Prepare to be awed when you embark upon Dubai by the ingenuity of modern man when you gaze upon the Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building or experience the worlds first indoor ski resort at the Dubai Mall. With a cosmopolitan night life and activities the entire family will remember, Dubai will be the vacation to remember for a lifetime.
We invite you to experience this 7-day trip (+1.5 days of travel) to explore the iconic skyline and architectural wonders that make Dubai the destination choice it is today. Your journey will include the following:
Packages starting from $4,165.00 per person (flights + hotel + transfers + activities)
Hotel pricing is based on an Imperial Club level, double room with either a king or double bed.
All rates based on double occupancy. Rates are dependent upon pricing and availability at the time of booking.
Please note this is a draft itinerary. We can make changes, additions and inclusions according to your taste and preferences. The options are plentiful. First order of business is establishing a per person budget. This itinerary is based on the the inclusions listed under the “Dubai” tab. It includes an Imperial Club level room, not a base level room.
You will fly from Chicago to Dubai. The flights will be at least 17hrs 45min with at least 1-stop over. We can price out business class seats due to the long flight upon request.
You will arrive Dubai late afternoon, pass through customs and meet your driver to head to the beautiful Atlantis Resort on Palm Island. We recommend you take some time to become familiar with this enormous property, relieve yourself of any jet lag and prepare for your week of fun in the sun. Enjoy a nice dinner at the resort ($).
Enjoy a buffet breakfast before you start your day. If you have any kids with you, they may enjoy the kids club for the day as your explore everything Atlantis. Spend the morning and early afternoon at the Aquaventure Waterpark to cool off and give your body a much needed rest from the long flight of yesterday.
Enjoy the thrill of jumping into the No. 1 water park in the Middle East and Europe, over flowing with 17 fun-filled hectares for all ages. Experience adrenaline pumping waterslides that catapult you through shark filled lagoons, scream through the planet’s largest slide or race down the world’s first dual slide within a slide. Fly high on the longest zip line circuit in the Middle East. Or just relax on our private beach surrounded by lush tropical landscapes. Plus younger children will love Splashers a play area designed just for them. Spectacular rides and thrilling slides make Aquaventure Waterpark the most exciting day out in Dubai. ~ Atlantis The Palm
Enjoy a late lunch at one of the on-site restaurants ($), then wonder off to Dolphin Bay to swim with the dolphins (or take a photo if swimming is not your cup of tea). ($)
Dolphin Bay in Atlantis is one of the most sophisticated dolphin habitats in the world. Here you have the opportunity to swim with dolphins in Dubai; choose from a range of dolphin experiences suitable for all ages and swimming abilities. Interactions range from standing in shallow water to swimming or scuba diving alongside these charismatic creatures. ~ Atlantis The Palm
Round out your day with a lovely dinner at one the on-site restaurants at the Atlantis. ($)
Enjoy a buffet breakfast before you start your day. Now that you’ve given your body plenty of time to adjust to its new surroundings, it’s time to head out for your private, half-day tour of Dubai (total time: 4.5 hours):
This comprehensive Dubai city tour showcases a collection of top Dubai attractions, from beautiful Jumeirah Mosque to famous landmarks like the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel. From a private vehicle, see picturesque Dubai neighborhoods, and then explore Dubai’s old quarter, Al Bastakiy, and Dubai Museum by foot. Cross Dubai Creek by ‘abra’ (water taxi) to Deira, visit the famous spice souk and enjoy free time to shop in Dubai Gold Souk. Plus, learn fascinating details about the city from a private guide! ~ARC Marketplace
Once you’ve completed your city tour, you will proceed to the Dubai Mall for a little shopping ($), lunch ($) and exploration as well as experience the Burj Khalifa ‘At the Top’ activity:
Take sightseeing to new heights with an entrance ticket to Burj Khalifa’s ‘At the Top,’ one of the world’s tallest observation decks, located on the skyscraper’s 124th floor. After entering through Dubai Mall, enjoy a multi-media presentation about Dubai’s history, and then zoom up to the observation deck by high-speed elevator to enjoy free time ogling the views. See Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina, Burj Al Arab and more; it’s as if the the city was built to be seen from this vantage point! ~ ARC Marketplace
Eat dinner at a local restaurant before heading back to the Atlantis on Palm Island. ($)
Enjoy a buffet breakfast before you start your day, then head off for your morning tour of The Lost Chambers Aquarium.
Imagine exploring the mysterious ruins of Atlantis, lost for thousands of years deep beneath the sea. Now picture yourself being surrounded by 65,000 marine animals. Come live out your own Atlantean adventure at The Lost Chambers Aquarium. Explore the underwater mazes and tunnels of this lost civilization while encountering sharks, eels, seahorses, and piranhas. There are over 20 remarkable marine life exhibits in this Dubai aquarium including a touch tank and our interactive Aquatheatre show. ~ The Atlantis The Palm
Afterwards, head to the pool for an afternoon at leisure. Perhaps have lunch poolside ($). Maybe enjoy a spa activity ($) or explore some of the resort’s boutiques. Find your way back to your room to get ready for your evening Dhow Boat Dinner Cruise (2-hours):
Cruise along Dubai Creek by ‘dhow,’ a Middle Eastern wooden boat, and see the sights of nighttime Deira while savoring a buffet feast! One of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, Deira represents the traditional heart of Dubai, and the 2-hour cruise takes in sights of many of its lively souqs and bustling side streets. Gaze out at the sights, and enjoy soft drinks plus Emirati and international cuisine from the onboard buffet, with charcoal-grilled meat and Arabic sweets alongside other countless other treats. ~ARC Marketplace
Arrive back at your hotel around 11pm to retire for the night.
Breakfast is available for you this morning. Enjoy your day at leisure. (anticipated date: 6/27 – may be able to plan something for birthday)
Enjoy your final breakfast at Atlantis The Palm. Pack your clothes and prepare to check-out for your trip back to the States. If you have any time to spare, feel free to spend it by the pool or wherever your heart desires.
Note: Depending on your flight departure time, you may arrive back in the States early morning, the next day.
Total package price: $4,165.00 per person
($) implies additional cost.
* Deposit requirement may change depending on final itinerary.