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School Geography Trip to Dubai

A geography school trip to Dubai offers your students the opportunity to explore a world leader in sustainability research and development, as well as the effects of rapid urbanisation!

Dubai is a unique destination that serves as both a dynamic business centre and a tourist paradise. From the timeless tranquility of the desert to the lively bustle of the souks, Dubai offers a kaleidoscope of attractions for visitors. 

Today, Dubai is a world leader in sustainability research and development, after rapid urbanisation led to many enviromental issues. The harsh environment, limited local resources such as food, water and building materials, and the unplanned manner of expansion have all led to strategic and ambitious plans for sustainability. 

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Sample itinerary
What's included

Desert Safari

A desert safari is a completely unmissable experience during your school trip to Dubai. First, you’ll hop aboard 4x4s to enjoy some dune bashing, where your students will have the most unforgettable experience of what’s likely to be their first desert!

You’ll stop to watch the sunset over the desert, before heading to a traditional Bedouin camp, where you’ll be welcomed with a fragrant Arabian coffee.

You’ll then have the chance to ride a camel, before sitting down to a barbecue dinner with entertainment in the form of belly dancing!

Did you know?

The desert you’ll be exploring is the vast Arabian Desert, which covers much of the Arabian Peninsula and is the largest desert in Asia.

Dhow Cruise

Experience traditional Arabian hospitality on a dhow cruise along the seafront! This is one of the best ways to see Dubai, from its modern, luxury hotels to its more traditional architecture.

The dhow is a sailing vessel used along coastal areas of the Persian Gulf, the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean and was traditionally used to transport heavy items along the coast, including fruit and fresh water.

On your cruise, you’ll not only enjoy the spectacular views of the city, you’ll also have the opportunity to experience Arabian hospitality, as you’ll be served dinner followed by fragrant Arabian coffee.

Did you know?

No-one’s quite sure of the origins of this iconic vessel. Some scholars believe it originated in India between 600 BC and 600 AD. Others believe it comes from Arabia.

Dubai City Tour

Take a tour of Dubai to gain a better idea of the city’s history, culture and traditions.

You’ll see some of the city’s most iconic sights, including the Burj Al Arab. The world’s only 7-star hotel stands on an artificial island and is one of the tallest hotels in the world. Compare this with the more relaxed vibe of the Majilis Ghorfat, the summerhouse of Sheikh Rahid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, who ruled the country for more than three decades.

You’ll also explore magnificent mosques and busy souks, and extravagant palaces. A tour of the city is the perfect way to start your school trip to Dubai, ensuring that your students discover all it has to offer.

Did you know?

Dubai is one of seven emirates in the United Arab Emirates and one of only two that holds a veto (the other being Abu Dhabi) in national politics.

Day 1
Morning

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Afternoon

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Evening Flight to Dubai
Day 2
Morning

Arrive in Dubai

Panoramic city tour

Afternoon Classic Dubai City Tour
Evening Visit the Dubai Mall and see the Fountain Show
Day 3
Morning Full-day tour to Abu Dhabi
Afternoon Continue tour with a visit to Masdar City and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Evening Evening dhow dinner cruise
Day 4
Morning Visit Emirates Bio-Farm to learn about sustainable agriculture
Afternoon Late afternoon - embark on an exciting evening of dune bashing in the desert
Evening Traditional desert safari BBQ dinner
Day 5
Morning Visit Al Hefaiyah Reserve to learn about water use in the Emirates
Afternoon

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Evening Free evening
Day 6
Morning Return flight to the UK
Afternoon Arrive back in the UK
Evening

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  • Desert Safari
  • Dhow Cruise
  • Dubai City Tour

Activities

Abu Dhabi City Tour

Abu Dhabi City Tour

Abu Dhabi is the second most populous city in the United Arab Emirates and capital of the largest emirate. A visit … Read more

Desert Safari

Desert Safari

The highlight of any visit to Dubai is undoubtedly this amazing tour. Board your luxury 4X4 in Dubai and head out … Read more

Dhow Cruise

Dhow Cruise

Your cruise aboard one of these traditional wooden vessels offers an intriguingly different view of this amazing city &… Read more

Dubai City Tour

Dubai City Tour

A fascinating historical excursion; your route takes you from Burj Al Arab, Dubai’s landmark hotel, to Majlis… Read more

Dubai Museum

Dubai Museum

A visit to the Dubai museum is a must on every Dubai itinerary. Housed within the beautifully restored Al Fahidi Fort,… Read more

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Accommodation

Golden Sands
Ibis Style Dubai Jumeirah

The Golden Sands Hotel Apartments, in Bur Dubai, offers over 750 accommodation units in configurations of studios and one, two and three bedroom apartments. A perfect place for large groups!

Stay at the Ibis Style Dubai Jumeirah

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The Dean Academy, July 2019

Thank you for all your work and help - we had a very successful trip.

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