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The Middle East is often considered as a troubled place due to international media for sharing images of disasters or political unrest. In total, the Middle East is composed of 14 countries which are very different from each other in many ways. The countries in the Middle East are Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates and the Yemen.
The two most popular tourist destinations in the Middle East are Dubai and Egypt, therefore we focus on our trip to Dubai and Egypt allowing you to explore ancient civilizations, ultra-modern cities and man-made wonders that leave you in awe.
Our Dubai, Egypt and Abu Dhabi tour is an amazing opportunity to experience something completely different such as camel rides with Bedouin tribes across the dunes of Dubai, and feel the adrenaline rush as you conquer the desert sand dunes in off road jeeps. One modern wonder not to miss is to take the fastest elevator to the highest observation deck in the world at the Burj Khalifa in downtown Dubai.
Abu Dhabi is a unique experience ad not often thought about on the tourist trail. With some of the grandest and oldest Mosques in the Emirates along with some of the most luxurious hotels and stylish Corniche stretching along to the waterfront, it makes Abu Dhabi a most interesting attraction.
In Egypt, cruise the River Nile beneath the white sail of a traditional felucca. Visit Luxor, known as the world’s greatest open-air museum. The Dubai , Abu Dhabi and Egypt Multi-country tour is mix of emotions and memories with the satisfaction of enjoying the best holiday ever.
5 Days vacation in Dubai – The Land of Dreams
A city of superlatives, Dubai is home to Burj Al Arab the only seven-star Hotel in the world and also home to the tallest building Burj Khalifa and the largest performing fountain in the world. Five days Dubai tour is perfectly designed to show you the glitz and glamour of this rich city of dreams. Discover some of its man-made wonders with our 5 hours city tour where you will see the Iconic Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa, and Dubai Mall with shopping time in the Souk Al Madinat. This tour will gives you the best chance to discover this expanding modern Dubai and learn about the new additions to this ever-growing city. Experience fine dining with a sightseeing cruise and international buffet dinner at Dubai Marina with a traditional Dhow Cruise Dinner. Explore the sands of Dubai with our adventurous Desert Safari with a barbecue dinner. A fascinating trip to the capital of United Arab Emirates with our full day sightseeing tour to Abu Dhabi. During the five days you will get experience and explore the top attractions of two of the most modern cities in the world of Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
07 Days vacation in Egypt -The Land of Pharaohs
An incredible exploration around the land of Pharaohs whilst walking in the footsteps of this ancient civilization. Your Egypt tour is in total contrast to your Dubai trip as Dubai welcomes you with modern day man-made wonders whereas Egypt consists of ancient man-made wonders of the world. As one of the world’s oldest civilizations, Egypt as a destination is a treasure trove for history and archaeology enthusiasts. Everything in Egypt has been influenced by Greek, Roman, Christian, and Arab cultures over time. Tour the world of Ancient Egypt whilst staying at a luxury hotel in Cairo with the pyramids of Giza as your backdrop. Explore Cairo’s Pyramids & Sphinx as recognised by the Greeks to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World before embarking on a Nile Cruise to explore the Valley of the Kings along with the Temples of Luxor of Karnak and Luxor before sailing to Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples on towards Aswan.
Upon arrival you will be met and greeted by our Representative to assist you with the baggage during your tours in Dubai and elsewhere, from the moment you arrive till we drop you back to the airport. We will be assisting you throughout all of your destinations.
Optional Tours: Dubai Marina Dhow Cruise Dinner
During your first evening, (from 7 Pm onwards) you may choose a Cruise Dinner at Dubai Marina with your Stop Over Package (additional charges applicable). Dubai Marina Dhow Cruise is a unique dining experience in Dubai, where you will get a Boat Sightseeing Tour (traditional wooden Boat-Dhow Cruise) with 5 star buffet dinner along with onboard entertainment. The luxury boat is equipped with fine amenities and has a glass-covered lower deck and an open upper deck with seating as in a restaurant. Your sightseeing cruise will include views of high rise skyline of Dubai Marina, Blue Water Island, and Ain Dubai, the largest ferry wheel in the world. Our boat will have 2 resident entertainers,one female vocalist and one male Tanoura Dancer (Traditional Arabic Dance form).
