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abu dhabi, oman & qatar

2017-2018


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Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman & Qatar

DUBAI & ABU DHABI - UAE,

OMAN & QATAR

Experience the eclectic mix of cultures of the Arabian

Peninsula from grand sultans' mosques, soaring skyscrapers

with an architectural edge, exotic souks selling spices, gold

and frankincense, or museums focused on Islamic culture

from artwork and ceramics to a timeline of the region's

history.

Ride a camel in the shifting dunes, cross canals in wooden

abras, learn the ancient art of falconry, swim in turquoise

seas, or take an off-road adventure on mountain roads

through ancient canyons.

We hope to inspire you to venture further.

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contents

Map .....................................4

GO.SEE.DO. Dubai. .........................5

UAE

Dubai Introduction ........................6

Dubai Stopover Tours ......................7

GO.SEE.DO. - Sightseeing Ideas ...........8-9

Hotels – Dubai ........................10-20

Abu Dhabi Introduction ...................21

GO.SEE.DO. - Abu Dhabi ..................21

GO.SEE.DO. - Sightseeing Ideas ............22

Hotels – Abu Dhabi ...................23-25

3 Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman & Qatar

OMAN

Oman Introduction .......................26

GO.SEE.DO. - Oman ......................26

GO.SEE.DO. - Sightseeing Ideas.............27

Extended Touring ........................28

QATAR

Qatar Introduction .......................29

GO.SEE.DO. - Qatar ........................29

GO.SEE.DO. Sightseeing/Stopover Tours . . . .30

Holiday Hints ............................31

Booking Conditions .......................32

IMPORTANT INFORMATION YOU MUST READ

Please read the Booking Conditions on the back

cover of this brochure.

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Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman & Qatar

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VENTURE’S RATING

We have our own rating system to help you find the accommodation

that suits your needs and budget:

4 4 Economy - Basic accommodation, usually with

private bathrooms and limited public facilities.

4 4 4 Moderate - Pleasant accommodation with limited

facilities. Many feature coffee shop, restaurants and

bars.

4 4 4 4 Superior - Quality accommodation, a wide range of

facilities and a high standard of service.

4 4 4 4 4 Deluxe - Luxury accommodation with the highest

standards of service and facilities.

CLIMATE

The Arabian Peninsula has a sub-tropical desert climate which means

the best time to travel is between October and April when temperatures

are in the mid-20°Cs to low-30°Cs.

June to September is the hottest period with hot and humid conditions

and temperatures rarely dip below 40°C.

There is virtually no rain in this region except for southern Oman, which

receives monsoonal rains between June and October.

OTHER HOTELS & TOURING

Via our partners, we have access to extensive hotels and touring

throughout the UAE, Oman and Qatar. Ask your travel agent if you are

interested in booking hotel accommodation or tours not featured in

this brochure and in most cases we will be able to assist.

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GO.SEE.DO.

5 GO.SEE.DO. - Dubai

did you know?

Dubai's cultural diversity is reflected in its culinary mosaic of fantastic

restaurants with 'brunch' taking on a very different meaning - not just a meal

it is an experience - here are some to try!

n TRAITEUR: FRENCH CUISINE AT PARK HYATT DUBAI OVERLOOKING THE CREEK -

TRY "TEMPLE OF CHEESE" WITH PORTUGUESE GRAPE PAIRING!!

n NOBU: JAPANESE FARE WITH A PERUVIAN INFLUENCE - SAVE ROOM FOR

DESSERT - LOCATED AT ATLANTIS, THE PALM.

n THE ELOQUENT ELEPHANT: AT THE TAJ DUBAI - IT IS THROWBACK FRIDAY BRUNCH

WITH GASTRO PUB STYLE FOOD!

n GARDEN: PERUVIAN HOTSPOT AT THE JW MARRIOT MARQUIS HOTEL - HEAD HERE

ON SATURDAYS FOR THE RELAXED "BRUNCH UPON A TIME".

FUN FOR FAMILIES

There are plenty of options for both big and little kids.

n LEGOLAND DUBAI - 15,000 LEGO models made from

more than 60 million bricks, 40 interactive rides, shows and

attractions.

n IMG WORLDS OF ADVENTURE - Dubai's largest

temperature controlled indoor themed entertainment

destination featuring Cartoon Network, Marvel, the Lost Valley

- Dinosaur Adventure with more than 20 rides & a 5D cinema.

n KIDZANIA - A sprawling mini city that allows children to

dabble in 80 different careers from pilot to police officer!

n DUBAI AQUARIUM & UNDERWATER ZOO - One of

the largest suspended aquariums in the world with over 140

species of sea life in a 10 million litre tank.

n VOX CINEMAS - At Mall of the Emirates with 24 screens

including a multi-sensory 4DX theatre that adds moving seats

and effects like rain and lightning.

Dubai aims to be the biggest, best

& most modern city on the planet -

and nothing is done on a scale that

is anything other than world class!

CULTURE

Dubai Opera is the city's first purpose built

multi-format performing arts theatre - a 2000

seat venue for opera, ballet, theatre, concerts,

art exhibitions, orchestras, sports events &

seasonal programmes. In the Opera District,

Downtown Dubai.

Plan your visit: dubaiopera.com.

In 2017 La Perle by Dragone, an epic

aqua theatre will open in Al Habtoor City with

450 performances per year!

TICKTHE BOX!

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HRS

4 Take a traditional abra to the

Gold Souk & Spice Market.

4 Enjoy high tea on the 122nd

level of Burj Khalifa at At.mosphere.

4 Take a selfie in front of Burj al Arab.

4 Shop at The Dubai Mall featuring 1,200

different stores.

4 Bag a bargain at The Dubai Outlet Mall with

discounts of between 30-90% in 240 stores.

4 Stroll down the pedestrianised area at The

Beach at JBR before deciding on a place to

eat.

4 Pick up some Arabica coffee at Dubai Coffee

Museum in the Al Fahidi neighbourhood.

4 Don't miss visiting the Sheikh Mohammed

Centre for Cultural Understanding

which helps visitors understand the

local culture, customs and religion.

ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW!

Dubai Canal has now been completed forming

an island with the combined waterway stretching

27kms. There will be 18 marine stations, allowing

travel from Deira & Bur Dubai to Jumeirah and will

culminate with an artificial crescent-shaped island

along Jumeirah Park (currently under construction).

The Dubai Frame is set to open at the time of

print - the Zabeel Park attraction has two 150

metre towers connected by a bridge from which

you can soak up panoramic views of old and

new Dubai in the one spot.

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Dubai

DUBAI

This ultra modern metropolis is dominated by

a skyline of towering skyscrapers and the now

iconic structures of Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa.

and with so many attractions to experience, you

will leave wanting more!

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T H E P AL M

22

TH E GUL F

Burj Al Arab

Port

Rashid

CRUISE TERMINAL

23 26

24

25

MARINA MALL

SWIMMING

SHOPPING

Sheikh Zayed Rd

Emirate s

Gol f

Club

Jebel Al i

Racecourse

AL BARSHA

MALL OF THE

EMIRATES

18

Jumeirah Rd

Jumeira h

Beach Par k

Saf a

Par k

Sheikh Zayed Rd

17

AL HABTOOR CITY

Dubai

Camel

Racecourse

Al-Wasi Rd

DUBAI

MALL

13

8

15 14 12

16

19 20 FESTIVAL CITY

BUSINESS BAY

Burj Khalifa

Doha R d

11

10

Al-Mankhool Rd

BUR DUBAI

O ud Metha R d

Bank St

Shelkh Khalifa bin

Zayed Rd

U mm Hur eir Rd

HEALTHCARE CITY

Creekside

Par k

2

3

Al- Garhoud Bridge

C orniche

Al-Khajij Rd

9 DEIRA

4

5

7 6

Airport Rd

Dubai

International

Airpor t

S alahuddin R d

Al-Lttihad Rd

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MAP REFERENCE

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Crown Plaza Dubai Festival City

Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights

Grand Hyatt

Marco Polo Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn Muraqabat

Warwick Hotel Dubai

Sheraton Dubai Creek & Towers

8 Arabian Courtyard Hotel

14 Manzil Downtown Duba

20 Sheraton Mall of the Emirates

9 Regis Kris Kin Hotel Dubail

15 Vida Downtown Dubai The Palace 21 Atlantis, The Palm

10 Hilton Garden Inn Al Mina

16 Downtown Dubai

22 Sofitel The Palm, Dubai

11 Four Points Sheraton on SZR 17 The Westin Dubai

23 JA Ocean View Hotel

12 Taj Dubai

18 The Metropolitan Dubai

24 Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach

13 Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay 19 Hilton Garden Inn Mall of the

25 The Address Dubai Marina

Dubai

Emirates

26 The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

ONE WAY AIRPORT TO BUR DUBAI/DEIRA &

BEACH HOTEL OR V.V.

Seat in coach from $30 per person

Private car from $32* per person

ONE WAY AIRPORT TO THE PALM/DUBAI

MARINA HOTEL OR V.V

Seat in coach from $38 per person

Private car from $42* per person

* Private car based on 2 people travelling together.

VIP AIRPORT SERVICES (OPTIONAL):

$20 per adult (children U/13yrs are free).

Bookings for UAE provided with ‘meet &

greet’ service by uniformed representative

prior to Customs & Immigration, Dubai

International Airport; welcome pack of

valuable information to enhance your stay

in Dubai; 24 hour emergency assist phone

number; ‘meet & greet’ service by hotel

representative

DISTANCES

FROM AIRPORT TO:

Deira

Bur Dubai

Business Bay

Dubai Marina

The Palms

DUBAI TO ABU DHABI

DUBAI TO MUSCAT

10 mins

15 mins

20 mins

35 mins

40 mins

2 hrs

4 ½ hrs

GETTING AROUND

Dubai has a comprehensive public transport

system and the Nol card can be used on the

Metro, Buses, Water Buses & Parking:

n The Dubai Metro covers the length &

breadth of the city, is safe & airconditioned.

The Red Line runs from Rashidiya to Jebel

Ali and the Green Line runs from Etisalat in

Al Qusais to the Creek.

n The monorail runs long the trunk of

Palm Jumeirah operating 10am-10pm,

departing every 15 minutes. (NOL card

cannot be used.)

n The Dubai Tram system links the metro

and the monorail, runs for 20 hours a day

from 5am-1am.

n A one day hop on/hop off ticket for

the water bus service makes it easier to

navigate Dubai Marina with 28 discount

vouchers from tour operators, restaurants

& retail outlets.

n The public bus system services all of

Dubai with feeder buses to metro stations.

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DUBAI STOPOVERS

OPTION A

MARCO POLO

FROM

$430*

Why not relax for a few days either to or from Europe - it is a great option

to adjust to the time difference and these itineraries will tempt you to stay

longer!

cultural dubai

INCLUSIONS

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

2 nights' accommodation at selected

hotel; meals as indicated, sightseeing as

specific & return airport private transfers.

DAY 1: DUBAI

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure.

DAY 2: DUBAI CITY TOUR & SUNDOWNER DUNE SAFARI

Enjoy a morning city tour of Dubai touring the iconic landmarks and architectural wonders that make

Dubai distinctive today. In the afternoon embark on a desert safari to a Bedouin camp where you

will enjoy camel riding, hand-painted henna design and a delicious barbeque buffet. (B,D)

DAY 3: DUBAI

Private transfer to the airport. (B)

OPTION B

HYATT REGENCY DUBAI

CREEK HEIGHTS

FROM

$496

OPTION C

WARWICK HOTEL

FROM

$529*

7 Dubai Sightseeing

tale of two cities

4 DAYS /3 NIGHTS

INCLUSIONS

3 nights' accommodation at selected

hotel; meals as indicated, sightseeing as

specific & return airport private transfers.

