Highlights of UAE and Saudi Arabia

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  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 8-95 yrs
  • max group size 22
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-41257
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts/Ends Dubai, UAE/ Al Ula, Al Ula
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Admire the magnificence of Dubai’s ultramodern buildings and awe-inspiring landscapes
  • Embark on a Dhow dinner cruise as you glide along the waters of Dubai Creek
  • Enjoy an extraordinary BBQ dinner in a tented camp in the Desert of Dubai
  • Visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, one of the world’s largest
  • Discover Al Ula’s 7000 years of history, famous for its ancient tombs and Natural beauty
  • See Mada’in Saleh also known as Hegra Saudi Arabia’s first World Heritage Site
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The Highlights of UAE and Saudi Arabia tour starts in Dubai and ends in Al Ula. The Highlights of UAE and Saudi Arabia is an explorer tour that takes 9 days taking you from Dubai to Al Ula and through other destinations in Asia.

On this tour you’ll will uncover ultimate cosmopolitan cities of UAE and explore Al Ula, an ancient oasis that is inhabited for the last 7000 years in Saudi Arabia. Your journey will begin in Dubai, a glitzy city known for its towering towers, spectacular skyscrapers, and magnificent mega malls. Discover the major city highlights with a tour of Dubai before you have dinner onboard an exquisitely decorated Dhow. Later, prepare for a thrilling journey over rolling dunes deep in the heart of the desert, where you will enjoy a BBQ dinner and traditional belly dancing performance. Later, visit Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE. Take an ultimate Abu Dhabi full day tour and get advantage of an ideal introduction to the largest city of the Emirates. This city's skylines compromise modern towers and mega shopping centers. From there return to Dubai. Next day board your onward flight to Al Ula, where you can see fascinating rock formations and artistic masterpieces. Explore Mada’in Saleh, also known as Hegra, the first World Heritage Site in Saudi Arabia. At the beginning of the Islamic era, it was an important staging post along the pilgrimage route to Mecca. Al Ula Old Town offers researchers unique oral histories and living memory that the area’s other heritage sites cannot. Your journey comes to an end as you head home filled with unforgettable memories.
  • Day 1: Dubai Arrival
  • Day 2: Dubai – City Tour
  • Day 3: Dubai – Dhow Cruise Dinner
  • Day 4: Dubai – Desert Safari With Bbq
  • Day 5: Dubai - Abu Dhabi - Dubai
  • Day 6: Dubai – Al Ula (by Flight)
  • Day 7: Al Ula
  • Day 8: Al Ula
  • Day 9: Al Ula –
  • 08 Nights’ accommodation on a twin sharing basis at listed superior hotels or similar
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel
  • 1 Dinner at Dhow cruise
  • 1 Dinner at Desert safari
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • All Transportation in a deluxe AC vehicle
  • Service of Professional English-speaking guide
  • Dubai guided city tour
  • Full-day Abu Dhabi guided city tour
  • Meet & greet services upon arrival
  • All Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Regional airfare from Dubai to Al Ula
  • All local applicable taxes
  • Items of a personal nature, tips, and gratuities
  • Tourism Fee – AED 15 per room/per night: Collected by the Dubai hotel directly
  • Visa fees, if applicable
  • Items not mentioned as being included
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Highlights of UAE and Saudi Arabia tour. You can cancel the tour up to 78 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 77 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 14 December 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 14 December 2023, a deposit of 30% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 77 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Highlights of UAE and Saudi Arabia tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Highlights of UAE and Saudi Arabia tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.


All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age for children on escorted tours is 8. Minimum age on Safaris is 12. Minimum age for game drives in Kruger National Park (South Africa) is 12. Minimum age for Uganda programs is 15. Please note that many countries have adopted practices to prevent international abductions of children. If a person under the age of 18 years will be travelling with an adult other than his/her parents, or with only one parent, a notarized letter, granting authorization to travel, including the dates of travel should be carried.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travelers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed throughout the tour.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How to plan an Asia tour?

    Asia is a relatively large continent, so there are a wide variety of destinations to explore. Therefore, if you are planning a multi-country trip to Asia, the first thing you need to prepare is the list of countries you are interested in along with your starting and ending points. You would also need to decide on the best time for your trip depending on seasonal variations that affect each country. 

    After finalizing when and where to travel in Asia, you should make arrangements for all the necessary travel documents. These would include visas, insurances, Covid-19 test reports, vaccine cards, and so on.


  • Which countries should I visit in Asia?

    Asia has more than enough destinations to meet every traveler’s needs and desires. If you are into adventure, look no further than the mighty Himalayas. Go on an exhilarating hike to the base camp of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, or head for the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh instead. Thailand, with its blend of dazzling nightlife, rich history, and striking monuments, is the perfect destination not just for those who wish to let their hair down but also for travelers looking forward to being part of a memorable cultural experience. 

    Go on a tour to Cambodia, home to the monumental Angkor Wat, if you are into off-the-beaten-path destinations, or choose a Japan tour if you wish to discover how traditions and modernity can be seamlessly blended. The Maldives, with its numerous islands and beaches, is sure to provide you with countless opportunities to kick back on sandy stretches, swim in turquoise waters, and go island-hopping, while the rainforests of Malaysia and Indonesia are a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. 


  • What country in Asia is fluent in English?

    English is a widely spoken language in Asia, which means that you would not have much difficulty conversing with locals during your trip. Singapore ranks the highest in terms of its proficiency in the English language. The Philippines comes second, followed by Malaysia. Other countries where you will not face much trouble if you can speak English are South Korea, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China, Vietnam, and Indonesia. 

    You will find that English is part of life of a section of the population in all these countries. They have road signs in English (along with those in their native languages) as well as English newspapers. Public announcements are often translated into English in these countries, and it is not difficult to come across store banners and product labels written in the language. In addition to all this, locals are also accustomed to tourists, which means they can at least carry out basic conversations in the language. 

    However, please keep in mind that it is the urban population in the continent that has had the most exposure to the language and is better at communicating in it. The more you travel to the countryside, the fewer English speakers you will meet.  


  • How much does an Asia tour cost? What is the cheapest country to travel to in Asia?

    There are several factors that determine the amount of money you will spend during your Asia tour. These include the countries you wish to visit, the length of your trip, the type of tour you have chosen (group, private, luxury and budget) as well as other expenses like insurance, visas, and transportation. 

    Laos is probably the cheapest destination in Asia, with an average daily expense of USD 23 per person. India is yet another budget-friendly destination in the region when it comes to foreigners. Expect to spend between USD 35 to USD 40 per person, per day if you are a mid-range traveler. The average daily expense in Cambodia is slightly higher, at USD 50 per person. Japan and Singapore, on the other hand, are some of the most expensive destinations on the planet. On average, travelers should expect to shell out USD 130 dollars per person, per day while in these countries.    


  • How many days is enough for Asia?

    A seven-day Asia trip can give you a taste of the general highlights of two countries at most. Go for destinations in the same region, like Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos, if you are planning a week-long vacation to save time. A two-week trip gives you the opportunity to carry out an in-depth exploration of three countries. If you want to cast your net further and cover more ground, then a month-long sojourn would be ideal. This duration is enough to cover everything from the futuristic Tokyo to the backwaters of Kerala and the vast, arid landscapes of Kazakhstan.  

    Ideally, we suggest that you spend around three weeks in the continent if you wish to get under the skin of its cultures and people.


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