Duration: 8 Days Dates: Oct. 12-19, 2019
Language: Arabic Time Zone: GMT+4
Currency: Arab Emirate Dirham (AED)
Black Travel Movement is heading to Dubai
October 12-19, 2019
The BTM Dubai experience is truly enriching. It will take you from the gold and spice souks in the old city to the desert for dune bashing and a barbecue dinner at a traditional Bedouin camp. A day trip to Abu Dhabi will allow you to take in the architectural wonder of the Grand Mosque. Plus, we will host our annual BTM Yacht Party and enjoy delicious lunch, cocktails, and a DJ as we sail around Dubai. Our 5-star accommodations at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai (the tallest hotel in the world) are just a short shuttle ride from The Dubai Mall which has over 1200 shops. There you can explore the Dubai Fountain, Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, ice rink, and the tallest building in the world the Burj Khalifa.
02. The Itinerary
Saturday, October 12 – Arrival
Transfer from Dubai International Airport (DXB) to JW Marriott Marquis, the world’s tallest hotel featuring 14 restaurants, bars, and world-class luxury accommodations.
Sunday, October 13 – City Tour and Souk Visit
See both the historical and the modern sides of Dubai on today’s city tour. Snap photos of the Burj Al-Arab, the sail-shaped hotel on its own artificial island, ride an abra water taxi across Dubai Creek, and more. Enjoy free time to shop at the gold and spice Souk and pick up your Abaya or Thawb for our visit to the Grand Mosque later in the week.
Monday, October 14 – Desert Safari
Today we’ll head to the desert safari in a Land Cruiser for a ride over the sand dunes followed by a barbeque dinner and belly dance performance at a traditional Bedouin camp.
Tuesday, October 15 – Beach Club BTM Party
You’ve worked out all year and today you get to bring out those swimsuits as we party through the late afternoon and evening at Azure Beach Club. Hit the runaway and show off those bathing suits, enjoy a delicious lunch, and dance through the day before heading back to the hotel.
Wednesday, October 16 – Abu Dhabi, Mosque
Today we’ll dress in traditional attire and head to Abu Dhabi to visit the Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world and an architectural work of art.
Thursday, October 17 – Free Day
You’ve seen much of Dubai and met some new friends so take the day to explore Dubai on your own. Use the complimentary hotel shuttle to go to the Dubai Mall and visit the Burj Khalifa. Check out the Hotel Atlantis the Palm, make your way to Jumeirah Beach, or take advantage of the many other activities Dubai has to offer.
Friday October 18 – Yacht Party
We’re going to sail around Dubai for the always live Yacht Party. Enjoy lunch, cocktails, and music by the local DJ
Saturday, October 19 – Final Departure
Goodbye Dubai – Transfers to the airport
03. The BTM Experience
Black Travel Movement makes travelers at every level feel at ease. On the BTM Dubai, you’ll be treated like a VIP whether you have a passport full of stamps or you are stepping outside of your comfort zone for the very first time. Upon arrival in Dubai, an experienced group leader will greet you at the airport. English-speaking local experts will introduce you to the history of the United Arab Emirates and help you navigate regional customs. Professional drivers will transport you between destinations in private air-conditioned vehicles.
When you travel with BTM you’ll stay in four-star hotels and dine on authentic culinary delights.
Professional group escort from arrival to departure
Private airport to hotel transfers with a professional chauffeur
Comfortable & centrally located accommodations
Experienced & knowledgeable local guides
Private & customized excursions
A group of like-minded travel companions who will become life-long friends
04. The Details
Hotel: 5 star JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
Flights in the air-inclusive package originate from LAX, ORD, and IAD.
If booking your own flight to Dubai, please plan to arrive the morning of Saturday October 12
If you are purchasing your own flight, transfer accommodations to and from hotel may be provided at no charge if arriving or departing with the group – based on availability.
Whats’s On Us…
If choosing the option with flight included, all flights are nonstop on Emirates Air with flights departing from Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC. (Travelers will be responsible for travel to one of these departure points.)
Airport transfers (with flight packages only)
All hotel fees and taxes
Breakfast at JW Marriott Marquis during operating hours
Other meals as mentioned in the itinerary
All tours listed in the itinerary
International airfare (if choosing the land only package)
Tips and gratuities
Credit Card Hold for Hotel Incidentals (Required)
Anything not listed as included
You Need to Know…
All deposits and payments are non-refundable 10 days after the deposit date
If paying in installments, monthly deposits are due by the 15th of each month
The full amount must be paid no later than September 15, 2019
We HIGHLY recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance as well as a medical travel policy
Please exercise discretion with regards to your physical limitations and abilities when deciding on your level of participation