* All prices based on per person, per night twin share rates. Terms and conditions apply (please refer to page 32)

DAY 1: DUBAI

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure.

DAY 2: DUBAI CITY TOUR

Enjoy a morning city tour of Dubai touring the iconic landmarks and architectural wonders that make

Dubai distinctive today Afternoon at leisure. (B)

DAY 3: ABU DHABI CITY TOUR

Drive to Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE. A full day to explore the sights and sounds of the capital of the

UAE, a fascinating mix of tradition and progression visiting the majestic Sheikh Mohammad Mosque..

(B)

DAY 4: DUBAI

Private transfer to airport. (B)

OPTION A

MARCO POLO

OPTION A

MARCO POLO

FROM

$462*

FROM

$831*

OPTION B

HYATT REGENCY DUBAI

CREEK HEIGHTS

city & desert safari

5 DAYS /4 NIGHTS

DAY 1: DUBAI

On arrival you will be met and transferred to you

hotel. Afternoon at leisure.

DAY 2: DUBAI CITY TOUR

OPTION B

HYATT REGENCY DUBAI

CREEK HEIGHTS

FROM

$550*

OPTION C

WARWICK HOTEL

Enjoy a morning city tour of Dubai touring the iconic landmarks and architectural wonders that make

Dubai distinctive today. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

DAY 3: OVERNIGHT SAFARI

The ultimate "glamping" experience in the heart of the pristine dunes in the Dubai Desert

Conservation Reserve - take a camel ride into the camp and stay in a comfortably furnished tented

camp with facilities. (L,D)

DAY 4: DUBAI

After breakfast return to Dubai. Rest of day at leisure. (B)

DAY 4: DUBAI

Private transfer to airport. (B)

FROM

$1,037*

OPTION C

WARWICK HOTEL

FROM

$597*

INCLUSIONS

4 nights' accommodation at selected

hotel/1 night luxury tent; meals as

indicated, sightseeing as specific & return

airport private transfers.

FROM

$1,040*

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GO.SEE.DO. - sightseeing ideas

Dubai Sightseeing Ideas

AT THE TOP –

BURJ KHALIFA

OBSERVATION DECK

FROM

$76^

This is an opportunity to prepurchase

your ticket to the observation deck to

use at your leisure.

DURATION half day DEPARTS at leisure/ticket only

“. . . Burj Khalifa reaches

830 metres towards the

sky and is the world’s

largest tower.”

NEW DUBAI CITY TOUR

FROM

From Dubai’s rich traditional

Bedouin heritage, today’s $92^

futuristic skyline of Dubai

continues to amaze the world. Tour

the iconic landmarks and architectural

wonders that make Dubai distinctive today.

Visit The Lost Chambers Aquarium at Atlantis,

The Palm; enjoy a one-way ride on The Palm

Jumeirah monorail; drive through the Dubai

Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence area;

visit The Dubai Mall with its many shopping,

dining and entertainment options to enjoy

at your leisure then to ‘At The Top’ - the Burj

Khalifa Observation Deck (ticket included). Tour

ends at The Dubai Mall.

DURATION half day DEPARTS all year, Sun-Thu

mornings & Wed & Fri evenings

CULTURAL WALKING TOUR

OF DUBAI

Explore the heritage & culture

of Dubai.

FROM

$65^

Visit Al Farooq Mosque, Heritage

House (residence of a wealthy pearl merchant

& the first school in Dubai), the Old Souk before

crossing Dubai Creek by abra (water taxi) to

the Al Fahidi Cultural Neighbourhood strolling

along cobbled streets, finishing with a tea &

coffee break in this oldest wind tower district.

DURATION morning

DEPARTS Mon & Wed (except 01 May 16-31 Aug 17)

DHOW CRUISE WITH

DINNER

What could be more

enchanting than dinner

aboard a dhow as it

slips silently along Dubai Creek by

moonlight?

FROM

$133^

Your cruise aboard one of these traditional

wooden vessels offers an intriguingly different

view of this amazing city - a portrait of the

true character of Dubai, the intertwining of

traditional and modern.

DURATION evening (includes dinner)

DEPARTS daily

TRADITIONAL DUBAI CITY

TOUR

Provides an insight into

Dubai’s rich history.

Includes a photo stop at the Burj Al Arab,

Majlis Ghorfat (in winter only), photo stop

at the Jumeirah Mosque, drive past Zabeel

Palace, walk through the Al Fahidi Cultural

neighbourhood & art district, visit Dubai

Museum, creek crossing by traditional abra

(water taxi) and walk through the Spice & Gold

souks.

DURATION half day, morning & afternoon

DEPARTS daily; Friday (afternoon only)

FROM

$70^

SUNDOWNER DUNE

DINNER SAFARI

An all inclusive tour for

a magical & memorable

evening.

FROM

$156^

Dune driving through the desert arriving at the

Bedouin camp for an Arabic style, 3 course buffet

dinner. Experience a short camel ride, sandboarding,

henna hand-painting & aromatic shisha

whilst a bewitching belly dancer sways to the

haunting strains of Arabian music. Suitable for

children 5-12 yrs.

Not recommended on ‘day of departure’ as

return to respective hotel is after 23h30.

DURATION late afternoon til evening (includes

dinner) DEPARTS daily

ASK ABOUT OTHER TOURS

AVAILABLE:

n MORNING DUNE DRIVE

Camel riding, sand board surfing. Suitable

for children 5-12 yrs.

DURATION morning DEPARTS daily

n HAJAR MOUNTAIN SAFARI

Drive towards the east coast and the Hajar

Mountains with its dramatic canyons.

Picnic lunch returning to Dibba village and

oasis town of Musafi.

DURATION morning DEPARTS daily

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GO.SEE.DO. - sightseeing ideas

DON'T MISS!

BATEAUX DUBAI DINNER

CRUISE

FROM

$182^

Experience a truly elegant and

luxurious dinner cruise on the all

glass, Seine-designed Bateaux Dubai boat.

Dine on a delicious four course, a-la-carte

menu, freshly prepared on board with a choice

of soft drink or non-alcoholic beverages

and enjoy panoramic views of the Dubai

skyline, the historic Heritage Village and

Sheikh Saeed's house, further enhanced by

great live music (except during Ramadan) and

spectacular photo opportunities.

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DURATION evening (includes dinner)

DEPARTS daily

^ All prices based per adult/low season rate. Child price on request. Terms and conditions apply (please refer to page 32

DESERT DUNE BUGGIES

Try a truly exhilarating

adventure driving across the

dunes!

Easy to drive and equipped with the

FROM

$130^

best safety features, the dune buggies provide

an unforgettable safari across the dunes on

the latest, fully automatic (with suspension),

two-seater, off-road dune buggies including

a four-point safety harness and roll cage.

Activity includes dune buggy driving & safety

instructions & allows you to follow your guide

along the natural trail of the dunes. Wonderful

photo opportunities will be available. Valid

driver's license must be carried by all driver. Drivers

must be 18yrs.

DURATION morning/afternoon DEPARTS daily

ABU DHABI CITY TOUR &

FERRARI WORLD

Explore the sights and sounds

of the capital of the UAE, a

fascinating mix of tradition and

progression.

Pick up from hotel in Dubai & drive to Abu

Dhabi stopping at the majestic Sheikh Zayed

Grand Mosque for a tour of this landmark.

Take in the sights of Abu Dhabi driving along

the Corniche and Emirates Palace Hotel. It

is then on to Yas Island & Ferrari World Abu

Dhabi. Spend an exciting afternoon at leisure

with exciting rides and experiences for the

whole family.

DURATION full day DEPARTS Sun, Thu.

FROM

$222^

A WOW EXPERIENCE!

“. . . acclaimed by the New York

Times as the number one thing

to do in Dubai.”

SEAPLANE FLIGHT OVER DUBAI

One of the most unique and exhilarating

Dubai sightseeing experiences as you see

Dubai from a different angle.

Gently take off from the pristine waters of Dubai Creek

and effortlessly ascend to the skies. Observe the unique

perspectives of Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, The

World and Palm Jumeirah.

DURATION morning/afternoon DEPARTS daily

FROM

$715*

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FESTIVAL CITY /

HEALTHCARE CITY

Two districts located very close to Dubai International Airport and a great

choice for both a stopover or extended stay, with all the attractions close

by including the Festival City Mall with over 300 shopping/dining options.

Festival City / Healthcare City Hotels

1 CROWNE PLAZA DUBAI

FESTIVAL CITY

4 4 4 4 4

Dubai Festival City

FROM

$81*

LOCATION: A sister property to the InterContinental Dubai Festival City

connected by an internal lobby is ideally situated only 5 kms from Dubai

International Airport & right on the waterfront promenade & adjacent to

the Dubai Festival City Mall with over 300 shopping/dining options. All 316

contemporary styled rooms have views of the creek & Dubai skyline.

FACILITIES: All-day dining restaurants, lobby lounge café & Belgian Café provide

free WiFi access. Gym, 25 metre pool & outdoor spa pools, all overlooking the

spectacular views of the creek. Access to Spa InterContinental compliments the

leisure facilities of Crowne Plaza.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Superior; Deluxe; Executive; 1 Bedroom Suite

BONUS - Free buffet breakfast daily.

venture's insight - Within minutes to the airport with shopping mall &

restaurants next door & fabulous facilities to relax after a long flight!

Deluxe Room

2

HYATT REGENCY DUBAI

CREEK HEIGHTS

4 4 4 4

Dubai Healthcare City, near Dubai Creek

FROM

$108*

LOCATION: Just minutes from Dubai International Airport & near major business

& entertainment districts in the city, easy access to new & old Dubai attractions.

461 generously sized guestrooms overlooking Dubai Creek & the striking city

skyline.

FACILITIES: 4 restaurants, lounge in the stylish lobby, poolside bar, Nysa Spa

with its exclusive hydrotherapy "Water Temple", outdoor swimming pool, two

separate fitness centres for mixed use & ladies-only & on site Kids' Club. Guests

staying in Regency Club rooms and suites offered the conveniences of the

exclusive Regency Club Lounge on the 32nd floor with an exclusive check-in

& check-out area, daily continental breakfast, all-day refreshments, evening

cocktails and canapes, access to secretarial and concierge services, & use of a

private boardroom.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Standard; Deluxe, Executive; Regency Club; Suites.

BONUS - Free buffet breakfast daily

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venture's insight - A stunning location within easy access to

entertainment & shopping at Wafi City and the Dubai Mall. The Regency

Club offers excellent value.

GRAND HYATT

4 4 4 4 4

Oud Metha Road, Healthcare City, Dubai

FROM

$138*

LOCATION: Conveniently located close to the airport, financial & entertainment

districts & only 2 minutes from the Dubai Healthcare City metro station. Set

within 37 acres of landscaped gardens, this award-winning hotel is a combination

of resort facilities with 674 luxury hotel rooms & suites, all with Dubai

skyline & stunning creek views.

FACILITIES: 13 restaurants & bars, award-winning Ahasees Spa & Club and its

comprehensive wellness & finess centre complemented by saunas, steam

rooms, indoor & outdoor pools, tennis courts and fitness centre.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Grand; Creekside; Club.

BONUS - Free buffet breakfast daily

Regency Club Room

venture's insight - Fabulous location convient to the airport,

finanacial & entertainment districts surrounded by beautifully

landscaped gardens. Affordable luxury.

Grand King Room

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DEIRA

On the northern side of the creek, it is a popular location due to its proximity to the airport & choice of

restaurants & shops, including the traditional Spice Market & Gold Souk or experience taking a wooden

abra (taxi) across the creek to the historical district of Al Fahidi.

venture's insight - A favourite for its great location for

shopping at the nearby souks and choice of restaurants & bars.