The second day of your Dubai holiday will start with a half-day city tour of Dubai covering the old and some iconic attractions of Dubai. After a enjoyable breakfast at the hotel, our professional Guide will meet you at your hotel by 8.30 AM. Your City tour will start with a drive to the famous Palm Island, where you will have the opportunity to take some photographs of the iconic Burj Al Arab Hotel. Then a drive through the residential areas of Jumeriah, one of the luxurious parts of Dubai and home to the beautiful Jumeirah Mosque. From here your journey to explore the history of the city begins followed by the next stop at the Al Bastakiya Area where you will still find some parts of the town which existed over 40 years ago. Learn about the culture and history of the city by visiting the Museum of Al Fahidi Fort. Board the Abra (a traditional water taxi) to ride across Dubai creek to reach the Dubai Gold and Spices Souk, the best place to buy good quality spices and guided to the famous Gold Souk of Dubai.
Transferred back to your hotel in Dubai for lunch (on your own).
From 2.30pm to 3.00pm get ready to experience the most popular outdoor activity in Dubai, the Desert Safari with a barbecue dinner. Meet our Safari guide at your hotel who will escort you to the desert area for a memorable evening in the Dubai Desert and be escorted to the Lahbab desert area, which takes approximately one hour and a half to reach. You will ride up and down the dunes in one of the land cruisers used for the safaris and specially adapted for the desert environment for comfort.
Before adventuring in to the desert, the jeep is prepared to make sure it will reach its full potential in terms of power. From here, your adrenaline-filled desert ride begins. Fasten your seat belts, sit tight and get ready for an exhilarating ride into the desert with the ups and downs of the dunes making it feel like you are on a roller coaster like experiencing a car going through extreme heights and vertical slopes leaving you with a memorable experience. During the safari, you will be given multiple options for a photo stop and experience the desert up close.
At the end of your dune ride, you will be transferred to the traditional Bedouin camp for delicious barbecue dinner with live shows. Upon reaching the camp, you will be welcomed with hot tea or coffee along with fresh dates. The Safari guide will explain in detail about the routines and customs of the camp. Your Desert Safari package includes camel rides, unlimited soft drinks, coffee, tea snacks, and a buffet dinner.
The entertainment show will begin with a traditional Tanoura dancer showcasing his skills, a dance which is full of skill and multi-coloured costumes that give the visitors an eye-pleasing view in the evening. You will be amazed by how the dancer balances himself during the swirls in a rapid circular movement and the colourful costumes turn this into an art. The next performance will be a fire dance, a performance which will leave you in awe of the ability in controlling the fire whilst performing. The final show of the 'Belly Dance' will be the highlight of today’s evening. One of the best parts of the Desert Safari tour is the traditional food, a taste of the local Arabian cuisine with a mix of international flavours including traditional dishes such as hummus, kebabs and chicken tikka. The barbecue will have chicken, Beef, Lamb, and Fish meats Along with rice, and bread with different curry items and a good variety of salads. The camp will also have different options for vegetarian food items. After dinner, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Dubai.
After a healthy breakfast at the hotel, our guide will be accompanying you to Abu Dhabi, the Capital of the United Arab Emirates.
The City tour will start with visiting the biggest mosque of the UAE and one of the largest mosques in the world known as the ‘Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque’ popularly known as ‘The White Mosque’. Not considered as a typical mosque as it captures a unique interaction of the Islamic world with world cultures. The mosque was named after late the late president, His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
The city tour will continue with a visit to the Emirate Palace Hotel, the third most expensive hotel in the world which cost approximately 3 Billion US dollars to construct and is among the most luxurious hotels in the world. A drive through Al Bateen Area of Abu Dhabi next which hosts the presidents Palace of Royal Family Palaces and high-rise Iconic hotels overlooking the Persian Gulf. The next stop will be Abu Dhabi’s Corniche, the eight-kilometre stretch of perfectly shaped waterfront with a children’s play area, beach, numerous cafés and fine dining restaurants making it one of the best places in Abu Dhabi for a day out. Then you will be guided to Abu Dhabi Marina Mall, where you will have the time for shopping and lunch (on your own).
