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13-Night Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Muscat CME AWAY® Land Tour

Land Tour

Emergency Medicine

From February 5th, 2022 - February 18th, 2022

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Joe Nemeth

Dr. Joe Nemeth

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine

About The Speaker

Dr. Nemeth completed his training in the US and Europe.  He has been working at the McGill University Health Centre since 2001. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at McGill. He is the Fellowship Director of the Trauma Fellowship for Emergency Medicine physicians. He divides his clinical work as an emergency medicine physician and trauma team leader between the Montreal General and Montreal Children’s Hospitals.  He has won the McGill Emergency Medicine “Best Teacher Award” three times.

Dr. Rahim Valani

Dr. Rahim Valani

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine

About The Speaker

Dr. Rahim Valani has been practicing emergency medicine in some of Canada’s busiest emergency departments for over 18 years. He is Associate Professor at the University of Toronto and is also the Chair of the Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine program.

Dr. Valani has a strong interest in medical education, specifically in curriculum development, including inter-professional education, international medical education and development of educational plans. Dr. Valani also holds a Masters in Medical Education and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, with specializations in operations, finance and strategic management. He is currently implementing data driven decision processes in the clinical realm to improve patient outcomes and metrics.

CME Topics

Emergency Medicine: Practical Advice and Contemporary Driven Evidence for Common Presentations

This course is designed for family physicians, specialists, and allied health care professionals. The aim is to provide evidence-based material, as well as practical and relevant clinical pearls that will be easy to implement into one’s own medical practice. Conference attendees will be invited to complete a pre-course Needs Assessment to assist the faculty with the development of their presentations.

Conference Tuition Price
FP $1345
Specialist $1345
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1145
Conference Tuition Book Before May 4th, 2021 Book After May 4th, 2021
FP $1195 $1345
Specialist $1195 $1345
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $995 $1145

Venue Information

Dubai is a stirring alchemy of profound traditions and ambitious futuristic vision wrapped into starkly evocative desert splendour. Proudly modern and cosmopolitan, Abu Dhabi is the UAE’s forward-thinking cultural heart where nothing stands still – except perhaps the herons in its mangroves. Scenically wedged between mountains and ocean, with old forts and excellent museums, an opera house and flower-filled parks, the gentle city of Muscat is a delight to visit. Its name means ‘safe anchorage’, and the sea plays an important role in city life to this day, sustaining the fishing industry and providing opportunities for visitors to swim from sandy beaches or dive with turtles in nearby lagoons.

 

Additional Noteworthy Features

Tour Includes:

  • Roundtrip, Economy Class air from Toronto to Dubai and return from Muscat with Emirates Airlines
  • One-way economy class airfare from Abu Dhabi to Muscat with Oman Air
  • Flight taxes
  • 11 nights of accommodations with breakfast daily
  • 3 lunches and 3 dinners as per the itinerary
  • Private transfers as per the itinerary
  • A 3 days pass for the EXPO
  • A 3 days pass for unlimited use of the Metro
  • 7 days of private touring in an air-conditioned motor coach with a licensed, English- speaking guide
  • 3 days of private touring in an air-conditioned 4X4 in Oman with an English-peaking driver
  • 2 bottles of water per person per touring day
  • Camel ride in the desert in Abu Dhabi
  • 4X4 ride in the desert (dune bashing) in Abu Dhabi
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Service fees and local taxes
  • Tips to the guides, drivers, restaurants and hotels

Tour Excludes:

  • Any items of a personal nature
  • Costs of Passports and Visas
  • Tourism tax at UAE hotels (approximately $15 per person), paid by travelers directly to hotels at check-out.
  • Meals except where indicated
  • Any item not specified
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)

What is the Dubai Expo?

The World in one place… Visit your favourite countries and discover new places you’ve never considered visiting. It could change the way you see the world. More than 190 pavilions featuring narratives and  pictures from every corner of the world!

