Explore the surprising and opulent in this notorious city
A city like no other, Dubai is the story of the little fishing village that could, and of a city that has made it big – at least as far as opulence and grandeur is concerned. Discover man-made islands sculpted into the shapes of palms and a tower so high it is almost a kilometre tall. Explore the heritage area of Bastakiya, wander the spice and gold souqs, and see more supercars in one day than you’re likely to see in a year as you walk the streets of this desert town.
Discover the Dubai of the past with a visit to the city’s oldest building – the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort – and the museum inside it.
Inhale the incredible aromas of hundreds of spices and wonder at the world’s largest ring as you explore the souks of Dubai with a local guide.
Although vast swathes of Dubai are now transformed with contemporary architecture into a modern and luxurious city, traces of the historic town that existed 40 years ago can still be found.
Travel across Dubai Creek in a traditional abra, a traditional wooden water taxi that many locals still use to get around, while jets soar overhead.
This three-day short break is perfect for a sightly longer than usual layover or as an add on to a longer trip through the Middle East.
Our Short Breaks are a group tour with independence, meaning uou will only have a guide with you for the scheduled tour on day two and the optional desert safari if you choose to book.
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SHORT BREAK ADVENTURE
This Short Break Adventure is a ‘join in’ group departure, which means you are not accompanied by an Intrepid group leader. Instead, our local representative in your destination will fill this role. This trip will run with a minimum of one person, so you may be joined by other travellers booked on the same date as you, or you may be on your own.
A complimentary airport arrival and departure transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
Many overnight flights have an early arrival into Dubai. Standard check in policies apply at our preferred hotels. This means that your room may not be available to check into until 2.00pm. Please consider this when planning your trip as you may want to reserve pre-accommodation to secure an early check in.
INCLUDED WALKING TOUR
The included walking tour is a small group join in tour and hotel pick up will be at 8.30am in the morning of day two. If your walking tour is scheduled for a Friday the hotel pick up will be at 1.30pm.
There is a local hotel tax payable to all hotels in Dubai in local currency on a per night basis. The tax on this departure is 10 AED per room per night payable direct to the hotel.
There are many optional activities available in Dubai, if you would like to pre book any of them please discuss with your booking agent. Alternatively please contact our local team to book in destination.
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