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from Abu Dhabi

Arabian Adventures also offers an exciting range of tours and safaris from Dubai, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah.

Mezzanine Floor, Emirates Travel Shop, Corniche Road, P.O. Box 45450, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Tel: +971 2 691 1711, Fax: +971 2 691 1710. Email: aad.auh@emirates.com Head Office: P.O. Box 7631, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Tel: +971 4 303 4888/343 9966, Fax: +971 4 343 9977. Email: aadops@emirates.com

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Welcome

Contents Map 2-3 Visual Reference Guide 4

Sightseeing Tours 5-15 Kashtah 6-7 City Spectacular 8-9 Silks, Spices and Gold 10-11 Oasis Adventure 12-13 Falcon World 14-15

Safaris

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Sundowner 18-19 A Day in the Dunes 20 The Empty Quarter 21 Starlight Express 22

Special Interest Activities

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Ferrari World Abu Dhabi 25 Yas Marina Circuit 26 Corniche Cycle 27 Dubai Autodrome 28 Go for Golf 29-32 Boating Adventures 33 Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi 34-35 Atlantis 36-37

General Information 39-53 Car Rental General Notes for Clients Terms and Conditions Useful Information on Abu Dhabi Tours at a Glance

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Abu Dhabi, the thriving, exciting metropolitan capital of the United Arab Emirates beckons visitors into its melting pot of international cultures, styles and traditions. Here, contemporary styles successfully combine with traditional Arab values in a curious harmony that is reflected in the variety of sights and experiences this interesting city has to offer. But there is more to Abu Dhabi than just the cosmopolitan capital with its modern skyline, impressive monuments and efficient infrastructure. Inland, lies the ancient oasis city of Al Ain, whilst in the south-west you can explore the high dunes of the Arjan area, harbouring some of the most dramatic desert scenery in all of Arabia. Discover the richness of ancient Arab culture and heritage on our guided sightseeing tours. Our modern luxury fleet of coaches and four-wheel drive vehicles will make your exploration safe, comfortable and pleasurable. Choose from a host of special interest activities from golf to camel and horse racing. We can even offer tailor-made itineraries just for you and help you do it your way. Just select components from our wide range of tours and safaris and personalise them to suit your requirements. We would be delighted to take you around this charming emirate.

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Book now by contacting us on Abu Dhabi: +971 2 691 1711 Email: aad.auh@emirates.com arabian-adventures.com

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STRAITS OF HORMUZ Musandam (Oman)

INDIAN OCEAN

RAS AL KHAIMAH UMM AL QUWAIN

DIBBA MASAFI

AJMAN

THE GULF

SHARJAH

The World

DHAID

DUBAI The Palm, Jumeirah

FOSSIL ROCK

BITHNAH

FUJAIRAH

LISAILI MARGHAM

The Palm, Jebel Ali HATTA YAS ISLAND SAADIYAT ISLAND SIR BANI YAS ISLAND

ABU DHABI

AL AIN

JEBEL DHANA

Oman

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United Arab Emirates

Legend

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Abu Dhabi

Sharjah

Umm Al Quwain

Dubai

Ajman

Ras Al Khaimah

Fujairah

Note: This map is for reference only and is not an authority on international and national borders.

Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve Boundary

Border

Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

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Visual Reference Guide Our specially created icons will help you easily identify the facilities and attractions offered with each tour.

Kashtah

Freedom to explore

City Spectacular Abu Dhabi city tour

Silks, Spices and Gold Dubai city tour

Oasis Adventure Food included in the tour

Visit to Al Ain

Falcon World

Includes select beverages

Dress code - Modest

Guided tour

Hotel transfers included

Passport required for this tour

Note: Schedule for some excursions may change during the year. Please refer to the individual tour pages and General Notes for Clients on pages 42-43. These tours can be booked on a private basis. (Valid 1st November 2012 to 31st October 2013)

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Sightseeing Tours

Falcon discovery visit

Soft-drinks included in the tour


Kashtah Freedom to explore

• Explore at your own pace • Bespoke, flexible itineraries • Private vehicle • Knowledgeable chauffeur Chauffeur-driven vehicle (for half and full day private tours) Chauffeurdriven vehicle

Half day (4 hours) Abu Dhabi

Full day (8 hours) Rest of UAE

Service

Type

Seating

Price per car

Volvo V70 or similar with driver

Luxury Sedan

01 to 03

Half day - AED850 Full day - AED1,400

- Prices do not include any food, beverage or entry tickets to any venues - This product is available in the United Arab Emirates only and does not include Oman Dress Code for Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi and Jumeirah Mosque, Dubai Modest, conservative, loose fitting clothing is required for ladies and gentlemen with long sleeves and long trousers/ skirts (ankle-length). A head scarf is required for ladies (from the point of exiting the coach). Guests will be asked to remove their shoes prior to entering the mosque. Please ask for more information. The ultimate freedom to explore the United Arab Emirates in style. Your own itinerary. Your own chauffeur. At your own pace. Enjoy discovering Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the neighbouring emirates in the safety and comfort of an Arabian Adventures chauffeurdriven car with our friendly and knowledgeable chauffeurs at your service. Half Day or Full Day: Places to visit in Abu Dhabi: - Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque - Heritage Village - Manarat Al Saadiyat - Yas Island - Formula 1 Grand Prix Circuit and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Full Day: Places to visit in Dubai and the rest of the UAE: - Gold and Spice Souk - Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab - Jumeirah Mosque - The Palm Jumeirah - Shopping malls and souks - Tour of the East Coast in a day - Tour of Al Ain in a day

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City Spectacular Abu Dhabi city tour

Days of Operation

Mon, Wed

Duration

Morning

Price per Person Rates valid from 1st Nov 2012 to 31st Oct 2013 Adult: AED160

Child: AED80

Dress Code for Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi Modest, conservative, loose fitting clothing is required for ladies and gentlemen with long sleeves and long trousers/ skirts (ankle-length). A head scarf is required for ladies (from the point of exiting the coach). Guests will be asked to remove their shoes prior to entering the mosque. Please ask for more information.

