The Real Deal Vacation package to Dubai includes airfare from New York City on United Airlines; five nights at the Holiday Inn Bur Dubai; all transfers and transportation within the country; seven meals including five breakfasts and two dinners; sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary; an English-speaking tour guide and an air conditioned tour bus; escorted tours of Dubai City, Abu Dhabi City, a traditional Dhow dinner cruise, and a trip to the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building; from $1,499 per person including all hotel and air taxes and fees.
When Mar. 12, 2013 ($1,499); add $10 for Mar. 5, 2013; add $70 for Feb. 5, 12, 2013; add $80 for Feb. 26, 2013; add $90 for Mar. 19, 2013; check Gate 1 Travel's website for more dates.
Gateways New York City ($1,499); additional gateway cities also available.
The Fine Print Airport taxes and fees are included in the package price. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is from $411. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
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Contact Gate 1 Travel, 800/682-3333, gate1travel.com.
Why It's a Deal A recent Kayak search shows the lowest round-trip airfare between New York City and Dubai starts at $882 in mid-March (United Airlines). Add to that $489 per person including taxes for five nights at the Holiday Inn Bur Dubai, and you're spending $1,371 on airfare and accommodation alone. For $128 more than that, this travel package gives you airfare and five nights in Dubai, plus several escorted tours with an English-speaking guide with an air conditioned bus, most meals, all transfers and transportation within the country, and all taxes and fees.
More Several optional tours are also available, including a half-day desert safari tour in a 4X4 vehicle for $69 per person, and a guided tour of the city of Sharjah, known as the "Pearl of the Gulf," for $38 per person.
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