There are few places in the world with more luxury and amenities than Dubai, a city of ultramodern skyscrapers surrounded by miles and miles of undulating desert landscapes. Friendly Planet Travel is now making this exotic city more affordable with five packages that feature Dubai and four exotic hot spots starting at $2,199.
“We’ve customized an array of Dubai tours to cater to the interests and budgets of any traveler who has a taste for the exotic and wants to experience true luxury without paying a fortune for the pleasure,” says Peggy Goldman, President of Friendly Planet Travel.
Friendly Planet’s six-day Dazzling Dubai tour starts at $2,199 and includes round-trip airfare on Emirates. It also includes deluxe hotel accommodations at the five-star Fairmont Dubai; a daily buffet breakfast; touring programs; a professional, English-speaking tour director; and more.
In Dubai, travelers have the chance to experience the luxury that defines this city. Explore the picturesque Dubai Creek that divides the city into two parts, the Bastakiya district with charming courtyard houses and narrow alleys, and the Dubai Museum, where life-size dioramas offer a fascinating view of life in Dubai before the discovery of oil. A highlight of the Dubai program is an included visit to the fabulous Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Travelers also have the chance to experience one of Dubai’s most reliable and inexpensive forms of transportation, an Abra water taxi.
During several days in the city, travelers can, on their own or on optional tours, enjoy more of what Dubai has to offer, including the Mall of the Emirates, complete with indoor ski slopes, exquisite cuisine, and more; a Dinner cruise on Dubai Creek; and a desert safari tour complete with a BBQ dinner and belly-dancing entertainment.
Friendly Planet is offering four Dubai combo packages to hot spot destinations. Each package includes all the features of Dazzling Dubai, with the following additional features:
Dazzling Dubai and Bangkok: Travelers spend the first half of their trip in Dubai before departing for Thailand. In Bangkok, travelers tour Asia’s most popular city, with 24-hour-a-day bustle, incredible shopping, phenomenal cuisine, sky trains, and amazing nightlife, all amid an ancient, fascinating culture, exotic architecture, temples, canals, and markets. This nine-day tour starts at $2,339.
Dazzling Dubai and India Express: This inventive package takes travelers to Dubai before departing for India to explore the “Golden Triangle”, from fascinating and exotic Delhi, to Agra and the Taj Mahal, the world’s most famous monument to love, to Jaipur, the “pink city.” This 13-day tour starts at $3,238.
Dazzling Dubai and Kenya Safari: After spending the first part of their exotic vacation in Dubai, travelers head to Kenya to experience legendary game reserves filled with magnificent wildlife and sweeping vistas. Visit Nairobi, the plains of Masai Mara, and more. This 11-day tour starts at $3,138.
Dazzling Dubai and Cape Town: After being dazzled in Dubai, travelers depart for the vibrant city of Cape Town. Known for its high style, hot night life, and gorgeous scenery, travelers will be treated to the warm, welcoming South African hospitality, complete with a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain, Cape Town’s most striking landmark. This 10-day tour starts at $3,099.
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