The capital of the United Arab Emirates is a fascinating mix of tradition and progression, from the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the traditional Heritage Village. See both faces of Abu Dhabi in this introduction city tour. • Tour of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque • Abu Dhabi Corniche • Visit to the vegetable, date, fish and Iranian markets of Port Zayed • Heritage Village

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Silks, Spices and Gold Dubai city tour

Days of Operation

Sun, Thu

Duration

Full day

Price per Person Rates valid from 1st Nov 2012 to 31st Oct 2013 Adult: AED230

Child: AED165

- Avoid wearing shorts or revealing clothing

A fascinating tour of Dubai’s old quarter is the best way to get acquainted with the city’s heritage. The area is characterised by narrow winding streets, old wind towers, the colourful spice souk and dazzling gold souk - centred on the historical Dubai Creek. Contrast traditional Dubai with the new at Souk Al Bahar, offering arabesque dining, shopping and entertainment with views of the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall. Stop at the Jumeirah Mosque and Burj Al Arab for great photo opportunities. • Bastakiya historical and art district • Crossing the creek by traditional abra (a water taxi) • Spice and Gold Souks • Souk Al Bahar, in Downtown Dubai, with views of The Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa • Jumeirah Mosque stop • Photo stop at Burj Al Arab • Best of Dubai – from the traditional to the new in a day

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Oasis Adventure Visit to Al Ain

Days of Operation

Tue

Duration

Full day

Price per Person Rates valid from 1st Nov 2012 to 31st Oct 2013 Adult: AED230

Child: AED165

Known as the ‘Garden City of the Gulf’, Al Ain is characterised by tree-lined avenues, oasis and traditional falaj irrigation systems. Uncover the charm of this desert oasis on the caravan trail. An exciting full day tour stopping at points of interest on the way as well as within Al Ain. • Hili Gardens archaeological dig • Al Ain National Museum • Al Ain Palace Museum • Short oasis walk with falaj irrigation viewing • Photo stop at the camel market • Visit photography exhibition at Jahili Fort • Camel farm visit • Camel-milk chocolate tasting

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Falcon World Falcon discovery visit

• Pose for a photo with a falcon

Days of Operation

Sun, Tue, Thu (Morning) Mon, Wed (Afternoon)

Price per Person Rates valid from 1st Nov 2012 to 31st Oct 2013 Adult: AED300

Child: AED150

- Conservative dress for women is required (shoulders and knees to be covered) - Minimum two participants per booking

One of nature’s most awe-inspiring birds of prey, the falcon has always played a prominent role in the history and culture of the Middle East. The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital provides a rare opportunity to explore the world of falconry. • Discover the art and history of falconry • Learn why falcons have passports for travel within the Middle East • Tour the falcon hospital • Watch falcons fly in the large, outdoor, free-flight aviary

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Sundowner

Dune dinner safari

A Day in the Dunes Day safari

Liwa safari

Starlight Express Overnight safari

Note: Schedule for some excursions may change during the year. Please refer to the individual tour pages and General Notes for Clients on pages 42-43. These tours can be booked on a private basis. (Valid 1st November 2012 to 31st October 2013)

Safaris

The Empty Quarter


Sundowner Dune dinner safari

Days of Operation

Daily

Duration

Afternoon until early evening

Price per Person Rates valid from 1st Nov 2012 to 31st Oct 2013 Adult: AED315

Child: AED290

- This tour includes driving over sand dunes and is not suitable for pregnant women or those with spine ailments - Children 12 years and above will be charged the full price The mysterious desert is the ideal venue for a magical and memorable evening. Leaving behind the crowds and chaos of the city, trained safari guides driving 4x4 vehicles lead the thrilling journey - over the sand dunes, deep into the heart of the desert. A feast under the stars includes a Middle Eastern selection of grilled meats, Arabic mezzeh, fresh salads and aromatic shisha at our traditional Bedouin-style camp. • Camel farm visit • Dune driving through the desert • Sunset photo stop in-amongst the dunes • Arabic style buffet under the stars at our Bedouin-style camp • Camel rides and aromatic shisha pipes available at the camp • Highly popular – a classic, must-do experience

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A Day in the Dunes

The Empty Quarter

Day safari

Liwa safari

Escape the bustle of the city for a day in the desert exploring the dunes. Watch the early morning camel racing practise, visit a camel farm and a Bedouin encampment, explore traditional road side shops, take in the desert scenery and enjoy a picnic lunch in-amongst the dunes in this full day desert adventure.

Explore the edge of the fabled Empty Quarter, or ‘Rub Al Khali’, on the Abu Dhabi border with Saudi Arabia for one of the most exciting dune drives in the United Arab Emirates. Arrive at Bedouin encampments that offer a view of life unchanged for centuries and stop to see a green oasis where crops grow year round and herds graze. At mid-day, relax over lunch at the remote Liwa Hotel.

• Visit Al Wathba Camel Race Track • Explore local shops for camel rugs and souvenirs • Visit a camel farm • Visit Bedouin encampments and enjoy a picnic lunch • Drive through the palm-studded red dunes • Ideal opportunity to photograph the desert landscape and life in the desert Days of Operation

Sun, Tue

Duration

Full day

Price per Person Rates valid from 1st Nov 2012 to 30th April 2013 Adult: AED340

Child (below 12 years): AED325

This tour includes driving over sand dunes and is not suitable for pregnant women or those with spine ailments.

• Elite experience of the Empty Quarter • Visit to a historical desert fort • Insight into the Bedouin lifestyle • Lunch at the Liwa Hotel • Close look at a desert oasis • Drive through the dunes • Classic and iconic desert photo opportunities Days of Operation

On request

Duration

Full day

Price per Person Rates valid from 1st Nov 2012 to 31st Oct 2013 Adult: On request

Child (below 12 years): On request

This tour includes driving over sand dunes and is not suitable for pregnant women or those with spine ailments.

