Dubai +Maldives

Dubai - United Arab Emirates

AN
19 reviews
May 31 - Jun 8, 2024
Group size: 1 - 20
Dubai +Maldives
Dubai - United Arab Emirates

19 reviews

May 31 - Jun 8, 2024
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip

Dubai
Set in one of the most exclusive parts of the world Dubai offers endless amount of attractions to ensure a fun-filled and unforgettable holiday.
From impressive range of architecture, glorious hotels, beaches and exciting activities Dubai is place that is alive with attractions to both thrill and marvel at.


Maldives (Optional Extension - Additional cost)
The Maldives is a paradise island dream, with secluded islands scattered like jewels across the ocean, each enveloped by a crystal-clear water and diamond-white sands.
The Maldives is the dream holiday for those looking for secluded luxury that you will never want to relinquish. Many of the resorts feature fabulous beach and pools villas and extravagant water villas for those looking for something a bit special.


This is a perfect mix for those looking for a lively city trip coupled with a relaxing break.

Trip Details

There's nothing like Hot Summer Nights!

Bedouin culture, camel rides and fast four-wheel-drives rolling over the dunes –Dubai's desert landscape offers much more than you would ever expect. It’s time to take that much-needed break with this customizable 4 night 5 days package 9w/ optional extension to Maldives).  Dubai does everything to the extreme, standing out for its uber-modern design in a historically conservative country. The soaring skyscrapers, palm-shaped islands, and golden beaches, paired with vibrant nightlife, luxury shopping, and world-class dining, make the city a sight to behold and be explored.


Maldives trips make it onto travelers' bucket lists for good reason. Spread across 26 atolls and encompassing more than 1,000 coral islands in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, white beaches and world class water sports - including diving with whale sharks - make it the ultimate tropical destination.  

Entry Requirements

This information is subject to change. 

 

Dubai

Effective 8 November 2022, passengers are no longer required to present COVID-19 vaccination certificates or negative PCR test results to enter the UAE. This is subject to change at any time. 

Please check the following before you travel: 

1. Ensure you meet entry visa requirements to visit the UAE. You can check if you need a visa here.

2. If you are travelling onward from Dubai or are in transit, you must still comply with the travel requirement of your final destination.

3. As destination requirements can change on short notice, you are advised to check for any updates with your airlines before travelling.



Maldives

 All international travellers must complete the Traveller Declaration form within 96 hours of arrival/departure.
For all arriving and departing travelers, a PCR test result is not mandatory. Additionally, this also applies to unvaccinated travellers.

 Imuga - Traveller Declaration (immigration.gov.mv) 


Hotel Accommodations (Dubai)

 4.5-star luxury property located in Dubai, UAE


Standing tall on the iconic Sheikh Zayed Road, Sheraton Grand Hotel (or similar), Dubai provides the ideal luxury accommodations, along with the perfect location for experiencing Dubai. Located ten minutes from Dubai International Airport and a five-minute walk from the closest metro station, our hotel offers seamless access to Dubai attractions, such as The Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Creek. Ideal for both leisure and business travelers, our hotel is also within close proximity to World Trade Center, Dubai Financial Center (DIFC), Coca Cola Arena.Enjoy modern rooms and suites overlooking the city, with Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience® Bed, Nespresso® machines and complimentary Wi-Fi.  
When guests enter Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai, they find thoughtfully designed spaces involving the four essential elements: Fire, Earth, Air and Water. The fireplace creates a cozy area within a high-volume space whilst the tranquil reflecting pool is an echo of Dubai’s shoreline. 


1 King Bed or 2 Twin Beds
Decorated with seamless, contemporary decor, our stylish accommodations provide luxury amenities and spectacular views of downtown Dubai.   All rooms feature the Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience® Bed, Nespresso® machines and complimentary Wi-Fi. 


Bed configuration (i.e. Kings, Twins, etc) is requested, but is not guaranteed.   

Hotel Accommodations (Maldives)

 4.5-star luxury property located in Rannalhi, Maldives

Featuring plush accommodation in the lap of paradise, choose from a Standard Room or upgrade to a Water Bungalow at the Adaaran Club Rannalhi (or similar).


Enjoy relaxing beach holidays in over-water and beach bungalows at Adaaran Club Rannalhi. Surrounded by clear waters and white sands, it features a spa, water sports and 4 dining options. Featuring private balconies, Adaaran Rannalhi’s air-conditioned bungalows offer the comfort of a seating area and classic wood furnishings. They have a flat-screen TV, Chinese TV channels and safe. Slippers are provided.

Transportation is solely handled by the resort via speed boat on combined basis and will not accept any other mode of transportation arranged by any other party.  
Transfer Details (excluded from room rate and is only accessible by speed boat transfer) 45 Minutes from Male International Airport. Advice flight details 48 hours prior to arrival.  
Return speed boat transfer price according to the stay date, stay date from 1st Nov 2021(Adult Speed boat transfer USD 165 per person. 


