Sherrie Thomas

Global Gifts Travel

UAE Expo 2022: Discover Dubai

Mar 13, 2022 to Mar 20, 2022
United Arab Emirates: Dubai & Abu Dhabi
THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT!

United Arab Emirates Expo: 2022

Discover Dubai & Abu Dhabi

March 13 - 20, 2022

Amazing Experience ~ Journey of a Lifetime


THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT!

 

What's Included:

  • Personalized meet & assist upon arrival at the airport in Dubai

  • Arrival and departure transfers

  • 7 nights in Dubai

  • Daily Buffet breakfast at the hotel

  • Day 7 Wooden dhow dinner cruise

  • Full-day Dubai City Tour with English speaking guide

  • Full-day Abu Dhabi City Tour with English speaking guide

  • One day visit to Dubai Expo with English speaking guide

  • Local VAT included

What's NOT Included:

  • Travel Insurance

  • International/Domestic Airfare

  • Personal Expenses

  • Extra Food and Beverages That Are Not Specified

  • Tips for Guide and Driver

  • Optional Tours 

  • Tourism Dirham Fee-Billed directly to clients at hotel: $5/night

  • Tips for guides, drivers, and specialist guides



Itinerary:

Please Note While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour, you will be advised of any amendments.


DAY 1 | Arrival Day

You will arrive at the Dubai airport and be met by our representative at the airport. You will be transferred to your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle for check-in.


DAY 2 | Dubai

Breakfast at your hotel. Departure to discover the spectacular and lively metropolis of Dubai. Dubai, developed from a small fishing village at the Dubai Creek, nowadays presents itself as a glamorous metropolis in the Arabian Gulf. The distinctive skyscrapers and gigantic shopping malls will impress every visitor. On your way, you will photo stop of the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque of Jumeirah. Photo stop of Burj Al Arab hotel. Photo stop of the Atlantis hotel located at crescent of Palm Jumeirah. We will experiment with the Monorail which is a good vantage point to see the Palm Jumeirah. After that trip by train, we will join back our bus to continue our journey and pass by the Marina area and the new residential areas of Jumeirah Beach. We will pass the region of DUBAI Mall and Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower and the centerpiece of the Gulf region’s most prestigious urban development to date. Burj Khalifa will radiate out in a series of ellipses from the sky breaking tower encompassing residential, commercial, hotel, entertainment, and the world’s largest shopping mall. Then you will continue to Bastakyia, the old town district of Dubai. Learn everything about the local history and geography of the city when visiting the Dubai museum, located in the ancient fortress of Al-Fahidi. Another highlight will follow you will use the local water taxis, called “Abras”, to cross the Dubai Creek. Enjoy the spectacular view of the city while heading towards the district of Deira. Here you will be enchanted by the large variety of exotic spices in the famous Spice Souk. Take the chance to get a unique and affordable souvenir when you visit the adjacent Gold Souk. Lunch on your own in Dubai Mall. It is a manmade creation, but it is unique. Free time for shopping. At the end of the day, our guide will escort you back to your hotel.

  • Breakfast


DAY 3 | Dubai

Breakfast. We proceed to the EXPO site. Welcome to the once-in-a-lifetime celebration – the largest event ever staged in this part of the world. Here you will experience warm Emirati hospitality at its finest, as well as the UAE’s values of inclusion, tolerance, and cooperation. Visit your favorite countries and discover new places you have never considered. It could change the way you see the world!! 192 country pavilions featuring narratives from every corner of the globe. Expo 2020 Dubai will host the world for 173 days, each one brimming with new experiences. It will be a time to create, collaborate, and innovate. You will witness eye-catching, mind-bending, taste bud-tickling, grin-inducing experiences. Come along and spend a lifetime telling some interesting stories.

Program:

– Pick up from your hotel.
– Depart and arrive at the Mobility District gate where the guide will guide you into the EXPO.
– Visit the Sustainability District & the Opportunity District.
– Visit the iconic UAE Pavilion.
– Lunch on your own in different dining areas. (not included)
– Free time on your own to discover EXPO pavilions and attractions.
– Meet at Mobility District (departure meeting point)
– Drive Back to Emirates mall.
– Drop off at Emirates mall.

– Return to your hotel.