4 MARCO POLO HOTEL

4 4 4 4

Al Muteena Street, Deira

FROM

$79*

LOCATION: At the centre of Dubai leisure district just minutes away from Dubai

International Airport, Gold Souk and shopping malls. Walking distance to

Salahudin/Union Metro Station (Green/Red line). 126 rooms aircon. rooms.

FACILITIES: 8 cafes & restaurants, large outdoor pool, fitness centre, Jumana

Lounge & daily bus service to the beach.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Deluxe.

BONUS - Free buffet breakfast daily.

11 Deira Hotels

Deluxe Room

* All prices based on per person, per night twin share rates. Terms and conditions apply (please refer to page 32)

venture's insight - With its convenient location, an ideal hotel

for both business & leisure travellers, offering easy access to the

city's must-see destinations.

venture's insight - A much liked & well-frequented hotel by

the Australian traveller .

5 HILTON GARDEN INN MURAQABAT

4 4 4 4

Abu Baker Al Siddique Road, Deira

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SHERATON DUBAI CREEK HOTEL & TOWERS

4 4 4 4 4

Baniyas Road, Deira

FROM

$93*

LOCATION: In one of the most desired business & shopping districts of old Dubai

with easy access to Downtown Dubai & 10 minutes away from nearby major

business hubs, e.g., Dubai Creek, Bur Dubai & Dubai International Airport. Also

10 minutes from major shopping malls & 10 minute walk to the nearest metro

station, giving access to most key locations within Dubai.

FACILITIES: All day dining restaruant & a sports bar, 24hr Pavilion Pantry, 24hr

business centre, outdoor swimming pool (open year round) & fitness room.

Complimentary shuttle bus service to Manzar Beach & City Centre Mall.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: King; King Accessible; Twin; 1BDR Suite; 7 Junior

Suites.

BONUS -Free buffet breakfast daily

King Room

FROM

$80*

LOCATION: On the beautiful Dubai Creek in Deira, close to the Dubai Creek Golf

& Yacht club, this recently renovated hotel has 268 rooms & suites with either

Dubai Creek or city views.

FACILITIES: Fully equipped fitness centre, sauna, steam room & massage

treatment rooms, pool & children'spool & a range of dining options including

Italian with breathtakingviews of the Creek, a pub, 24-hour cafe & all day

restaurant (international buffet).

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Deluxe City; Deluxe Cree; Club City; Club Creek;

Executive

BONUS - Free buffet breakfast daily.

Deluxe Creek Room

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BUR DUBAI

The oldest part of the city is Bur Dubai where you will find the majority of the city's

historical sites including the Al Fahidi area with the restored wind-tower houses.

Bur Dubai Hotels

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PARK REGIS KRIS KIN HOTEL DUBAI

4 4 4 4 4

Sheikh Kalifah Bin Zayed Street, Bur Dubai

FROM

$113*

LOCATION: Conveniently located opposite BurJuman Centre, walking distance to Dubai Metro,

15 minutes drive from Dubai International Airport & within easy reach of the city’s major leisure

attractions. The 386 spacious rooms & lavish bathrooms are ideal for relaxing after a long flight

or shopping. Guests who choose to stay on the Burj Executive Floor will enjoy a wide array of

exclusive privileges & benefits.

FACILITIES: There is a choice of dining options from an all-day-dining restaurant through to the Kris

Restaurant & Bar located at the 19th floor with 360° breathtaking panoramic views of Dubai, lobby

lounge, sports bar, rooftop pool, fitness centre, sauna & Jacuzzi®. Complimentary shuttle to Dubai

Mall & Jumeirah Beach.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Superior; Deluxe; Superior Junior Suite.

BONUS - Free buffet breakfast daily.

venture's insight - Excellent value for

money for those wanting a convenient stopover

& the perfect base to shop and explore

Dubai’s historic buildings & museums.

Deluxe Twin Room

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WARWICK HOTEL DUBAI

4 4 4 4

Sheikh Zayed Road, Bur Dubai

FROM

$123*

LOCATION: This 47 floor high-rise hotel is ideally situated next to the Financial Centre metro station

& close to the heart of Downtown Dubai. Offering 82 rooms and 275 suites with 1and 2 bedroom

options with either city or Burj Khalifa views.

FACILITIES: 6 dining and nightlife venues, rooftop swimming pool, hair salon, spa, fitness centre,

open-air tennis court, Warwick Club Lounge.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Deluxe; Premium 1BDR Suite; Deluxe 2BDR Suite; Premium 2BDR

Suite; Penthouse (1 & 2 BDRs).

BONUS - Free hot buffet breakfast daily.

venture's insight - One of our most

popular hotels, the spacious guest rooms

have stunning panoramic views of either

the city of the Downtown district and the

Burj Khalifa.

Deluxe Twin Room

t: 1300 303 343


venture's insight - An Arabian heritage

hotel and a great location for those wishing

to see the cultural & historical sights of old

Dubai.

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ARABIAN COURTYARD HOTEL

4 4 4 4

Al Fahidi Street, Bur Dubai

FROM

$74*

LOCATION: In the heart of Bur Dubai in the historical Al Fahidi area & opposite Dubai Museum and

only a 5 minute walk to BurJuman shopping mall. 173 aircon. recently renovated guestrooms.

FACILITIES: 5 restaurants, outdoor swimming pool, full service spa, fitness centre & 24hr business

centre.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Traditional; Deluxe; Classic; Suite; Executive.

BONUS - Free buffet breakfast daily.

13 Bur Dubai Hotels

Executive Room

venture's insight - Great value hotel

perfectly located for beach, culture, business

or shopping & great views from rooftop.

10 HILTON GARDEN INN AL MINA

4 4 4 4

Al Mina Road, Bur Dubai

FROM

$93*

* All prices based on per person, per night twin share rates. Terms and conditions apply (please refer to page 32.)

venture's insight - This property

represents great value - and the view from the

rooftop bar is sensational!

LOCATION: Next door to Port Rashid & walking distance to the New Gold Souk, 5 minutes away

from Downtown Dubai & city historical area. Daily complimentary shuttle to The Dubai & Mercato

Malls & Kite Beach. 181 spacious guestrooms & suites, with Skyline Dubai & Port Rashid views.

FACILITIES: All day dining restaurant & bar, 24hr Pavilion Pantry, rooftop terrace, temperature

controlled outdoor swimming pool, 24hr fitness centre & complimentary business hub.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: King & Twin Rooms; 5 suites.

BONUS - Free buffet breakfast daily.

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FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON ON

SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD

4 4 4 4

FROM

$98*

Sheikh Zayed Road, Bur Dubai

LOCATION: Conveniently located on Sheikh Zayed Road & only 5 minutes from Dubai Mall, Dubai

Fountain & Burj Khalifa with panoramic skyline & coastal views from the rooftop terrace. The hotel

offers a free shuttle service to Kite Beach. 384 aircon. & spacious guestrooms, apartments & suites.

FACILITIES: Luigi's Italian Restaurant, Moroccan Restaurant & Moroccan Lounge, Charlies Pub &

Retaurant, Family Room coffee shop, Eatery All Day Dining Restaurant. Level 43 - rooftop lounge &

pool bar. Fitness Points & Spa.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Classic; Junior Suite; 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments.

BONUS - Free buffet breakfast daily.

Classic Room

King Guest Room

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BUSINESS BAY

Also known as Downtown Dubai and home to the world's largest mall, tallest tower

and biggest fountain - it is one of Dubai's most exclusive areas..

Business Bay Hotels

12

TAJ DUBAI

4 4 4 4 4

Burj Khalifa Road, Downtown Dubai

FROM

$149*

LOCATION: In the heart of the Business Bay area in walking distance to The

Dubai Mall, it is a fusion of extravagance, heritage & contemporary style. The

hotel's 296 aircon. rooms offer stunning city skyline or views of the majestic

Burj Khalifa.

FACILITIES: A diverse and exotic range of classic contemporary restaurants,

lounges & bars including the hotels signature restaurant Bombay Brasserie.

Outdoor swimming pool, Jiva Spa with sauna & fitness centre.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Luxury City View; Luxury Burj View; Family

City View; Luxury Burj View; Suites.

BONUS - Free hot buffet breakfast daily. One child U/12yrs stays free when

sharing existing bedding.

venture's insight - A great location for both business travellers and

tourists alike and close to all the iconic landmarks of Dubai..

Luxury Burj View Room

Bombay Brasserie

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STEIGENBERGER HOTEL BUSINESS BAY

DUBAI

4 4 4 4 4

Al Abrai Street, Downtown Dubai

FROM

$110*

LOCATION: A brand new luxury 5-star hotel at the heart of the Business Bay district with very

close proximity to the Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall, Dubai Downtown area, with a convenient

access to and from Sheikh Zayed Road & Al Khail Road. Guests can choose from 350 unique

rooms and suites, spread across 19 floors offering stunning views of the Dubai Canal, the

Dubai skyline and the iconic Burj Khalifa.

FACILITIES: Home to five dining venues including a pool bar and lounge with breathtaking

views of the Burj Khalifa, a spa, gym, squash court and outdoor pool offers a comfortable,

contemporary stay.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Superior; Special Superior; Executive; Junior Suite; Executive

Suite

BONUS - Free buffet breakfast daily.

venture's insight - New hotel in an excellent location with great views of the

canal and Dubai skyline..

Special Superior Room

Lobby

t: 1300 303 343


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VIDA DOWNTOWN DUBAI

4 4 4 4

Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai

26.05-30.09.2017

FROM

$129*

LOCATION: Within walking distance to Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall, Souk Al Bahar and The Dubai

Fountain, this upscale boutique hotel combining intuitive style, convenience & comfort has 156

rooms & suites, some with views of Burj Khalifa.

FACILITIES: 4 restaurants, outdoor swimming pool & pool deck, fitness centre and business hub.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Deluxe; Deluxe Garden View; Deluxe Pool View.

BONUS - Free buffet breakfast daily.

venture's insight - A stylish hotel, centrally

located and offers a resort like ambience.

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Deluxe Garden King Room

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MANZIL DOWNTOWN DUBAI

4 4 4 4

Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai

01.05-30.09.2017

FROM

$129*

venture's insight - An elegant

boutique hotel that captures the beauty

of Arabesque architecture & design.

* All prices based on per person, per night twin share rates. Terms and conditions apply (please refer to page 32)

LOCATION: A stylish boutique hotel combining Arabic architecture with modern accommodation

with 197 tastefully decorated rooms.

FACILITIES: 3 restaurants, fitness centre, business centre, swimming pool.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Deluxe Pool View; Deluxe Burj View.

BONUS - Free buffet breakfast daily.

Deluxe Room

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THE PALACE DOWNTOWN DUBAI

4 4 4 4 4

Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai

26.05-30.09.2017

FROM

$193*

LOCATION: Reflecting the very essence of Dubai itself, the hotel stands at the crossroads of Middle

Eastern tradition & modern luxury, an oasis resort within a vibrant city that effortlessly satisfies all

your expectations. You are never far from where you need to be: major attractions incuding Souk

Al Bahar, Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Fountain & The Dubai Mall are all within walking distance. Offering

242 luxurious guestrooms including 81 lavish suites with a Middle Eastern theme subtly woven into

the interior design & Arabian motifs add authentic detail.

FACILITIES: 6 award-winning restaurants & bars, highly acclaimed Spa split over 2 levels with oriental

bath house & hammam, palm-fringed outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre & sporting facilities,

business lounge, conference & meeting facilities.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Deluxe Lake View; Deluxe Fountain View; Palace Lake View; Junior

Suite.

BONUS - Free buffet breakfast daily.

