Essential Dubai: beach & city | Audley Travel (2022)

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8 days from $1,475pp

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Tour highlights

  • Explore Dubai’s rich history while staying in the Creekside area.

  • Take a trip to the top of the Burj Khalifa for panoramic city views.

  • Head to Downtown Dubai for a glamorous shopping experience.

  • Visit the shops, restaurants and beaches of the Jumeirah Beach Residence area.

  • Relax poolside at the JA Ocean View Hotel.

Price includes:

  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodations
  • 24-hour support while you travel

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Itinerary idea in detail

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  • Day 1

    On arrival at the airport, you’ll be met by our representatives, who’ll drive you to your hotel in the historic Creekside area of Old Dubai. This evening, you could join a small-group food tour to explore the older, lesser-known areas of the city on foot with a local guide. You’ll get to taste traditional Middle Eastern dishes as you stroll along narrow lanes and through fragrant souqs.

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      Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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      Dubai Creek

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      Dubai Creek

  • Day 2

    You might head into Downtown Dubai today for a shopping experience in one of the city’s vast, glamorous malls. Then, take a high-speed elevator to the exclusive 148th floor of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, for panoramic views over the city, the desert and the glittering gulf. In the evening, you could watch a choreographed performance of the Dubai Fountain from one of the waterside restaurants.

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      Mosque, Dubai

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      Spice market, Dubai

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      Desert sunset, Dubai

  • Day 3

    Today, you’ll be driven across the city to the up-and-coming Jumeirah Beach Residence area, where you’ll stay at the JA Ocean View Hotel. Spend the afternoon settling in and perhaps get a massage before heading to the beach for some further relaxation.

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      Dune Safari, Dubai

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      Dubai skyline

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      Dubai creek

  • Day 4

    Although your hotel has several dining options, you’re also close to the Dubai Marina’s JBR Walk, a chic waterfront strip packed with shops and restaurants. You might spend your day perusing the shops, with a stop to indulge at a stylish café.

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      Dubai marina

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      Dubai skyline at dusk

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      Dubai from the desert

  • Day 5

    Spend another day at your leisure, perhaps soaking up more sun on the beach or trying out some water sports. Thanks to the hotel’s location, you have a choice of excellent beaches, including the golden sands of Jebel Ali Beach.

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      Dubai downtown

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      Spice market, Dubai

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      Dubai, Dubai

  • Day 6

    Take a break from the sand to relax by the hotel’s temperature-controlled infinity pool. You can also sip cocktails at Lvl Blu, the poolside lounge.

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      Dubai, Dubai

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      Dubai

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      Dubai

  • Day 7

    You could unwind on the hotel’s sprawling sundeck or head to the spa for a rejuvenating treatment. Or, perhaps you’ll want to spend your final day back on the beach.

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      Dubai

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      Deira market stall

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      Spice souq, Dubai

  • Day 8

    Bid goodbye to Dubai. You’ll be driven to the airport for your flight home.

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      Hatta Fort, Dubai

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      Spice Souk, Dubai

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      Spice souq, Dubai

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While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodations, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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