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Starlight Express

This overnight safari is a true experience of Arabia’s many fables. Watch the fiery twilight, drift off to sleep under the stars, and awaken to the rosy dawn. Observe golden sand dunes, valleys bathed in numerous hues and great expanses fading into the distance. An overnight stay in the desert must be experienced to be appreciated.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

• 4x4 dune drive into the desert • Photo stop at a camel farm • Overnight in a tented camp • Barbeque desert dinner • Hot breakfast • Sandboarding on the dunes

Dubai Autodrome

Days of Operation

Thu, Fri

Duration

Overnight

Price per Person

The fast lane to family fun

Yas Marina Circuit

The meeting place for champions

Corniche Cycle

Cycling tour along the corniche A heart racing choice of adventures

Go for Golf

The Gulf’s golfing capital

Boating Adventures

Explore the UAE’s stunning coastline

Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi Create a splash on Yas Island

Atlantis

Aquaventure, Lost Chambers and Dolphin Bay experiences

Rates valid from 1st Nov 2012 to 30th April 2013 Adult/Child: AED450 - Closed running shoes are needed for sandboarding - Comfortable shoes and loose clothes are recommended - This tour includes driving over sand dunes and is not suitable for pregnant women or those with spine ailments

Note: Schedule for some excursions may change during the year. Please refer to the individual tour pages and General Notes for Clients on pages 42-43.

Special Interest Activites

Overnight safari

All special interest activities are provided by (and are subject to the terms and conditions of) third party suppliers. Copies of such terms and conditions are available on request. (Valid 1st November 2012 to 31st October 2013)

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Ferrari World Abu Dhabi The fast lane to family fun

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the world’s first Ferrari-branded theme park and the largest attraction of its kind. The park pays tribute to the passion, excellence, performance and technical innovation that Ferrari has established over the years, and continues to symbolise today. Try this for an ideal family day out. • Global attraction • Over 20 state-of-the-art attractions for the entire family • The world’s fastest roller coaster – Formula Rossa - reaching speeds of 240 kilometres per hour • 62 metres adrenaline G-Force ride above the height of the roof – and back down • Change pace with the more relaxed tour of miniature Italy aboard Bell’Italia or a Ferrari factory tour at Made in Maranello • Italian dining and café delicacies throughout • Ferrari-themed shopping opportunities Days of Operation

Daily except Mondays 12 noon to 10pm

Price per Person Rates valid from 1st Nov 2012 to 31st Oct 2013 Adult/Child: AED225 VIP: Adult: AED325

Child: AED265

- Rates for this experience are subject to change - Please contact your Arabian Adventures representative for information on transfers and for further details

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Yas Marina Circuit

Corniche Cycle

The meeting place for champions

Cycling tour along the corniche

Yas Marina Circuit has quickly become a meeting place for champions. Whether you thrive on the high-octane rush of drag racing or the thrill of karting with friends and family, there is something for everyone.

With the modern buildings facing the sea, the Abu Dhabi Corniche is one of the most picturesque sites in Abu Dhabi. It is also famous for its soft sandy beach and pristine blue waters. Take in the sights with a cycling tour from Heritage Park to the model dhow opposite Marina Mall.

• Track drive in an Aston Martin GT4 or F1 style race car • Drag race with friends in a Chevrolet Camaro SS • Fun, action packed kart racing • Enjoy the speed and excitement as a passenger in an F1 two seater • Accelerate to 100 kilometres per hour within two seconds in the passenger seat of the Three-Seater Dragster • Take a Venue Tour and go behind the scenes of one of the world’s most advanced Formula 1 circuits Please contact your Arabian Adventures representative for further details.  Terms and Conditions - Operating days may change due to international events. Please check availability in advance with your Arabian Adventures representative - For Driver Experiences (except karting), participants must be over 18 years of age and hold a valid drivers’ licence - For karting, children must be eight years and above - Participants must wear closed shoes and suitable casual attire - Track Day participants must wear a helmet. This can be rented upon arrival - Participants will be required to sign an indemnity form with the supplier prior to the activity

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• Professional and informative guide • Bicycles and helmets provided • Sightseeing of the northern end of the city as you cycle • Learn interesting facts about Abu Dhabi Please contact your Arabian Adventures representative for further details. Days of Operation

Wed, Fri

Opening Hours

9am - 11pm (earlier hours apply in the summer months)

Price per Person Rates valid from 1st Nov 2012 to 31st Oct 2013 Adult: AED150 Child: AED75 - Participants will be required to complete an information form at the time of confirming their booking and sign a disclaimer. Information required includes full name, height and weight - Participants must be able to ride a bicycle comfortably

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Dubai Autodrome

Go for Golf

A heart racing choice of adventures

The Gulf's golfing capital

For most people the opportunity to drive on a race track is a distant dream! The Dubai Autodrome is the region’s first fully integrated motor sports facility boasting an IAF (International Automobile Federation) sanctioned 5.39 kilometres circuit, a Race and Driving Centre and karting tracks. A must do activity for any motorsports enthusiast. 

Professional and amateur players can enjoy world class golf at any of the championship courses in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Ras Al Khaimah. • Challenging golf courses designed by famous golf pros • Home to renowned tournaments: the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, Omega Dubai Ladies Masters and the European Tour HSBC Abu Dhabi Golf Championship • International golfing destination

• Opportunity to drive sports and F1 style cars on a race track • Numerous photo opportunities • F1 style single seater track experience • Performance sports car track experience with an instructor • Battle your friends in a game of Laser Tag (best described as Paintball without the Pain(t)) at the indoor Laserdrome • Kart racing and Laser Tag combination Days of Operation

Wed (Fri and Sat experiences based upon availability)

Price per Person Rates valid from 1st Nov 2012 to 31st Oct 2013 F1 Style Single Seater Adult: AED950 Audi TT Experience Adult: AED900 Karting and Laser Tag Combination Adult: AED295 - Operating days may change due to international events. Please check availability with your Arabian Adventures representative - For Arrive and Drive, all participants must be over 18 years of age and hold a valid driver’s licence - For Karting and Laser Tag Combination, children must be seven years or more - Participants must wear closed shoes and suitable casual attire - Participants will be required to sign an indemnity form with the Dubai Autodrome prior to the activity - Transfers are not included in the tour price, but can be arranged for a nominal charge

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Facilities: UAE courses have comprehensive practise facilities including driving ranges, chipping areas and putting greens. Golf clubs are available for hire at a nominal charge. Handicap: A minimum handicap is generally but not always required (gentlemen: 28; ladies: 36) Dress code: Golf attire is mandatory. Golf shoes with soft spikes or flat-soled training shoes are to be worn on the course. For additional information and fees, please contact your Arabian Adventures representative.

