November - December 2022
Add to your World Cup 2022 trip a pre- or post-tour. Dubai is sure to delight you with its impressive skyline, posh vibe and exciting nightlife with some of the best rooftop bars and exclusive night clubs. The fastest growing city in the world is famous for sightseeing attractions such as the Burj Khalifa (the world's tallest building) and shopping malls that come complete with mammoth aquariums and indoor ski slopes. But this city has many cultural highlights and things to do, as well as all the glamorous modern add-ons.
This tour can be extended for longer stays and customised to fit all styles. Send us a request and we can tailor a package to suit your needs.
Day 1: Arrival at Dubai
After we meet and greet you at Dubai airport, a private transfer will take you to the hotel of your choice to check in. The evening is free for leisure time to start your acquaintance with Dubai on your own when you may enjoy a gourmet dinner at one of city's famous rooftop restaurants.
Day 2: Dubai City Tour
After the breakfast our guide with a vehicle will pick you up from the lobby for a full-day city tour. Today you will discover the best Dubai can offer. You will start at Dubai Marina, followed by a trip to Palm Jumeirah, a human made island. For sunset session you will visit the world’s tallest building, ‘Burj Khalifa’ to experience the world’s highest observation deck. You will then be driven to Souk Madinat Jumeirah, a colorful and vibrant market in an Arabian city discovering its charm at every turn. After the tour we will bring you back to your hotel.
Day 3: Free Time in Dubai & Dhow Cruise
Explore Dubai at you own or book an optional day trip to Abu-Dhabi. In the evening we will take you for a dhow cruise with dinner onboard. Enjoy fascinatingly unique views of modern Dubai Marina at a traditional wooden dhow with soft drinks and food included. After the dinner a transfer will take you back to your hotel.
Day 4: Departure from Dubai
After the breakfast, check out from the hotel and take a private transfer to the airport for a departure flight.
★★★✩✩ Rove Dubai Marina
Located in one of Dubai’s most vibrant and spectacular neighborhoods, Rove Dubai Marina is the perfect destination for leisure travelers. Surrounded by stunning high-rise buildings as well as a wide variety of shopping and dining outlets including Dubai Marina Mall, the hotel is nearby the beach and barely a few minutes driving distance from The Palm. Downtown Dubai and The Dubai Mall are just 20 minutes away. All guest rooms in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Rooms are complete with a modern bathroom including power rain showers and hairdryer; a sofa bed suitable for a child, desk and coffee/tea making facilities. There is a free ice machine on every room floor. A buffet breakfast can be enjoyed at the property and later meals are served at the restaurant. Rove Dubai Marina offers an outdoor pool.
★★★★✩ TRYP by Wyndham Dubai
A lifestyle hotel in Barsha Heights which is only 600 m away from Dubai Internet City metro station. All rooms are fully equipped with in-room streaming facilities in order to watch the latest digital content. A mini bar, in-room safe and bathtub and shower is available. Families can enjoy the spacious Family Rooms while Fitness enthusiasts will love the Fitness Rooms. The property features 3 in house restaurants and guests can enjoy the diverse from Greece, Eastern Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine.as well as a Coworking space, swimming pool and gym.
★★★★✩ Golden Tulip Media Hotel
The 4 star Golden Tulip Media Hotel is a 5-minute walk from Dubai Internet City Metro Station and next to Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City and the Knowledge Village. Facilities includes a swimming pool, sauna, hot tub and a fitness center which features cardiovascular equipment, a spa with massage service and steam room. Meals are enjoyed at Symphony Restaurant multi cuisine prepared with fresh seasonal ingredients, fresh coffee is served at Ristretto coffee shop.
★★★★★ Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront boasts a prime location adjacent to the near by Dubai Canal in Business Bay. There is an outdoor pool and a fitness centre at the property. It offers 432 rooms, including family rooms and suites with fantastic views. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV.All rooms have a private bathroom fitted with a bath. Extras include bathrobes and slippers. The property offers a wide range of bars & restraunts, including Fire Lake Grill House and Cocktail Bar, The Larder, Makar Scottish bar, and Abraj Cafe. Guests can enjoy the pool and the terrace overlooking the Dubai Canal, kid's pool & club, spa, gym, salons and gift shops.
