Dubai & Jordan

  • Dubai City Tour with Desert Safari and BBQ dinner
  • Burj Al Arab hotel
  • Dubai Creek
  • Burj Khalifa
  • Dubai Mall
  • Amman
  • Mt. Nebo
  • Petra
  • Wadi Rum
  • Dead Sea

Day1 Arrival Dubai
Transfer from airport to your hotel.

Day2 City tour of Dubai with Desert Safari and BBQ dinner and Folk evening
Start your afternoon with a pickup from your central Dubai hotel, and then sit back and relax on a sightseeing tour around town by air-conditioned minivan. First stop is the striking sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel, located off the sands of Jumeirah Beach on its own artificial island. Although it doesn’t formally have the accolade, the hotel is consistently referred to as the world’s only 7-star hotel with incredible facilities inside its 1,053-foot-high (321-meter) building. After a photo stop outside the hotel, continue along the shoreline to Jumeirah, one of Dubai’s chicest neighborhoods, and then head to the Al Bastakiya district near Dubai Creek. See Al Fahidi Fort (Dubai’s oldest building) and cross Dubai Creek to reach Deira – a fascinating multicultural neighborhood with numerous souks (markets). Soak up the colors and perfumes of the spice souk on a stroll with your guide and then spend time at leisure browsing the legendary Deira Gold Souk before returning to your hotel. 4×4 Dubai Desert Safari: (Afternoon on Day 1 or Day 2 — your choice): In the afternoon, leave your central Dubai hotel and head to the heart of the Arabian Desert by luxury 4×4 jeep. On the way, stop at a local camel farm to see camels of all different shapes and sizes, roaming around their natural habitat. Learn all about these amazing creatures and enjoy a short camel ride around the farm if you wish. Next, try your hand at sandboarding – the desert’s answer to snowboarding that swaps snow-clad mountains for sweeping sand dunes. Your guide will give a comprehensive safety briefing and help you strap on your board before racing you and your fellow travelers down the dunes. Relax on the short journey to a desert campsite for your sunset dinner. While feasting on your barbeque meal, enjoy the camp entertainment: get a henna tattoo on your hands or feet, or sit back and watch a traditional Egyptian folk dance known as El Tanoura, which is performed by spinning men in long, twirling skirts. Before returning to Dubai, smoke a shisha (an Arabic water pipe), if you wish, while enjoying a live belly dance performance around the campfire.

Day3 Burj Khalifa and Burj AlArab
Start your experience with a pickup from your centrally located Dubai hotel. Settle into your seat aboard an air-conditioned coach with your guide, who doubles as your driver, and head to the Burj Al-Arab, a glitzy hotel that stands on its own man-made island in the Persian Gulf Admire the 1,053-foot-high (321 meter) Dubai showpiece from outside, and then head inside for a delicious afternoon tea. Take a seat in the plush Sahn Eddar restaurant-lounge and savor a selection of finger sandwiches, pastries, and freshly baked scones. Sip on coffee or tea as you look out at panoramic views through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Next, return to your coach and drive to Dubai Marina to view a cluster of skyscrapers along the shoreline. Then, marvel at more high-rises as you cruise along the multilane Sheikh Zayed Road to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Crane your neck to see its syringe-like peak puncturing the sky before you and your guide get in a high-speed elevator to ‘At the Top,’ its 124th-floor observation deck. Here, stand wide-eyed at the thrilling views over the city, desert and ocean far below. Once you have fully appreciated the views, descend back to the ground and walk to Burj Khalifa Lake with your guide to experience the Dubai Fountain show. Watch the dancing waters shoot up some 500 feet (152 meters) in the air to the sounds of classical and Arabic music. The splashy show, illuminated by 6,600 flashing lights and lasers, offers you plenty of photo ops. Your tour ends at nearby Dubai Mall, where you can enjoy dinner or some shopping on your own. Alternatively, your guide can provide suggestions and directions to other must-see spots around the glamorous city.

Day4 Dubai-Amman-Petra
Leave Amman towards Mt. Nebo, where excellent views are offered of the Jordan River Valley, the Dead Sea and (on clear days) Holy Land. A 6th century church marks the spot where Moses at the end of his life is said to have seen the Land of Canaan (he too enjoyed the view). Proceed to visit the nearby town of Madaba. The prime attractions of the venerable city of Madaba (it’s mentioned in the Old Testament) are its many 6th-century Byzantine mosaics. Perhaps the most impressive of these is an enormous 6th-century map of Palestine and Egypt that is located in St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church. A few blocks from the church is the town’s museum, which contains mosaics, found in other parts of the region, as well as other ancient artifacts. Proceed to Petra for overnight.

Day5 Full day visit of Petra
Inhabited since prehistoric times, this Nabataean caravan-city, situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, was an important crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia. Petra is half-built, half-carved into the rock, and is surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges. It is one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites, where ancient Eastern traditions blend with Hellenistic architecture. Visit & overnight in Petra.

Day6 Petra-Wadi Rum-Dead Sea
Drive to Wadi Rum. Sightseeing the Nature Reserve by 4WD Bedouin double cabin air-conditioned trucks for 2 hours. Perfect choice for people who are eager to see as many places as possible in short space of time, for those who wish to see the most remote corners of the magnificent Desert or those who have a limited time to spend in Wadi Rum. Jeeps are best way to invade depths of the Desert and its scenery within stipulated timeframe, visiting Barrack Canyon, Lawrence Face and Inscriptions, Old Spring and Small Arch.
After then, drive to the Dead Sea. Overnight.

Day7 the Dead Sea
At 410 meters below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest place on earth. Jordan’s Dead Sea coast is one of the most spectacular natural landscapes in the world. The main attraction of the Dead Sea is of course the soothing, abnormally salty water itself. The salt content of the water is 31.5% making the water so buoyant that it is impossible for the visitor to sink. The water also contains 21 minerals including high levels of magnesium, sodium, potassium, and bromine and 12 of these minerals are found in no other body of water in the world. Studies have shown the combination of the Dead Sea water and the rich black mud found along the shoreline to have significant health benefits including increasing circulation, easing discomfort from arthritis, healing allergies, and revitalizing skin. A trip to the Dead Sea would not be complete without a visit to one of the first class health spa facilities of the luxury hotels. Here the visitor can enjoy year-round a massage, Dead Sea mud bath, use the excellent fitness facilities, or just spend the day relaxing on their beautiful private beaches.

Day8 Departure
Transfer to Amman airport for departure.