
Tour Highlights

Trip type : Private Tours

Trip runs : Everyday

Day 1: Arrive Dubai

You will be picked up from Dubai Airport and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Dubai.

Day 2: Abu Dhabi City Tour

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Abu Dhabi to enjoy Jebel Ali and its grand man-made port before proceeding to Abu Dhabi. It is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and the residence of the Federal National Council. One of the world's largest producers of oil, Abu Dhabi, has actively attempted to diversify its economy in recent years through investments in financial services and tourism. You will be mesmerized by the grandness of the new addition to Abu Dhabi's ski line, the majestic Grand Mosque - the third largest mosque in the world. We then visit the Cultural Foundation at the heart of the city next to the famous Union Square, which gathers symbolic themes inspired by the customs of the country. After a drive along the Corniche, we will visit the Heritage Village, specially designed by late HH Sheikh Zayed Ben Sultan al Nahyan, as reminder of the past for the younger
generation. Drop off and check in at your hotel for overnight in Abu Dhabi.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Al Ain Oasis Tour

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Al Ain, the second largest in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Having a history dating back to the 4th millennium BC, Al Ain is one of the agricultural centers of the Emirates and also a university city and the birthplace of the first President of the U.A.E. The oasis (Jimi and Hili) provide a shaded walk through the palms of the plantation, giving each visitor a restful and pleasant experience. We will visit the Al Ain Palace Museum, the residence of the late ruler Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Interesting displays, including collection of family portraits offer an insight into the way the royal family lived and entertained their guests. We then stop at the Camel market before returning to your hotel in Al Ain.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Al Ain / East Coast

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the East Coast. Pass through the agricultural areas of Al Dhaid. The terrain changes from colorful desert landscape to spectacular mountains scenery. The coastline is scattered with small fishing villages, including the old village of Dibba, once a strategically important settlement, with a stunning view across the Indian Ocean. Continuing along the coastline, we arrive at the oldest mosque in the country. The Al Bidya Mosque was built in the 15th century. Then we pass the port towns of Khorfakhan and Fujairah, passing by the ruins of the mountain dwellers and the 300-year-old Fort of Fujairah, and the fortress of nearby Bithnah oasis. Before returning to Dubai, our last stop will be the Friday Market, where you can spot a good bargain for the pottery and carpets. The tour ends in Fujairah where you check in at the hotel for overnight. Dinner included, hotel stay on half board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Day at leisure in Fujairah

Breakfast at hotel and enjoy your day at leisure on the beach! 
Optional: Moussandam Cruise via Dibba Dhow Cruise with lunch on sharing basis. Not available on Wednesdays.
The route takes place in the unique scenery of rugged mountains between the borders of UAE and Oman, until you reach the East Coast Peninsula of Musandam, in Oman. Depart from Dibba Al Byah's Fishing Port and start cruising to the famous stone houses, fishing villages, Zeke, Haffa village, Haffa beach, White Mountains, Cutting Rocks, Beautiful Caves, Salty Mountains and the magnificent bays of Musandam. Return to the harbour in the afternoon, followed by transfer from Dibba back to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah & Ajman Tour

Breakfast at hotel. You will start the day in north when going to ras Al Khaimah before turning back down south, passing by the emirate Um Al Quwain before Sharjah, an exciting, lively city with colorful souks filled with interesting artifacts in every corner. The combination of restored houses in traditional style with walls of sea coral; the bright colors of the material souks; the exciting fruit and vegetable market and the fascinating fish souk – all together gives a magical feeling. This magic is illustrated in the Museum, housed in the newly renovated Fort of Ajman. In the Al Markazi Souk, the skills of the gold jewelers are on display. The numerous monuments in the city reflect the craftsmanship of the people, especially in the renovated Conservation Area “Heritage Area”. Shopping is essential for every visitor. Drop off at the hotel for check in. Overnight in Dubai hotel.
Optional evening program: Dinner at Al Iwan restaurant. Including Arabic buffet dinner at Al Iwan restaurant in Burj Al Arab and 2 way transfers. (not applicable during festive periods)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Dubai City Tour

Breakfast at hotel. Our route takes us to the magnificent view of Dubai Creek, passing by the heritage area of Bastakia. We will have our stop at the 180 year old Fort Al Fahidi. Here Dubai Museum records the city's past with all
Its developing stages. We continue our journey by Abra - traditional boat, to cross the Creek towards the Spice Market followed by Gold Souk. In our way to the most luxurious hotel in the world Burj Al Arab we will stop next to Jumeirah Mosque, an architectural landmark of Dubai.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Final Departure

Breakfast at hotel then check out.Tranfer to Dubai airport for final departure.
Meals: Breakfast
What's Included:
  • Meet and greet service by our drivers at airports
  • All transfers by a modern air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Dubai including breakfast
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Abu Dhabi including breakfast
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Al Ain including breakfast
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Fujairah including breakfast and dinner
  • All sightseeing tours as mentioned in the above itinerary
  • English speaking driver during the tours
  • English speaking guide during Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain city tour
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All service charges and taxes
What's Excluded:
  • International Airfare
  • Entry visa to UAE
  • Personal spendings
  • Optional activities
  • Tourism Dirham fee
  • Tipping
N.B:
The Sheikh Zayed mosque in Abu Dhabi is open to visitors between 8.30am and 11:30am, Saturday to Thursday. 
 