Dubai Emirates Golf Club Located on Sheikh Zayed Road - Voted in the ‘World’s Top 100 Golf Courses’ by Golf World Magazine, the Emirates Golf Club boasts two championship courses – the flagship Majilis Course and the Faldo Course. The Faldo Course is the only 18-hole course in the region offering floodlit night golf. It is home to the annual Omega Dubai Desert Classic and Omega Dubai Ladies Masters. The Majilis Course - Length of the course: 7,301 yards - Course: 18-hole, par-72 includes the fifth hole that is played uphill and the sixth hole that is played over-water - Designer: Karl Litten, Florida based golf architect

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- Course: 18-hole, par-72 course includes the signature par-5 fourth hole, dubbed the Snake hole for its saddleback fairway that doglegs towards the green with two bunkers behind forming the eyes of the snake - Designer: Colin Montgomerie in association with Desmond Muirhead - 9-hole, par-3, floodlit course is available - Golf Academy by Troon Golf training - Other facilities: A Clubhouse, two Pro Shops, four international food and beverage outlets, a gymnasium, an outdoor pool and the Angsana Spa

The Faldo Course - Length of the course: 7,348 yards - Course: 18-hole, par-72 - Designer: Nick Faldo - 9-hole, par-3, floodlit course is available - The Emirates Golf Academy is run in association with Peter Cowan and offers programmes for golfers of all skill levels - Other facilities: A Clubhouse, Pro Shop, two food and beverage outlets, a gymnasium, swimming pool, fitness studio, squash and tennis courts and a spa Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club Location: Dubai Creek. - Length of the course: 6,857 yards - Course: 18-hole, par-71 - Designer: The front nine holes of this course have been redesigned by Thomas Bjorn in association with the European Golf Design - 9-hole, par-3, floodlit course is available - Other facilities include: A Clubhouse, Pro Shop and four restaurants offering a range of cuisine Els Golf Club Located in Sports City and incorporating natural elements, this course really gives the feeling of playing golf in the desert. - Length of the course: 7,538 yards - Course: 18-hole, par-72 course - Designer: Ernie Els - Golf Academy: Butch Harmon School of Golf - Other facilities include: A Clubhouse, Pro Shop and restaurant The Montgomerie Dubai Located close to Sheikh Zayed Road, the club features a large Clubhouse and on-site boutique hotel. - Length of the course: 7,396 yards

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Al Badia Golf Course Located in Dubai Festival City. - Length of the course: 7,303 yards - Course: 18-hole, par-72 course - Designer: Robert Trent Jones II - Other on-site facilities: A Clubhouse, Pro Shop, five restaurants, separate ladies and men’s relaxation areas including lounges, saunas, steam rooms and jacuzzis The Arabian Ranches Golf Club Located in between the Dubai Autodrome and Global Village. - Length of the course: 7,691 yards - Course: 18-hole, par-72 course - Designer: Ian Baker-Finch in association with Nicklaus Design - 9-hole, par-3, floodlit course is available - Other facilities: A Clubhouse, Pro Shops and two food and beverage outlets Jebel Ali Golf Course Located within the Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa this course is known for the wandering resident peacocks that call it home. - Length of the course: 3,201 yards - Course: 9-hole, par-36 course (an 18-hole game can be played, two tee off times will be booked) - Designer: Peter Harridine, a Swiss golf course architect - Other facilities: A Clubhouse, Pro Shop and two food and beverage outlets

Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Golf Club Voted in the ‘World’s Top 100 Golf Courses’ by Golf World Magazine and home to the PGA European Tour HSBC Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, the 27-hole championship course (an 18hole game can be played, one and half times) has been called a super-course by the golfing press. - Length of the course: 7,440 yards - Courses: 27-hole, Championship Course, an 18-hole, par-72 National Course and a 9-hole, par-36 Garden Course - Designer: Peter Harridine, a Swiss golf course architect - Golf Academy by Troon Golf training

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Boating Adventures Explore the UAE's stunning coastline

- Other facilities: A Clubhouse, Pro Shop, two restaurants, a gymnasium, swimming pool, squash courts, sauna, steam room and jacuzzis Saadiyat Beach Golf Club - Length of the course: 7,806 yards - Courses: 18-hole, par-72 course - Designer: Gary Player and managed by Troon Golf - Other facilities: A Clubhouse, Pro Shop, two restaurants and a coffee shop Yas Links Golf Club - Length of the course: 7,414 yards - Courses: 18-hole, par-72 course - Designer: Kyle Phillips - Other facilities: A Clubhouse, Pro Shop and two restaurants and coffee shop

Ras Al Khaimah Tower Links Golf Club - Length of the course: 7,199 yards - Courses: 18-hole, par-72 course, built on a mangrove reserve - Designer: Gerald Williams - Other facilities: A Clubhouse, Pro Shop and two food and beverage outlets. The back 9-holes and practice facilities are fully floodlit for night play.

Hold tight and brace yourself for this rush hour experience on the seas of Abu Dhabi. Whether you have a need for speed, a genuine love for the region’s wonders or simply an occasion that needs to be celebrated, these boats deliver in style. • Tour of Emirates Palace, Lulu Island and the Corniche take you past the largest flag in the world, along the pristine Corniche to the tip of the man-made Lulu Island, and onwards to the spectacular Emirates Palace • Plenty to see, so have your cameras ready • Sightseeing from the ocean for up close and unobstructed views Days of Operation

Daily

Duration

50 minutes boat ride as listed

Price per Person Rates valid from 1st Nov 2012 to 31st Oct 2013 Emirates Palace, Lulu Island and Corniche Tour Adult: AED200 Child: AED150 - Child age: Five to 12 years - Duration for this activity does not include transfer time to and from the meeting point - Participants must carry their passports

Al Hamra Golf Club - Length of the course: 7,325 yards - Courses: 18-hole, par-72 course, built around open-water lagoons with the Gulf on one side and a views of the Hajar Mountains on the other - Designer: Peter Harridine - Other facilities: A Clubhouse, Pro Shop and three dining outlets Please contact your Arabian Adventures representative for bookings, rates and further information.