Itinerary & Schedule

Date Location Notes / CME Details
February 5th Toronto—Dubai
February 6th Dubai
February 7th Dubai 2:00 pm—6:00 pm
February 8th Dubai 2:00 pm—6:00 pm
February 9th Dubai
February 10th Arabian Desert
February 11th Abu Dhabi
February 12th Abu Dhabi 7:00 am—11:00 am
February 13th Muscat
February 14th Muscat 8:00 am—12:15 pm
February 15th Muscat
February 16th Muscat
February 17th Muscat
February 18th Depart For Home

Day 1 | Saturday, February 5 | Toronto—Dubai

Depart Toronto on Emirates flight #242 nonstop to Dubai.

Day 2 | Sunday, February 6 | Dubai

Upon arrival in Dubai at 11:40am, you will be met by a Ya'lla Tours representative and transferred to your hotel for overnight. Our hotel, JW MARRIOTT MARQUIS, is a very nice 5-star hotel, considered to be the tallest hotel in the world (70 floors!) All 684 rooms offer air-conditioning, safety deposit box, satellite TV, minibar, hairdryer & high-speed internet. Hotel amenities include concierge, fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, 9 restaurants, 5 bars and lounges, currency exchange, business center and gift shop. Evening: welcome dinner at the hotel. (D)

Day 3 | Monday, February 7 | Dubai

CME Sessions: 2:00PM to 6:00PM
After breakfast, board your bus and drive to the Miracle Gardens, declared the Largest Vertical Garden in the World by Guinness World Records. This breathtaking garden stuns visitors with millions of  blooming flowers and different designs each season. Continue to the Dubai Mall (the largest in the world) and Emirates Mall (with the only indoor ski station). Return to your hotel by 1:00pm. CME sessions start at 2:00PM. For those not taking the class, take the Metro near the hotel to the Expo and stay there for as long as you wish. The Expo is open until midnight. (B)

Day 4 | Tuesday, February 8 | Dubai

CME Sessions: 2:00PM to 6:00PM
After breakfast, we’ll visit to the Al Ahmadiya School, established in 1912 as the first school in the  United Arab Emirates. It is now a museum, displaying the educational development in the country. Then we’ll stop at the Gold Souk and the Spice Souk. We then cross the creek by Abras (water taxi). Continue with a walking tour in Bastakia, ending with a visit to the Dubai Museum in Al Fahidi Fort. Learn about Emirati culture at Sheikh Mohamed Center for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU), a non-profit organization formed by Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid, housed in a typical wind-tower house in the heart of the old Bastakia area. An Emirati guide will accompany you for an open discussion about the local traditions and religion. Return to the hotel by 1:00pm. CME sessions start at 2:00PM. For those not taking the class, take the Metro near the hotel to the Expo and stay there for as long as you wish. The Expo is open until midnight. (B)

 Day 5 | Wednesday, February 9 | Dubai

Drive on the beach road past Madinat Jumeirah Resort to Jumeirah Palm Island, the man-made island built in the shape of a palm tree and home to residential buildings, villas and luxury resorts. Board the Palm Monorail which will take you to the far end of the palm. Drive by the Jumeirah Beach Residence. Continue to the world’s most prestigious hotel, Burj Al Arab, for a photo stop. Next, we’ll drive to downtown Dubai and the world’s tallest tower Burj Khalifa. Take the At The Top tour, a multi-media presentation on the history of Dubai as well as the story of this incredible building. You’ll begin in the reception area and end on the observation deck on the 124th floor. Return to your hotel by 1:30pm. In the afternoon, take the Metro near the hotel to the Expo and stay there for as long as you wish. (B)

Day 6 | Thursday, February 10 | Arabian Desert

By 9:00am, take a drive to the deep desert of Abu Dhabi. Check into this unique “castle in the desert.” You will stay in deluxe Garden rooms. Our desert hotel, QASR AL SARAB, is an Anantara luxury resort located in the Liwa Desert, one of the largest, uninterrupted sand deserts in the world. All 206 rooms, villas and suites offer complimentary Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, DVD player, coffee maker, pillow menu, air-conditioning and work station. Resort amenities include a swimming pool, gym, spa, teen & kids club, 3 lighted tennis courts, library, business center, 5 restaurants and room service. After checking in, take a camel ride into the desert sunset. Evening: enjoy a dinner in the desert. (B, D)