The next stop will be the Heritage village of Abu Dhabi, where you will have the chance to experience the traditional aspects of the desert way of life. The complex includes all the elements of a traditional Emirati lifestyle, A fort that is a defence from invaders and a souk where the day to day trading of goats, camels and other livelihood took place along with a Mosque which shows how the religion of Islam plays a significant role in the lifestyle. After the Heritage village visit, you will continue to one of the best attractions of Abu Dhabi, The Art and Civilization Museum, the ‘Louvre Abu Abu Dhabi’. The museum is the first universal museum in the middle east that translates the spirit of openness and cultures. Located in the Saadiyat district of Abu Dhabi, the museum was designed by Pritzker-prize winning architect Jean Nouvel. The museum encompasses 9,200 sq. m of galleries which includes the permanent gallery and a Temporary Gallery that showcases the collection from many notable French museums including Musee du Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, and Centre Pompidou.
Your City tour will continue to its final attraction, Yas Island. The island is a multipurpose leisure destination in Abu Dhabi and home to Ferrari World, Warner Brothers World, Yas Water World and Yas Marina Circuit. You will be given a photo stop for 30 minutes at Ferrari World before we drop you back to your Dubai hotel.
Free Day to Discover Dubai on your own or join one of our optional tours from Dubai from the below:
· Musandam Day Tour (Traditional Boat Cruise with Lunch and water activities)
· Al Ain Oasis city tour from Dubai
· Sharjah and Ajman City
Breakfast at your hotel in Dubai where our drive will collect you from the front of the hotel to be transferred to Dubai International Airport for your flight to Cairo .
Welcome to Cairo! The largest city in Africa with a population of 17 million and the cultural and political centre of the Arab World. Cairo is an exotic fascinating city with an extraordinary ancient history which include the city’s old quarter still retaining its ancient charm with many streets described as they were by medieval chroniclers. Up on arrival at Cairo international airport, you will be met by our representative holding a sign with your names on and transferred to your hotel for check-in.
Overnight in Cairo
Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo then our guide will meet you at the hotel who will then accompany you throughout the tour. Highlight of today’s tour will be the visit to the Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza considered by the ancient Greeks to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
The opportunity to admire the ancient architecture of 3 Great Pyramids of Giza and be astonished to know that a single pyramid is built of 2,300,000 blocks, each weighing an average of two and one and a half tons. The Sphinx is a giant 4,500-year-old limestone statue guarding the Great Pyramids of Giza. The Great Sphinx always has always been a mystery to visitors as its structure was not a not assembled piece by piece but surprisingly, carved from a single mass of limestone and one of the oldest monolithic statues in the world at approximately 66 feet tall and 240 feet long. You will be amazed to know that nobody has yet discovered the original name of the structure. The Sphinx has a human shaped body of a lion and head of a Pharaoh which was given the name ‘Sphinx from ancient Greek mythology, a term which came into use after 2000 years once the statue was built.
Treasure the moments of being up close to the 3 Pyramids of Giza, the only ones amongst the Seven Wonders of the ancient world which are still standing today. The Cheops Pyramid is the most visited because of its interior burial chambers open to the public. Visitors entering the structure will follow a passage leading to the Great Gallery, a spacious corridor 28 feet high and on to the King's Chamber whose walls are lined in solid red granite.
You will be transferred back to your hotel in Cairo for lunch (on your own) after the tour.
Free afternoon or Make your evening more interesting by joining any of the optional tours from below. Overnight at Cairo hotel.
Visit the enormous Egyptian Museum : USD 65 - MIN 2 PAX
You will be picked up from the hotel by 12.00 pm and escorted to the Egyptian Museum for an experience of the most important depository of Egyptian antiquities anywhere in the world. The Egyptian Museum houses 107 halls filled with approximately 160,000 objects covering 5,000 years of the oldest civilization in the world. You will get to see the artifacts from the Pharaonic and Graeco-Roman periods, including the celebrated mummies of ancient Egypt’s kings and
Tutankhamun’s treasures including his famous golden mask.
Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids: USD 65 - MIN 2 PAX
Join us for our evening spectacular, The Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids of Giza!
Watch as the Pyramids and Sphinx are illuminated in a multi-colored laser show and visual projections, along with the themed music and commentary also telling the story of the Sphinx and history of ancient Egypt including that of the building of the Pyramids of Cheops, Kephren, Mykerinos.
