TOURS:

The following tours can be booked on-site at the tours desk located in the conference centre during the conference dates.

Traditional Dubai City Tour

(Departs from all emirates)
Discover the old, traditional neighbourhoods of Dubai to explore the rich heritage, trading culture and vibrant markets (or souks).

Tour Brief:

  • Photo stop close to the Burj Al Arab, the Jumeirah Mosque and Zabeel Palace.
  • Pass by the Al Fahidi Cultural Neighbourhood.
  • Visit the Dubai Museum.
  • Traditional Abra (water taxi) crossing over Dubai Creek.
  • Walk through the Spice Souk and Gold Souk.

Good to know:

  • This tour is available in different languages.

Days of Operation: Sat – Thu (half day, morning) Friday (afternoon)
Price: Starting from USD 45.00

New Dubai City Tour

(Departs from Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah)
Tour the iconic landmarks that make up the city’s futuristic skyline. From Dubai Marina to The Palm, Jumeirah and Downtown Dubai, this tour is a snapshot of the modern side of Dubai.

Tour Brief:

  • Visit The Lost Chambers at Atlantis, The Palm.
  • Enjoy a one-way ride on The Palm Jumeirah monorail. Drive through Dubai Marina.
  • Visit The Dubai Mall with its many shopping, dining and entertainment options to enjoy at your leisure in the afternoon.
  • Visit At The Top, the Burj Khalifa Observation Deck (entrance ticket is an optional extra)
  • Tour ends at The Dubai Mall; complimentary pick-up only.

Good to know:

  • This tour is available in different languages.

Days of Operation: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat (half day, morning)
Price: Starting from USD 62.00

Abu Dhabi City Tour

(Departs from Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman)
Explore the sights and landmarks of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

Tour Brief:

  • Refreshment stop on Yas Island, close to the Yas Marina F1 Circuit.
  • Visit the traditional fruit, vegetable and date markets.
  • Pass by the dhow and fish market area to see the traders at work.
  • Stop at Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi and opt to have lunch at one of the cafes. Lunch is not included in the tour price due to the variety of options available.
  • Drive along the Abu Dhabi Corniche.
  • Pass the Emirates Palace Hotel, Al Bateen area and the palaces.
  • Tour the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Good to know:

  • This tour is available in different languages.

Days of Operation: Mon, Tue, Wed, Sat (full day)
Price: Starting from USD 70.00

Abu Dhabi City Tour and Ferrari World

(Departs from Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman)
Explore the capital of the United Arab Emirates, a fascinating mix of tradition and progression.

Tour Brief:

  • Drive along the Abu Dhabi Corniche.
  • Pass the Emirates Palace Hotel, Al Bateen area and the palaces.
  • Tour the Spectacular Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
  • Spend an exciting afternoon at leisure at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.

Days of Operation: Sun, Thu (full day)
Price: Starting from USD 135.00

***Please note the dress code for Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Useful Information.

East Coast Tour

(Departs from Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah)
Take a day to explore the picturesque East Coast of the United Arab Emirates.

Tour Brief:

  • Shop at the Friday Market, open daily for local crafts, pottery and carpets.
  • Lunch stop (not included) and an opportunity to swim in the beautiful ocean.
  • Photo stop at Bidiyah Mosque, the oldest and smallest mosque in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Photo stop at Fujairah Fort.
  • Drive through canyon landscapes.

Days of Operation: Mon, Wed, Fri (full day)
Price: Starting from USD 70.00
*Departing from Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah, the tour is a half day tour on Sun and Tue, and excludes lunch.

Dubai Shopping Tour

(Departs from Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman)
Take a private, tailor-made shopping tour to explore beyond the shopping malls. Discover the chic boutiques, traditional souks, quaint stores and lesser known shopping gems on this insider’s shopping tour of Dubai.

Tour Brief:

  • Browse traditional souks for spices, silks, gold or art.
  • Peruse chic boutiques.
  • Customised to your requests or requirements.
  • Available in a variety of languages.

Good to know:

  • Whatever your preference, we can take you to the best shopping locations.

Days of Operation: Daily (half day or full day)
Price: Starting from USD 368.00

ACTIVITIES

City Sightseeing

(Departs from Dubai and Sharjah)
With City Sightseeing, Dubai’s hop-on/hop-off bus tours, you can discover the city at your own pace in a convenient, flexible way with an informative tour giving you the best perspective of Dubai. Join at any of the stops, or at The Dubai Mall.

Tour Brief:

  • Hop-on/hop-off along various routes around Dubai at over 40 stops and commentary available in 13 languages including: English, Arabic, German, Russian, Portuguese, Hindi, Spanish, Mandarin, French, Italian, Turkish, Farsi and Japanese. Commentary for kids is also available.
  • One ticket with over 15 inclusions.
  • 24-hour, 48-hour and 72-hour tickets are available including family passes and individual passes.
  • Complimentary ‘City of Lights Night Tour’ includes two routes
  • 24-hour ticket includes two boat tours, three guided walking tours, seven museum entries, shopping and dining discounts and VIP Global Village ticket (November – March)
  • Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and the Sharjah and Ajman sightseeing routes are included with the 48-hour and 72-hour ticket

Days of Operation: Daily
Price: Starting from USD 66.00

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea conjures up images of scones and clotted cream, cucumber sandwiches, gourmet sweets, tea and coffee at any one of a choice of venues around Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Relax in luxurious surroundings and catch up with friends.

