U.A.E. Signature

8 days from $8,912 per person*
  • Embark on private, full-day tours of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s sparkling cities.
  • Head out on a luxury desert safari en route to a six-course dinner at an exclusive reserve.
  • Get the best view of Dubai on a private flightseeing tour of its architectural marvels.
  • Board a traditional dhow boat and cruise Omani coast along the Musandam Peninsula.
  • Stay in a handpicked selection of luxury accommodations.
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In size, it’s smaller than the state of Maine. In ambition, it has not earthly equal. Wealthy, bold, and utterly fascinating, the United Arab Emirates is simply one-of-a-kind. Discover this glittering desert diamond with us and witness a singular vision of the future unfold before your very eyes on a journey that combines tales from the distant past, captivating nature, and contemporary luxury in a truly spellbinding fashion. In the UAE, the extraordinary happens every day. Come see what’s (im)possible.

We begin — where else? — in ostentatious Dubai with an enchanting private tour that expertly bridges the city’s ultramodern present with its distant past. In historic Bastakia, you’ll see the ingenious wind-towered houses of the old merchant class, tour the Dubai Museum and Al Fahidi Fort (Dubai’s oldest building), and visit the spice market and Gold Souk before taking lunch at the futuristic Burj Al Arab and exploring the landmark Jumeirah Mosque. Later, take to the sky and witness Dubai’s incredible architecture on a private flightseeing tour before heading into the desert on a luxury Land Rover-assisted safari at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, complete with a delectable six-course feast in one of the most opulent settings imaginable. In Abu Dhabi, embark on a full-day private tour of the oil-rich emirate and visit the stunning Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the world’s largest mosques (and probably the only one with seven German-designed chandeliers made from millions of Swarovski crystals), as well as other sights like the Gold Souk and the gorgeous Corniche beachfront, before lunch at the opulent Emirates Palace Hotel. Finally, venture beyond the Emirates into neighboring Oman for a scenic cruise around the Musandam Peninsula, taking in the picturesque mountains, bays, fjords, and villages from the deck of a traditional dhow boat. ... 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
    Jumeirah Zabeel Saray The Palm Dubai (B) (Deluxe King Arabian Sea View)
  • Day 2 Dubai
    Dubai
    • Private Tour - Full Day Magical Dubai Tour with Lunch at Burj Al Arab - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Afternoon: At Leisure
    Jumeirah Zabeel Saray The Palm Dubai (B) (Deluxe King Arabian Sea View)
  • Day 3 Dubai
    Dubai
    • Private Tour - Dubai Seaplane Adventures (40mins) - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Afternoon Platinum Dinner Safari (Private Vehicle) (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    Jumeirah Zabeel Saray The Palm Dubai (B) (Deluxe King Arabian Sea View)
  • Day 4 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 5 Abu Dhabi
    Abu Dhabi
    • Full Day at Leisure
  • Day 6 Abu Dhabi to Fujairah
    Abu Dhabi to Fujairah
    • Private Transfer - Abu Dhabi - Fujairah - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 7 Fujairah
    Fujairah
    • Shared Tour - Dibba & Musandam Peninsula Dhow Cruise (with Lunch & Private Transfers) - Vehicle/Driver/Cruise
  • Day 8 Fujairah
    Fujairah
    • Private Transfer - Fujairah - 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: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray The Palm Dubai (B) (Deluxe King Arabian Sea View)

Inspired by the imperial palaces of the Ottoman era, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is a five-star luxury hotel that does absolutely everything in superb style. From its exclusive location on the west crescent of the iconic Palm Jumeirah to the truly spectacular lobby entrance, every detail inspires awe and delight. The resort is made up of elegant guest rooms, with lavish suites and Royal Residences offering stunning ocean views. Lose yourself in the outdoor infinity pool overlooking the Arabian Gulf. Discover a whole new way of dining at the magnificent Music Hall. And explore a world of treatments at the palatial Talise Ottoman Spa, home to treatment rooms, eight hydrotherapy rooms, steam rooms, saunas, snow rooms and three Turkish hammams. However you spend your time here, every moment is a pleasure.

U.A.E. Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Dubai
Dubai
U.A.E. Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Jumeirah Zabeel Saray The Palm Dubai
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray The Palm Dubai

Day 2: Dubai

A private vehicle and driver will pick you up from your hotel for a tour of this gem city of the Arab Emirates. Dubai 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 lively spice market and the mesmerizing Gold Souk. Continue your day with a transfer to the Jumeirah Beach where you will get a chance to take pictures with the iconic Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Mosque in the background. 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. Conclude your tour with a delicious lunch at one of the exquisite restaurants at Burj Al Arab, the Al Iwan, where you can enjoy a rich buffet selection of Arabic fare dishes. Your journey ends with a private transfer back to your hotel. 

Spend the afternoon at leisure taking a walk down the beach or simply hanging around in the swimming pool in your hotel. You can choose from simply going to the beach and swimming in the warm waters of the Persian Gulf, to real-snow skiing in the Middle East’s only real-snow ski centre. Or you can head out to the Dubai Mall & Burj Khalifa in the evening or choose to simply relax in your hotel.

