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INFORMATION

Check-in/Check-out:

With a majority of properties the

standard check-in time is 2.00pm and

check-out at 10.00am, but look out for

privilege late check-out times offered

by many of our properties. Please

check before booking.

Accommodation features:

All the room features mentioned in

this brochure relate to the standard or

basic room category.

People with a disability:

Some properties provide a range of

facilities for people with disabilities.

Please refer to the accommodation

features grid and check before booking.

Accommodation and

itinerary changes:

Whilst we make every effort to provide

correct information in this brochure,

individual operators reserve the right

to make changes to itineraries and

property facilities. If at all possible, we’ll

advise you of any changes at the time

of booking.

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Accommodation Ratings

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provided as a guide only and may alter

throughout the year due to a change

of circumstance. Please remember

these are Viva! Holidays’ views, not

official ratings.

TTTTT Deluxe property,

providing international standards of

accommodation, cuisine, facilities and

outstanding service.

TTTTSuperior property, providing

well-appointed rooms, a wide range

of facilities and a high standard of

service. A memorable experience.

CONTENTS

Airline partners 2

Arabian Peninsula 4

Travel tips 5

Dubai 6

Dubai beach resorts 10

Abu Dhabi 11

Oman, Muscat 14

Suggested itineraries 17

PRICE CHANGES

*Agents may charge service fees

and/or fees for card payments which

vary. If you book with Viva! Holidays

an additional 2% fee applies to credit

card payments.

Prices are correct as at 4 May 12 but

may fluctuate if surcharges, fees,

taxes or currency change. Amounts

payable to third parties are not

included. Offers subject to availability.

Please check all prices, availability

and other information with your travel

consultant before booking.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicable booking conditions

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information carefully before booking and paying

your deposit.

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TTTStandard property providing

comfortable rooms, pleasant service

and adequate facilities.

LUXURY

A collection of properties which are

unique and different, with outstanding

service and amenities.

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Throughout the brochure you’ll also find

a selection of value-for-money options.

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VALUE Hotels that will save

you money by offering extra

value items, such as breakfasts, room

upgrades or late check-out.

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06 4 Suggested Arabian Peninsula Itineraries

Arabian Peninsula

The Arabian Peninsula, in south-west Asia, is fast-paced and cosmopolitan made up of the United

Arab Emirates and Oman. The United Arab Emirates is a federation of seven emirates and a fascinating

destination, where a traditional Bedouin lifestyle and customs co-exist alongside eminently Western ones.

There are fantastic hotels, resorts and shopping that will exhaust both you and your credit cards, and

gorgeous beaches to laze on before dining at a world-class restaurant.

Visit Oman and discover a land of sparkling beaches, rugged mountains and desert dunes, where the

people greet you heartily with Ahlan wa salan! (Welcome!). The stunning seaport of Muscat is the perfect

place to immerse yourself in Arabian traditions and culture.

Dubai

The United Arab Emirates’ second

largest nation is an extraordinary mix of

groundbreaking skyscrapers, opulent

hotels, world-class sporting events and

luxury shopping. Beyond this lies a city

where locals take joy in song, dance and

tradition, shop in old-world souks (open-air

markets) and travel along waterways in

dhows (traditional wooden boat). Long

established as the trading and commercial

hub of the Middle East, Dubai combines

the excitement of a bustling city with

luxurious resorts and eastern traditions with

Western modernity. To sample the local

flavour, walk the streets of the tranquil,

restored Bastakia area or take a stroll

through multicultural Karama or Satwa.

Abu Dhabi

Little more than a fishing village 50 years

ago, this attractive, green and distinctly

Arab nation enjoys a laid-back and

prosperous atmosphere. Abu Dhabi is the

wealthiest and largest of the emirates,

comprising almost 87 per cent of the

country’s total area and home to 1.5 million

people. It is a great base for exploring

red-sand desert and oases such as Al-Ain

and Liwa. Be sure to visit old souks, sip a

fragrant Arabic coffee, ride the dunes on

an exhilarating desert safari, or dive in

emerald-coloured waters and meet

stunning marine life. You will find a range of

accommodation on offer as well as

wonderful shopping and dining in this

intriguing land.

Oman

There are plenty of things to do and see in

the Sultanate of Oman, which borders the

United Arab Emirates. Peer into Wadi Ghul,

Arabia’s own Grand Canyon, or search for

home-grown frankincense on the green

hillsides of sub-tropical Dhofar. Explore

villages, swim with sardines and hike in the

outdoor wonderland of Sharqiya. Most of all,

visit Muscat. The capital of Oman sits beside

the shimmering Indian Ocean and is an

eclectic mix of old and new - historic forts,

traditional houses and a host of international

hotels and shopping malls. Visit Oman, the

jewel in the Middle East’s crown, between

October and April when the weather is mild

and pleasant.


Suggested Arabian Itineraries Peninsula 07 5

KAZAKHSTAN

UZBEKISTAN

n Sea

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ASHGABAT

Travel Tips

Climate

Straddling the Tropic of Cancer, the Arabian

Peninsula’s climate is sub-tropical, with

temperatures that vary from warm in the

TEHRAN

winter months to hot in the summer. Sunny

blue skies prevail throughout the year and

rainfall is infrequent.

The weather in the Arabian Peninsula is

mildest in the months of December through

March. January is the coolest month of the

year, with an average temperature of 18°C.

The temperature starts to climb in April

and continues to climb steadily to an

average temperature of 35°C by August.

The temperature begins to cool down in

September with temperatures in November

dropping considerably to 25°C.

Average Temperatures ° C

Winter Spring Summer Autumn

21°C 27°C 34°C Bandar Abbas 29°C

YEMEN

TURKMENISTAN

IRAN

Ras al Khaymah

Ajman Umm al Qaywayn

Dubai

Gulf of Oman

ABU DHABI

Sohar

Al-Ain

MUSCAT

UNITED ARAB

EMIRATES Nizwa

Sur

Hainah

Mirbat

Salalah

OMAN

Duqm

MASIRA

Arabian

Sea

Currency

United Arab Emirates

The currency of the UAE is the Arab Emirate

Dirham (AED). The UAE currency notes are

available in denominations of 5, 10, 20,

50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 dirhams. One

dirham equals 100 fils. Coins are available in

denominations of 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 fils, and

1 dirham.

AFGHANISTAN

Oman

The currency of Oman is the Omani Rial

(OMR) divided into 1,000 baisa. Notes come

in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 rials and

500, 250, 200 and 100 baiza. Foreign currency

and travellers cheques can be exchanged

at banks, exchange bureaux, hotels and

at the airport. Outside banking hours,

moneychangers operate between 4pm and

7pm in the evenings and at weekends.

Credit cards are readily accepted in large

shops and hotels and by an increasing

number of traders in the souq. Most banks in

cities and towns have ATMs.

UAE Public Holidays

17 Jun 12 Leilat al-Meiraj

(Ascension of the Prophet)

18 Aug 12 Eid al Fitr Holiday (Last day of

Ramadan)

20 Aug 12 Eid al Fitr Holiday

25 Oct 12 Arafat Day

26 Oct 12 Eid al Adha (Feast of

Sacrifice)

15 Nov 12 Islamic New Year

2 Dec 12 National Day

1 Jan 13 New Years Day

24 Jan 13 The Prophet’s Birthday

Oman Public Holidays

17 Jun 12 Al Israa Wal Miraj (Ascension

of the Prophet)

23 Jul 12 Renaissance Day

19 Aug 12 Eid al Fitr Holiday (End of

Ramadan)

20-22 Aug 12 Eid al Fitr Holiday

26 Oct 12 Eid al Adha (Feast of

Sacrifice)

27-29 Oct 12 Eid al Adha Holiday

1 Jan 13 New Years Day

24 Jan 13 The Prophet’s Birthday

Passports and visas

Travellers to the United Arab Emirates and

Oman must have a passport which is valid

for at least 6 months. A visa is required for

entry into Oman; this can be purchased in

advance or upon arrival. No visa is required

for entry into the United Arab Emirates for

Australian passport holders. Please check

the passport and visa requirements with

your travel consultant or the appropriate

embassy/consular office before you travel.

