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Dubai & Abu Dhabi - September 16, 2014 - $2,599/person*

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Plan now to join the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce, business leaders, and friends for this once in a lifetime trip to Dubai & Abu Dhabi this fall...

Space is limited, and it will be sold on a first come basis, so register your seat on this once in a lifetime vacation adventure today! Fill out the registration form and drop it off at the Barrie Chamber of Commerce or Goligers Travel Plus to make sure you don't miss out!

PRICING*:

  • $2599/person for members (twin sharing)
  • $2699/person for non-members (twin sharing)
  • Single person supplement: $495

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • International return airfare to Dubai including taxes 
  • Deluxe hotels
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • 2 special dinners
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Licensed English speaking guides
  • Half day desert safari with BBQ dinner
  • Dhow Cruise with dinner
  • Meals are indicated on the itinerary by (B) breakfast, (L) lunch, (D) dinner
  • Unlimited Mineral water on board coach
  • Luggage handling

YOUR ITINERARY:

Day 1:     CANADA TO DUBAI
Depart from Canada for your flight to Dubai.
 
DAY 2:     DUBAI
Arrive at Dubai International Airport and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight at your hotel in Dubai
 
DAY 3:     DUBAI
This morning experience the historic sites and vibrant cosmopolitan life of Dubai on this comprehensive sightseeing tour of the city. See Dubai's famous landmarks like the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel and the beautiful Jumeirah Mosque, and learn interesting details about them from your local guide. Take a trip to Palm Island and photo stop at Atlantis Hotel. Take in views of the city's most picturesque palaces and residential areas, and venture into Al Bastakiya, Dubai's inspiring old quarter. Cross the Dubai Creek by abra (water taxi) and visit the spice souk. You will also have free time to shop in the glistening gold souk!
Afternoon:
  • Optional 1 -  Dubai Mall & Burk Khalifa (2 hrs): Explore Dubai Mall, one of the biggest Malls in Middle East and get a chance to climb up Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world and one of the landmarks that make Dubai a most promising city.  The Burj Khalifa skyscraper is a world class destination and a magnificent centerpiece of Downtown Dubai, a masterpiece of Dubai urban city and the most promising address in the world.
  • Optional 2 -  Ski Dubai Tour (2 hrs): Dubai has a well –deserved reputation as one of the craziest places on Earth. You will discover the only Alpine skiing slope with real snow in the middle of the desert. Yes it is unique!  It is located at the Mall of the Emirates.  Ski Dubai has 5 runs that vary in difficulty, height and gradient, the longest run being 400 meters with a fall of over 60 meters. Test your skills on the world’s first indoor black run or practice your turns on the gentle beginner slopes. Skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels will enjoy these various slopes and snowboarders can also practice their stunts in the Freestyle Zone. Kids and parents alike will have fun in the huge interactive Snow Park, which at 3000 square meters is the largest indoor snow park in the world.  You don’t have to worry about ski clothing or equipment either. Ski Dubai has thought of it all and offers guests the use of winter clothing, ski and snowboard equipment. Your skis will carry you down the slope, and our quad-chairlift and tow lift will promptly carry you back to the top for another run.
    What's included in your Slope Pass:   Jacket, Trousers,  Skis  Ski Boots, Snowboard,  Snowboard Boots, Ski poles  and disposable socks.   
    **Please note that guests need to meet our minimum skill requirements to be able to access the main slope. Skiers and snowboarders not meeting these skill requirements will need to take lessons.
Evening: Dhow Dinner Cruise: Lined with dhows, the Dubai Creek offers a picturesque glimpse of Dubai’s trading heritage.  You will have a chance to see the traditional abras (water taxis), which provide economical transport across the Creek for local residents.   You will also have an excellent view of the Heritage and Diving Villages, and the Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House - is a national monument that showcases the history and development of Dubai.  Overnight at your hotel in Dubai (B/D)
 
DAY 4:     DUBAI
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy this morning at leisure. This afternoon travel in luxury 4x4 vehicles through the desert. Experience the Arabian and Bedouin way of life in the desert. We will travel in the desert enjoying thrilling roller-coaster rides on the sand dunes and watch the beautiful sunset before arriving at your “BEDOUIN VILLAGE camp” – a place that is practically in the middle of nowhere. Enjoy the different activities on site or just simply laze on the pillows with a Shi Sha or wander around the camp:
  • Take a short camel ride: Camels are for the desert what cars are for the city. Everyone should enjoy the experience of a camel ride. Camels are said to be God’s gift to Bedouins. People in the early days used the camels either for trading or for transporting goods from one place to another. Journeys were always done in groups known as caravans.
  • Sit around the fire, dress in traditional Bedouin robes, sip the aromatic Arabic coffee or tea and try the hubbly-bubbly, henna painting and a fortune teller. A memorable experience and great picture of this “A la mode” way of life in the middle of the desert.
A delicious BBQ dinner will be served with Middle Eastern specialties cooked on site including chicken, lamb, Shish Kebab, hummus, tabouli and many other famous Arabic dishes. Finish of your Arabic adventure with a belly dancer performing right after dinner. You are invited to join in the fun on the dance floor before winding up this evening adventure. Return to your Hotel after Belly dance show. Overnight at your hotel in Dubai (B, D)
 
DAY 5:     DUBAI – ABU DHABI
After breakfast transfer to Abu Dhabi -  A tour of the UAE capital usually takes in everything from the evolving skyline to sandy shores and iconic buildings. A stroll along the Corniche will give you a glimpse of everyday Abu Dhabi life and the chance to savour some picturesque scenes. A half-day tour will include the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Abu Dhabi Corniche, Saadiyat Island Cultural District Exhibition at Emirates Palace and the Heritage Village. Overnight at your hotel in Abu Dhabi (B)
 
DAY 6:     ABU DHABI
Full day at leisure for your own activities or take optional activities.
  • Optional - Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi is the world’s first Ferrari theme park and largest attraction of its kind. It is an intense multi-sensory experience and a must-visit for families, fans and enthusiasts. Spend half day at Ferari theme park.
  • Optional – Play a round of golf at one of the world renowned golf courses in Abu Dhabi.
Overnight at your hotel in Abu Dhabi (B)
 
DAY 7:     ABU DHABI
Full day at leisure for your own activities or go for shopping at many Malls in Abu Dhabi or spend time at beach.
Overnight at your hotel in Abu Dhabi (B)
 
DAY 8:     DEPARTURE TO CANADA
Transfer to Dubai International Airport for your flight back home. (B) 

 

Documents You Will Need:

Registration Form

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Beverages with meals
  • Meals not indicated as being included
  • Early check in or late check out at the hotel
  • Items not mentioned as being included on the itinerary
  • Optional tours or sightseeing
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel Insurance

PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK BACK AS MORE INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE




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