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Flo Knowles Travel

MAGICAL DUBAI

Oct 1, 2021 to Dec 28, 2022
DUBAI

Dubai's abundance of wealth and luxury make it an ideal vacation spot


 

This 8-day group tour to Dubai takes in the best of this ultra-modern desert oasis. Ample time at leisure is balanced out with a fascinating guided tour of the city and a desert safari. 

After arriving in Dubai you will transfer from the airport to your hotel and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. The next morning you will be treated to a tour of the old city, Bastakiah. Dubai may be best known for the world’s most luxurious and modern buildings but in the early days, it was home to more traditional souks such as the spice market, filled with exotic flavours and smells, and the glittering gold souk. The rest of your day is at leisure or you have the option of a cultural lunch with traditional Emirati cuisine. 

After another day at leisure, you will get out of the city for an afternoon on a guided desert safari. Your experienced driver will zoom over the tall sand dunes of the desert as you head for a traditional Bedouin camp. Sample Arabian coffee and try riding a camel before enjoying a fabulous barbeque and a dance performance. 

The next three days are yours to enjoy Dubai as you choose. It is the world capital of luxury shopping but also claims attractions such as an indoor ski hill and the iconic Burj Khalifa. Head the 124th-floor observation deck for unmatched views of the city and desert. Visit the Jumeirah Mosque or the Dubai Aquarium. There is something for everyone to enjoy and plenty of time to do it all. 

Return to the airport on your final day for your onward travels

What's included in this trip:

  • Private Airport Transfers
  • 7 Nights Moderate class accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Private guided tours as per itinerary

What's not included:

  1. All International & domestic airfare
  2. Personal Items
  3. Meals unless listed in the itinerary
  4. Tips & Gratuities
  5. Early check-in and late check-out of rooms
  6. Travel insurance
 

Itinerary:

 
Day1

Arrive Dubai

On arrival, please clear customs and immigration and claim your baggage. Proceed to the arrivals hall and look for our local representative who will be waiting for you with a sign.  Once everyone in your group is accounted for, you will be escorted to your vehicle and transferred to the hotel check-in with assistance.

The rest of your day and evening is free at your leisure.  

Duration 7 Nights
Accommodation

Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Mina

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Day2

Old Dubai City Tour

After breakfast pick up a transfer with your English-speaking guide and experience the old town Dubai and the city of gold. Start at the creekside to witness the beautiful skyline of Dubai and 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. The next stop is at the entrance of the Dubai Museum, which depicts the traditional and developmental history of Dubai. After the museum, the group will transfer to the Abra station (water taxi) to transfer to the Spice Souk. Walking further the group will discover a great selection 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.

After the tour drive back to your hotel and rest of the afternoon at your own leisure.

OPTIONAL: CULTURAL LUNCH (SMCCU) W/ Private Guide and Transfer
Enjoy traditional Lunch Emirati cuisine and conversation in our interactive cultural experiences hosted by our Emirati presenters inside the traditional houses of Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, located in one of Dubai’s oldest communities, Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood. Guests can expect to taste new food, learn about the Emirati culture and traditions through the shared experience. Just pack your curiosity, a camera, and a lot of questions!

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day3

Dubai at Leisure

Breakfast at the hotel and day at your leisure.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day4

Desert Safari

Breakfast at the hotel and morning free time at your own leisure.

The highlight of any visit to Dubai is undoubtedly this amazing tour. In the afternoon board to your 4x4 land cruiser (6pax per jeep on sharing basis) and head out towards the desert. At the entrance of the desert, your driver deflates the wheels of the 4X4 and then the fun starts. Dune bashing has become known as a fun experience – you will feel the thrill of desert driving as your professional driver takes you up and down on golden dunes. A beautiful desert photo stop is also included and then drive to the Bedouin Camp where you are greeted with a traditional cup of Arabic coffee and have the opportunity to try riding a camel before it is time to settle down for your barbeque dinner prepared.

Later on in the evening enjoy the Tanura dance and a belly dancer that will enchant you with her dances, a truly magical night and we drive back to the hotel for overnight

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Days5 to 7

Dubai at Leisure

Three full days to experience cosmopolitan Dubai at your own pace.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day8

Depart Dubai

After breakfast at the hotel, the day is at leisure until your transfer to Dubai Aırport.

Meal Plan Breakfast

TERMS AND POLICIES

 
A minimum of 10 paying passengers must travel together for the duration of the tour. All prices are “from” per person costs based on twin share and subject to change depending on dates and availability. 
 
