Emirati Highlights

7 days from $4,697 per person*
  • Take a tour of the Burj Khalifa and cruise Dubai’s harbor on an amazing dinner cruise.
  • Wander the souks of Bastakia, one of Dubai’s oldest neighborhoods, with a private guide.
  • Head into the desert on a luxury desert safari, complete with six-course meal.
  • Explore the sights of Abu Dhabi, including the enormous Sheikh Zayed Mosque.
  • Stay in a handpicked selection of premium accommodations.
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In the United Arab Emirates, the sky isn’t the limit – it’s a goal. Home to seemingly infinite wealth and some of the world’s most mind-staggering architecture, this federation of oil-rich regions speaks to travelers for whom the very best is but a good place to start. Discover the busy, always-changing cityscapes of Dubai and Abu Dhabi with us on this unique journey to the heart of Middle Eastern opulence.

It all begins in Dubai, the flashiest and most famous of the Emirates, with a full-day privately guided tour of the city’s ambitious, gravity-defying architecture – including its most spectacular fixture: the 162-floor, 2,717-foot Burj Khalifa skyscraper – before a luxurious dinner cruise aboard the stylish Bateaux Dubai. Next, travel back in time to the Dubai of old on a private tour of the spice-scented souks of Bastakia, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. Later on, get the royal treatment at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, where you’ll embark on a Range Rover-assisted desert safari before settling in for a luxurious starlit six-course dinner around a blazing bonfire. (Henna tattooing, private belly-dancing performances, falconry demonstrations and more can be added to the experience, too.) Next stop: oil-rich Abu Dhabi, where you’ll be treated to a privately guided tour of the white-marble Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the third-largest mosque in the world, and have the chance to explore the city’s other fascinating sights, including the Gold Souk, the historical Heritage Village, and take lunch at the extravagant Emirates Palace Hotel. Finally, take a full day to yourself and take advantage of the city’s limitless possibilities before leaving the Emirates behind for adventures elsewhere. ... Show More »

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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 - Full Day Modern Dubai with High Tea in Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa Experience - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Manzil Downtown (B) (Deluxe Room)
  • Day 3 Dubai
    Dubai
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Old City Tour (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Shared Tour - Bateaux Dubai Creek Dinner Cruise (2-2.5 hrs, with Private Transfers) - Vehicle/Driver
    Manzil Downtown (B) (Deluxe Room)
  • Day 4 Dubai
    Dubai
    • At Leisure
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Afternoon Platinum Dinner Safari (Private Vehicle) (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    Manzil Downtown (B) (Deluxe Room)
  • Day 5 Dubai to Abu Dhabi
    Dubai to Abu Dhabi
    • Private Transfer - Dubai - Abu Dhabi [City to City] - MPV Vehicle
    • Private Tour - Full Day Magical Abu Dhabi with Lunch at Emirates Palace Hotel - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 6 Abu Dhabi
    Abu Dhabi
    • Full Day at Leisure
  • Day 7 Abu Dhabi
    Abu Dhabi
    • Private Transfer - Abu Dhabi - Dubai [Airport] - Private Car
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.

Emirati Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Dubai
Dubai
Emirati Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Manzil Downtown
Manzil Downtown

Day 2: Dubai

A private vehicle will pick you up from your hotel for this private tour of Dubai. Modern Dubai offers visitors a diverse experience from the unforgettable charm of traditional souks to inspiring modern skyscrapers. Your day begins with a visit to The Dubai Mall, one of the World’s largest shopping centers located next to the iconic Burj Khalifa. Here, you will visit the world-class Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and experience the exotic wonders of aquatic life first-hand. Be treated to an exceptional underwater adventure as you meet eye to-eye with sharks, stingrays and other species of fish in their natural habitat. The tour continues with a visit to the World’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Begin your vertical ascent to the observation deck in a high-speed elevator, traveling at 10 meters per second. As the doors open, floor-to-ceiling glass walls provide a breath-taking unobstructed 360-degree view of the city, desert and ocean. Following this exciting visit, you will drive towards Dubai Marina district, which offers an exclusive environment for living, leisure and business, only to be followed by the world`s largest man-made island, that has captured the world's imagination with its magnificent scale and ingenuity, called The Palm Jumeirah. A brief photo stop opposite the luxurious Atlantis The Palm Hotel a magnificent, oceanic tribute to a mythological age, will impress all. To conclude this unforgettable tour, cap the day with a “High Tea” at the only 7-star, world famous hotel, Burj Al Arab. Designed to resemble a billowing sail, this architectural marvel soars to a height of 321 meters, dominating the Dubai Jumeirah skyline. Upon the conclusion of the tour, settle in for a private transfer back to your hotel. 

