Discover a marvelous fusion of ancient and modern framed by golden desert dunes and sparkling gulf waters on this intriguing, eight-night journey to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Whether it’s your first visit or a return to explore more deeply, enjoy a multifaceted immersion into Emirati history and culture all while in the care of a professional travel director. Stroll through Dubai’s historic neighborhood and the colorful Spice and Gold Souks, then admire spectacular contemporary landmarks like Palm Jumeriah and Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. In Abu Dhabi, tour the stunning Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the magnificent presidential palace, plus learn about the UAE’s national bird at a falcon hospital! You’ll also chat with Emiratis during fascinating cultural exchanges and delight in a magical night at a desert resort, complete with traditional cuisine, music and belly dancing. Expert guides and lecturers, deluxe and first-class hotels, and an ample meal plan with wine at dinner round out this small-group experience. No single supplement!