Half Day Citadel, Mosques and Khan Khalili Bazaar : USD 65 - MIN 2 PAX
Our historical ancient City tour of Cairo which covers the best of old Cairo and includes the enormous Citadel, ancient Mosques and Khan Kahalil Bazaar, the best way to discover the pulse of the city and lifestyle of the people.
Situated on the Mokattam Hills of Old Cairo, the Citadel’s location was the nerve centre of Egypt for almost 700 years. Ruled by Muhammad Ali Pasha in the late 19th century, he began the construction of the gigantic Citadel which was completed by the ruler Mamluk sultan. Turkish governors resided in the Citadel during the Ottoman period and the Citadel is considered among the world's most splendid monuments of medieval warfare.
Facing the Citadel is the most majestic monument of Arab architecture in Egypt, the Mosque of Sultan Hassan, built between 1356 and 1363 and the Mosque of Al-Rifai which was constructed in two phases over the period between 1869 and 1912, when it was finally completed.
The tour will continue with a visit to Khan El Khalili, known as the Turkish bazaar during the Ottoman period, and built in the year1382 by Emir Djaharks ElKhalili. Until this day, the bazaar is a center of trade and communion in the city, and offers a wide array of antiques and handcrafts of gold, silver and copper. Numerous old coffee shops and local restaurants serving authentic middle eastern cuisines is popular among both Egyptians and tourists alike.
In the morning after breakfast, our driver will collect you at the hotel to be transferred back to Cairo international Airport for your flight to Luxor.
Upon arrival in Luxor, our Representative will meet you to be escorted to our Nile Cruise Ship for your embarkation procedure. You will call this luxury cruise your home for the next four nights. A delicious Lunch will be served on board before your visit to Luxor and Karnak Temples.
In the afternoon, you will be escorted by your knowledgeable Guide to Luxor and Karnak Temples. Luxor Temple is an important temple in the history of Egypt and constructed during the period of the Middle Kingdom and built largely by Amenhotep III and Ramses II. Luxor Temple was the centre of the most important festival of ancient Egypt known as ‘The festival of Opet’. Karnak temple is the largest temple in the world and the largest religious building ever made. It comprises three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples, all constructed over 1300 years ago. The three main temples of Mut, Monthu, and Amun are enclosed in enormous brick walls, with the temple of Amun at the centre.
After the tour of Luxor and Karnak Temple you will be transferred back to the Cruise, Dinner will be served on board and an overnight stay.
After breakfast onboard, our guide will accompany you for the unforgettable tour of the famous Valley of Kings whilst crossing from the East Bank to the West Bank over the newly constructed Luxor Bridge to reach the Valley of the Kings. The Pharaohs of old kingdom chose The Pyramids of Giza and the Nile Delta for building their tombs, but the new kingdom Pharaohs wanted to be closer to the source of their dynastic roots, The kings built their tombs in the vast land west of Luxor, now known as the valley of kings, which is home to many pharaonic tombs of the New Kingdom which Includes King Tutankhamun and Ramses the Great.
Based on availability, you will get to visit 3 Royal tombs. Each king's formal name and the title is inscribed in his tomb, which is also adorned with his images and statues. Most of the tombs follow a similar pattern where tombs were cut into limestone followed by three corridors, an antechamber, and a sunken sarcophagus chamber. Explore several incredible Royal Tombs. There are over 60 tombs exquisitely decorated for the pharaohs who ruled Egypt between 1539 and 1075 BC, although only a handful are open to public due to conservation.
After exploring the area, you will head to the Valley of the Queens which includes between 75 and 80 tombs. These tombs belong to queens of the 18th, 19th and 20th Dynasties. The most notable one among these is the famous tomb of Nefertiti, one of the five wives of Ramses II. You can then visit the sizeable Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut of the18th dynasty, the only female Pharaoh to rule ancient Egypt. It was built just north of the Middle Kingdom temple of Mentuhotep Nebhepetre, amid the bay of cliffs known as Deir El-Bahri. In ancient times the temple was called Djeser-djeseru, meaning the sacred of most sacred. The temple of the only women who ruled Egypt is one of the world’s most striking architectural masterpieces and the female pharaoh chose to build her temple in a valley sacred to the Theban Goddess of the west, on a direct axis with Karnak Temple of Amun on the East Bank.
