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Expo 2020 Experience in Magical Dubai

Dubai, DubaiUnited Arab Emirates

6 Days / 5 Nights
for Member Pricing

Expo 2020 Experience in Magical Dubai

Standard DreamTrip
Epic adventures await at Expo 2020, where you can experience art, culture, technology, food and more while celebrating human brilliance and achievement! You’ll also enjoy the very best of Dubai with a premium desert safari, unique city tours, a thrilling water park adventure and more. Book by January 18.

About Your Trip

Get ready to be dazzled and delighted at Expo 2020 in Dubai, a mega showcase of architecture, culture and inspiring innovations from 192 countries! See and experience as much as you can fit in your schedule, checking out immersive shows, technological advances, interactive art and more along the way — you may even discover the future of food. The rest of your DreamTrip is equally compelling, with an exciting desert safari, fascinating visits to historic wonders and ultra-modern ones, a dinner cruise around Dubai Marina and other fun adventures.

What we love:

  • For the first time in World Expo history, each country will have its own pavilion, making it even easier to learn about the unique charms of each participating nation. What will you discover?
  • A fun dinner downtown, where you’ll marvel at the unique and spectacular Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountain attractions from your vantage point at a local restaurant — these perfectly matched neighbors are respectively the world’s tallest structure and largest choreographed water fountain system.  
  • Courtyard® by Marriott® Al Barsha, Dubai is the proud recipient of TripAdvisor’s 2021 Travelers’ Choice award.

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What's Included

Your DreamTrip includes 6 days and 5 nights in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, as well as:

  • Expo 2020 experience; includes 1-day admission ticket, air-conditioned transportation and an English-speaking guide. See Itinerary for details and restrictions.
  • Half-day city tour of Sharjah; includes museum admission fee, air-conditioned transportation and an English-speaking guide.
  • Desert safari experience; includes dinner, complimentary mineral water, air-conditioned transportation and an English-speaking guide. See Itinerary for details and restrictions.
  • Half-day city tour of Dubai; includes air-conditioned transportation and an English-speaking guide.
  • Dhow boat cruise in Dubai Marina; includes dinner, complimentary bottled water, air-conditioned transportation and an English-speaking guide.
  • Half-day visit to Atlantis Aquaventure; includes park admission fee; air-conditioned transportation and an English-speaking guide.
  • Nighttime city tour of Dubai; includes dinner, air-conditioned transportation and an English-speaking guide.
  • 5 breakfasts.
  • Round-trip airport transfers.
  • Property service charge, municipality fee, and VAT and tourism dirham fee.
  • A host, whose goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips experience from landing to liftoff — they host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more. (Please note: A host will be provided only on trips with bookings of 10 or more adults.)
  • A convenient “Know Before You Go” guide, with details of your trip and other helpful travel information. (Please note: This guide will be emailed to you within a week of your travel start date.)



Transportation


The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Dubai International Airport (DXB), approximately 17 miles (27 kilometers) away.

Round-trip airport transfers are included only for the following airport(s), dates and times:
• Dubai International Airport (DXB) to the hotel on March 7, timing based on flight details provided.
• The hotel to Dubai International Airport (DXB) on March 12, timing based on flight details provided.

To arrange your airport transfers, please submit flight details HERE by January 18.

Please note that airfare is not included in the trip price.
 
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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive at the airport and transfer to the hotel, timing based on flight details provided.
Check into the hotel at any time after 3 p.m.
1-5 p.m.: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby.
The rest of the day and evening at your leisure.

Day 2

7-8:45 a.m.: Breakfast at the hotel.
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Half-day city tour of Sharjah; includes museum admission fee, air-conditioned transportation and an English-speaking guide.

  • 9 a.m.: Depart from the hotel and transfer to Sharjah.
  • Visit the iconic Central Souk (also known as the “Blue Souk”), an authentic one-stop Middle Eastern shopping experience — you can find everything from modern watches and clothing to authentic local handicrafts.
  • Venture to Souk Al Arsah. This historic trading marketplace is the perfect stop for heritage lovers, with shops selling a range of items, such as traditional local clothing.
  • Stop in at Museum of Islamic Civilization to see its important displays — more than 5,000 artifacts! — covering aspects of the Islamic faith and contributions to the world.
  • Enjoy taking photos at the impressive King Faisal Mosque, the largest mosque in UAE.
  • 2 p.m.: Return to the hotel.