Standard Room
The 96 standard rooms offer elegant, Maldives accommodation at Adaaran Club Rannalhi and boast all modern conveniences while complementing the natural surroundings adding to the ambience. Our property which is featured among Maldives luxury hotels lets travelers choose from either a terrace or balcony view both providing unhindered views of the ocean crashing on golden shores or the verdant gardens. Step out of your sanctuary onto the soft sand and enjoy drinks or a private in room dinner under the guise of the clear blue skies.


Water Bungalow
When looking to spend your holiday upon the atolls of Maldives, accommodation will be a significant factor in creating the mood for your exotic Island getaway. The 34 spacious and secluded Water Bungalows at Adaaran Club Rannalhi offer panoramic ocean views giving access to the changing scenery when day turns to night. Imagine your own slice of paradise just a few feet away from the clear blue ripples of the sea. All Bungalows offer direct access to the clear ocean waters should you feel the need for a dip or bask under the glistening solar rays on the private sun deck exclusive to Adaaran Club Rannalhi Water Bungalows.


Bed configuration (i.e. Kings, Twins, etc) is requested, but is not guaranteed.   


Deposits and Payments

 
Your initial deposit is due at the time of booking, and your future payments will be charged according to the schedule you see on your invoice.   When booking double occupancy, your roommate must submit their deposit and traveler form within 24 hours of yours or booking will not be confirmed.  Pricing will continue to increase after the original deposit date has passed. Prices are subject to change without a deposit. 


Bank account payments are free, however, participants paying with card will incur any processing fees at checkout. 


It is imperative that you make your payments on time. ANSE payments plans are a privilege. We have carefully curated this plan to give you the most allowed time possible. Your payment is due by the 15th of each month. If you would like to set your payments to bi-weekly, please contact us to adjust your plan. It is your responsibility to make the payments on time. Any payments received (5) or more days late will incur a $25 late fee per person. If your payment is late after the 2nd time, your booking will automatically be cancelled and the next in line on the waiting list will take your place. 

If you have a history of late payments and/or cancellations, your payment plan will be adjusted according to allow for higher deposit and/or shorter payoff periods. 


Automatic billing may be available at no additional charge.  

Passport and Visa Information

Traveling abroad requires a passport valid for six months beyond travel dates. For this "escape" package, your passport should not expire before December 25, 2024.  You should also make sure you have at least 2 blank pages. 

Travel Insurance

All payments to Art N Soul Escapes LLC are non-refundable and non-transferrable. This is because ANSE has contractual agreements with hotels, airlines and other suppliers that will not allow us to obtain any refunds. This way we can keep our package prices lower than our competition and allow you to make monthly payments on your vacation. Therefore, we highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance with all of your vacation packages.  

Please do your own due diligence and select a supplier that fits your travel needs. There are many to choose from. We recommend purchasing cancel for any reason insurance because it will allow you to do just that. However, purchasing this type of policy is time-sensitive and is recommended to be done at the time of booking to ensure you receive the full benefit of the plan. 


If you need a recommendation, our preferred suppliers are listed below. Please use the following codes so we can track your insurance packages in the event any changes are needed. These are recommended but you may use whomever you choose. Click link to get quote. 


Allianz (ACCAM:  F208434)

TravelSafe  (ID: 13062)

Important Trip Information

Dubai Only:  Vacation package is priced for (5) nights with airfare out of JFK or ATL. Other cities may be available at an additional cost. 

Dubai+Maldives:  Vacation package is priced (4) nights in Dubai, and (3) nights in Maldives with airfare out of JFK.  


Baggage Fees:

Please be mindful of baggage fees when traveling to multiple destinations. Most flight packages will include 1 carry-on and 1 checked baggage. Excess luggage will be the responsibility of the passenger.  


Actual travel dates will vary. You will depart on May 31st, in order to arrive on June 1st. 

Air rates are estimated based on 2023 rates and is subject to change. If rooms sell out, we may request more, but rates will be based on the actual date they become available. If you wish to depart out of a different city, you may select JFK and indicate in the notes that you would like a non-group rate from your preferred location and we will adjust the invoice accordingly. Feel free to check with us before you purchase your flight to see if enough people are leaving from one location to qualify for a group rate. 


Final itineraries and flight information will be available at least 45-60  days prior to travel.

What’s included

  • 4-5 Nights Accommodation
    4 Nights+3 Night extension 4* Accommodations (Dubai+Maldives) w/meals (Maldives); or 5 Nights (Dubai Only) w/breakfast
  • Hotel Fees
    Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • RT Airport Transfers
    Shared transfers to/from airport to hotel (Dubai)
  • RT Airfare from JFK*
    Roundtrip Airfare will be from JFK if you are doing Dubai + Maldives. If you are doing Dubai ONLY, you have the option of leaving from ATL for no additional cost
  • ANSE Yacht Cruise
    Private Yacht Cruise (subject to Max # of travelers)
  • ANSE Host
    Access to an ANSE Team member throughout your stay
  • ANSE Exclusive Gift

