DUBAI - A LAVISH EXPERIENCE

November 6, 2021 to November 15, 2021

This 8-night United Arab Emirates vacation showcases the futuristic city of Dubai. It features deluxe accommodations and is a great introduction to the nation.

Your Dubai vacation showcases the city that has come to define the 21st-century. Dubai is a spectacle of futuristic architecture and traditional markets. Whether you want to marvel at architectural wonders, sample the best in international cuisine, or go on a shopping spree in the world’s most luxurious malls, Dubai is the place to be.

THE DUBAI EXPERIENCE INCLUDES

  • 8 nights -  Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Dubai
  • 16 meals, 8 Breakfast, 5 Lunch, 3 Dinner
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour escort/manager from arrival to return
  • Local guides as required
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Airport Transfers
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Burj Khalifa
  • Dubai City Tour
  • Shopping at Spice and Gold Souks
  • National Museum of Dubai
  • Louvre of Abu Dhabi
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Lunch at Emirates Palace
  • Glitz & Glam High Tea at Burj Al Arab
  • White & Gold Yacht Party
  • Desert Safari
  • Violet Clover Travel Group Gift Bag
  • Violet Clover Travel Group Staff on-site

THE DUBAI EXPERIENCE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Tips to drivers, porters, and guides
  • Travel / Medical Insurance
  • Beverages during meals
  • Meals not specified as included
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Early check-in & late check out of rooms (standard check-in time is 3 pm and check out 12 pm)
  • Visa / Passport handling fees
  • Optional Tours
  • Anything not explicitly listed as being included

TRIP ITINERARY

FULL PACKAGE: Make your own way to JFK International airport for your direct and non-stop flight to Dubai, aboard the award winning Emirates airlines.

LAND ONLY PACKAGE: Make your own way to Dubai.

  • On arrival at Dubai International Airport your group will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel. (Check in time: 3pm. Early Check in is not included)
  • Welcome Dinner at the Serafina restaurant
  • Overnight: Dubai
  • Meal: Dinner

  • This morning, after breakfast, your English speaking Guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel. Depart the hotel at approximately 9am. You will have the opportunity to discover the spectacular and lively metropolis of Dubai on your city tour. The city, developed from a small fishing village at the Dubai Creek, nowadays presents itself as a glamorous metropolis in the Arabian Gulf.
  • Drive by Jumeirah Mosque and the Jumeirah Coastline with a stunning view of Burj Al Arab, the world`s luxury hotel. We will then drive on the largest man-made Island "The Palm Jumeirah" where we will have a photo stop opposite the luxurious Atlantis the Palm Hotel: a magnificent oceanic tribute to mythological age. You will then take a walking tour in the Bastakiah area - step back in time and enjoy the atmosphere of Bastakiah, one of the oldest traditional Emirati neighborhoods set in Bur Dubai.
  • Then visit the Dubai Museum, which depicts the traditional and developmental history of Dubai. After the museum, the group will transfer to the Abra station to take a water taxi to the Spice souk. Walking further the group will discover a great ion of authentic spices, incense and traditional perfumes. The big entrance of the Gold souk welcomes you to see for yourself why Dubai is called the City of Gold and this is just the beginning. It is a good opportunity to bargain and purchase some personal gold and diamonds.
  • Then we will head to Dubai Mall for a photo stop outside the world`s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifah. Take the high speed elevator to the 124th /125th levels of the Burj Khalifa from where you can have a magnificent view of Modern Dubai. You will then have some free time at Dubai Mall to explore on your own, before your transfer back to the hotel.
  • Overnight: Dubai 
  • Meal: Breakfast 