We strongly recommend that you purchase a

comprehensive travel insurance policy when

you book your holiday.

Etiquette and tipping

The UAE and Oman are Islamic countriescare

should be taken to dress conservatively

when in public, particularly during any

religious holiday period. Tourists are not

expected to cover their hair or wear the

black abaya, however dressing modestly will

win you more respect. While hotels and clubs

allow Western swimwear, it is frowned upon if

worn in public areas.

While tipping is not necessary, it can go

a long way in increasing intercultural

communication and getting better service. A

good yardstick is ten per cent. Hotels include

a service charge and hotel tax in the bill.


MUSCAT RD

06 6 Suggested Dubai Itineraries

Highlights

DUBAI

Dubai is one of the world’s most rapidly developing leisure destinations and is an

intriguing combination of Middle Eastern tradition and Western flair.

··

Take a trip past the Burj Al Arab Hotel.

This famous hotel has to be seen to

be believed!

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Visit Dubai’s Gold Souk. The Souk is amazing

just for its sheer size

··

Take the Desert Safari tour. This is one

experience not to miss when in Dubai

4

The Palm

Jumeirah

The Gulf

· · Discover the Mall of the Emirates home to

over 400 retailers and famous for Ski Dubai

Dubai

Maritime

City

Port Rashid

20 12

SHEIKH ZAYED RD

Emirates

Golf Club

24

Jebel Ali

Racecourse

AL-SUFOUH

10

AL-BARSHA

Mall of the

Emirates

Burj Al

Arab

Umm

Suqeim

Beach

11

5

19 Wild Wadi

Waterpark

JUMEIRAH RD

AL-QUOZ

Kite Beach

13

UMM

SUQEIM

AL-WASI RD

SAFA

SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD

Jumeirah

Beach Park

Safa

Park

1

The Old

Town

Dubai Camel

Racecourse

JUMEIRAH

17

15

3

7

DOHA RD

Burj

Dubai

AL-MARQADH

SATWA 22

26

Dubai World

Trade Centre

6

UMM

SUQEIM

Gold

20 21

SHINDAGHA Souk 8

AL-RAS

Dubai 9

Museum 16

Spice

Souk

MANKHOOL

DEIRA 18

AL-MANKHOOL RD

Za’abeel

Park

ZA’ABEEL

14

OUD METHA ROAD

JADDAF

BANK ST

KARAMA

UMM HUREIR RD

27

2

25

Dubai Creek

Dubai Creek

Golf &

Yacht Club

RIGGA

23

AL-GARHOUD

AIRPORT RD

DUBAI HOTELS

1. Al Manzil Hotel

2. Arabian Park Hotel

3. Armani Hotel Dubai

4. Atlantis The Palm

5. Burj Al Arab

6. Chelsea Plaza Hotel

7. Four Points Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road

8. Hyatt Regency Dubai

17. Shangri-La Hotel Dubai

9. Ibis Deira Ciy Centre

18. Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel

10. Ibis Mall Of The Emirates

19. Sheraton Jumeirah Beach

11. Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Resort & Towers

12. Mina Al Arab

20. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach

13. Novotel Deira City Centre

21. Suite Novotel 4

Water

Shopping

Hotel Mall Of The Emirates

14. Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel Dubai

22. The Fairmont Dubai

15. Qamardeen

Land

Hotel

Bars and Eateries

23. Traders Hotel Main Dubai Attractions By Shangri-La

16. Riviera Hotel Park

Transit

Golf Course

Main Tourist Areas

Historic Attractions

Entertainment Area

Dining/Eating

Bars/Clubs

Shopping

Airport

H

A

Hertz

Alamo

HOTELS ON APPLICATION

24. Courtyard By Marriott Dubai

25. Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City

26. Ibis World Trade Centre

27. Intercontinental Dubai Festival City

MAIN ATTRACTION

SHOPPING

Transfers

Dubai International Airport is located four kilometres from Dubai city centre, six kilometres from Deira, six kilometres from Burj Dubai and 30 kilometres

from Jumeirah. The journey takes approximately 10-60 minutes depending on traffic.

Europcar operates a private car or minivan transfer from both Terminals 1 and 3, to your selected accommodation.


Suggested Sightseeing Itineraries Dubai 07

SIGHTSEEING

SIGHTSEEING

SIGHTSEEING

Dubai City Tour Operated by: North Tours

Duration: 4 hours Departs: Daily

Experience both the modern and the ancient

of Dubai. Visit Jumeirah mosque and the World

Trade Centre before passing some of the palaces

belonging to the ruling family of Dubai. After a

short break by the creek, arrive in the oldest part

of the city. Visit the fascinating Dubai Museum

and take a walk through the bustling alleys of the

souks, for beautiful jewellery and spices.

PRICE

FROM

$50 * per person

based on 2 adults travelling

1 Oct 12-31 Mar 13

SIGHTSEEING

Dubai Shopping Tour

Operated by: North Tours

Duration: 4 hours Departs: Daily

(except Fridays)

Begin with a halt at ‘City Centre’, one of the

biggest malls in Deira Dubai, then proceed to

Bur Dubai for a short walk through ‘Bur Juman’,

shopping centre. Visit Al Fehidi Street for

electronics, cameras and watches. Do not miss

the famous Gold Souk with almost 300 shops

offering the purest and finest gold, diamonds and

pearls at the very best prices.

PRICE

FROM

$46 * per person

based on 2 adults travelling

1 Oct 12-31 Mar 13

SIGHTSEEING

Dhow Dinner Cruise Operated by: North Tours

Duration: 2 hours Departs: Daily

A splendid way to view Dubai - take a tour of

the creek on a traditional wooden dhow. It offers

an intriguingly different view of this beautiful city.

What more could one ask for than a romantic

dinner aboard in a dhow as it slips silently along

the Dubai Creek by moonlight. Enjoy a sumptuous

feast of Lebanese cuisine and Arabic coffee - a

delicious taste of true Arabian hospitality.

PRICE

FROM

$50 * per person

based on 2 adults travelling

1 Oct 12-31 Mar 13

Desert Safari with BBQ

Operated by: North Tours

Duration: 6 hours Departs: Daily

Begin with an unforgettable rollercoaster drive in

the desert, racing up the highest dune to plunge

downwards for an all-time high. Enjoy a camel

ride at Ali’s Camel Farm before experiencing a

memorable desert sunset. The highlight of the

evening is an exotic belly dance. Your evening

ends with a delicious three-course BBQ meal.

PRICE

FROM

$75 * per person

based on 2 adults travelling

1 Oct 12-31 Mar 13

East Coast Tour Operated by: North Tours

Duration: 4 hours Departs: Daily

Take a journey to one of the most popular

beaches on the East Coast. Admire the beautiful

and dramatic Hajar Mountains, stop at the

Traditional and popular ‘Friday Market’, pass

through agricultural areas and see the picturesque

fishing villages of Khorfakan and Dibba. After a

swim and a break for lunch (not included) at the

Sandy Beach Hotel, visit the oldest mosque in the

UAE and discover the ancient ‘Ghost City’ and the

Emirate of Fujairahh’s portugese fort.

