Opulence in the desert! The Arabs have made the most of Nature’s bounty, building on the oasis in the desert. At the same time, no expense is spared to create buildings that would be at par with the best of the developed world. Features of tour includes interaction with local architects, developers and retailers. In addition, explore the unique features of Islamic architecture, typical of this part of the world. Also experience the growing focus on sustainable architecture and Look forward to a University visit as well!
For all registrations up to 90 days before Departure: Tour Price of ₹ 59,995/- only!
Tour Departure Dates*: Tour 1: 29th May - 2nd June 2016; Tour 2: 12th June - 16th June 2016; Tour 3: 3rd July - 7th July 2016;
Tour 4: 17th July - 21st July 2016
Tour Origin / Cessation: Ex Mumbai. Alternate options: Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai & Kochi. Prices may vary marginally as per airline policy
Cities: Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah
Registration Deadline: 60 days before departure. After this, prices will increase by ₹ 5,000 - 8,000/- per person
Inclusions: Flights, 3 star Accommodation with breakfast (Twin / Triple Sharing), Transport within each city, Meetings (Architects, Designers, Universities, Organization / Industry visits), Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner, Dhow Cruise with BBQ Dinner, Observation Deck of Burj Khalifa (Level 125), Accompanying Professional Architect
Exclusions: Service Tax @3.625%, Visa and Insurance, Lunch / Dinner (Other than those mentioned above), Entry Cost (Museums, Guided Tours, Exhibitions etc.), Any optional visits / Cities not mentioned.
ITINERARY: The daily activities included and not limited to that listed below
Day 1: Mumbai - Dubai
Welcome to the tour! You shall meet up with the tour guide and other participants at Chhatrapati Shivaji international airport, Mumbai at 4:30 am IST. Short brefing; after check in and immigration, we shall proceed to board the Airline to reach Dubai in a few hours.
After transfer to hotel and check in, get ready for an orientation Half Day tour of Dubai. Visit Old Dubai – Museum, Bastakiya, Abra ride. End the day with a Dhow Dinner Cruise. Evening free to explore Dubai
(Overnight stay in hotel)
Day 2: Dubai - Abu Dhabi - Dubai
Get ready for an action packed day visit to Abu Dhabi. Early morning breakfast and private transfer by bus. The first meeting will be at Saadiyat Island where we have an Official visit to Manarat al Saadiyat and drive through the Cultural District. The work of architect Rafael Viñoly is complete. Under construction / in planning are the work of Norman Foster, Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Tadao Ando & Zaha Hadid. The next visit is to Yas Island Ferrari World (Benoy Architects) for a structural study. We then head to Masdar City to study sustainable architecture.
Before an official visit to the Grand Mosque before we head back to Dubai. Evening free to explore Dubai
(Overnight stay in hotel)
Day 5: Sharjah
Early morning check out from the hotel and after breakfast, head to Sharjah. We visit the Architecture department of American University of Sharjah. We have a campus tour, meetings with faculty and valuable interactions with students. After the visit, there is sufficient time for shopping and entertainment in Dubai before we take the flight from Dubai to Oman.
Flight from Oman arrives early morning at India.
Time to say goodbye to your new friends.
Note: Visits to Government Bodies, Universities and interactions with local designers and architects will be accommodated at their respective convenience during the tour.
To register for the DQLABS Tours, please make a Registration Fee payment of ₹ 5,000/- and email the following details to [email protected]: Your full name, the transaction details / bank challan copy, Tour of your choice and preferred tour date of your choice
Account Holder Name: D Q Labs International
Current Account Number: 0252 0500 4625
Bank: ICICI Bank
Branch: Cox Town, Bangalore
IFSC Code: ICIC0000252
Registration Fee: The registration fee is non refundable and is adjusted towards your tour fee. If for any reason you need to withdraw from a tour, the registration is transferable to another tour of your choice.