School Trip to Dubai

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A school trip to Dubai offers your students a fascinating introduction to the UAE and the Middle East!

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

Explore the dunes on a desert safari or take in the views of the city from a traditional Dhow. You can even spend some time exploring nearby Sharjah or Abu Dhabi.

School Trip to Dubai



5 days, 4 nights

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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1


Flight to Dubai Group to be met on arrival and transferred to hotel


Evening at leisure
Day 2


Half-day city tour of historical Dubai


Free time for further exploration


Optional dhow cruise on Dubai Creek (at additional cost)
Day 3


Half-day tour of Sharjah and Ajman


Late afternoon departure for evening dune dinner safari
Day 4


Full-day tour to Abu Dhabi
Day 5


Depart for the airport for return flight to the UK
  • 4 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation
  • Airport transfers in resort
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Detailed information pack
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Return flights from the UK
  • VAT
  • Visits as per the itinerary


Golden Sands

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!

Ibis Style Dubai Jumeirah

The Ibis Style Dubai Jumeirah is just 12km from Dubai International Airport and offers easy access to all of the city's main attractions. The hotel offers modern, comfortable accommodation, with all rooms boasting en-suite bathroom facilities. The hotel also offers a fully-equipped gym and temperature-controlled indoor swimming pool.

Tour highlights

Visit the Dubai Museum

The Dubai Museum opened in 1971 to showcase to visitors the traditional way of life in the Emirate. You’ll learn more about life along the coast and in the desert, in the cities or out in the countryside. You’ll be able to step on to the deck of a *dhow*, explore a traditional *souk* and enter a Bedouin tent.  And your students will discover more about the lives of fishermen, farmers and market vendors, and find out how and why the discovery of oil changed the fortunes of the Emirate.
Did you know?

The museum is housed in the Al-Fahidi Fort, which was built in 1787 and is considered the oldest existing building in Dubai!

Take a 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.

Take a 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.

Educational Activities

Abu Dhabi City Tour

Abu Dhabi is the second most populous city in the United Arab Emirates and capital of the largest emirate. Avisit

Dubai City Tour

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

Dubai Museum

A visit to the Dubai museum is a must on every Dubai itinerary. Housed within the beautifully restored Al Fahidi

Sharjah City Tour

Sharjah is located on the northern coast of the Persian Gulf, on the Arabian peninsula. It is a major part

Cultural Activities

Desert Safari

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

Dhow Cruise

Your cruise aboard one of these traditional wooden vessels offers an intriguingly different view of this amazing city – a

Supporting you every step of the way

Creating your perfect trip

Your quote will be put together by an experienced Tour Adviser who’ll be an expert in the subject area and will know the destination really well too. They’ll work with you to create a trip to suit your group’s needs and meet your learning objectives.

Launching your trip to parents and students

The next step is to get your trip approved and then get students signed up to it. Our ‘Trip Launch Pack’ will help you with this step. This is full of resources (all free to download) designed to make your life easier at this crucial point in the trip planning process.

After you’ve booked

Once you’ve booked, your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will start work on the finer details. They’ll make sure your itinerary makes the most of your time and they’ll take on most of the admin tasks for your trip (freeing you up to do what you do best – teach).

Support while you’re away

From lost property to properly lost, we’ll always be on the end of the phone while you’re out on the trip. You’ll get a final info pack before you go, as well as access to all your trip documents via the Vamoos app.

After your trip
We’ll ask you for feedback, so we can improve our service. Let’s start planning your next trip too, so parents have plenty of time to pay (and so it’s less stressful for you). And don’t forget to head to our resources hub to continue the learning back in the classroom.

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Your school trip will be fully financially protected

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Your trip will be a quality educational experience

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