PRICE

FROM

$105 * per person

based on 2 adults travelling

1 Oct 12-31 Mar 13

*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Viva! Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct

as at 4 May 12 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included

unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


06 8 Suggested Hotels Dubai Itineraries

IBIS MALL OF THE EMIRATES TTT

IBIS DEIRA CITY CENTRE TTT

N ARABIAN PARK HOTEL TTT

Standard room Double

Standard room

Superior room

Sheikh Zayed Drive, Dubai

Map Ref: 10

Located next to the Mall of Emirates, Ski

Dubai and close to the entertainment areas

of Jumeirah Beach. Ideal for business and

leisure guests. Property features restaurants,

bar, parking facilities. There are 204 rooms, airconditioning,

hairdryer, safe, internet.

V Full breakfast daily.

8th Street, Port Saeed, Dubai

Map Ref: 9

Located in the heart of historic Dubai. Opposite

shopping mall Deira City Centre. Just minutes

from Dubai International airport. Property features

restaurant, bars, gym/fitness centre, parking,

shop. There are 365 rooms, air-conditioning,

internet, hairdryer, safe.

V Full breakfast daily.

Oud Mehta Str.1, Jaddaf, Dubai

Map Ref: 2

Located in Bur Dubai, 10 minutes from Dubai

World Trade Centre and close to Wafi City

with it’s restaurant and cafes. Property features

resturant, pool, gym, complimentary shuttle to

Waifi and Muncipal Beach. There are 318 Rooms,

air conditioning, tea and coffee faclities, mini

bar, hairdryver, safe, internet.

V Full breakfast daily.

PRICE

FROM

$47 *

per person per night twin share

PRICE

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FROM

per person per night twin share

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PRICE

FROM

$40 *

per person per night twin share

1 Jul 12-31 Aug 12

N RIVIERA HOTEL TTTh

Standard room

NOVOTEL DEIRA CITY CENTRE

TTTT

Superior room

CHELSEA PLAZA HOTEL TTTT

Deluxe room

Baniyas Street, Deira, Dubai Creek, Map Ref: 16

Dubai

Featuring a prime city centre location in Baniyas

Street. Overlooking the famous Dubai Creek,

the hotel is within easy reach of the major tourist

attractions including the famous gold and spice

souks. Property features restaurant, business

centre, shuttle bus to the Municipal Beach.

There are 109 rooms with air conditioning, tea

and coffee making faclities, hair dryer, internet,

mini bar, internet. No alcohol is served or sold at

this property.

V Full breakfast daily.

8th Street, Deira City Centre, Dubai Map Ref: 13

Located in the heart of the historic part of

the city. Opposite the Deira City Centre

shopping mall. Property features restaurant,

bars, pools, gym/fitness centre, shop. There

are 188 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, tea/

coffee making facilities, internet, hairdryer,

interconnecting rooms.

V Full breakfast daily.

Al Diyafah Street, Dubai

Map Ref: 6

Located in the fashionable Al Diyafah shopping

district, opposite The World Trade Centre and

just five minutes to Jumeirah beach. Property

features restaurants, bars, pool, gym/fitness

centre, tour desk, business centre, parking. There

are 98 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, tea/

coffee making facilities, internet, hairdryer, iron/

ironing board.

V Full breakfast daily.

PRICE

FROM

$56 *

per person per night twin share

1 Jul 12-31 Aug 12

PRICE

FROM

$121 *

per person per night twin share

1 Jul 12-31 Aug 12

PRICE

FROM

$75 *

per person per night twin share

1 Jul 11-31 Aug 11

TRADERS HOTEL BY SHANGRI-LA

DUBAI TTTT

Deluxe room

N AL MANZIL HOTEL TTTT

Superior room

N QAMARDEEN HOTEL TTTT

Superior room

Cnr Of Abu Baker Al Siddique & Salah Map Ref: 23

Al Din Road, Dubai

Located in the Deira commercial and shopping

district. Just ten minutes away from Mamzar

Beach Park and City Centre Shopping Mall.

Complimentary shuttle to Deira public and Al

Manzar beaches. Property features restaurant,

bar, pools, gym/fitness centre, business centre,

parking. There are 250 rooms, air-conditioning,

mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities, internet.

V Full breakfast daily.

Emaar Boulevard, The Old Town,

Map Ref: 1

Downtown Dubai

An excellent Arabian style hotel with modern

facilites and a great location close to Dubai

Mall and the Dubai Fountains. Property features

restaurant, bar, swimming pool, gym/fitness

centre, business centre, shuttle service to beach.

There are 197 rooms with air conditioning,

complimentary WIFI internet, safe, tea and

coffee making faclities, hair dryer, mini bar.

V Full breakfast daily.

Emaar Boulevard, The Old Town, Map Ref: 15

Downtown Dubai

Set in the heart of new Dubai, in the Burj Dubai

commerial area. A modern hotel with Arabian

features. The world’s largest shopping mall is

very close by, as well as the world’s tallest tower.

Property features restaurant, pool, shuttle bus

to shops and beach, coffee shop, bar, business

centre. There are 186 rooms with air conditioning,

complimentary internet, safe, tea and coffee

making facilities, hairdryer, mini bar.

V Full breakfast daily.

PRICE

FROM

$71 *

per person per night twin share

1 Jul 12-31 Aug 12

PRICE

FROM

$102 *

per person per night twin share

1 Jul 12-31 Aug 12

PRICE

FROM

$98 *

per person per night twin share

1 Jul 12-31 Aug 12


Suggested Hotels Itineraries Dubai 079

NSUITE NOVOTEL MALL OF THE

EMIRATES TTTT

Suite room

FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON

SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD TTTT

Classic room

2a Street, Dubai

Map Ref: 21

Located just 500 metres from the Mall of the

Emirates, this property offers suite style hotel

rooms that are suited to family travellers. Property

features restaurant, bar, pool, gym. There are 180

rooms with air conditioning, safe, internet, tea

and coffee facilities, hairdryer and mini bar.

V Full breakfast daily

Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

Map Ref: 7

Situated in the heart of the business district and

two kilometres from the Lamcy Plaza shopping

mall and four kilometres from Jumeirah Beach.

Property features restaurants, bars, pools, gym/

fitness centre, tour desk, parking, shop. There are

385 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, tea/coffee

making facilities, internet, hairdryer, iron/ironing

board, bathrobes.

V Full breakfast daily.

PRICE

FROM

$95 *

per person per night twin share

1 Jul 12-31 Aug 12

NSHERATON DUBAI CREEK HOTEL

TTTTh

Classic room

PRICE

FROM

$64 *

per person per night twin share

1 Jul 12-31 Aug 12

PARK REGIS KRIS KIN HOTEL DUBAI

TTTTh

SHANGRI-LA HOTEL DUBAI TTTTT

Deluxe room

Baniyas Street/Creek Road, Dubai Map Ref: 18

Overlooking Dubai Creek, this hotel is just a

short walk from the city’s main commerical and

shopping districts and only 7 kilometres from

the airport. The Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club

and gold and spice souks are nearby. Property

features restaurant, bar, coffee shop, pool, gym/

fitness centre, tour desk, sauna, tennis court,

beauty shop, hairdresser. There are 262 rooms

with air conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities,

mini-bar, hairdryer, safe.

V Full breakfast daily.

Sheik Khalifah Bin Sayed Street, Bur

Dubai, Dubai

Map Ref: 14

Located opposite Burjuman Shopping Centre,

in the heart of Dubai’s historic district. Just

moments from Dubai’s Metro Station and

Dubai’s commercial centre, Bank Street. Property

features restaurant, bars, pools, gym/fitness

centre, tour desk, parking. There are 392 rooms,

air-conditioning, mini-bar, tea/coffee making

facilities, hairdryer.

Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

Map Ref: 17

Close to the World Trade Centre and Convention

Centre, situated on Sheikh Zayed Road. Property

features restaurants, bars, pools, health spa

centre, gym/fitness centre, tour desk, parking

facilities, shop, tennis court. There are 301 rooms,

126 apartments, air-conditioning, mini bar, tea/

coffee making facilities, internet, hairdryer, safe.

V Full breakfast daily.

PRICE

FROM

$107 *

per person per night twin share

1 Jul 12-31 Aug 12

PRICE

FROM

$71 *

per person per night twin share

1 Jul 12-31 Aug 12

PRICE

FROM

$131 *

per person per night twin share

1 Jul 12-31 Aug 12

NTHE FAIRMONT DUBAI

TTTTT

NHYATT REGENCY DUBAI

TTTTT

ARMANI HOTEL DUBAI TTTTT

LUXURY

Standard room

Standard room

Sheik Zayed Road, Dubai

Map Ref: 22

Located in the financial hub of Dubai and

connected to the Dubai International

Convention Centre. This luxury hotel offers

classical elegance with contemporary décor

and amenities. Property features restaurants,

bars, swimming pool, health club, gym/fitness

centre, business centre. There are 394 rooms with

air conditioning, WIFI internet, stereo system, tea/

coffee making facilities, hairdryer, mini bar, safe.

V Full breakfast daily.

Deira Corniche, Dubai

Map Ref: 8

Set in Deira on the harbour front, just 10 minutes

from the airport and within a short drive to

Dubai Mall. An elegant hotel with a range of

facilities suited to all holiday makers. Property

features restaurants, bars, pools, health club,

spa, sauna, gym/fitness centre, indoor ice

skating rink, outdoor mini golf and roof top

revolving restaurant. There are 414 rooms with air

conditioning, mini-bar, safe, internet, tea/coffee

making facilities, hairdryer.

V Full breakfast daily.

Brui Dubai Tower, Dubai

The Armani Hotel Dubai holds pride of place

within the iconic Burj Khalifa. The tower is the

centrepiece of Downtown Dubai. Property

features restaurants, bar, pool, health spa

centre, shop. There are 160 rooms, internet,

safe, hairdryer.

V Full breakfast daily.

Map Ref: 3

PRICE

FROM

$152 *

per person per night twin share

1 Jul 12-31 Aug 12

PRICE

FROM

$176 *

per person per night twin share

1 Jul 12-31 Aug 12

*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Viva! Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct

as at 4 May 12 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included

unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.

PRICE

FROM

$302 * per person per night twin share

1 Jul 12-31 Aug 12


06 10 Suggested Hotels Dubai Itineraries

DUBAI BEACH

RESORTS

Dubai offers a number of spectacular

beaches with a large variety of luxurious

resorts and abundant activities and

entertainment to satisfy everyone.

The most famous is the long stretch of

Jumeirah Beach - enjoy lazing on the

sand, cool off in the Arabian Gulf or

participate in the many water activities.

SHERATON JUMEIRAH BEACH RESORT

& TOWERS TTTTT

SOFITEL DUBAI JUMEIRAH BEACH

TTTTT

JUMEIRAH BEACH HOTEL TTTTT

LUXURY

Standard room

Exterior

Ocean Deluxe room

Al Sufouh Road, Dubai

Map Ref: 19

A luxury sea-facing resort on Jumeirah Beach,

close to shopping and entertainment. Property

features restaurants, bars, pools, health spa

centre, gym/fitness centre, tour desk, parking,

shop, tennis court, free shuttle to downtown.

There are 256 rooms, air-conditioning, mini

bar, refrigerator, tea/coffee making facilities,

internet, safe, hairdryer, iron/ironing board,

interconnecting rooms.

V Full breakfast daily.

Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai Map Ref: 20

Marina, Dubai

Located in the heart of ‘New’ Dubai and within

walking distance of the Dubai Marina and shops.

Property features restaurants, bars, pools, gym/

fitness centre, tour desk, shop. There are 438

rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, tea/coffee

making facilities, internet, balcony, hairdryer,

bathrobes, butler/maid service.

V Full breakfast daily.

Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai

Map Ref: 11

Located on the picturesqe Jumeirah Beach

with uninterrupted views of the famous Burj Al

Arab. Built in the shape of a breaking wave

this iconic hotel comes complete with its own

beach. Property features restaurants, bars,

pools, health spa centre, gym/fitness centre,

tour desk, parking, shop. There are 617 rooms,

air-conditioning, mini bar, tea/coffee making

facilities, internet, balcony, hairdryer, bathrobes.

V Full breakfast daily.

PRICE

FROM

$109 *

per person per night twin share

1 Jul 12-31 Aug 12

PRICE

FROM

$124 *

per person per night twin share

1 Jul 12-31 Aug 12

PRICE

FROM

$263 * per person per night twin share

1 Jul 12-31 Aug 12

ATLANTIS THE PALM TTTTT

LUXURY

N

MADINAT JUMERIAH-MINA

A'SALAM MINA AL ARAB TTTTT

LUXURY

BURJ AL ARAB TTTTT

LUXURY

Deluxe room

Deluxe room

Crescent Road, Dubai

Map Ref: 4

Located in Palm Jumeirah area - a man-made

island that has captured the world’s imagination.

Property features restaurants, bars, pools, health

spa centre, gym/fitness centre, tour desk,

parking, shop, tennis court. There are 1705 rooms,

air-conditioning, mini bar, tea/coffee making

facilities, internet, hairdryer, iron/ironing board,

interconnecting rooms.

V Full breakfast daily.

Al Sufouh Road, Dubai

Map Ref: 12

Right on the shores of the Perisan Gulf, this unique

hotel offers stylish luxury in the Madinat Jumeirah

complex. A warm welcome will greet the

discerning traveller to this great resort. There are

292 rooms, air conditioning, mini bar, internet, hair

dryer, safe.

V Full breakfast daily.

Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai

Map Ref: 5

Located in the Jumeirah Beach area, 15

kilometres from the city. Standing on a manmade

island 280 metres offshore and linked to

the mainland by a curving causeway. Property

features restaurants, bars, pools, health spa

centre, gym/fitness centre, tour desk, parking,

shop, tennis court. There are 202 rooms, airconditioning,

mini bar, tea/coffee making

facilities, internet, hairdryer.

V Full breakfast daily.

PRICE

FROM

$267 * per person per night twin share

1 Jul 12-31 Aug 12

PRICE ON APPLICATION

PRICE ON APPLICATION


ABU DHABI

With its perennially sunny weather,

serene beaches, lush oases, lively

atmosphere and rich culture and

tradition, Abu Dhabi is an alluring

destination. Originally a pearl-trading

and fishing town, it’s now the most

affluent of the seven United Arab

Emirates, thanks to its oil. It combines

myriad leisure activities with luxury

hotels and shopping, and spectacular

marine life.