  • Breakfast


DAY 4 | Dubai

Breakfast at the hotel. We start our city tour of Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. This comprehensive tour is the ideal introduction to the UAE capital and the island on which it stands. The name Abu Dhabi means: “Father of the Gazelle”. We will start at the famous Yas Island which houses the Formula 1 Yas circuit & the first attraction park of Ferrari in the world. An impressive attraction park, the largest covered air-conditioned park in the world with a huge Red Ferrari sign as a landmark. Then we will continue towards Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest Mosques in the world; able to accommodate more than 30,000 worshipers. The beautiful Mosque is completely cladded in marble and features intricate Islamic decoration and carvings as well as extensive landscaping. Then we will go towards Abu Dhabi downtown. Lunch is free in the city. After lunch, we will visit Heritage Village, which houses a small museum and depicts the traditional daily activities of the Arab community prior to the discovery of oil. We will drive along the spectacular Corniche, past gleaming white mosques, glass-clad offices, and elegant high-rise apartments to the tip of the breakwater for a superb view of the city’s magnificent skyline. We will visit Qasr Al Hosn Fort, the palace of traditions. Then will drive through the famous giant Saadiyat Island project where the museums are being built to complete the image of Abu Dhabi as a cultural city. In the late afternoon, we will visit the Louvre Museum, The Louvre Abu Dhabi is an art and civilization museum, located on the Saadiyat Island Cultural District.

  • Breakfast


DAY 5 | Dubai

Breakfast at your hotel. Day of leisure.  In the afternoon, enjoy your evening at leisure or join an optional desert safari. You will ride in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle with A/C to pass the endless and spectacular sandy desert. In the evening, you will reach a traditional Bedouin desert camp where you will be having a BBQ dinner in the sunset while listening to traditional Arabic music, an unforgettable experience. You will have access to dune bashing, a henna experience, sandboarding, and meeting camels. In the late evening, you will return to your hotel.

  • Breakfast


DAY 6 | Dubai

Breakfast at your hotel. Day of leisure or book an optional additional day at the Expo with transfers for an additional fee. The Expo site has a lot of cool features. The plaza will be encased by a dome. At night, that dome will serve as a 360-degree screen, projecting a series of images both on the inside and the outside. Inside the dome, you will find the pavilions as well as features like fountains, parks, and waterfalls. The dome is partially open at the top, so there is no need to worry about the arena feeling stale. More than 140 countries will be participating, and each participating country will have its own pavilion at the exhibition, with every pavilion featuring inventions and innovations hailing from that country. Even the UAE will have its own specialized pavilion, done up in an outline of a falcon. There will also be specialized pavilions focusing on the three main themes sustainability, mobility, and opportunity. 

  • Breakfast


DAY 7| Dubai

Breakfast at your hotel. Day of leisure.  In the evening, you will be part of the beautiful dhow cruise dinner.  Dubai is surrounded by water; this cruise will sail on the Creekside of old Dubai. Will offer a dinner cruise on a wonderful wooden dhow ─ built in a time-honored manner, channeling the region’s historical heritage and traditions, yet with the utmost comfort that you can expect in a present-day ship. Spend a romantic evening between the glistening stars as you watch the waves dance in the night while you cruise along the moonlight creek. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet dinner served with a taste of local delicacies as you sail through the deep blue Creek.

  • Breakfast


DAY 8|Departure Dubai

Begin your day with breakfast at your hotel before check-out at noon. Depending on your departure time, you will then be transferred to the airport.

  • Breakfast

Room Options: 

  • Single Occupancy:  $2100

  • Double Occupancy:  $1600pp

 

Payment Details & Deadlines:

Early Booking Bonus:  $200 off with code:  FIRST24

Initial Deposit $100 per person paid at registration

Final Registration Date:  Until Sold Out  

Second Installment:  1/2 of Balance, September 1, 2021

Final/Remaining Balance Due Date:  January 1, 2022

 

Cancellation Policy:

Global Gifts Travel will waive all cancellation fees for this event if COVID-19 is extended through the travel dates and the tour operator cancels this trip.  Otherwise, this trip in 100% non-refundable and non-transferrable.  