Day 7 | Friday, February 11 | Abu Dhabi

Take an early morning dune bushing excursion, like Disneyland on sand. Then, enjoy a free morning in Qasr El Sarab to experience the optional activities and/or the facilities of the hotel. Depart the desert in the afternoon and drive to Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE, for overnight. Our hotel, ST. REGIS ABU DHABI, is a 5-star hotel on the Corniche (promenade) in the iconic Nation Towers. All 228 rooms and 55 suites have a flat screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, iPod docking station, bath tub with separate shower, coffee maker, daily newspaper & St. Regis butler service. Hotel amenities include a ladies only exercise room, an exercise room for both men and women, 24 hour room service, spa, rooftop swimming pool, private beach, concierge, library, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, 3 restaurants, a café, 2 lounges and a bar. (B)

Day 8 | Saturday, February 12 | Abu Dhabi

CME Sessions: 7:00AM to 11:00AM
After lunch, visit the sublime Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world and an architectural treasure of contemporary UAE society. Then visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum. In 2007, France and Abu Dhabi came together to open the Louvre of Abu Dhabi to represent the dynamic nature of the contemporary Arab world. The museum was designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel to celebrate Abu Dhabi’s location between land and sea, as well as its traditional Arab architecture. Your ticket will allow you to visit the galleries, the exhibitions, the children’s museum and also the public spaces beneath the dome. Our first stop is the Falcon Hospital for some insight into the tradition of falconry and the care of falcons, a deeply revered symbol of the UAE. Meet a falcon or two and have your picture taken with one perched on your arm. Return to your hotel for and overnight. (B,L)

Day 9 | Sunday, February 13 | Muscat

Transfer to Abu Dhabi Airport for your nonstop Oman Air flight # 634 to Muscat, leaving at 11:40am and arriving at 1:00pm. Clear Omani Customs and Immigration and meet the Ya’lla Tours local representative and transfer to your hotel for a free afternoon and overnight. Our hotel, SHANGRI-LA AL BANDAR, is a 5-star, in the Al Jissah Resort & Spa. The name Al Bandar translates to “The Town,” a name reflected in the architecture of the hotel which is inspired by old Muscat, featuring buildings of varying heights and ornate balconies. All 198 guest rooms offer a balcony or patio, free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, safety deposit box, separate bath and shower, work desk, coffee maker and minibar. Hotel amenities include 24-hour room service, an Omani Heritage Village with traditional shops and activities, the Al Mazaar Souk with shops, café and restaurants, business center, beauty salon, gift shop, swimming pools, 4 lit tennis courts, spa with 12 treatment villas, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, mini golf and dive center. Evening: a welcome dinner at the hotel. (B, D)

Day 10 | Monday, February 14 | Muscat

CME Sessions: 8:00am to 12:15pm
For those not attending the CME: Visit the Centre for Omani Dress, where a guide will lead you though displays that tell the fascinating history of Omani dress. Continue to the House of Amouage, the most famous and expensive perfumery house in the world. Home of highly-prized and renowned perfumes, Amouage exemplifies not only sophistication, but more importantly, history and tradition, in search of a product to represent Omani heritage and the fragrance of Arabia. During the visit, you will be served Omani coffee and dates. Return to the hotel by 1:00pm. In the afternoon, depart for Royal Opera House Muscat, which is the leading arts and culture organization in the Sultanate of Oman. Be amazed by the beauty of its architecture and interior. Afterwards, you will be taken to the Al Alam Palace, used by the sultan to receive his state guests. The palace is flanked by two 16th-century Portuguese fortresses, Al Jalali to the right and Al Mirani to the left. Visit Bait Al Zubair museum, with traditional artefacts from personal collections. Continue along the corniche to Muttrah souk, the oldest and largest market in Oman. You will have time to explore the narrow alleys, where the air is filled with the smell of frankincense and sandalwood. This is a great place for people watching and mingling with locals, as well as shopping for Omani souvenirs like pottery, paintings, shisha pipes, framed khanjars, leatherwork and incense. In one of the shops, you will have the chance to learn how to mix perfume oils and learn about the process of collecting frankincense from the bark of the tree. Don’t forget to bargain! Return to your hotel for overnight. (B)

