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Dubai. Dubai
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 75.4 78.8 85.1 94.1 102.7 105.4 107.8 109.2 104.7 97.7 88 79.3
Average Low 55.8 58.3 63.5 69.4 74.8 79 83.8 85.1 79.9 73.8 65.7 60.4
Average Rainfall 0.276 0.835 0.571 0.24 0.051 0 0 0.059 0 0 0.012 0.205
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+04:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
United Arab Emirates Dirham
$1.00 USD = 3.67 AED
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Amman. Jordan
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 54.1 56.7 63 72.7 82 87.4 89.6 90.3 87.3 80.8 68.7 57.9
Average Low 38.5 39.6 43 49.1 56.3 61.9 65.3 65.5 61.9 56.8 48.7 41.4
Average Rainfall 2.496 2.429 1.697 0.539 0.13 0 0 0 0.012 0.26 1.102 1.937
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+02:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Jordanian Dinar
$1.00 USD = 0.71 JOD
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Dead Sea. Jordan
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 68.9 71.1 76.6 85.8 93.4 99.7 103.5 102.2 97.7 90.3 80.4 71.1
Average Low 54.9 56.7 62.1 69.6 76.5 81.7 85.3 85.8 82.9 76.5 66.7 57.4
Average Rainfall 0.307 0.354 0.299 0.169 0.008 0 0 0 0 0.047 0.138 0.327
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+02:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Jordanian Dinar
$1.00 USD = 0.71 JOD
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Madaba. Jordan
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 55 57 65 75 84 89 92 92 88 82 69 59
Average Low 36 37 42 48 55 58 62 63 60 54 45 38
Average Rainfall 1.2 0.9 1.0 0.2 0.2 0 0 0 0 0.3 0.7 1.4
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+02:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Jordanian Dinar
$1.00 USD = 0.71 JOD
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Mount Nebo. Jordan
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 55 57 65 75 84 89 92 92 88 82 69 59
Average Low 36 37 42 48 55 58 62 63 60 54 45 38
Average Rainfall 1.2 0.9 1.0 0.2 0.2 0 0 0 0 0.3 0.7 1.4
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+02:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Jordanian Dinar
$1.00 USD = 0.71 JOD
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Wadi Rum. Jordan
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 57 61 68 77 86 91 93 93 90 81 70 61
Average Low 36 37 43 52 57 61 64 64 61 55 46 39
Average Rainfall 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.2 0 0 0 0 0.2 0.2 0.4
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+02:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Jordanian Dinar
$1.00 USD = 0.71 JOD
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Kerak. Jordan
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 54 56 63 74 82 88 90 91 87 81 68 58
Average Low 39 40 45 51 59 64 68 68 64 59 49 42
Average Rainfall 2.3 1.5 1.9 0.6 0.6 0 0.1 0.7 0.3 0.8 1.5 1.4
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+02:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Jordanian Dinar
$1.00 USD = 0.71 JOD
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Al-Beidha. Jordan
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 56 59 67 77 85 91 93 94 90 82 69 60
Average Low 35 37 43 50 57 62 65 65 62 55 46 38
Average Rainfall 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0 0 0 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+02:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Jordanian Dinar
$1.00 USD = 0.71 JOD
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
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Ancient Jordan & Exotic Dubai

10 days/8 nights - from $1,999 per person Including airfare from multiple US gateway cities
Originally$2599 Now$1999 Saving24% Remaining309 Days
Take this unique trip via world class Emirates Airline and experience the treasures of ancient Jordan, home to a wealth of historic sites plus a stopover in fascinating Dubai. Begin with a tour of Amman, the capital city, where you visit the Citadel and the 6,000-seat Roman Theatre carved into the hill. The next travel to Dead Sea and enjoy a landscape, 1300-feet below sea level. Then take an overland tour from Amman on a 2000-year-old bibilical highway, pass by many historic sites and Mt. Nebo and arrive in Petra, where sits the Ancient Nabatean City, one of the wonders of the world. On your way return to Amman visit Wadi Rum, the vast desert, where you take a 4x4 jeep ride. Fly to Dubai for a 3 night stopover. Half-day city tour is included. Starting from $1999 per person, including air from multiple gateway cities, with guaranteed weekly departures.
Day 1, Sunday – Boston, Washington DC, New York, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles/Amman
Depart from Boston, Washington DC, New York, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles via Emirates Airlines for Jordan.

