A school trip to Dubai offers your students the opportunity to explore one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world!

Dubai is famous for its incredible modern landmarks, such as the Burj Khalifa, the Burj Al Arab and the Palm Islands. But the older city also has some incredible experiences awaiting your students. They’ll love exploring souks and discovering traditional houses.

They’ll have the chance to experience the Bedouin’s nomadic life in the desert and they’ll learn more about how the Bedouin culture has influenced modern Emirati culture.

You’ll board a traditional dhow for a cruise around Dubai Marina, complete with Arabian food and entertainment. And you’ll visit a local camel’s milk producer, to learn more about this staple food and how it produced. Your students will leave Dubai with a better understanding of Emirati culture and a better understanding of the world around them.

Suggested Itinerary (5 days, 4 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary

Flight from the UK to Dubai (either am or pm, depending on flight time)

Afternoon city tour with stops by the iconic Burj Al Arab Hotel, Palm Jumeirah, and the Dubai Frame

Visit to Dubai Mall and fountains


Visit to Camelicious, a sustainable camel farm including a private tour, camel milk tasting and Arabic coffee at the Majlis Cafe

Desert safari in 4x4 vehicles including camel rides, henna activity, delicious barbecue dinner, belly dancing entertainment and Tanoura dance performance, plus photo opportunity in Arabic attire


Full-day visit to Abu Dhabi including visit to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Union Square, the Heritage Village and the Louvre Abu Dhabi


Classical Dubai city tour including Dubai Creek, Bastakia area, Fort Al Fahidi and the traditional houses, towers and minarets

Lunch at the Sheikh Mohammed Cultural Centre and visits to the traditional spice and gold souks

Dhow cruise of Dubai Marina with dinner


Flight from Dubai to the UK (either am or pm depending on flight time)

5 days, 4 nights Price from £875 pp
  • Airport transfers by private coach to/from airport to hotel
  • Classical Dubai city tour
  • Desert safari with BBQ buffet evening meal
  • Dhow cruise of Dubai Marina with dinner
  • Dubai city tour
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance to Dubai Frame
  • Evening tour to Dubai Mall
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Full-day visit to Abu Dhabi with entrance to the Louvre
  • Private lunch at Sheikh Mohammed Cultural Centre for Understanding
  • Visit to Camelicious with guided tour


Educational Activities

Camelicious Camel Farm

Camelicious Camel Farm

Camel's milk has long been a traditional part of the Bedouin diet and is seen as a nutritional alternative to… Read More

Dhow Cruise - Dubai Marina

Dhow Cruise - Dubai Marina

The traditional sailing boats known as *dhow *have long been used to transport goods along the costs of Eastern Arabia.… Read More

Dubai City Tour

Dubai City Tour

A fascinating historical excursion; yourroute takes you from Burj Al Arab, Dubai’s landmark hotel, to Majlis Al Ghorfat, a magnificent… Read More

Dubai Frame

Dubai Frame

The Dubai Frame is one of the newest additions to Dubai’s skyline. This impressive landmark stands at over 150m high… Read More

Dubai Mall

Dubai Mall

While you’re in Dubai, make sure you take some time to explore the largest shopping mall in the world –… 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… Read More

Heritage Village, Abu Dhabi

Heritage Village, Abu Dhabi

Want to know more about what life was like in the United Arab Emirates before the discovery of oil? Then… Read More

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is the largest art museum in the Arabian Peninsula and focuses on bridging the gap between… Read More

Sheikh Mohammed Cultural Centre

Sheikh Mohammed Cultural Centre

On a school trip to Dubai, make sure you don’t miss out on a visit to this non-profit centre. Offering… Read More

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the largest mosque in the UAE. It’s used for daily, Friday and Eid prayers… Read More

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I love inspiring curiosity in schools searching for the perfect trip to a destination I have first-hand experience in visiting. I love to learn what their travel plans are, the purpose for their trip and how this links back to the curriculum so that I can prepare an entirely tailored trip as if I were visiting myself.– Tom Moorhouse Tour Consultant

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The trip was an excellent experience for our students and they learnt a lot about how ice and volcanoes have shaped the country as well as the culture. — Academia Britanica Cuscatleca, February 2019

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