Central Holidays

Program Highlights

  • Share in the magic of UAE’s Dubai and Abu Dhabi with the perfect balance of planned experiences and free time to explore
  • Delve into the amazing cities of Dubai and Sharjah on half day city tours
  • Experience a splendid dinner cruise onboard a traditional Arabian dhow boat
  • Discover Abu Dhabi on a full day excursion
  • Visit imposing mosques and shop in traditional souks for unique gifts and mementos
  • Embark on a 4x4 Safari adventure and savor an authentic Arabian barbeque dinner, featuring belly dancing, sand boarding, and henna painting


  • Meet and Greet services
  • Hotel accommodations for 7 nights
  • 9 included meals consisting of:
    - 7 breakfasts
    - 2 dinners
  • Sightseeing, including all entrance fees and English-speaking guide as follows:
    - Half day city tour of Dubai
    - Half day tour of Sharjah
    - Jeep Safari with barbeque dinner
    - Dhow dinner cruise
    - Full day city tour of Abu Dhabi
  • Round trip transfers to & from the airport to the hotel
  • Transfer between Dubai and Abu Dhabi
  • Beach access in Abu Dhabi
  • Hotel taxes and service charges


  • Airfare is not included: Call for Rates
  • Airport taxes & Fuel Surcharges 
  • Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry) 
  • Tips and Personal items 
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Listed optional Tours are not included in the program prices

Small Groups

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Prices are per person, based on double occupancy.

Other hotels are available upon request. Blackout periods apply.

United Arab Emirates Map  for HIGHLIGHTS OF DUBAI & ABU DHABI

Departures & Rates

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Metropolitan Sheikh Zayed Hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Metropolitan Sheikh Zayed Hotel
5 Nights / First Class

Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV. Certain units...

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Abu Dhabi

Le Méridien in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Le Méridien
2 Nights / First Class

Le Meridien is in the city centre, close to the Abu Dhabi Mall and overlooking...

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Upon arrival in the United Arab Emirates, transfer from the Dubai airport to your hotel for check-in and enjoy the balance of the day at leisure in this fascinating city

After breakfast, you will start your tour of Dubai with a visit of the magnificent twin minaret mosque and the Jumeirah Mosque, a spectacular example of modern Islamic architecture. Pass by the Palastquater “Zabeel” and Skyline at the Dubai Creek and continue towards Bastakiya to see the wind towered houses of old merchants. After a visit of the Dubai Museum that is housed in the 180-year-old Al Fahidi Fort, you will cross the Dubai Creek onboard an “Abra” (water taxi) for a visit of the Spice Souk and Gold Souk. Return to your hotel. (B)

After breakfast, depart for the Emirate of Sharjah, often called the cultural center of the Middle East. Your tour starts at the monumental culture roundabout before heading off to the Natural History Museum in the desert. Returning to the city, head to the Corniche with its golden Al Majara Souk, and then venture into the heart of the heritage district where the Al Naboodah House and the Al Arsa Souk provide a glimpse of the past. The tour ends at the Central Souk, brimming with a vast selection of carpets, antiques, and curios that will surely satisfy the most discriminating of shoppers. Later this afternoon, experience the sheer thrill of driving up and down the golden yellow sand in 4x4 vehicles. Drive over the high sand dunes before entering the campsite where you can relax in the tranquility of the desert and enjoy an authentic Arabian Barbeque. After the barbeque, professional dancers will demonstrate the ancient art of belly dancing. Sand boarding and Henna painting are also included. Return to Dubai. (B,D)

Enjoy the morning at leisure to relax or explore Dubai on your own. In the evening, board a traditional Arabian “dhow” boat and enjoy a relaxing cruise long the Dubai Creek, complete with music, belly dancers, and a sumptuous buffet dinner. (B,D)

Power up with breakfast at your hotel and head out towards Abu Dhabi, passing the largest manmade seaport in the world. Stop for photos at the former residence of previous UAE president Sheikh Zayed, and admire the third biggest mosque in the world – Sheikh Zayed Mosque. The tour continues to the Al Bateen area, home to the palaces of the Royal Family. Have a shopping break in the world-famous Marina Mall before arriving at your hotel in Abu Dhabi. (B)

After breakfast today, the choices are all yours. Take your time to enjoy this full day at leisure at the beach, embark on an optional tour to Ferrari World, or join a visit to the Falcon Hospital. (B)

Head back to Dubai for a chance to experience superb shopping opportunities, embark on an optional tour, or explore Dubai at your own pace. (B)

Transfer to Dubai airport for your departure. (B)

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