2024 United Arab Emirates –

Feb. 20 – 29, 2024 –
Tour Operator: AHI (Read more and reserve online.)
Price: From $3,995 (Air additional)
Tour Length: 10 days
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Discover a marvelous fusion of ancient and modern framed by golden desert dunes and sparkling gulf waters on this intriguing, eight-night journey to 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.

Stroll through Dubai’s historic neighborhood and the colorful Spice and Gold Souks, then admire spectacular contemporary landmarks like Palm Jumeriah and Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. In Abu Dhabi, tour the stunning Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the magnificent presidential palace, plus learn about the UAE’s national bird at a falcon hospital.

You’ll also chat with Emiratis during fascinating cultural exchanges and delight in a magical night at a desert resort, complete with traditional cuisine, music and belly dancing. Expert guides and lecturers, deluxe and first-class hotels, and an ample meal plan with wine at dinner round out this small-group experience. No single supplement for solo travelers.

Schedule of Events

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


We offer the Tar Heel Travel program as a service to our alumni and friends of the University. As travel is a Carolina Alumni 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 Carolina Alumni member online.

Additional Information

Note: Tour 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 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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