Visit five of the seven Emirates

New Year's Eve

in Dubai

  • ABU DHABI

  • DUBAI

  • SHARJAH

  • AJMAN

  • UMM AL QUWAIN

28 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020

9 Days | 10 Nights

 

 

TOUR HOSTS |GUIDES

Led by a destination specialist and local English-speaking guide/s as required by the itinerary.

from US$5635 per person

TOUR # | 19NYE-D

Itinerary
Day  0 | Friday, 27 December

ABU DHABI

Independent arrival and hotel check-in

     FLIGHTS are not included; independent travel should be arranged to join the tour which begins in Abu Dhabi and ends in Dubai.

This exclusive itinerary is limited to a maximum of 16 participants, excluding staff and guide/s. A minimum of four (4) participants is required. ​Tour is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18 years. 

It may be necessary to slightly amend the program according to local conditions.

Day 1 | Saturday, 28 December

ABU DHABI

Saadiyat Island

Mid-morning departure for Saadiyat Island and a visit to the Louvre Abu Dhabi.

An early evening tour of the magnificent Zayed Grand Mosque.

Image: Zayed Grand Mosque

Day 2 | Sunday, 29 December

ABU DHABI

Visit Qasr Al Watan, the UAE's Presidential Palace. Tour Abu Dhabi's art galleries including Etihad Modern and Warehouse 421.

Dinner this evening with an Emirati guest.

Image: Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum

Day 3 | Monday, 30 December

ABU DHABI | DUBAI

Check-out of Abu Dhabi Hotel after breakfast and depart for a tour of the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital before transferring to Dubai via Al Quoz and the Alserkal Art District.

Image: Camel market

Day 4 | Tuesday, 31 December

DUBAI

Day at leisure. There are numerous New Year’s venues in Dubai for gala dinners, beach parties and cruises. Fireworks Displays take place at the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Festival City, Atlantis The Palm, Qasr Al Sultan, Burj Al Arab and Palm Jumeirah. Alternatively, head to a public beach for a free viewing of spectacular fireworks.

Image: Fireworks, Jumeirah                                            

Day 5 | Wednesday, 1 January

DUBAI

Morning at leisure.

Motor tour of Jumeirah including the Mosque, Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeirah, Atlantis Hotel and the Boardwalk before a relaxing afternoon on  Jumeirah Beach. 

 

Image: Burj Al Arab Hotel, Jumeirah Beach                                      

SECOND LARGEST of the seven Emirates, Dubai has been rated fourth in the world on CNN's list of "10 Great Places to Spend New Year's Eve". This holiday itinerary features seven nights stay in Dubai aboard the QE2 Hotel and a leisurely afternoon at Jumeirah Beach on New Year's Day.  

In addition to Dubai, this tour includes visits to Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman and Umm Al Quwain. Five of the seven Emirates will be visited. While the occasion is the festive holiday season, central to the theme is heritage, culture and traditions of the UAE. Attributes of this very modern country, its people and the visual arts of the region are woven into the program.

Day 6 | Thursday, 2 January

SHARJAH 

Explore Sharjah’s most important and interesting museums:

  • Islamic Civilization

  • Sharjah Art Museum

  • Archaeology Museum

  • Calligraphy Museum

 

Image: Wooden door, Museum of Islamic Civilization

Day 7 | Friday, 3 January

UMM AL QUWAIN AJMAN   

Umm Al Quwain's Sinniyah island is home to the third largest Socotra cormorant colony in the world.

Ajman controls the island exclaves of Al Manama, near the Hajar Mountains; Masfout, which passes through Oman.

Image: Socotra cormorant

Day 8 | Saurday, 4 January

DUBAI

Day at leisure for independent exploration of Dubai.

Image: Spice Souk

Day 9 | Sunday, 5 January

DUBAI

Deira & Bur Dubai

A journey combining the historic and modern begins in Bur Dubai with a cultural beakfast and conversation with Emirati hosts at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) .

Image: SMCCU

Day 00 | Monday, 6 January

DUBAI | Departure

Check out of hotel.

Independent departures to airport.

Image: Dubai Water Taxi

The Five Emirates

  • ABU DHABI, the nation's capital is home to the magnificent Zayed Grand Mosque, the new Louvre Museum and the world's first and largest Falcon Hospital.

  • DUBAI boasts the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, located in Downtown Dubai, the venue for just one of six New Year's Eve fireworks or laser displays in the Emirate. 

