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Trips to Dubai for Architecture Students

Dubai’s rapid transformation over the past few years means that it is a fascinating destination for architecture students. Pride of place is the Burj Khalifa, a feat of engineering. Equally impressive are other skyscrapers such as the Burj Al Arab and the Al Fattan Tower. The Dubai Marina is the world’s largest man-made marina and features a further six towers.

Dubai is also home to one of the most ambitious developments ever attempted, the Palm Jumeirah. A man made archipelago that is large enough to be seen from space and is being heralded as the 8th wonder of the world.

The building techniques required to construct these major architectural projects mean that a student trip to Dubai has a lot to offer, giving students the chance to see real life examples. They will also be able to see how the modern projects have changed Dubai and explore its history in the Dubai Museum.

Sample itinerary

Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Flight to depart from London Late arrival in Dubai. Transfer to hotel.
2 Half Day Dubai City Tour Visit the Dubai Mall Visit to the Burj Khalifa
3 Dubai Marina & Al Fattan Tower Desert Safari
4 Burj Al Arab Palm Islands & the Palm Jumeirah Marina Cruise
5 Transfer to airport for return flight back to London
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Morning Flight to depart from London
Afternoon Late arrival in Dubai. Transfer to hotel.
Morning Half Day Dubai City Tour
Afternoon Visit the Dubai Mall
Evening Visit to the Burj Khalifa
Morning Dubai Marina & Al Fattan Tower
Afternoon Desert Safari
Morning Burj Al Arab
Afternoon Palm Islands & the Palm Jumeirah
Evening Marina Cruise
Morning Transfer to airport for return flight back to London

Price Shown includes

  • 4 nights' bed &breakfast accommodation
  • Return flights and overseas airport transfers
  • Extensive group travel insurance
  • 1 in 10 free place ratio

Please contact us for a price.

On-tour support

On-tour support includes...

  • Airport assistance when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home

Additional on-tour support available...

  • Airport assistance during check-in, security and gate checks on your outbound flight from the UK
  • Services of a Local Guide

Top visits for college groups in Dubai

Al Fattan Tower

Situated in the heart of the Dubai Marina, this is one of Dubai’s most desired residential towers and a landmark for Dubai. Just 50 meters from the beach, this property stands out amongst others.

Burj Al Arab

This is the world’s tallest hotel and is also popularly described as the world’s only 7-star hotel. The hotel is located in the Jumeirah Beach area of Dubai. It is built on its own artificial island and the hotel can be reached by causeway or by helicopter. There are great views of the building from the shoreline.

Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest tower and the centrepiece of the Gulf regions most prestigious urban development to date. Every hour of the day has its own special charm and light… but the sunset over Dubai and the lights of the city are simply breath-taking.

Dubai Marina

This is a district in the heart of what has recently become known as ‘new Dubai’, in Dubai. The first phase of Dubai Marina covers 25 acres, which includes six freehold waterfront apartment towers and 64 luxury villas connected by a network of roof top gardens that are divided around each tower. 

Oasis Beach Tower

The tower offers a central position in new Dubai, on the beach end of Dubai Marina. The building comprises 180 luxurious apartments with stunning views over the Arabian Gulf.

Palm Islands and Palm Jumeirah

It is one of the most ambitious real-estate developments on earth, heralded as the 8th wonder of the world as it can be seen from space along with another major landmark, The Great Wall of China.

Study themes

  • Architectural History & Philosophy

  • Building Performance & Technology