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Originally a trading post for pearl fisherman, ultra-modern Dubai has now become the pearl of the Persian Gulf. A city that sparkles with cutting-edge skyscrapers, glamorous shopping malls, and sandy white beaches, itís no wonder that Dubai has become one of the top tourist destinations. As the globeís fastest growing city, Dubai has several ambitious attractions to investigate. Marvel at the desert paradise, home to the worldís largest man-made harbor, largest shopping mall complete with ski resort, and soon-to-be tallest building in the world. Tucked amid all the modernity, however, a slower and more traditional Dubai can still be found. Explore the ancient souks (markets) along the winding Dubai Creek, a world filled with local colors, flavors, and aromas offering an impressive array of textiles, spices, and gold. Uncover other treasures of the U.A.E. with a visit to its capital, Abu Dhabi, explore the East Coastís historic Fujairah on the Indian Ocean, admire the architectural splendor of the Jumeirah Mosque, and gain deeper insight into Dubaiís cutting edge technology through the New Development tour, among other unique opportunities. Dubaiís combination of new-world luxury and old-world charm promises a highlight each day that will exceed any travelerís expectations.
Optional Extension: Two night Oman package
$3,899 with group air from Seattle or Los Angeles
Single Supplement: $950
Operator: Go Next
Friends & family are welcome—you don't have to be a UW graduate to travel with UW Alumni Tours!