Dubai & Seychelles Twin Centre Holiday with tour of Meydan racecourse

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This twin centre allows a brief introduction to Dubai followed by a chance to discover the nature, wildlife & landscapes of Seychelles, staying at the boutique Hotel L'Archipel on Praslin Island. While in Dubai, we've also included a special excursion to the famous Meydan racecourse - home of the Dubai World Cup - and to it's stables and equine facilities.

On this holiday of contrasts, you'll be able to see many of the man-made wonders of Dubai that make it such a talking point. However, Dubai's fascinating heritage also awaits discovery, including Deira and Bur Dubai districts beside Dubai Creek and the atmospheric gold and spice souks. The JW Marriott Marquis is ideally located in the downtown area of Dubai, so perfect for 'old Dubai' as well as seeing its multitude of new sights, including the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Opera, and 'out of town' attractions such as dune safaris or even a tour of the amazing Dubai racecourse and equestrian centre. We've also included an App giving special discounts and hundreds of bars and restaurants throughout Dubai.

In Seychelles, Hotel L'Archipel is a boutique hideaway and perfect for Seychelles island-hopping holiday. With cottages dotted around its picturesque tropical gardens, many with stunning views over the Cote d'Or bay, it's the ideal base for exploring the fascinating island of Praslin; from small coastal villages, walks and treks, stunning beaches at almost every turn, to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Vallee de Mai - the national park where the Coco de Mer nut grows - the largest seed in the world. Praslin is also convenient for visiting other smaller outlying islands, including fascinating La Digue as well as others which are national reserves and home to rare, endemic species of birds and giant tortoises

The price shown is for June 2018 and intended as a guide. For alternative dates, durations and hotels, please contact one of the specialist Mahlatini team for a tailor-made quotation.

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Day 1

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Dubai International

Day 2 - 4

Upon arrival at Dubai International airport you will be met airside and assisted through all the airport formalities; this invaluable VIP service avoids any lengthy queues. Once through arrivals and collected your luggage, you are met by a member of the Mahlatini team for your private car transfer to your hotel.

To add to your Dubai holiday memories, we have included in this itinerary a special behind the scenes look at the state of the art Meydan racecourse - home to the annual Dubai World Cup horse race. The tour will include breakfast as well as a trip to the stables and to the racecourse itself and a close look at it's stunning facilities. We would also be delighted to recommend some of our Dubai excursions for you to enjoy. For the ultimate Dubai experience, take a Seawings Seaplane tour - taking off from the nearby Dubai Creek - and get a bird's eye view of all the iconic sights! Alternatively, take a private city tour and a trip up the Burj Khalifa, or see Dubai's heritage and take a dinner cruise on Dubai Creek. Talk to Mahlatini travel specialist for more information and let us book your preferred options in advance.

Room Type: Deluxe Room Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast

Day 5 - 11

7 nights at Hotel L'Archipel

Today you have a private transfer back to Dubai International Airport for your onward flight to Seychelles. On arrival at Mahe Airport, you will be met by a member of the Mahlatini team who will assist you to your light aircraft for your 15-minute flight to Praslin Island. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel by private car.

Room Type: Meal Basis: HB Half Board

Day 12

Today you will be transferred back to Praslin Airport for your light aircraft flight to Mahe. Here you will connect with your international flight home.

Day 13

Arrive at JFK

Tailor-made itinerary from $3,590 pp


  • International flights from JFK
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • Road transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • Dubai stable tour and visit to Meydan racecourse
  • VIP Arrival Service at Dubai - Fast-track through immigration & security
  • Guzzle App - restaurant & bar discounts in Dubai


  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Beverages


  • Outward Flight:
  • Overnight from JFK to Dubai International
  • Return Flight:
  • Overnight from Mahe to JFK

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