Dubai Stopover

4 days from $1,712 per person*
  • Marvel at Dubai’s futuristic architecture over a gourmet meal aboard a glass-enclosed boat.
  • Explore the city’s historic past on a privately guided historical tour.
  • Stroll bustling souks and opulent malls in search of mementos on a private shopping tour.
  • Romp over the dunes on a wild 4x4 adventure.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of quality accommodations.
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Even among its flashy fellow emirates, Dubai stands out – virtually everything here is designed to be the biggest, the boldest, the brightest, and the absolute best. Within the space of just 1,600 square miles, you’ll find the world’s tallest building (the 163-story Burj Khalifa), the largest mall (Dubai Mall, home to more than 1,200 shops), the most glamorous hotel (the six-star Burj Al Arab Jumeirah), even an indoor ski resort. That zeal for change is palpable everywhere and enlivens even the shortest of visits; you may barely recognize the place from one day to the next. Our advice: Don’t blink.

This trip gets the most out of Dubai on a tight timeline. First, get the lay of the land with a privately guided city tour that highlight’s the emirate’s compelling past, then marvel at the cityscape aboard a glass-enclosed on a gourmet à la carte dinner cruise. Later, explore the city’s dazzling souks and opulent malls on a private half-day shopping tour before going dune-bashing across the golden sands in a rugged 4x4. Your time may be limited, but your adventure doesn’t have to be.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Dubai
    Dubai
    • Airport Meet & Greet (Gold) - Assistant
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    Manzil Downtown (B) (Deluxe Room)
  • Day 2 Dubai
    Dubai
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Old City Tour (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Afternoon Desert Safari and BBQ Dinner (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    Manzil Downtown (B) (Deluxe Room)
  • Day 3 Dubai
    Dubai
    • Private Tour - Full Day Abu Dhabi City Tour - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Manzil Downtown (B) (Deluxe Room)
  • Day 4 Dubai
    Dubai
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Dubai

For your added comfort, an English-speaking assistant will be waiting for you at the arrival gate holding a sign with your name on it. You will be assisted through immigration, airport security, and a dedicated fast track counter. Porter service is provided at the luggage belt area only. You will also receive a voucher for access to the Marhaba departure lounge at this time.

A private vehicle with driver will provide a transfer between the airport and hotel.

Accommodation: Manzil Downtown (B) (Deluxe Room)

Manzil Downtown Dubai is an upscale boutique hotel that presents a perfect fusion of old and new. The property is just minutes away from Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower which is the central focus of the world famous downtown commercial and residential precinct, as well as the spectacular Dubai Mall, hailed as the world's largest shopping experience. Distinguished by a unique palette of brown, beige, and white, Manzil Downtown Dubai will features guestrooms intricately designed to provide a warm and embracing welcome for visitors.

Dubai Stopover Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Dubai
Dubai
Dubai Stopover Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Manzil Downtown
Manzil Downtown

Day 2: Dubai

Meet your private driver and guide for a half day tour that will give you an opportunity to see some of old Dubai’s most fascinating sites. This is a city that provides a new setting at every turn, richly mixing together the old and the new; it’s without a doubt the leading tourist destination in the Middle East. Dubai is a city of ages that rises out of the desert and crowns the gulf coast with its presence. This tour takes you on a journey that shows you the old and new Dubai. Learn about the 19th-century life in Dubai as you visit the Dubai Museum and weave through the alleys of the Al Fahidi Historical District. Next, board an ‘abra’, a traditional water taxi that ferried the locals through the years across the Dubai Creek. On the opposite side of the Creek take a stroll through the spice market, fruit and vegetable market, and the Gold Souk. You will also stop for an opportunity to take photographs of the Jumeirah mosque, an architectural landmark in Dubai. As you make your way through this fascinating city, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the historic Union House Flag where the UAE forged a union almost half a century ago. Finish your day off with a visit to the Jumeirah Beach where you will get a chance to take pictures with the iconic Burj Al Arab in the background. Your journey ends with a private transfer back to your hotel. 

Travel across the mystic sands of the Arabian Desert. This is the true Middle Eastern experience, complete with camel rides, a sumptuous Arabian dinner, and live entertainment. Discover the ancient charm and magic of the desert. The air-conditioned 4×4 vehicle will arrive and pick you up from your hotel lobby. True thrill begins when your driver takes you on an exhilarating dune-bashing experience, riding up and down the golden sands of Arabia. Step out of the vehicle and soak in the grandeur of the mighty desert sunset and remember to take numerous photos of the marvelous views in front of you. Continue to an authentic Bedouin campsite complete with a henna designer, local attire and refreshments for your enjoyment. Be adventurous, take a camel ride and travel as the ancients did in the past, perhaps following the very same trails. Return back to the camp and dine on a delicious barbecue dinner as the stars come out, and enjoy live cultural entertainment.

Accommodation: Manzil Downtown (B) (Deluxe Room)
Dubai Stopover Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai Museum
Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai Museum
Dubai Stopover Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Desert Safari
Desert Safari

Day 3: Dubai

Meet your private driver and guide to embark on a full day tour of Abu Dhabi. The capital city of UAE is a gem to discover. Spend your day wandering around the city’s cultural landmarks and taking in its mesmerizing skyline. Upon arrival in Abu Dhabi, start your adventure with a visit to the Yas Island where you will get a chance to take photographs of the iconic Ferrari World. Next, sneak a peek into the relaxed modern city life in Abu Dhabi as you are driven to the heart of the city along the Corniche with its beautifully developed public spaces. Your day continues with a visit to the Heritage Village. Take a stroll through this living exhibit of a traditional oasis village and get an opportunity to witness the desert way of life. The next stop of your adventure is the marvelous Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Here you can delve into the architectural and spiritual majesty of this monument as you discover its splendor with your expert private guide. End your day with a private transfer back to your hotel. 