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Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi Create a splash on Yas Island

Days of Operation

Opening end 2012; open daily

- Rates for this experience are to be announced - Please wear appropriate clothing if you will visit Ferrari World Abu Dhabi afterwards - Please ask your Arabian Adventures representative for further details

Situated next to the Formula 1 Grand Prix Circuit on Yas Island, this 15-hectare waterpark is an ideal attraction for a family day out. Follow the adventures of Dana, a young Emirati girl in her exciting search for ‘The Lost Pearl’ as the story takes visitors along her journey over rides and slides. En route visitors will experience not just the rides but also story-telling elements of the encounters with bandits and a pearl diving show demonstrating Emirati heritage. • Largest Flow Barrel in the Middle East, with a three metres wave • Advanced rides catering to the entire family • 43 rides, slides and attractions including four one-of-a-kind waterpark rides • Restaurants and shops Please contact your Arabian Adventures representative for further details. Additional charges for photo services, shopping, food and beverages and lockers.

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Atlantis Aquaventure, Lost Chambers and Dolphin Bay experiences

Days of Operation

Daily: Aquaventure, The Lost Chambers, Combo On request: Dolphin Bay

Opening hours

10am to sunset

Price per Person Rates valid from 1st Nov 2012 to 31st Dec 2012 Aquaventure Adult: AED220 The Lost Chambers Adult: AED100 Combo Adult: AED270

Child: AED170 Child: AED70 Child: AED205

Rates valid from 1st Jan 2013 to 31st Oct 2013 Aquaventure Adult: AED225 The Lost Chambers Adult: AED100 Combo Adult: AED275 Atlantis, The Palm Dubai is located majestically at the apex of The Palm Jumeirah Island, popularly known as the eighth wonder of the world. Atlantis boasts a waterpark, an aquarium and dolphin experiences. • Aquaventure, the largest water park in the region • Thrill your senses on the daring Ziggurat ride as it passes through shark infested waters • Wander deep within The Lost Chambers and discover 20 fresh and seawater exhibits including sharks, rays, piranhas, moray eels and Arabian angelfish • Purchase the Aquaventure and The Lost Chambers combo ticket, at a special rate, available exclusively from Arabian Adventures • Interact with one of the world’s most enigmatic animals - the dolphin - at Dolphin Bay • Watch the dolphins show off their skills and enjoy a personal Shallow Water Encounter with a dolphin in the Dolphin Encounter • Catch the signature ‘back to the shore belly ride’ with a dolphin in the Dolphin Adventure

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Child: AED175 Child: AED70 Child: AED210

- Child age: Three years and above except for Dolphin Adventure (Deep Water) which is 12 years and above - Access to Aquaventure is included in the Dolphin Encounter - For Dolphin Encounter rates please contact your Arabian Adventure representative

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Note: Schedule for some excursions may change during the year. Please refer to the individual tour pages and General Notes for Clients on pages 42-43. (Valid 1st November 2012 to 31st October 2013)

General Information

Car Rental General Notes for Clients Terms and Conditions Useful Information on Abu Dhabi Tours at a Glance


Car Rental Excellent value car rental

Group

Model

Daily

Weekly

Supplements per Day

AED

AED

AED CDW

Arabian Adventures makes it simple to hire a car in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Fujairah or any emirate in the United Arab Emirates. Whether you plan to travel around the country for business or for pleasure, you will be delighted with the great savings we offer, with our ‘unlimited mileage’ rates. Our rates are also inclusive of oil and maintenance, but exclude petrol. Driving Licence International guests availing of car hire services in the United Arab Emirates must possess a valid national driving licence from their own country, in addition to either an international driver’s licence or a temporary UAE driving licence. Residents of the United Arab Emirates require a valid licence issued by the emirate in which they reside. As regulations change from time to time, please check current requirements with your Arabian Adventures representative.

PAI

AA

Hyundai 110 (A)

160

960

28

12

A

Toyota Yaris (M)/ or similar

175

1,050

28

12

B

Chevrolet Aveo (A)/ or similar

185

1,110

28

12

C

Nissan Tiida (A)/or similar

220

1,320

28

12

D

Toyota Corolla (A)/ or similar

240

1,440

33

12

E

Toyota Camry (A)/ or similar

285

1,710

33

12

F

Nissan Qashqai 2WD (A)

315

1,890

33

12

F1

Toyota Rav4 4WD (A)

395

2,370

45

12

G

Chevrolet Caprice V6 (A)

450

2,700

45

12

N

Chevrolet Tahoe 4WD (A)

760

4,558

85

12

R

Toyota Innova

495

2,970

120

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(M) = Manual

(A) = Automatic

(CDW) = Collision Damage Waiver

(PAI) = Personal Accident Insurance

Age Limit for Drivers For cars within Groups A to F, the minimum age requirement for drivers is 21 years. For all other groups, the minimum age requirement is 25 years. Inclusions and Omissions All our car rental prices are inclusive of ‘unlimited mileage’. However, rental prices do not include actual costs incurred on fuel, Dubai’s road toll (Salik), traffic violations, GPS and baby seats. All applicable charges will need to be settled directly, at the time of returning the vehicle. Delivery and Collection A fee of AED50 is applicable for delivery or collection to or from Dubai or Sharjah. A fee of AED100 is applicable for delivery or collection to or from any other emirate. Additional Drivers A charge of AED30 is applicable for every additional driver. Alternate Choices Whenever the exact car model mentioned in each category is not available, you will be offered a similar car within the same group (A, B, C, etc).