Take some time for lunch or to rest up before your next adventure. Lunch is at your own expense.
3:30-8 p.m.: Desert safari experience; includes dinner, complimentary mineral water, air-conditioned transportation and an English-speaking guide. See below for details and restrictions.

  • 3:30 p.m.: Meet your guide in the hotel lobby and transfer to the desert via 4x4 Jeep®.
  • Stop at a high sand dune to watch the sun setting on the horizon.
  • Transfer to a Bedouin campsite for fun, complimentary activities, including short camel rides and henna painting. 
  • Enjoy a delicious barbecue buffet dinner and nonalcoholic drinks. 
  • An enchanting belly dancer and Arabic music will be your evening entertainment as you dine under the stars. 
  • 8 p.m.: Return to the hotel. 

Day 3

7-8:45 a.m.: Breakfast at the hotel.
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Half-day city tour of Dubai; includes air-conditioned transportation and an English-speaking guide.

  • 9 a.m.: Depart from the hotel and transfer to Bluewaters, an artificial island offering tons of entertainment, shopping and dining experiences.
  • See Ain Dubai (Dubai Eye), the world’s tallest and largest observation wheel.
  • Walk along the bridge for incredible views of the ocean, marina and beach.
  • Visit Souk Madinat Jumeirah, a recreation of an ancient marketplace featuring shops, canals and wonderful views of the striking Burj Al Arab hotel.
  • You’ll also visit La Mer, a world-class beachfront brimming with activities — shopping, dining, water sports and more — to keep everyone entertained on its white sandy shores.
  • 2 p.m.: Return to the hotel.

Take some time for lunch or to rest up before your next adventure. Lunch is at your own expense.
Dhow boat cruise in Dubai Marina; includes dinner, complimentary bottled water, air-conditioned transportation and an English-speaking guide.

  • Depart from the hotel and transfer to the Dubai Marina.  
  • Board a traditional dhow boat.  
  • Take in the city lights and views of the Dubai Marina Yacht Club, Dubai Marina Towers and Dubai Marina Mall.  
  • Enjoy a buffet dinner and live entertainment (belly dancing, live singing performance or a Tanoura show).  
  • Return to the hotel.  

Day 4

7-9:45 a.m.: Breakfast at the hotel.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Expo 2020 experience; includes 1-day admission ticket, air-conditioned transportation and an English-speaking guide. See below for details and restrictions.

  • 10 a.m.: Depart from the hotel and transfer to the Expo 2020 site, Al Wasl Plaza.
  • Spend the day exploring national pavilions, exhibits, performances, cultural events and a ton of amazing activities that celebrate the theme of this World Expo: “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.”
  • 5 p.m.: Return to the hotel.

The rest of the evening at your leisure.

Day 5

7-9:45 a.m.: Breakfast at the hotel.
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Half-day visit to Atlantis Aquaventure; includes park admission fee; air-conditioned transportation and an English-speaking guide.

  • 10 a.m. Depart from the hotel and transfer to Atlantis, the Palm resort.
  • Visit the resort’s exciting Aquaventure Waterpark for unlimited fun! Ride and splash your way through the Torrent River, twist and turn down thrilling waterslides, brave the Shark Lagoon, encounter dolphins and so much more. The littlest adventurers can also get in on all the fun with their very own Splashers Island area.
  • 3 p.m.: Return to the hotel.

Take some time for a late lunch or to rest up before your next adventure. Lunch is at your own expense.
5-10 p.m.: Nighttime city tour of Dubai; includes dinner, air-conditioned transportation and an English-speaking guide.

  • 5 p.m.: Depart from the hotel and transfer to Burj Khalifa — you’ll view the world’s tallest skyscraper from outside before heading to The Dubai Mall. 
  • Spend time at the mall, one of the world’s largest shopping venues with more than 1,200 stores and outlets.
  • You’ll also have an opportunity to see the aquarium, another highlight of this expansive mall.
  • Take in excellent views of the Dubai Fountain — and its spectacular water show! — and the 2,722-foot (830-meter) Burj Khalifa from the local restaurant where you’ll enjoy a delightful farewell dinner.
  • 10 p.m.: Return to the hotel.

Day 6

7-11 a.m.: Breakfast at the hotel.
Check out of the hotel by noon.
Transfer to the airport, timing based on flight details provided.

Itinerary subject to change.



Please note:

  • All indicated times listed above are approximate and subject to change.
  • Itinerary activities are subject to change due and may run in a different order.

