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Trips available to Egypt, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Sicily, Spain,  Tunisia, Turkey, and UAE

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES and JORDAN - LAND ONLY
2018 - 2019
11 Days

DAILY departures

You will be traveling with regular passengers, but paying
travel agent rates

DUBAI / DESERT SAFARI / ABU DHABI / SHARJAH /
AMMAN / JERASH / PETRA / DEAD SEA

Day 1    Arrive Dubai     WELCOME to UAE !!!"
You will be met airport and transferred to your hotel.
       Overnight DOUBLE TREE BY HILTON AL BARSHA, Dubai

Day 2   Dubai / cruise dinner
After breakfast at the hotel discover the spectacular and lively metropolis of Dubai.  The distinctive skyscrapers and gigantic shopping malls will impress every visitor.  Start with the old town area Bastakyia. 

Visit the Dubai museum, use the local water taxis called Abras to cross the Dubai creek.  Heard towards the district of Deira and be enchanted by the exotic spices in the famous souk.  Visit the adjacent gold souk then proceed to Jumeirah for a stop at the Grand Mosque.  Photos stop of the Burj Al Arab hotel and continue to the Atlantis hotel located at crescent of Palm Jumeirah. 

In the evening, transfer for a cruise dinner on board a traditional Arabian show.  Transfer to your hotel.
     Overnight DOUBLE TREE BY HILTON AL BARSHA, Dubai

Day 3     Dubai / Sharjah / Dubai
Day at leisure
or

OPTIONAL SHARJAH private tour - additional $150.00 per person
(not available on Fridays)
Pick up from hotel at 3.00 pm to  start with a city tour of Sharjah, well known as “cultural capital of the Emirates”.  Visit the Sharjah’s Museum of Islamic civilization, the first of its kind in the UAE. Its most outstanding feature is its majestic, gift central dome, decorated on the inside with an intricate mosaic depicting the night sky of the zodiac. 

Stop at the famous Souk Al Arsa, the oldest souk in the UAE, where you will find a treasure trove of carpets, jewelry and handicrafts.  

Return to Dubai.
     Overnight DOUBLE TREE BY HILTON AL BARSHA, Dubai
    

Day 4      Dubai / Desert Safari / Barbecue Dinner
In the afternoon highlight of any visit to Dubai is undoubtedly this amazing tour. Board your luxury 4X4 in Dubai and head out towards the desert. At the entrance of the desert your driver deflates the wheels of the 4X4 and then the fun starts. Dune bashing has become known as a fun experience – you will feel the thrill of desert driving as your professional driver takes you up and down on golden dunes. 

A beautiful desert sunset stop is also included and then head out to the Bedouin Camp. You are greeted with a traditional cup of Arabic coffee and have the opportunity to try riding a camel before it is time to settle down for your barbeque dinner prepared on open fires in front of you. 

Later on in the evening a BBQ dinner and a belly dancer will enchant you with her dances, a truly magical night.      
     Overnight DOUBLE TREE BY HILTON AL BARSHA, Dubai

Day 5     Dubai / Abu Dhabi / Dubai
Tour to the capital of the Emirates, Abu Dhabi, also known as the Arabian Jewel. The name Abu Dhabi means “Father of the Gazelle”.   First stop will be at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest Mosque in the world.  En route pass by Jebel Ali Port, the biggest man-made port in the world. Upon arrival, we visit the Women's Handicraft Centre, where you can admire the skill and dexterity of local ladies making traditional handicrafts. 

Continue to the city’s oldest building, Al Husn Palace built in the 18th century. Drive along the Corniche to the Breakwater, from where you enjoy a magnificent view of the city’s skyline. The remaining part of the tour will be devoted to drive through the famous giant Saadiyat Island project where the LOUVRE museum and GUGGENHEIM museums are being built. 

Dinner at hotel.
     Overnight DOUBLE TREE BY HILTON AL BARSHA, Dubai

Day 6    Dubai /  Amman / Jerash / Amman
After breakfast transfer to airport for your flight to Amman.  

