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Dubai Vacation, Tours, Travel Packages & Travel Experiences


  • Dubai was a desert just 30 years ago, but now you will be amazed by its transformation while on your Dubai vacation.
  • Modern Dubai
  • Jumeirah Palm Island is a must visit on all Dubai trips.
  • Take a Water taxi on Dubai Creek - always a popular thing to do on vacations to Dubai.
  • Dubai marina
  • Dubai at sunset
  • Aquarium in Dubai mall

Dubai is located southeast of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula and is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. It houses the largest population in the UAE and is considered the most moderate and progressive of all the emirates to be experienced on a Dubai vacation.

Early archaeological findings in Dubai date back to around 8000 BC, however, the Sheikhdom of Dubai was not formally established until 1833. By the beginning of the 20th century, the area was an important trading hub and with the discovery of oil in 1966, infrastructure began to expand. Just a few years later, in 1971, Dubai became the second emirate to join the UAE.

Thanks to the revenues from the oil industry, a construction boom began in the 1980s, continued in the 1990s and the pace with which it accelerated during the new millennium was unrivaled anywhere else. As a result of this expansion, Dubai has grown into a cosmopolitan region famous around the world for its immense construction projects including Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, skyscrapers, man-made islands and luxurious hotels, all to be wondered at on a Dubai vacation.

 

What are the top things to see in Dubai?

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

A relatively modern Mosque constructed from 1996-2007, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates’s capital of Abu Dhabi and a key place for worship during gatherings and prayers. 

Burj Al Arab

Built on its own artificial island and connected by bridge to the mainland. The Burj Al Arab’s designers wanted to create an iconic landmark for city of Dubai and took inspiration from the shape of a ship’s sail.

Burj Khalifa

Known around the world for setting numerous height related records, the Burj Khalifa was built based on gaining international recognition, investment, and improving tourism.

 

Dubai is considered one of the premier travel destinations in the Middle East. Shopping, whether it be in the world’s largest mall or in traditional souks is unparalleled. Dubai also offers stunning white beaches and endless water sport opportunities. A truly multicultural and global place, a visit to Dubai will not soon be forgotten.

 


 

United Arab Emirates Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to  a Dubai vacation in the  United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Learn about the history and culture of UAE, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about UAE's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering UAE for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our United Arab Emirates tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Dubai tours, why not consider one of Goway's Europe Tours

 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • Essential Dubai with Expo 7 Days including Airfare

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Discover the wonders of Dubai on this 7-day adventure. Begin with an afternoon desert safari over the dunes. Then experience the Greatest Show on Earth, the Dubai Expo, a six-month exhibition of food, culture, state-of-the-art technology, and entertainment from 192 countries.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,049
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas, Vacation Packages with Airfare
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  • Dubai and Seychelles Escape with Air

    DELUXE | VACATION PACKAGE WITH AIRFARE: Visit two incredible destinations on one convenient escape. First, relax in the Seychelles for a week-long stay in paradise. After lounging on the beach and snorkelling through coral gardens, connect to Dubai to explore the city’s modern wonders and head on a desert dune drive.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,799
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Vacation Packages with Airfare
    United Arab Emirates See Trip Details
  • Dubai & Maldives Escape with Airfare

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Experience the perfect “shop and flop” vacation with this combo of Dubai and the Maldives. Start in Dubai, where you’ll explore the futuristic cityscape and see the Burj Khalifa. It’s then on to the Maldives for 7 nights to relax in a beautiful private island resort.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,360
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Vacation Packages with Airfare
    Maldives See Trip Details
  • Historic Cairo, Luxor and Dubai In Style

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Explore three great cities on this one Middle Eastern vacation. Discover Cairo and its ancient treasures, including the pyramids, tour the coastal city of Alexandria, and see the temples and tombs outside Luxor on the Nile. Then connect to Dubai for 5 nights exploring the city of the future.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,757
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Explore Dubai Women's Tour

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Take a break from winter and experience the wonders of one of the world’s most futuristic cities on this women-only small group tour. Take advantage of the city’s luxurious shopping and nightlife in between visits to the towering Burj Khalifa, a desert safari, and a visit to the World Expo.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,499
    Trip Type:
    Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
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  • Signature Dubai with Expo 6 Days

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Discover the wonders of Dubai on this 6-day adventure. Begin with an afternoon desert safari over the dunes. Then experience the Greatest Show on Earth, the Dubai Expo, a six-month exhibition of food, culture, state-of-the-art technology, and entertainment from 192 countries.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,699
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    United Arab Emirates See Trip Details
  • Dubai, Cairo & The Nile Escapade

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Explore the treasures of antiquity in Egypt before seeing the city of the future in Dubai. On this 12-day vacation, you’ll explore the pyramids and see the Sphinx in Cairo before cruising the Nile from Luxor to Aswan. Then connect to Dubai to see the city and the surrounding desert.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,932
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Best of the Emirates Deluxe: Abu Dhabi & Dubai

