Dubai is a fascinating place to study elements of human geography unlike any other in the world. Learn how this small pearl fishing village rose rapidly following the discovery of oil, before finding out more about the rapid urbanisation of the desert.
Examine how the use and exploitation of natural resources has shaped and influenced this sprawling city with its unique and innovative developments.
And visit modern Dubai and see the contrast with the old town, before venturing into the desert. Your school geography group will also have the opportunity to witness how the sea and desert are being exploited to meet the ever-increasing demands of the Emirati.
Flight to Dubai
Arrive in Dubai
Panoramic city tour
Classic Dubai City Tour
Visit the Dubai Mall and see the Fountain Show
Full-day tour to Abu Dhabi
Continue tour with a visit to Masdar City and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Evening dhow dinner cruise
Visit Emirates Bio-Farm to learn about sustainable agriculture
Late afternoon - embark on an exciting evening of dune bashing in the desert
Traditional desert safari BBQ dinner
Visit Al Hefaiyah Reserve to learn about water use in the Emirates
Return flight to the UK
Arrive back in the UK
- 4 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Detailed information pack
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- Guide and transport throughout
- Itinerary planning service
- Return airport transfers in resort
- Return flights from the UK
- Visits and entrances as shown in the sample itinerary
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.
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.