Suggested Abu Itineraries Dhabi 07 11

The Gulf

4

Emirates

Palace

BREAKWATER

AL-BATEEN

Heritage

Village

CORNICHE RD (WEST)

9

7

Khalidiya

AL-KHUDEIRAH Children’s

Garden

ABU DHABI HOTELS

1. Al Diar Mina Hotel

2. Al Diar Regency Hotel

3. City Centre Mercure Hotel

4. Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi

5. Hilton Abu Dhabi

6. Millennium Hotel Abu Dhabi

6

AL-KHALEEJ AL-ARABI ST

LULU ISLAND

Dhow Harbour

Al-Markaziyah

Gardens

AL-MARKAZIYAH

WEST

ZAYED THE 1ST ST (KHALIDYA ST)

Grand

Khalifa

Mosque

AL-KHALIDIYA SHEIKH RASHID BIN SAEED

AL-MAKTOUM ST (AIRPORT RD)

AL-MANHAL

KING KHALID BIN ABDEL

AZIZ ST (26th ST)

7. Shangri-la Qaryat Al Beri

8. Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel &

Resort

9. Traders Hotel Qaryat Al Beri

CORNICHE RD (EAST)

AL-MARKAZIYAH 5

8

Central Capital

Market Gardens 2 1 11

3

Grand

Mosque

14

12

MADINET

ZAYED

10

SHEIKH ZAYED THE 2ND ST (ELECTRA ST)

EAST RD (FOURTH ST)

LULU ST)

AS-SALAM ST

13

Abu

Dhabi

Mall

City

Terminal

HOTELS ON APPLICATION

10. Antarar Qasr Al Sarab Resort

11. Beach Rotana Hotel

12. Cristal Hotel

13. Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

14. Intercontinental Abu Dhabi

MAIN ATTRACTION

Transfers

Abu Dhabi city centre is about approximately 30 kilometres from the airport. The journey takes

about 30 minutes.

Emirates Adventures operates a private car transfer to your selected accommodation.

Highlights

··

Visit Emirates Palace Hotel - this national

landmark is one of most impressive hotels

ever built.

··

Spend a day relaxing at Al Raha Beach, Abu

Dhabi’s most popular beach, only 20 minutes’

drive from the Corniche.

··

Take the Abu Dhabi City Tour for many a

fascinating sight.

*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Viva! Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct

as at 4 May 12 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included

unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


06 12 Suggested Sightseeing Itineraries Abu Dhabi

SIGHTSEEING

SIGHTSEEING

SIGHTSEEING

Abu Dhabi City Tour

Operated by: Emirates Adventures

Duration: 4 hours Departs: Daily

(except Fridays)

Discover the country’s unique blend of culture

and fine traditional art and crafts in the oriental

markets and handicrafts centre. Enter a world

where modern architecture blends with

ancient traditions.

PRICE

FROM

$64 * per person

based on 2 adults travelling

1 Apr 12-31 Dec 12

SIGHTSEEING

Al Ain Oasis Tour

Operated by: Emirates Adventures

Duration: 10 hours Departs: Daily

(except Fridays)

In Al Ain visit the camel race track, the Al Ain

National Museum and the livestock market.

Visit Buraimi in Oman - see bazaars dating

back to the 18th century, discover a date

palm grove with the ancient ‘falaj’ - irrigation

system and watch bargaining at the camel

market. Visit ‘Fossil Valley’ before lunch, after

which the tour returns to Abu Dhabi.

PRICE

FROM

$307 * per person

based on 2 adults travelling

1 Apr 12-31 Dec 12

SIGHTSEEING

Dubai City Tour

Operated by: Emirates Adventures

Duration: 10 hours Departs: Daily

Experience both the modern and the ancient

of Dubai. The tour route takes you to Jumeirah

mosque, the World Trade Centre, passing some

of the palaces of the ruling family of Dubai.

Continue through the oldest part of the city,

Bastakia. Visit the Dubai Museum and walk

through bustling alleys full of mystical aromas,

numerous spices and dazzling jewellery.

PRICE

FROM

$110 * per person

based on 2 adults travelling

1 Apr 12-31 Dec 12

Dhow Dinner Cruise

Operated by: Emirates Adventures

Duration: 2 hours Departs: Daily

Enjoy a memorable time on board an Arabic

Dhow (traditional Arabic boat). A dinner cruise

on a wonderful wooden dhow boat built in the

time-honoured manner is fantastically romantic.

Cruise along the moonlit creek while viewing the

brilliantly illuminated skyline. Enjoy a sumptuous

buffet dinner with local delicacies.

NOTE: Dinner included.

PRICE

FROM

$120 * per person

based on 2 adults travelling

1 Apr 12-31 Dec 12

Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner

Operated by: Emirates Adventures

Duration: 6¼ hours Departs: Daily

During this afternoon tour discover the desert

of Abu Dhabi. After an exciting drive over the

sand dunes visit a camel farm and watch the

sunset from the dunes. After sunset, a BBQ

dinner will be served under the starlit sky, with

live entertainment.

NOTE: As the safaris involve off-road driving, pregnant

women, people with heart problems and other

sensitive ailments undertake the tours at their own risk.

Schedules are likely to change during the holy month

of Ramadan.

PRICE

FROM

$101 * per person

based on 2 adults travelling

1 Apr 12-31 Dec 12


Suggested Hotels Abu Itineraries Dhabi 07 13

AL DIAR MINA HOTEL TTT

Lobby

AL DIAR REGENCY HOTEL TTTT

Lobby

CITY CENTRE MERCURE HOTEL TTTT

(FORMERLY NOVOTEL CENTRE HOTEL ABU DHABI)

Standard room

Salam St, Abu Dhabi

Map Ref: 1

Close to the business district and commercial

centres of Abu Dhabi. The Abu Dhabi Mall and

Gold Souk are within walking distances. Property

features restaurant, bar, health spa centre,

gym/fitness centre, parking, shop. There are 105

rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, refrigerator,

kitchenette, tea/coffee making facilities,

internet, hairdryer.

V Full breakfast daily.

Salam Street and Port road,

Map Ref: 2

Abu Dhabi

Located at the junction of Salam Street and

Port Road at the beginning of the Abu Dhabi

Corniche. Property features restaurants, bars,

health spa centre, gym/fitness centre. There are

193 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, refrigerator,

kitchenette, tea/coffee making facilities, internet.

V Full breakfast daily.

Hamdan St, Abu Dhabi

Map Ref: 3

Located in the heart of the central business and

shopping district. Just a few minutes from the

beach. Property features restaurants, bars, pool,

gym/fitness centre, shop. There are 208 rooms,

air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities,

internet, hairdryer.

V Full breakfast daily.

PRICE

FROM

$61 *

per person per night twin share

1 Jul 12-31 Aug 12Y

PRICE

FROM

$71 *

per person per night twin share

1 Jul 12-31 Aug 12

PRICE ON APPLICATION

TRADERS HOTEL QARYAT AL BERI

TTTT

Superior room

HILTON ABU DHABI TTTTT

Hilton Guest Garden View room

SHERATON ABU DHABI HOTEL

& RESORT TTTTT

Exterior

Qaryat Al Beri Complex, Abu Dhabi Map Ref: 9

Ideally located in the Qaryat Al Beri complex,

on a private beach overlooking the strait that

separates Abu Dhabi from the mainland.

Property features restaurant, bars, pool, gym/

fitness centre, tour desk, parking, shop. There

are 301 rooms, air-conditioning, tea/coffee

making facilities, internet, hairdryer, iron/ironing

board, bathrobes.

V Full breakfast daily.

Corniche Avenue, Abu Dhabi

Map Ref: 5

Located 10 minutes from the city centre,

set in landscaped gardens, overlooking the

Arabian Gulf. Property features restaurants,

bars, pool, health spa centre, gym/fitness

centre, parking, shop, tennis court. There are

325 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, tea/coffee

making facilities, internet, hairdryer, iron/ironing

board, bathrobes.

V Full breakfast daily.

Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi

Map Ref: 8

In the heart of Abu Dhabi, overlooking the

Arabian Gulf. Property features restaurants, bars,

pools, health spa centre, gym/fitness centre,

tour desk, tennis court. There are 272 rooms,

air-conditioning, mini bar, refrigerator, tea/coffee

making facilities, internet, hairdryer, iron/ironing

board, bathrobes.

V Full breakfast daily.