    • At the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) a cultural meal is enjoyed while chatting with Emirati hosts about UAE culture, customs and religion. No topic is off     the table.​

    • The Etihad Museum, located next to Union House, site of the declaration of independence and 1971 signing of the document that created the United Arab Emirates.

 

  • SHARJAH is home to numerous important museums. Among those to be visited is the Museum of Islamic Civilization, which holds thousands of rare Islamic artifacts.

  • UMM AL QUWAIN's marine life is remarkable for its abundance and diversity.  Blacktip reef sharks patrol the outer shoreline, while green turtles are ever present. 

    • Between Al-Sinniyah and the mainland is Khor al-Beidah, an expansive area of sand and mud flats of international importance for its waterfowl.

  • AJMAN, in terms of land area, the smallest of the seven Emirates at 100 sq. miles. 

    •  The Al Zorah Nature Reserve of mangroves is home to nearly 60 species of birds.

 

  • The itinerary includes leisure time for independent exploration.

Qasr Al Watan (Presidential Palace) Gate

ACCOMMODATION

Hotels

Rooms are subject to availability on the

date of confirmation. Should a specific accommodation not be available, a comparable room and/or property will be offered.

Abu Dhabi

Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche  

Corniche Road East

Capital Plaza Complex

Abu Dhabi, UAE

 

5-Star

Superior Room

Days 0-2 | 3 Nights

27-29 December

Dubai

QE2 Hotel

Port Rashid

Dubai, UAE

 

5-Star

Superior Room

Days 3-9|7 Nights

30 December - 5 January

TOUR DETAILS

PRICING

 

Hotel & Land Tour Package

TOUR # | 19NYE-D

A US$500.00 deposit is payable at      the time booking is confirmed.

Tour rates subject to change. All prices are based on exchange rates, hotel and land costs at the time of  pricing and are therefore subject to increase prior to the time of full payment. TWH cannot be held responsible for fluctuations in calculating refunds due to tour cancellations.

FLIGHTS are not included; independent travel should be arranged to join the tour which begins in Dubai and ends in Abu Dhabi.

PASSPORTS & VISAS

All US citizens must have a round-trip ticket and a passport valid for more than six (6) months following the date of departure.                                               

 

Visitors planning to stay in the United Arab Emirates for 30 days or less may obtain a visitor visa available at no fee at the port of entry.

  • Travelers are responsible for their own passport and visa requirements and obtaining individual travel and medical insurance.​

  • Tours With Hart Inc. reserves the right to decline final tour confirmation without proof of insurance.

  • The U.S. State Department strongly recommends supplemental insurance covering medical evacuation.

Per Person

Double Occupancy

US$5635

Single

Supplement

US$1234

NOT INCLUDED

  • FLIGHTS, Passport & Visas 

  • Meals other than hotel breakfast except where specifically mentioned as being included.

  • Wine and other alcoholic drinks, room service à la carte orders, snacks and beverages; personal items, telephone calls, Internet and valet/laundry service and those items/services not specifically mentioned as being included.

  • Expenses incurred in making  additional or alternative, individual travel arrangements in conjunction with the Tour.

  • Fees and other items and services not specifically mentioned as being included.

  • Gratuities and porterage.

INCLUDED

  • Land travel by private, air-conditioned vehicle/s; occasional taxi

  • Accommodation | 10 Nights

  • Services of destination specialist and local, English-speaking guide/s as required by itinerary; excluding times allotted for independent activities.

  • ADMISSION                                               

    • Louvre Museum                                

    • Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital           

    • SMCCU: Cultural Breakfast               

    • Etihad Museum             

    • Sharjah Museums (3) 

  • All state taxes                          

  • A mobile, or just a sim card (voice & text) for those with unlocked phones, are provided for the length of the tour; excluding the cost of recharging. Traveler is responsible for loss or damage to phone and/or sim card.

  • MEALS

    • All breakfasts in hotels, plus SMCCU

    • Dinner (1)                                         

    • Meals include soft drinks or juice, coffee, tea   

       

PLEASE NOTE

  • Rooms are subject to availability on the date of confirmation. Should a specific accommodation not be available, a comparable room and/or property shall be offered.

  • This exclusive itinerary is limited to a maximum of 16 participants, excluding staff and guide/s. A minimum of four(4) participants is required for this tour. Tour is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18 years.

 

  • Activities require that you be in good health and have the ability to walk reasonable distances and be able to stand for extended periods as in museums and while visiting outdoor sites. Pack comfortable walking shoes that have been broken-in.

  • It may be necessary to slightly amend the program according to local conditions.

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