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Desert Adventures

2022 Abu Dhabi & Dubai

Mar 10 - 18, 2022

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE!

2BusyNot2Travel desires to continue your immersion into the UAE with a fantastic journey that will begin in Abu Dhabi and culminate in Dubai.

Abu Dhabi is the cultural capital of the UAE and is home to city center attractions, fascinating island destinations and natural wonders!

Abu Dhabi has over 200 natural islands with a diverse natural landscapes over it’s seven oasis. 

Abu Dhabi boasts some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes and is made up of three main regions  the UAE capital city and its surrounds, Al Ain (Eastern Region) and Al Dhafra (Western Region).

Thanks to its geographically diverse scenery and rich culture and history, the emirate is a dream to explore.

You will enjoy exquisite desert sunsets in the Empty Quarter, kayak through mangrove forests, marvel at ancient UNESCO World Heritage sites, visit awe-inspiring architectural landmarks, museums and galleries, wander beneath palm trees in centuries-old oases, go wild at adventure and theme parks, relax at luxury resorts and shop in some of the world’s best shopping malls.

Definitely an experience fit for an expert explorer like you! 

Why Abu Dhabi?

The story goes that the emirate was founded when a young antelope led a wandering tribe to fresh water on an island with no more than 300 Barasti (palm frond) huts, a few coral buildings and the Ruler’s fort. That modest island settlement has since been transformed into the modern, cosmopolitan, high-rise capital of the United Arab Emirates.

The gorgeous archipelago offers a mix of ancient history, rich culture and heritage, stunning nature, beautiful beaches, high-end luxury, surprising wildlife, family-friendly adventure, world-class shopping, renowned golf courses and a welcoming atmosphere.

Abu Dhabi is an emerging cultural hub, soon to be home to the world’s largest single concentration of premier cultural assets. 

The island’s purpose built visitor center – Manarat Al Saadiyat – translates from Arabic as ‘a place of enlightenment”, brings the Saadiyat vision to life

This Package Includes

This Package Does Not Include

Ski Dubai

Camel Trekking

Dubai Fountain

Our Itinerary

- Day 1 Thursday, March 10, 2022 - Depart

Depart For Dubai

- Day 2 Friday March 11, 2022 - Arrive Dubai & Abu Dhabi

Welcome to Dubai! After arrival in Dubai, you will be met by our tour representative and transferred to your hotel in Abu Dhabi.

- Day 3 Saturday March 12, 2022 - Abu Dhabi city tour

After breakfast, embark on a full day of sightseeing in Abu Dhabi. On your guided tour, witness the majesty of the world-famous Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – one of the largest mosques in the world – and Heritage Village, a reconstruction of a traditional oasis village. Enjoy a photo stop at Emirates Palace, the opulent, luxury hotel, before enjoying lunch at a local restaurant. Experience the local flavor of the country with a visit to a fruits & vegetable market where each vendor proudly arranges his produce in a display of vibrant colors – an excellent photo opportunity awaits! Tonight, join your Tour Manager and fellow travelers for a welcome dinner at the hotel

- day 4 Sunday March 13, 2022 - Abu Dhabi

Today is free of planned activities allowing you to explore Abu Dhabi on your own to discover its rich past and vibrant character.

- day 5 Monday March 14, 2022 - Abu Dhabi to Dubai

Following breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Dubai – a global city and business hub of the Middle East. Upon arrival, enjoy a city tour of modern Dubai beginning with a drive along the marina area and Palm Jumeriah – the world’s largest man-made island. Visit the Lost Chambers at Atlantis The Palm. Surround yourself with sea life in an awe-inspiring walk-through glass tunnels. Sharks, stingrays, piranhas, lobsters and the tiniest of seahorses are just some of the creatures you will come face-to-face with in this spellbinding underwater world. Following lunch at a local restaurant, visit the colorful Arabic Souk Madinat Jumeirah. Explore the vibrant marketplace for boutique brands, souvenir gifts, luxury fashion and jewelry. Your modern city tour ends at the hotel for an evening at leisure

