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Ultimate Dubai & Saudi Arabia

13 Days
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US$ 13,259

DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Embark on a luxurious adventure through Dubai and Saudi Arabia. See the futuristic city of Dubai and enjoy your beachside resort. Then connect to Saudi Arabia to explore the nation’s cultural and historical highlights from seaside Jeddah to the historic treasures near AlUla, capping off the journey in the capital Riyadh.

Your 13-day Middle Eastern vacation begins in Dubai, the city that defines the 21st century like no other. A city tour showcases the city’s iconic landmarks, including the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. You’ll also tour the Museum of the Future, one of the most impressive architectural structures in the Middle East, and have plenty of leisure time at your beachside resort. Continue the journey with a flight to Saudi Arabia and the coastal city of Jeddah, where you’ll enjoy a comfortable intro to Saudi culture on a city tour that takes you from the Central Fish Market along the Red Sea to the atmospheric old town of Al Balad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the nearby waters of the Red Sea, snorkelling through coral reefs and spotting shipwrecks.

Onwards to Madinah, the second-holiest city in Islam, where you’ll learn about the origin of Islam and the city’s continued importance for millions of pilgrims every year. Venture north to the oasis city of AlUla, where you’ll explore the surrounding natural and historic landmarks in the desert. Watch the sunset transform Elephant Rock into a silhouette of its namesake before rising the next day to explore the Nabataean settlement of Hegra. This rock-carved site was made by the same civilization as Petra and is undoubtedly one of the most impressive sites in the Middle East. After touring the desert Bedouin-style and seeing some of AlUla’s cultural highlights, connect to the capital Riyadh to cap off your Saudi Arabian vacation. A city tour showcases some of the city’s ultramodern infrastructure, as well as other key Saudi developments, including the futuristic city of NEOM. Al Masmak Fortress and the National Museum offer insight into the past before you end your trip with a farewell dinner.


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13 Days
Prices From:
US$ 13,259

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Day 1

Arrive Dubai

On arrival at Dubai's International Airport you will be met by Goway's local representative and assisted with your transfer to the hotel.

The balance of the day is at leisure to relax and enjoy the hotel's facilities or begin your  exploration of Dubai at your own pace.

Duration4 Nights

Fairmont The Palm

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    Fairmont The Palm

    Fairmont The Palm, named after Dubai's iconic Palm Jumeirah, is located on the world's largest man-made island shaped in the form of a palm tree. This beachfront Dubai hotel showcases unrivalled views of the Arabian Gulf and provides easy access to Dubai's attractions, the Dubai …

    Fairmont The Palm, named after Dubai's iconic Palm Jumeirah, is located on the world's largest man-made island shaped in the form of a palm tree. This beachfront Dubai hotel showcases unrivalled views of the Arabian Gulf and provides easy access to Dubai's attractions, the Dubai International Airport, some of the city's best shopping with Mall of the Emirates, Marina Mall and The Dubai Mall, in addition to numerous golf courses in Dubai. This Palm Jumeirah Dubai hotel features 381 guest rooms and suites, including two Presidential Suites and a Fairmont Gold Lounge - our exclusive lifestyle hotel experience. You don't have to miss a workout with the fitness centre and health club facilities, or can choose to relax at Willow Stream Spa.


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    • Bellman/Porters
    • Concierge
    • Fitness Centre
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Laundry Service
    • Parking
    • Pets Not Accepted
    • Safety Deposit Box
    • Spa
    • Wheelchair Accessible
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 2

Full Day Modern Dubai with The View and Burj Khalifa

If you're looking to check off all the iconic landmarks and world-renowned attractions of Dubai in one go, this modern Dubai city tour is the perfect experience for you. Visit all the record-breaking attractions whilst immersing yourself in this city of wonders. Stop to take photos at Ain  Dubai Ferris wheel, Marina Walk, the Souk Madinat Jumeirah, the Museum of the Future and the Dubai Frame. Take a ride on the Palm Monorail, visit The View at The Palm observation deck, the Dubai Mall and the Sky 148 Level at Burj Khalifa.

