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City, Desert and Seychelles

Dive into all that the Al Maha Desert Resort has to offer through camel treks, four-wheeling adventures and much more. Go from the excitement of the desert to fully immersed in the history of the magnificent city of Dubai. While staying in the world-renowned Armani Hotel, you will find yourself surrounded by some of the world's most glamorous retailers. Allow yourself some peaceful time to relax and recharge in a hillside villa in Seychelles overlooking the Indian Ocean. It's certain that the adventures in the desert, the awe-inspiring city, and the powder-sand beaches of Dubai will leave you breathless.

Trip Type: Adventure, Cosmopolitan, Sun & Sand

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Day By Day

Day 1 – Fly USA to Dubai
Today you will begin your Swain Destinations customized itinerary. Please note, international air has not been included in this package price.

Day 2 – Welcome to Dubai, UAE
Upon arrival, an English-speaking representative will meet you as you enter the public Airport Arrivals Hall.  You will be escorted to your vehicle and transferred to Al Maha.

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa
Al Maha is set in 225 square kilometers of pristine desert landscape just 45 minutes from the cosmopolitan city of Dubai, the thriving center of commerce and leisure in the Gulf. An oasis of luxury and enchantment, Al Maha lies within an award-winning conservation area where desert wildlife abounds.  

The finest international chefs ensure guests enjoy the very highest culinary standards, wherever they choose to dine - from the relaxed informality of Al Diwaan restaurant and its alfresco veranda, to the intimacy of a romantic meal on the private deck of a guest suite. With a variety of options from the Middle East and Mediterranean, and with special theme menus featuring Indian, Sri Lankan and Japanese dishes, Al Maha's cuisine is exotic and enticing.

Each of the 37 individual Bedouin Suites are 75 square meters and have a private temperature-controlled pool surrounded by a wooden deck; Handcrafted furnishings, antiques and artifacts; Custom-made super king-size bed; Spacious bathroom featuring a walk-in shower, king-size bath, a 'his and hers' vanity area; and Bvlgari amenities.

Starting Accommodation: Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa (L, D)

Day 3 – Day at Leisure, Al Maha
This day is at your leisure. The Reserve is 225 square km in extent, covering 4.79% of Dubai's land area.  It is pristine and features Dubai's most spectacular dunes and a wide variety of desert habitats. This reserve formally protects the quality of Dubai's biggest unique tourism attraction - the desert and the heritage of the region.

The Reserve provides a permanent refuge for Arabia's indigenous wildlife - the endangered animals, birds and plants unique to the region, extending the work which has been conducted by Al Maha over the past 5 years.

Guests are entitled to two complimentary on-site activities during their stay at Al Maha. Traditional desert pursuits, such as falconry, camel treks, horse riding and archery, recall a former way of life. For sheer excitement, an outing in a rugged four-wheel drive vehicle cannot be beaten. In contrast, guided nature walks offer a quieter and more informative way to experience the desert.

Back at the resort, with Mediterranean, International and Arabic cuisine, guest meals can be taken in the main dining room, Al Diwaan, or on the deck of your own suite. Timeless Spa, a world-class sanctuary of health and well-being, offers signature treatments featuring the exclusive Timeless range of products made from Arabic dates and frankincense.

Starting Accommodation: Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa (B, L, D)

Day 4 – Day at Leisure, Al Maha
This day is at your leisure to enjoy the Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa

Starting Accommodation: Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa (B, L, D)

Day 5 – Al Maha Desert Resort to Dubai City

An English-speaking representative will meet you in the hotel lobby at a predetermined time where you will be assisted to the vehicle nearby and transferred to Armani Hotel Dubai. Transfer time is approximately 50 minutes.

Armani Hotel Dubai
Envisioned by fashion icon Giorgio Armani, this hotel has a private entrance and occupies 11 floors of Dubai's iconic skyscraper, Burj Khalifa. It has a deluxe spa and direct access to Dubai Mall. The Armani approach goes beyond visual aesthetics, offering unparalleled levels of service based on the hotels signature lifestyle concept. Rooms of understated elegance feature curved lines are decorated with Japanese tatami and luxury fabrics. 

Armani Hotel Dubai provides sophisticated dining options in each of its 7 restaurants. Armani Hashi serves Japanese cuisine with a modern twist and renowned Armani Privé hosts the most popular club nights in town.

Guests can relax at the extensive Armani Spa, offering personal treatments and sequential bathing. Downtown Dubai is a great choice for travelers interested in food, and luxury brand shopping.

