Dubai

Itinerary

DAY 1

Welcome to Dubai, on arrival, check in to your hotel and relax

Overnight in Dubai

DAY 2

Today we begin with a city tour of Dubai that takes us through some of the important highlights of the city such as the Dubai creek, Burj Khalifa and much more. Proceeding to the Dubai Museum, which is housed in the Al Fahidi Fort, built in 1787 and is the oldest existing building in Dubai. It includes local antiquities as well as artifacts from African and Asian countries that traded with Dubai. It also includes several dioramas showing life in the emirate before the advent of oil, in addition to artifacts from recent discoveries as old as 3000 BC.

Next is the Dubai industrial city, covering an area of over 500 million sq ft whose objective is to be a city within a city. When completed, it is expected to accommodate over half a million people. This integrated township will include everything from transportation zone, beverage zone, warehouses, etc. The tour will take you through the development of this city and also how it will shape the progress of Dubai.

We conclude the morning with lunch and spend the afternoon enjoying the sands of Dubai. You will explore true Middle East in your desert safari, the ideal way to experience this region followed by an amazing barbeque dinner in the night

Overnight in Dubai

 

DAY 3

We head today, on a tour of some of the most striking modern architectural marvels of the city. Beginning with the Jumeirah Emirates Tower, which rise to 355 m (1,165 ft) and 309 m (1,014 ft) are connected by a 9,000 m² (96,875 ft²) two-storey retail complex known as “The Boulevard”.

Proceeding to another highlight is the 102 metre tall O14 tower whose unusual design has won several accolades. An interesting feature of the building is the 1 meter space between the facade and the windows which allows hot air to rise and cool air to come in from below along with the 1,000 circular openings

Moving on, we reach the Cayan tower, the 306 metre tall skyscraper is the world’s tallest high rise building with a twist of 90 degrees.

Later, we visit the tallest man-made structure in the world, Burj Khalifa towering at over 800 metres. Enjoy the view from a good height as the entire Dubai lies at your sight.

In the evening, we cruise down Dubai creek enjoying some of the most magnificent views of the city from the waters.

Overnight in Dubai

 

DAY 4

Today, we head to the capital of UAE, Abu Dhabi. This wonderful city is home to some amazing attractions such as the Emirates Palace, Yas Marina circuit, Ferrari World, etc.

One of the highlights of our visit is the Al Bahr Towers, which have a protective skin of 2,000 umbrella-like glass elements that automatically open and close depending on the intensity of sunlight. The adjustable shades help reduce interior heat gains caused by sunlight by around 50 percent.

On our city tour, we get a glimpse of the city in addition to a visit to the Grand Mosque. Also known as Sheikh Zayed Mosque, it signifies the historic & modern architectural values. The mosque was constructed from 1996 to 2007. It is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates. The building complex measures approximately 290 m (960 ft) by 420 m (1,380 ft), covering an area of more than 12 hectares (30 acres)

Later, we head back to Dubai.

Overnight in Dubai

 

DAY 5

Check out and bid goodbye to the city as we head for the airport

OPTIONAL: WORKSHOP AT A LEADING UNIVERSITY

While we have enjoyed the marvels of the city, a workshop is an ideal component in such a tour that provides you the opportunity to learn first-hand from the experts of the region around the history and development of the country’s architecture. We provide you the chance to participate in the following programmes:

Half Day Workshop

This certificate course comprises:

  • History of architecture in the UAE
  • Exchange of learning with student interaction
  • Lecture from reputed architectural consultants from the UAE will speak on contemporary development in architecture

Full Day Workshop

  • History of architecture in the UAE
  • Exchange of learning with student interaction
  • Lecture from reputed architectural consultants from the UAE will speak on contemporary development in architecture
  • Hands on workshop on the traditional architecture of the UAE

» Please note that the itinerary is tentative and all inclusions are subject to availability at the time of booking
» All workshops and factory visits are subject to being operated and availability
» Meals will be provided as applicable in all the tours