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day 3


Meet your driver and transfer to the Museum of the Future for your timed entry visit. The Museum of the Future is the first attraction of its kind. Built to transform the very perception of the future as we know it, the unique structure accommodates several immersive future environments exploring the future of space travel and living, climate change and ecology, health and wellness. Rising 77-meters above the ground with an instantly iconic exterior, the Museum of the Future is an empowering vision of the future.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

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Day 4


A full day to discover Dubai at your own pace or to enjoy the beachfront and sun loungers at your hotel. Ask about optional excursions in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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Day 5

Dubai to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Today is at leisure until your transfer to the airport for your onward journey to Jeddah. Upon arrival at King Abdulaziz International Airport, proceed through customs and immigrations. Once  you exit through the arrivals area you will be met by Goway's local representative holding a signboard with your name on it and then transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

The coastal city of Jeddah is a commercial hub sitting to the west along the Red Sea with the  second busiest seaport in the Middle East. It’s the principal gateway to Makkah, the holiest city in Islam, and sees over a million pilgrims a year on their way to perform the Hajj. Despite this, Jeddah is perceived to be the most liberal city in Saudi Arabia and is a popular tourist  destination, offering the beauty of ancient architecture mixed with the latest luxuries.

Duration3 Nights

Sheraton Jeddah Hotel

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    Sheraton Jeddah Hotel

    With an exclusive location on the fashionable North Corniche and breathtaking views of the Red Sea, Sheraton Jeddah Hotel boasts 172 rooms and suites featuring Nespresso machines, comfortable work spaces and memorable views of the city and corniche. Our hotel offers five unique event spaces …

    With an exclusive location on the fashionable North Corniche and breathtaking views of the Red Sea, Sheraton Jeddah Hotel boasts 172 rooms and suites featuring Nespresso machines, comfortable work spaces and memorable views of the city and corniche. Our hotel offers five unique event spaces that can accommodate up to 300 guests, including an intimate ballroom with private access that has long been a favorite choice for weddings and other momentous social occasions in Jeddah. The perfect place to get together with friends or co-workers and enjoy a great meal, our Jeddah hotel offers international dining experiences at Feast Restaurant with weekly theme nights and mouthwatering BBQ grills at Tropical Garden. Enjoy a rejuvenating stay with us at Sheraton Jeddah Hotel.

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Start the day at the Tayebat museum to gain background about Islam, Saudi Arabia and Jeddah, the city to be explored. The Tayebat museum makes a good base for a first talk about Islam. After visiting a selection of what is on display, let’s head out into the real Saudi!

Continue to the Central Fish Market, the hotspot where buyers and sellers come together.Squid, shrimp, lobster and a great variety of fish, some only native to the Red Sea, are all fresh and on display. Next, we learn more about the local cuisine on a ‘foodie walk’. Since Jeddah is a port  town there are influences from the region and beyond. Stroll with your guide, peek into shops and houses, encounter all types of people and ask them anything while sampling bits and bites of different local dishes and drinks (all dishes together add up into today’s lunch).

Then head to the atmospheric old town Al Balad, which achieved UNESCO World Heritage status in 2014. Its traditional multi storey buildings and merchant houses are an architectural  treasure trove. The roshan or wooden window covers are the ancient way to create shade and cool in this hot and humid climate, and they make these alleys especially picturesque. Visiting Al Balad is like a dive back in time with the buzz of trading, pilgrims shopping and the occasional tourist mixed in.

Later this afternoon enjoy sunset drinks on the city’s attractive corniche. Take a stroll along the  waterfront, admire the artworks in the ‘open air museum’ and relax on your ‘takwa,’ the smart Saudi picnic seat.

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Day 7

Jeddah and the Red Sea

This morning, experience the Red Sea! Hop on a private speedboat to enjoy the sea and sun. Snorkeling gear is packed to discover the wealth of underwater life the region is famous for. Discover different types of colorful coral and all sorts of exotic fish. These shallow waters make it fun for all levels. Top off the trip with a seafood barbeque, skillfully prepared by your skipper.

