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October 25 - 28, 2021
October 24 - 27, 2022
Travel, Landscape, Cityscape,
and Architecture Photography
Includes
• 4 Days
• Only 4 - 8 Guests
• Photographer | Guide
• Local Guides
• 5-Star Hotel
• Desert Falconry
• Breakfasts
• 2 Meals
• Airport Transfers
• Local Transportation
• Entry Fees

 DUBAI

Bastakiya, Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Falconry, Jumeirah Mosque

Imagine a desert enclave with deep rooted traditions and ambitious futuristic vision.

Our 4 day Dubai Photo Tour focuses on the most impressive aspects of life in this booming center of international trade and innovation. We’ll explore Dubai Marina, Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building), the Bastakiya Historical District, Burj Al Arab (Dubai’s iconic sail shaped 7-star hotel), Jumeirah Mosque, Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary (with a thousand flamingos), and BoxPark (built completely out of colorful shipping containers). We’ll also adventure outside the city on a desert excursion to photograph the art of Falconry with falcons, a hawk and owls.

It’s hard not to admire Dubai for its space-age architecture and ability to dream up such an advanced city in such a short amount of time. It’s not hard to imagine a future with flying taxis, a lightning-fast Hyperloop train, and an army of robocops. The first Middle Eastern city to make the UNESCO list of creative cities of design, Dubai is a bustling microcosm peacefully shared by cultures from all corners of the world. The assortment of photographic opportunities will surprise you and bring a smile to your face.  

This adventure is designed not only to guide you to the most photogenic locations carefully planned for the best light, but to aid you in mentally visualizing a scene before capturing the decisive moment. Our aim is to raise your awareness and spark your creativity so that you not only go home with images to be proud of, but use your new found skills to improve and expand your photographic technique in general. Apart from the technical aspect of learning your camera settings and capabilities, you will learn how to turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary image by using your own creativity. 

In addition, you will become knowledgeable on how to survey the landscape, utilize and approach your environment, photograph people indigenous to the region and the cultural considerations and challenges of photographing in a foreign country. Our time together will include individual and group discussions, inspiring ideas and great fun. Dubai, with its ancient heritage and modern space age architecture, is the perfect destination to express your creativity.

It’s hard not to admire Dubai for its space-age architecture and ability to dream up such an advanced city in such a short amount of time. It’s not hard to imagine a future with flying taxis, a lightning-fast Hyperloop train, and an army of robocops. The first Middle Eastern city to make the UNESCO list of creative cities of design, Dubai is a bustling microcosm peacefully shared by cultures from all corners of the world. The assortment of photographic opportunities will surprise you and bring a smile to your face.  

This adventure is designed not only to guide you to the most photogenic locations carefully planned for the best light, but to aid you in mentally visualizing a scene before capturing the decisive moment. Our aim is to raise your awareness and spark your creativity so that you not only go home with images to be proud of, but use your new found skills to improve and expand your photographic technique in general. Apart from the technical aspect of learning your camera settings and capabilities, you will learn how to turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary image by using your own creativity. 

In addition, you will become knowledgeable on how to survey the landscape, utilize and approach your environment, photograph people indigenous to the region and the cultural considerations and challenges of photographing in a foreign country. Our time together will include individual and group discussions, inspiring ideas and great fun. Dubai, with its ancient heritage and modern space age architecture, is the perfect destination to express your creativity.

TOUR OVERVIEW

Group Size

4 – 8 Guests

Experience | Difficulty

  • Beginner, amateur, enthusiast and semi-pro photographers
  • DSLR, mirrorless or phone cameras
  • Active and adventurous schedule
  • Travel by private vehicle
  • No elevation changes and some walking
  • (non-photographers also welcome)

Weather | Sun

October – Temps 95/79 F | 35/26 C  Sunrise 6:04 | Sunset 5:38 (17:38)

Includes

  • Travel, landscape, cityscape, and architecture photography
  • Professional photographer | guide
  • Local guides and fixers
  • Photo walks & discussions
  • Small group size (4 – 8 guests)
  • 5-star accommodations
  • Breakfasts
  • 2 Meals
  • Desert Falconry
  • Airport transfers
  • Local transportation – modern A/C car
  • Entry fees

Travel Information

Arrival & Departure Airport: Dubai International Airport (DXB)
Our adventure begins at 11 AM on the first day and ends in the morning on the last day.
Travel Visa: A visa may be required depending on your nationality. Go to Visa Map to find out.

Accommodations

Dubai – Fairmont The Palm, FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai, or similar

TOUR PRICES & DATES

Dubai Prices & Dates


Oman & Dubai Prices & Dates


Photographer Leader

Photographer Leader

Michael Cohen

October 25-28, 2021

Photographer Leader

Photographer Leader

Michael Chinnici

October 24-27, 2022

*All prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Please select single occupancy for a private room. For your convenience, we offer optional early arrival and late departure accommodations so you can extend your stay before or after the trip. We typically stay in upscale boutique hotels in the 4 and 5-star category. Not all destinations offer these types of properties. We look for unique hotels that offer cultural, historic, and/or authentic features. Depending on the size of the group, smaller boutique hotels may have limited room inventory. In some countries or in remote locations, we may be limited to lodges or branded chain hotels. In Cuba, we stay in upscale family-owned Casas (bread & breakfasts). On all of our tours, breakfast is almost always included, but not guaranteed. Meal categories listed include (B) for breakfast, (L) for lunch, and (D) for dinner.

