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.

SAMPLE ITINERARY

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

MAY 15
Depart Mövenpick Hotel 6am. Transfer to airport


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
Buffet breakfast daily
Executive lounge facilities
Afternoon tea
Evening cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
Internet access
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
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 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

PACKAGE EXCLUDES
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 • $1,160 ROUNDTRIP

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

DEFINITIONS: “Company” is defined as Underwater Exposures, Inc. dba Seasick Productions, incorporated in terms of the laws of California, United States of America. "Company Affiliated Parties" is defined as the Company, David Haas, Haas Photography Inc., its directors, members, partners, employees, agents, consultants, suppliers, and contractors. “Guest” is defined as any person or persons placing a booking (whether provisional or confirmed) with the Company and who contracts with the Company for any of the Services together with his/her spouse, dependents and companions. “Services” is defined as the provision of accommodation, transport, transfers, scuba diving and snorkeling activities, tours or any other activities or services provided by the Company and the procurement by the Company of the provision of accommodation, transport, transfers, scuba diving and snorkeling activities, tours or any other activities or services by any Third-Party Contractors.

GENERAL: Price based on double occupancy group rate. Single supplement, extensions, additional services, and all other items not listed in itinerary are not included. All prices subject to change without notice. A $1,000.00 deposit per person is required with each Guest reservation. Company reserves the right, without advance notice, to make changes or cancellations, in part or in whole, as circumstances dictate. Any deposit or payment made to Company or any representative of Company shows acceptance and acknowledgement of the terms and conditions as stated herein.

CHANGES TO RESERVATIONS: Any request by Guest to amend or change a booking once it has been confirmed, may be accommodated by Company subject to availability. If Company is able to assist, a reasonable administrative fee may be charged. Any such administrative fees shall be invoiced to the Guest and must be settled as per the standard terms applicable to the booking. If the invoice is not paid within such time, Company may construe such non-payment as an act of cancellation on the part of the Guest and the provisions of the cancellation clause shall apply.

CANCELLATIONS TO RESERVATIONS: Refund (less cancellation fee) may be issued if reservation is cancelled four months prior to departure date and if another Guest can fill the vacancy. All authorized refunds will be assessed a $300.00 cancellation fee. No refund or credit will be made for Services not utilized by Guest.

FORCE MAJEURE: “Force Majeure Event” is defined as any event which is beyond the control of the Company, including, but not limited to a national strike, act of war, armed conflict, insurrection, civil commotion, terrorism or the threat of terrorism; any act of God including but not limited to lightning, earthquake, flooding, fire, cyclone, hurricane, typhoon, tidal wave, storm, volcanic eruption and other unusual and extreme adverse weather or environmental conditions; any event which falls within any of these categories that is suffered by Third-Party Contractors of the Company, who are involved in the receipt or provision of the Services; and or any other cause or contingency beyond the control of the Company. The Company shall not be deemed to be in breach of any of its obligations to Guest due to any Force Majeure Event. If the Company is affected by a Force Majeure Event, it may in its sole and absolute discretion, amend or cancel any of the Services or the remainder thereof, or to make any alteration in route, accommodation, transportation or arrangement in the event of the Services or any part thereof being rendered impossible, illegal or inadvisable.

GUEST INSURANCE: Company requires Guest to possess a dive accident insurance policy prior to using any of Company’s Services. Information on dive accident insurance can be found at the Divers Alert Network’s website: www.diversalertnetwork.org. Company recommends trip insurance in the event a Guest must cancel the trip. Information on trip insurance can be found at the Divers Alert Network’s website: www.diversalertnetwork.org or the DiveAssure website: www.diveassure.com.

RESPONSIBILITY: Company acts only as agents for the Third-Party Contractors providing transportation, accommodations, diving and other Services. All tickets and vouchers issued constitute the sole contract between the Guest and Company. Company or its representatives shall not at any time be responsible in any way for loss, injury, or damage arising from any Force Majeure Event, act of government, theft, sickness, customs regulations, delay, cancellation error, or any cause beyond its control. Company or its representatives accepts no liability for the consequences of the personal activities of any Guest who is personally responsible for decisions concerning health, safety, fitness for diving and snorkeling, or any other circumstances beyond its control.