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General Notes for Clients • Many of our vehicles are equipped with telephones to provide a constant link with other vehicles in the party as well as with the safari base • Seating on our tours and safaris is not pre-allocated. During safaris, seating for passengers within one 4x4 vehicle will be rotated • We recommend that all passengers read our Safety Card which is kept safe by the driver/guide in the vehicle before proceeding on safari tours

Eligibility for Tours • Our safaris involve off-road driving through rugged country - which adds great excitement and uniqueness to the tours. However, because of the adventurous nature and the rough terrain covered, you should not participate if your health or any pre-existing medical conditions (including heart ailments or back problems) may be adversely affected

Bookings and Purchase • To book any of our tours and safaris please call us on +971 2 691 1711 visit any of our hotel representatives or log on to arabian-adventures.com • Purchase of any of our products or services is subject to our Conditions of Contract • You may be asked to sign an indemnity form upon purchasing certain tours and safaris

Civic Duties • Photography of some government buildings, all military institutions and installations, and all oil and gas refineries is strictly prohibited   • Littering is a punishable offence and offenders may face penalties in the form of fines • Please refrain from smoking inside public areas

Inclusions and Omissions

Cultural Obligations

• Meals and soft drinks are included in most of our safaris. Please refer to the tour description for details

• Always ask permission before taking pictures of Emiratis • Avoid taking photographs of ladies dressed in traditional attire

• Whenever children can avail of discounted rates, it is mentioned in the tour description. This normally applies to children between the ages of two and 12 years, unless stated otherwise. A private vehicle must be booked when children six years and younger are included, as a child seat is required by the United Arab Emirates law

• As a mark of respect for local customs, please avoid public displays of affection

• Pick-up and drop-off for all tours and safaris are from hotels in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman and Fujairah, except where specified. Please check with your Arabian Adventures representative for details of pick-up and drop-off from hotels located in other emirates

Safari Vehicles • Our safari vehicles are long wheelbase 4x4 cars that are fitted with safety belts and air-conditioning and are licensed to carry up to six passengers, excluding the driver. By law, all passengers must wear seat belts while the vehicle is in motion

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• For the same reason, we do not accept expectant mothers; passengers with heart, neck and back problems; and passengers below six years or over 65 years of age on most tours. Please refer to the tour description for details

Changes and Cancellations • Schedules, prices, routings and information published here are correct at this time, but are subject to variation without notice • Our operating schedules and the routes of some of our tours and safaris may change during the holy month of Ramadan, and during the summer months • We reserve the right to cancel any tour or alter any part of the tour at our discretion without prior notification

Special Arrangements • All our tours, safaris and activities can be booked on request, on an exclusive or private basis. Special tours are also available from Ras Al Khaimah. Please contact your Arabian Adventures representative for information and prices

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Terms and Conditions result due to factors beyond our or our suppliers’ control, such as the weather, accidents, sickness, governmental restrictions and other events of force majeure. In such cases, a refund or partial refund may be given at our discretion and/or the discretion of the supplier of the Activity concerned. 5. You understand and accept the potential risks and hazards that can be involved in certain of the Activities. You take responsibility for ensuring that you are mentally and physically capable of participating in the particular Activity. You agree to comply with the instructions in English of any personnel providing the Activity (“Leader”). If in the opinion of that Leader, your behaviour or physical condition is detrimental to the safety, welfare and well-being of the group as a whole, or if the Leader considers that your general well-being will be put at risk by continuing with the Activity, you may be asked not to participate in the Activity without the right to any refund of the price.

1. Arabian Adventures, PO Box 7631, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (“we”, “us” or “our”) provides tours, safaris, transportation and other activities (“Activities”) to participants (“you” or “your”) either itself or through its suppliers. 2. Any tour sales voucher and all other tickets and coupons issued in respect of the Activities are furnished and issued subject in all respects to these Conditions of Contract and to any and all terms and conditions of the owners, operators, public carriers and such other persons who provide Activities to you. Copies of such terms and conditions are available on request. The purchase of a voucher or the making of a booking entitling you to participate in an Activity shall be deemed to constitute your consent and acceptance of these Conditions of Contract. 3. The full price of any Activity shall be due and payable when a booking is made and we may cancel any booking if the full price of the Activity is not paid to us at least two (2) days prior to commencement of the said Activity. No refund will be payable to you in respect of a booking cancelled less than twenty-four (24) hours prior to commencement of an Activity. Failure to turn up in the designated location for an Activity by the specified departure time shall be considered to be cancellation. 4. We shall be entitled to cancel, alter or omit any part of any Activity for which a booking has been made with or without notice to you and at our sole discretion. In particular, due to the nature of many of the Activities, delays and cancellations may

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6. In particular, some of the Activities are potentially hazardous. Arabian Adventures and its suppliers will use all their experience and, where necessary, the experience and assistance of local guides and other experts, in order to minimise the risk to you. Nevertheless, if you are participating in Activities that are potentially hazardous or against the Leader’s recommendation you may be required to read, understand and sign an indemnity and waiver form in English before participating in those Activities. 7. Where we offer Activities provided by third parties, or issue you with a voucher entitling you to a ticket for an event, we act only as agent for the operator of the Activity concerned or the organisers of that event. The terms and conditions of the operator of the Activity or organiser of the event will apply to you and any refund will be subject to those terms and conditions. We will therefore have no responsibility for the acts or omissions (including negligence) of those operators or organisers or their servants or agents, or for any injury, damage or loss arising in connection with the provision of Activities by such operators or in connection with the event or its organisation. 8. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Arabian Adventures accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, accident, sickness, injury or death that you or anyone else may suffer or incur arising out of the Activities and/or in connection with your contract with us and/or the operator of any Activities. You are advised to have comprehensive travel and health insurance. All personal effects are at your sole risk at all times during the Activity.

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Useful Information on Abu Dhabi

Currency and Exchange The local currency is the UAE Dirham, which is divided into 100 fils. Notes are available in denominations of AED 1,000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5. Coins used are in denominations of AED 1, 50 and 25 fils. The approximate exchange rate is USD1 = AED 3.65 Most international currencies are accepted in banks, hotels and by licensed money changers in major shopping centres and souks. Exchange houses operate during normal working hours and offer more competitive rates. There is no exchange control and the UAE Dirham is fully convertible.

