United Arab Emirates & Dubai Farm Tour Itinerary
Spend a week in the United Arab Emirates, exploring cities like Dubai, Al Ain, and Abu Dhabi. Immerse yourself in the Arabic culture, cuisine, and agriculture. Learn about desert and oasis farming techniques and raising—and racing—camels. Discover the charm of the UAE while learning about the differences in agriculture in an entirely different part of the world.
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Feb 6 - 14, 2019
United Arab Emirates & Dubai Farm Tour Itinerary
Please arrive to Chicago by 5pm. Trump Tours is happy to assist with connecting flights from your gateway. Depart on evening flight to Dubai. (Depart Emirates 236 8pm 13 hrs 20 min) Meals: Meals on flight
Arrive in Dubai at 7:20pm in evening. Dubai is +10 hours ahead of CST (+4 GST). We will have a meet and greet outside the terminal with our guide. Transfer to the hotel and check in for the night. Meals: Meals in flight.
After breakfast, we will start the day with a tour of the city. Because the old city does not “open” until after prayers in the late afternoon we will start with the modern parts and continue on to the old part with its souks and museum in the afternoon. We will begin with an elevator ride up in the Burj al Khalifa, the highest building in the world at 823 meters and with 124 floors. We will continue to the marina and stop for photos among the fancy yachts and amazing buildings before embarking on a speedboat tour. On the speedboat we will see the man-made Palm Island and Burj Al Arab—a hotel and landmark of Dubai shaped as a sail. We will finish the morning with a visit to the Dubai Miracle Garden known for its millions of flowers planted each year. We will eat lunch the Arabic way—a lunch seated on the floor in Yemeni style. In the evening, we will have an Arabian Gulf buffet dinner cruise on a dhow—a traditional boat that was used until the 1970s to transport goods from neighboring countries to the Emirates and that is still used today by smaller companies and fisherman. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
We will check out in the morning and traveling two hours to Al Ain. Walk through the narrow lanes of the oasis with our guide who will explain the old desert farming techniques and the falaj system that brings water down from the mountains. Visit the local market full of the specialties of the area and finish off with a short tour of the town’s little museum. We will have our lunch on top of Jebel Hafeet, the highest mountain in the area. After lunch we will make our way down the mountain, taking a few photo stops on the way. We will check into our hotel in the afternoon. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
We will start our Arabic adventure today with a visit to the camel market to learn how to differentiate what makes one camel better than the other. The market also has goats, sheep, and sometimes cattle. Before leaving Al Ain we will make a stop at one of the shopping malls for a snack before setting out for a 4-5 hour drive to the Liwa area. We will arrive at our oasis hotel, Liwa Danat in Medinat Sheyk Zayed, famous for its camel racing arena, with time to make ourselves comfortable in the hotel before dinner. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
We will start our day early in order to watch the training at the camel race arena. One of the staff of the arena will tell us all of the secrets of camel racing. We will then continue into the actual oasis of Liwa, where we will meet one of the Emirati farmers and learn from him about vegetable and date farming in the desert. In the late afternoon, we will enjoy some easy dune bashing on the high sand dunes. In the evening, we will have a Bedouin-style dinner in the vicinity of the hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
This morning depart for the two-hour drive to Abu Dhabi, arriving in time for lunch. In the afternoon, we will make an interesting stop at the Falcon Hospital. Here, more than 6,000 falcons are received for examinations and treatment yearly. On the way to our hotel we will take a small tour of the city passing by the Royal Palaces, the golden Emirates Palace hotel, and more. Dinner on own. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Early this morning, we will visit the Emirates Hydroponics Farms where we can learn about growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions in water commercially. We will also visit the Grand Mosque, the third largest mosque in the world. Farewell lunch. Transfer to Dubai. Depart Dubai 8:50pm Arrive Cairo 11:05pm Emirates 925.) Those not continuing to Cairo will spend the night in Dubai. Those continue to Cairo for the Egypt Agricultural tour will depart Dubai 8:50pm Arrive Cairo 11:05pm Emirates 925 (4 hrs 10 min). Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Dubai airport. Depart 9:45am (Flight time 15 hrs 10 min) Arrive Chicago 2:55pm in the afternoon. Please book connecting flight at least three hours after arrival to allow time to pass through customs. Trump Tours is happy to provide a quote for add on air from your desired gateway. Meals: Breakfast, On Plane
7 nights in superior tourist class accommodations.
14 Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Roundtrip airfare Chicago - add on airfare available, please call.
Transportation provided in air-conditioned minicoach.
Sightseeing/technical visits as outlined in itinerary.
Services of full time professional tour manager with agricultural background.
All taxes and fees.
Museum entrances, tour manager and driver tips, passport fees, public transportation, personal items, beverages at meals, travel insurance.
$4,999 per person, based on double occupancy.
Add $900 to guarantee single room.