Desert Adventures, Dubai

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OVERVIEW

Desert Adventures is a leading Destination Management Company that showcases the best of the UAE, Oman and Jordan. Our 20 years of industry experience, local expertise and innovative B2B systems enable us to efficiently provide visa support and transport services, a wide offering of select hotel accommodations, and an exciting range of unique tours and excursions as well as pre-decided to tailor-made packages. We also take pride in the strong relationships we have built with key players of the global travel industry, including government and tourism authorities.

Our global reach includes representatives in UK & Ireland, Spain, France & Belgium, USA & Canada, India, Ukraine, Brazil, Argentina & Uruguay as well as in German-speaking countries like Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

As the world’s trusted gateway to Arabia, we are the reliable partner in creating exceptional destination experiences for Groups or FIT, VIP or Business Traveller.

Following the acquisition of Kuoni’s global network of Destination Management Specialists by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fairbridge Capital (Mauritius) Limited, Desert Adventures Tourism is now part of Thomas Cook (India) Ltd.’s (TCIL) network of destination management companies that create a seamless delivery capability to its B2B and B2C customers across 21 countries and four continents.

TCIL’s network of destination management companies include Desert Adventures Tourism and Gulf Dunes in the Middle East; AlliedTPro in the USA; Asian Trails in South-East Asia; Australian Tour Management in Australia; Private Safaris in East Africa and Southern Africa; luxe asia in Sri Lanka; sita in India; and tci and distant frontiers for India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan.

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited is a holding company founded in 1985 by the present Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Prem Watsa. The company has been under present management since 1985 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Its common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol FFH and in U.S. dollars under the symbol FFH.U.

OFFICES

Head Office:

3rd floor, Al Barsha Boutique Building,

Al Barsha 1, Dubai, UAE

P.O. Box 25488 Dubai

Tel. No.: +971-4-450-4450

Fax. No.: +971-4-450-4451

info@desertadventures.ae

www.desertadventures.com

Abu Dhabi Office

1st floor, Al Raha Beach Hotel

Abu Dhabi, UAE

P.O. Box 45377 Abu Dhabi

Tel. No.: +971-2-556-6155

Fax. No.: +971-2-556-6955

abudhabi@desertadventures.ae

Oman Office

Way 3054, Villa 4321

Al Khawair, Shatti Al Qurum, Al Sarooj street

Muscat, Oman

P.O. Box 809 Muscat

Tel. No.: +968-2-469-1300

Fax. No.: +968-2-460-1300

omanreservation@desertadventures.com

Jordan Office

Office 503, Bassam Abbasi Building

142 Mecca Street

Amman, Jordan

P.O. Box 3688 Amman

Tel. No.: +962-6-551-1755

Fax. No.: +962-6-551-1781

info.jordan@desertadventures.com

USPs

• Global Presence

• 134 Full Time Staff across the UAE, Oman and Jordan

• Overseas Representatives

- Germany, Austria and Switzerland

- UK & Ireland

- Spain

- France & Belgium

- USA & Canada

- India

- Ukraine

- Brazil

- Argentina & Uruguay

• 400+ Tour Operator and Travel Agent Partners

• 60+ Source markets

• Strong buying power with global travel industry partners and suppliers

• Strong Relationships with Government and Tourism Authorities

• Extensive Range of Products & Services

• Competitive Rates

• Rich & Unique Data Content via Web Services (XML)

• User-friendly B2B online booking platform

• World’s only live golf tee time booking engine

• Local expertise and deep knowledge of destinations

• Multilingual staff, over 20 nationalities

• Excellent Customer Service

• Top-seller of world-class hotel brands and attractions

• Multi-awarded industry pioneer



Key Products & Services

• Visa Support

• Hotel Accommodation – Reservation and Booking

• Airport Meet & Assist

• Transfers & Transportation

• Hotel Desk & Representation

• Specialty Tours & Excursions

• Golf Holidays

• Sports & Adventure Holidays

• Dining and Entertainment Arrangements

• Leisure Groups Packages & Roundtrips

• Tailor-made Packages & Roundtrips

• Stop-over Packages

• Key Account Management and Multilingual staff with 24-hour response time



Awards



Best Inbound Golf Tour Operator – Annual Golf Awards 2014



• Top Producer, JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel, 2016

• Top Market Producer – ROW, JA Resorts & Hotels, 2016

• 1st runner-up, Top Producer, JA Resorts & Hotels, 2016

• 1st runner-up, Top Producer – MICE, JA Resorts & Hotels, 2016

• 1st runner-up, Top Producer – Year-On-Year Growth, JA Resorts & Hotels, 2016

• Top Producer, JA Ocean View Hotel, 2015

• Top Producer, Emerging Markets, Jebel Ali Resorts & Hotels, 2015

• Top Producer, Groups – Bateaux Dubai, 2014

• Leading Travel Partner, Kempinski Hotel Ajman, 2014



Milestones

1997 – Established in the UAE with Head Office located in Dubai

2004 – Opened Abu Dhabi branch office

2005 – Opened Oman branch office in Muscat

2008 – Acquired by Kuoni Travel Holding Ltd.

2010 – Established Jordan branch office in Amman

2012 – Acquired Reem Tours

2017 – 20th year Anniversary

2017 – Acquired by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fairbridge Capital (Mauritius) Limited and is now part of Thomas Cook (India) Ltd.’s (TCIL) network of destination management companies
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