Visiting Student Activities

***NOTE: THESE ACTIVITIES ARE OPEN TO VISITING STUDENTS ONLY. THIS INCLUDES  CLINTON SCHOLARS, STUDY ABROAD AND GENERAL VISITING STUDENTS.***

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR STAY IN DUBAI PLEASE REFER TO THE HANDBOOK ATTACHED HERE: Visiting Student Pre-Arrival Handbook

JANUARY ACTIVITIES

Thursday, December 19th 2017 – Welcome Dinner – Sheikh Mohammed Center For Cultural Understanding

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  • Cost: Free
  • Meeting Point: outside AUD UniMart at 6pm
  • Activity Location: The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding at the Al Fahidi District
  • Dress Code: Smart casual. For women, nothing too revealing, make sure your shoulders and knees are covered.

Saturday, January 28th 2017 – At the top – Burj Khalifa Observation Deck

The Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower at a height of 828 metres (2,717 feet), stands in Dubai March 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Tags: SOCIETY CITYSPACE) - RTR2YV3I
The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower at a height of 828 metres (2,717 feet), stands in Dubai.
  • Cost: Free
  • Meeting Point: outside AUD UniMart (time will be confirmed). We will take the metro together so please have enough for your own ticket – about 10-15 AED return.
  • Activity Location: Burj Khalifa at Dubai Mall
  • Dress Code:Please follow Dubai Mall dress code guidelines which include nothing short, see-through or revealing.

FEBRUARY ACTIVITIES

Saturday, February 4th 2017 – Global Village

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  • Cost: 15AED for the entry ticket and 10AED deposit
  • Meeting Point: Outside Unimart at 3:30pm
  • Activity Location: Global Village
  • Dress Code: Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes, as you will be doing quite a bit of walking. Global Village is completely outdoors, so come prepared for that. Women should keep in mind the conservative dress code that is prevalent throughout the Emirates; make sure your shoulders and knees are covered.

Saturday, February 18th 2017 – Kayaking around the Palm Dubai

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  • Cost: 50AED
  • Meeting Point: Outside UniMart at 3:30pm
  • Activity Location: Sofitel Hotel at the Palm
  • Dress Code: Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Make sure to bring sunblock and sunglasses to protect yourself.

Friday, February 24th 2017 – Global Village (2nd trip)

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  • Cost: 15AED for the entry ticket and 10AED deposit
  • Meeting Point: Outside Unimart at 3:30pm
  • Activity Location: Global Village
  • Dress Code: Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes, as you will be doing quite a bit of walking. Global Village is completely outdoors, so come prepared for that. Women should keep in mind the conservative dress code that is prevalent throughout the Emirates; make sure your shoulders and knees are covered.

MARCH ACTIVITIES

Saturday, March 18th 2017 – Abu Dhabi Trip

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  • Cost: Free
  • Meeting Point: outside AUD UniMart at 11am
  • Activity Location: Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque and Yas Mall/Ferrari World
  • Dress Code: Please remember to dress conservatively as you will be visiting a mosque. Women should cover their stomach, back, knees and elbows avoiding anything revealing, see-through, overly tight or short. Men should avoid short shorts or anything that reveals their chest.

 

Saturday, March 25th 2017 – Sharjah Museums and Tour

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  • Cost: Free. However, in case you would like to do any shopping (souvenirs etc) then make sure you bring some money for that.
  • Meeting Point: outside AUD UniMart at 12:30pm. Free bus transportation will be provided.
  • Activity Location: Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilazation (1:30pm), Caligraphy Museum (2:30pm), Heritage Area Museum (3:00), Blue Souq and Lunch (4pm),
  • Dress Code: Please wear respectable clothing as Sharjah is a more conservative Emirate. Women should cover their stomach, back, knees and elbows avoiding anything revealing, see-through, overly tight or short. Men should avoid short shorts or anything that reveals their chest.

APRIL ACTIVITIES

Saturday, April 1st 2017- Snorkeling in Fujeirah

  • Cost: free transportation, all other costs are at the expense of the students
  • Meeting Point: outside AUD Unimart at 11am
  • Activity Location: TBC
  • Dress Code: TBC

If majority of the group would like to attend an additional activity in and around the U.A.E., this can be organized accordingly. More will be discussed on this matter during the Visiting Students and Study Abroad Mentors meeting.

Thursday, April 13th 2017 – Goodbye Dinner at the Dubai Creek

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  • Cost: Free
  • Meeting Point: Outside Unimart (time to be announced) 
  • Activity Location: Dubai Creek
  • Dress Code: Smart casual

Enjoy your stay in DUBAI and AUD!

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