Accommodation: Manzil Downtown (B) (Deluxe Room)
Dubai Stopover Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Day 4: Dubai

A private vehicle with driver will provide a transfer between the airport and hotel.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Manzil Downtown (B) (Deluxe Room): Dubai

Manzil Downtown Dubai is an upscale boutique hotel that presents a perfect fusion of old and new. The property is just minutes away from Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower which is the central focus of the world famous downtown commercial and residential precinct, as well as the spectacular Dubai Mall, hailed as the world's largest shopping experience. Distinguished by a unique palette of brown, beige, and white, Manzil Downtown Dubai will features guestrooms intricately designed to provide a warm and embracing welcome for visitors.

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Lori M — June 19, 2019 — Egypt & Middle East

    I had an amazing opportunity to travel for the first time with my little brother on a trip to Egypt. I was mostly booking through an agency because my brother is a spoiled traveller. In hindsight, I highly recommend you booking through an agency if you go. I used Kensington Tours and could not have been happier. They prepared me for what to expect and were very organized throughout the entire trip. We had a gracious and kind host the entire time who arranged everything. I never even checked into a hotel by myself. I felt so spoiled. If you go, ask to have Osama Soliman. We also had the most amazing driver I have ever witnessed and could not have been more thankful, but it is not a place to rent a car! He was always on time, right where we needed him with full AC, WiFi, a clean car and water! You need Mostafa Khalil as your driver - I promise you that! We had 3 guides depending on where we were and what we were doing, but all of them had been doing tours in English for many years and they were all amazing! We had Hala Kamal - she was our Egyptian mother and tour guide in Cairo...we would not have traded the conversations we had with her for anything. She was welcoming and thoughtful. She gave us as much or as little info we wanted. Also, in Cairo, we had not enough time spent with Mahmoud Ramadan. He was very informative and passionate about his knowledge. In Luxor, our guide was Osama Raslan and I would highly recommend his 23 years of experience as a guide. You are all missing a really amazing experience in Egypt if you don't go...my photos will not do it justice. I am in awe and hope to get a chance to go back again!

  • Susan P — July 08, 2019 — Egypt & Middle East

    The tour, guides, security, driver, accommodations were remarkable in all facets. Specifically, I would like to point out our guide in Cairo/Giza - Hela and our guide in Luxor - Muhammad. There is not enough space here to list all the positives; it lived up to our expectations of a Trip of a Lifetime.

  • Derick B — April 22, 2019 — Egypt & Middle East

    Seamless professional knowledgeable and trusted throughout. Everything was anticipated and handled with warmth and competence. Beginning to end, not a false step. Superb!

  • Ronald O — April 13, 2019 — Egypt & Middle East

    My son and I were extremely pleased with the efficiency and organization of our Kensington tour to Egypt. The accommodations, airport and tour facilitators, drivers, hotel and ship personnel, and knowledgeable tour guides made for an unforgettable experience.

  • Paulette L — February 02, 2019 — Egypt & Middle East

    We knew the accommodations would be superb; however, was not expecting the guides to be so well spoken, accommodating, friendly, and above all so educated and knowledgeable in every aspect. They showed a high degree of interest in us and answered every question with enthusiasm and real desire to relate their history and current Egypt. Kudos especially to Ishmiel Gamea. Ermeen Mostafa El-Sissy also showed in-depth knowledge and appreciated our interests.

  • Sharon P — February 02, 2019 — Egypt & Middle East

    We have already recommended Kensington Tours to friends who are interested in travelling to Egypt after hearing about our experience. Every portion of our trip was handled in a professional, friendly manner. We are so pleased that we had this opportunity to visit Egypt.

    Our guides were one of the most exceptional parts of our trip. Nermeen in Cairo and Ismiel from Aswan to Luxor were outstanding in their knowledge, their professionalism, and their sense of humor, answering every question we posed. They shared their love of their country and it’s ancient history, as well as its culture and present-day issues. Bill and I would not hesitate to recommend Kensington Tours to our friends, thanks to our guides and every other aspect of our experience. Thank you for our “trip of a lifetime”!

  • Sophia V. — November 23, 2018 — Egypt & Middle East

    I wouldn't have done Egypt any other way! The planning was so easy, Tamara listened to our needs and wants. We were absolutely blown away with our guides, Iman and Mohamed. Iman was so incredibly passionate, she truly brought Egypt alive. Mohamed was highly knowledgeable, but also listened to us and anticipated our needs ahead of time. Kensington really nailed it, and I could not be happier with our trip.

  • Diana B. — December 26, 2018 — Egypt & Middle East

    Our guides and drivers were extremely nice, very knowledgeable and had excellent manners. Nermeen and Ahmad went above and beyond their duties, they stop at our request at places to buy local food and coffee for us along the way. They connected with us in a personal level and understood what we were interested in.

  • James B. — January 22, 2018 — Egypt & Middle East

    Micha Weiser was an exceptional tour guide! He adjusted the schedule to make our trip more enjoyable.

  • Biggs P. — December 03, 2018 — Egypt & Middle East

    We have been raving about EVERY aspect of our tour. From airport services to the drivers and extremely knowledgeable guides.This trip was planned seamlessly and perfect.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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