★★★★★ InterContinental Dubai Marina
Set in the heart of Dubai Marina, InterContinental Dubai Marina features an outdoor pool, nine food and beverage venues, and scenic views of the Marina. The Beach at JBR is 10 minutes’ walk from the property. Blending contemporary art and distinctive architecture, each of the 328 guestrooms, suites and residences features 40 inch flat-screen TV, complimentary WiFi and a working desk. Tea/coffee maker is also available. Accents Restaurant is inspired by flavors and feel from around the world. Marina Social by celebrity chef Jason Atherton serves Mediterranean inspired platters. For a relaxed evening the hotel offers Urban Shisha Lounge. Featuring 6 treatment suites, the spa offers a range of massage therapies with various intensities. Guests can work out at the fitness centre or enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool.
★★★★★ Grosvenor House Dubai
Located on Dubai Marina promenade, the 5-star Grosvenor House offers panoramic views of Dubai Marina, personalised butler service, an outdoor pool, free WiFi and an extensive range of culinary experiences. The modern rooms and suites include 42-inch flat-screen TVs and floor-to-ceiling windows. The marble bathroom comes with Byredo amenities, a soaking tub and rain shower. Some rooms offer a balcony and Club Lounge access. Grosvenor House's dining options include a weekly seafood buffet at Sloane’s, and the lively Buddha Bar & Restaurant which serves far-east and Asia cuisine and inventive cocktails. Bar 44 offers top-floor views of the Dubai Marina. Guests have full access to the beach, pool and leisure facilities at Grosvenor's sister hotel, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa. A free shuttle service to Le Royal is offered. B/Attitude and Retreat Spa offer a variety of treatments including massages.
From ancient spice souks to palm-shaped islands and record-breaking architecture, the city’s neighbourhoods offer visitors so much to explore.
Popular with locals, residents, and tourists alike, Dubai Marina’s charming waterfronts are lined with skinny condo towers and a growing number of al fresco restaurants that stay open into the wee hours of the night. Pier 7, the Marina’s idea of foodie heaven, hosts seven unique restaurants on each level of the tower that rises from the middle of the pedestrian walk. Here, you’ll catch a stunning view of the Cayan Tower’s iconic twisting profile. Across the Marina, you’ll find Jumeirah Beach Residence (or as the locals know it, JBR), a neighbourhood of apartments conveniently located by one of Dubai’s most popular public beaches. Strolling along the Walk is a great way to take in some graffiti murals and modern art pieces while enjoying a stunning view of the Persian Gulf.
The area around Burj Khalifa has become the city’s new centre of gravity, and is home to many of the newest, most exciting attractions Dubai has to offer. It is a lively area, packed with plenty of hotels and restaurants, and one of the world’s largest shopping centres, Dubai Mall. Stay here for Dubai Opera, The Dubai Fountain – and, of course, the tallest tower in the world, Burj Khalifa. Dinner at Souk Al Bahar, complete with a fountain view, is not to be missed. As well as amazing facilities, the downtown area is also home to the restored historic quarter, Bastakiya as well as the popular wild wadi waterpark. Great option for first-time visitors who want to experience Dubai in its entirety.
Located along the south bank of Dubai Creek, Bur Dubai is home to the majority of Dubai’s important historical attractions. Here you can walk through the city’s last remaining historic neighbourhoods, formerly known as the Bastakiya Quarter. The labyrinth of lanes, built in the early 1900s by wealthy textile and pearl merchants from Bastak, Iran, offer a glimpse into the once-sleepy seaport of old-world Dubai. Meander the narrow, winding alleyways past sand-coloured buildings topped with wind towers — the traditional AC of the Middle East. Wander deeper through the lanes to discover museums, shops, cafes, and galleries aplenty. Within easy reach, you’ll also find a handful of historic mosques and the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, a place for visitors to get a better understanding of the culture and customs of the UAE. By then, you’ll have worked up an appetite — satisfy your hunger with an authentic dinner at one of the many nearby Arabic, Moroccan, and Lebanese restaurants.
