Jan 30, 2024 — Feb 08, 2024

United Arab Emirates

with Jim Falk

About the Tour

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 Jumeirah 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. 

$4,395 per person plus airfare and taxes- a savings of $250 if booked by 10/17/2023! Singles WAITLIST

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Your Council Leader

Jim Falk hosts the weekly PBS show Perspectives Matter, a McCuistion Program. For nearly two decades, he was president & CEO of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. Upon his retirement in 2021, he was named president emeritus. Now a resident of Santa Fe, NM, Jim is a member of the board of Global Santa Fe and volunteers as the organization’s program chair. In 2012, he was appointed honorary consul for the Kingdom of Morocco. His interest in travel and global affairs grew from high school years spent in Tunis where he attended a French lycée. He is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and earned his MA in Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia, specializing in international law and Middle East politics. Jim has led numerous trips on behalf of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia including to Tunisia and Morocco.