School trips to Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

This modern, dynamic Middle Eastern city is a land of contrasts and a safe and fascinating school trip destination. From the futuristic architecture of the skyline to the golden beaches and clear water of the Persian Gulf; the glamorous shopping malls to the traditional Arabic souks. There’s culture in the local mosques and markets and adventure in the surrounding desert from which this glittering, sprawling metropolis has grown. Enjoy a diverse and thrilling range of educational visits to inspire your students on your next school trip to Dubai.

  • New exciting cultural experience

  • Superb warm weather destination

  • Burj Khalifa - the world's tallest building

  • Desert Safari dune drive and camel ride

  • Waterpark, sand-boarding and more...

  • Excursion to Abu Dhabi city including Grand Mosque

Educational Visits & Activities

Burj Khalifa observation deck

Take the World's fastest double-deck elevators as you visit "At the Top" on level 124 or level 125 at the pinnacle of Burj Khalifa. Take a look at the world below from the deck or observation terrace and marvel at the skyline.

Dubai Museum

Located in the Al Fahidi Fort, this is the oldest building in the city, dating back to 1878, and a great way to see something of "old Dubai". You will find local artefacts and antiques from across the peninsula and beyond.

Desert Safari

Enjoy a fabulous half day Desert Safari including a dune drive and a camel ride. Sand boarding is an optional extra too. As well as a BBQ dinner, you can watch a tanoura dance, fire dance and some local belly dancing.

Dubai city tour

A half day guided tour of Dubai city will give you a fantastic introduction to the sights including visits to a gold souk, spice market and the Jumeirah Mosque. We can schedule for museum visits and the observatory at Burj Khalifa too.

Abu Dhabi day tour

A full day private guided tour, you can visit Ferrari World, a date market, the Emirates Palace hotel and the waterfront at Corniche. There's also entrance into the spectacular Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque included.

Wild Wadi Waterpark

The Wild Wadi waterpark is an outdoor waterpark situated by the Jumeirah Beach hotel in front of the stunning Burj Al Arab. There are over 30 rides and themed attractions, including water slides and Juha's journey along the lazy river.


Sevens Stadium and Dubai Sports city

Visit these stunning state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venues in Dubai, the home of some of the region's most prestigious international events. Dubai Sports City also hosts the ICC Academy and the Sports Village is a mecca for professional sport.


Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive into Dubai on overnight flight. Half day guided city tour including brief visits to the spice market, gold souk and Dubai museum. Stops can also include Jumeirah Beach, the Al Seek district and Jumeirah Mosque. Visit Dubai Mall and enjoy spectacular views from the top of the Burj Khalifa observatory. Check into hotel accommodation during the afternoon. Evening dinner.

Day 2

Breakfast. Morning museum visit or free time by the pool or at the beach. Afternoon desert safari excursion including dune drive, camel ride and optional sand boarding. BBQ dinner with fire dance, tanoura dance and belly dancing too.

Day 3

Breakfast. Full day guided excursion day to Abu Dhabi city. The trip includes a brief stop at a date market, drive through the Corniche waterfront for a photo stop, and a visit to the spectacular Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque too.

Day 4

Breakfast. Excursion to the Wild Wadi waterpark to enjoy the themed attractions, water slides and lazy river. Free time for some shopping or some sunshine by the pool or beach. Evening dinner.

Day 5

Breakfast. Additonal visits or entries on request. Lunch and check out of your rooms. Coach transfer back to the airport for the return flight home to the UK overnight.

Where to Stay

Dubai accommodation

You'll stay in comfortable hotel accommodation throughout your tour such as the 4-star or Two Seasons Hotel, Dubai Internet City or the 4-star Premier Inn hotel. Most groups have buffet breakfast included with at the hotel with evening dinners here or at local restaurants. Free access to the outdoor swimming pool is included. The hotel is typically close to the Dubai metro line for access to the shopping malls.

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