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Do you love to travel but hate the planning process. Well this is the meet-up for you! This is an all inclusive meet-up. The only requirement is your love of travel. The goal of this group is to get together on a bi-monthly basis to discuss our travel goals, bucket lists and most importantly plan and go on trips. All travel plans and packages will be put together by All Luxury Travel.

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Incredible Abu Dhabi & Dubai

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Day 1: Upon arrival to Dubai international Airport, we will be met and greet by our local representative and drive to Abu Dhabi. Arrive Abu Dhabi and transfer to our hotel for next 3 nights. Day 2: After breakfast, we will meet our private English Speaking Guide to start our private city tour of Abu Dhabi also known as the Arabian Jewel. We will visit first Heritage Village, a reconstructed traditional "oasis". Here, journey to the past and experience life in Abu Dhabi before oil revenues altered the landscape. We’ll experience different aspects of desert life attractively displayed in the open-air museum, along with workshops, where craftsmen demonstrate traditional skills and women sit weaving and spinning. At the Breakwater, we’ll pause to take photos of Abu Dhabi’s fabulous skyline and photo stop to Emirates Palace from outside. Then will go along the city's glamorous Corniche, with blue waters glittering on one side and shimmering skyscrapers lining the other. Continue drive through Saadiyat Island for photo stop from outside in Louvre Museum and then will visit with guided to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque which is considered as the most architectural treasure of contemporary UAE society - and one of the most beautiful in the world - initiated no less by the late president HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who is fondly thought of as the father of the UAE. At 2:00Pm after the Mosque visit, we drive to Yas Island and we take lunch in Crowne Plaza Yas Island (no drinks). After lunch we drive to Saadiyat Island and visit Louvre Museum. Museums traditionally display objects and artworks belonging to an artistic civilization, historical period or art movement in one room. While giving us a taste of what a particular culture may have been like, this approach can give the impression of hermetically sealed cultures developing with no outside influence, no exchange or trade of ideas, knowledge, trends or stories. At 5:00pm, drive back to hotel and evening free time at your own leisure. Note: -Our English guide is not allowed to give tour guiding inside the Louvre Museum and does not get free ticket. Louvre Museum is closed on Monday. -Grand Mosque and Heritage Museum are closed on Friday morning and will open late afternoon only. Dress Code-Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque visit: -There is a Mandatory Dress code to be followed for entry to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi. Long trousers or long skirts & long sleeves to ankle/wrist. No shorts for men, no tight & transparent clothing. Women must cover their head with a scarf hence we suggest to bring it along. No visible tattoos. Day 3: After breakfast, we will meet your private English Speaking Guide to start your private city tour of Abu Dhabi also known as the Arabian Jewel. Al Ain, the Garden City of the UAE, is one of the oldest settlements. A green city with an incredible number of public parks, it is also the birthplace of H.H. Sheikh Zayed, the Former President of the UAE. In the garden city of Al Ain, visit one of the world’s oldest permanently inhabited settlements; this UNESCO World Heritage Site was once a vital green oasis on the caravan route. Al Ain’s World Heritage locations include its six oases and the archaeological sites of Bida bint Saud, Hafeet and Hili, all testimonies to the human occupation of this desert region dating back to the Neolithic period with vestiges of many prehistoric cultures. Here, visit the Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, the residence of the Sheikh and his family, and the Qasr Al Muwaiji heritage museum. After lunch at a local restaurant (own expense), visit the Al Hili Archaeological Park, The park is a public garden and excavation site of a Bronze Age settlement, with discoveries dating back over 4,000 years! Before you return back to Dubai, stop at the hot springs at the foot of Jebel Hafeet and experience the lively camel market. Later in the afternoon, at approx. 