Day 11 | Tuesday, February 15 | Muscat

This morning, board your 4X4 vehicles and drive towards the fishing town of Quriyat through the stark mountain terrain and head off-road to Wadi Arbayeen. Wadi Arbayeen is renowned for its year-long  water supply, lush vegetation and deep swimming holes. Spend some time admiring the beauty of the wadi. From here we proceed towards the coast and visit the spectacular Bimah Sinkhole, a huge limestone crater with blue green water at the bottom. Enjoy lunch at Wadi Shab Resort. After lunch drive to Sur, once an important hub for trade with India and China. The typical Omani dhows are still built in Sur and can be seen in the port. A restored 8th- century dhow, the Fatah Al Khair, is on display in the open-air museum. Watch craftsmen building dhows at the dhow factory. Return to your hotel in Muscat for overnight. (B, L)

Day 12 | Wednesday, February 16 | Muscat

This morning, board your 4X4 vehicles and drive into the interior of Oman on the famous route once traveled by famous explorers like Ibn Batuta and Marco Polo. Arrive in Nizwa, the former capital and religious center of Oman and the current traditional capital of the vast interior region of Oman. Stroll through the vegetable, silver and general markets before entering the round tower fort, Oman’s most visited national monument. Visit Nizwa Souq. The new souq complex has been sensitively designed using Omani fort architecture and elegant Islamic arches. The air-conditioned halls of this souq are full of fresh fruit and vegetables, herbs and spices, huge stacks of dates and freshly caught fish. Silver is sold by weight here and it is the best place to buy traditional silver khanjars (hand-carved Omani daggers) and Bedouin jewellery. Enjoy lunch at the Golden Tulip Hotel. Then visit the 17th-century Nizwa Fort, with Oman’s most impressive tower. Built on a solid base of rock, the huge tower was designed to withstand the vibrations of 24 cannons. From the top, enjoy a superb panoramic view of Nizwa and the surrounding plains, a sure delight for photographers! Proceed to Wadi Al Madeen. From here a 36 km stretch of winding road leads to Jebel Akhdar (2,000 mts above sea level) the green jewel of the Al Hajjar Mountain ranges, a truly unique spot in the Arabian Peninsula. Jebel Akhdar is famed for its fruit orchards typically laid out terrace style on the mountain slopes and irrigated by natural springs and aflaj. The villages of Saiq, Wadi Bani Habib (the village of the old houses) & Al Ain dot the landscape overlooking dramatic peaks, gorges and wadis. Return to your hotel in Muscat for overnight. (B, L)

Day 13 | Thursday, February 17 | Muscat

Have a relaxed breakfast. By 10:30am, we’ll depart for a visit to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Built by the Sultan on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his accession, it is the 5th biggest mosque in the world. The mosque displays impressive art work, a 14m long Swarovski chandelier and a one-piece carpet, covering the entire men’s prayer hall, measuring approximately 4,300 m². Before entering the holy place, women must cover their décolleté and hair. Men and women should wear long sleeves and long trousers (or skirt). All visitors must avoid sheer fabric and transparent clothing. Return to the hotel for a farewell lunch. By 4:00pm, you will be transferred to Muscat International Airport for your Emirates nonstop flight # 865 to Dubai, leaving at 7:10pm and arriving at 8:15pm.

Day 14 | Friday, February 18 | Depart For Home

Connect with your Emirates nonstop flight to Toronto, leaving at 3:34am and arriving at 9:15am.

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