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Visit the modern metropolises of Abu Dhabi and Dubai to see impressive modern architecture and then travel to Egypt for a journey back in time. Tour Cairo to see the pyramids and incredible medieval architecture and then travel south for a relaxing cruise down the Nile.
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Day 1: Arrival Dubai

Your tour manager will meet & assist you at Dubai International Airport after luggage & customs area, and then he will escort you to the hotel. Overnight in Dubai.

Day 2: Dubai City Tour

Breakfast at hotel then you will be picked up to discover the historic sites of Dubai and the ultra-modern venues. Explore the heritage area of Bastakiya with its Arabian wind towers, sail down the Dubai Creek on an authentic Abra and open the secrets of the 225-year old Al Fahidi Fort, home to the Dubai Museum. Shop at the Gold and Spice Souks before continuing on to Jumeirah Mosque and the world’s most luxurious hotel, Burj Al Arab, for photo opportunities. After your day out in the town, transfer back to your hotel.
N.B : Dubai city tour runs every Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
 
At 19:00 you will be picked up from your hotel to spend a relaxed evening onboard a traditionally decorated wooden dhow as it sails along the Dubai Creek under the moonlight. Savour your favourite beverages and prepare your palate for a mouth-watering feast! The major Dubai landmarks shine through the moonlit sky as the wooden vessel slips silently across the creek. Transfer back to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner on Board

Day 3: Desert Safari

Breakfast at hotel. You will be picked up from your hotel to drive across the mystic sands of the Arabian Desert. The thrill begins as your driver takes you up and down the golden sands of Arabia before stopping on the highest sand dune, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful view. Here you can experience the thrill of sandboarding.
 
Back in the coach, you will be taken on to an authentic Bedouin campsite complete with a henna designer, local attire and refreshment for your enjoyment. Be adventurous and try a camel ride. Return back to the camp and dine on a delicious barbeque dinner as the stars come out and an enchanting belly dancer performs a fascinating routine to Arabian music. Complete the experience with your very own shisha pipe, available in many aromatic flavours before heading to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, BBQ Dinner

Day 4: Abu Dhabi Day Tour

Breakfast at hotel. You will be picked up from your hotel to see the world’s largest man-made port at Jebel Ali. You will pass Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest in the world. The tour continues into the heart of the city, Union Square before a drive down to the Corniche. From there, you will move onto Heritage Village. Finally, the tour will conclude at Abu Dhabi Marina Mall, home to hundreds of luxury shops as well as souvenir stores. After a long yet adventurous day, transfer back to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
N.B : Abu Dhabi city tour runs every Tuesday, Saturday

Day 5 : Dubai - Flight to Cairo

After breakfast, transfer to Dubai International Airport for departure to Cairo. Your tour manager will meet & assist you at Cairo International Airport (Arrival procedures) and then he will escort you to the hotel by exclusive air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. At hotel the tour manager will assist with a smooth check-in and review your holiday itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour. Overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Pyramids / Sakkara

Breakfast then move to start your blissful day kicking off at Memphis; the ancient capital of Old Egypt during the Old Kingdom. It was founded by King Menes. Proceed to the Step Pyramid at Sakkara which was designed by the architect, Imhotep for his master King Zoser. Lunch at a good quality local restaurant. After that, move to visit the enchanting pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus at Giza. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, the head of a pharaoh with a lion's body, dates back to the time of Chephren. The tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple which belongs to the Pyramid of Chephren. Overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Luxor Sightseeing

Transfer to Cairo Airport for flight to Luxor where you will be met and transferred to embark your 05 star Nile Cruise. In the afternoon you will be accompanied for a wonderful tour to the East Bank of the River Nile in Luxor. Here you will see the captivating Karnak and Luxor Temples that reflect the bewitching Pharaonic history. Return to the ship for afternoon tea and dinner. Overnight in Luxor.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Luxor Sightseeing

After breakfast transfer to the West Bank of the Nile in Luxor and visit the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple at El Deir EL Bahari, and the Colossi of Memnon. Return to the ship for lunch & afternoon tea while sailing to Edfu via the Esna Lock. Dinner on board. Overnight in Edfu.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Edfu / Kom Ombo