Deluxe Fountain View Room

venture's insight - The Spa at The Palace

offers unique oriental, monsoon & hydro

treatments in a unique Arabic décor.

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AL HABTOOR CITY

On the banks of the highly awaited Dubai Water Canal located minutes

away from key attractions including La Perle by Dragone opening in 2017.

Al Habtoor City Hotels

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THE WESTIN

4 4 4 4 4

Sheikh Zayed Rd, Al Habtoor City

FROM

$121*

LOCATION: Ideally resting along the iconic Sheikh Zayed Road and on the banks of Dubai

Water Canal, the hotel offers a vibrant stay 1004 modern & spacious rooms with Westin

Heavenly® Bed and Westin Heavenly® Bath.

FACILITIES: Six delicious restaurants with cuisines from around the world, 3 swimming

pools, Heavenly Spa by Westin with 20 treatment rooms, hammam & dedicated male and

female wet decks & dedicated yoga studio. Entertainment for all ages with the 1,400 seat

La Perle by Dragone theatre within walking distance & the Westin Family Kids Club on

premises.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Deluxe, Club Deluxe, Executive & Family Suite.

BONUS - Free buffet breakfast daily.

venture's insight - Part of a complex of three international

hotels on the banks of the new Dubai Water Canal - an edgy and

contemporary designer hotel.

King Room with views of Dubai Canal

Twin Room with Burj Khalifa Views

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THE METROPOLITAN, DUBAI

4 4 4 4

Sheikh Zayed Rd Exit 41, Al Thanya Street, Um Al Sheif, Dubai

FROM

$68*

LOCATION: A vibrant & refined 4 star new property occupying one of Dubai’s most central

& sought-after locations alongside the Sheikh Zayed Road, making it an ideal location

for visitors seeking contemporary comfort in the heart of the city. With 320 stylish

guestrooms is is just 8 minutes walk from the nearest metro station and 2.8kms to Mall

of the Emirates.

FACILITIES: Five restaurants & bars including an English style pub, rooftop swimming pool,

spa & fitness centre.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Premium; Premium Plus; Family; Junior Suite; Premium

Suite.

BONUS - Free buffet breakfast daily.

venture's insight - Newly opened elegant hotel in a great location close

to all the major sites of Dubai.

Junior Suite

t: 1300 303 343


AL BARSHA

19 HILTON GARDEN INN MALL OF

THE EMIRATES

4 4 4 4

6A Street, Al Barsha

Located in West Dubai and approximately 30 minutes from the airport and

conveniently located close Mall of the Emirates entertainment & shopping complex.

FROM

$130*

LOCATION: Just 200m from one of the largest shopping malls in the world and easy

access to Sheikh Zayed Road and Metro station. 370 spacious guestrooms.

FACILITIES: Start your morning with breakfast at The Garden Grille, or grab pastries

& coffee from The Garden Café. Sip cocktails in The Garden Bar, and order room

service any time of day. The 24-hour Pavilion Pantry has ready-to-cook meals,

drinks, souvenirs & travel supplies. Outdoor swimming pool, kid's pool, 24hr fitness

centre & business centre.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Guest rooms have king, queen & twin beds; family

rooms; suites with king bed; accessible Rooms.

BONUS - Free buffet breakfast daily.

17 Al Barsha Hotels

venture's insight - New & contemporary hotel in the best

location in easy walking distance to the Mall of Emirates and the

Metro.

* All prices based on per person, per night twin share rates. Terms and conditions apply (please refer to page 32)

Twin Guest Room

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SHERATON DUBAI MALL OF

THE EMIRATES HOTEL

4 4 4 4 4

Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha

27.05-30.09.2017

LOCATION: The hotel offers 481 rooms & suites providing outstanding city views,

ideally located adjacent to the Mall of the Emirates. In the heart of Dubai, close to

all major attractions, guests can utilise the Dubai Metro next to the hotel.

FACILITIES: A range of restaurant & bars plus signature spa & 2 rooftop pools.

Direct connection to Mall of the Emirates gives access to hundreds of international

brands, Ski Dubai, Magic Planet & also Vox Cinema, featuring IMAX. Alternatively,

relax at Jumeirah Beach with complimentary transportation.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Classic

BONUS - Free buffet breakfast daily.

venture's insight - Easy access to Mall of the Emirates

makes this a great hotel for those on a short stop over wanting

to shop!

FROM

$200*

Classic Room

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PALM JUMEIRAH

This man-made island shaped as The Palm has become a symbol of Dubai with

a monorail that runs along the length of the trunk to Atlantis, The Palm.

Palm Jumeirah

21 ATLANTIS, THE PALM

4 4 4 4 4

The Palm

FROM

$293*

LOCATION: At the heart of the crescent on Dubai's Palm Island with its own private

sandy beach, this is a 1,539 room ocean-themed destination resort offering stunning

views of the Arabian Gulf. Each room has a balcony, seating area & complimentary

WiFi. The Atlantis Ambassador Lagoon is one of the world's largest marine habitats &

The Lost Chambers Aquarium is home to 65,000 marine animals. This fully integrated

entertainment resort offers luxury boutiques, gourmet restaurant experiences, relaxation

in ShuiQi Spa, dolphin interactions at Dolphin Bay or why not splash in 17 hectares of

record-breaking rides at Aquaventure Waterpark featuring the thrilling Leap of Faith which

catapults riders down an almost vertical plunge & through a shark infested lagoon.

FACILITIES: Free unlimited access to Aquaventure Waterpark & The Lost Chambers

Aquarium, 23 restaurants & bars inlcuding the award-winning Nobu, ShuiQi Spa & Fitness,

Dolphin Bay, Sea Lion Point, Atlantis Kids Club & Club Rush for Teens.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Deluxe; Ocean Deluxe; Palm Beach Deluxe; Imperial Club; 1

& 2 Bedroom Terrace Suites; 1 & 2 Bedroom Executive Suites; 1 & 2 Bedroom Regal Suites

BONUS: Free buffet breakfast daily.

Deluxe Room

venture's insight - This resort style hotel is ideal for children who will enjoy the

facilities of the Atlantis Kids Club & unlimited access to Aquaventure Waterpark & The

Lost Chambers Aquarium.

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SOFITEL, THE PALM

4 4 4 4 4

Palm, Jumeirah

FROM

$168*

LOCATION: Polynesian themed resort on the prestigious Palm Jumeirah, the

resort sprawls over a long private beach on the East Crescent & comprises

361 rooms & suites featuring large balconies & Arabian Gulf or Palm views,

182 serviced apartments & 4 private villas.

FACILITIES: The resort has a large variety of dining options including 7 signature

restaurants, 7 bars & lounges, as well as award-winning So Spa. Guests are

offered complimentary access to 6 swimming pools, 400m private beach,

Amura Kids' Club, So Fit health club & shuttle buses to major shopping malls.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Luxury Rooms; Suites; 1, 2 & 3 BDR

Apartments; Private Villas.

BONUS - Free buffet breakfast daily

venture's insight - The resort is set in magnificent lush gardens

and combines understated luxury & captures the elements of

traditional Polynesian arrchitecture.

Luxury Room

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DUBAI MARINA

23

JA OCEAN VIEW HOTEL

4 4 4 4

The Walk, Dubai

South of the city the area has a wide choice of restaurants along the beachfront

promenade, shopping at Marina Mall & the Dubai Tram which connects to Palm

Jumeirah. Close to new attractions including The Dubai Eye.

FROM

$119*

LOCATION: Set in the Dubai Marina area, on the famous promenade The

Walk at JBR and close to the world famous Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Tram

& Metro. 342 rooms & suites spread over 25 floors, 153 of which are

interconnecting & ideal for large families & all have spacious balconies &

magnificent sea views.

FACILITIES: Hotel dining in 7 restaurants & bars, relax in the temperaturecontrolled

swimming pool deck that also faces the Arabian Sea, a

dedicated children's splash pool and lots of activities at the CoolZone

Kids' Club. Club Rooms & Suites have access to the Executive Lounge

amenities. Complimentary shuttle to private beach at sister hotel JA

Jebel Ali Golf Resort (unavailable on weekends & public holidays.)

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Sea View; Superior Sea View; Club Sea

View; Sea View Junior Suites; Family 1 Bedroom Suites;

BONUS - Free buffet breakfast daily.

19 Dubai Marina

venture's insight - Perfectly located in walking distance to the

beach, shops, restaurants and bars. Every room has a spectacular sea

view!

* All prices based on per person, per night twin share rates. Terms and conditions apply (please refer to page 32)

Sea View Room

24

MOVENPICK HOTEL JUMEIRAH BEACH

4 4 4 4 4

The Walk, Dubai Marina

FROM

$179*

LOCATION: Within walking distance from several shopping & entertainment

options with Dubai Maria a short 10 minute walk, and only 30 minutes by

car from Dubai International Airport. All 294 rooms have balconies, some

with sea views.

FACILITIES: Indulge in 4 dining venues & award-winning bars. Outdoor

swimming pool, spa & wellness centre.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Superior; Superior Partial Sea View;

Executive.

BONUS - Free buffet breakfast daily.

venture's insight - Chic & contemporary hotel & a short walk to

The Beach Mall which features beachfront restaurants, shops & UAE's

first outdoor cinema.

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Dubai Marina

THE ADDRESS DUBAI MARINA

4 4 4 4 4

26.05-30.09.2017

FROM

$269*

Dubai Marinai

LOCATION: The Address Dubai Marina stands at the heart of the dynamic "new

Dubai". Overlooking the world's largest man-made marina, the hotel is directly

connected to Dubai Marina Mall & features 200 luxurious guestrooms equipped with

the latest state of the art technology.

FACILITIES: Mazina the culinary powerhouse of the hotel, Nezesaussi, Shades,

Kambaa, infinity pool, The Spa & fitness centre.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Deluxe; Deluxe Marina View; Grand; Grand Marina

View; Premier Suite.

BONUS - Free buffet breakfast daily.

venture's insight - The definition of waterfront style & a place where

crystal-clear waters are mirrored in modern architecture & luxury yachts

moored alongside trendsetting restaurants.

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THE RITZ CARLTON

4 4 4 4 4

Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai

FROM

$241*

LOCATION: Nestled amid lush landscaped gardens & overlooking a large stretch of

white sand beach in a low-rise Mediterranean style beach resort, it is only minutes

from The Walk at JBR & adjacent to the Emirates Golf Club. 294 guestrooms &

suites each with a balcony or patio overlooking the Gulf, pool & gardens. There is

Club level accommodation with access to exclusive lounge privileges.

FACILITIES: 9 restaurant & lounges, including Bedouin-style outdoor dining at

Amaseena & renowned Asian cuisine at Blue Jade. The Ritz Carlton Spa offers both

Eastern and European treatments, a traditional hammam & fitness centre. There is a

Ritz-Kids® programme & activities for children.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Deluxe; Ocean Deluxe; Family; Club Deluxe.

BONUS - Free buffet breakfast only.

venture's insight - Luxury low-rise resort hotel overlooking the

beach with generous sized rooms. Relax in beautifully landscaped

gardens with no less than six swimming pools!

Deluxe Room

Deluxe Room

* All prices based on per person, per night twin share rates. Terms and conditions apply (please refer to page 32)

t: 1300 303 343


ABU DHABI

21 Abu Dhabi

Al Samhs

MAP REFERENCE

1

2

3

4

5

6

Ramada Downtown Abu Dhabi

InterContinental Abu Dhabi

St Regis Abu Dhabi

Jumeirah at Ethihad Towers

Emirates Palace Hotel

Viceroy Yas Island

TRANSFERS

ONE WAY AIRPORT TO HOTEL OR V.V.

Seat in coach from $31 per person

Private car from $33* per person

* Private car based on 2 people travelling together.