Dress Code The United Arab Emirates has a reasonably relaxed dress code, but it is an Islamic country and modest clothing is recommended, particularly in rural areas and during visits to mosques or places of worship. Beachwear is acceptable at beach clubs, in the hotel, at the pool or on the beach except in Sharjah and Khor Fakkan. Lightweight summer clothing is suitable for most of the year. Sweaters or jackets may be needed during the winter months, especially in the evenings and on desert and mountain safaris. Hats, sun block and good quality sun glasses are advised during daylight hours. Abu Dhabi, meaning father of the gazelle, is the federal capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The island city is a beautiful and modern metropolis graced with wide tree lined boulevards, lush green parks and bubbling fountains.

Climate Abu Dhabi has a sub-tropical arid climate with sunny blue skies most of the year. Between the months of November and March, moderate warm weather prevails during the day, and a slightly cooler temperature at night. Humidity tends to get higher between the months of June and August. Average Climate in Abu Dhabi Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Min ยบC 14 15 17 20 24 28 29 30 27 23 19 Max ยบC 24 25 28 32 37 39 48 48 39 35 31 Min ยบF 57 59 63 68 75 79 84 86 81 73 66 Max ยบF 75 77 82 90 99 102 118 118 102 95 88 Sunshine Hours 8 8 9 10 11 12 11 11 10 10 10 Rainfall (mm) 14 31 18 9 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 Daily maximum and minimum averages are guides only and may vary.

Dec 16 26 61 79 8 16

Credit Cards Most retail outlets, hotels and car hire companies accept internationally recognised credit cards. However, some retailers offer better value for cash and discounts may not be so readily negotiated if payment is by credit card. Cash may be drawn on credit cards in most banks and in some hotels.

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Food Hotels offer a diverse range of food and beverage outlets - from casual coffee shops to fine dining and speciality outlets. Besides hotels, there are numerous independent eating places. Besides traditional Arabic food, a wide choice of international cuisine is available, ranging from British to Chinese, and including Filipino, French, German, Greek, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mediterranean, Portuguese, Spanish, Swiss and Thai. The enormous variety of restaurants - both within hotels and those that are privately operated - ensure an equally wide range of prices.

Hours of Work The hours of work may vary during the holy month of Ramadan and on public holidays for specific malls, souks and outlets. Government departments, schools and most private organisations observe the weekend on Friday and Saturday. Business : Sunday to Thursday, 0800 to 1800 hours (some businesses may close for afternoon break between 1300 to 1600 hours) : Friday to Saturday, closed (some businesses are open on Saturdays) Banking : Sunday to Thursday, 0800 to 1300 hours (some banks are open in the afternoon) : Friday to Saturday, closed (some banks are open on Saturdays) Government : Sunday to Thursday, 0700 to 1430 hours

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Important Numbers Fire Police Ambulance Directory Enquiries Airport Enquiries Emirates airline

: 997 : 999 : 998/999 : 181 : (02) 575 7500 : (04) 214 4444

Language The official language is Arabic although English is widely spoken and understood throughout the country. Most hotels and retail outlets employ English speaking staff. Hotel staff may also speak additional languages.

Liquor

: (02) 671 1000

New Medical Centre

: (02) 633 2255

Nightlife The varied and lively nightlife ranges from bars to cafés and nightclubs, many with live bands and DJs. Hotel bars range from sophisticated cocktail lounges to informal British and Irish pubs and discotheques. There are also a number of excellent Middle Eastern nightclubs featuring live entertainment.

Photography Photography of palaces, government institutions, military installations and oil and gas refineries is prohibited. Always ask before taking pictures of local Emirati people, particularly ladies who may well decline.

A wide choice of wines, beers and spirits is available in hotels and club restaurants and bars. However, restaurants situated outside hotels and clubs are not permitted to serve alcoholic beverages. Liquor may not be consumed by people under the age of 21 years. Alcohol is not available in Sharjah and Khor Fakkan.

Public Holidays

Mail and Courier

Moveable (Religious)* 2012 2013 Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday 5th February 25th January

Post offices are located in almost every part of town. Airmail letters to Europe cost approximately between AED3.50 and AED4.50, and postcards AED2.50. Hotels offer mailing services and hotel concierges usually sell postage stamps and may even post letters for guests. Courier companies offer a comprehensive range of services both locally and internationally.

Media A large number of English dailies and magazines are published locally in addition to Arabic language publications. Foreign newspapers and magazines, especially of British and Asian origin are available in bookshops and large supermarkets. There are several English television and radio channels. Most hotels receive international news and broadcast via satellite networks.

Medical Services Most hotels have in-house nurses or doctors available on call. Pharmacies are comprehensively stocked, and contact details and addresses of those on night duty are available daily in the local newspapers, radio and television. Medical treatment is available at modern and well equipped private and government hospitals.

Government Hospitals Central Hospital

: (02) 621 4666

Mafraq Hospital

: (02) 582 3100

Private Hospitals Al Noor Hospital

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National Hospital

: (02) 626 5265

Fixed New Year’s Day

2012 1st January

National Day

2nd December 2nd December

2013 1st January

Lailat Al Mi’raj

17th June

7th June

Eid Al Fitr (3 days)

19th August

9th August

Eid Al Adha (4 days)

25th October

15th October

Islamic New Year

15th November 5th November

Dry days: Serving of alcohol is not permitted for a period of 24 hours starting at sunset on the eve of all religious holidays. * These religious holidays are based on the Gregorian dates of the Islamic calendar. The actual dates may vary slightly as per lunar observations.

Public Transport Metered taxis are readily available almost everywhere. Many hotels operate courtesy buses into the city centre, to beaches, or to the closest metro station on a regular basis. Please check with the front desk of your hotel for details regarding their services.

Ramadan Ramadan is the holy month during which the Islamic world commemorates the revelation of the Holy Quran and all Muslims are required to fast from dawn to dusk. Eating, drinking and smoking in public areas during daylight hours is strictly prohibited throughout this month. Alcohol is not served during daylight hours, but is available in licensed bars and restaurants after sunset for non-Muslims. All Arabian Adventures featured hotels make concessions for visitors and keep a restaurant open during the day that is only available to resident guests.

