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The Middle

East

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As the cradle of civilizations, the Middle East is steeped in rich history and stories that have stood the test of time. Its storied past can be found in concentration throughout the region, from the rise of Ancient Egypt to the beginnings of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.

What We Love About The Middle East

You will find yourself amongst skilled storytellers eager to share the intricacies of this land. A trip to the Middle East will bring you closer to the heart and soul of this region. You can explore the tombs of Pharaohs with an Egyptologist, camp out in the Wadi Rum desert under a blanket of stars, float in the Dead Sea and visit the holy sites of Jerusalem.

Our Favorite Hotels
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  • The Palace Downtown Dubai

  • Al Wathba, A Luxury Collection Resort

  • Burj Al Arab

Traveller's Compass
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Our Favorite Sites

  • Abu Dhabi Spice Souk

  • Arabian Desert

  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

  • Petra

  • Jerusalem 

Bucket List Experiences

Riding a camel in the desert

Shop for spices in a souk

Go "dune bashing" in the desert

Go to the top of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world!

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Ideas for Your Trip to The Middle East

Emirates: Skyscrapers & Sands

  • DAY 1

    DUBAI You’ve Arrived

    • Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Driver-Guide

  • DAY 2

    DUBAI Luxury Dinner Cruise

    • Begin the day marveling at the world’s tallest building: Burj Khalifa, situated next to the massive Dubai Mall.

    • Visit the aquarium, which brims with aquatic life, including sharks and stingrays.

    • See the Dubai Marina district, which features the world’s largest man-made island, Palm Jumeirah. Visit Madinat Jumeirah bazaar.

    • Later, board the glass-enclosed, air-conditioned 'Bateaux Dubai' for a shared gourmet dinner cruise accompanied by live entertainment.

  • DAY 3

    ABU DHABI The Art of Falconry 

    • Take a day trip to explore Abu Dhabi, seeing the falcon hospital and museum (schedule permitting).

    • View the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world — able to accommodate more than 30,000 worshippers.

    • Visit Saadiyat Island to visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi, and catch a glimpse of what will be the art hub of the UAE, with projects such as the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and the Zayed National Museum.

  • DAY 4

    DUBAI Desert Safari

    • Drive to the heritage area of Bastakiya, where you discover Al Fahidi Fort, site of the Dubai Museum. Continue by abra (traditional water taxi) across the creek to stroll the spice and gold souks.

    • See Burj Al Arab and the Jumeirah Mosque.

    • Continue on to your desert resort, where you join shared activities exploring the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and taking in the local wildlife

  • DAY 5

    DUBAI Time to Unwind

    • Return to Dubai, and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy your resort facilities, perhaps lounging poolside in a private cabana or relaxing at the Pearl Spa.

  • DAY 6

    DUBAI A Parting Glimpse 

    • Enjoy a day at leisure with time to enjoy your resort’s facilities or explore the area further.

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