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Accommodation Plan :
  • Flora Grand Hotel Dubai
  • Traders Qaryat Al Beri Hotel Abu Dhabi
  • Al Ain Rotana Hotel
  • Radisson Blu resort Hotel Fujairah
 May - Sep.Oct. - April
Double $ 2580 $ 2790
3-4 Persons $ 1650 $ 1875
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Accommodation Plan :
  • Flora Grand Hotel Dubai
  • Traders Qaryat Al Beri Hotel Abu Dhabi
  • Al Ain Rotana Hotel
  • Radisson Blu resort Hotel Fujairah
 May - Sep.Oct. - April
Double $ 2580 $ 2790
3-4 Persons $ 1650 $ 1875

  • Prices

    Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and valid till December 31.2014, except during Blackout Dates Below.

  • Blackout Dates

    Arab Health (27 – 30 Jan 2014)
    Gulf Food (23 – 27 Feb 2014)
    ATM (05 – 08 May 2014)
    INDEX (19 – 22 May 2014)
    Eid Al Fitr (28 Jul – 01 Aug 2014)
    Eid Al ADHA (04 – 08 Oct 2014)
    GITEX (12 – 14 Oct 2014)
    GITEX (20 – 24 Oct 2014)
    Air Show (16 – 21 Nov 2014)
    Big 5 (24 – 28 Nov 2014)
    New Year (28 Dec 2014 – 02 Jan 2015)

  • Children Policy

    0 - 03.99 Free of Charge
    4 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
    12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

  • Payment Policy

    Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired Egypt tour, spaces will be secured upon receive a deposit of 25 %, and during the Christmas and New Year holidays and tour packages the required deposit is 50%. This deposit forms part of your final payment. Deposits can only be made by credit cards, wire transfer and or Western Union.

  • UAE Entry Visa

    You need to have a valid passport at least 6 months beyond your scheduled return date to enter UAE and you can obtain a visa from the UAE Consulate before departure. Also, entry visa is available upon arrival UAE airports against USD 30 per passport for specific nationalities and need to check before.

  • Tipping

    It is a customary attitude for expressing ones satisfaction of good services rendered to him by staff on duty with him. We advise if you are willing to offer it, this would be great and if not, you are not obliged to do it.
Section One: Booking
1. Why book with Memphis Tours ?
- There are many reasons to book your trip through Memphis Tours. We have been in the business of operating high quality tours since 1955 and pride ourselves on using this experience to create consistently high quality, personalized tour experiences. Our network extends throughout the Emirates and the Middle East so we are able to provide a level high of service anywhere you would like to travel in Dubai and beyond. Look here for more reasons why Memphis Tours is the best touring option for you and your group.

2. Is there a discount for booking my tour far in advance?
- Memphis Tours is happy to offer an "Early Bird" discount for clients who pay the full cost of their tour in advance. If full payment for your tour is received six months before the date of your arrival, we will gladly reduce the quoted cost of your trip by 5%. "Early Bird" rates require full, non-refundable pre-payment. Discounted tours will not be eligible for date changes or refunds.

3. Is there a special rate for private groups booking with Memphis Tours?
- Yes, Memphis Tours does provide a discount for private trips booked with large groups. For groups of ten or more people, there will be a discount dependent upon the nature and length of the trip. For groups of fifteen or more people, the total price of the tour will be reduced by the full cost for one person in the group.

4. How can I contact Memphis Tours to book a tour?
- Memphis Tours is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to receive your booking inquiries via email, telephone, or live online chat. You can also submit a booking request form describing the trip you want to take, its length, and any other details you can provide and you will receive a reply promptly with a proposal from our representatives.
- Our toll free number, email, and a link to our chat service can be found at the bottom of our homepage. You can submit a booking request form here.

5. What do I need to do to book a tour and confirm my reservation?
- Booking a tour is simple. All you need to do is contact our representatives via one of the methods listed above in question 4. You will receive a prompt response outlining the options available to you and then you can build a tour that will suit your needs in terms of budget, number of days, and points of interest with the help of one of our travel consultants. Once a plan has been decided, Memphis Tours will send you a detailed itinerary that includes all necessary information and plans for your trip. At this point, you will have to confirm your reservation with payment of a deposit. Your reservation will not be confirmed until payment of this deposit is received by Memphis Tours. The balance of payment will be due on arrival to begin your tour.