What’s not included

  • Farewell Dinner (Dubai)
  • 3 Nights Maldives
    Extension-- not included unless purchased. Choice of Standard Room or Water Bungalow. all meals (breakfast. lunch and DINNER)
  • Roundtrip Transfers
    Extension --not included unless purchased. Arrival and departure transfer by speed boat in Maldives
  • Meals or Beverages
    Meals or beveragesnot included unless specified
  • Taxi or Ubers
  • Tips and Gratuities
    Tips for guides, drivers, maids, waiters, etc.
  • Travel Insurance
    Click Link In Details
  • Baggage Fees
  • Additional items
    Anything not mentioned in the package includes section
  • Optional Excursions
    Dinner in The Sky, Flying Dress, etc

Available Packages

Dubai (Only) Double Occupancy

This package is per person for those that WILL be sharing a room in Dubai in a STANDARD ROOM. This does NOT include the trip extension to the Maldives

$2,853
Deposit: $1,500
Dubai (Only) Single Occupancy

 This package is for those that WILL NOT be sharing a room in Dubai in a STANDARD ROOM. This does NOT include the trip extension to the Maldives.

$3,300
Deposit: $1,500
Dubai+Maldives Single Occ. -Standard

This Dubai package w/ Maldives extension is for those that are NOT sharing a room. 

$4,700
Dubai+Maldives DBL/TRPL Occ. - Standard

 This Dubai package w/Maldives extension is per person for those that ARE sharing a STANDARD room.  

  Rate per person is the same for double or triple occupancy.  

$4,900
Dubai+Maldives Single Occupancy - WB

 This package is currently unavailable for Single Occupancy 

$5,919
Deposit: $500
Dubai+Maldives DBL/TRPL Occupancy - WB

 This Dubai package w/Maldives extension is per person for those that ARE sharing a Water Bungalow room.  Rate per person is the same for double or triple occupancy. 

$5,200
Deposit: $500


Your Organizer


AN
Art N Soul Escapes
19 reviews
Hello, My name is Nicole; owner of Art N Soul Escapes Travel Agency. I've been in the travel industry for over 15 years and wedding planning for over 6 years. My passion is getting people to explore outside of their comfort zones. My love for travel has taken me to Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico, Africa, Asia, and Russia to name a few. I'm a firm believer that travel doesn't have to break the bank. Let me take the guess work out of your vacation planning and turn your dreams into a reality. No group is too big or small.

Reviews

GS
I had a great time on this amazing trip. The group we traveled with were fun and very easy to get along with and willing to try anything. We were able to see a lot of different sites and learn about the culture of the locals. The 5-star accommodations were exactly that and much more. Both locations were worth visiting, while Maldives would be your place to just unwind and relax. Dubai is your place to visit wonderful sites and shop until you drop.
By Gina S for Dubai +Maldives on Jun 11, 2024
My first cruise EVER. It was awesome. Thanks Nikki for being an amazing hostess.
By Kimberlyn S for ANSE presents Super Bowl At Sea 2024 on Feb 21, 2024
CB
I had a great time. Hope to travel again.
By Chan B for ANSE presents Super Bowl At Sea 2024 on Feb 21, 2024
Had an amazing and awesome time. The trip was very well planned and put together. Enjoyed the amazing group of women and the travel agent Nicole was fun throughout the trip. I really enjoyed Thailand it was beautiful and the food was great. This was my first time traveling with this group and I can honestly say it won’t be my last. Looking forward to traveling with them again everything was amazing
By Robin D for Thailand 2023 on Oct 23, 2023
RH
This adventure was one for the books! This was a fantastic experience as usual with Art n Soul. Nikki is a top notch agent, and will make sure your travel experience is excellent. The bookings and excursions were very well planned to get the most out of the trip. Thailand had so much to do and see, and we tried to fit it all into our week. I definitely look forward to the next adventure.
By Ruthie H for Thailand 2023 on Oct 17, 2023
Ruthie, Thank you so much for the glowing review. It was good to have you on one of our adventures again. Agreed--there is definitely a lot to see in a short time. And we hope that the long plane ride was worth it. Thanks for your continued support.
By Art N Soul Escapes on Oct 20, 2023
AN
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By Pamela P on 01 Feb, 2023
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I’ve used Art N Soul Escapes for small getaways as well as for grand vacays and I’ve always been satisfied. One of the main reasons I love this agency is because the agents are well-traveled and I think it’s important to work with a team that has experience with seeing the world. It doesn’t matter if you are going on a domestic or international trip, a solo vacay or family reunion Art N Soul Escapes is the best travel agency to use!! #BookWithArtNSoulEscapes
By Juléa Rosélita E on 23 Jul, 2019
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I had wonderful experiences with Art N Soul Escapes Travel Agency. This agency has planned five trips for me. And, I continue to use this agency because I always have positive experiences. From the prompt responses to my questions to the great accommodations and best of all the budget friendly payments arrangements. I would recommend Art N Soul Escapes Travel Agency for anybody who wants to have an experience vs. just another trip.
By Kristen P on 03 Nov, 2018
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