VIP AIRPORT SERVICES (OPTIONAL):

$XX per adult (children U/13yrs are free).

Bookings for UAE provided with ‘meet & greet’

service prior to Customs & Immigration, Abu Dhabi

International Airport; welcome pack to enhance your

stay in Abu Dhabi; 24 hour emergency assist phone

number; ‘meet & greet’ service by hotel representative.

FERRARI WORLD

SWIMMING

54

Al Ras Al

Akhdar

Al Markaziyah1

Al Meena

Tourist

Club Area

3

Al Zaab

2

Al Bateen Al Mushrif

Al Moroor

Abu Dhabi

Mushayrib

Island

Al Qubesat

Al Madina

Al RiyadiyA

As Smmaliyyah

Island

Sas An

Nakhl Island

Bain Al

Jessrain

Madinat

Khalifa A

Officers City Police Madinat

Officers City Khalifa C

Qaryat

Al Beri

Mahawi

Mussafah

Industrial Area

Mohammed

Bin Zayed City

Abu Dhabi

Industrial Area

6

Shahaman New

Belghailam

Shahaman

Yas Island

Abu Dhabi - Dubai Rd

Airport

Masdar City

Airport

Rd

Madinat

Khalifa B

Ghabath

Al Rahba

Al Bahia

Abu

Dhabi

International

Al Mafraq

Al Ajban

Al Falah City

Al Shamkha

Jam

Yaphour

Al Wathba

Bani Yas

Ajban Rd

Sweihan Rd

GO.SEE.DO.

Capital of the UAE, it is a city where thousands of years of

unique Arabian culture and traditions combine with a modern

and bustling hub of culture, sport and leisure activities.

n THE CORNICHE is 8km of landscaped waterfront which includes separate

cycle & pedestrian pathways, cafes & restaurants and a beach with lifeguard.

n YAS ISLAND is only 10 minutes from the International Airport and is where the

F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit is held. Great choice for families with

attractions Yas Waterworld & Ferrari World.

n GRAND CANAL is easily accessible from the Airport and less than 5 minutes

from Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque with abras or water crossing the waterways.

DON'T MISS!

Spend an hour enjoying the famous

Palace Cappuccino at the

Emirates Palace Hotel. Sprinkled

in real 24 carat gold flakes - the

ultimate indulgence. Served on a

polished silver tray with a special

date and homemade dark

chocolate.

Saadiyat Experience is an interactive narrative about

the Cultural District's history and vision using a series

of multi-media elements. The Louvre Abu Dhabi is the

first of the museums to open designed by Jean Nouvel

featuring a magnificent geometric lace dome combining

Islamic and Arabic architectural elements and inspired

by interlaced palm leaves creating a "rain of light".

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi's design by Frank Gehry takes

inspiration of the region's ancient wind towers with

distinctive cones for both ventilatation and shade; the

Zayed National Museum's design is under the direction

of Lord Norman Foster who has drawn inspiration from

falconry with five towers.

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Abu Dhabi Sightseeing

GO.SEE.DO. - sightseeing ideas

TOUR OF ABU DHABI

First stop is the impressive

Grand Mosque - named after His

Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan

Al Nahyan, the late President

of the UAE. Visit the Abu Dhabi Cultural

FROM

$65^

Foundation, various fresh food markets, drive

along the spectacular Corniche, visit Heritage

Village & finally drive past the presidential

palace areas & the majestic Emirates Palace

Hotel.

NOTE: 'Dress Code for visiting mosque:

conservative loose fitting clothing & long sleeves,

long trousers/skirts (ankle-length). Head scarves

for ladies.

DURATION morning DEPARTS Mon, Wed & Sat

FALCON WORLD

Visit the worlds largest Falcon

Hospital & Falcom Museum for

a rare opportunity to explore the

world of falconry.

FROM

$76^

This tour will give you an insight into

falcon registraiton and their unique falcon

passports. You will have the opportunity to

pose and take pictures of falcons.

DURATION half day, morning & afternoon

DEPARTS Sun - Thu

NOTE: minimum 2 persons

FERRARI WORLD –

ABU DHABI

The iconic sleek red roof is

directly inspired by the classic

double curve side profile of the

FROM

$119^

Ferrari GT body, spanning 200,000 sq. metres.

Over 20 exhilarating attractions, each designed

to bring to life a different part of the Ferrari

story, including the world's fastest rollercoaster.

OPEN DAILY ALL YEAR

NOTE: Combo ticket available with Yas Waterworld

Abu Dhabi.

NOTE: Does not include hotel transfers.

NOTE: 'Child rate applies to children who are no

taller than 130cms.

YAS WATERWORLD ABU

DHABI

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.

45 rides, slides & attractions including two

speed slides, an Aqua Loop, two double flow

riders, an action river & a 20m high tornado &

the incredible Slithers Slides complex, which is

home to 6 different thrilling slide experiences.

NOTE: Combo ticket available with Ferrari World Abu

Dhabi.

OPEN DAILY ALL YEAR

FROM

$103^

TOUR OF DUBAI

Head north-east to Dubai for a day

of exploring this modern city with

its iconic skyscrapers.

Arrive at the historic Duabi Creek where we

take a walk through the Al Fahidi cultural

neighbourhood. Visit the Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai

Museum, take an abra across the cree to the

exotic Spice Market, Gold Souk & Souk Al

Bahar. In the afternoon head to the Jumeirah

Mosque & Burj Al Arab for photo opportunities

before driving back to Abu Dhabi.

DURATION full day

DEPARTS Sun & Thu

FROM

$96^

DUNE DINNER SAFARI

Take a 4WD drive through the

Dubai Desert Conservation

Reserve.

Relax in Bedu tents, have hour hands painted

with intricate henna designs, experience

a short camel ride, enjoy the aromatic

shisha, feast on grilled meats, fresh salads &

delectable Arab sweets whilst a bewitching

bellly dancer sways to the haunting strains of

Arabian music.

DURATION evening (includes dinner)

DEPARTS daily

FROM

$126^

^ All prices based per adult/low season rate. Child price on request Terms and conditions apply (please refer to page 32.

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1

RAMADA DOWNTOWN ABU DHABI

4 4 4 4

8th Street, Tourist Club Area, Abu Dhabi

LOCATION: Downtown in the city centre & close to the Abu Dhabi Mall &

Heritage Vilage. Short drive to the beach & all main touristic sites. 108

spacious aircon. rooms.

FACILITIES: International restaurant, cafe & rooftop bar. Small outdoor

swimming pool, spa, beauty salon & modern gym.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Superior; Deluxe.

BONUS - Free buffet breakfast daily.

FROM

$54*

23 Abu Dhabi Hotels

venture's insight - Very popular and is great value, well located

for both business and leisure travellers.

* All prices based on per person,per night twin share rates. Terms and conditions apply (please refer to page 32

Superior Room

2

INTERCONTINENTAL ABU DHABI

4 4 4 4 4

King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street, Abu Dhabi

FROM

$155*

LOCATION: Ideally positioned, the property is conveniently close to shopping

malls, business districts the famous Corniche. Consisting of 390 wellappointed

rooms & suites with modern interiors, luxurious furnishings,

complemented by marble bathrooms, all rooms have views over the city

skyline or the Arabian Gulf.

FACILITIES: 8 restaurants, 6 bars, large outdoor swimming pool with sun

terrace, children's pool, Bayshore Beach Club & Spa & fitness centre.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Deluxe City View; Deluxe Sea View; Club City

View; Club Sea View

BONUS - Free buffet breakfast daily.

venture's insight - A good value for money property offering 24

hour check-in/check out facility.

Deluxe Sea View Room

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3 ST REGIS ABU DHABI

4 4 4 4 4

Nation Tower Corniche, Abu Dhabi

FROM

$222*

Abu Dhabi Hotels

LOCATION: At the vibrant heart of Abu Dhabi, each of the 283 rooms have

magnificent views of the Corniche. The signature St Regis Butler Service is

complimentary for every room in the hotel.

FACILITIES: Choice of 9 restaurants & bars, free access to their Nation

Riviera Beach Club, rejuvenating massages and treatments at the Remede

Spa and a fully equipped fitness centre.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Superior King; Superior King or Twin with

Sea View; Grand Deluxe Suite, Junior Suite; The St. Regis Suite.

BONUS - Free buffet breakfast daily.

venture's insight - A perfectly located hotel with a beautiful

beach to relax after exploring the city with views back to the city.

Superior King

4

JUMEIRAH AT ETIHAD TOWERS

4 4 4 4 4

King Abduallah Bi Abudulaziz Al Saud Street, Abu Dhabi

FROM

$225*

LOCATION: Rising majestically from its beachside setting, the hotel's

dramatic sculptural form and design sets a new standard for luxury

accommodation with its private beach and only 30 minutes to the

International Airport. All 382 elegantly appointed rooms have cutting edge

technology and offer views of the city skyline or coast.

FACILITIES: Dining options include 8 restaurants, 2 bars, lobby lounge,

cafe, 3 outdoor swimming pools, fitness centre and the famous Talise Spa

renowned for its signature treatments.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Deluxe; Grand Deluxe; Deluxe Club; Grand

Club.

BONUS - Free buffet breakfast daily.

venture's insight - Complimentary access to the Observation

Deck at 300 on 74th floor provides stunning 360 degree views of

the city. Also love the amenities in the bathroom designed in the

shape of the five towers!

Grand Deluxe Room

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EMIRATES PALACE HOTEL

4 4 4 4 4

West Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi

FROM

$467*

LOCATION: Only 40 minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport in the

heart of Abu Dhabi, the hotel is situated on 1.3km of white sandy private

beach & 85 hectares of gardens & lawns. Comprising 394 rooms & suites

carefully designed & furnished to offer guests superior comfort & luxury

with spectacular views of manicured lawns or the Arabian Sea, every room

promises a palatial experience.

FACILITIES: A diverse range of dining choices with 14 restaurants from

delicious seafood at Sayad overlooking the Gulf or perhaps choose from

the champagne menu & caviar selections at the Caviar Bar! 2 expansive

swimming pools, the Emirates Palace Spa featuring nine treatment

rooms & a traditional hamman with 2 Jacuzzi's, 2 steam rooms, heated

marble & ice cave. 2 fitness centres, Beach Club with a vast selection of

water sports activities, soccer and cricket pitches, tennis courts, 6.3km of

jogging & bicycle trails & Kids' Club.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Coral; Pearl; Diamond; Khaleej Suite;

Khaleej Deluxe Suite; Royal Khaleej Suite; Palace Suite.

BONUS - Free buffet breakfast daily.

25 Abu Dhabi Hotels

venture's insight - Built as an iconic landmark showcasing

Arabian culture at its finest - it is the ultimate in luxury.

* All prices based on per person,per night twin share rates. Terms and conditions apply (please refer to page 32

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VICEROY YAS ISLAND

4 4 4 4 4

Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi

LOCATION: Connected to the mainland by a bridge, it is just 10 minutes

from Abu Dhabi International Airport, 15 minutes from the city centre and

50 minutes from Dubai. It overlooks the F1 circuit and is close to worldclass

entertainment facilities and shopping on Yas Island. An 18 hole golf

course and Yas Mall within walking distance 499 spacious and modern

guestrooms with over 200 connecting rooms so perfect for families.

FACILITIES: There are eleven dining and lounge venues showcasing an

international selection of cuisines from Mediterranean to South East

Asian.Two rooftop swimming pools with sunset views, a spa designed

as a traditional hamman with steam room, 24 hour gym and F1 cycle or

job track. Complimentary access to Yas Beach Club (just 5 minutes away).

Unique nightlife venues with a Skylite Rooftop bar and Rush nightclub

over the F1 track. Complimentary shuttle bus throughout the island's

attractions with 50 departures daily.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Marina; Deluxe; Deluxe Suite; Yas Grand

Suite; Island Suite.