Tour Brief:

  • Burj Al Arab, Dubai.
  • Atmosphere at the Burj Khalifa, Dubai.
  • Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.
  • Jumeirah Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi.

Good to know:

  • Operates in Dubai & Abu Dhabi Only.
  • Some venues have a dress code and smart dress may be required.

Days of Operation: Daily (half day, afternoon)
Price: Starting from USD 62.00

Dhow Dinner Cruise

(Departs from Dubai and Abu Dhabi)
Experience dinner aboard a traditional wooden dhow on the open-air or air-conditioned deck– a great way to see the Dubai or Abu Dhabi skyline by night.

Tour Brief:

  • Buffet-style dinner.
  • Aromatic Arabic coffee.
  • Photo opportunities.
  • Cruises along Dubai Creek or Dubai Marina and the Abu Dhabi Corniche are available.

Good to know:

  • Pickup and drop off can be added.

Days of Operation: Daily (Evening)
Price: Starting from USD 47.00

Boating Adventures

(In Dubai and Abu Dhabi)
See the wonders of the UAE with these exhilarating and extremely popular daily trips. Get your cameras ready.

Tour Brief:

  • The 90-minute tour passes The Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab and Dubai Marina and is the most popular.
  • The 75-minute tour provides panoramic views of The Palm Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab.
  • The 30-minute tour takes a leisurely cruise through Dubai Marina passing a number of iconic landmarks.
  • In Abu Dhabi, the 90-minute tour departs from Emirates Palace Marina, passing the Royal Palaces and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque by sea – the ultimate Abu Dhabi boat tour.
  • The 60-minute tour provides a personal view of the Emirates Palace, the Corniche and Lulu Island.
  • Enjoy great sightseeing and photo opportunities with live commentary from the skipper.

Days of Operation: Daily
Price: Starting from USD 40.00

Seaplane Adventures

(Departs from Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah)
Seawings is a thrilling aerial experience over city and coastline. Experience an on-water take-off and landing and a flight filled with panoramic views and photo opportunities.

Tour Brief:

  • Enjoy a 40 minute air tour of Dubai.
  • Capture panoramic views of iconic landmarks such as Palm Jumeirah, Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, World Islands and more.
  • Luxury Seater Seaplane providing relaxed viewing.

Days of Operation: Daily (On Request)
Price: Starting from USD 300.00

Sundowner Dune Dinner Safari

(Departs from all emirates)
The mysterious desert is the ideal venue for a magical and memorable evening. Watch the sun go down as you drive on to our traditional Bedouin style camp where a delicious dinner awaits
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Tour Brief:

  • Dune driving through the desert.
  • Stop for a falcon viewing (part of the all-inclusive package)
  • Sunset photo stop in the dunes.
  • Camel rides, henna hand-painting and aromatic shisha are available.
  • Try out sand-boarding.
  • Belly dancing performance.
  • Stargazing.
  • Arabic style, three-course buffet. The all-inclusive package includes unlimited grape and hops beverages. Alternatively choose the soft-drinks only package.

Good to know:

  • Souvenirs and photos are available for purchase. Option to upgrade to a private 4×4 vehicle. Permanent toilets at the campsite. Entertainment may vary during Ramadan and on religious holidays.

Days of Operation: Daily (late afternoon until Evening)
Price: Soft drinks package from USD 75.00
All-inclusive package from USD 102.00

Overnight Safari

(Departs from all emirates)
The ultimate ‘glamourous-camping’ experience in the heart of the pristine dunes in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Leave your worries behind for a tranquil overnight getaway under the stars.

Tour Brief:

  • 4×4 dune drive into the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.
  • Stop for a falcon viewing.
  • Take a camel ride into the camp.
  • Overnight stay in a permanently furnished tented camp with facilities.
  • A delicious barbecue dinner is served in a gazebo or ‘majlis’ and includes grilled meats, fresh salads, Arabic desserts and hand-picked grape and hops beverages.
  • In the morning, awake to a freshly prepared hot breakfast. Take a morning desert drive with a chance to see wildlife in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.
  • Try the latest desert sport, desert bicycles (during the winter and weather permitting)

Good to know:

  • Towels and linen are provided; permanent showers and toilets are on site.

Days of Operation: Daily (Overnight)
Price: Starting from USD 270.00

USEFUL INFORMATION

Cultural awareness:

  • 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.
  • Always ask permission before taking pictures of Emiratis.
  • Avoid taking photographs of ladies dressed in traditional attire.
  • As a mark of respect for local customs, please avoid public display of affection.
  • The UAE has a reasonably relaxed dress code, but it is an Islamic country and modest clothing is recommended, particularly in shopping malls, souks, rural areas and during visits to mosques or places of worship. For ladies, shoulders and knees should be covered. Gents should opt for long shorts and shirts. 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.

Safari vehicles:
Our safari vehicles are long-wheelbase 4×4 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.

There are special considerations for children travelling in our 4×4 cars:

Infant Seat 0-12 months and under 75cm Private vehicle required
Baby Seat 1-3 years and 65cm-95cm Private vehicle required
Child Booster 4-5 years and 105cm-125cm May require a private vehicle
Booster Cushion Above 6 years and under 135cms Shared vehicle may be used

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 is not pre-allocated. During safaris, seating for passengers within one 4×4 vehicle will be rotated.

Good to know:

Our safaris involve off-road driving through rugged terrain – 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.

We do accept expectant mothers and passengers with heart, neck and back problems.