Day 2, Monday - Amman
Arrive in Amman, Jordan’s capital city, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. (Amman Cham Palace Hotel or similar)

Day 3, Tuesday - Amman/Jerash/Dead Sea/Amman
After breakfast, a full day visit of Jerash, ‘the Jewel of the North’ - one of the largest and most well-preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world outside Italy. A close second to Petra on the list of favorite destinations in Jordan, the ancient city of Jerash boasts an unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more than 6,500 years. The city's golden age came under Roman rule and the site is now generally acknowledged to be one of the best-preserved Roman provincial towns in the world. Hidden for centuries in sand before being excavated and restored over the past 70 years, Jerash reveals a fine example of the grand, formal provincial Roman urbanism that is found throughout the Middle East, comprising paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, handsome theatres, spacious public squares and plazas, baths, fountains and city walls pierced by towers and gates. Continue to the Dead Sea, one of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the world and the lowest point on Earth. Without a doubt the world’s most amazing place, the Jordan Rift Valley is a dramatic, beautiful landscape, which at the Dead Sea, is over 400m below sea level. This vast stretch of water receives a number of incoming rivers, including the River Jordan. Once the waters reach the Dead Sea they are land-locked and have nowhere to go, so they evaporate, leaving behind a dense, rich, cocktail of salts and minerals that supply industry, agriculture and medicine with some of its finest products. The Dead Sea is flanked by mountains to the east and the rolling hills of Jerusalem to the west, giving it an almost other-worldly beauty. Although sparsely populated and serenely quiet now, the area is believed to have been home to five Biblical cities: Sodom, Gomorrah, Adman, Zebouin and Zoar (Bela). Return to the hotel in Amman for overnight.

Day 4, Wednsday - Amman/Madaba/Mount Nebo/Kerak/Petra
After breakfast, drive along the 2000 year old Kings Highway; the ancient road mentioned in the Bible, which links prehistoric villages from the Stone Age and biblical towns. Stop at Madaba, ‘The City of Mosaics’; 30km south of Amman. Visit the town’s main attraction, the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George where the famous 6th Century Byzantine mosaic map of the Holy Land and other biblical sites is found. Proceed to Mt. Nebo, known as the burial place of Prophet Moses. The mountain, which rises to 840m altitude, offers a spectacular view of the Holy Land. Continue driving via the Kings Highway, which links prehistoric villages from the Stone Age, and biblical towns, to arrive at Kerak, the magnificent Crusader Castle built in the 12th century AD, which is situated on a hilltop about 1000 meters above sea level and surrounded by a valley on three sides. Kerak has been inhabited since at least the Iron Age, and was an important city for the Moabites. Proceed to Petra for overnight. (Old Village Resort or similar) (B)

Day 5, Thursday - Petra
After breakfast, a full day visit of the “Rose Red City” of Petra - a treasure of the ancient world. Celebrating in 2012 the 200th year of its rediscovery, the ancient Nabatean city of Petra was recently voted as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is without a doubt Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. In 1985 Petra was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begin your visit by enjoying a walk or a short horse ride from Petra’s main entrance to the entrance of the old city through the “Siq”, which is a 1210 meters long narrow canyon. As you reach the end of the Siq, the first and greatest monument of Petra slowly comes into view - this is the famous Treasury monument “Al Khazneh”. Petra is an extraordinary and unique place, which was built by the Arab Nabatean more than 2000 years ago. The Nabatean carved their monumental tombs, palaces, temples and treasury from the desert’s natural rose-colored rocks and sandstones. Petra was an important junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes that linked the Eastern world with that of the West. Indulge yourself, and allow our professional guide to walk you through the architectural and spiritual wonders of this majestic place explaining every detail. Overnight at hotel in Petra. (B)

Day 6, Friday   Petra/‘Al-Beidha’/Wadi Rum/Amman
After breakfast, drive only 10mins to visit Little Petra, ‘Al-Beidha’ an important suburb of the City of Petra. You enter the site through a narrow gorge called Siq al-Barid, the "cold Siq". The name refers to the circumstance that the high walls prevent sunlight from entering the canyon and warming it. The Siq is 350 meters long with three wider areas inside. It is believed Little Petra was an important suburb of Petra, being the entry and exit point for the trade routes to the north and north-west. Here the caravans from the Negev, Gaza, Jerusalem, Egypt and the Mediterranean coast arrived, had a rest and engaged in trade. Like in Petra, buildings had been carved into the sandstone, used as residences, storages and tombs, with water channels and cisterns. In one of the buildings you can find the remains of painted frescoes with birds, grapes and flowers, dating back to the 1st century AD. Continue to Wadi Rum, Jordan’s vast and echoing desert, for a 4x4 jeep ride. Stunning in its natural beauty, Wadi Rum epitomizes the romance of the desert. With its "moonscape" of ancient valleys and towering sandstone mountains rising out of the sand, Wadi Rum is also home to several Bedouin tribes who live in scattered camps throughout the area. Climbers are especially attracted to Wadi Rum because of its sheer granite and sandstone cliffs, while hikers enjoy its vast empty spaces. Wadi Rum is probably best known because of its connection with the enigmatic British officer T.E. Lawrence, who was based here during the Great Arab Revolt of 1917-18. Much of David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia was filmed in Wadi Rum. Return to Amman for overnight. (Amman Cham Palace Hotel or similar) (B)