BONUS - Free buffet breakfast daily. Yas Express is a complimentary island

shuttle service that connects all major attractions on Yas Island including

Ferrari World, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Waterworld, Yas Beach & Yas Mall.

Deluxe Suite

FROM

$131*

venture's insight - A sleep and unique hotel that is set half

on land and half on water with a daily light show when the canopy

lights up at night with 5000 LEDs.

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OMAN

Oman

Al Hajar Mountains

VENTURE LOVES

4 Nakhal Fort, a beautiful rose pink fort built on

rocks rising above a date palm oasis.

4 Salalah in the south offers a complete

contrast in landscape with lush green

mountains, waterfalls & breathtaking cliffs.

4 The awe-inspiring views of the Al Hajar

mountains which are the perfect base for

exploring the region's rugged landscape.

4 The terraced village of Misfat al Abriyeen on

the side of a mountain that hasn’t

changed in centuries with date palms &

pomegranate trees and a falaj system for

channelling water.

4 The splendid example of modern Islamic

architecture Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

and the only mosque in the country open to

non-Muslims.

4 Sur - an old port town with a beautiful

harbour and waterfront and the last

surviving dhow yard in the Sultanate.

THE CHEDI, MUSCAT

4 4 4 4 4

North Ghubra 32 Way, Muscat

LOCATION: 15 minutes from Muscat International

Airports on the shores of the Gulf with the Hajar

Mountains providing a stunning backdrop. 158

rooms with oversized windows, ceilings and

minimalist decor.

FACILITIES: 9 restaurants, 3 temperature

controlled outdoor swimming pools, fitness

centre, spa and wellness centre, tennis courts.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Serai; Serai

Seaview; Deluxe, Deluxe Club

Offering a range of activities as diverse as the landscape: trek along walking

trails in canyons and wadis, explore the unspoiled underwater paradise,

camp in the Wahiba Sands desert or explore ancient forts and watchtowers.

n BEST SWIMMING SPOTS: A short trip

down the coast from Muscat - head out

early in the morning & make your first stop at

Wadi Shab. Take a short ferry ride & hike up

through a spectacular mountainous wadi to an

impossibly clear blue pool. Squeeze through a

crack in the rocks to emerge into a hidden cave

with a thundering waterfall. On the way back,

make a second stop at Hawiyat Najm where

you can take a dip in a cavernous crystal clear

sinkhole.

n HIKE THROUGH SNAKE CANYON: Also

known as Wadi Bimah, this narrow channel

in the middle of Wadi Bani Awf has a whole

series of water pools & natural waterslides that

make for some epic canyoning - best done

with a guide!

ALILA JABAL AKHDAR

4 4 4 4 4

Al-Dakhiliyah, Oman

LOCATION: Just 2 1/2 hrs drive from the airport, this

ultra-luxurious resort is set 2,000m above sea level

in the Al Hajar Mountains. 86 rooms including 2

villas overlooking the dramatic gorge.

FACILITIES: Several dining ventures, library, spa

& wellness centre, Spa Alila boutique.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Jabal Terrace

View, Loft Suite; Ridge View Suite; Horizon View

Suite; Mountain View Suite

n THE ROMANCE OF ANCIENT FORTS: As

the country has been invaded over the years

it has many ancient forts & watchtowers.

Fort Jabrin, built in the 1600s, is at the edge

of the desert south-west of Muscat & with

whitewashed walls, elaborately painted ceilings

& simple furnishings, it is easy to imagine

scenes from the stories & folk tales of 1000

Arabian Nights

n WATER WONDERLAND: Head along the

coast to Ras al Jinz at the north-eastern tip

of the country for a night-time appointment

on turtle beach to see the green turtles - one

of the great spectacles of the world. As there

is restricted access to the beach, a guide asks

you to wait - and with luck finds a turtle that

has made its way on to land to lay it eggs..

GREAT VALUE! WONDERS & LUXURY TOUR INCLUDES STAYING AT THESE 3 STUNNING HOTELS! P. 28

FROM

$266*

FROM

$389*

DESERT NIGHTS CAMP

4 4 4 4 4

Al Wasil, Oman

FROM

$114*

LOCATION: Only 2 hours drive away from Muscat,

sprawled across 10-acres of sands, secluded within

the vast isolation of the Omani desert. 30 luxurious

Bedouin style tents all open to the golden red

Wahiba Sands of the desert.

FACILITIES: Dining, recreation & children's tent.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Standard (non

tented); Double Tented Suites; Family Tented Suites.

* All prices based on per person,per night twin share rates. Terms and conditions apply (please refer to page 32

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GO.SEE.DO. - sightseeing ideas

MUSCAT THE

ENCHANTED CITY

A tour of Muscat is a

glimpse of how magical

Oman really is.

Be enthralled by the ornate architecture of

the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and the

charms of old Muscat. A vibrant souk in

the middle of it all promises to make your

FROM

$72^

dreams of 1,000 Nights come true. Stroll on

the corniche and don’t miss the chance to

take photos of the stunning Sultan Palace. A

visit to the Bait Al Zubair museum of Omani

history is also a stop to remember.

27 Oman Sightseeing Ideas

DURATION 4 hours DEPARTS every day except

Fridays, when Mosque is closed.

^ All prices based per adult/low season rate. Child price on request Terms and conditions apply (please refer to page 32.

THE UNDERWATER

WORLD OF

DAYMANIAT ISLANDS

A large number of sea turtles,

old and young also call the reserve

home and these gentle creatures would

be happy to swim with you.

Whale sharks and leopard sharks could even

pass you by along the way. With the pristine

beaches, the crystal blue waters of the sea and

the sprawl of coral reefs in the pink of health,

you’ll understand why marine creatures never

want to leave this well-preserved paradise.

Its simply an underwater dream come true.

Minimum 2 person

DURATION full day (8 hrs)

AUTHENTIC OMAN

FROM

$117^

DEPARTS daily, all year

FROM

Culture meets nature, as you

embark on a journey that $251^

takes you to heritage sites all

the way up to the green Omani mountains.

Stop at Nizwa with its long-standing traditions

and a memorable experience at the country’s

liveliest souk and its historic fort. The ancient

ruins of Birkal Al Mawz then transports you to

an entirely different world of early civilisation.

Drive up to the green mountain of Jebel

Akhdar with its beautiful sceneries of canyon

landscapes and mountain ridges.

DURATION full day (8 hrs)

DEPARTS daily, all year

THE DESERT & THE

OASIS

No other contrast can be

more strikingly beautiful than

that of an oasis and a desert. That is

exactly what this tour is about.

Savor the views of the rolling, towering sand

dunes of Wahiba and get the chance to meet

the Bedouins in a 4WD. Find yourself in the

middle of a golden desert land that stretches

as far as your eyes could see—soak up all the

beauty around you. After an authentic desert

adventure, cool off and dive into Wadi Bani

Khalid’s natural green waters surrounded by

palm tree gardens. Minimum 2 persons.

DURATION full day (8 hrs)

FROM

$246^

DEPARTS daily, all year

SPLENDOURS OF AN

OASIS

Offering a view of paradise at

every turn, Wadi Shab is the

most impressive of them all.

FROM

$257^

An unforgettable nature hike will take you

to the cool, crystal-clear waters of the wadi

where you can swim to your heart’s delight.

Designed to provide you with the ultimate

relaxation amidst the best of nature, this trip

also marks a stop at the Bimmah Sinkhole,

a captivating natural pool set in the world’s

most beautiful limestone formation. Come

and take the plunge MInimum 2 persons.!

DURATION full day (9 hrs) DEPARTS daily, all year

IN THE SHOES OF AN

OMANI VILLAGER

Walk through the traces of

early civilisation and discover

how an era could have been lost.

An age-old neighborhood surrounded by lush

plantations, Birkat Al Mawz takes you back

in time. Find yourself caught in the charm

of the carefully restored village, its beautiful

ruins, and its famous waterways called falaj.

Enjoy Nizwa’s lively souk and make your way

to its historic fort. Then traverse through the

centuries-old town of Al Hamra, known for its

mudbrick houses. Take a scenic walk into the

plantations of Misfah villages, where a simple,

traditional villager’s life is at its finest.

DURATION full day (8 hrs)

FROM

$345^

DEPARTS daily, all year

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EXTENDED TOURING

Oman Touring

HIGHLIGHTS

4 A stop at Nizwa gives you a sneak peek of

long-standing traditions & a memorable

experience at the country’s liveliest souk and

its historic fort.

4 The ancient ruins of Birkat Al Mauz

transports you to an entirely different world

of early civilization.

4 Your heart willl soar as you are driven up to

the green mountain of Jebel Akhdar.

Wadi Bani Khalid

wonders & luxury

7 DAYS /6 NIGHTS STYLE: INDEPENDENT 4 4 4 4 4

Inspiring the world’s best designers, the beauty of Oman has led to the

creation of the finest properties that complement the pristine beaches,

the majestic mountains and the glorious desert landscapes.

FROM

$4,517^

INCLUSIONS

6 nights in selected hotels; daily breakfast in

hotels on Day 2-7; 1 dinner at camp on Day 4 & 5;

arrival & departure transfers in private vehicle; 5 x

day roundtrip in 4WD with English speaking driver/

guide on Days 2-6; sites as specified; 1 x camel

ride; all known taxes & service charges.

DAY 1: MUSCAT

On arrival at Muscat International Airport,

transfer to hotel. Overnight: Chedi

DAY 2: MUSCAT - JEBEL AKHDAR

Visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque then

travel to the delightful town of Birkat Al Mauz,

enjoying a walk through its oasis and dense

date plantations. Follow the winding road up to

Jebel Akhdar, a mountainous area of terraced

orchards and natural springs. Overnight: Alila

Jabal Akhdar (B)

DAY 3: JEBEL AKHDAR

Day at leisure to enjoy the beautiful scenery

Wahiba Sands

oman classics

8 DAYS /7 NIGHTS STYLE: INDEPENDENT

A rich cultural heritage of palatial mosques and ancient ruins of early

civilisations, grand mountains both rugged and green, and golden

desert landscapes, sea turtles nesting on the beach to tranquil oases

that glisten in the sun - be captivated by Oman!

DAY 1: MUSCAT

On arrival meet & greet at Muscat International

Airport. Transfer to hotel.

DAY 2: MUSCAT

After breakfast depart for a Dolphin Tour

enjoying bottlenose and spinner dolphins in

their natural habitat. Afternoon at leisure before

departing on a Muscat Night Tour.(B)

DAY 3: MUSCAT - JEBEL AKHDAR - NIZWA

Visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque then

travel to the delightful town of Birkat Al Mauz,

enjoying a walk through its oasis and dense

date plantations. Follow the winding road up to

of the Al Hajar Mountains and hotel amenities.

Optional excursions can be arranged.

Overnight: Alila Jabal Akhdar. (B)

DAY 4: JEBEL AKHDAR-NIZWA-WAHIBA SANDS

After breakfast travel to Nizwa with its 17th

century Round Tower Fort and explore the

souk, famous for its intricately carved daggers

and ornamental silver jewellery. Continue to

the Wahiba Sands in time for a breathtaking

sunset before spending the night in the desert.

Overnight: Desert Nights Camp (B,D)

DAY 5: WAHIBA SANDS

Today we visit Wadi Bani Khalid which

FROM

$2,918^

Jebel Akhdar, a mountainous area of terraced

orchards and natural springs.(B)

DAY 4: NIZWA - JEBAL SHAMS - NIZWA

After breakfast proceed to the magnificent

castle of Jibreen and the ancient fort of Bahla.