  • After breakfast, enjoy this morning at leisure. After breakfast, enjoy this morning at leisure.
  • This afternoon at approximately 3pm, you will be picked up for your desert safari. The mysterious desert beckons us for a magical evening out - an adventure we`ll never forget. Leaving behind the bustle of the city in the afternoon, our safari guides will transport you, by four-wheel drive vehicles, for a thrilling journey over rolling dunes through the Dubai Desert Sands, deep into the heart of the desert. From the crest of a high dune, watch the sun cast its orange glow over the vast expanse of rippling sandall round us as it sets. Like a shimmering mirage in the distance you will see the flickering lights of your camp where a traditional Arabian welcome awaits you.
  • The encampment conjures up images of the Arabian nights. Relax on comfortable low cushions in Beduoin tents and quench our thirst, have our hands painted with intricate henna designs, experience a short camel ride, or just enjoy the aromatic shisha. A feast of grilled meats, fresh salads and delectable Arab sweets is served and under a galaxy of stars, we will be entertained by the bewitching belly dancer swaying to the haunting strains of Arabian music. We won`t want this enchanting evening to end. Return to the hotel at approximately 10.30pm
  • Overnight: Dubai 
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner (sharing camp)

  • After breakfast, drive to the capital of the UAE - Abu Dhabi.
  • We first stop for a guided tour to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, which is considered as the most architectural treasure of contemporary UAE society - and one of the Largest in the world. We continue afterwards to the Women`s Handicraft Centre for a display of the handcrafts made by the local ladies. Drive through the Corniche road with a photo stop at the breakwater and the iconic hotel of Abu Dhabi Emirates Palace. We then visit the Heritage Village, a reconstructed traditional "oasis". Here, journey to the past and experience life in Abu Dhabi before oil revenues altered the landscape. We`ll experience different aspects of desert life attractively displayed in the open-air museum, along with workshops, where craftsmen demonstrate traditional skills and women sit weaving and spinning. Enjoy a Buffet Lunch at Le Vendome Restaurant, located in the Emirates Palace Hotel. Your Buffet Lunch includes water and soft drinks. After lunch we drive to Saadiyat Island to visit the Louvre Museum, where you will be given some free time to explore on your own. Drive around Yas Island and take a photo stop outside Ferrari world, before driving back to Dubai. Transfer back to the hotel for overnight.
  • Overnight: Dubai 
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • After breakfast, drive to Zabeel Park to visit the Dubai Frame. The Dubai Frame is an architectural landmark in Zabeel Park, Dubai. It has been described The Guardian newspaper as "the biggest picture frame on the planet". The location of the giant rectangular frame in Zabeel Park and was carefully chosen to give visitors the best view of both old and new Dubai.
  • After the visit drive back to hotel and the afternoon is free at leisure.
  • This evening at approximately 7pm, you will be taken to the Dubai Marina for your Dhow Dinner Cruise.
  • The dinner cruise is the most popular of the dhow cruises in Dubai. What could be more romantic than a dinner aboard a dhow as its slips silently along Dubai Marina by moonlight? You cruise aboard one of these traditional wooden vessels offers an intriguingly different view of this amazing city.
  • Return to the hotel at approximately 10.30pm
  • Overnight: Dubai
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner (Sharing boat)

  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and enjoy the morning at leisure.
  • At 12:00noon, pick up transfer to Atlantis The Palm for a Friday Brunch at the popular Saffron Restaurant. Enjoy an unforgettable feast of food, drinks and fun. The legendary Saffron brunch has it all and the party never stops with their resident DJ mixing throwback classics and the hottest tracks on the charts. Return to the hotel at approximately 4.30pm and the remainder of the day is at leisure.
  • Overnight: Dubai
  • Meals: Breakfast, Brunch

  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. free morning at leisure.
  • Later this afternoon at approximately 3pm, transfer to the Burj Al Arab for an Afternoon Tea in the Sky View Bar.
  • Experience the height of sophistication - Located on the top floor of the Burj Al Arab hotel, the Skyview Bar & Restaurant instantly lives up to expectations with magnificent views of the Palm Jumeirah and The World islands. Experience a decadent &ldquoAfternoon Tea&rdquo with a ion of teas and coffee, delicate sandwiches, and the freshest pastries and cakes, all served with delicious homemade jam and mouth-watering Rodda`s Clotted Cream. Return to your hotel and the remainder of the evening is at leisure.
  • Overnight: Dubai
  • Meals: Breakfast, Afternoon High Tea

  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and the morning is at leisure.
  • This afternoon, pick up from your hotel and transfer to Dubai Marina for your 3-hour exclusive yacht cruise. Enjoy a delicious Buffet Lunch including unlimited water, soft drinks & ed alcohol beverages (house wine, beer, spirits) Enjoy your afternoon feasting and dancing to the music played.
  • The yacht sails along West Marina , Blue water , JBR , Atlantis, Burj al Arab and return to Pier ( Subject to weather conditions only) before returning back to the pier. Return back to your hotel after the cruise and the remainder of the day is at leisure.
  • Overnight: Dubai
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