Dubai Design District
Dubai Design District, better known as d3, seemed to pop out of nowhere and go on to become one of the coolest neighbourhoods in Dubai. As the name suggests, here you’ll find a destination dedicated to all things design, fashion, and the arts. From runway shows to concerts and pop-up exhibits, the area is a bustling hub for creatives of the region. Grab a coffee and check out the numerous public art and design installations, or head to a nearby gallery to explore the latest exhibit. To cap off the day, take in Dubai’s stylish citizens while dining al fresco at one of the district’s many unique restaurants.
Deira (Dubai Creek)
Visiting Deira is like stepping back in time. Located on the northern bank of the Dubai Creek, the small port was historically the commercial centre of Dubai due to its convenient location along trade routes. The recent development of areas further down the coast have dimmed Deira’s commercial importance, but the neighbourhood stays true to its origins of days gone by. The Dubai Creek area feels different from any other place in the city — namely due to the lack of neck-craning skyscrapers in the immediate area. Instead, traditional wooden boats (abras) ferry passengers across the creek. There, the rustic streets of the Gold and Spice Souks await. Whether you’re in the market for fine jewelry, exotic spices, or a shawl in every colour, you’ll find all that and more at these traditional Arab markets. Take some time to wander the stalls, and don’t be afraid to haggle a little. (This is a local’s guide, remember?) Feeling like something new? Sample some camel’s milk or an Arabic coffee, both commonly enjoyed in the UAE.
The Palm Jumeirah
The Palm Jumeirah, one of the world’s largest man-made islands, is one of the city’s most recognizable regions. The palm-shaped island and its 17 fronds are mainly a self-contained residential district which is closed to visitors, but a ride on the monorail will take you down the trunk and the Atlantis hotel, giving epic views of shallow lagoons and private villas along the way. Hop off once you’ve hit the pink arches of Atlantis and you’ll find plenty of fine-dining hotspots, beach clubs, luxury spas, and unparalleled views of the Persian Gulf from the boardwalk.
One of the poshest areas in Dubai, Al Barsha is also known for Mall of the Emirates and other high-end boutiques and fashion shops. It surely is a shopper’s paradise. This lovely neighborhood also has several of the best attractions in Dubai like Tranquil Al Barsha Pond Park and Dubai Miracle Garden. A perfect “home base” for those looking to explore the city, this area is popular for both visitors and locals alike. Walk around its modern streets, try out the best dishes from their world-class restaurants, or just shop until you drop. Al Barsha is one of the top places with some of the best hotels in Dubai for tourists, and it’s not a mystery why.
Atlantis Aquaventure Water Park / from US$ 25
Get ready for a day filled with excitement at the Atlantis Aquaventure Water Park on Palm Jumeirah Island. Enjoy an array of thrilling rides that will push you to your limit, including Aquaconda, the world’s largest water slide that will catapult you and your friends on a wild ride and drop you into the largest fiberglass tube in the world! Grab a tube and ride the river that takes you on a journey through Aquaventure’s unique interconnecting waterways. Head to the Tower of Poseidon where you will experience record breaking rides that plunge you into tanks with sharks and rays. Take a break from the rides to relax on the private beach, shop, or eat at one of the 15 restaurants available to you. Venture into the Lost Chambers Aquarium to surround yourself with sharks, stingray, piranhas, lobsters, and seahorses in a maze of underwater glass tunnels. With an all day full access pass and activities for all ages, there is no better way to spend a hot day in the desert!
