DUBAI • FEBRUARY 24-28, 2018

Dubai is a city of superlatives. The words first, tallest, deepest, largest, lavish, outlandish, and sumptuous aptly define Dubai. Here is Burj Khalifa, the tallest artificial structure in the world, the Dubai Fountain, the world’s largest choreographed fountain system, Burj Al Arab, the world’s only seven-star property, the Dubai Miracle Garden, the world’s largest flower garden with 45 million flowers. Here is where you find a series of 200 man-made islands in the shape of the countries of the world, an indoor ski resort, and let’s not forget that the police cars are Ferraris and Lamborghinis.

Here is where modernism coexists with tradition, 21st century technology with a heritage dating back to 3000 BC. The desert is barren and beautiful, the horizon dotted by camels, only today the camels carry riders using cell phones.

Dubai is one of the seven emirates that make up the country known as the United Arab Emirates or simply the “Emirates” or the “UAE.”  Located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf with a population of 2,327,000 residents, Dubai is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates.  Unlike the other Emirates, Dubai’s wealth is not driven by oil but by tourism.

So they’ve created a grown up’s Disneyland on steroids.

Come, join us on our second visit to Dubai. The memories will rival those of your spectacular diving in the Maldives.


MÖVENPICK IBN BATTUTA • 5 STAR HOTEL

Discover vibrant Dubai and immerse yourself in the authentic Arabian style of Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai. This luxury hotel is walking distance from Ibn Battuta Shopping Mall and the Dubai Metro, with easy access to Dubai’s top attractions. The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina and Jebel Ali Free Zone are nearby.

The 14th century travels of the Arab explorer Ibn Battuta have inspired the 396 rooms and suites, where intricate design details complement free Wi-Fi. Savor delicious cuisine from China, India, Arabia and the Mediterranean in the eight restaurants, bars and lounges or unwind at the rooftop swimming pool. Stay fit in the gym, enjoy a treatment at Safar Spa and take advantage of complimentary beach access and transfers to the Private Beach Club on The Palm Jumeirah.

 

CAMEL DESERT SAFARI

Take a step back in time and experience Dubai as it was 50 years ago. Your camel desert safari will take you on a stunning 45 min journey through the desert on a traditional camel convoy. This is the most authentic way to trace the footsteps of Bedouin travellers.

Your Bedouin camp, lit with the gentle flames of traditional lamps is nestled inside a private Royal desert retreat. As our guest, we will demonstrate cultural activities such as henna, falconry, music, dance, bread making and will provide the opportunity to learn how to prepare a local recipe handed down from generation to generation, before enjoying a scrumptious dinner under the stars. UAE History comes to life in this once in a lifetime heritage event.

Voted Number 1 Outdoor Activity in Dubai, Best Luxury Travel Company in UAE, Middle East’s leading Desert Safari Company and Business of the Year 2013


2 DAY BIG BUS HOP-ON HOP-OFF TOUR

Don't miss the chance to explore Dubai with Big Bus Tours. This dazzling city couples the classical with the modern, blending ancient Arabian culture with dynamic architecture and state-of-the-art conveniences. Hop on and hop off as much as you like to explore it all at your own pace with your Big Bus Dubai sightseeing ticket - visit iconic wonders such as the Burj Khalifa and make your own discoveries amongst the city's hidden gems.

Big Bus Tours showcases Dubai over 3 carefully designed sightseeing routes, with over 35 stops. See Wafi and the Heritage Village on our red City Tour route. Marvel at the Burj al Arab and Atlantis The Palm on our green Beach Tour route. And don't miss the Marina and Souk Madinat on our blue Marina Tour route. Catch all the best sights of Dubai with our flexible hop-on, hop-off tickets, which also a wide variety of free extras, including admission to museums, a dhow cruise and a panoramic night tour.


TOUR INCLUDES

MÖVENPICK IBN BATTUTA • 5 STAR HOTEL

4 nights Executive Room Twin, Double Occupancy
Airport Pickup from Dubai International airport
Airport Drop off at Dubai International airport
Buffett breakfast daily
Executive Lounge facilities
Afternoon tea
Evening cocktails
Evening Hors d'oeuvres
Internet access
10% municipal fees
10% service charges
20 AED Tourism Dirham Fee per night

PLATINUM HERITAGE CAMEL DESERT SAFARI

7 hours door-to-door
45 minute Camel Desert Ride
Pickup from Mövenpick Ibn Battuta
Drop off at Mövenpick Ibn Battuta
Falconry demonstration
Sunset photo stop amongst the dunes
Dinner with soup, salad, main course and dessert
Henna tattoos
Live bread making
Arabic coffee making
Aromatic shisha pipes
Cultural Emirati entertainment

2 DAY BIG BUS HOP-ON HOP-OFF TOUR

3 Different Routes
Open-top bus tour
Air-conditioned lower level
Pre-recorded Commentary
Over 35 stops
Dubai Creek Arabian Dhow Cruise
Entry to 10 Museums
Dubai Night Tour
Desert Sunset Experience
Sharjah Tour
Marina & Island Lagoon Boat Cruise
2 walking tours


EXECUTIVE ROOM (DOUBLE OCC) COST $975
EXECUTIVE ROOM (SINGLE OCC) COST $1,475

Available on a first-come first-serve basis
Payment in full is required with reservation
Prices subject to change

PACKAGE EXCLUDES
International flights • Lunches • Dinners
Departure Tax (if applicable) • Travel insurance (recommended) • Dive insurance (required) 

We require DAN or equivalent dive accident and evacuation insurance and strongly recommend dive trip/travel and equipment insurance.
There are no refunds for lost days of tours due to weather or other issues.