DUBAI • MAY 11-15, 2019
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 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. 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-minute journey through the desert on a traditional camel convoy. This is the most authentic way to trace the footsteps of Bedouin travelers.
Your Bedouin camp, lit with the gentle flames of traditional lamps, is nestled inside a private Royal desert retreat. As our guest, you will participate in cultural activities such as henna tattooing, 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 the red City Tour route. Marvel at the Burj al Arab and Atlantis The Palm on the green Beach Tour route. And don't miss the Marina and Souk Madinat on the blue Marina Tour route. Catch all the best sights of Dubai with your flexible hop-on, hop-off tickets, which also provides a wide variety of free extras, including admission to museums, a dhow cruise and a panoramic night tour.
MAY 11: NIGHT 1
Arrive in Dubai at 1pm. Transfer to Mövenpick Hotel. Free time. Evening cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and shisha party at Mövenpick Hotel
MAY 12: NIGHT 2
Breakfast. Big Bus tour. City shopping. Free time. Evening cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and shisha party at Mövenpick Hotel. Lunch and dinner on own
MAY 13: NIGHT 3
Breakfast. Morning Big Bus tour or free time. 3pm Camel Desert Safari pick up at Mövenpick Hotel. Lunch on own
MAY 14: NIGHT 4
Breakfast. Free time. Evening cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres at Mövenpick Hotel. Lunch and dinner on own
Depart Mövenpick Hotel 6am. Transfer to airport
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
Buffet breakfast daily
Executive lounge facilities
Evening cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
10% municipal fees
10% service charges
5% VAT (value added tax)
20 AED per night tourism fee
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
Sunset photo stop amongst the dunes
Dinner with soup, salad, main course and dessert
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
Over 35 stops
Dubai Creek Arabian dhow cruise
Entry to 10 museums
Dubai night tour
Desert sunset experience
Marina and Island Lagoon boat cruise
2 walking tours
EXECUTIVE ROOM (DOUBLE OCC) $1,095
EXECUTIVE ROOM (SINGLE OCC) $1,595
Available on a first-come first-serve basis
Payment in full is required with reservation
Prices subject to change
International flights • Lunches • Dinners • Gratuities
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.
SAMPLE FLIGHT ITINERARY AS OF JULY 18, 2018. COST $1,160 ROUNDTRIP
LOS ANGELES - MALDIVES FLIGHT • MONDAY, APRIL 29
MALDIVES - DUBAI FLIGHT • SATURDAY, MAY 11
DUBAI - LOS ANGELES FLIGHT • WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Price based on double occupancy group rate. Single supplement, extensions and tours extra • All prices subject to change without notice • Payment in full is required with your reservation. Monthly payments accepted • Refund (less cancellation fee) may be issued if reservation is cancelled four months prior to departure date and if another guest can fill the spot. All authorized refunds will be assessed $300 cancellation fee • No refund or credit will be made for dives or meals not taken by customers while on tour • Any deposit or payment made to Evan Sherman or Seasick Productions or any representative of Seasick Productions shows acceptance and acknowledgement of the terms and conditions as stated herein • Trip insurance is recommended in the event you must cancel your trip due to illness, etc. For information on trip insurance go to DAN’s website www.diversalertnetwork.org or the DiveAssure website www.diveassure.com • Responsibility: Evan Sherman and Underwater Exposures, Inc. dba Seasick Productions act only as agents for the owners and contractors providing transportation, accommodations, diving and other services • All tickets and vouchers issued constitute the sole contract between the supplier and the tour member • Evan Sherman, Seasick Productions, or their representatives shall not at any time be responsible in any way for loss, injury, or damage arising from any Act of God, Act of government, theft, sickness, customs regulations, delay, cancellation error, or any cause beyond its control • Evan Sherman, Seasick Productions, or their representatives accept no liability for the consequences of the personal activities of any passenger who, as a consenting adult, is deemed personally responsible for decisions concerning health, safety, fitness for diving, or any other circumstances beyond its control • Evan Sherman and Seasick Productions reserve the right, without advance notice, to make changes or cancellations, in part or in whole, as circumstances dictate.