Marina Sightseeing Cruise / from US$ 25
A journey through modern Dubai, the cruise takes guests through the area surrounding the Marina, known as Canal City. This exciting development area is an awe-inspiring insight into the contemporary architectural marvel that is modern Dubai. Gaze in awe at the skyscrapers lining path of the cruise, and see buildings such as the Dubai Marina Yacht Club, the Dubai Mall, and other features of the famous skyline. See some of the most iconic parts of Dubai, learn all kinds of fascinating information about the city, and have endless amazing photo opportunities. A commentary is available in English throughout the cruise, and you can enjoy a relaxing selection of Western and Arabic music to set the scene.
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo / from US$ 29
See the true marvels of Dubai with a visit to the city's aquarium and underwater zoo. Dubai Mall is home to one of the world's largest suspended aquariums. The 10 million liter tank is home to over 300 sharks and rays and boasts the largest collection of tiger sharks in the world. Choose from two wonderful experiences: Researcher or Explorer. The Researcher Experience takes you on a comfortable journey through the Aquarium Tunnel, Underwater Zoo and Observatory, and even gives you a peek behind the scenes. Looking for an even more immersive experience? Go for the Explorer option and step into the Submersive Simulator to see white sharks, dugongs and other marine animals up close. Hop into the Aquarium Glass Bottom Boat to drift over the water surface and observe various creatures swimming below.
Dubai Fountain Lake Ride / from US$ 29
Watch one of the most impressive light and water shows on Earth as you cruise by the world's tallest dancing fountain — the Dubai Fountain — in the traditional Abra water taxi. At over 900 feet in length, the Dubai Fountain shoots water to the height of a 45-storey building to the accompaniment of classical, Arabic and world music. The fountain’s unique design comprising five circles and two arcs has long become iconic and its 50 colorful projectors create stunning light effects with 1.5 million lumens. While watching the dancing fountain on land is an amazing sight, a boat ride on the Burj Lake gives you a unique chance to see the performance up close.
Ski Dubai Ticket / from US$ 59
Take a break from the heat and spend a cold winter day in the middle of the desert at Ski Dubai! Feel your adrenaline pumping as you enjoy your day in the world's largest indoor snow park with 3,000 square meters of snow. Explore all the fun options available such as tobogganing, plunging down a twin-track bobsled, or watching the penguin show. The Snow Pass allows you to go on an unlimited number of rides so you will have plenty to do throughout the day! Didn't bring any winter clothing on your trip to Dubai? No worries - your ticket includes all the necessary winter garb and you'll even get to keep the gloves and socks!
Dubai Water Activities / Rates on request
One can find a wide variety of water sports in Dubai for adventurers of every stage, beginners and experts alike. Even the water sports prices are affordable and holidaymakers can indulge in them at least once on their Dubai trip. Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Speed Boating, Fly Fishing, Flyboarding, Seabreacher, Kitesurfing, Diving, Water Skiing, Wakeboarding, Windsurfing, Swimming With Dolphins are available!
Abu Dhabi Day Tour / 8 hours / from US$ 60
Get to know the UAE’s ultra-modern capital of Abu Dhabi on this day trip from Dubai. Stroll around the white marble masterpiece of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, admire views of the Yas Marina Formula 1 circuit and Ferrari World, and visit the Heritage Village to learn about Abu Dhabi’s pre-oil past and Bedouin beginnings. Informative guided commentary, round-trip transport, and Dubai hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
F1 Yas Marina Experience Abu Dhabi / Rates on request
While visiting Abu Dhabi, take a behind-the-scenes tour at the Yas Marina Circuit to see highlights of one of the world’s most advanced Formula 1 racetracks. Your tour includes visits to the race control room, the pit, the media center, and the exclusive Paddock Club. Choose either the morning or afternoon tour, then explore the island further on your own. You can drive a super car there, ride a motorbike or even cycle there (all these activities are to be pre-arranged).
