Dubai - 2014

Dubai - October 2014 - Canades Tours

The Maritime & LeGrow's Travel counsellors who went on the Dubai Familiarization trip were:


Celine Coady, Edmonton Corp; Marta Novkovic, Richmond; Margaret Fry, Sunnyside; Jane Kojavakian, Pointe Claire; Audrey Burton, Tantallon; Roberta Frost, Sobeys @ Sackville; Sally Heinrick, Kelowna; Corina Benson, Lab City; Paula Gushue, Happy Valley-Goose Bay; Andrea Colbourne, Corner Brook; Liz Dionne, Truro; Ingrid Grages-Bertrand, Vernon

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“Dubai for me was a fantastic experience. It's a place I have always wanted to go and was high on my bucket list. My highlight of the trip was our one-night desert experience at the Arabian Nights Village where we stayed in these amazing huts. The dune bashing was lots of fun; the dinner and belly dancing show was great as it was so nice to sit outside in the desert having dinner, watching the show and star-gazing. My favourite hotel was the Park Hyatt in Abu Dhabi. It’s a beautiful hotel right on the beach and a good solid 5 star. The Atlantis Hotel in Dubai, with its marina and water parks, is another great hotel for families. Thank you, Louis Fillion of Canandes Tours for a great fam and Maritime Travel for allowing me to participate!”

Audrey Burton, Tantallon, NS

“Dubai was awesome. The highlight of the trip for me was the night spent in the desert at the Arabian Nights Village, complete with the camel ride and dune bashing. I also really enjoyed the visit to Burj Khalif – the view from the top overlooking Dubai and the surrounding desert is amazing. I loved every minute of this trip. It was certainly the vacation of a lifetime!” 

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“Dubai was a wonderful surprise. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it definitely wasn’t what I found! To sum it up, Dubai is a dynamic mix of tourist attractions, great shopping, really fine dining and quality, high-end hotels. It is a bustling city, but I felt very safe there. The highlight of my trip, however, was Abu Dhabi and our overnight stay at the Arabian Nights Village in the desert. We had the opportunity to have a camel ride and then go dune bashing, which was tons of fun!” 

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“Dubai is an ultra-modern city with lots of skyscrapers and high-rise buildings. It only rains on average four times a year, so there’s sunshine every day. I en joyed every moment of this trip, with all the fabulous places to see, do dine and to experience day-to-day life in the Middle East. But above all, I felt very safe.”

Jane Kojavakian, Pointe Claire, PQ