5:00 pm, depart and drive back to the hotel. Day 4: Breakfast at the hotel and morning free time at your own leisure till hotel check out at 12:00noon. At 12:30pm, transfer to Dubai and check in to your hotel for the next 4 nights. The rest of your day and evening is free at your leisure. Day 5: After breakfast, depart for half day Dubai city tour with a visit of Burj Khalifa (to 124th Floor, will advise time availability). You will have the opportunity to discover the spectacular and lively metropolis of Dubai. The city, developed from a small fishing village at the Dubai Creek, nowadays presents itself as a glamorous metropolis at the Arabian Gulf. We will be driven through the Jumeirah coastline and a photo stop overlooking the magnificent Burj Al Arab “world’s luxury hotel”. Drive past along Sheik Zayed Road “the Manhattan of Dubai”. Next stop at the creek side to witness the beautiful skyline of Dubai and a walking tour in Bastakiah area, step back in time and enjoy the atmosphere of Bastakiah, one of the oldest traditional Emirati neighborhoods set in Bur Dubai. Then dropped at the entrance of Dubai Museum, which depicts the traditional and developmental history of Dubai. After the museum, group will transfer to the Abra station (water taxi) to transfer to the Spice souk. Walking further the group will discover a great selection of authentic spices, incense and traditional perfumes. The big entrance of the Gold souk welcomes you to see for yourself why Dubai is called the City of Gold and this is just the beginning. It is a good opportunity to bargain and purchase some personal gold and diamonds. Later we will head to Dubai Mall which will surely impress with its state-of the art aquariums and visit the world’s tallest tower Burj Khalifah. No building in modern history has aroused so much curiosity and intrigue as has Burj Khalifa. Your ‘At the Top’, Burj Khalifa visit will answer all your questions from your vantage point on level 124 of the world’s tallest building. Group will also have some free time at Dubai Mall. Later will return to the hotel and the rest of the day at your own leisure Day 6: Breakfast at the hotel and the morning is free at their leisure. In the afternoon you will proceed from the hotel and will board your 4x4 land cruisers (6 pax per jeep on sharing basis) and head out towards the desert for your afternoon desert safari experience and dune dinner. The mysterious desert beckons us for a magical evening out - an adventure we'll never forget. Leaving behind the bustle of the city in the afternoon, our safari guides will transport you, by four-wheel drive vehicles, for a thrilling journey over rolling dunes through the Dubai Desert Sands, deep into the heart of 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 from the crest of a high dune, watches the sun cast its orange glow over the vast expanse of rippling sand all round us as it sets. Like a shimmering mirage in the distance you will see the flickering lights of your camp where a traditional Arabian welcome awaits you. The encampment conjures up images of the Arabian nights. Relax on comfortable low cushions in Bedu tents and quench our thirst, have our hands painted with intricate henna designs, you will have the opportunity for a short camel ride, or just enjoy the aromatic shisha. A feast of grilled meats, fresh salads and delectable Arab sweets is served and under a galaxy of stars, we will be entertained by the bewitching belly dancer swaying to the haunting strains of Arabian music. We won't want this enchanting evening to end, a truly magical night!. Later you will drive back to the hotel and be dropped off for an overnight in Dubai (Note: The desert Safari experience is on a share basis) Day 7: Breakfast in the hotel and the full day is free at leisure. Optional: At 7:00pm, this evening enjoy a Dhow dinner, which remains one of the main attractions of Dubai vacation plans. Cruising on the saline water of Arabian Sea is an exclusive way to spend your evening with an excellent international buffer dinner. It’s the perfect way to experience Dubai's two most ancient yet developed districts: Bur Dubai and Deira. The Dhow cruise begins after sunset for two hours and covers the full Dubai Creek area. You will be welcomed with a drink while boarding on our ancient styled wooden boat which gives you the old Arabian feel, the river bank that lines the Creek is itself is an iconic sight. Once the boat starts sailing you can serve yourself with freshly prepared gourmet specialties including Emirati dishes, Indian dishes, various salads and desserts. As you move on your special tour on the cruise there are amazing views of tall towers on both side of your boat and at the same time ancient souks (markets) which gives the feel of a rear mixture of modern and classiness era. This traditional Dhow cruise gives you a never before sightseeing experience along with on board activities that include live music performances and traditional Tanura dance shows. At 10:30pm, we will return to the hotel after dinner. Day 8: Breakfast at the hotel then return to the US. What’s included: - 4 star or above accommodations. -Airport meet & greet assistance. -Transfers. -Tours (except dinner cruise) -Listed meals. What’s not included: -Tips & gratuities for bus drivers. -Early check-in & check out of rooms. -Travel insurance. -Visa/passport handling fees. Cost: - $[masked] land portion of the trip (you will be responsible for getting your own flight) -$[masked] for flight and land. ( You will arrive and depart with the group) Non-refundable $100.00 deposit for land only option. Non-refundable $150.00 deposit for land and airfare option. Payment plan available.

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