Travel insurance is highly recommended.  Cancellation for any other reason will require a claim to be filed through your travel protection.  If the tour operator cancels, refunds will be returned in the form of agency check or travel credit and is at the tour operators discretion.  All cancellation requests must be submitted to info@globalgiftstravel.com.

Travel Document Requirements:

 All participants must have a valid United States passport with an expiration date six months pass the date of return.  

Hazardous Material Disclosure:

Federal law forbids the carriage of certain hazardous materials, such as aerosols, fireworks, and flammable liquids, aboard the aircraft. If you do not understand these restrictions, contact your airline or go to http://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/hazmat_safety.

Travel Insurance:

Due to the current environment and pandemic, Travel Insurance IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.   

Travel insurance is NOT included in the trip rate, which makes it an additional cost. 

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Global Gifts Travel Terms and Conditions:

Please read our Terms and Conditions for more information.

Please register in your Full Legal Name as it appears on your government issued passport.

Rates are not guaranteed until your registration payment is received. The registration/deposit payment per guest(s) will hold your room at the quoted rate.

It is important for you to adhere to the monthly payment schedule in order to keep your reservation secure. Not paying on time can result in cancellation or possibly losing items within your chosen package. This applies to EACH guest on the reservation. 

It is solely up to each guest to keep up with the payment due dates and pay them on time. 

It is highly recommended that you choose the ***NEW*** auto-pay option so as to not miss a payment.

You MUST notify Global Gifts Travel of any missed or late payments to avoid automatic cancellation. We ask that you do this in writing, and at your earliest convenience. If no contact has been made within 15 days we will have no choice but to assume you have cancelled your reservation.

The resort may require a credit or debit card at check-in to cover any hotel incidental charges not included in the room rate. 

Room assignments are at the Hotel discretion and can change at any time. Global Gifts Travel can not guarantee room locations but will negotiate room upgrades and/or amenities due to any hotel implemented changes.

Global Gifts Travel will not be responsible for flight changes, delays, or cancellations. These are things beyond our control.

Itinerary is subject to change.

Itinerary and Confirmation email will go out 2 weeks before your arrival date. 

We reserve the right to make any changes to the vendors, itinerary and/or entertainment line-up.  Changes are guaranteed to be of equal or better value and experience, at no additional cost to you. 

Global Gifts Travel shall not be liable, for any personal injury, property damage, inconvenience, loss of time, or any other loss or damage, direct or indirect, arising out of any act, omission or negligence of any direct air carrier, motor coach company, hotel or any other person rendering any service or providing any accommodation or event in conjunction with the travel package. Global Gifts Travel shall not be liable, for any injury, loss or damage, direct or indirect, sustained as a result of theft, accident, mechanical breakdown, Government action (Deployment), weather, act of God, pandemics, failure to make timely payments, or any other reason that is beyond our control.


Available Packages

Single Occupancy
Available until September 1, 2021

$2,100.00
Deposit: $100.00

Double Occupancy
Available until September 1, 2021

$1,600.00
Deposit: $200.00

Extra Options

Day 5 Optional Tour: Desert Safari
Available until September 1, 2021

$54.00
Deposit: $10.00

You will ride in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle with A/C to pass the endless and spectacular sandy desert. In the evening, you will reach a traditional Bedouin desert camp where you will be having a BBQ dinner in the sunset while listening to traditional Arabic music, an unforgettable experience. You will have access to dune bashing, a henna experience, sandboarding, and meeting camels.

DAY 6 Optional Tour: Day at the Expo
Available until September 1, 2021

$70.00
Deposit: $10.00

The Expo 2020 site has a lot of cool features. The plaza will be encased by a dome. At night, that dome will serve as a 360-degree screen, projecting a series of images both on the inside and the outside. Inside the dome, you will find the pavilions as well as features like fountains, parks, and waterfalls. The dome is partially open at the top, so there is no need to worry about the arena feeling stale. More than 140 countries will be participating, and each participating country will have its own pavilion at the exhibition, with every pavilion featuring inventions and innovations hailing from that country. Even the UAE will have its own specialized pavilion, done up in an outline of a falcon. There will also be specialized pavilions focusing on the three main themes sustainability, mobility, and opportunity…

DAY 6 Optional Tour: Atlantis the Palm Saffron Brunch
Available until September 1, 2021

$150.00
Deposit: $10.00

This is a MUST DO brunch!