6. How much will I have to pay as a deposit? How will I pay it?
- The deposit required will be 25% of the total price of the tour, except during peak travel times around Christmas and New Years, when the deposit will be 50% of the total price. You can pay the deposit using a credit card (Visa and Mastercard are accepted) or a bank order directly to Memphis Tours. Our representatives will be willing to provide any additional information or support you need to complete this payment.
- If payment of the deposit in one transaction is not possible, please contact Memphis Tours to enquire about the possibility of making the payment in installments.

7. Is there any surcharge on transactions completed using a debit or credit card?
- Memphis Tours does not charge any additional fees or surcharges on any debit or credit card transactions. We accept Visa and Mastercard.

8. If I am forced to cancel my trip with Memphis Tours will I receive a refund?
-Memphis Tours’s refund policy is detailed in our Terms and Conditions. The amount refunded depends on how far in advance we are notified about the cancellation.
- If you have booked a Shore Excursion from a cruise ship with Memphis Tours and weather conditions or circumstances otherwise outside of your control prevent the ship from coming into port then a full refund will be granted for whatever amount you have paid in advance.
Section Two: Security and Safety
1. Is Dubai safe to visit? Are there any security concerns specific to Dubai or the rest of the United Arab Emirates?
- Dubai and the United Arab Emirates are very safe. Crime rates are very low and the number of tourists that come into contact with any type of theft or other crime is very small.
- It is important to note that the legal system in the United Arab Emirates is very different than in many other countries and the penalties for breaking the law may be significantly more severe than you are accustomed to. For instance, public intoxication and public displays of affection are both immediately punishable by imprisonment and drug laws are enforced extremely harshly.
- Laws may vary between Dubai and the other Emirates. Some are more conservative than other. It is recommended the you familiarize yourself with these differences before traveling between them.

2. Is there any special advice for women travelers while visiting Dubai?
-In Dubai and especially in some of the more conservative Emirates it is advisable that women keep cultural norms in mind when they are dressing in order to avoid extra attention. Dubai is an international city, but the society is still a generally conservative one so think about covering your shoulder and your knees and avoiding very low necks on shirts.
-This does not apply in private area and resorts.
Section Three: Visas and Arrival
1. How can I obtain my visa to visit Dubai?
-CItizens from the following countries do not need a visa to travel to Dubai or any of the Emirates: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
-Citizens of countries on the following list can obtain a free, 30 day visit visa at immigration upon arrival with no prior arrangements: Australia, Andorra, Austria, Brunei, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America, The Vatican. That visa can be extended for an additional 30 days for a fee.
-Travelers from other countries must arrange for a visa before they travel and will be required to have a sponsor for their visa application.
-Visitors to Dubai and the United Arab Emirates are required to have a passport valid for at least 6 months from their arrival date. Other visa requirements may change and vary from country to country.

2. Can I extend the period of my tourist visa beyond its expiration?
-It is possible to extend your tourist visa in the UAE. The original 30 day visa can be renewed once for another 30 days.

3. Can I combine my visit to Dubai with another country?
-Many travelers choose to combine a trip to Dubai and the UAE with visits to other countries in the region. Memphis Tours is proud to offer a wide array of travel services and tours in both Egypt and Jordan. Please visit our homepage to find out more.

4. Are there direct flights from USA to Dubai?
-Dubai's airport is a major hub for international travel. There are flights arriving everyday from all over the world, including several destinations in the United States.

5. Can I travel to Dubai by sea?
-There are several cruise lines operating the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean, which stop in Dubai. Memphis Tours is happy to offer short private tours for cruise passengers passing quickly through Dubai, who do not wish to use the tour services offered by the cruise companies. Passengers will be granted a visa by the port authorities at the point of their arrival and tours will begin from there. Please take a look at the Shore Excursions section of our website if you are planning a cruise that will come to Dubai.