PRICE

FROM

$62 *

per person per night twin share

1 Jul 12-31 Aug 12

PRICE ON APPLICATION

PRICE

FROM

$77 *

per person per night twin share

1 Jul 12-31 Aug 12

MILLENNIUM HOTEL ABU DHABI

TTTTT

SHANGRI-LA QARYAT AL BERI

TTTTT

EMIRATES PALACE ABU DHABI

TTTTT

LUXURY

Lobby

Deluxe room

East Swimming Pool

Khalifa Street, Abu Dhabi

Map Ref: 6

Situated along the famous Corniche stretch.

A lavish hotel with breathtaking views of the

Arabian Gulf. Property features restaurant, bar,

pools, health spa centre, gym/fitness centre,

parking. There are 325 rooms, air-conditioning,

mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities, internet,

hairdryer, iron/ironing board, bathrobes.

V Full breakfast daily.

308th Road, Abu Dhabi

Map Ref: 7

Located within the Qaryat al Beri complex.

Property features restaurant, bars, pool,

health spa centre, gym/fitness centre, tour

desk, parking, shop. There are 214 rooms,

air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities,

internet, balcony, hairdryer, iron/ironing

board, bathrobes.

V Full breakfast daily.

Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi

Map Ref: 4

The magnificent Emirates Palace is a national

landmark sitting on 1.3 kilometres of private white

sandy beach. Conveniently located near the

major business centres, shopping malls and local

attractions. Property features restaurants, bars,

pools, health spa centre, gym/fitness centre, tour

desk, parking, shop, tennis court. There are 394

rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, refrigerator,

balcony, butler/maid service.

V Full breakfast daily.

PRICE

FROM

$71 *

per person per night twin share

1 Jul 12-31 Aug 12

PRICE ON APPLICATION

*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Viva! Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct

as at 4 May 12 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included

unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.

PRICE

FROM

$266 * per person per night twin share

(min. 2 nights)

1 Jul 12-31 Aug 12


SIDAB ST

06 14 Suggested Muscat Itineraries

MUSCAT

Oman’s capital shimmers under a golden

sun and sits between the glistening Indian

Ocean and dramatic mountains. It’s an

enticing fusion of old and new. Enduring

historic forts stand sentinel over the city

centre - an impressive collection of luxury

hotels, traditional houses, museums,

world-class shopping malls and eateries

serving delicious regional and international

fare. Muscat offers a wonderful range of

leisure activities, from scuba diving and

rock-climbing to desert oases tours and

shopping in old-world souks.

6

7

5

3

SHATTI

AL-QURM

2 4

AL-KHUWAIR

Qurm

Beach

SULTAN QABOOS ST

1

Qurm Park

MADINAT

AS-SULTAN

QABOOS

MUSCAT HOTELS

1. Crowne Plaza Hotel Muscat

2. Grand Hyatt Muscat

3. Hotel Muscat Holiday

4. Hotel Radisson Blu Muscat

QURM

QURM HEIGHTS RD

Al-Harthy

Shopping

Centre

AL-NAHDHA ST

Hatat House

WATTIYAH

BAYT

AL-FALAJ

RUWI

5. Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort

& Spa

6. Six Senses Hideaway Resort & Spa

Zighy Bay

7. The Chedi Hotel Muscat

AL-MINA ST

MUTRAH HIGH ST

AL-BUSTAN ST

Gulf of Oman

MUTRA

CORNICHE

MUTRA

WADI

AL-KABIR

MAIN ATTRACTION

SHOPPING

MUSCAT

SIDAB

National

Aquarium

TRANSFERS

Muscat city centre is located approximately 25 kilometres from the airport. The journey takes

approximately 30-45 minutes depending on traffic.

Mark Tours operates a private car transfer to your selected accommodation.

AL-BUSTAN

Highlights

··

Discover the history of Muscat with a visit to

the Omani Museum

··

Take a leisurely stroll through the ancient

streets of Muscat’s fetching Old Town

··

Make sure you visit the Sultan Qaboos

Grand Mosque


Suggested Sightseeing Itineraries Muscat 07 15

SIGHTSEEING

SIGHTSEEING

SIGHTSEEING

City Tour Mystic Muscat

Operated by: Mark Tours

Duration: 4¼ hours Departs: Daily

Start with a visit TO the Grand Mosque. Continue

to the Embassy district to Mutrah where you will

visit the fish and vegetable markets and the

Mutrah Souq. Drive past the Corniche to the

capital area before a photo stop at the Sultan’s

Palace, flanked by the 16th Century Portuguese

forts of Jalali and Mirani. Visit Bait Al Zubair

Museum and stop at the Al Bustan Palace Hotel

before returning to your hotel.

PRICE

FROM

$84 * per person

based on 2 adults travelling

1 Apr 12-31 Mar 13

SIGHTSEEING

Nakhal Rostaq Fascination Forts

Operated by: Mark Tours

Duration: 7 hours Departs: Daily

First stop at Barka, a seaside town with small

souqs and a fort along the shoreline. The fort’s

origin is pre-Islamic with major contributions by

the Al Ya’ruba and the Al Bu Sayed dynasties.

Visit the mineral-laden hot water springs in

Nakhl and enjoy a picnic lunch. Visit Rusatq to

see another pre-Islamic fort before returning

to Muscat.

NOTE: Lunch included.

PRICE

FROM

$187 * per person

based on 2 adults travelling

1 Apr 12-31 Mar 13

SIGHTSEEING

Wahiba Sands and Wani Bani Khalid

Desert Safari Operated by: Mark Tours

Duration: 9 hours Departs: Daily

Board a 4WD and head towards Fanjah.

Drive through the Sumail Gap that divides the

Western and Eastern Hajars. See the ruins of the

old mercantile community of Al Mansfah near

Ibra. Continue through Wadi Bani Khalid to

the magnificent wadi. From here, proceed to

Wahiba, with its undulating golden sands, and

enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

NOTE: Lunch is included

PRICE

FROM

per person

*

based on 2 adults travelling

$284 1 Apr 12-31 Mar 13

SIGHTSEEING

Wadi Shab Coastal Trek

Operated by: Mark Tours

Duration: 9¼ hours Departs: Daily

Travel from Muscat to Quriyat and over the

plateau down to the narrow coastal track to

Wadi Shab. Enjoy a hike up one of Oman’s

scenic wadis before a picnic lunch. At the end

of Wadi Shab there is time for a swim through the

famous keyhole into a secluded fantasy world.

Stop at Fins Beach and relax before returning

to Muscat.

PRICE ON APPLICATION

Dolphin Watch Tour Operated by: Mark Tours

Duration: 2 hours Departs: Daily

Step aboard to explore the hidden treasures of

Oman’s magic coastline. The two hour cruise

is a fascinating experience and it’s rare to miss

the swimming dolphins. The chances of seeing

common, spinner, bottlenose or Indo-Pacific

dolphins are high at any time of the year.

PRICE

FROM

$108 * per person

based on 2 adults travelling

1 Apr 12-31 Mar 13

Wadi Abyadh & Wekan Village - Wadis &

Mountains Operated by: Mark Tours

Duration: 9½ hours Departs: Daily

Head towards Barka to visit the Camel Breeding

Farm. The on to Wadi Abyadh to enjoy the

crystal-clear rock-pools. Travel on to Wadi Mistal

which cuts through the Hajar Mountain Ranges.

After a picnic lunch visit the village of Wekan

where pomegranates, grapes, walnuts, apricots

and dates are grown. Marvel at the beautiful

landscape before returning to Muscat.

NOTE: Lunch is included.

PRICE ON APPLICATION

*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Viva! Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct

as at 4 May 12 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included

unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


06 16 Suggested Hotels Muscat Itineraries

NHOTEL MUSCAT HOLIDAY

TTT

Standard room

Muscat, Oman

Map Ref: 3

Located between the airport and the

central business district. Offers comfortable

accommodation and modest facilities. Property

features Restaurant, bars, pool, gym, spa,

tennis court, beauty salon. There are 123 rooms,

air- conditioning, mini-bar, hairdryer, safe, iron/

ironing board.