Accommodation: Manzil Downtown (B) (Deluxe Room)
Emirati Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Dubai Mall Aquarium
Dubai Mall Aquarium

Day 3: 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. 

Step aboard the Bateaux Dubai for an exceptional cruise experience, which will take you past Dubai's most inspiring sights in glass-enclosed splendor.  A mesmerizing cruise on the Bateaux Dubai will give you the unique opportunity to experience freshly prepared gourmet cuisine from the a-la-carte kitchen onboard. This tour includes a private vehicle with driver, which will transfer you from your hotel to the cruise, and return you back upon completion of the cruise.

Accommodation: Manzil Downtown (B) (Deluxe Room)
Emirati Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai Museum
Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai Museum
Emirati Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Bateaux Dubai Dinner Cruise
Bateaux Dubai Dinner Cruise

Day 4: Dubai

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

You are cordially invited for a fine dining experience under the stars inside a Royal desert retreat on this ultimate Luxury Desert Safari. Your chariot is the luxurious Range Rover, the off-road vehicle of choice of royalty, the rich and famous. Your expert Desert Safari Guide will lead you on a gentle journey through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in search of exotic native wildlife. A delectable dinner at your secluded private set-up nestled inside the exclusive grounds of the Royal desert retreat awaits you. Your six course dinner is served on a table made out of an antique Arabic wooden door and sits beside your private Majlis, complete with silk carpets and soft, fluffy cushions where you can relax by your bon-fire. Unwind under the stars in this once in a lifetime experience that only a privileged few will be lucky enough to have.

Accommodation: Manzil Downtown (B) (Deluxe Room)
Emirati Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Safari Dinner
Safari Dinner

Day 5: Dubai - Abu Dhabi

A private vehicle with english speaking driver will provide a transfer between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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. 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, a living exhibit of a traditional oasis village where you will get an opportunity to witness the desert way of life. Now that you have worked up your appetite, transfer to the grandiose Emirates Palace for lunch and get a taste of its award-winning, world-class cuisine. After lunch, enjoy a tour of the marvelous Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. 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: Traders Qaryat Al Beri

With a blend of contemporary style and comfortable furnishings, Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi is ideally located in the Qaryat Al Beri complex. Ideally located in the Qaryat Al Beri Complex, the 301 well-appointed rooms and suites at Traders Hotel, Abu Dhabi, are designed to provide guests with a comfortable stay. Relax and rejuvenate in contemporary, spacious rooms, featuring stylish décor with warm tones and comfortable furnishings. These rooms are fully equipped with features to make your stay memorable and productive.

 

Emirati Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Emirati Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi

Day 6: Abu Dhabi

Spend the day at leisure. Abu Dhabi features a great variety of leisure activities, both indoor and outdoor. Sporty or lazy, in the city or out in the desert, on land or on the water: whatever you feel like doing, you can probably do it in Abu Dhabi. OR choose optional activities: Yas Driving Experience or a Sea Cruise trip with transfers, the choice is yours!

 

 

 

Accommodation: Traders Qaryat Al Beri
Emirati Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Abu Dhabi View
Abu Dhabi View

Day 7: Abu Dhabi

A private vehicle with english speaking driver will provide a transfer between the Abu Dhabi Airport and Dubai.

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.

Traders Qaryat Al Beri: Abu Dhabi

With a blend of contemporary style and comfortable furnishings, Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi is ideally located in the Qaryat Al Beri complex. Ideally located in the Qaryat Al Beri Complex, the 301 well-appointed rooms and suites at Traders Hotel, Abu Dhabi, are designed to provide guests with a comfortable stay. Relax and rejuvenate in contemporary, spacious rooms, featuring stylish décor with warm tones and comfortable furnishings. These rooms are fully equipped with features to make your stay memorable and productive.

 

Emirati Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Traders Qaryat Al Beri
Traders Qaryat Al Beri

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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