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Raffles Dubai Hotel
Duration: 22 Jun 2015 - 28 Jun 2015
Location: Jumeirah, Dubai
Price: from $2,499.25 per person
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    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/6-night trip to explore the iconic skyline and architectural wonders that make Dubai the destination choice it is today. Your journey will include the following:

      • ~RT flights from Chicago to Dubai
      • ~RT transfers hotel-airport in Dubai
      • ~6-nights stay at Raffles Dubai (club room)
      • ~daily breakfast
      • ~half-day city tour
      • ~’At the Top’ Burj Khalifa tour
      • ~Dhow Boat Dinner Cruise
      • ~optional travel insurance

     

    Packages starting from $2,499.25 per person (flights + hotel + transfers + activities)

    Hotel pricing is based on a club room with either a king or 2-twin beds.

    All rates based on double occupancy. Rates are dependent upon pricing and availability at the time of booking.

  • Your vacation will take you to the Raffles hotel in beautiful Dubai. This resort is perfectly centered in the middle of sight-seeing, connected to the shopping mall and many available dining options. It is perfect for the family not wanting to worry about renting a car or seeking out transportation to simply enjoy one’s surroundings.
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    double room at the beautiful Raffles Hotel Source:  Raffles Dubai

    double room at the beautiful Raffles Hotel Source: Raffles Dubai

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    Please note this is a draft itinerary. We can make changes, additions and inclusions according to your taste and preferences. The options are plentiful: hotels, activities, meal options, etc. 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 a club room, not a base level room.

    Day 1

    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.

    Day 2

    You will arrive Dubai late afternoon, pass through customs and locate your shared transportation to head to the lovely Raffles Dubai. We recommend you take some time to relieve yourself of any jet lag and prepare for your week of fun in the sun. Enjoy a nice dinner at the hotel or a nearby restaurant ($).

    Day 3

    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 Raffles Dubai. ($)

    Day 4

    Enjoy a buffet breakfast before you start your day. Spend the morning and early afternoon at the pool to cool off. The summer heat can easily bring temperatures around 100 degrees even after the sun goes down. While you are cooling off at the pool, order up lunch poolside for a quiet, relaxing afternoon ($).

    Round out your day with a lovely dinner at one the nearby restaurants. ($)

    Day 5

    Enjoy a buffet breakfast before you start your day, then head off for  your morning at the spa ($).

    Afterwards, head to the pool for an afternoon at leisure. Perhaps have lunch poolside ($). 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.

    Day 6

    Breakfast is available for you this morning. Enjoy your day at leisure. (anticipated date: 6/27 – may be able to plan something for birthday)

    Day 7

    Enjoy your final breakfast Raffles Dubai. 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: $2,499.25 per person

    • ~A $25 per person non-refundable deposit is required plus cost of flights.*
    • ~A suggested payment plan is provided on the ‘Join Trip’ tab.
    • ~Travel insurance is extra and highly recommended.
    • ~Tips and inter-city transportation are extra.

     

    ($) implies additional cost.

    * Deposit requirement may change depending on final itinerary. You may opt to secure your flights at a later date and only pay a $250 non-refundable per person deposit upon booking.

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    Suggested Payment Schedule

                            (for 2 persons = 1 room with King or 2 twins, no bedding guarantees)

        • > $250.00 non-refundable deposit due September 19, 2014*
        • > $2,179.00 due October 17, 2014~
        • > $1, 250.00 due January 16, 2015
        • > $    989.00 due February 27, 2015
        • > Remaining balance due est $330.50 April 10, 2015

       

      Total cost for party of 2: $4,998.50 packaged as shown. Pricing and availability subject to change.

      Note: *You may opt to pay for airfare at the time of deposit. In this case, your initial payment will only be $25 + airfare per person. An adjusted payment schedule will be provided to you.

      ~The listed flight pricing is based on currently available options as of 9/10/2014. Final pricing and availability is likely to change at any moment.

      Passports are required for all passengers regardless of age. Expiration date not sooner than December 2014.