Upon arrival, clear customs and pick up your luggage.  Our representative will meet you outside the luggage area.  That person will  be holding a sign with your name on it.  From the airport you will be transfer to your hotel.   

Dinner at hotel.
       Overnight AMMAN INTERNATIONAL HOTEL,  Amman

Day 7   Amman / Madaba / Mt. Nebo / Wadi Al Mujib / Kerak / Petra
After breakfast at the hotel, departure for a tour to south of Amman to visit Madaba and Mount Nebo the highest in the Moabit range which has been a center for pilgrimages since earliest Christian times. Which Madaba has some of the finest Byzantine mosaics in the world including the famous 6th century mosaic map of Palestine. Drive to the all inspiring Wadi Mujib along the Moabit ridge to Kerak Castle.

Kerak is the largest late Islamic Castle in Jordan.  It was initially constructed in the Crusader period and expanded and refortified during the Ayyubid and Mamluk periods. 

After that continue to Petra for overnight and dinner.
     Overnight PETRA PANORAMA HOTEL, Petra

Day 8     Petra
After breakfast at the hotel, begin a full day tour to the Red Rose City Petra including an unforgettable trip to the Siq. 

Proceed by foot until you reach the Treasury.  Two hours with the local guide will give a brief history of the city the greatest tourist attraction in the Middle East. The Nabateans carved this capital of theirs from the livingrock of the surrounding mountains in Petra.

Among other monuments for the visitors today are Pharaoh's Castle, the Triumphal arch, the Amphitheater and Monastery.

Arrive at hotel for overnight.
     Overnight PETRA PANORAMA HOTEL, Petra

Day 9    Petra / Dead Sea
After breakfast drive to little Petra (Al-Beidah) approximately 5 miles from the city. The ruins of the ancient village date back some 9000 years and, like Jericho constitute one of the oldest archaeological sites in the Middle East.

Continue driving approximately 65 miles south to Wadi Rum.  The area is a vast silent landscape of ancient riverbeds and pastle-colored desert.  It is the largest and most magnificent of Jordan's desert.

Begin a  two hour drive in a  4X4 vehicle tour inside the desert then arrive at the Dead Sea area for dinner and overnight.
     Overnight DEAD SEA SPA HOTEL, Dead Sea

Day 10     Dead Sea / Amman / Ajlun / Jerash / Amman
After breakfast return to Amman.

Amman panoramic city tour, the capital, safe, friendly, and modern, Above the city the ancient Citadel listens as Amman reveals its past.  Known in the old Testament as Rabbath Ammon and in Greco-Roman times as Philadelphia, you will visit the Amphitheater, the Citadel, and old Amman.

 Proceed through the pine forests and olive groves until you reach the ancient Greco Roman city of Jerash. The local guide will take you for a tour through the colonnaded street, amphitheater, churches, temples and the vast Roman Forum.  

Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
       Overnight AMMAN INTERNATIONAL HOTEL,  Amman

Day 11     Amman / departure
After breakfast transfer to Amman airport for departure.

 INCLUSIVE FEATURES
- All 4 star hotels (or similar) and meals as per itinerary
- Daily breakfast,  and seven dinners
- In UAE transfers and multilingual sightseeing by shared car
- Dhow cruise in Dubai
- Desert Safari in Dubai
- In Jordan all transfers and sightseeing by PRIVATE car with English speaking driver
- Horse ride in Petra
- All taxes and service charges

NOT included
Flight from Dubai to Amman - approximately $280.00 per person
Accommodation tax to be paid directly to hotel in Dubai for approximately $4.00

COSTS PER PERSON - LAND ONLY
Based on double occupancy
Travel agents from  $1900.00 (US)
Companions from   $2000.00 (US)
CONTACT US REGARDING 2019 departures and rates

EXTENSIONS and UPGRADES are available
Please note that in the UAE many conventions are planned all year round.  There will be some dates where supplement must be charged by hotel.

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