Helicopter Tours in Dubai / 12 - 60 min / US$ 175 - 499
With its futuristic skyscrapers, manmade archipelagos, and vast stretches of sandy coastline, Dubai paints a striking picture. The most thrilling way to cover a lot of ground and enjoy sweeping views of these sights is by soaring overhead in a helicopter. See all of Dubai's most impressive sights—the Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al-Arab Hotel, Burj Khalifa, and the World islands—during a helicopter flight with an experienced pilot to point out major landmarks, capture amazing bird's-eye photos from a unique perspective. Light refreshments and onboard commentary included.
3 nights at the hotel of your choice
One-way flight Doha - Dubai or Dubai - Doha (economy, 20kg luggage)
Private transfers to/from the airport
Full-day Dubai City Tour (with Burj Khalifa "At the Top" tickets included)
Dhow evening cruise with soft drinks & dinner
All transportation during the city tour and dhow cruise
Buffet breakfast daily at the hotel
Meals not mentioned
I decided to use the Tour Service of the World Cup after some extensive research into the tour alternatives. These guys seemed to differentiate its tour Service by providing a more culturally based service with a healthy dose of Football and Fun. My experience was that it as well run ie they delivered on their promises. They have a health mix of local staff and Australian staff. The Russian staff had a great empathy for the challenges for us Aussies traveling in a country where you had no language skills they bridged that gap with there wonderful help. I know there are many alternative tours but this one certainly lived up to its name. I felt I discovered part of Russia but there’s plenty more to go!’ Overall just a great experience
The team at World of Discoveries were awesome. Didn’t put a foot wrong at all, the tours great, the people even better. Alex who followed us around everywhere was fantastic and the organisation by Varya was exceptional. Everything was made easy and extremely helpful 24/7, I don’t think they slept the whole time. Thank you, my dad and myself loved it
CENTRAL ASIA, I’LL BE BACK! Central Asia was on my bucket list for years but I was reluctant to travel alone and my partner did not want to go. I found World of Discoveries most helpful in arranging my age/gender travel companion in our small group tour in October 2019. Everything run smooth from inquiry to farewell dinner in Nur-Sultan The tour was good value for money. Most meals included and great. Lots of local experiences. Great people on tour, helpful guides. I would love to return to explore more of Uzbekistan and would love to visit Tajikistan (that was not part of the tour). Yurt experience was just amazing. Such a great scenery and heartily people.
Rick, Emily and John Stewart
Impeccable service, incredible Trans Siberian! In fact, the great services provided by your team started from my first correspondence with Julie. She has been very professional with providing details of the itinerary and assuring and re-assuring that the trip will be well-planned, It was because of her assurance that gave us the confidence to take the next step and book our Trans Sibetian holiday. And everything ran like clockwork from Moscow to Vladivostok. The Russian people were extremely friendly throughout. The Trans Siberian was a great experience and fulfilled our dreams. The scenery and ever changing vistas were spectacular. The train facilities were adequate but perhaps a shower facility in 1st Class would have been nice. I will recommend your services in the future!
Georgia in autumn! We had a wonderful trip - one that will stay with us for a long time. Everything was so well organized. All our guides were very informative, and accommodations were just fine. Pre-tour service was very good too and we had travel a lot. My husband’s grandparents are from Georgia and we wanted to explore family routes. All our guides were great in terms of looking after us and they really were so interesting to speak to. Altogether, we had a wonderful time and I would love to explore more of the region and visit neighboring counties.
Central Asia, beyond ordinary I was very precise regarding locations to visit and things to do and Julie was very attentive putting our private itinerary together. We skipped Tashkent and went straight to ancient cities of Samarkand and Bukhara, each worth a week stay to explore in detail! We then traveled to Pamir Highway which is a restricted access area, lots of papers need to be prearranged. It was well worth. Striking natural beauty absolutely recommend. From Osh, we travel through the most stunning landscapes to Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Each parts of the trip, cultural and adventitious, was very well prepared – as much as it was possible for Pamir, of course, with it’s changing weather, severe driving conditions etc. However our local guides served us very well and we really had no stress as all.