U.A.E. Active Adventure

7 days from $4,333 per person*
  • Go dune-bashing in the desert on a private 4x4 adventure.
  • Learn the historical significance of falconry to Emirati culture and join them on a hot air balloon ride.
  • Ski down an indoor mountain at a ski resort in the middle of the desert.
  • Zipline, sandboard, and ride horses at an adventure-themed Abu Dhabi resort.
  • Stay in a handpicked selection of premium accommodations.
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Few places on Earth are as committed to taking things to the extreme (and beyond) as the United Arab Emirates. But while the mind-bending architecture and extravagant hotels are indeed something to behold, they’re merely the tip of the (man-made) iceberg. While most visitors are content to shop and gape, those geared towards more adventurous pursuits get their adrenaline fix zooming across the desert in dune buggies, handling birds of prey, watersliding with sharks, and skiing (yes, skiing) down indoor black-diamond runs. Nothing is impossible in the U.A.E. – except maybe getting bored.

On this tour, you’ll discover the U.A.E.’s more audacious side, beginning with a falconry experience by hot air balloon, a desert dune-bashing expedition with specially-designed 4x4s, and access to the Ski Dubai indoor snow resort. Later, cool off at Aquaventure, a huge waterpark at the magnificent Atlantis, the Palm resort before taking lunch at the luxurious Emirates Palace and challenging yourself with ziplining, sandboarding, and other activities at Abu Dhabi’s Telal Resort. Officially, “U.A.E.” stands for “United Arab Emirates.” Unofficially? “Unlimited Amazing Experiences.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Dubai
    Dubai
    • Airport Meet & Greet (Gold) - Assistant
    • Private Transfer - Airport (Jumeirah Hotels & Palm Jumeriah Hotels) - Private Car
    Atlantis The Palm (BD) (Deluxe Room (H/B))
  • Day 2 Dubai
    Dubai
    • Shared Tour - Fly with Falcons on a Hot Air Balloon Ride with Breakfast & Wildlife Safari (4hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Balloon/Land Rover/Guide
    • Private Tour - Dune Buggy Experience - 4x4 (Double)
    Atlantis The Palm (BD) (Deluxe Room (H/B))
  • Day 3 Dubai
    Dubai
    • Ski Dubai Polar Pass Ticket - Ticket
    • Private Tour - Private Vehicle and English Speaking Driver At Disposal (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver
    Atlantis The Palm (BD) (Deluxe Room (H/B))
  • Day 4 Dubai
    Dubai
    • Atlantis The Palm - Aquaventure (Complimentary for Atlantis Guest) - Transfer/Entrance
    Atlantis The Palm (BD) (Deluxe Room (H/B))
  • Day 5 Dubai to Al Ain
    Dubai to Al Ain
    • Private Tour - Full Day Magical Abu Dhabi with Lunch at Emirates Palace Hotel (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private Transfer - Dubai - Al Ain [1.5 hrs] - 4X4
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Al Ain
    Al Ain
    • Activities at the Telal Resort
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Al Ain
    Al Ain
    • Private Transfer - Al Ain - Dubai [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: Atlantis The Palm (BD) (Deluxe Room (H/B))

Atlantis is the majestic focal point of Palm Jumeirah, a man-made island that has captured the world’s imagination with its magnificent scale and ingenuity. From the moment of arrival, you’re immersed in a dazzling world of imagination, pleasure and luxury. The resort offers relaxation and thrills for couples and families alike, including a landmark hotel, unique marine habitats, an exhilarating water park, pristine white beaches, world-class cuisine, indulgent spa and cosmopolitan boutiques. To stay or visit is to live out dreams amidst warm Arabian seas.

U.A.E. Active Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Dubai
Dubai
U.A.E. Active Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Atlantis the Palm
Atlantis the Palm

Day 2: Dubai

Catch the rising sun at 4,000 feet on an airborne adventure, viewing the vast expanse of golden sand dunes from the comfort of a gentle hot air balloon ride. Fly with falcons as these magnificent birds have been trained to fly from the hot air balloon in a breathtaking world-first spectacle. Let the world’s most experienced hot air balloon pilots take you on a ride of a lifetime. Once you land, you will be driven to a private desert conservation reserve where you will have the chance to freshen up at clean, private bathrooms. Breakfast will be a scrumptious selection of delicacies such as hand-cut smoked salmon and caviar. Experience an amazing wildlife safari in museum quality, open top 1950’s Land Rovers with your knowledgeable safari guide. These iconic vehicles were the first vehicles ever to traverse the desert 6 decades ago. Spot desert wildlife up close such as Arabian Oryx, Gazelles and more. It is the perfect way to see the Dubai desert from above and below. The actual balloon flight time is approximately one hour and is weather permitting. Transfer is included. 

This afternoon, experience an exhilarating dune drive in 4x4 vehicles and explore the mystical scenery of the U.A.E. desert with its magnificent rippled golden dunes. Upon reaching a photo-stop, you will find colorful dune buggies all lined up & waiting to offer you the ultimate thrill of self-drive. After a safety briefing, you will be taken on a roller-coaster ride in these buggies far into the dunes as a convoy.