Section Four: Purchasing Alcohol and Cigarettes
1. Can I bring a personal supply of cigarettes and alcohol with me when I am visiting Dubai?
- Customs regulations allow visitors to import alcohol and tobacco duty free up to the following amounts:
  • * 4 liters of alcohol or 2 cartons of beer (1 carton=24 cans, not exceeding 355 ml each)
  • * 400 cigarettes, 50 cigars, or 500 grams loose tobacco

2. What happens if I didn't purchase my alcohol and cigarettes upon arrival, will I have the chance to buy them elsewhere in Dubai?
-Duty Free shopping is only available in the Dubai Airport. You will not be allowed to purchase alcohol at supermarkets or liquor stores in the UAE without a personal liquor license issued by the government; however, It is available for purchase in hotel bars and restaurants.
Section Five: Languages
Do people in Dubai speak languages other than Arabic?
-Arabic is the national language, but other languages are commonly spoken in some area on Dubai and the UAE. Dubai is an international city with many foreign nationals from all over the world speaking a wide variety of languages. Most people in Dubai can speak and understand at least basic English.
Section Six: Visiting Religious Sites in Dubai
Is there any special dress code to be followed during visiting a mosque in Dubai?
-Modest dress is required at all mosques in Dubai and the rest of the UAE in order to respect Muslim religious practices. All visitors must be covered. Men must wear long pants and sleeves and women must be covered as well from their ankle to their wrists. Tightly fitting clothes are also not allowed. Women must also cover their heads with a scarf that will be provided for them at major mosques if they do not have one.
Section Seven: Hotels in Dubai
1. What is the check-in and check-out time in the hotels in Dubai?
- Check-out time is at 12 PM in most hotels in Dubai, but arrangements can be made to extend your check-out. Check-in is usually around 1 PM, but arrangements can be made for early and late check-in if you require it.

2. What different types of hotels are there in hotels in Dubai?
- Dubai offers a wide array of different accommodations. There are a wide array of reasonable hotel with 3 star ratings and up, but Dubai also offers some of the most luxurious hotels in the world like the famous Burj Al-Arab.

Section Eight: Health Issues
1. Are there any health issues that I should worry about in Dubai?
-Dubai is one of the safest places for travelers to visit in terms of health issues. The government has sponsored a highly successful vaccination program to eliminate illnesses and also hold hotels to a very high hygiene standard.
-The weather is very hot. It is wise to take precautions against heat stroke and sunburn, especially in the hot summer months.
-Some medicines that are legal over the counter in other parts of the world are not legal in Dubai without a prescription. If you have any prescription medicine, be sure to bring the prescription with you and be sure that none of the medicine that you are carrying is banned. Anything containing codeine, for instance, is illegal to possess even in small amounts.

2. Are there certain vaccinations to be taken before traveling to Dubai?
- There are no required vaccinations before traveling to Dubai. However, if you need to apply for a visa before traveling to Dubai, you may be required to have medical testing done.
Section Nine: Currency and Banking in Dubai
1. What is the official currency in Dubai?
-The local currency is the United Arab Emirates Dirham. The dirham is currently valued at approximately 4 UAED to 1 US dollar or 5 UAED to 1 Euro.

2. Will I be able to exchange dollars, Euros, or other currencies in Dubai?
-Exchanging currency is very convenient in Dubai. There are no currency restrictions and any major currency is easy to exchange at exchange location that are easy to find in most central areas. All banks offer ATM facilities so that you can withdraw cash.

3. How common is the use of credit cards in Dubai?
- Credit cards can be used in almost any location in Dubai. If it is not possible to use a credit card in a given store, there are ATM locations commonly available where you can withdraw cash.
Section Ten: Tipping in Dubai
Is it a common practice to give tips in Dubai?
- Tipping is common practice in Dubai, but it is not required. Tip hotel staff at your discretion. In restaurants, a 10% service charge is often included, but you may choose to add to this by tipping waiters directly, especially if this is not included. Taxi drivers do not require tips, but you should round up to the nearest dirham on the fare. Tipping a couple of dirhams to bellmen, baghandlers, supermarket baggers, and windscreen washers at gas stations is generally accepted.
Section Eleven: Transportation and Traveling Around Dubai
1. Will it be easy for me to find transportation from the Dubai Airport to other destinations in the city?
- Transportation from Dubai Airport is very convenient. The most common transportation are the plentiful taxis, which are metered and start at 25 dh. However, the airport is also served by the Dubai Metro and public buses, which cost 3 dh for trips into the central bus stations in the city.

2. Is it a good idea for tourists to use public transportation in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates?
- The metro and buses in Dubai are well-maintained and a very good option for transportation. The Dubai metro is considered to be the best in the Middle East. The city is still very car oriented and it is likely that you will need to use taxis at least some of the time to get around.
Section Twelve: The Most Remarkable Sights and Monuments in Dubai
What are the sights and activities that are not be missed while visiting Dubai and the United Arab Emirates?
-Burj Al Arab
-Burj Khalifa
- Musical Fountain
- Dubai Mall and Dubai Aquarium
-Dubai Creek
-Dubai Dhow Cruise
-Ski Dubai
-Shiekh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi
-Yas Island in Abu Dhabi
-Jebel Hafeet in Al Ain Oasis
-Desert Safari

Additional Questions
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