V Full breakfast daily.

PRICE ON APPLICATION

CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL MUSCAT

TTTT

Exterior

HOTEL RADISSON BLU MUSCAT

TTTT

Standard City View

GRAND HYATT MUSCAT TTTTT

Exterior

1730, Qurum Street, Muscat

Map Ref: 1

Nestled at the tip of Qurum Beach with

panoramic views of the Gulf of Oman. Property

features restaurants, bars, pool, health spa

centre, gym/fitness centre, tour desk, parking,

shop, tennis court. There are 200 rooms, airconditioning,

mini bar, tea/coffee making

facilities, internet, hairdryer, iron/ironing board,

interconnecting rooms.

V Full breakfast daily.

Al Khuwair, Muscat

Map Ref: 4

Located in the heart of the city’s commercial

district. Property features restaurants, bar,

pool, health spa centre, gym/fitness centre,

tour desk, parking, shop. There are 156 rooms,

air-conditioning, mini bar, tea/coffee making

facilities, internet, balcony, hairdryer, iron/ironing

board, bathrobes.

Shatti Al Qurm, Muscat

Map Ref: 2

In the heart of the business and government

areas. Property features restaurants, bars, pool,

health spa centre, gym/fitness centre, tour desk,

parking, shop, tennis court. There are 280 rooms,

air-conditioning, mini bar, tea/coffee making

facilities, internet, hairdryer.

V Full breakfast daily.

PRICE

FROM

$154 *

per person per night twin share

1 Jul 12-31 Aug 13

PRICE ON APPLICATION

PRICE

FROM

$222 *

per person per night twin share

1 Jul 12-31 Aug 12

SHANGRI-LA BARR AL JISSAH RESORT

& SPA TTTTT

SIX SENSES HIDEAWAY RESORT & SPA

ZIGHY BAY TTT

LUXURY

THE CHEDI MUSCAT TTTTT

LUXURY

Deluxe room

Areial view of Norfolk Island

Serai room

Bar Al Jissah, Muscat

Map Ref: 5

A luxurious 3-hotel resort village and signature

spa. Set on 124 acres alongside the bay of Al

Jissah, in a dramatic desert setting of rugged

mountains and inviting beaches. Property

features restaurants, bars, pool, health spa

centre, gym/fitness centre, tour desk, parking,

shop. There are 198 rooms, air conditioning,

internet, tea/coffee making facilities, safe,

hairdryer, interconnecting rooms.

V Full breakfast daily.

Musandam Peninsula, Zighy Bay

Map Ref: 6

Located on a headland on the northern

Musandam Peninsula. It is set between dramatic

mountains to the rear and a broad sandy beach

in front. Property features 2 restaurants, 2 bars,

pool, health spa centre, gym/fitness centre,

parking There are 79 rooms, air-conditioning,

overhead fan, refrigerator, tea/coffee making

facilities, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, butler/

maid service, CD player, DVD player

V Full breakfast daily.

Al Khuwair, Muscat

Map Ref: 7

Alongside the crystal waters of the Gulf of

Oman, only a short drive from the international

airport. Property features restaurants, pools,

parking, shop, tennis court. There are 156 rooms,

air-conditioning, mini bar, tea/coffee making

facilities, internet, hairdryer, iron/ironing board.

V Full breakfast daily.

PRICE

FROM

$309 *

per person per night twin share

1 Jul 12-31 Aug 12

PRICE ON APPLICATION

PRICE ON APPLICATION


Suggested itineraries Suggested Arabian Itineraries Peninsula 07 17

SUGGESTED ITINERARY Best of Dubai and Abu Dhabi Departs from: Dubai 6 days/5 nights

Day 1: Dubai

Take a transfer from Dubai airport to your hotel,

right next door to the Mall of the Emirates - famous

for Ski Dubai.

Overnight: Ibis Mall of the Emirates

Day 2: Dubai

Start your day with a Dubai City tour to

experience both the modern and the ancient

city of Dubai. On this tour visit Jumeirah Mosque

and the World Trade Centre before passing some

of Dubai’s famous palaces. The tour will finish at

the Dubai souks where you’ll have plenty of time

to wander the alleys and do a little shopping.

Finish the day with a Dhow dinner cruise, the

perfect way to view Dubai city by night. Enjoy

a sumptuous feast on local cuisine and coffee

- a delicious taste of true Arabian hospitality.

Overnight: Ibis Mall of the Emirates

Day 3: Dubai

To cool down from the Dubai heat, take a trip

to Wild Wadi Waterpark. Located next to the

Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Burj Al Arab Hotel,

approximately 20 minutes drive from the centre

of the city. Wild Wadi Waterpark contains 24

adrenaline-pumping and state-of-the-art rides

and slides. Finish off your Dubai holiday with some

last minute shopping at the Mall of the Emirates.

Overnight: Ibis Mall of the Emirates

Day 4: Abu Dhabi

Travel from Dubai to Abu Dhabi, which takes

approximately two hours by car. Start your Abu

Dhabi adventure with an Abu Dhabi City tour,

where you will discover the region’s unique blend

of culture.

Overnight: Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort

Day 5: Abu Dhabi

Spend the morning relaxing at Al Raha Beach,

Abu Dhabi’s most popular beach, located

only 20 minutes drive from the Corniche. In the

afternoon take the Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner

tour and discover the Abu Dhabi desert. A

highlight is the exciting drive over the sand dunes,

before settling down to a sunset BBQ dinner.

Overnight: Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort

Day 6: Abu Dubai

Conclude your itinerary in Abu Dhabi.

Departure Dates: 1 Jul 12-31 Aug 12

PRICE

FROM

$559 *

per person

based on 2 adults travelling

1 Jul 12-30 Aug 12

PRICE INCLUDES:

• 5 nights accommodation with private

facilities • Dubai City Tour • Dhow Dinner

Cruise - Dubai • Abu Dhabi City Tour

• Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner - Abu Dhabi

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Car hire or transfers

SUGGESTED ITINERARY Discover the Arabian Peninsula Departs from: Abu Dhabi 10 days/9 nights

Day 1: Abu Dhabi

Year-round sunshine, pristine beaches,

spectacular sand dunes and a cosmopolitan

lifestyle awaits every visitor to Abu Dhabi. Begin

the trip with an Abu Dhabi City Tour, where you

will discover Abu Dhabi’s unique way of life.

Overnight: Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort

Day 2: Abu Dhabi

Cool down from the Abu Dhabi heat by relaxing

at Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi’s most popular

beach, only 20 minutes drive from the Corniche.

The beach offers plenty of protected swimming

areas, refreshment outlets, scenic gardens,

walking pathways and beach volleyball areas.

In the afternoon take the Desert Safari with BBQ

Dinner tour and discover the Abu Dhabi desert. A

highlight is the thrilling drive over the sand dunes,

before settling down to a sunset BBQ dinner.

Overnight: Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort

Day 3: Abu Dhabi

Start your day with some shopping in Abu

Dhabi city. Shopping is something of a national

pastime in Abu Dhabi, perhaps because it’s so

diverse – everything from ultra-modern malls

with the latest brands, to small, souk-like outlets

where you can buy traditional perfumes,

handicrafts and spices. In the afternoon, visit the

Emirates Palace Hotel- this national landmark

is one of the most impressive hotels ever built.

Overnight: Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort

Day 4: Abu Dhabi - Muscat

Transfer from Muscat airport to your hotel, before

taking a stroll through the ancient streets of

Muscat’s Old Town. Enjoy the afternoon at one of

Muscat’s beaches for an afternoon swim.

