Grand Mosque at Night
The Port
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Interior
Yas Marina F1 Circuit
Abu Dhabi Corniche
Formula Rossa at Ferrari World
Yas Links Golf Club
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Kayaking in Yas Mangroves
Abu Dhabi Cityscape
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
Sunset at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

A well-established DMC with an outstanding reputation and a multilingual experienced team catering to all of your event requirements. Gulf Circle Tours showcases the unique features of their destinations, with attention to detail, understanding of the client’s profile and thinking outside the box; and these are just some of their hidden talents. Gulf Circle Tours is headquartered in Dubai but also services the entire UAE and the Sultanate of Oman. They provide exceptional quality of the highest standards and transparent values that have earned them the loyalty and development of long standing business relationships with clients and partners. Gulf Circle Tours are experienced in handling conferences, conventions, healthcare meetings, pharmaceutical groups, incentives, meetings and corporate events.

 Contacts
Office 2101 Aspect Tower, Executive Towers
Business Bay
Dubai
Tel:+ 971 4 451 3838
Email:abudhabi@dudmc.com
www.gulfcircletours.com
Contacts:

Mr Gaby Seikaly - Managing Director 

DMC Location


 

Company   -   Gulf Circle Tours

Born in November 2001, Gulf Circle Tours has a current team of around 25 enthusiastic and professional permanent staff, GCT has penetrated the UAE market with great force by providing un-matched services to top clients from around the world. 

Our expertise and dedication has gained us a reputation with our partner clients abroad and the local suppliers in the UAE as well. 

As a full-service Destination Management company, GCT is the ideal partner for meeting and incentive travel planners. Meticulous attention is given to the smallest details. Customised events and theme venues are carefully researched to ensure they meet the desire of the most demanding of clients. 

A 24-hour Customer Care unit is on call 365 days a year to provide assistance and answer any question our guests may have. 

Multilingual professional staff, field officers, certified guides, drivers and Airport representatives, are all carefully selected to ensure the highest quality services. 

We are committed to maintain and enhance the tradition of excellence started 5 decades ago. Our reputation for listening to our clients and delivering more than they expect, is something we do not take lightly. We will make it happen for you!

 

Destination

ABU DHABI

Today Abu Dhabi boasts as a destination of distinction. Abu Dhabi, the Capital City of United Arab Emirates, is known for its magnificence in culture and heritage; and its modernity. Abu Dhabi is the largest of the seven Emirates, making up the UAE Federation. It possesses 94 per cent of the country’s oil reserves, covers around 87 percent of the UAE’s total land area and is home to 38 per cent of the population. It is both the seat of the Federal Government and a bustling business center. Located on the Northeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula, Abu Dhabi offers a strikingly contrasting landscape, from sandy beaches to green oases, and from skyscrapers to rolling desert dunes and nearly 200 pristine islands.

Abu Dhabi’s attractive malls, quaint souks and shopping districts bring a whole new slant to retail therapy. With most options within an easily accessible city centre, nothing is too far away. There is a vast array of quality restaurants and atmospheric coffeehouses that offer cuisine for all tastes.

Abu Dhabi is a great destination for your next group, be it an incentive, conference, FIT or leisure group. And to make the most of this mesmerizing destination, you need an excellent Destination Management Company that knows Abu Dhabi like second nature. 

 

DMC Programme Ideas

Day 1

Arrival Meet & Assist at the Abu Dhabi International Airport by Gulf Circle Tours Airport Representative.

The Gulf Circle Tours Meet & Assist consists of welcoming guests outside the Arrival Terminal.  Our Representatives will have signage with the group’s logo and will direct guests accordingly. Other staff will be onsite to escort guests to the awaiting vehicles.  Luggage will be taken care of and loaded into the coach.

Guests will be transferred to the hotel in Abu Dhabi. The guides will welcome the guests to Abu Dhabi, and they will be served water and a hand towel.  As they proceed to the hotel, the guides will provide the guests with information about Abu Dhabi. Approximate clearance time at Abu Dhabi Airport from landing is 30–45 minutes.

Transfer from Abu Dhabi International Airport to the hotel in Abu Dhabi is approximately 30 minutes.

Welcome Dinner in the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

Alternatively, we can arrange for VIP Meet & Greet at Abu Dhabi airport.

Option 1

A warm welcome on arrival.

Meet and accompany passengers through arrivals terminal.

Fast track their clearance process through immigration and customs.

Assist with baggage collection. Complimentary Porterage.

Accompany passengers to the boarding gate on departure or handover to receiving party on arrival.

Option 2 - The Golden Class  

A warm welcome on arrival.

Fast track their clearance process through immigration and customs.

Accompany passengers to the Golden Class Lounge with access to WIFI, hot and cold buffet, reading materials, etc. Baggage collection while guests relax in the lounge. Complimentary Porterage.

Accompany passengers to the boarding gate on departure or handover to receiving party on arrival.

Arrival Transfer from Abu Dhabi International Airport to the hotel in Abu Dhabi. Airport Hotel Transfers. All our limousines, Sedans, Luxury transportation vehicles and coaches are from some of the leading transportation companies with high professional, courteous, efficient and experienced chauffeurs.