Head back to the cruise for a lunch break before sailing to Edfu via Esna which is a large lock that all the cruises have to enter before travelling on along the Nile.
Ancient Nubia was known to the Pharaohs as the ‘Land of Gold,’ and its wealth and lands were eventually incorporated into Egypt around 1500 BC.
In the afternoon, join your shipmates for afternoon tea onboard.
Delicious Dinner and overnight stay on onboard.
HOT AIR BALLOONING OVER THE VALLEY AT SUNRISE
USD – 180- MIN 2 PAX
Join our hot air balloon trip over the valley at sunrise and enjoy the mysterious ancient historical sights of Luxor from the air. Birds eye view from the hot air balloon across the sandstone hills and Nile Delta will offer the most spectacular landscape and views including Luxor City and Valley of the Kings. History will to come to life right before your eyes.
Available: Every Day
Departure Time: Approx. 4 am - *Pick up time may vary depending on the location / pick up point / flight time
Enjoy a delicious breakfast on board before visiting the second largest and best preserved ancient in Egypt, the Temple of Edfu, believed to have been built on the site of the great battle between Horus the Falcon God, and Seth, the God of chaos, fire, deserts, trickery, storms, envy, disorder and violence.
Lunch and afternoon tea will be served on board and then set sail to Kom Ombo.
Afternoon you will be guided to the unusual Temple of Kom Ombo. Today the region may be a sleepy agricultural backwater surrounded by sugar cane fields, but the temple of Kom Ombo dedicated to the gods Sobek (the crocodile God) and Haroeris, an important area due to its prime position along Nile river. The temple originally had two gateways, but now only the lower parts of the central pillar and the right wing have survived. As you walk towards the entrance, you can see the god’s Sobek, Hathor, and Khons, a hieroglyphic text of 52 lines. The courtyard of Sobek and Hathor, a perfect place for your photographs.
After Kom Ombo, you will sail towards Ancient Nubia, home to the Nubian people.
Participate in an Egyptian Galabeya party on board, a great opportunity to dress in a traditional style Galabeya costume and enjoy a fun party with lot of fun.
Dinner and Overnight stay onboard cruise.
Breakfast on board then a delightful day of tours ahead with your guide. Visit the third largest dam in the world, Aswan High Dam, a rockfill dam across the Nile River at Aswān Egypt completed in 1970 at a cost of about $1 billion. Also a visit to Philae Temple dedicated to the Goddess Isis, a structure saved by UNESCO's rescue project during the building of the Aswan High Dam. The temple was moved block by block from their original place in Philae Island to Agilika Island. A short boat ride to discover Philae Temple will give the visitor to a magnificent vista of the island before landing at what would have been the ancient quay on the south side.
The most well-known legend connected to the Temple is the story of how the Goddess Isis found the heart of Osiris here after he was murdered by his brother Seth.
Rest of the day onboard with dinner and overnight stay.
After your breakfast on board, disembark the cruise to meet our driver who will then escort you to Aswan Airport for your flight back to Cairo where we will be met at Cairo Airport and escorted back to the hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Optional : Day 11 – Morning visit to Abu Simbel: USD 450 - MIN 1 PAX
This last morning in Aswan gives you a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit the 2nd most famous site after the Pyramids of Giza, that of the the immense Temple of Abu Simbel on the edge of Lake Nasser. Transfer to Aswan Airport, then upon arrival in Abu Simbel, you will be transferred to the temple site. A memorable visit the Temple of Ramses and Temple of Queen Nefertari. Not only are these two temples located at Abu Simbel among the most magnificent monuments in the world, but their removal and reconstruction was a historic event in itself. When the temples (280 km from Aswan) were threatened by submersion in Lake Nasser the two temples of Rameses II primarily dedicated to Re-Harakhte, and that of his wife, Nefertari dedicated to Hathor were moved to their new location. After touring you will be transferred back to the airport for a short flight back to Aswan.
Available: Every Day
Departure Time: Approx. 7 am - *Pick up time may vary depending on the location / pick up point / flight time
After a healthy breakfast at the hotel, your driver who will escort you back to Cairo International airport for your flight to Dubai and then your final flight to home leaving you with the best memories of Modern Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Ancient Egypt.