- Day 6 Tuesday March 15, 2022 - Gold & Spice Souks

Following breakfast, embark on a guided tour to explore the city’s heritage and history. Enjoy magnificent views of Dubai Creek and stop at the Dubai Museum – recording the city’s past with all of its developing stages. Sail across the creek aboard a traditional Abra boat. Visit one of the city’s most popular marketplaces – Spice Souk and Gold Souk. Its narrow passages are lined with small stores selling every type of herbs and spice under the sun. The Gold Souk offers a huge selection of jewelry made from gold, silver, diamonds and other precious metals and stones. Following lunch, enjoy a photo stop at the Jumeirah Mosque – Dubai’s most beautiful mosque and one of only a handful in the UAE that are open to non-Muslims. Visit the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, and one of the world’s largest shopping malls. After ascending 1475-feet in a high-speed elevator to reach At The Top observation deck, you will be greeted by breathtaking, unobstructed 360-degree views of the city, desert and ocean below.

- Day 7 Wednesday March 16, 2022 - Desert Safari

After a morning at leisure, embark on a desert safari. Your safari guides will take you in 4-wheel-drive jeeps into the golden sand dunes of Arabia. Experience the thrill of a lifetime while riding through the dunes. Witness a beautiful scenic sunset overlooking the desert then continue to a Bedouin campsite for a delicious BBQ dinner buffet. At the campsite you can enjoy camel riding, henna design and an enchanting belly dancer performing to the Arabic rhythms

- Day 8 Thursday March 17, 2022 - Day of Leisure

The morning and afternoon are at leisure to pursue independent interests. Stroll along the marina promenade, walk to the beach, visit the local shops and restaurants, or simply relax by the pool and enjoy the amenities of the hotel. After a restful day, spend the final evening onboard a traditionally decorated wooden dhow as it sails under the moonlight. The architecture of both Dubai’s past and present is brought to its full beauty against the evening sky as the ship moves silently along the creek. What a fantastic way to end your journey in the UAE.

- Day 9 Friday March 18, 2022 - Depart Dubai

Following breakfast, transfer to the Dubai airport for your flight home. Filled with life enriching experiences from Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the memories will last forever.

Accommodations

Novotel Al Bustan or Similar

Novotel Abu Dhabi Al Bustan, a contemporary hotel in an exclusive neighbourhood for business and leisure. Unwind in the fabulous Fitness & Wellness Centre or relax by the outdoor heated pool. Enjoy discovering the exciting range of bars and restaurants at Novotel.

The stunning new 4 star Novotel Abu Dhabi Al Bustan hotel offers both families and business travelers the perfect welcome. Forming a part of an exclusive neighborhood in the city, the hotel is just 20 min from the Abu Dhabi International Airport. Close by are Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Zayed Sports City, the Embassies district and the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Or shop your heart out at the Abu Dhabi, Al Wahda and Marina Malls!

Millennium Place or Similar

One of the newest, most unique hotels in the city, Millennium Place Marina is a 4-star hotel where modern comfort meets personalized service. Set in a convenient location in Dubai Marina, the hotel is walking distance from the Dubai Metro Station (DMCC), Dubai Marina Mall and the beach.

Feel the warmth and gracious hospitality of a staff dedicated to making you feel welcome, happy and completely at home. Unwind in one of 453 elegant, beautifully appointed room and suite accommodation with stunning views of the city skyline, Dubai Marina and Sheikh Zayed Road. All rooms and suites provide a relaxing getaway after a long day with complimentary Wi-Fi access, mini fridge and 24-hour room service. While at the hotel, you can get invigorated with a workout in the state-of-the-art fitness center or head to the pool to cool off with a dip before settling into a chaise lounge to soak up some sun. 

Dine in style at MasterChef, the TV Experience, the first restaurant of its kind in Dubai. In a chic, industrial space energized by the open plan show kitchen, diners will savour cuisine personally crafted by past contestants and champions from the famous cooking TV series MasterChef.

Whether work or pleasure brings you to Dubai, Millennium Place Marina offers a vibrant business and social hub where joy is a vital element of every guest experience. 

