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A case study in accelerated urbanism

Three Flaneurs x NASA India


During this Architecture & Design tour of the United Arab Emirates - besides attending the Dubai Design Week and the Sharjah Architecture Triennial - we can also see an exciting range of contemporary Architecture & Landscape projects in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah.


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Tour highlights include: 

  • Exploring the key architectural sights of Dubai and getting a historic understanding of its rapid development as a Global city 

  • Attend multiple events/exhibitions that's part of the Dubai Design Week - the largest design festival in the Middle East 

  • Go on three day trips - to Abu Dhabi, Sharjah & Mleiha - where we will see some amazing contemporary cultural architecture projects 

  • Attend multiple exhibitions that's part of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial - the only architecture Triennial/Biennial event in West Asia 

  • The tour will include accommodation in a 3-star property in Dubai on triple-sharing basis & all transport in a private AC Coach 

  • An Architecture Guide from #ThreeFlaneurs who is well-versed with the UAE & its Architecture will accompany the group

Trip Dates: 

10th Nov to 16th Nov, 2023


7 days, 6 nights  



Start of Tour : + Early morning flight from India + afternoon arrival and pick-up at Dubai International. After a quick hotel check in and lunch we explore multiple sights that make up the historic core of the city Including visits to historic districts along the Dubai Creek in both Bur Dubai and Deira districts. 


DAY 02 | Saturday, 11th Nov | MODERN DUBAI 

Explore some of the iconic developments in the process of modernization - from a small pearling village to a modern oil town On this day we explore the neighborhoods of Karama & Jumeirah before heading to the iconic Sheikh Zayed Road followed by the recent developments in Downtown and Business Bay districts of the city We will end the day exploring the Dubai Design District where we will attend multiple events/exhibitions that are part of the Dubai Design Week 


DAY 03 | Sunday, 12th Nov | NEW DUBAI

On our last day dedicated to Dubai we will explore some of the key sights in the newer suburban districts of Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah. Optional activity: Head out of the city for an evening Desert Safari (not included in price)


DAY 04 | Monday, 13th Nov | ABU DHABI 

During this day trip to the capital city of Abu Dhabi we will see some of the key contemporary architectural projects including: the iconic Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum; Culture Foundation and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque 


DAY 05 | Tuesday, 14th Nov | SHARJAH 

During this day trip we will visit multiple small but significant award-winning cultural projects in the close by Emirate of Sharjah and also visit multiple exhibitions as part of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial


DAY 06 | Wednesday, 15th Nov | MLEIHA + KALBA

We will spend this day in the outer parts of Sharjah emirate visiting a few exciting contemporary museum projects in the desert in Mleiha and along the eastern coast of the UAE in the city of Kalba


DAY 07 | Thursday, 16th Nov | DUBAI 

On our last day we will have some free time for participants to shop/explore Dubai on their own + Transfer to the Dubai International Airport + : End of Tour 


What's Included: 

• Airport Transfers (in private group) 

• 6 nights accommodation in 3-star Hotel in Dubai 

• Accommodation on triple sharing

• All internal transport in a private AC Coach

• Old Dubai guided walk 

• Dubai City architectural highlights guided driving tour 

• Visit to the Dubai Design District 

• Abu Dhabi City selected architectural highlights guided driving tour 

• Louvre Abu Dhabi museum ticket 

• Sharjah City selected architectural highlights guided driving tour 

• Visit to Sharjah Architecture Triennial

• Mleiha and Kalba selected architectural highlights guided driving tour 

• Dedicated Design + Travel Guide with extensive Architectural Knowledge & Travel experience on behalf of the #ThreeFlaneurs to accompany the group according to tour itinerary   

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