Day 7, Saturday – Amman/Dubai
Transfer to airport for your onward flight to Dubai. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. (Savoy Central/Suites Hotel or similar) (B)

Day 8, Sunday - Dubai

Half day Dubai City Tour (shared) with English-speaking guide. Pickup: 09:00 – 09:30 AM (B)
This is a wonderful opportunity to discover the traditional city of merchants and modern Dubai. Our tour begins with a drive into the Palm Jumeirah dubbed as the eighth wonder of the world and head for a quick photostop in front of the Atlantis Hotel. We then drive towards the beautiful Jumeirah Mosque built in the year 1979 in the tradition of the Fatimid mosques of Egypt. Our tour is headed towards the famous Sheikh Zayed Road highway to view Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world from a long distance. Our journey continues towards the old part of the city where we pass impressive palaces of the ruling family of Dubai on our way to the famous Dubai Creek. Our guide then escorts us to the Dubai Museum and the Al Fahidi fort, which is a almost two centuries old and is a living monument of Dubai’s illustrious and prominent past. We then pay a visit to the famous gold and spice souk where bargains galore await. Your next stop is at a souvenir shop where you will have time to buy antiques, souvenirs, arts and crafts. Our city ends at the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel with a stop outside the hotel for photographs. Return to your hotel with wonderful memories.
Tour Highlights:

  • Drive to Palm Jumeirah island
  • Photo stop in front of Atlantis , The Palm
  • Photostop outside Jumeirah Mosque
  • Burj Khalifa
  • Dubai Creek
  • Dubai Museum
  • Gold and Spice Souk
  • Souvenir Stop
  • Burj Al Arab Hotel
Day 9, Monday – Dubai
Full day at leisure to explore the city on your own. Or, take day trip to Abu Dabi. (B)

Day 10, Tuesday - Dubai/USA

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and board your Emirates flight to Boston, Washington DC, New York, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles. (B)

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January 20, 27
February 10, 17, 24
March 10, 17, 24
April 7, 14, 21, 28
$1999
        
$590
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February 10, 17, 24
 
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February 10, 17, 24
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January 20, 27
February 10, 17, 24
March 10, 17, 24
April 7, 14, 21, 28
   
$1999
     
$590
January 20, 27
February 10, 17, 24
March 10, 17, 24
April 7, 14, 21, 28
    
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$590
January 20, 27
February 10, 17, 24
March 10, 17, 24
April 7, 14, 21, 28
     
$2099
   
$590
January 20, 27
February 10, 17, 24
March 10, 17
April 7, 14, 21, 28
      
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$590
January 20, 27
February 10, 17, 24
March 10, 17, 24
April 7, 14, 21, 28
       
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Tour Features

  • Round trip airfare from US gateway cities Boston, Washington DC, New York, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles via Emirates coach class
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Overland transfers with sightseeing stops as per itinerary
  • 3 nights stay in a double occupancy room in Amman: Cham Palace Hotel or similar
  • 2 nights stay in a double occupancy room in Petra: Old Village Resort or similar
  • 3 nights stay in double occupancy room in Dubai: Savoy Central/Suites Hotel or similar
  • Sightseeing tours with English-speaking guide and entrance fees
  • Breakfast daily
  • Airline fuel surcharge (subject to change) and government taxes and fees

Rates do not include
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, laundry, table drinks, telephone calls, etc.
  • Optional Travel Insurance
  • Any item not mentioned above

Remarks

  • If listed hotels or Emirates Airlines is not available at the time of reservation, alternative hotels at the same category or airlines could be used. Prices may differ.
  • During trade fairs season and during Christmas and New Year’s days, some hotels may require surcharges. The prices may increase.
  • Ticket(s) must be issued and full payment must be received 90 days prior to departure
  • Major credit cards accepted; credit card authorization required
  • Change and cancellation penalty ($250-$600 per person) apply once ticketed; Pacific Holidays’ general cancellation policy applies
  • Hotel upgrades, air upgrades, additional hotel nights, extensions to all Asian destinations and add-on air fares from various US cities are available

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