In the afternoon, drive for an unusual sunset. Jeddah’s Red Sea isn’t only rich with gorgeous marine life but also has its fair share of mysteries. Due to an unlucky combination of shallow waters, bad weather and technical difficulties, several ships have sunk along Jeddah’s coast. Some of these wrecks have been lying untouched for decades, attracting marine life from all over the Red Sea and giving a new life to these bulky giants. Make your way to one of these shipwrecks, set up your takwa picnic seats and take in amazing views of the sunset from the beach with a mesmerizing shipwreck right off the coast overlooking you. Look into the flames of your bonfire (If it’s too windy, a bonfire will not be possible), nibble away on some snacks and sip from your Arabic coffee while your guide recounts the stories of these ships.

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Day 8

Jeddah to Medinah to AlUla

Today is for following ‘the footsteps of prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him)’ to The Holy City of Medinah. His early followers undertook this journey on foot and by camel. Present day’s pilgrims go by Haramain, Saudi Arabia’s state-of-the-art high-speed train system, which makes it a short (under two hours) hop from Jeddah to Medinah, one of Islam’s holiest pilgrimage sites.

Medinah is one of the two holiest cities in Islam (the other is Makkah, or Mecca). Medinah is centered around Al Masjid an Nabawi, also known as the Prophet’s Mosque, a 10-minaret giant mosque that can accommodate 1 million people. Walk around the outside region of the mosque and watch pilgrims visiting. Later, enjoy a uniquely Arabic shopping experience with some browsing time at the city’s central market. After lunch with a grand view, overlooking the giant Prophet’s Mosque, resume your overland journey to AlUla by private vehicle (approx. 3.5 hr drive).

AlUla is home to Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. Situated deep in the desert, the draw to AlUla is its remarkable natural rock formations and canyons, extensive and varied pre-Arabic rock art, and immaculately preserved tombs built more than 2,000 years ago by the Nabataeans, and for most travelers the biggest highlight of their Saudi adventure.

Arriving in AlUla before sunset leaves ample scope for a visit to Elephant Rock. Set in golden desert sands and climbing into the blue Arabian skies, the rock (also known as Jabal Alfil) is one of AlUla’s most impressive geological marvels. It is interesting to see how the AlUla local government gave the natural site an arty vibe with their design make-over.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration3 Nights

Habitas Resort AlUla

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    Habitas Resort AlUla

    Welcome to our sustainable home of wonder in AlUla, an immersive experience where nature inspires creative expression, human connection and the pursuit of adventure.

Day 9

Hegra and AlUla

You’ll start the day with a visit to the Nabataean site of Hegra, which was the southern capital of the Nabataean kingdom, dating back to the first century BCE. Today, visitors follow their ‘rawee’ or storyteller, to explore several of the more than 100 well-preserved monumental tombs, most with elaborate facades carved from rock formations scattered around the desert.

Next, head for the green zone that is the AlUla oasis, and enjoy a cup of coffee at The Pink Camel, situated beautifully amid the date farms. Take a stroll where lush palm trees sway gently and the smell of citrus fills the fresh air, adding to the oasis-feeling that AlUla still retains. Follow the winding, shaded Oasis Heritage Trail through the orange grove, hear birds and imagine how the nomads of the past found water and refuge from the desert here.

Exit the lush oasis at AlJadidah, an area known also as ‘Art Town’ which has a colorful vibe with street art and art exhibits spread out in its walking streets. Continue exploring AlUla historic city, often called ‘the Old Town,’ a charismatic place that once sat at the crossroads of the Silk Road and the Incense Route, and that rewards a leisurely stroll. Recent renovations have turned it into a magical mix of ancient alleys and trendy restaurants and upmarket souvenirs shops.

In the afternoon, continue your exploration of AlUla’s landscapes with a helicopter (in season) to better soak in AlUla’s expansive vistas. Dinner at Maraya Social, located on the rooftop in the awe-inspiring Maraya Hall, the world’s largest mirrored building.

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No trip to Saudi Arabia is complete without a 4x4 excursion into the desert. And we start this day with an unforgettable sortie around the towering cliffs that surround AlUla. Following the ups and downs of the morning four-wheel safari, guests will settle down in the middle of the desert for a delicious Bedouin-style, sheltered picnic lunch, encompassing a traditional range of Saudi and other Middle Eastern delicacies. As true navigators of the deserts, we set up camp with protection from the sun and the finest of Arabian hospitality awaits.