Enjoy breakfast on board before visiting Horus Temple at Edfu. Return to the ship for lunch and sail to Kom Ombo. Upon arrival, visit the temple shared by the two gods Sobek and Haroeris. Return to the ship and continue sailing to Aswan. Dinner on board. Overnight in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Aswan Sightseeing

After breakfast pay a visit to the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk, and the majestic Philae Temple. Afterwards, sail aboard a felucca to visit the charming Botanical Garden. Return to the ship for lunch. Dinner on board. Overnight in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Back to Cairo

Disembark after breakfast, free time in Aswan. Then you will be driven to Aswan Airport for flight to Cairo. Overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 12: Museum / Old Cairo

Breakfast at the hotel and then you will be escorted by your private guide to visit the Egyptian Museum, where you will admire the splendid collection of Tutankhamun alongside many other fascinating artifacts. Transfer to visit Salah El Din Citadel which was constructed by Salah El Din in 1183 AD to defend Cairo from the armies of Crusaders. After that visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque, the ruler of Egypt (1805-1849) who ruled Over 45 years. Lunch will be taken in a local restaurant. Then proceed to visit Khan El Khalili Bazaar, one of the most famous and oldest bazaars in the Middle East. Visit Old Cairo where you will enjoy, the Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, Church of St. Barbara, Church of Abu Serga and back to hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13: Optional Alexandria

Free day in Cairo or optional trip to Alexandria, to visit its famous sights, where you can see Qaitbay Fort, built in the 15th century by Sultan Qaitbay on the spot of Alexandria's ancient lighthouse, then move on to the new and much-acclaimed Alexandria Library. Also visit the Roman cemetery cut out of the rock, the Catacombs. Overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 14: Final Departure

Breakfast, transfer to Cairo Airport for departure.
Meals: Breakfast
What's Included:
  • Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports
  • Assistance of our guest relations during your stay
  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Domestic flight (Cairo – Luxor- Aswan – Cairo) by Egyptair
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Dubai including breakfast
  • Accommodation for 5 nights in Cairo including breakfast 
  • Accommodation for 4 nights on 5 star Superior Nile cruise on full board basis
  • All Sightseeing Tours in Cairo and Giza (Private Guided Tours)
  • All Sightseeing tours on your Nile Cruise sharing cruise group
  • All Sightseeing group Tours in Dubai and Abu Dhabi
  • English speaking guide during Dubai and Abu Dhabi tour.
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide during your tours
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bottled water during the trips
  • Portage when needed
  • All service charges and taxes
  • Free loan of phone during your stay in Egypt charged with 30 min local calls / 2 min. international calls
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What's Excluded:
  • International Airfare
  • Entry visa to Egypt and UAE
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal spendings
  • Tourism Dirham fee
  • Tipping
N.B:
The Sheikh Zayed mosque in Abu Dhabi is open to visitors between 8.30am and 11:30am, Sunday to Thursday. 
 
Prices per Person
Accommodation Plan :
  • - Media Rotana Hotel Dubai
  • - Mena House Hotel Cairo
  • - Sonesta Nile Goddess Nile Cruise
 May - Sep.Oct. - April
Double $ 1999 $ 2310
Solo $ 3025 $ 3650
  • Prices

    Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and valid till April 30.2015, 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.
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Best Time to Visit Emirates
The tourist season boosts up in between November and April when the temperatures are in between 24-35 ºC keeping the evenings warm and nights chill. you can take pleasure in the rain if you tend to visit the city somewhere in between December and March. The temperature tends to rise up till 30 ºC by April
Flying to Emirates
Fly Dubai and Emirates Airline (Scheduled Airlines only)
Flying Time
14 hours 30 minutes direct from Washington, DC
Time Difference
GMT +2 hours
Visas
Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival for non-restricted nationalities
Health Requirements
No mandatory vaccinations
Clothing
Conservative dress is advisable for both men and women - Even though it's 45 ºC outside, the air conditioning works well and it can be cool in both shopping malls and restaurants, you may like to carry a light jacket. It is best to bring sun screen lotions while visiting around May to October
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