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Live entertainment, loud music and dancing are prohibited and conservative dress is expected to be worn in public. Many shops and stores open only for a few hours in the morning and resume business after sunset to stay open until well after midnight. Sunset marks the breaking of the fast when families and friends get together to enjoy their Iftar meal. Large Iftar tents, where people come together to break the fast with water and dates, are a common sight, and most restaurants both within and outside hotels offer Iftar specials. Generosity within the community and the spirit of giving are also greatly in evidence during Ramadan. Ramadan lasts for about 30 days and ends with Eid Al Fitr. People begin shopping for Eid Al Fitr during Ramadan and many shops and retail outlets run special promotions and sales during this period. Note: The dates for Ramadan are not fixed as they are based on the Gregorian dates of the Islamic calendar, as per lunar observations. Ramadan goes back approximately 11 days each year, and is expected to start around 9th July in 2013.

Religion Islam is the official religion of the United Arab Emirates and there are a number of mosques located throughout the country. However, other religions are respected and there are various places of worship including churches and temples in major cities.

Telecommunications Telecommunications services are excellent, both inside the United Arab Emirates and with the outside world. Most hotels offer direct dialling facilities and Wi-Fi in guest rooms, and provide fax, email and internet services through their business centres. There are many privately owned internet cafĂŠs located across the city. Telephone cards are readily available at shops and supermarkets, and can be used at most public telephones. Please check with your hotel for the international dialling code of your country.

Time Zone GMT + 4 hours.

Tips Tax and service charges are usually included in bills, and if not, a five to 10 percent tip is considered adequate. Hotel and airport porters should be given a tip of USD2 to USD3, depending on the amount of luggage. Taxi drivers do not expect to be tipped.

Voltage The voltage used in the United Arab Emirates is 220 V. Most electrical sockets are of the three pin variety, although adaptors for two pin plugs are available at most hotels.

Safety The United Arab Emirates has one of the lowest crime rates in the world and it is quite safe for visitors to venture out, either by taxi, metro, bus and on foot.

Shopping Normally, many of the world’s finest goods are available in the United Arab Emirates at prices below what they cost in other parts of the world. Bargaining, especially in the souks and at smaller shops is expected, and retailers usually concede a discount of 15 to 25 per cent. Abu Dhabi has much to offer avid shoppers and almost everything is available - textiles, perfumed oils, electronics, jewellery, clothing, and much more - at modern shopping malls or traditional Souks. Shopping Malls : Sunday to Wednesday - 1000 to 2200 hours, Thursday to Saturday - 1000 to 0000 hours (some malls remain closed on Friday morning) Souks : Saturday to Thursday - 1000 to 1300 hours and 1600 to 2200 hours, Friday, 1600 to 2200 hours For details on interesting shopping areas including malls and souks, please contact your Arabian Adventures representative.

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Tours at a Glance Days of Operation Special Interest Activities Ferrari World Abu Dhabi The fast lane to family fun

Duration Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu

Fri

Sat

Page Ref.

Full day

3

3

25

3

3

Yas Marina Circuit - The meeting place for champions

3

3

On request

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Corniche Cycle - Cycling tour along the corniche

3

Dubai Autodrome - A heart racing choice of adventures

3

28

On request

29-32

Go for Golf - The Gulf’s golfing capital Boating Adventures - Explore the UAE’s stunning coastline

50 minutes

Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi Create a splash on Yas Island Atlantis - Aquaventure, Lost Chambers and Dolphin Bay experiences

Full day

27

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

33

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

34-35

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

36-37

Note: Schedule for some excursions may change during the year. Please refer to the individual tour pages and General Notes for Clients on pages 42-43. (Valid 1st November 2012 to 31st October 2013. Dates may vary in summer.)

Days of Operation Sightseeing Tours

Duration Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu

Kashtah Freedom to explore

Half day or Full day

City Spectacular Abu Dhabi city tour

Morning

Silks, Spices and Gold Dubai city tour

Full day

Oasis Adventure Visit to Al Ain

Full day

Falcon World Falcon discovery visit

Morning/ Afternoon

3

Fri

Sat

On request

6-7

3

8-9

3

10-11

3

12-13

3 3

3

3

Page Ref.

3

14-15

3

Days of Operation Duration Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu

Fri

Sat

Page Ref.

Afternoon

3

3

3

18-19

A Day in the Dunes Day safari

Full day

3

The Empty Quarter Liwa safari

Full day

Safaris Sundowner Dune dinner safari

Starlight Express Overnight safari

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Overnight

3

3

3

3

20

3 On request

21 3

3

22

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Arabian Adventures cares for the environment Arabian Adventures has always been at the forefront of sustainable tourism in the UAE by pioneering safaris within the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Both the UNEP (United Nations Environmental Program) and the IUCN (International Union Conservation and Nature) have formally accepted the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve as an internationally protected area. Arabian Adventures guests can feel proud that a contribution towards the Conservation Reserve is made on behalf of each of our guests. In 2010, Arabian Adventures was awarded the internationally recognised CEMARS (Certified Emissions Measurement And Reduction Scheme) Certification. The certification indicates that the GHG emissions associated with Arabian Adventures’ operations have been measured and independently verified in accordance with international standards. It also recognises our commitment to continuously managing and reducing our emissions. 54

As part of our comprehensive emissions management and reduction plan, key initiatives include using the corporate environmental policy to support vehicle purchases to ensure the most modern, low emissions vehicles are used in the fleet. Arabian Adventures continues to work with various suppliers to trial suitable hybrid vehicles and encourages drivers to complete a driver training programme focused on techniques to ensure fuel efficient driving. The emissions reduction plan also encompasses an investigation into the use of solar photovoltaic panels at several desert camps, in order to maximise renewable energy use and reduce emissions from traditional sources. Arabian Adventures has demonstrated its commitment to help create a more environmentally sustainable UAE tourism industry by becoming the first Destination Management Company in the world to receive the CEMARS Certification.

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Tours & Safaris from Abu Dhabi