Includes: 1500cc buggy with helmets, safety harness, bucket seats, sand-boarding experience and photo stop in the desert, proper briefing from experts to ensure your safety, unlimited water, return transfers.

Accommodation: Atlantis The Palm (BD) (Deluxe Room (H/B))
U.A.E. Active Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hot Air Balloon Ride
Hot Air Balloon Ride
U.A.E. Active Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Dune Buggy
Dune Buggy

Day 3: Dubai

Enjoy fun for the whole family in the world's largest indoor snow park housing an amazing 3,000 square meters of snow. Stick on your snow boots and enjoy Twin Track Bobsled runs, a Snow Cavern filled with interactive experiences, and Tobogganing hills. Visit the upgrade station for a ride on the Giant Ball or jump on the chairlift for a spectacular bird's eye view of the entire park. Don't forget to watch the March of the Penguins several times a day which is free for the Snow Park guests."

Today enjoy a full day tour with your own private vehicle and driver at disposal. The driver will pick you up from your hotel, and then you will tell the driver where you wish to go around Dubai. Any entrance fees if applicable would have to be paid by the guests. Vehicle will be available for the duration specified. Exceeding the duration booked for, the extra hours would have to be paid directly to the driver.

Accommodation: Atlantis The Palm (BD) (Deluxe Room (H/B))
U.A.E. Active Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Dubai Landscape
Dubai Landscape

Day 4: Dubai

Splash right into the largest and most exciting water theme park in the Middle East! Aquaventure is overflowing, with 42 acres, master blasters, speed slide, rivers, rapids, lush tropical landscapes and access to a private beach. Expect to get wet! 27.5m tall and 61m long, from the top of the Ziggurat rock, the Leap of Faith catapults riders into a transparent tunnel running through a sharkfilled lagoon. On the Shark Attack, journey to the mysterious core of the Ziggurat through dark twisting tunnels, before being thrust through the shark-filled lagoon.  Glide along the interconnected waterways & beaches and be brave to dare The Rapids. Or, enjoy the leisurely tidal effect of Torrent River. The largest family play-structure in the region, 10 slides, 2 dumping buckets, rope-bridges, water jets and climbing frames - will keep younger guests excited and amused all day long.

Accommodation: Atlantis The Palm (BD) (Deluxe Room (H/B))
U.A.E. Active Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Aquaventure Water Park
Aquaventure Water Park

Day 5: Dubai - Al Ain

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, 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 splendid 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 in Dubai.     

A private vehicle with english speaking driver will provide a transfer between Dubai and Al Ain.

Accommodation: Telal Resort

Telal Resort Al Ain is a traditional Emirati, 5-star holistic desert resort. Nestled in the heart of a natural oasis on the outskirts of Al Ain City, the resort overlooks an awe inspiring natural conservation of rare plants and exquisite desert gazelles as well as other wildlife, giving the resort a backdrop of unmatched serenity and beauty. This truly unique Emirati-inspired resort offers rooms and villas featuring authentic designs and architecture, providing its guests a rare opportunity to experience the local tradition as well as the breath-taking beauty and nature of this region. Enjoy a relaxing stay, a unique experience and a wide range of services at Telal Resort Al Ain.

U.A.E. Active Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Grand Mosque
Grand Mosque
U.A.E. Active Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Al Ain
Al Ain

Day 6: Al Ain

Enjoy up to two included activities during your stay at the Telal Resort, with varying degrees of adventure. Choose from sandboarding, kiting, zip lining, safari drive, ATVing, zorb balling in the sand, archery, giant chess, desertology spa, badminton, darts, volleyball, and horseback or camel riding.

Accommodation: Telal Resort
U.A.E. Active Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Safari Drive
Safari Drive

Day 7: Al Ain

A private vehicle with driver will provide a transfer between Al Ain to Dubai International Airport.

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.

Atlantis The Palm (BD) (Deluxe Room (H/B)): Dubai

Atlantis is the majestic focal point of Palm Jumeirah, a man-made island that has captured the world’s imagination with its magnificent scale and ingenuity. From the moment of arrival, you’re immersed in a dazzling world of imagination, pleasure and luxury. The resort offers relaxation and thrills for couples and families alike, including a landmark hotel, unique marine habitats, an exhilarating water park, pristine white beaches, world-class cuisine, indulgent spa and cosmopolitan boutiques. To stay or visit is to live out dreams amidst warm Arabian seas.

Telal Resort: Al Ain

Telal Resort Al Ain is a traditional Emirati, 5-star holistic desert resort. Nestled in the heart of a natural oasis on the outskirts of Al Ain City, the resort overlooks an awe inspiring natural conservation of rare plants and exquisite desert gazelles as well as other wildlife, giving the resort a backdrop of unmatched serenity and beauty. This truly unique Emirati-inspired resort offers rooms and villas featuring authentic designs and architecture, providing its guests a rare opportunity to experience the local tradition as well as the breath-taking beauty and nature of this region. Enjoy a relaxing stay, a unique experience and a wide range of services at Telal Resort Al Ain.

U.A.E. Active Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Telal Resort
Telal Resort

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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