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Package Pricing

Land Only Pricing*

*Round Trip Transfers are only included when air is purchased with the package from the vendor

With Roundtrip Air

Vendor Travel Protection

Other Travel Protection Options

General Dubai Information as of May 28, 2021

Vaccinations and Medication

All passengers arriving to Dubai from any point of origin (including GCC countries) must hold a negative PCR test certificate, for which the test must be taken no more than 72 hours prior to the time of departure. Negative COVID-19 certificates must be printed in English or Arabic. No hand written, SMS or digital certificates will be accepted.
You may be required to take another test at Dubai Airports upon arrival if travelling from select destinations or if you show symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival. All travelers must check the country requirements from which they are departing.
Ensure you have medical travel insurance with international coverage that covers COVID-19 before travelling. If you are travelling with Emirates airline or FlyDubai and have purchased your ticket after 1 December 2020, you will automatically benefit from additional multi-risk travel insurance provided by AIG Travel.
Travelers to Abu Dhabi will be required to present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test received within 96 hours prior to their scheduled departure.
Upon entering the emirate, travelers will be given a PCR test at the airport and must wait for the negative result to be received. International travelers from countries, regions and territories on the ‘green’ list, will no longer be required to self-isolate upon receiving a negative result. Travelers from other countries will be required to self-isolate for 10 days only.
All travelers to Abu Dhabi will need to take a PCR test on day six for those staying for six days or more, and on day 12 for those staying for 12 days or more.
Please refer to CDC.gov for additional vaccination recommendations.

Additional Covid-19 Requirements

Tourists are required to download the COVID-19 DXB app iOS – Android
Tourists who show symptoms on arrival and test positive for COVID-19 after being re-tested must comply with a 10-day isolation:
  • The duration of isolation for COVID-19 has been reduced from 14 days to 10 days with effect from 5 January 2021.
  • A person who is infected with COVID-19 will remain in isolation (home or facility). The isolation period for a confirmed COVID-19 case is 10 days. The isolation ends after completing the 10 days with improvement in symptoms and no fever for 3 consecutive days at least, without any fever reduction medication.
  • For more information, please visit this Dubai Health Authority page.
  • For those that are a COVID-19 close contact case, please check this link.
    The traveller will bear the cost of treatment and quarantine unless their carrier is Emirates or FlyDubai.
Customers purchasing an Emirates airline or FlyDubai ticket from 1 December 2020 benefit from additional multi-risk travel insurance provided by AIG Travel, including cover for COVID-19 and overseas medical expenses. Please see the following links for more information and a supporting FAQ: Emirates airline | FlyDubai
Compliance with all precautionary measures applied in Dubai (wearing masks, maintaining 2m social distance and washing hands regularly).
View the Visit Dubai website for more information.

Climate and Weather

Average day temperature in Dubai in October is 96 degrees; November is 87 degrees; December is 79 degrees; January 75 degrees; and February 78 degrees. 
Dubai seldom receives rain. 
Evenings can be cool especially in the desert and a light sweater or jacket is recommended.

Clothing and Dress

Dubai is a shopping mecca and the fashion is amazing. Although the daytime fashions are more conservative as representation of the Muslim culture, evening fashions are stylish and often high fashion.
Light and loose is the way to go in this humid tropical climate. Bring light trousers or skirts made of a natural fabric such as cotton, combined with a stash of cotton T-shirts (beware of the t-shirt message and camouflage should be avoided), plenty of socks and underwear, hat or other head covering as the sun can be brutal.
Women should keep their shoulders covered and wear skirts and shorts that are below the knees in this predominantly Muslim country. Pack a shawl, light sweater or jacket for quick convenient shoulder coverage.
One sweater or sweatshirt should be adequate, since night time temperatures are occasionally chilly.
As for footwear, a good pair of walking shoes with solid ankle support is a must, Sneakers, but you’ll also want sandals. If you forget anything, don’t stress as Dubai is a shoppers paradise! 
As stated on the Visit Dubai website, with around 200 nationalities represented in Dubai, how people dress is incredibly varied – yet the traditional attire of the UAE is bold and distinctive. You can see it all across the city.
Emirati national dress is a symbol of pride and identity that has been designed with the dual intent of providing comfort and adhering to religious beliefs. In Dubai, men wear an ankle-length, loose-fitting garment made of white cotton, known as a kandora or dishdasha. A ghutrah covers the head and is held in place by the agal, a type of black cord. This garment was originally used to protect the face from the harsh desert environment
Traditionally, women in Dubai wear an abaya – a long, black flowing light coat over their clothing. This is worn over their Western clothes or a traditional long-sleeved full-length dress known as a jalabeya. A black scarf called a shayla is often draped over the head.

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