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New Year Eve's 2023
Dubai & Thailand
December 30, 2022 to January 8th 2023
Start your journey of bringing in the new year in Dubai, the land that boldly and unapologetically leads into future by proving that impossible is an illusion.
Bangkok, is a rejuvenating tonic; the people seem
to have found the magic elixir. Life, a visitor feels, has
not been wasted on the Thais.
Dubai - Where tradition meets ambition!
With changes constantly afoot, no-one can ever truly say they’ve ticked Dubai off their must see list. Dubai dares to dream big – and then turn dreams into reality. It is hard to believe that just 50 years ago Dubai was little more than a fishing village that sat in darkness without electricity beside the Dubai Creek. Visiting Dubai teaches that ANYTHING is possible.
Day 2 : December 31st - Welcome to Dubai
From the moment you step off the airplane you will be impressed, awe-struck and mesmerized. After a late afternoon check-in, meet the ladies arriving from the Ethiopia tour. You will have a Dubai orientation before preparing for your extraordinary New Year Eve celebration, starting with dinner, followed by watching the famous fireworks at the Burj Khalifa and then on to party into the new year.
You KNOW how we do it! Since you will be living life like it's golden, the themed attire for the evening will be Gold Lame. Think more Beyonce, then the 80s! Dubai is a city known for pushing boundaries by not doing the expected, this is your day to do the same. Take it ALL the way there ... and then SOME MORE. Why not have a dress made. Do not forget to bling with bold jewelry.
Day 3: January 1st, Dubai - Going Global
Today, sleep in, you will need it after partying all night or head to the beach to recuperate under the sun! Your after afternoon will start with a city tour that will end Globalnista experience at the Global Village. The Global Village is the foremost of Dubai’s seasonal attraction and an introduction is probably not needed to describe the endless attractions and extraordinary carnival-like vibe of this multi-cultural environment. The Village offers ample opportunities for those who wish to experience something new and exciting. Besides exploring the culture and culinary flavors from all over the world, choose to engage in activities that are worth treasuring. Try Calligraphy, sign up for a crash pottery course, or gift yourself a unique souvenir by getting your caricature portrait done from a brilliant artist, among many others.
Day 4 : January 2nd - Dubai - Top of the World
Today, you will start your morning at the top of the world! The Burj Khalifa, dedicated to the UAE president is currently the tallest building in the world, towering over the city, at 2,717 feet tall with 160 floors, You will visit the observation deck on the 124th floor. The elevator speed is 10 meters per second, making the elevators among the fastest in the world. The Burj Khalifa elevator time to reach the observation deck on the 124th floor is 6 minutes of history and entertainment. After, you will visit the the Dubai Mall, at over 12 million square feet (equivalent to more than 50 soccer fields), is the largest shopping mall in the world based on total area. It has 1,300 stores and 200 food and beverage outlets, along with the largest indoor aquarium and a gold souk. Bring your good credit card! :) Maybe buy an abayas for the group photo shoot at the Grand Mosque when in Abu Dhabi. After free time to shop, meet the group at the hotel for a later afternoon desert safari.
Be ready for a thrilling desert safari in Dubai starting with dune bashing in 4-wheel drive Land Cruiser. We highly recommended only having a light meal before your trip. The drive will be an exhilarating roller-coaster of a ride while watching the sunset over the dunes en route to the campsite, for a barbeque under the stars with live entertainment.
Day 5: January 3rd, Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second-most populous city of the United Arab Emirates (after Dubai). The will include visit to the Heritage Village to learn the history of the UAE, a Ferrari World shopping experience, and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one the world’s largest mosques and a massive architectural work of art that intentionally blends different Islamic architectural. It features 82 domes, more than 1,000 columns, 24-carat-gold gilded chandeliers and the world's largest hand-knotted carpet. The main prayer hall is dominated by one of the world’s largest chandeliers. Early evening return to Dubai for dinner and your flight to Thailand.
Thailand - The land of Smiles
One of the most visited destinations in the world, Thailand — the Land of Smiles, continues to impress with its majestic appeal, scenic beauty and warm hospitality. Serenity is everywhere in Thailand, you can feel it in every person you meet – traders, monks or children – and it’s so contagious that pushes you to see everything with new eyes.
Day 6: January 4th, Welcome to Thailand
After a full day in Abu Dhab and the late night flight from Dubai, arrive in Thailand to rest before your first day of activities.
Bangkok, one of the most vibrant capitals in Southeast Asia expresses Thailand's uncanny ability to blend the old with the new. The day will start with a walking tour, then you will cross the Chao Phraya River by ferry to explore Thonburi, a former capital city of Thailand. The day continues to Rattanakosin Island to visit Wat Pho -- the temple of the massive Reclining Buddha, temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the Grand Palace is the oldest temple in Bangkok.
A magnetic destination, Bangkok is also packed with flavor, from sweet and sour to spicy, yet always delicious. hey say that you can’t know the city until you have wandered through its markets.
Day 7: January 5th, Get Cooking
Thai cuisine is just like its capital: a delicious maelstrom of mixed, taste, colors and smells. Today you will learn “Sum tap Thai” or the way Thais eat at a cooking class bursting of hot, sour, sweet,and salt flavors using fresh ingredients, like spicy chilies, lime juice, fish sauce, coconut milk, and palm sugar. Enjoy lunch with the family of instructors.
Sleep off your lunch while traveling to province of Samut Prakan to explore the world's largest outdoor museum, Mueang Boran also know as the Ancient City, which is 200 acres of landscaped gardens and tiny islands preserving Thailand's cultural heritage. Straight out of myths, the mountain of Sumeru is the residence of spirits, considered as the center of the world in Buddhist and Hindu cosmology. This monument is at the center of Mueang Boran, surrounded by a lake and a reproduction of a sea monster. Mueang Boran is history lovers and photo enthusiasts wonderland.
Day 8: January 6th, Pattaya
They say that you can’t know Thailand until you have wandered through its markets. This morning you travel to the beach city of Pattaya. The floating market in Pattaya, known as the four regions market is the biggest of its kind in all of Thailand. With over 120 vendors, the market is an unique blend of the four diverse regions of Thailand; Northern, Southern, Central, and North Eastern (hence the name; Four regions market). You will float down river before having time to explore the shops and food from the different regions.
Mid-day toss off your street-wear cover-up and heat to the beach to relax under under the sun. Before heading back to Bangkok, enjoy the stunning over water sunset, followed by dinner and drinks.
Day 9: January 7th, Free day
Today is you free day to explore alone or with a friend. Your local tour leader will give some suggestion or you could relax drinking cocktails while enjoying addictive Thai massage. Shop. Eat. Massage. Repeat
You last night will be spent under the stars at an breathtaking rooftop location.
Day 10: Until Next Time
Take the group transfer to the airport and return home with warm memories of bring in the new year in Dubai and Thailand.
NYE Dubai and Thailand
3/4 Star Ground Package
Per-Person Based on Double Occupancy
No travel buddy? No problem!
A roommate can be assigned
Ground Package Include:
Group airport/hotel transfers, accommodations, orientation meal,
cultural tours, New Year Eve party, day trips to Abu Dhabi and Pattaya
Monthly payment plan available for
a one time $49 set-up & processing fee.
$599 Deposit Required
with monthly payments
Early sign-up savings of $125
($76 discount and no payment plan fee)
with payment of 1/2 the package price
by April 10th.
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