Drive to the date palm groves at Al Hamra

village to see the remains of the old style mud

brick houses. Continue to Jebal Shams, one of

the highest peaks in the region also known as

'the Mountain of the Sun". (B)

DAY 5: NIZWA - WAHIBA SANDS

Explore Nizwa and the 17th century round

tower fort and the bustling souk. Continue onto

comprises small pretty villages tucked into

the mountainside. Enjoy a camel ride before

returning to camp. Overnight: Desert Nights

Camp (B,D)

DAY 6: WAHIBA SANDS - MUSCAT

Transfer to Muscat. Day at leisure. Overnight:

Chedi (B)

DAY 7: MUSCAT-WAHIBA

Check out by noon. Transfer to Muscat

International Airport. Tour ends. (B).

DEPARTS: Saturday, Sunday, Monday & Wednesday.

INCLUSIONS

7 nights' in selected standard/superior hotels;

daily breakfast in hotels on Day 2-8; 1 dinner at

camp on Day 5; arrival & departure transfers in

private vehicle; 5 x day roundtrip in 4WD with

English speaking driver/guide on Days 3-7; sites

as specified; 1 x Dolphin Cruise; 1 x Muscat Night

Tour; all known taxes & services charges.

“. . .a vastness of

undulating red and

white sand dunes . . ."

Wahiba Sands, one of the most fasciinating

regions of Oman. (B,D)

DAY 6: WAHIBA SANDS - SUR

After breakfast spend the morning at

leisure. Proceed to Wadi Bani Khalid, the

evergreen wadi with its constant flow of water

throughout the year before arriving at Sur, a

seafaring town on the gulf of Oman and a visit

to the Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve. (B)

DAY 7: SUR - MUSCAT

Drive through one of the most beautiful

sections of Oman's coastline stopping at Wadi

Shab and the famous Bimmah Sinkhole, part

of a collapsed mountain filled with sea water.

Return to Muscat. (B)

DAY 8: MUSCAT

Check out by noon. Transfer to Muscat

International Airport. Tour ends.(B)

DEPARTS: daily, all year Min. 2 passengers

^ All prices based per adult/low season rate. Child price on request. Terms and conditions apply (please refer to page 32


QATAR

29 Qatar

* All prices based on per person,per night twin share rates. Terms and conditions apply (please refer to page 32

NEW 96HR TRANSIT VISA

The Visa is not available on Arrival, but

has to be applied at least 7 days prior to

departure (excluding public holidays). The

visa is valid for 90 days from the date of

issue. You need to visit the Free Transit

Visa microsite on the Qatar Airways

website to apply. A scanned copy of your

passport will be required, which should be

valid for at least 6 months at the time of

entry into the country. You need to have

a copy of the approved visa ready on

boarding your flight from your origin and

confirmed ticket for onward journey out of

Qatar, ticketed on a Qatar Airways ticket

number, and the flights must be operated

by Qatar Airways (no codeshares allowed).

The transit visa can be availed in one

direction only for the entire journey.

TRANSFERS

ONE WAY AIRPORT TO HOTEL OR V.V.

Private car from $45* per person

* Private car based on 2 people travelling together.

FROM

RADISSON BLU HOTEL $153*

4 4 4 4

Salwa Road, Intersection of the C Ring Road, Doha.

LOCATION: In city centre & only 5km from Museum

of Islamic Art & 15 minutes from International

Airport. 583 sleek, well-designed rooms.

FACILITIES: 13 restaurants, 7 bars, 2 pools, 2

saunas, 2 steam rooms, children's splash pool

& arcade, outdoor Jacuzzi, squash courts, spa

& complimentary airport service.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Standard;

Deluxe; Business Class

BONUS - Free buffet breakfast daily..

One of the world's most exciting emerging destinations, Qatar is a country

undergoing rapid growth. Old and new world hospitality offering luxury hotels,

spas, world class restaurants, shopping malls and architecturally unusual

buildings provide the visitor an opportunity to enjoy rich and authentic cultural

experiences in souqs and markets, explore fascinating heritage sites.

CULTURE & HERITAGE

n AL ZUBARAH - UNESCO World Heritage

archaeological site, forts & towers, ancient rock

carvings & settlements.

n SOUQ WAQIF : an authentic traditional

Qatari market to soak up the atmosphere and

lively street life, pick up some bargain souvenirs

and savour authentic Middle Eastern cuisine at

one of the many restaurants.

n MUSEUM OF ISLAMIC ART - admire the

magnificent collections of 14 centuries of the

Islamic world's finest art and aftefacts on display.

n DHOW CRUISE - taken in the evening and

watch the spectacular high rise towers of

West Bay central business district light up and

panoramic views of The Corniche.

FROM

$226*

W DOHA HOTEL &

RESIDENCES

4 4 4 4

West Bay, Doha

LOCATION: Contemporary design hotel 7km

from Souq Waqif in the busy financial area of

the city. 442 guestrooms & suites.

FACILITIES: 5 restaurants & 2 bars including

the award winning Spice Market.Outdoor

swimming pool, Bliss® Spa, beauty salon &

fitness centre.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Spectacular;

Marvelous; Cool Corner Suite; W Suite.

BONUS - Free buffet breakfast daily.

SCENERY & NATURE

n THE INLAND SEA known as Khor Al Adaid

is unique - a huge inlet of water surrounded by

giant sand dunes and the southern most point

of Qatar bordering Saudi Arabia.

n EXPLORE MANGROVES by kayat at Al

Thakira Bay which is teeming with wildlife

from reef egrets and herons to juming fish and

flamingos.

n LIMESTONE CLIFFS at Zekreet - wind

sculpted formations are an unusual and

sometimes slightly eerie place to explore.

n DUNE BASHING at Mesaieed and then

enjoy a desert sunset followed by a traditional

barbeque and overnight campiing under the

stars at a Bedouin style camp.

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL

4 4 4 4 4

Street 51, Doha.

FROM

$351*

LOCATION: With palatial luxury right on the

beach next to a private marina, 3km from the Doha

Corniche, 8km from the Museum of Islamic Art. 232

luxury guestrooms including 57 suites.

FACILITIES: 8 restaurants & lounges, 5

swimming pools, private beach, Spa & Wellness

Centre with hydrotherapy facilities, private

beach, 2 tennis courts & squash court.

ROOM CATEGORIES AVAILABLE: Premier; Deluxe;

Royal Suite; State Suite.

BONUS - Free buffet breakfast daily.


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GO.SEE.DO. - sightseeing ideas

Qatar Touring

DOHA CITY TOUR

Discover the charm of Doha and excitement of Doha in this guided tour

where you will visit some of the prime attractions in this continually

evolving city - a fascinating blend of the traditional and modern.

Includes: Museum of Islamic Art, the spice scented Souq Waqif, and

a glimpse of falcons in the falcon shop. Panoramic drive on Doha's

Corniche with a photo stop, then explore the busy West Bay District.

Lastly visit The Pearl - Qatar, an artifical island spanning nearly 4 million

sq. metres and the high-end shops along the Porto Arabia Boardwalk.

NOTE: minimum 2 persons

DURATION 4 hrs (15h00-17h00) DEPARTS Sun, Mon, Wed & Thur.

DOHA STOPOVERS

FROM

$68^

HALF DAY DESERT SAFARI

Enjoy nature at its best! Marvel at the breathtaking landscapes &

seascapes with excursions to Khor Al Udeid (the inland sea) near the

Qatar - Saudi Arabian border.

Includes: return transportation by luxury air-conditioned 4WD vehicle

from pick up place to the desert; dune driving and bashing in the desert;

photo stop opportunities; visit the famous Inland Sea near Saudi Arabia

border; mineral water refreshment.

NOTE: minimum 2 persons

DURATION 4 hrs (09h00-13h00 or 14h00 - 18h00) DEPARTS Sun, Mon, Wed &

Thur.

doha city

2 DAYS /1 NIGHT MIN. 2 PERSONS

FROM

$138^

Souq Waqif

OPTION A

RADISSON BLU HOTEL

4 4 4 4

doha city

OPTION A

RADISSON BLU HOTEL

4 4 4 4

FROM

$305*

3 DAYS /2 NIGHTS MIN. 2 PERSONS

FROM

$466*

OPTION B

W DOHA HOTEL &

RESIDENCES 4 4 4 4 4

DAY 1: ARRIVAL

Arrival in Hamad International Airport. Meet and assist with private

transfer to Doha Hotel and check-in. Rest of day at leisure. Overnight at

the hotel.

DAY 2: DAY AT LEISURE

Breakfast at the hotel. Afternoon Shared Doha City Tour - (details above

- Sun, Mon, Wed & Thu). Includes pick up and drop off from your hotel,

transportation in comfortable, air-conditioned vehicles with English

speaking guide, entrance fees, mineral water & soft drinks. Overnight at

the hotel.(B)

DAY 3: DEPARTURE

Breakfast at the hotel. Rest of day at leisure. Noon check out from Doha

Hotel. Departure private transfer to Hamad International Airport. (B)

EXCLUSIONS: any items of personal nature; meals not mentioned; visa fees

(if required); tips & porterage.

OPTION B

W DOHA HOTEL &

RESIDENCES 4 4 4 4 4

DAY 1: ARRIVAL

Arrival in Hamad International Airport. Meet and assist with private

transfer to Doha Hotel and check-in. Afternoon Shared Doha City Tour

- (details above - Sun, Mon, Wed & Thu). Includes pick up and drop off

from your hotel, transportation in comfortable, air-conditioned vehicles

with English speaking guide, entrance fees, mineral water & soft drinks.

Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 2: DEPARTURE

Breakfast at the hotel. Rest of day at leisure. Noon check out from Doha

Hotel. Departure private transfer to Hamad International Airport. (B)

EXCLUSIONS: any items of personal nature; meals not mentioned; visa fees

(if required); tips & porterage.

Souq Waqif

FROM

$384*

FROM

$610*

OPTION C

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL

4 4 4 4 4

Souq Waqif

OPTION C

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL

4 4 4 4 4

FROM

$480*

FROM

$801*

^ All prices based per adult/low season rate. Child price on request Terms and conditions apply (please refer to page 32.

* All prices based on per person,per night twin share rates. Terms and conditions apply (please refer to page 32

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HOLIDAY HINTS

31 Holiday Hints

Our years of experience is a great help in the planning of your holiday. We trust this information will be of assistance to you and add to

the enjoyment of your holiday.

AIRPORT TAXES

Applicable taxes for departures from Australia are

included on your airline ticket. Other countries' taxes

may be either prepaid or payable at the departure

airport. Your travel agent can advise the current

charges on booking and final payment.

PASSPORTS & VISAS

All passengers require a valid passport with at least

6 months validity remaining as of date of entry into

UAE Oman & Qatar & any onward countries. Visa

requirements vary from country to country. It is

the responsibility of the traveller to ensure that any

requirements are met. Check with your Travel Agent or

the Consulate of the country you are visiting

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Travel insurance to cover loss of property, cancellation

fees, hospital treatment, medical evacuation, etc. is

essential for anyone travelling outside of Australia.

Overseas medical costs are expensive and not covered

by Australian medical insurance. Your travel agent

can assist in purchasing appropriate travel insurance

for your destination. The Australian Government has

provided information regarding the need for adequate

insurance including some case studies, refer to www.

smartraveller.gov.au/insurance

YOUR HEALTH & SAFETY FIRST

Vaccinations: It is the responsibility of the traveller

to check with health professionals for information

on recommended vaccinations or other precautions

required for the country that you are visiting.

Be aware that when travelling you are subject to local

laws and customs which may differ from Australian

laws. The Australian Government has provided

important information about your specific destination

at www.smartraveller.gov.au

CURRENCY (AS AT NOVEMBER 2017)

$1AUD = 2.79 UAE dirham

$1AUD = 0.29 Omani rial

$1AUD = 2.77 Qatari rial

NOTE: Exchange rates vary so please check with your

bank.