 

Accommodation: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray The Palm Dubai (B) (Deluxe King Arabian Sea View)
U.A.E. Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab
U.A.E. Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Dubai
Dubai

Day 3: Dubai

Immerse yourself in the iconic wonders of the UAE with a unique, private seaplane tour. From desert mirage to architectural marvels, a seaplane scenic tour provides the finest views of the country’s renowned wonders. It’s an experience that imbues the intimate charm and exquisite detail of the UAE’s iconic attractions and it fully showcases the splendor of cities that are surrounded by scorched desert and shimmering sea. Private transfers to and from your scenic flight are included.

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: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray The Palm Dubai (B) (Deluxe King Arabian Sea View)
U.A.E. Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Private Flightseeing
Private Flightseeing
U.A.E. Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Safari Dinner
Safari Dinner

Day 4: 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: Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal

The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, set against the backdrop of the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, evokes the stately architecture of the Italian Renaissance, revealing one of the finest luxury five star hotels in Abu Dhabi. Artfully designed water features and gardens surround this tranquil waterfront location, where guests will revel in luxurious accommodations and eight restaurants, each providing a unique culinary experience. The Ritz-Carlton Club Level redefines the luxury hotel experience, combining intimacy, comfort and exclusivity with the personalized service and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of The Ritz-Carlton.

U.A.E. Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
U.A.E. Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi

Day 5: 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: Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal
U.A.E. Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Abu Dhabi View
Abu Dhabi View

Day 6: Abu Dhabi - Fujairah

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

Accommodation: Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort

Nestled amongst the hidden valleys of the majestic Al Hajar Mountains, Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort lies along the coastal region of Dibba, the second largest town in the emirate of Fujairah. Fujairah’s only art inspired resort, this luxury sanctuary comprises just 180 guest rooms and suites, all of which features either marina or ocean views. Surrounded by panoramic views of the Gulf of Oman and mountainous landscape, the resort offers a wide range of recreational activities. Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort, an idyllic luxury resort in the United Arab Emirates.

 

U.A.E. Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Fujairah Fort
Fujairah Fort
U.A.E. Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort
Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort

Day 7: Fujairah

You will be picked up from your hotel by a private vehicle and driver for a scenic road trip to Oman where you will enjoy a day-long shared cruise on board a double-decker Omani Dhow boat. You will drive along the unique scenery of rugged mountains between the borders of UAE and Oman, until you reach the east coast peninsula of Musandam, in Oman. Your cruise will depart from Dibba's Al Byah's fishing port towards the famous stone houses, fishing villages and beaches of the peninsula. See the White Mountains, Cutting Rocks, naturally carved caves, Salty Mountains and the magnificent bays of Musandam. Onboard this traditional Arabian dhow you will enjoy lunch, refreshments and fruits, and have various snorkeling opportunities in the cool waters of the Indian Ocean off Oman. Snorkeling gears and towels will be provided. Return to the harbor in the afternoon, followed by transfer from Dibba back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort
U.A.E. Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Omani Dhow, Musandam Coast
Omani Dhow, Musandam Coast

Day 8: Fujairah

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

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray The Palm Dubai (B) (Deluxe King Arabian Sea View): Dubai

Inspired by the imperial palaces of the Ottoman era, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is a five-star luxury hotel that does absolutely everything in superb style. From its exclusive location on the west crescent of the iconic Palm Jumeirah to the truly spectacular lobby entrance, every detail inspires awe and delight. The resort is made up of elegant guest rooms, with lavish suites and Royal Residences offering stunning ocean views. Lose yourself in the outdoor infinity pool overlooking the Arabian Gulf. Discover a whole new way of dining at the magnificent Music Hall. And explore a world of treatments at the palatial Talise Ottoman Spa, home to treatment rooms, eight hydrotherapy rooms, steam rooms, saunas, snow rooms and three Turkish hammams. However you spend your time here, every moment is a pleasure.

Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal: Abu Dhabi

The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, set against the backdrop of the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, evokes the stately architecture of the Italian Renaissance, revealing one of the finest luxury five star hotels in Abu Dhabi. Artfully designed water features and gardens surround this tranquil waterfront location, where guests will revel in luxurious accommodations and eight restaurants, each providing a unique culinary experience. The Ritz-Carlton Club Level redefines the luxury hotel experience, combining intimacy, comfort and exclusivity with the personalized service and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of The Ritz-Carlton.

U.A.E. Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal
Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal

Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort: Fujairah

Nestled amongst the hidden valleys of the majestic Al Hajar Mountains, Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort lies along the coastal region of Dibba, the second largest town in the emirate of Fujairah. Fujairah’s only art inspired resort, this luxury sanctuary comprises just 180 guest rooms and suites, all of which features either marina or ocean views. Surrounded by panoramic views of the Gulf of Oman and mountainous landscape, the resort offers a wide range of recreational activities. Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort, an idyllic luxury resort in the United Arab Emirates.

 

U.A.E. Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort
Fairmont Fujairah Beach 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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