The Real Deal Vacation package to Dubai and Bangkok includes round-trip multi-city airfare to Dubai and Bangkok on Emirates; three nights in Dubai at Hyatt Regency Dubai; three nights in Bangkok at Dusit Thani Bangkok; daily breakfast; round-trip hotel transfers; all sightseeing ground transportation; the services of an English-speaking guide, including tours of the Dubai Museum, the Mall of the Emirates, and Wat Po, the Reclining Buddha; hotel taxes; and fuel surcharges; from $1,989.
When May 17, Sept. 20, 2012 ($1,989); add from $100 for May 3, Oct. 4, 2012; from $200 for Nov. 8, 2012.
Gateways L.A. ($1,989); add from $125 for Seattle; from $175 for New York; from $275 for Dallas; from $300 for Houston.
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Book By Apr. 18, 2012.
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Why It’s a Deal A recent search on Kayak showed that the lowest round-trip multi-city airfare from L.A. to Dubai and Bangkok starts from $1,420 with taxes for travel in mid-May (Emirates). Add to that $417 per person, including tax, for three nights at Hyatt Regency Dubai and $288 per person for three nights at Dusit Thani Bangkok, and you’d be paying $2,125 for just the airfare and accommodations. For $136 less than that, this package covers the flight; six nights’ hotel accommodations; daily breakfast; all ground transportation, including round-trip airport transfers and sightseeing with the services of an English-speaking guide; and all taxes and fees.
More Optional excursion packages are available in both cities for a fee, including, in Dubai, a dinner cruise aboard a dhow, a desert safari tour and a tour of the modern city, from $179; and, in Bangkok, a tour of the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, an excursion to Thonburi Klongs, the Royal Barge Museum and Wat Arun, and a show at the Ratchada Grand Theatre, from $159 (tours can be priced individually, as well).
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