Desert safari experience:

  • Pickup times at the hotel will vary, depending on the timing of the sunset during winter and summer months.
  • Please be aware that during some religious holidays, certain activities, such as belly-dancing, will not be permitted; alcoholic drinks will also be prohibited.
  • Your guide will advise on customary attire to wear during this excursion.

Expo 2020 experience:

  • Vaccinated guests ages 18 years and older must present proof of at least one dose of any COVID vaccine recognized by any Expo 2020 participating country or the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Unvaccinated guests ages 18 years and older must present a negative PCR test certificate for a test conducted within the last 72 hours. Please take the PCR test at least 1 day before your visit to Expo as results will take up to 10 hours. You will not be allowed into the site without a valid vaccine record or negative PCR test result.
  • Single-day ticket holders who are not vaccinated are eligible for a free COVID-19 test at DHA Expo 2020 Testing Facility.
  • Face coverings are required at all times, regardless of vaccination status.
  • For updated information on COVID-19 requirements, please visit the Expo 2020 website.
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Hotel Details

With its stylish, welcoming guest rooms and impeccable service, upscale Courtyard by Marriott Al Barsha, Dubai offers the perfect setting in which to unwind and recharge. After a busy day exploring and playing, why not hit the sleek rooftop pool for a refreshing swim with a view?

Hotel features:

  • 1 restaurant, 1 bar, 1 rooftop bar and 1 coffee lounge, plus 24-hour room service.
  • Heated outdoor rooftop pool and children’s pool.
  • Fitness center.
  • Convenient 10-minute walk to Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai indoor mountain and metro stops.
  • Proximity to Al Sufouh Beach.
  • Complimentary valet parking on-site.

Standard Room accommodations with:

  • 1 king bed or 2 twin beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). An extra rollaway bed is available in rooms with 1 king bed only.
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults and 1 child age 11 years or younger.
  • Minimum occupancy 1 adult.
  • Air conditioning.
  • Marble bathroom with walk-in shower.
  • Bathrobe and slippers to use during your stay.
  • Hairdryer.
  • Iron and ironing board.
  • Desk with ergonomic chair.
  • Small seating area.
  • Complimentary bottled water.
  • Coffee- and tea-making facilities.
  • Minibar (consumption at an additional cost).
  • In-room safe.
  • 55-inch (140-centimeter) LED television.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 3 p.m.
Checkout: noon.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

Courtyard by Marriott Al Barsha, Dubai
Al Barsha Road, Behind Mall of the Emirates
Dubai, United Arab Emirates



Pricing for children for this hotel may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click SELECT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Terms and Conditions section for further details.



Hotel Check-in Requirements:

  • By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card.
  • I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.
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Additional Information

For peace of mind, why not consider an optional travel insurance plan through Travel Guard? Offering assistance with common travel problems like flight delays or lost luggage, Travel Guard can help you start your next adventure prepared for the unexpected!

  • Please be aware that travel insurance will be your only option for any waived penalties, or a refund, if your DreamTrip is cancelled due to restrictions in your starting location (not in your travel destination) and you are inside the cancellation window (see Terms and Conditions). Rovia will cover only those cancellations that result from restrictions in your DreamTrip destination.

Please note:

  • Be sure to contact Customer Care if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or if you have any questions about this trip.
  • At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.
  • Gratuities are not included. We suggest providing gratuities at your own discretion.
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Terms and Conditions

Travel is unpredictable and country restrictions due to COVID-19 change regularly; please understand that the policies below apply and you are encouraged to purchase travel protection.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel 46 days or more before the start date of your trip, you will get a refund less a fee of up to US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis.

*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. In the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the more restrictive of the two terms will prevail.


Name Change Policy: Name changes are generally not allowed on trips to avoid fraud, gaming and profiteering. We want to ensure that most of our travelers are members. For this DreamTrip, we do make certain exclusions, including the policy below:

We reserve the right to refuse a name change at our sole discretion. If allowed, name changes must be done no later than January 18 and are subject to a fee up to US$100. Name changes after this date are not allowed.

Transfer of Booking Policy: Transfers of bookings from one member to another member are subject to the policy below:

Booking transfers must be done no later than January 18 and are subject to a fee of up to US$100. Booking transfers after this date are not allowed.

Please note:

  • The price shown above is subject to change based on promotional pricing availability, room type(s) booked, taxes, etc.
  • Pricing shown is for each person and is based on 2 adults per room.
  • Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.
  • Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.
  • In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.
  • Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up to date before you leave! It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.
  • Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.
  • Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.
  • Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.
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