Dubai, UAE

September 1, 2019 – September 7, 2019 
We stayed in Medinat Jumeriah for two nights and then Burj Khalifa – Armani for two nights and then one night in the Burj Al Arab.
We saw The Lost Chambers Aquarium in the Atlantis and had a backstage tour and then we saw the Dubai Aquarium in the Dubai Mall. We took a seaplane to Abu Dhabi and then went to Ferrari World Dubai than to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and then the Emirates Palace. Our last stop on the tour we visited Qasr Al Watan and the last night we ate at Al Mahara Underwater Restaurant with Nano after dinner we went up to the Sky View bar.
We flew Emirates Airlines to get to Dubai. It was the first time John and I had flown with them and boy were we pleasantly surprised. We will try and fly with Emirates as much as we can. I have a few videos of our experience at the bottom of this post.

Aquarium in the Dubai Mall

Palm Island

Atlantis The Lost Chambers Aquarium

Baby Sharks

Emirates Airlines

Haifa, Israel

July 16, 2018

We woke up early to go to Masada and afterward we visited the Dead Sea Spa and went into the water which was incredible. We had lunch at the spa.  After lunch, we drove to the top of a mountain to take a beautiful picture of the city and went to the ship.

July 17, 2018

Today we went to the Lebanon border and took a picture by the fence and spoke to a nice soldier. It turns out that he was half Lebanese and half Irish.  At the Lebanese border is the Rosh HaNikra Grottos after the Grotto we then went to Acre (Akko) and walked through the souq and had a nice fish lunch at Abu Christo.  After lunch, we went to this little town where we walked around a bit. Unforutanlety, I don’t remember the name of the town.

Follow us on our journey the next destination is Limassol, Cyprus.

If you would like to see what we ate while in Israel.


The amazing Dead Sea

Camel Parking
The Blue Caves in Israel

Walking through the Souq
John & Maria
Maria & Samantha

Jerusalem, Israel

July 15, 2018

This is a side note about our Tour Guide Zvika he was one of the best guides we ever had. He showed us all the best Israel had to offer. His business card is the first picture below. Tell him you want The John & Maria from NY Experience. I guarantee you will have a great time!

Today we were redirected to Haifa because the Palestinians were throwing missiles into Israel at the Gaza Strip. Our tour guide Zvika Livneh picked us up from Haifa and took us to see Caesarea. After dinner, Zvika took us for a walk around Jerusalem at nighttime.  I recommend doing that if you get the chance.

Follow us on our journey the next destination is Haifa, Israel.

If you would like to see what we ate while in Israel.

Our amazing Tour Guide Zvika

Our hotel lobby at the Waldorf Astoria in Jerusalem

The King David Hotel where famous people have their signatures in the floor of the lobby.

Jerusalem at Night