Passengers are responsible for ensuring that they have the proper travel documents. 
 
Passengers must make reservations in your FULL NAME as it appears on your passport. Your name on your invoice MUST match your passport.
 
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL: To travel internationally, a passport is required. The passport should not expire six (6) months after the travel departure date and should have at least two (2) blank pages. Children need to have valid passports as well. For more information, please go to the US Department of State website at www.travel.state.gov.
 
 
PAYMENTS: Flo Knowles Travel only accepts payments in United States Dollars. Payments can be made via major debit and credit cards. Accepted cards are Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express. If alternate payment forms are required, please get in touch with Travel Agency at payment@floknowlestravel.com.
 
DEPOSIT: All deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE. Travel reservations are not confirmed until a deposit is made. Your travel proposal will reflect the amount needed to confirm your vacation. Unless stated otherwise, prices may fluctuate between the time a quote is rendered and when the deposit is furnished.
 
PAYMENT PLANS: We are pleased to offer, for your convenience, a monthly payment plan for your travel plans. No payment plan is available for reservations made sixty (60) days or less from the date of travel.
 
FINAL PAYMENT: Reserved travel plans must be paid in full on or before the final payment date. Any reservations not paid in full on or before your final payment date is subject to cancellation, with no notice and no refund of payments made.
 
LATE PAYMENT: If your travel itinerary is not paid in full by the Final Payment Due, a late fee of $50.00 will automatically be assessed one day after your final payment date. This fee is non-refundable and non-negotiable.
 
RESERVATION CHANGES: Changes to an existing reservation, whatever the cause, will incur a $50.00 charge plus any additional supplier fees. This includes name changes* and removal of any services such as optional tours and transfers.
 
CANCELLATIONS: To cancel your vacation, Flo Knowles Travel charges a  non-refundable fee of $100.00. This fee is payable at the time of the cancellation request, and the vacation will not be canceled until this fee is paid. All cancellations must be in writing to cancellations@floknowlestravel.com Cancellations received prior to final payment will incur a loss of non-refundable deposit.

After the final balance is paid, the following cancellation schedule will apply based on the current accredited supplier and is subject to change. 

 

Destination

Cancellation Penalties

Europe

Cancellation:
0-30 days before departure: 100% cancellations
31-44 days before departure: 50% cancellation fees
45-60 days before departure: 25% cancellation fees

TRAVEL INSURANCE:  Protect your investment by securing travel insurance. Travel insurance can assist with reimbursing you for the cost of your vacation due to events out of your control, such as illness, injury, or death of you or a close family member. It can also assist if you become ill while traveling or are quarantined. Travel Agency is not responsible for any costs associated with the risks of traveling or having to cancel your vacation for reasons within or outside of your control. Travel insurance is not a requirement but is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

FORCE MAJEURE: There may be times when either party is unable to perform, or complete performance, under the travel contract for reasons out of each other’s control. These are called force majeure events and, if they occur, make performing under the contract inadvisable, commercially impracticable, illegal, or impossible. Events that may trigger this provision include, but are not limited to, acts of God, acts of government, acts of war or civil unrest, insurrection or revolts, military action, strikes or other labor activities, criminal or terrorist activities of any kind, or the threat thereof, pandemics, epidemics, illnesses or health conditions prevalent in the area of travel, earthquakes, hurricanes, lightning, and explosions, unexpected legislation, or any other event outside the reasonable control of either party. In the event that a force majeure event occurs, the parties will look to and follow the cancellation policies of the suppliers, what is stated in the travel proposal, and these terms & conditions. Any changes to those policies are at the supplier's sole discretion (if applicable) and Flo Knowles Travel. Passengers will be informed of their options if a force majeure event occurs.

 

DUBAI ENTRY REQUIREMENT (CURRENT AS OF JULY 24, 2021)  

(SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Before you book

Check if you need a visa. Depending on your nationality you can get a visa on arrival, or you can apply for your prearranged visit visa from Dubai Immigration before you travel.

Before you travel

There may be specific departure requirements in your country before you leave. Check the information on our Travel Requirements page.

Requirements for all passengers arriving in Dubai

All passengers traveling to Dubai from any point of origin (GCC countries included) must hold a negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate for a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure, except for travel from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka (for which specific requirements are stated above). Please see the requirements for travel from India below.

The certificate must be a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. Other test certificates including antibody tests and home testing kits are not accepted in Dubai. Travelers must bring an official, printed certificate in English or Arabic to check-in – SMS and digital certificates are not accepted. PCR certificates in other languages are acceptable if they can be validated at the originating station.