Day 2

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Manarat Al Saadiyat.

Departure from the hotel for Abu Dhabi experience. First stop will be the famous Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is probably the most imposing religious and national landmark in Abu Dhabi to date. It is also arguably one of the most important architectural treasures of contemporary UAE society - and one of the most beautiful in the world - initiated no less by the late president HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who is fondly thought of as the father of the UAE.

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is open to visitors of all nationalities for educational tours.  Our professional guides will make sure you get to know this beautiful mosque from all sides.   From the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, guests will head off to Manarat Al Saadiyat

Manarat Al Saadiyat literally means ‘the place of enlightenment’. It is a 15,400 sqm visitor centre, designed to bring the vision of the island to life through the Saadiyat Story. Located on Saadiyat Island, this artistic venue houses TDIC exhibitions with international collections from around the world, including three major galleries, a central events gallery, sales centre, 250-seat theatre, and restaurant.

Lunch at the Deck Terrace at Monte Carlo, Saadiyat Island.

Driving through the Corniche Road, visit the Heritage Village.

Run by the Emirates Heritage Club, this reconstruction of a traditional oasis village provides an interesting glimpse into the emirate’s past. Traditional aspects of the desert way of life, including a campfire with coffee pots, a goats’ hair tent, and a falaj irrigation system, are attractively displayed in the open museum. There are workshops where craftsmen demonstrate traditional skills, such as metal work and pottery, while women sit weaving and spinning. The craftsmen are happy to share their skills, and may occasionally give you the chance to try them out. The little spice shop is a treat – you can get a range of dried herbs, handmade soap and plenty of chatter.

After all the visits, the group will proceed back to the hotel.

Dinner at the Yas Link Events Lawn at Yas Island. The Events Lawn has the view of the Arabian Gulf, Mangroves and City Skyline.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3

Visit Ferrari World and Yas Marina Circuit Abu Dhabi.

You only need to say the name and the possibilities start racing through your head. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is set to be the world’s largest indoor theme park, sitting under a roof designed in the style of a classic double-curve body shell of a Ferrari GT car.

Over 20 rides and attractions will ensure there is enough fast paced action and excitement to satisfy the whole family.

•  A coaster ride, which emulates the exhilarating thrill of driving a Formula One car by accelerating riders at high speed up to 240 Km/h around a 5.5 km track. Emulating the feeling of being in Ferrari car.

•  A G-force ride where guests are elevated over 60 metres through the roof. Adrenaline

•  Twin GT Ferrari 430 coasters will allow visitors to race against each other to the finish line.

•  For a change of pace, there is a virtual journey through Ferrari’s home country of Italy.

•  Various multimedia theatre shows will entertain and excite.

•  Flume ride Journey through the heart of a Ferrari 599 engine.

•  Driving and racing school for junior drivers, with expert training.

After an incredible experience guests will have lunch at Ferrari World – G-Force Area.

Yas Marina Circuit Abu Dhabi – Venue Tour.

Go behind the scenes of one of the world’s most advanced Formula 1™ circuits! Yas Marina Circuit is open to the general public for escorted track tours. You’ll be taken around the circuit, stopping at key locations including the North Grandstand, the Yas Marina, Shams Tower and the Yas Drag Racing strip. Explore the circuit’s high-tech facilities, including Race Control, the uniquely air-conditioned Support Pit garages, the state-of-the-art 500-seat media center and the Paddock area.

This is a must-see experience for all motor sports fans and visitors to Abu Dhabi. You will observe and learn all aspects of a Formula 1™ circuit and get an inside view of what’s normally not visible to fans during race weekends.

Dinner at the Marina Circuit – Luna Lounge at the Roof Top.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4

Morning at leisure. Guests can enjoy the hotel facilities, swimming pool, beach or shopping. Lunch at the hotel.

Desert Experience and Dinner at the Desert Camp.

This afternoon, guests will discover the majestic desert and spend an evening under the Arabian sky.

Guests will travel in by 4x4 vehicles driven by our experienced Safari Drivers.  We recommend a maximum of 4 passengers per jeep for comfort and safety.  The group will travel in convoy for an optimum desert experience.

After approximately 60 minutes drive by road, the convoy will arrive at the edge of the desert, where the drivers will prepare the vehicles for an exhilarating drive through the dunes. 

Just before sunset, the convoy reaches the sunset bar which will be exclusively set up atop a dune in the middle of the desert. Guests will be greeted with a glass of champagne by waiters dressed in traditional Arabic outfits,  As guests unwind and mingle they can almost feel the silence of the desert while watching the stunning vistas of endless dunes and the magical desert sunset. 

After sunset, the convoy will proceed to the Bedouin Village where guests will experience the ultimate 1001 nights.

The Bedouin Village

To the beat of a couple of Arabic Drummers, the Bedouin village will appear amongst the dunes, set with oriental carpets, flare torches, lanterns and bonfires. It is made up of typical Bedouin tents with all the comfort for a memorable evening.  Low table seating with divans and cushions will be arranged for a royal set up.  Other enhancements include a henna lady and an Arabic coffee man serving Arabic coffee and dates.

