Visit the world's tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa and go up to the observation deck ("At the Top" - book well in advance)
Things to do in Dubai
If you have time either before or after your workshop, here are some things you might like to do in Dubai.
Pick-up at 17:00 hrs from Raffles World Academy Drop-off approx 21:00 hours to your hotel or nearest metro.
Price: Dhs 190 Per Person
This tour departs in the evening for a short drive in 4WD vehicles over the sand dunes to reach the campsite, where you have the opportunity to enjoy camel riding, sand boarding, shisha (famous Arabic smoking-water pipe) and get a henna design on your hands or feet. The Tanoora Dancer will treat you with his performance before the delicious barbecue dinner and before returning to Dubai, you can watch the belly dancer performing her show by starlight.
DUBAI MARINA DHOW DINNER CRUISE
Pick-up at 19:00 hrs from your hotel. Drop-off approx 23:00 hours to your hotel or nearest metro.
Cruise Time in the Dubai Creek: 2 Hours ( 20:30 Hrs – 22:30 Hrs )
Price: Dhs 235 (US 65) Per Person
Step aboard the Dhow for a two hour cruise including buffet dinner and view the vibrant skyline and scenery of New Dubai. The cruise offers the most prominent sights of lit-up sky scrapers and surrounding residences around the Marina.
Pick-up 17:00 hrs from Raffles World Academy Drop off approx 21:00 hours to your hotel or nearest metro.
Price: Dhs 110 Per Person
Sample the historic sites and vibrant cosmopolitan life of Dubai on this comprehensive tour. The tour starts with a photo-stop at the iconic landmark of Dubai, the Burj Al Arab hotel. The tour continues to Al Bastakiya, the old part of Dubai with it's beautiful and distinctive windtowers to reach the Abra station and aboard the Abra (water taxi) to cross the Creek to the Spice Souk and Gold Souk. On your return, there is time to see the Dubai Aquarium and Dubai Fountain which is located in the Dubai Mall.
Pick-up 17:00 hrs from Raffles World Academy
Drop off approx 23:00 hours to your hotel or nearest metro.
Price: Dhs 250 Per Person
Take in the truly magnificent and spectacular Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abi Dhabi's stunning and architecturally impressive white marble mosque. Next a short drive to Yas Island, a brief stop at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi allows enthusiasts a chance to purchase souvenirs at the world's first and only Ferrari-designed motorsport theme park.
Please note there are 1.5hour transfers each way to Abu Dhabi. Transfers and guided tour included; meals and refreshments at your own expense.
NOTE: Strict dress codes must be observed and ladies must wear long sleeves and long skirts or trousers; no see through garments, men must wear long trousers.
Please note: Any bookings should be made direct with Orient Tours and IBICUS can take no responsibility for the success of the tour or any personal loss or injury. You should check that your own travel insurance covers such activities prior to booking.
To book, please call: Orient Tours LLC on 04-28 28 238, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can book with their on-site representative during the IBICUS WORKSHOPS. Full payment required at the time of booking; any cancellations within 48 hours charged in full.
Walk from the workshop venue to the public beach (with showers, toilets and changing facilities as well as nearby cafes - ask our staff to direct you)
Visit Dubai Miracle Gardens, an amazing array of colour in the desert
Swim with Dolphins at the amazing Aquaventure at Atlantis The Palm
Ski on the indoor ski slope in the desert (or visit the snowpark) at Ski Dubai at Mall of the Emirates
Take a RIB boat cruise along the coast
Take an evening visit to Dubai Mall where you can see the Dubai Aquarium, Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain
Visit Souk Madinat Jumeirah (a 10 minute walk from our workshop venue) with its lanes of souvenir shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to visit the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Visit Alserkal Avenue or DIFC with all its amazing upmarket modern art galleries
Take a jet ski tour along the coastline or through the marina
Enjoy a round of golf at the Emirates Golf Club, Creek, Jumeirah Golf Estates or one of the other fabulous golf courses in the city
Take a helicopter flight over the amazing city
Haggle over a ring in Dubai Gold Souk or at the Dubai Gold and Diamond Park (a short ride from the workshop venue)
Take a hop-on-hop off BIG BUS or CITY SIGHTSEEING TOUR ride around the city's main attractions
Have a day out at the Wild Wadi Waterpark or Aquaventure at Atlantis
Take a Seawings seaplane flight from the Creek to Jebel Ali to see Dubai from the sky
Pluck up the courage and try a tandem parachute jump over Palm Jumeirah from SkyDive Dubai