2022 United Arab Emirates

March 4 – 13, 2022
Trip Operator: AHI (Reserve and read more details.)
Price: From $3,595 (airfare additional)
Trip Length: 10 days
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Discover a tantalizing fusion of ancient and modern framed by golden desert dunes and sparkling gulf waters on this intriguing, eight-night journey in the United Arab Emirates. Whether it’s your first visit or a return to explore more deeply, enjoy a multifaceted immersion into Emirati history and culture all while in the care of a professional travel director.

Explore Dubai and Abu Dhabi, forward-looking cities grounded in a heritage defined by the desert and sea, on engaging trips. Take in the World Expo Dubai, a global extravaganza of culture, innovation and entertainment with more than 190 participating countries. Chat with Emiratis during two fascinating cultural exchanges and learn about the importance of the UAE’s national bird at a falcon hospital.

You’ll also delight in a magical night under the desert stars, complete with traditional dishes, music and belly dancing. Expert guides and lecturers, first-class and deluxe hotels, and an ample meal plan including wine at dinner round out this small-group experience. No single supplement.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Dubai
  • Day 3 : Dubai
  • Day 4 : Dubai
  • Day 5 : Dubai
  • Day 6 : Arabian Desert
  • Day 7 : Arabian Desert | Al Ain | Abu Dhabi
  • Day 8 : Abu Dhabi
  • Day 9 : Abu Dhabi
  • Day 10 : Depart Abu Dhabi


We offer the Tar Heel Travel program as a service to our alumni and friends of the University. As travel is a GAA member perk, we require one traveler per room to be a member of the General Alumni Association in order to be eligible to travel. For more information or to join the GAA, contact the membership office at (800) 962-0742 or become a GAA member online.

Additional Information

Note: Trip schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

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All 2022 prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.

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