Price range
From $8675 per person
Upcoming Date
26-30 April 2023
Tour Time
5 Days (Inc. Arv./Dpt.)

Itinerary

1 - Wednesday ( April 26 ) : Welcome to the UAE

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Activities:

  • Tranfser to the airport for an 8:00 p.m. flight to Dubai - Your group will be greeted with airport assistance and you will be guided and assisted through the formalities, making your journey much easier and more relaxing including visas, porterage and group arrival.

  • Drive to and check into the hotel

  • Dubai

: Dubai

2 - Thursday ( April 27 ) : Framing the Visit

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Crossroads to Civilization Museum - Starting with an overview of the Jewish community with Ross Kriel, President of the Jewish Council of the UAE, we will explore this museum, dedicated to the importance of universal values, such as tolerance and respect. This is the first ever Holocaust exhibit in the Arab world. Our host will be Ahmed Obaid Al Mansoori, a former member of the UAE Federal National Council and Founder of the museum.

  • Take an Abra, a traditional boat, to cross the Creek towards the Spice Market - Discover new flavors and learn about the traditional use of aromas to fend off anything from stress to insomnia. Next, take a plunge into the Gold Souk, where we will meet with a goldsmith whose trade has been passed down from generation to generation.

  • Lunch at Arabian Tea House - Enjoy an authentic Emirati lunch at the first authentic Emirati restaurant. It opened in 1997 and remains an oasis of peace and calm where tourists and locals come time and again, to journey back to the city’s past and explore its cultural heritage. Authentic style with turquoise benches, white rattan chairs, lace curtains and beautiful flowers, enjoy your cup of gahwa (traditional Arabic coffee) in the shade of an old tree

  • Sheik Muhammad Center for Cultural Understanding - Lunch at the Sheik Muhammad Center for Cultural Understanding along with an Emirati and ask any question that you wish to raise.

  • Visit The Frame - Rising 150 meters from Dubai’s Zabeel Park, the “World’s Largest Picture Frame”, offering up panoramic views of the skyline while framing views of iconic buildings such as the Burj Khalifa.

  • Dinner on your own

  • Dubai

: Dubai

3 - Friday ( April 28 ) : Abu Dhabi

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Activities:

  • Breakfast - Depart early for Abu Dhabi

  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque - Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

  • Lunch at the Emirates Palace Hotel - Joined by His Excellency Marc Sievers, AJC Abu Dhabi Director and previous US Ambassador to Oman, Huda Sievers, His Excellency Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, Director General of Abu Dhabi Tourism Board and Canadian Ambassador Marcy Grossman.

  • The Louvre Abu Dhabi is the only international branch of the famous Parisian cultural institution. It runs under an agreement between the UAE and France, signed in March 2007, that allows it to use the Louvre's name until 2037, and has been described by the Louvre as "France’s largest cultural project - The Louvre Abu Dhabi is the only international branch of the famous Parisian cultural institution. It runs under an agreement between the UAE and France, signed in March 2007, that allows it to use the Louvre's name until 2037, and has been described by the Louvre as "France’s largest cultural project

  • The Abrahamic Family House, slated to open in late 2022, will be a collection of three religious spaces: a mosque, a synagogue and a church, all of which will sit upon a secular visitor pavilion. The house will serve as a community for inter-religious dialogue and exchange, nurturing the values of peaceful co-existence and acceptance among different beliefs, nationalities, and cultures. - The Abrahamic Family House, slated to open in late 2022, will be a collection of three religious spaces: a mosque, a synagogue and a church, all of which will sit upon a secular visitor pavilion. The house will serve as a community for inter-religious dialogue and exchange, nurturing the values of peaceful co-existence and acceptance among different beliefs, nationalities, and cultures.

  • Return to Dubai

  • Shabbat dinner with members of the local Jewish community

  • Dubai

: Dubai

4 - Saturday ( April 29 ) : Abu Dhabi

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Activities:

  • Breakfast

  • Optional Shabbat services and lunch with the Jewish community

  • Museum for Future Innovation (MFI) - You will be escorted by the Founder and CEO of The Futurist Company. The MFI is a center of creativity and hope for our shared future, combining immersive theater and themed attractions, and inviting us to look beyond the present to the possible.

  • Walking tour of the art district Alserkal Avenue

  • Dubai

: Dubai

5 - Sunday ( April 30 ) : Abu Dhabi

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Activities:

  • Breakfast

  • Visit Mini Miracles Kindergarten - Visit Mini Miracles, hosted by Rabbi Duchman and Abraham Miracles Center of Learning (AMCL), with community leader and co-founder of the Jewish Community, Jean Candiotte, along with Jewish Agency Emissaries and JDC Entwine Intern, Jake Berger.

  • Meet with Rabbi Abadie - Senior Rabbi of the Jewish Council of the Emirates in the United Arab Emirates

  • Lunch at Kosher Arabia - Proof that new Alliances, Partnerships and Innovation are alive and well in 2022.

  • Burj Khalifa - Cocktails on the 152nd floor of the Burj Khalifa –-1,450 feet above the ground. Invited Guest: Representative of EMAAR – the developers of the Burj Khalifa followed by (7:30pm) dinner at (Kosher) Armani Kaf - located on the ground floor of the award-winning luxury Armani hotel. Invited Guest: Rabbi Abadie, Senior Rabbi, UAE

  • Transfer to the airport for return flight

: Transfer to the airport for return flight

Terms of Payment

Deposit is due immediately to secure the booking.

Balance for the trip is due no later than 45 days prior to first day of trip.

Please refer to our full Terms and Conditions here.

Cancellation Policy

Bookings can be cancelled within 48 hours, with a full refund.

Should it be necessary to cancel or postpone the tour due to force majeure circumstances, or Israeli government-imposed/air flight restrictions related to COVID-19,  a full refund may be possible, minus a $200 per person service fee.

For cancellations made:

  • Up to 45 days prior to departure, any payments made above the deposit towards the tour will be refunded. The deposit is non-refundable
  • 45 to 30 days prior to departure, 50% of the total tour cost per person will be refunded
  • 29 to 8 days prior to departure, 25% of the total tour cost per person will be refunded
  • 7 to 0 days prior to departure, the client will incur 100% of the cost of the tour

Should members of a group booking cancel their participation, their deposits cannot be applied to the balance payment of other group members.

All cancellation requests must be made in writing.

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