TIME DIFFERENCES

The following are the time differences to

UAE & Oman Qatar

Syd/Mel/Bne - 6 hrs - 7 hrs

Adl/Drw - 5½ hrs - 6½ hrs

Per - 4 hrs - 5 hrs

Australia is a further hour behind during Daylight

Saving in participating states.

ELECTRICITY

The electric current is 220/240 volts and the socket

takes a 2 round prongs plug. An adaptor or converter is

necessary to use Australian appliances.

TIPPING

Tipping practices vary between countries and it is best

to check with your local guide upon arrival as to visiting

country’s accepted practice.

SHOPPING

In Dubai and Abu Dhabi the major shopping

experiences are based around large, fully airconditioned

shopping malls.

In Oman & Qatar you will find some shopping malls,

though the focus is on a more traditional style ‘souk’ or

‘market/bazaar’ shopping experience.

Shopping times vary according to holidays & festivals

e.g., Ramadan. We suggest if shopping is a key factor

to your visit, that you check each country’s tourist

office website prior to your departure.

BUSINESS HOURS

UAE, Oman & Qatar - Business hours of trade are

Sunday to Thursday with Friday & Saturday being the

Gulf ‘weekend’.

ALCOHOL

In most Islamic countries, predominantly alcohol is

only served in international standard hotels. During

Ramadan, further restrictions apply within hotels.

RELIGION

UAE, Oman & Qatar – the official religion is Islam.

RAMADAN

27 MAY – 24 JUNE 2017

Often referred to as “the holy month”, Ramadan is an

Islamic religious period whose duration is a maximum

of 30 days. Dates change annually. During this time,

shopping & business hours are often reduced. Though

hotels of an international standard are usually not

overly affected, there may be restrictions such as nonserving/limited

service of alcohol and/or restrictions

on food service during the daylight hours as well as

some restrictions to entertainment. It is viewed as

a sign of respect if visitors also refrain from eating,

drinking & smoking in public during the daylight

hours of Ramadan. A more conservative dress code

should be adhered to during the month of Ramadan,

especially when travelling outside of the hotels and

resorts. Swimwear and items such as strapless tops

& sleeveless dresses should not be worn in public

places. Likewise full-length trousers & short sleeve

shirts should be worn rather than shorts & vest-style

tops (especially when visiting holy sites).

LANGUAGE

UAE, Oman & Qatar - Arabic, but English is widely

spoken.

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

For the most up to date information, please refer to

the National Tourist Office of the country to which you

are travelling.

2017-2018 SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

SA

14 Apr – 30 Apr

08 Jul – 23 Jul

30 Sep – 15 Oct

16 Dec – 28 Jan

WA

08 Apr – 23 Apr

01 Jul – 16 Jul

23 Sep – 08 Oct

15 Dec – 30 Jan

NSW

08 Apr – 25 Apr

01 Jul – 17 Jul

23 Sep – 08 Oct

16 Dec – 29 Jan

ACT

08 Apr – 25 Apr

01 Jul – 16 Jul

22 Sep – 08 Oct

16 Dec – 05 Jan

QLD

25 Mar – 10 Apr

25 Jun – 10 Jul

17 Sep – 03 Oct

10 Dec – 22 Jan

NT

08 Apr – 17 Apr

24 Jun – 24 Jul

30 Sep – 08 Oct

15 Dec – 28 Jan

VIC

01 Apr – 17 Apr

01 Jun – 16 Jul

23 Sep – 08 Oct

23 Dec – 29 Jan

TAS

14 Apr – 30 Apr

08 Jul – 23 Jul

30 Sep – 15 Oct

22 Dec – 06 Feb

NOTE: Private schools’ holiday dates may vary from State

Schools.

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BOOKING CONDITIONS

Please read these Booking Conditions carefully as they form the

basis upon which bookings are accepted by Venture Holidays.

THE BROCHURE:

This brochure is valid to 31 March 2018.

This brochure should be used as a guide only.

Prices are based on currency exchange rates effective September 2016

and are subject to change without notice. All products in this brochure

are presented in Australian Dollars and are GST free unless otherwise

indicated.“

• "From” Prices: the expression “from” with respect to a price means

the lowest per adult price for the Travel Product we believe is

available at the time of publication, based on information we have

received from Suppliers.

• Please refer to your travel consultant at the time of booking and at

the time of final payment for full details of any updated pricing or

changed transfer, tour or accommodation details. Please read your

travel documents when you receive them to ensure that you are

getting what you asked and paid for. It is important that you discuss

any queries you have with your travel consultant immediately, or at

least before you travel.

• We know how important it is to have a good night’s sleep when

travelling, so we ask that you understand that the ‘Bedding Guide’

is provided as a guide only, which may change, subject to room

availability, renovations other circumstances. Prices in this brochure

are based on existing bedding. Additional bedding may be either a

bed or a fold up ‘rollaway’ or a convertible settee. Room requests (eg

interconnecting, twin versus double bedding, non-smoking rooms

etc) can be requested, but Not Guaranteed.

• Maps are included to assist you in setting your tour itinerary and may

be representative only. Photographs of hotel rooms and vistas etc

are included to assist you in selecting your hotel and tours and may

be representative only.

• We make every effort to keep the hotel descriptions and touring

information up to date. Please be aware that a hotel may not have

kept us up to date with their renovation plans. This is unlikely, but

where it does occur from time to time we will make every endeavour

to ensure that you receive the equivalent of what you requested.

Please note that if you have a problem with your hotel, transfer or tour,

in the first instance you should contact the hotel front office manager or

local tour operator. If you are still not satisfied, please contact your travel

consultant for further advice.

BOOKING and PAYING

Your travel consultant is your main point of contact and is the person

responsible for correctly interpreting your travel requirements, providing

travel advice, collecting your money for your booked travel, and providing

you with your travel documents. Please make sure that you are fully

aware of what you are paying for before you pay your deposit and/or

final payment.

• A deposit of $165 per adult ($55 per child) is payable to your

travel consultant within 7 days of confirmation, to secure a

booking. A further deposit may be required by the hotel, tour

operator, cruise line or other principal. Please note that a

deposited booking holds services but does not guarantee prices.

• The balance is payable 45 days before your departure from

Australia immediately on confirmation if booked within this

period. If you pay late the booking may be cancelled and your

deposit forfeited if deadlines are missed. Please consult your

travel consultant for any special airfare conditions.

• If you request a change of name, tour, hotel or travel date

an amendment fee of $55 per booking will apply. If travel

documents have been issued, the fee will be $75 per file, plus

any applicable airline ticket reissue fees.

• Amendments within 45 days of departure may result in operator

cancellation fees, inability to confirm and/or delays in receipt of

travel documentation.

• Where possible, we will accept late bookings within 7 days of

departure, but please understand that this will be subject to the

availability of accommodation, tours and flights. Full payment

is required at time of booking if you book within 7 days of

departure.

• If you choose to pay for your holiday with a credit card, a

credit card processing fee will be added to the total amount

of the booking. The current credit card processing fees on any

payments made by credit card are 2% for Mastercard and Visa

and 2.8% for American Express. Please check for any variations

to this at time of payment.

ALL PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE PRIOR TO FINAL PAYMENT.

CANCELLATIONS

If you cancel or terminate your travel booking with us at any time after

confirmation, it will attract a $165 per adult ($55 per child) cancellation

fee. In addition to this fee, there may be additional cancellation fees

charged by the hotel, tour operator, cruise line, airline or other principal.

This can amount to up to 100% of your total booking, particularly when

cancelling tours and other arrangements within 45 days of departure.

No refund can be guaranteed for cancellations after the tour has

commenced or in respect of any tours, accommodation, meals or any

other services not utilised. Credit Offers cannot be refunded or taken

as cash.

• If we have to cancel or substantially change your travel booking

because of events outside of our control (this is very rare),

we will, where possible, offer you an alternative of a similar

standard. If you do not accept the alternative, we will refund in

full any monies already paid for those arrangements.

HEALTH and IMMIGRATION

You are responsible for all visa, passport, immigration, quarantine,

customs, health and other requirements of the countries visited or

transited. Passports must have at least 6 months’ validity from the date

of your return to Australia. The Australian Government has many travel

advisories in place, for the latest details refer to www.smartraveller.

gov.au.

• If you are not sure of your responsibilities, ask your travel

consultant.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

It is recommended that you consider purchasing a travel insurance

policy before you travel. Travel insurance should cover hospital

treatment, medical evacuation, loss of property, cancellation fees etc

and is essential for anyone travelling outside of Australia. Overseas

medical costs are expensive and not covered by Australian medical

insurance. Your travel consultant can assist in purchasing appropriate

travel insurance for your destination.

The Australian Government has provided information regarding the need

for adequate insurance including some case studies, refer to

http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/insurance/

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

Generally speaking, you are responsible for anything not specifically

included in your holiday package, which would mean things like:

• Airfares and associated taxes and fuel surcharges (unless

otherwise stated).

• Costs of passports or visas.

• Meals other than those specified in the itinerary.

• Excess baggage charges.

• Personal items such as phone calls, laundry, drinks, room

service etc.

• Sightseeing other than specified in the itinerary, airport

taxes (paid locally) and Government taxes other than on

accommodation.

• Any costs in Australia.

• Travel Insurance.

LIMIT OF LIABILITY

We, Clenton Pty Ltd t/as Venture Holidays (ABN 40 101 240 036), have

packaged and presented tours, transfers and accommodation in this

brochure for sale in Australia.

In our opinion, we have provided information and pricing in this brochure

which is correct at the time of printing, and also goods and services of

merchantable quality. We do not own or operate services in our own

right, acting only as booking agent for our service providers, and thus

we are not responsible for these services. Bookings are subject to the

terms, conditions and limitation of liabilities imposed by these service

providers.

We do not accept liability whatsoever for injury, damage, loss, delay,

additional expenses caused directly or indirectly by events which are

beyond our control and jurisdiction, including but not limited to war,

civil disturbance, fire, floods, acts of God, acts of government or of any

other authorities, accident to or failure of machinery or equipment or

industrial action.

It is important that you are satisfied that your travel consultant has

fully and clearly explained to you what goods or services you are

receiving. To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all liability for any

loss or damage whatsoever (including but not limited to physical and

psychological injury, and loss or damage to property of whatever nature)

arising out of or in any way connected with the offer or supply of goods

or services by us or any third parties.

If you believe that you did not receive what you requested and paid for,

and you are requesting a refund, you must inform your travel consultant

about the problem in writing as soon as possible after the problem

has occurred. If the law implies a condition or warranty that cannot be

excluded, our liability will be limited to the re-supply or the payment of

the cost of re-supplying the relevant goods or services.

CONSUMER PROTECTION

Venture Holidays is ATAS accredited, a member of the International Air

Transport Association (“IATA”) and the Australian Federation of Travel

Agents (“AFTA”).

LAW and JURISDICTION

These Booking Conditions are governed by the laws of South Australia

and any action arising under them, or in any way connected with the

holiday, may be brought only in a court in South Australia, subject to any

law which is expressly inconsistent with this.

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Clenton Pty Ltd trading as Venture Holidays ABN 40 101 240 036

TRAVEL AGENTS RESERVATIONS:

ADELAIDE:

T: (08) 8238 4511

IN ALL OTHER AREAS:

T: 1300 303 343

E: mail@ventureholidays.com.au

GROUP TRAVEL:

E: groups@ventureholidays.com.au

TRAVEL AGENTS ACCESS

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2017-2018

TRAVEL AGENTS STAMP

2017-2018

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