December 16-22, 2023
Not the sort to watch the world go by? These packages are perfect if you enjoy getting out in the world and being on-the-go! Enjoy longer walking tours and days full of fun activities punctuated with time to rest.
Dubai, the ‘City of Gold’, is one of the most culturally diverse and over-the-top cities in the world. From record-breaking architecture and stunning coastlines to award-winning cuisine and exclusive attractions, it’s easy to see why this is the perfect place to experience a mix of cosmopolitan city with local culture. Join WTA to immerse yourself into the true Dubai experience: discover the city skyline by yacht, unleash your senses amidst the Old Souk spice market, and create unforgettable memories adventuring through the Arabian Desert. What are you waiting for?!
Note: We recommend leaving the US on December 14 or 15 (some flights take longer than 24hr) so that your flight arrives the morning of December 16 – early enough to participate in Day 1’s activities. Should you wish to arrive on December 15 instead, pre-trip hotel charges will be added to your final bill.
DAY 1 – December 16 – Arrive at Dubai International Airport (DXB), and private transportation will bring you to your accommodations for the week. After settling in, get to know your fellow WTA travelers at the welcome dinner!
DAY 2 – December 17 – After a morning exploring the Jumeirah City Market, your group will embark on an unforgettable journey across the Dubai Desert on an Arabian Nights Desert tour. You will encounter the famously red sand dunes and experience the hospitality of a Bedouin desert camp. Here, you can partake in many interactive cultural activities including camel rides and belly dancing shows, and enjoy a memorable feast of local cuisines.
DAY 3 – December 18 – FREE Day. Enjoy a day of shopping, take a tour of the city, visit a museum, or take advantage of the gorgeous weather by relaxing and having a beach day.
DAY 4 – December 19 – Today, will enjoy Dubai’s skyline from the comfort of a private yacht. We will cruise and relax as we sail along the marina and Arabian Gulf waters. Glide by the Burj Al Arab, Atlantis – The Palm, and opt to swim in the marina lagoon.
DAY 5 – December 20 – FREE Day. Enjoy a day of shopping, take a tour of the city, visit a museum, or take advantage of the gorgeous weather by relaxing and having a beach day.
DAY 6 – December 21 – Get ready to be amazed on today’s Dubai City and Old Souk tour. Discover the landmarks of Dubai old and new. Tucked into Dubai’s Deira district just north of Dubai Creek, the Dubai Spice Souk offers some of the city’s most rewarding shopping. Here, covered alleyways brim with stalls that sell all manner of Arabian and Asian spices, herbs, and delicacies, making the souk ideal for souvenir hunters and anyone hoping to get a sense of old Dubai. After the tour, you will head to an Arabian Tea House for an authentic tea experience and some Emirati cuisine. Tonight, we will toast beachside to a wonderful week in paradise.
DAY 7 – December 22 – A private transfer will take you back to Dubai International Airport (DXB) for your connecting flight to the US.
*Please note that this is a tentative itinerary, and it is subject to change.
- 7 days & 6 nights’ accommodations
- Single occupancy, luxury hotel
- Airport transfer
- Arabian Nights Desert Tour
- Private Souk Tour
- Private Yacht Tour
- FREE DAYS to explore
- Daily breakfast
- Daily group lunch (excluding FREE DAYS)
- Daily group dinner
- COVID antigen testing for USA re-entry, if applicable
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
- Roundtrip airfare from US to Dubai Airport (DXB)
- Travel insurance
- Items of personal nature
- Meals not listed above
- Optional excursions and tours not listed above
- Gratuities and tips for personal services
What can I say…I love the world! Not just some of it, ALL OF IT. I travel because I’m curious, thrive in new cultures, and need a change of scenery more than the average person. The creation of WTA is the product of the faith I had to create a space for women just like me. When we travel together, I feel whole and in bliss being with my tribe. I’m inspired every day by the extraordinary women that travel with WTA. I’m a better person because of Women Travel Abroad. And I thank each and every one of my travelers for having faith like me and believing that world travel together is possible. Cheers to 23 trips and 154 WTA travelers and to 100 more trips and 1,000 more WTA travelers in the future!
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