Overnight: Grand Hyatt Muscat

Day 5: Muscat

Today you will depart Muscat by 4WD and drive

through the Hajar Mountains, stopping at Fanjah,

the ruins of Al Mansfah and the enchanting Wadi

Bani Khalid, with its stunning deep pools. You will

then travel on to Wahiba Sands to indulge in some

daring dune bashing. This will be a mesmerizing and

fun-filled day.

Overnight: Grand Hyatt Muscat

Day 6: Muscat

The day is at leisure to explore Muscat.

Overnight: Grand Hyatt Muscat

Day 7: Muscat - Dubai

Transfer from Dubai airport to your hotel, right

next door to the Mall of the Emirates, famous for

Ski Dubai.

Overnight: Ibis Mall of the Emirates

Day 8: Dubai

Begin the day with a Dubai City tour, where you

will be amazed at the diversity of architecture

and cultures to be found in Dubai, ranging from

traditional Arab houses to magnificent modern

towers of steel and glass. During the tour you’ll visit

Jumeirah Mosque and the World Trade Centre

before passing some of Dubai’s famous palaces.

Head to the Dubai souks for some shopping.

Spend the evening on a Dhow dinner cruise,

the perfect way to view Dubai by night. Enjoy a

sumptuous feast of Arabic cuisine and coffee –

a delicious taste of true Arabian hospitality.

Overnight: Ibis Mall of the Emirates

Day 9: Dubai

To beat the Dubai heat, make sure visit Wild Wadi

Waterpark, only 20 minutes drive from the centre

of the city. The waterpark contains 24 adrenaline-

pumping state-of-the-art water rides and slides.

In the afternoon take the time to do some final

shopping at the Mall of the Emirates.

Overnight: Ibis Mall of the Emirates

Day 10: Dubai

Conclude your tour in Dubai.

Departure Dates: 1 Jul 12-31 Aug 12

PRICE

FROM $1408 *

PRICE INCLUDES:

• 9 nights accommodation with private

facilities • Abu Dhabi City Tour • Desert

Safari with BBQ Dinner - Abu Dhabi • Dubai

City Tour • Dhow Dinner Cruise - Dubai

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Car hire or transfers.

per person

based on 2 adults travelling

1 Jul 12-30 Aug 12

*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Viva! Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct

as at 4 May 12 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included

unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


06 18 Suggested Accommodation Itineraries features grid

Accommodation Features

Property Facilities

Dining and

Entertainment

Leisure and

Recreational Facilities

Family

Features

Highchairs (H)/Cots (C)

Children's swimming pool

Kids’ club

Child menus

Baby-sitting

Tennis courts

Health spa centre (S)/Gymnasium (G)

Games room

Golf

Water sports

Jacuzzi (J)/Sauna (S)

Pool with swim-up bar

Swimming pool: indoor (I)/outdoor (O)

Nightclub

Number of bars

Coffee shop

Number of restaurants

Room service: limited (L)/24 hours (A)

Small Groups accepted

Reception: limited (L)/24 hours (A)

Elevator

Shop

Parking: free (F)/fees payable (P)

Laundry service (L)/Coin laundry (C)

Ironing facilities: in room (R)/housekeeping (H)

Non-smoking rooms

Rooms for those with disabilities

In-room safe (R)/Hotel deposit box (H)

Interconnecting rooms

Kitchen Facilities

Hairdryer

Tea or coffee making facilities

Telephone

Internet connection

In-house movies

Television

Refrigerator (R)/Mini bar (M)

Air-conditioned (A)/Fan-cooled (F)

Page number

ABU DHABI

Al Diar Mina Hotel 13 l H H L P l l A A 1 l l

Al Diar Regency Hotel 13 l H L l A L 3 l 2 l l l C

Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi 13 l H H L P l l A A 14 l 14 l l l l l l l l l

Hilton Abu Dhabi 13 l H L P l l A A 9 l 2 O l l l l l l

Millennium Hotel Abu Dhabi 13 A l l l l l l l l H l l L P l A A 1 1 O l l l l l l

City Centre Mercure Hotel (formerly Novotel

Centre Hotel Abu Dhabi) 13 A M l l l l l R l R L l l A L 4 3 O l G l l

Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri 13 l H H L P l l A A 1 l 2 O l l l l

Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort 13 l H H L P l l A A 10 l 3 O l l l l l l

Traders Hotel Qaryat Al Beri 13 H L P l l A A 1 2 O G l l l

DUBAI

Al Manzil Hotel 8 l H l P l l L L 2 l 1 I G l C

Arabian Park Hotel 8 H A 1 O

Armani Hotel Dubai 9 H L l l A L 4 1 l O S

Atlantis The Palm 10 A l l l l l l l l H l l L P l l A A 17 l 17 l l l l l l l l l l l

Burj Al Arab 10 H H L P l l A A 7 l 2 l l l l l l l l l

Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road 9 A l l l l l l l l H l l L P l l A A 6 l 2 l O l G l

Hyatt Regency Dubai 9 l H L P l l A A 5 l 1 l O l l l l l

Ibis Deira City Centre 8 A l l l l H R P l A A 1 l 1 G C

Ibis Mall Of The Emirates 8 A l l l H l H L P l A A 2 l 1 l C

Jumeirah Beach Hotel 10 A l l l l l l l l H l L P l l A A 20 l 2 l l l S l l l l l l l l l l

Madinat Jumeriah-Mina A’salam 10 H H L P l l A L 6 2 l l l l l l C

Novotel Deira City Centre 8 l H H L P l l A A 1 l 2 O G C

Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel dubai 9 A M l l l l l l R l l L P l A A 3 l 2 l O l G l l

Qamardeen Hotel 8 P l 1 1 O

Riviera Hotel 8 L l l A L 2 l l

Chelsea Plaza Hotel 8 A M l l l l l l H l l L F l A l A 8 l 5 l l G l l l

Shangri-La Hotel Dubai 9 l H H L P l l A A 5 2 I l l l l l

Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel 9 l H H L P l l A A 5 l 2 O l l l l l l l

Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort & Towers 10 A l l l l l l l l H l l L P l l A A 4 l 3 O l l l l l

Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach 10 l H H L P l l A A 2 l 3 O S G C

Suite Novotel Mall of the Emirates 9 A M l l l l l l H l l L P l l A l A 1 l 2 O l G C

The Fairmont Dubai 9 A M l l l l l l l R l l L F l l A A 6 l 4 O l S l l l l

Traders Hotel by Shangri-La Dubai 8 l H H L F l A l A 1 l 1 I l G l l l

MUSCAT

Al Bustan Palace intercontinental 10 A l l l l l l l H l l L l l A A 4 l 2 O l l l l l

Crowne Plaza Hotel Muscat 16 A l l l l l l l l H l R L P l l A L 4 1 O S l l l l

Grand Hyatt Muscat 16 A l l l l l l l l l L P l l A A 4 l 4 l O l l l l l

Hotel Muscat Holiday 16 H l A A 1 l 3 O G l l l

Hotel Radisson Blu Muscat 16 A l l l l l l l R l R L P l l L A 5 l 1 O l l

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa 16 l H L P l l A A 8 l 7 l O l l l l l l

The Chedi Muscat 16 A l l l l l l H l R L F l l A A 5 l O l J l l l

NOTE: Information contained on this page has been supplied by each hotel as at 4 May 12 and should be used as a guide only. Any facilities shown are subject to

change at any time. Some services may be on request and cannot be guaranteed, and may attract extra costs which should be settled directly with the hotel.

A dot in the features grid denotes that the hotel has advised that it offers the feature listed. Where there are two features listed the letter indicates which feature is

offered and a dot denotes both features are offered. OA = Other property not featured in the preceding pages of this brochure but available on application.


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