Enjoy your remaining afternoon at leisure. Choose to relax and enjoy the facilities at your hotel or continue your exploration of AlUla’s landscapes with an optional activity such as a mountain bike venture off the beaten path into desert dunes or hike of the valley’s edge to better soak in AlUla’s expansive vistas. Your Goway destination specialist can provide more details if you like.

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Day 11

AlUla to Riyadh

ke a regional flight from Jeddah to Riyadh, the Kingdom’s modern capital. Arriving in Riyadh you’ll immediately see how rapidly the city is modernizing. From towering skyscrapers to long boulevards, shopping centers, mosques and luxury hotels, this is a city that is set to surprise you.

Let’s begin this afternoon with The Line Experience. This stunning complex of halls explains how The Line, the future main city of NEOM will be built and how life inside will be for its 9 million inhabitants. It’s an audacious urban development project with the most advanced engineering and design imaginable.

Continue to the Diriyah area, the birthplace of the first Saudi state called At-Turaif which ruled between 1744 and 1818. The UNESCO World Heritage site has just been stunningly restored to its former glory and is poised to become a cornerstone of the Kingdom’s tourism offerings. Discover all about the architecture and heritage at the site. Find out how the mud-brick houses were built, how homes were cooled during the hot summer days, and how people lived without electricity and common comforts.

Enjoy a scrumptious dinner at one of the high-society restaurants of the Bujairi Terrace!

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Duration2 Nights

Narcissus Hotel and Spa

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    Narcissus Hotel and Spa

    The grand heritage and traditions of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia are infused with contemporary luxury at Narcissus Hotel & Spa Riyadh. A tranquil oasis in the heart of the cosmopolitan downtown district, our 5-star hotel is a destination of privilege and style designed to far exceed …

    The grand heritage and traditions of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia are infused with contemporary luxury at Narcissus Hotel & Spa Riyadh. A tranquil oasis in the heart of the cosmopolitan downtown district, our 5-star hotel is a destination of privilege and style designed to far exceed the expectations of even the most discerning business and leisure travellers.

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Day 12


Today highlights the wealth of contrasts that distinguish Riyadh from any other city in the Kingdom. Visit the fabulous KAFD Grand Mosque, the spiritual center of Riyadh’s shiny new Financial District. Its award winning ‘desert rose’ design is a contemporary take on the use of geometry and ornament in Islamic architecture.

Also visit Al Masmak Fortress in the heart of the old town. A large clay and mud-brick citadel that witnessed the birth of a kingdom, the 150-year-old edifice stands as a reminder of Saudi’s storied past. Justice Square is another reminder of the past. Roaming this ordinary neighborhood on foot you’ll discover mud houses, just like in Diriyah, abandoned not long ago. You’ll learn more about Saudi history at Murabba palace and at the fantastic National Museum of Saudi Arabia.

Have your guide take you out for one final taste of Saudi cuisine before you can say ‘ma al salama’, goodbye, until next time.’

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Day 13

Depart Riyadh

At leisure until you check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport.

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* Mid May-End of September is the hottest time of the year to visit Dubai & Saudi. During this time sightseeing schedules will need to be adjusted to avoid the hottest periods of the day. Is it advised that clients visit at other times of the year if possible.


  • Meet and Greet on arrival
  • 12 nights deluxe accommodation
  • 12 breakfast, 5 lunches, 2 dinners
  • All transfers and tours by private vehicle
  • Medinah to Jeddah high speed train ticket
  • Private guided tours in Dubai, Jeddah, Medinah, AlUla and Riyadh as mentioned on the itinerary
  • Entrance tickets to the Museum of the Future in Dubai with return transers between hotel and museum (unguided)
  • Private boat trip on the Red Sea in Jeddah
  • Shared helicopter tour in AlUla (max 5 guests)
  • Private 4x4 desert trip with Bedouin-style lunch in the desert in AlUla
  • Private corniche experience with soft drinks and local snacks in Jeddah
  • All entrance fees for sightseeing mentioned


  • International airfare and airline taxes
  • Regional airfare and airline taxes from Dubai to Jeddah and AlUla to Riyadh
  • Meals & beverages not explicitly listed as included
  • Gratuities
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees if applicable


*Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

15 May 2024
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