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[TravelZoo] 7-Night Dubai Vacation w/Abu Dhabi & Direct Flights

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[TravelZoo] 7-Night Dubai Vacation w/Abu Dhabi & Direct Flights

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At least add some details to your post.
When You Can Go
Select dates May & September; +$80 surrounding dates

Savings
$720 off regular pricing


This is the lowest price we've featured for a weeklong Dubai trip with direct flights and tours.

This showstopping Dubai deal is packed with more value and guided excursions than any other package we've seen. The nonstop flights alone cost almost as much as this entire trip, which means you're essentially getting the hotel and tours for free.

Fly nonstop with Air Canada or Etihad Airways out of Toronto
Seven-night hotel stay in the Bur Dubai area, only a 15-minute walk to the beach
Daily breakfast
Dubai city tour
Half-hour speedboat cruise around Palm Jumeirah to take in the iconic Dubai skyline
Desert sand dune adventure with a barbecue buffet dinner under the stars and belly dancing show included
Full-day tour of the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates, including a drive into the Hajar Mountains and a stop at the beach for a swim
Full-day tour of Abu Dhabi to visit Yas Island, markets and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
All transfers, ground transportation, taxes and fees
Travel select dates in May and September for $1550, taxes included. Surrounding dates from February-November are only $80 more.

Note: Prices are per person, based on double occupancy.

* Restrictions may apply.
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Accomodation

Howard Johnson, Dubai

This property is a 16-minute walk from the beach. Howard Johnson is centrally located in the heart of Bur Dubai, a 5-minute drive from Dubai Museum and Meena Bazaar. The spacious, air-conditioned rooms have a contemporary style and Wi-Fi is available. Guests can relax in comfort in their rooms, each with satellite TV and all modern amenities. The private bathrooms have full-size baths. Howard Johnson Bur Dubai has a range of recreational facilities available including a rooftop swimming pool with stunning views of Dubai and a gym with sauna. Guests can choose from the specialty Indian restaurant Kebab Korner or Red Dragon Restaurant which serves Chinese cuisine. Club Dawaat has night entertainment.There is free shuttle service, a 24-hour front desk and gift shop at the property.

*Pay an additional 299 CAD per person based on twin sharing to upgrade to a deluxe hotel – the Donatello Hotel. The single
supplement for the Deluxe upgrade is 799 CAD. Please note the Deluxe upgrade is not available for the Feb 20 departures.
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There are no details as to what type of hotel it is. Are they gonna put me up in a 1-star motel?

Also, HOTTEST time of the year in DXB and AUH from March to October. If you enjoy 50C temperature, then this is your spot.
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I heard even the toilet in Dubai is made by gold. Is it true?

Just joking ...
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sidde0 wrote: There are no details as to what type of hotel it is. Are they gonna put me up in a 1-star motel?

Also, HOTTEST time of the year in DXB and AUH from March to October. If you enjoy 50C temperature, then this is your spot.
They mention bur Dubai area, which has a ton of low budget hotels. You don't want to stay there, there is nothing to do there except shop for cheap electronics.

Stay in downtown Dubai (close to Dubai Mall) or Dubai Marina
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RFDQ1016 wrote: They mention bur Dubai area, which has a ton of low budget hotels. You don't want to stay there, there is nothing to do there except shop for cheap electronics.

Stay in downtown Dubai (close to Dubai Mall) or Dubai Marina
I know that area very well. Hence, my reservations agst, booking a hotel without the site mentioning what is the star rating of the hotel.
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Just updated my post above with the hotel options. Default is Howard Johnson Dubai, upgrade option is the Donatello Hotel.
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The full detailed itinerary is on their website using the link from Travelzoo or going directly here: http://lander.indus.travel/Dazzling-Dubai

Hotel details are as follows:

Howard Johnson, Dubai
This property is a 16-minute walk from the beach. Howard Johnson is centrally located in the heart of Bur Dubai, a 5-minute drive from Dubai Museum and Meena Bazaar. The spacious, air-conditioned rooms have a contemporary style and Wi-Fi is available. Guests can relax in comfort in their rooms, each with satellite TV and all modern amenities. The private bathrooms have full-size baths. Howard Johnson Bur Dubai has a range of recreational facilities available including a rooftop swimming pool with stunning views of Dubai and a gym with sauna. Guests can choose from the specialty Indian restaurant Kebab Korner or Red Dragon Restaurant which serves Chinese cuisine. Club Dawaat has night entertainment.There is free shuttle service, a 24-hour front desk and gift shop at the property.