COVID‑19 PCR test certificates must be issued by an authorized facility in the passenger's departure country. Certificates that have already been presented for travel to another destination can't be used for re‑entry even if they are still within the validity period.

For passengers arriving from the following countries, it is mandatory that the COVID‑19 PCR report includes a QR code linked to the original report for verification purposes. The QR code must be presented at check‑in and to representatives of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) upon arrival in Dubai airports: Bangladesh, India, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, and effective 9 May, Egypt, and Ethiopia.

Test on arrival

Passengers arriving in Dubai from the following countries will be required to take another COVID‑19 PCR test on arrival at Dubai International airport:

Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Russia, Senegal, Slovakia, Somaliland, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Zimbabwe.

Transiting in Dubai

All passengers who have started their journey in Afghanistan or Indonesia and are transiting through Dubai must have a negative COVID‑19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test certificate for a test taken no more than 48 hours before departure. The test certificate must include a QR code.

Passengers transiting through Dubai from the following countries are required to present a negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate for a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure, as well as to follow any requirements mandated by their final destination.

Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Poland, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Russia, Senegal, Slovakia, Somaliland, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Zimbabwe.

The certificate must be a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. Other test certificates including antibody tests and home testing kits are not accepted in Dubai. Travelers must bring an official, printed certificate in English or Arabic to check-in – SMS and digital certificates are not accepted. PCR certificates in other languages as required by the final destination are acceptable if they can be validated at the originating station.

Passengers from all other countries do not need a COVID‑19 PCR test to transit in Dubai unless it’s required by their final destination.


Test exemptions:

  • UAE nationals are exempt from taking a COVID‑19 PCR test before departing to Dubai. They will be tested on arrival in Dubai.
  • Children under the age of 12 and passengers who have a moderate or severe disability are exempt from taking a COVID‑19 PCR test.
    • Moderate or severe disability includes neurological disorders and intellectual or developmental disabilities. For example Acute spinal cord injury, Alzheimer's disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Ataxia, Autism spectrum, Bell's palsy, Brain tumors, Cerebral aneurysm, Cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, Epilepsy, and seizures
    • All other passengers, including those who are visually impaired, hearing impaired, or physically challenged must hold a negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate as per the requirements.
  • There may be specific test exemptions in your country of origin and final destination. Please check the requirements before you travel.

COVID‑19 testing laboratories:

  • The UAE government has specified designated laboratories. You can either use the recommended laboratories in the list or any trusted and certified laboratories in your country of origin to get your COVID‑19 PCR test.
  • If you are flying from India, Pakistan, Nigeria, or Bangladesh, you must get your certificate from one of the labs listed in the designated laboratories document to be accepted on the flight.

When you arrive

  • You may need to take another COVID‑19 PCR test on arrival. If you take a test at the airport, you must remain in your hotel or residence until you receive the test result.
  • If the test result is positive, you will be required to undergo isolation and follow the Dubai Health Authority guidelines.
  • You must also download the COVID19 – DXB Smart App iOSAndroid
 
 Tourists departing from Dubai

Passengers will need to do COVID‑19 PCR tests only if it is mandated by the country they are traveling to.

More special COVID‑19 PCR test rates for Emirates passengers

Emirates has expanded its medical partnerships to offer all passengers exclusive home or office COVID‑19 PCR testing rates at the following centres:

Al Tadawi Medical Centre

  • Located at Al Masood building, Airport Road, Port Saeed Area, Deira.
  • The test costs AED 130 per person. Home or office testing within Dubai costs AED 240 per person. Test results will be available within 24 hours.

Prime Medical Centres

Locations in Dubai:

  • Al Qusais Branch, Damascus Street
  • Premier Diagnostic and Medical Center, Salah Al-Din Street 
  • Prime Corp Medical Center, Salah Al-Din Street, Deira
  • Sheikh Zayed Branch, Sheikh Zayed Street, Near Noor Islamic Bank
  • Prime Specialist Medical Center Sharjah Branch, King Faisal St, Al Majaz
  • Ajman Branch, Grand Mall, Sheikh Khalifa St

The test costs AED 150 per person. Home or office testing within Dubai for a minimum of two passengers is also available at AED 240 per person. Test results will be available within 24 hours.

 

Available Packages

Double Occupancy
Available until September 28, 2022

$949.00
Deposit: $60.00

Double Occupancy – 2 persons in a room and each person pays the double occupancy rate. The deposit is $60 per person.