Monday, October 13, 2025 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Arrival & Check-In
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Arrival in Dubai, United Arab Emirates Welcome to Dubai! After you pass through customs & baggage claim, a private transfer awaits you and your traveling companions to take you to the hotel.

Drinks are expensive in Dubai which is why we have included 10+ hours of open bar, but if you want to have a bottle of your favorite in your room, take advantage of the duty-free shopping while you are at the airport.  Liquor is more expensive in the city & there is an additional tax.  You can buy up to 4 liters per person. 

If you have an early flight and arrive at the hotel in the morning, you can leave your bags with the hotel front desk and enjoy the 18 shops, 19 restaurants, pool, or spa until your room is ready.  Rooms are usually ready around 3 p.m. When you book a room with Executive lounge access you can wait there until your room is ready enjoying free drinks, snacks and Wi-Fi. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2025 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Arrive: 09:00 AM    Depart: 05:00 PM
Modern Dubai Tour
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Today, an orientation drive introduces you to the dynamic business center.  A photo stop is also included at the famous Burj Al-Arab hotel. Next, head to the PALM JUMEIRAH, an artificial archipelago in the shape of a palm tree created just off the coast.  The Palm Jumeirah is one of the most iconic attractions of Dubai. Known to be the biggest manmade island in the world, the Palm Jumeirah is shaped in the form of a palm tree. Each of the 16 fronds of the palm island is home to luxurious hotels, beautiful villas, high-end boutiques and malls, pristine beaches, etc. Moreover, there is the Hotel Atlantis the Palm, which is the crowning glory of the island.  The View is the observation deck on the 52nd floor of the Palm Tower, next to Nakheel Mall. The entrance to the building is on the roof of the mall, from where you take the elevator to the observation deck that in 240 meters above the palm island. Before you take the 3 minute journey up to the deck, you can visit the interactive museum and gallery that will tell you the story about the creation of the Palm Jumeirah. Once you reach the deck, you get to see a 360 degree view of the Palm Jumeirah, the Dubai skyline and the Arabian Gulf.  As a break during this full-day tour you will have leisure time for shopping and lunch on your own at the Dubai Mall.  (Dubai will soon have one more spectacular building: the Dubai Ciel Tower. In the first half of 2024, the world's tallest hotel with a gigantic 360-degree viewing platform is scheduled to open its doors. With a breathtaking view of Dubai Marina and the Palm Jumeirah, the observation deck will offer an unforgettable experience high above the city. This might be added in place of the Burj Khalifa)

Arrive: 08:00 PM    Depart: 12:00 AM
Shades of Blue Mega Yacht Cruise
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Tonight, we've chartered the Lotus, a luxury mega-yacht with lavishly designed and custom-built interiors. Take in unobstructed views of beautiful Dubai while feeling the beautiful cool sea breeze from the sundeck and sky lounge.  This 4-hour cruise will have amazing food, a premium open bar & music by the Grown & Sexy DJ's.

Wednesday, October 15, 2025 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Arrive: 09:30 AM    Depart: 01:30 PM
Old Dubai Tour
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Discover how the city rose out of the desert and is now a modern international trading center and the most popular destination in the Middle East. Enjoy a drive through Dubai and admire the city from many different perspectives. After the pick-up from your hotel in Dubai, the tour starts at the Dubai Museum in the Al Fahidi Fort, where a traditional ride in a water taxi (Abra) on the Dubai Creek awaits you. You’ll then explore the souks, located directly behind the pier and made up of approximately 300 shops. Visit the spice bazaar and experience the aroma of the Orient as you taste and smell the numerous spices. In the district of Deira you’ll find the gold souks. In the business district in the old part of Dubai you can still experience the oriental atmosphere.  Next, take advantage of the photo stop to forever immortalize such wonders as the Jumeirah Mosque and the renowned Jumeirah Road.

Arrive: 04:00 PM    Depart: 11:00 PM
Desert Safari in Dubai Desert
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Our caravan leaves the hotel around 3 p.m to head for the desert. Late this afternoon we’ll drive across the mystic sands of the Dubai Desert for dune bashing. The thrill begins as our guide drives us up and down the golden sands of Arabia before stopping on the highest sand dune, for a breathtaking view. Then we drive on to a private Bedouin campsite to enjoy our evening. For the next several hours this part of the desert is ours.  Try a camel ride or get a henna tattoo before we dine on our barbecue dinner with complimentary beer, wine, house cocktails & soda. As the stars come out enchanting belly dancers perform a fascinating routine to Arabian music. Dance the night away under the stars while enjoying music by the G&S DJ's.

Thursday, October 16, 2025 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Arrive: 09:00 AM    Depart: 04:00 PM
Abu Dhabi Tour
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After breakfast, we leave for the hour and a half drive to Abu Dhabi.  Discover the best attractions including the Grand Mosque, Qasr Al Watan, and take a ride along the Corniche on this tour.  Free time at the mall for lunch on your own with 56 dining options to choose from.  If time permits, we will visit Al Jahili Fort & the new BAPS Hindu Mandir Temple.  If there is enough interest for those that have been to Abu Dhabi with us before, instead of the Mosque, we can have a bus drop you off at Ferrari World (admission would be additional) which is also attached to the Yas Island Mall and then you can meet up with the group at the beach club in the afternoon which is only 4 miles away.

Arrive: 04:00 PM    Depart: 08:00 PM
Beach Club & Dinner in Abu Dhabi
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Late afternooon, we head to the best beach club in Abu Dhabi.  As you step into Café del Mar, you'll instantly feel transported to a paradise of crystal-clear waters, surrounded by plush sunbeds beckoning you to unwind and forget where you are. This Insta-worthy location is the perfect way to unwind.  The laid-back lounge bar spills out onto a floating beach club complete with white sand and an infinity pool with swim up bar. Relax on sun loungers, order a sumptuous cocktail and watch the sun set to the sounds of Grown and Sexy DJs. Indulge in Mediterranean-inspired cuisine as well as 3 hours open bar.

Relax on the drive back to Dubai so you can recharge for our after party at 1 Oak Terrace.

Friday, October 17, 2025 Abu Dhabi

Morning & Afternoon At Leisure
Arrive: 07:00 PM    Depart: 11:00 PM
All White Rooftop Party
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Atelier M is anything but understated. Located in Pier 7 at Dubai Marina, the restaurant, lounge and rooftop is a grand and elegant concept. Its three Art Deco-styled floors, swathed in gold and crystal, call to mind Gatsby's era. Meanwhile, the sweeping 180-plus-degree views over the Dubai Marina can be enjoyed from the rooftop lounge. We've taken over all 3 floors for our farewell reception. Enjoy passed hor d'ouvres and 2 hours open bar. 

Saturday, October 18, 2025 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Return Home
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We hope you are taking with you memories that will last a lifetime.  We thank you for choosing to travel with us. We wish you a safe trip home & look forward to our next adventure together!