  • After breakfast, check out and transfer to the airport for the flight.
  • Check out time: 12 Noon (Late check out is not included and subject to availability)
  • Meal: Breakfast

WHO SHOULD CONSIDER JOINING THE DUBAI EXPERIENCE:

No one wants to go on a trip and have a bad time. Because of this we have developed a profile of the type of people that we think best fit with our groups. We have found that the best group trips include people who are positive, people who can go with the flow, people who are eager to try new things, people who are interested in learning about different cultures and people who are cool with interacting with new people.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Sheraton Mall of the Emirates Hotel, Dubai

Directly connected to the world-renowned Mall of the Emirates, the Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel is a gathering place for corporate travelers, vacationers, and shoppers alike. It is also within walking distance, interconnected to the Mall of the Emirates Metro Station. The hotel is centrally located, with easy access to such destinations as Jumeirah, Dubai Marina, Jebel Ali Free Zone, and Dubai World Trade Center. During your stay, the mall offers many leisurely activities at Ski Dubai, DUCTAC, VOX Cinemas and Magic Planet.

Guest Rooms:

All suites and rooms at Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates offer views of the city skyline. All rooms have free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, minibar and an en-suite bathroom. Guests can enjoy a wealth of leisure options at Sheraton Dubai, Mall of the Emirates such as an indulgent massage at Shine Spa and use of the relaxing spa facilities. After an energizing workout at Sheraton Fitness, guests can take a dip in the rooftop, outdoor pools to refresh.

Restaurants:

Sanabel Restaurant serves a breakfast buffet daily, while a-la-carte specialties are served in the evening. Guests can also unwind on the Vantage terrace, offering a variety of snacks and beverages accompanied by views over the city.

PRICING & PAYMENT PLANS

PRICING

FULL PACKAGE - LAND & AIRFARE

  • SINGLE OCCUPANCY: $6,227 per person - based on 1 person per room

  • DOUBLE: OCCUPANCY: $4,758 per person - based on 2 persons per room

LAND ONLY PACKAGE

  • SINGLE OCCUPANCY: $4,907 per person - based on 1 person per room

  • DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $3,438 per person - based on 2 person per room

PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE

July 15, 2021 – Final Payment Due – NO EXCEPTIONS

When you (and your roommate/s) are ready to make your deposits, please click the link below and complete the deposit form. If you are rooming with someone, both deposits will have to be paid within 24 hours of each other to secure your reservation. Once the deposit has been made, a payment schedule will be automatically generated for the remaining months until final payment. If you fall more than two months behind in payments, your reservation is subject to cancellation.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Missing a vacation is bad enough… losing the money you paid for your vacation is even worse. Because all of Violet Clover Consulting, LLC d/b/a Violet Clover Travel Group tours are non-refundable and non-transferable, travel insurance is therefore highly recommended for this tour. Our preferred travel insurance vendor is Allianz, however, you can use any provider that fits your needs.

PASSPORT BOOKS REQUIRED

  • Traveling abroad requires a passport valid for six (6) months beyond the travel dates.

ROOMMATE MATCHING

  • Roommate Matching is offered on this tour. If you want to be matched, please enter “Roommate Requested” on the reservation form where if asks for your roommate name. Also, please note roommate matching does not take place until after 75% of the cost of the package is paid.

CHANGES & CANCELLATIONS

Please note, once deposits are made, you are locked in with roommates. There is a $100/person Violet Clover Travel Group fee for any changes + any additional fees that the travel suppliers implement. All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. Travel protection is also available. This coverage will provide reimbursement in the unfortunate instance of a medical emergency, trip delays, and lost or delayed baggage and some form of reimbursement in the event you will need to cancel your trip (50% for uncovered reasons; 100% for covered reasons). For more information, please visit the Travel Insurance link at the bottom of the page for a quote and to purchase. Please note – insurance must be purchased within 14 days of deposit date to receive the cancel for any reason waiver.