Starting Accommodation: Armani Hotel Dubai (B)

Day 6 – Traditional Dubai City Tour, Half Day Tour
Enjoy a fascinating historical excursion today. Our route takes us to the magnificent Jumeirah mosque; past modern palaces sprawled along the coast. In Bastakia we stop for a while to admire the old wind-tower houses built by wealthy merchants. Close by, stands the 150 year-old Al Fahidi Fort. Here, the Dubai Museum records the city's past as an important pearl diving and trading center. We continue our journey by Abra-local water taxi. As we cross the Creek we see the modern metropolis with its splendid architecture dwarfing the bustling alleys of our next destination, the gold and spice souks. This tour is private and changes can be made to suit your requests. Meals, refreshments and personal items are not included.

The afternoon is at your leisure.

Starting Accommodation: Armani Hotel Dubai (B)

Day 7 – Dubai City to Seychelles
Transfer Dubai City to Dubai Airport. An English-speaking representative will meet you in your hotel lobby at a predetermined time. You will be transferred directly to the airport for your flight to Seychelles. Once you have proceeded through customs, you will be assisted to your private vehicle for transfer to your hotel.

Four Seasons Seychelles
Welcome to Four Seasons Resort Seychelles. A brilliantly green coastline reveals tree-house villas perched on a jungle hillside. Lounge by your plunge pool, then stroll to the powder-sand beach - considered one of the island's best. Revel in days of barefoot ease, serenaded by tropical birdsong and scented by cinnamon trees and frangipani. Recharge the spirit with storybook adventure, exploring jungle and sea.

Boasting Spectacular Ocean and sunset views from the top of the hillside, ZEZ is the perfect place to dine. A breakfast buffet offers Continental and Arabic dishes, while a full American breakfast and some specialty dishes are available à la carte. For dinner, Mediterranean specialties include Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian, Greek and Middle Eastern dishes. The restaurant's open-air design takes full advantage of Seychelles' warm, sunny weather.

Located at the top of the hill, with spectacular views of Petite Anse and the entire Resort, the Spa is designed with a focus on solitude and seclusion. Five individual spa pavilions offer beautiful views of the Indian Ocean. A 580-square-foot yoga pavilion is connected to the Spa entrance by a timber deck. The space is available from sunrise to sunset for private instruction or individual yoga sessions.

Starting Accommodation: Four Seasons Seychelles (B)

Day 8 – Day at Leisure, Seychelles
This is a day at your leisure.

When it comes to planning the ultimate vacation experience, the Four Seasons understands the importance of one-to-one, personalized service, which is why the resort has a team of experts on hand to assist you. The Concierge is happy to offer all the expert local knowledge you need to explore Mahé, and the surrounding islands, by foot, car, boat, plane or helicopter. With so much to do, the Four Seasons can offer the very best advice, guides and connections to get the best out of your time exploring outside of the Resort.

Starting Accommodation: Four Seasons Seychelles (B)

Day 9 – Day at Leisure, Seychelles
Today is at your leisure to enjoy the tranquil Seychelles. Recharge the spirit with storybook adventure, exploring jungle and sea. With refreshing warmth and devoted attention, Four Seasons awakens the joy of fresh discovery.

Starting Accommodation: Four Seasons Seychelles (B)

Day 10 – Day at Leisure, Seychelles
This is your day at leisure to enjoy the Four Seasons. 

Starting Accommodation: Four Seasons Seychelles (B)

Day 11 – Day at Leisure, Seychelles
Another day to enjoy the Four Seasons Seychelles. 

Starting Accommodation: Four Seasons Seychelles (B)

Day 12 – Fly Seychelles to USA (via Dubai)
This morning you will be met and transferred to the airport for your departure flight to the USA. (B)

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DubaiArmani Hotel Dubai
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Please note all prices listed below are approximations and subject to current rate of exchange adjustments. Each itinerary can be fully customized to your interests and needs.

Twin Share
10/1/2020 - 10/31/2020$15,180
11/1/2020 - 12/6/2020$15,180
12/7/2020 - 12/20/2020$13,235
Single Traveler
10/1/2020 - 10/31/2020$25,255
11/1/2020 - 12/6/2020$25,255
12/7/2020 - 12/20/2020$21,355

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Prices are per person, twin/double share in USD. All highlighted savings are reflected in the price. Travel may be limited to certain days of the week. Hotels and tours remain subject to availability. Cancellation penalties and other booking or alteration restrictions may exist. Please note blackout dates may apply to Christmas, New Year and local special event periods. Pricing may increase over Holiday and special event periods and may not be reflected in price grid. Prices indicated remain subject to change without notice. Prices are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. CST #2012413-20 See our full Terms and Conditions: www.swaindestinations.com/terms