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A FOUR WHEEL DRIVE TOUR - PERFECT FOR THRILL SEEKERS

CABANA DINNER, RAS AL KHAIMAH

A TRADITIONAL ARAB DHOW BOAT FALCONRY IS ABU DHABI’S NATIONAL SPORT

SHEIKH ZAYED GRAND MOSQUE, ABU DHABI

“Ajman is fast becoming the choice of sun worshippers who don’t want to be too far away from the action of Dubai, whilst Fujairah offers some of the most spectacular beaches in the UAE.” Latest figures from the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Authority reveal that visitor numbers are up by 10% in 2018 compared to 2017. The emirate welcomed one million visitors in 2018. Ras al Khaimah sees the opening of the Bear Grylls Survival Academy in Q1 2020, on Jebel Jais, which is already home to the world’s longest zip-line. Qatar National Tourism Council and Qatar Airways have launched a summer in Qatar partnership, with savings of up to 25% on flights to Doha for travel up to August 16 2019 (qatarairways.com), and 25% off participating hotels’ daily rates (summerinqatar.qa/hotels). The 233-room Anantara Resort from luxury hospitality group Minor Hotels is due to open in a prime beachfront location in Sharjah next year.

Grand Prix, which takes place over four days from November 28. You’ll have to persuade your client to change their travel dates (bringing forward their May dates to November), and take a mid-haul flight (seven hours as opposed to an hour-and-a-half to Nice), but apart from that there are many similarities – a rich city state governed by an absolute monarchy, on the coast, with lovely weather and a wide selection of top-end hotels. Shearings (shearingsagent.com) has a four-night holiday at the Park Rotana Hotel in Abu Dhabi, on a B&B basis, return transfers in resort, a three-day South Grandstand ticket to the Grand Prix, pit lane walk entry, access to the afterrace concerts, a one-day pass to Ferrari World plus an Etihad Race Pack. Based on two sharing and departing the UK on November 27, prices start at £1,972pp, including return flights.

…You suggest F1 in Abu Dhabi

The client asks for F1 in Monaco…

The client asks for a long weekend city break with a focus on arts and dining in Europe…

The Formula 1 Grand Prix takes place in Abu Dhabi at the end of November, and marks the end of the season. This year will be the 10th year Abu Dhabi has hosted the

The capital of Oman offers a culturally-rich mix of history, heritage and culture, which is celebrated and preserved. A Muscat city

Alternative option: You could also suggest the Bahrain Grand Prix, which takes place in April.

…You suggest Muscat

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