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We offer you four exciting stopover opportunities in the small but fascinating Gulf States. Below are our tours in the Gulf States.
 

 
     
Qatar
 

Discover this small Persian Gulf state which combines a rich mixture of traditional Arabic and modern architecture.  Doha, the capital city, is a modern city on Doha Bay. Ringing its downtown waterfront are numerous parks and the Corniche Promenade. On a man-made island, the I.M. Pei–designed Museum of Islamic Art houses an extensive collection from across the Muslim world. At Souq Waqif, a traditional market, vendors offer goods like clothing, crafts and spices.

 
Holiday length: 4 days / 3 nights
Start/End city: Doha
Departs: Daily
Type of Holiday: stopover

   
       
Day 1
  Doha arrival
 
    Welcome to Qatar.  On arrival in Doha you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your beach or city hotel.
 
       
Day 2
  Doha  
   

Today experience the fascinating blend of tradition & modernity and discover the highlights of the fast-changing city of Doha on a guided sightseeing tour. Visits include the Museum of Islamic Art, Souqs & Falcon shops, Corniche promenade, the Pearl-Qatar, Porto Arabia Boardwalk & Marina. (B)
Note: Doha city tour operates Sun, Mon, Wed & Thu
This evening join an optional dhow cruise in Doha Bay. Admire the stunning views of Doha City Skyline and savour traditional snacks.

 
       
Day 3
  Inland Sea Safari
 
   

Embark on a journey of 'dune bashing' – a rollercoaster ride over massive dunes, have a BBQ dinner at a Bedouin camp, and experience the sunset in the desert. (B,D)
Note: the Inland Sea Safari tour operates Sun, Mon, Tue & Wed

 
       
Day 4
  Doha departure
 
    Departure transfer to the airport (B)
 
       
INCLUSIONS






 
  • Private arrival and departure transfers in modern a/c car
  • Accommodation in selected hotel category
  • Daily Breakfasts
  • Seat in Coach regular sightseeing, activities & entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Travel notes
 
 


 
Kuwait
     
Holiday length: 4 days / 3 nights
Start/End city: Kuwait
Departs: Daily
Type of Holiday: stopover

  Kuwait is an ideal stopover destination offering plenty of time for shopping in the socks, diving at coral reefs or just relaxing.


 
   
 
Day 1 - Arrival
  Arrival transfer to your Kuwait City hotel.
 
       
Day 2 - City Tour
  Explore Old Kuwait City & coastline, including striking Islamic architecture, traditional dhow fishing boats, and stunning panoramic views from the Kuwait Towers. Afternoon free.(B)
 
       
Day 3 - At leisure
  Day free to do what you want. (B)
 
       
Day 4 - Departure
  Departure transfer to the airport.(B)
 
       
TOUR INCLUSIONS
 
  • Return transfers
  • Choice of Deluxe, First or Tourist Class hotels with private facilities
  • Breakfasts
  • Sightseeing
  • Professional guides
  • Entrance Fees
  • Travel notes
 

 
 
 

 
Bahrain
     
Holiday length: 4 days / 3 nights
Start/End city: Bahrain
Departs: Daily
Type of Holiday: stopover

  This tiny island state offers perfect ways to relax, super hotels and distinctly Arabian attractions and atmosphere.  An ideal introduction to the charms of the Persian Gulf.

 
   
 
Day 1 - Arrival
  Arrival transfer to your Manama hotel.
 
       
Day 2 - City Tour
  This morning discover the rich heritage of this cosmopolitan island.(B)
 
       
Day 3 - At leisure
  Day at leisure. (B)
 
       
Day 4 - Departure
  Departure transfer to the airport. (B)
 
       
TOUR INCLUSIONS
 
  • Return transfers
  • Choice of VIP, Deluxe or First Class hotels with private facilities
  • Breakfasts
  • Sightseeing
  • Professional guides
  • Entrance Fees
  • Travel notes
 

 
 


 
Abu Dhabi
  Abu Dhabi is the capital and second largest city of the UAE.  Here luxury and style are infused with traditional values of hospitality and respect.  Sunny weather, tranquil beaches, lush oasis, vibrant city life, and a mixture of culture and traditions come together to create a holiday experience like no other.  Explore the Emirate's old souks, sip a fragrant Arabic coffee, ride the dunes on an exhilarating desert safari, or dive into dazzling marine life.  There is something or everyone in Abu Dhabi.
 
Holiday length: 4 days / 3 nights
Start/End city: Abu Dhabi
Departs: Daily
Type of Holiday: stopover

   
   
 
Day 1 - Arrival
  Transfer to your city or beach hotel
 
       
Day 2 - Tour
  Morning free.  This afternoon depart on a thrilling 4 x 4 desert safari, followed by a Bedouin BBQ and traditional Arabian entertainment. (B,D)
 
       
Day 3 - At Leisure
  Day at leisure for sightseeing, shopping or simple relaxation. (BO
Optional Dhow Dinner Cruise
 
       
Day 4 - Departure
  Departure transfer to the airport. (B)
 
       
TOUR INCLUSIONS
 
  • Accomodation with private facilities
  • 3 breakfasts (excluding apartments)
  • Return airport transfers in A/C vehicle
  • Desert Safari including BBQ Dinner
 

 
ABU DHABI HOTEL CHOICES
 
       

 

Beach Rotana Hotel
Superior First Class

Set on its private beach in the in the Tourist Club area on the shores of the Arabian sea in Abu Dhabi is 30 mins from AUH International Airport.  Connected to the Abu Dhabi Mall & close to the Exhibition Centre and The Corniche.  Hotel facilities: restaurants and bar & cocktail lounge, fitness centre, swimming pool, kids club, squash and tennis courts.  Rooms feature: A/C, mini bar, internet, satellite TV, tea & coffee facilities, in room safe.
 
       


 

Hilton Abu Dhabi
Superior First Class

Conveniently located in the Corniche overlooking the Arabian Gulf and a short drive from downtown Abu Dhabi.  Hotel facilities: pool, tennis court, restaurants, fitness centre, bar, water sports.  Rooms feature: A/C, satellite TV, mini bar, internet, hairdryer, in room safe and tea & coffee facilities.
 
       

 

Al Maha Rotana Suites
Superior Tourist

Located close to the business and banking district, Al Maha Rotana Suites is only 10 minutes from the AUH International Exhibitions Centre.  Hotel facilities: swimming pool, restaurant & bar.  Rooms feature: A/C, satellite TV, tea & coffee facilities, microwave, internet, hairdryer and in room safe.
 
       

 

Al Rawda Arjaan
Superior Tourist

Recently reopened, located near the main business and shopping district, the hotel offers traditional Arabic hospitality.  Hotel facilities: restaurant, fitness centre, parking (access to pool at Beach Rotana).  Rooms feature: microwave, satellite TV, refrigerator, kettle, in room save, hairdryer and internet.
 


       







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