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Discover Abu Dhabi, the metropolitan capital of the UAE with its melting pot of international cultures, styles and traditions. Then continue onto Dubai, the most vibrant of cities, where the best cosmopolitan, avant-garde architecture blends harmoniously with the mystique and culture of Arabia.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,598
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Private Experiences, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • One and Only Royal Mirage Dubai: Stays of Distinction

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: One & Only Royal Mirage lies on a kilometer of private coastline located opposite the prestigious Emirates Golf Club and 20 minutes from the city centre, Gold and Spice Souks and the desert.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,442
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Stays of Distinction, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Burj Al Arab, Dubai: Stays of Distinction

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Possibly the most luxurious hotel anywhere in the world, it is shaped like a billowing sail dominating the skyline. Nothing is missing from this 7 star property. No more to be said!
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,470
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Stays of Distinction, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Dubai & Mauritius Escape

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Experience the perfect “shop and flop” vacation by heading to Dubai and the island of Mauritius. This exotic vacation gives you two nights to explore the futuristic city of Dubai and shop its palatial malls before heading to Mauritius for four nights of relaxation and indulgence at an island resort.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 849
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Romance & Honeymoon, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Signature Abu Dhabi & Dubai Family Adventure

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Venture to the UAE on an unforgettable family vacation. This trip takes you to your choice of two parks in Abu Dhabi before heading to Dubai where you’ll spend 4 nights exploring many of the city’s family friendly attractions and activities to entertain children of any age.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,932
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Experience Dubai

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: This vacation is perfect for travellers looking for more than a traditional city tour. It combines a private tour in Dubai with a trip to Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi and nature experiences, including a sunset drive and BBQ and a full day Jeep adventure to nearby wadis and desert landmarks.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,345
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Private Experiences, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Best of the Emirates: Abu Dhabi & Dubai

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Discover the capital of the Emirates and unleash your inner gearhead at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. Connect to Dubai to explore the city of the future on a city tour and marina luxury yacht cruise. In between tours, enjoy the world-class shopping and see iconic landmarks.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,140
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    United Arab Emirates See Trip Details
  • Essence of Dubai

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Discover this most vibrant of cities, where the best cosmopolitan, avant-garde architecture and the highest standards of service blend harmoniously with the mystique and culture of Arabia.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 617
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    United Arab Emirates See Trip Details
  • Dubai Overnight Safari

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Experience the desert like the Bedouins do on this overnight glamping experience near Dubai. Ride camels, watch falconers put on dazzling displays, and sleep on a sand dune beneath the stars at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 447
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    United Arab Emirates See Trip Details
  • Dynamic Dubai

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Escape to one of the world’s most futuristic cities on this Dubai vacation. Explore the city on a private tour, head into the desert for a morning dune safari, and enjoy plenty of leisure to time to visit the shopping malls, sandy beaches, and landmarks such as the Burj Khalifa.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 671
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    United Arab Emirates See Trip Details
  • Dubai and Seychelles Escape

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Visit two incredible destinations on one convenient escape. First, relax in the Seychelles for a week-long stay in paradise. After lounging on the beach and snorkelling through coral gardens, connect to Dubai to explore the city’s modern wonders and head on a desert dune drive.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Private Experiences, Romance & Honeymoon, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Seychelles See Trip Details
  • Luxury Dubai & Maldives

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Experience the perfect “shop and flop” vacation with this combo of Dubai and the Maldives. Start in Dubai, where you’ll explore the futuristic cityscape and see the Burj Khalifa. It’s then on to the Maldives for 7 nights to relax in a beautiful deluxe private island resort.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,942
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon
    Maldives See Trip Details
  • Middle East Trio: Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Oman

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Discover the history and charm of the Arabian Peninsula on this journey to the UAE and Oman. Start in Dubai where you’ll discover its futuristic wonders. Continue to Abu Dhabi to see the UAE capital before you connect to Muscat to explore Oman’s desert castles, mountain peaks, and beautiful villages.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,770
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    United Arab Emirates See Trip Details
  • Signature Dubai and Mauritius

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Enjoy the best of both worlds on this city and beach combo tour. Start in the futuristic city of Dubai, where a dune safari and Bedouin dinner bring the desert alive. Then connect to Mauritius for four nights at a deluxe resort on the island’s sunset coast.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,530
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Romance & Honeymoon, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Mauritius See Trip Details
  • The Best of Dubai and Mauritius

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Explore the modern city of Dubai and the idyllic island of Mauritius on this shop-and-flop holiday. Enjoy some leisure time in Dubai and explore the desert on a dune safari before connecting to a beachside resort on Mauritius for four nights of relaxation.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,588
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Romance & Honeymoon, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Mauritius See Trip Details
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