Upon arrival at the campsite, guests are welcomed and drinks served by waiters lining the red carpet. As guests mingle and explore the campsite, a traditional barbecue dinner is being prepared close by on open fires emitting aromas of Middle Eastern spices.

Guest can have intricate henna design painted on their hands, experience a camel ride and so on. A BBQ dinner will be served including traditionally local dishes.

During dessert, the belly dancer will perform giving guests the chance to learn few moves or for those who prefer, they can enjoy some Hubbly Bubbly (water pipes).

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5

Check out of the hotel.

Departure Transfer to Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Gulf Circles Tours will ensure that all luggage is lined up for guests to identify before boarding the transfer vehicle; and they will receive guests upon arrival at the departure terminal escorting them to the allocated check in counters before being guided towards Passport Control.

Based on the flights’ time, departure, the transfer from the hotel to Abu Dhabi Airport will be scheduled at least 3 hours prior to takeoff.

After completing the departure immigration formalities guests can proceed to the Abu Dhabi Duty Free Complex for some last minute shopping.

Departure flight.

 

Suggested Sightseeing

The Sheikh Zayed Mosque:

This architectural work of art is one the world’s largest mosques, with a capacity for an astonishing 40,000 worshippers. It features 82 domes, over 1,000 columns, 24-carat gold gilded chandeliers and the world's largest hand knotted carpet. The main prayer hall is dominated by one of the world’s largest chandeliers –10 metres in diameter, 15 metres in height and weighing twelve tonnes. Reflective pools surround the mosque, amplifying its beauty. The striking white and gold colours shining in the sun are transformed at night by a unique lightning system, which reflects the phases of the moon.

The Corniche:

The Corniche Road spreads across an impressive eight kilometres of manicured waterfront that includes children’s play areas, separate cycle and pedestrian pathways, cafés and restaurants, and the Corniche Beach - a lifeguarded beach park. Abu Dhabi’s pristine Corniche beachfront has been awarded coveted Blue Flag status - the internationally renowned eco-label for beaches and marinas that guarantees clean and safe bathing water.

The Heritage Village:

It is a reconstruction of a traditional oasis village provides an interesting glimpse into the emirate’s past, traditional aspects of the desert way of life, including a campfire with coffee pots, a goats’ hair tent, and a falaj irrigation system, are attractively displayed in the open museum.

There are workshops where craftsmen demonstrate traditional skills, such as metal work and pottery, while women sit weaving and spinning. The craftsmen are happy to share their skills, and may occasionally give you the chance to try them out.

The little spice shop is a treat – you can get a range of dried herbs, handmade soap and plenty of chatter.

Falcon Hospital:

Close to Abu Dhabi International Airport, the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital is the world’s largest, and most advanced, falcon hospital. Its highlight is a falcon display museum as well as a facility with free-flying falcons.

Guided tours of this award-winning specialist hospital are available. You can visit the luxurious wards where the birds are kept, and you can explore the museum, which gives an insight into the noble desert sport of falconry, or try your hand at the pursuit in the lush gardens.

The Ferrari World:

It’s fast and furious fun for all ages at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi - the world’s first Ferrari theme park and the largest attraction of its kind. The park tells the Ferrari story with passion and excitement through more than 20 exhilarating and educational rides and attractions, interactive shopping and authentic Italian dining experiences.

Beneath its huge, iconic red roof, attractions include: Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller coaster, reaching speeds of 240 kmph; Galleria Ferrari, the world’s largest Ferrari gallery outside Maranello with an interactive display of cars from 1947 through to the present; Speed of Magic, a fantastic 4-D adventure through deep green jungles, icy caves and ravines and to the mouth of a fiery volcano.

The Yas Marina Circuit:

The experience of Yas Marina Circuit is louder andf faster and you have to witness it in person. Yas Racing offers a variety of options, to suit all tastes. If you are a motorsport fan, booking a track experience is a unique opportunity. A series of track day packages are available, including ‘Driver Experiences’, ‘Passenger Experiences’, ‘Private Driving Tuition’ programmes and ‘Racing License Courses’. The closest you'll get to personally driving a Formula 1 -style vehicle, featuring a 3000cc V6 created by renowned engine-builder Cosworth, is while booking a seat behind the wheel of the Formula Yas 3000. On-board cameras will capture all the action and preserve this incredible memory for you.

The Emirates Palace:

A real iconic Abu Dhabi landmark, this luxurious hotel blends Arabian splendour with the latest technology to create a magical and memorable experience. During daytime, the hotel’s golden-sandy colour contrasts with its fresh green gardens, silvery water fountains and the blue sky. At night, the hotel’s lighting changes subtly, featuring a majestic rainbow-changing effect over the main dome.

 

Theme Party Ideas For Incentives

 

Convention Centres

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) provides meeting and event organisers with interconnected, flat-roofed indoor floor space of 73,000 sqm. This is the most modern facility of its type in the Arabian Gulf that also houses the International Convention Centre Abu Dhabi.

 

A Few Extra Touches

 

Welcome Gifts

 

Specialist Groups



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