*Pay an additional 299 CAD per person based on twin sharing to upgrade to a deluxe hotel – the Donatello Hotel.
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FYI:

Please Note:
UAE authorities ask all visitors to respect the local religion and place of prayer by following these simple requests: Visitors must
be dressed appropriately on arrival; if not, entry will be denied. Modest, conservative, loose fitting clothing; long sleeves, long
skirts and trousers. No white or transparent (see-through) clothing. Tattoos should be covered.
No shorts and T-shirts with logos/pictures for men.
No shorts and skirts must be ankle length for ladies.
No tight clothing, no swimwear and no beachwear.
Shoes will be removed before entering the mosque, so we recommend slip off shoes.
A Headscarf for ladies is essential
Intimate behavior; i.e. holding hands or kissing is not acceptable in a Muslim place of worship.
For the safety and respect of worshippers, visitors should stay within the areas of the mosque that are permitted and not roam
around. Smoking and food are not allowed in the mosque area.
All women will be asked to wear a traditional robe (abaya) and headscarf (shayla) before entering the mosque. Guests may
wear their own, however, must be closed (not open abayas) and non-transparent. The visitor centre will no longer hand out
abayas and scarfs to the guests.
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Meh.. not a great deal. Especially with Dubai being the hottest during that period of time, it becomes hard to do anything during the day.
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Third Eye wrote: FYI:

Please Note:
UAE authorities ask all visitors to respect the local religion and place of prayer by following these simple requests: Visitors must
be dressed appropriately on arrival; if not, entry will be denied. Modest, conservative, loose fitting clothing; long sleeves, long
skirts and trousers. No white or transparent (see-through) clothing. Tattoos should be covered.
No shorts and T-shirts with logos/pictures for men.
No shorts and skirts must be ankle length for ladies.
No tight clothing, no swimwear and no beachwear.
Shoes will be removed before entering the mosque, so we recommend slip off shoes.
A Headscarf for ladies is essential
Intimate behavior; i.e. holding hands or kissing is not acceptable in a Muslim place of worship.
For the safety and respect of worshippers, visitors should stay within the areas of the mosque that are permitted and not roam
around. Smoking and food are not allowed in the mosque area.
All women will be asked to wear a traditional robe (abaya) and headscarf (shayla) before entering the mosque. Guests may
wear their own, however, must be closed (not open abayas) and non-transparent. The visitor centre will no longer hand out
abayas and scarfs to the guests.
Keep in mind this doesn't apply to most public areas like malls or beaches etc

You see a ton of Western people in Dubai wearing shorts, skirts, sleeveless tops, bikinis etc
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As a former expat in Dubai, that 16 minute walk can be unbearable during hot temperatures, and you can't stand barefoot on the beach in peak summer.

This isn't Cuba. Unless you can handle the heat, do yourself a huge favour and pay the extra buck to go between Nov-March. Much more pleasant.

Dubai is beautiful.
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For anyone considering travelling to Dubai and is looking for reasonable, 3 star accommodation, close to Dubai Mall, I can highly recommend the "Rove Downtown" hotel. It is a part of a chain and is a fairly new property. We stayed there for 5 days back in May. Ask if you can get a room looking towards the Mall and the Burj Khalifa. Weather in May was quite warm as expected, but we were still able to enjoy the beaches. A day trip to Abu Dhabi that includes a visit to the Grand Mosque is highly recommended too.
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This seems expensive for the low grade accommodation provided. It is in the older and more shabby part of DXB. If you choose to go Jan - March, Emirates or Etihad airfares should be sub $1k. There are tons of hostels for less than Cdn130 for first 7 days. Google Hostels in Dubai or Hostel World. Eating in DXB is very cheap if you know where to eat. The desert safari is $35. You can get an inexpensive Hop On Hop off tour valid for 2 days which can be stretched to 3. https://www.bigbustours.com/en/dubai/du ... ur-ticket/
DXB is a must do on your bucket list. We are going again at the end of January for a week and back again for 4 days in April on our return journey.

Both Emirates and Etihad are great airlines although I prefer Emirates for the sheer fact it arrives in DXB (DXB duty free is a world of it's own) and that you do not have to take a 90 minute shuttle bus from ADH airport to XNB with Etihad.

Best times to visit is November to March.

Good luck.
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