Explore the ancient and the modern on a 10 day trip to Egypt and Dubai! Colossal shrines to mighty pharaohs loom on the horizon, testaments to god-like rulers whose power should never to be underestimated. This is Egypt, a world of ancient history and mystery. In the Nile Valley, see the mysterious reclining Sphinx, the temples at Luxor and Karnak, burial sites of countless Egyptian monarchs in the Valley of the Kings, and the iconic Pyramids.Arrive in Cairo and tour the magnificent treasures at the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, then sail from Aswan past the High Dam and the iconic Temple of Isis at Philae. Visit the Valley of the Kings and the Karnak and Luxor Temples in a centuries-old city of pylons, hypostyle halls, colossal statues, shrines and obelisks.
Now you leave the temples of the gods behind for temples of luxury in Dubai. Glittering like a mirage, Dubai is a shining gem of the United Arab Emirates.Dubai has fast become one of the hottest travel destinations in the world, offering a distinctive blend of a cosmopolitan city life and timeless desert beauty. It's a place where East and West meet and mix in perfect combination, captivating travelers at every turn. Here, sunshine, shopping, seaside, and sports have earned the destination a world-renown reputation as one of the globe's most attractive and rapidly developing leisure vacation spots. Dubai is an intriguing land that combines old-world souks and modern shopping malls, rolling sand dunes and championship grass golf courses, remote Bedouin villages and an expansive array of five-star hotels. Here you will visit the Dubai Museum in the Al-Fahidi fortress, shop for exotic spices, and explore the imposing Grand Mosque. Venture along to Sharjah, the ''cultural capital of the Emirates and discover Sharjah's Museum of Islamic Civilization. The open air marketplaces of Souk Al Arsa and Blue Souk surge with excitement, featuring hundreds of local traders and souvenirs to consider taking home. Relax along Dubai Creek and enjoy traditional music, belly dancing, and exotic cuisine as you sail. See the incredible Jumeirah Mosque, the benchmark of modern Islamic architecture, and photograph the Burj Al Arab, the recognizable sail-shaped building that is considered to be the only 7 star hotel in the world. End your trip with an exciting dune bashing ride through the Arabian desert!