ITINERARY

DUBAI 4 DAY PHOTO TOUR

Day 1 | Bastakiya Historical District - Burj Khalifa

We meet in the late morning in the lobby of our hotel in Dubai. After a meet and greet, and discussions about our photography interests, we will visit the Bastakiya Historical District where we will enjoy a late lunch. This historic district is located near Dubai Creek. It’s narrow streets and wind towers provide old world charm in an otherwise space-age, super modern city. Visiting the Al Fahidi historical neighborhood is a great way to get acquainted with Dubai’s old way of life, as well as an introduction to this impressive city.

Next we will visit Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building which soars over the city at an impressive 2,716 feet (828 meters) and boasts 200 stories. We will photograph Burj Khalifa as we walk through the gardens and fountains below. At sunset we will move to the top floor of a neighboring building to capture a breathtaking panoramic cityscape. We end the evening with a wonderful “Welcome Dinner” at one of our favorite restaurants in Dubai. (D)

Day 2 | Burj Al Arab - Dubai Marina - Jumeirah Mosque - BoxPark

We begin our day with a sunrise shoot of Burj Al Arab, the world’s most luxurious 7 star hotel. This iconic hotel sits on an artificial island 920 feet (280 meters) from Jumeirah beach and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. The shape of this unique structure is designed to mimic the sail of a ship, making it one of the most photographed buildings in Dubai. After breakfast we will take a stroll through Dubai Marina which is encircled by a magnificent collection of modern skyscrapers. Bring your wide and ultra-wide lens.

In the late afternoon we’ll visit Jumeirah Mosque. One of the most beautiful landmarks in Dubai, the Jumeirah Mosque is large enough to hold up to 1,200 worshippers. It’s grand size and fine details lend to some very impressive architectural photography. After sunset we will dine at BoxPark, a unique mall where shops and 20 cafés and restaurants are located in shipping container structures. At night these containers are colorfully lit, which makes for some wonderful night photography. The cool, hip, urban crowd can also lend to street photography opportunities. (B, D)

Day 3 | Desert Falconry Safari - Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

We begin our day very early with a sunrise pickup by Jeep, and head to the desert. Upon arrival we will meet with our Desert Falconry Expert who will be waiting for us with falcons, a hawk and owls. We will be given in-depth introductions on the ancient sport of falconry and techniques used in training and hunting with the falcons, as well as the opportunity to create great photographs. We’ll return to Dubai by the late morning.

After lunch we will visit the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, home to more than 500 flamingos and 20,000 birds of 67 species. Located in Dubai Creek, this saltwater wetland is dotted with lush mangroves and surrounded by salt and mudflats. This unique wetland of unspoiled nature is a dream come true for the photographers. Situated close to the city center, Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is an ideal place to spot some rare species of birds amidst the natural beauty. A visit to Ras Al Khor offers a rare glimpse of the unseen Dubai which is vastly different from the glamorous side of Dubai.

In the afternoon we will relax back at our hotel, and in the evening we will enjoy a well deserved “Farewell Dinner”. (B, D)

Day 4 | Departure

On our last morning, we will enjoy a lovely breakfast and review our photos. After we trade contact information we sadly bid you farewell. We encourage you to extend your stay in the Middle East, or elsewhere and make good use of everything you will learn on our photo adventure. (B)

 

Add our 9-day ”Oman Photo Adventure” before Dubai for 13 amazing days of culture and photography.

(B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner, (E) Excursion

May all who come as guests... leave as friends®

OPTIONS AND BENEFITS

Pricing

All prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Please select single occupancy for a private room. For your convenience, we offer optional early arrival and late departure accommodations so you can extend your stay before or after the trip. We typically stay in boutique hotels in the 4-star category. Not all destinations offer these types of properties. We look for unique hotels which offer cultural, historic and/or authentic features. Depending on the size of the group, smaller boutique hotels may have limited room inventory. In some countries or in remote locations, we may be limited to lodges or branded chain hotels. Breakfast is included only if included in our room rates.

Private Guided Adventures

We offer amazing private guided photo adventures, cultural tours and vacations for individuals, couples, families and groups. We can customize any of our published adventures, as well as others, to meet your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests. This may include the finest 5-star accommodations, business-class travel, and private guides and fixers who are able to make the impossible possible. If you are not interested in a photo-centric vacation, but you love our approach to private travel, we will be happy to design and deliver an amazing adventure focused on travel, culture and cuisine. Click here to request a quote. Feel free to call us at 1-888-834-0288 or contact us for more information.

Travel Insurance

We offer travel insurance through the internationally recognized Travelex Travel Insurance Company, as well as evacuation and medical transportation insurance through MedJet, one of the best in the industry.

The cost for travel insurance can be as low as 4% of the total trip cost, depending upon age and other factors. Knowing you have trip cancellation coverage can make a big difference should you have to cancel for some unforeseen reason. Travelex Insurance Services is a BBB Accredited business with an A+ rating. Click here to learn more about why you should consider travel insurance.

Rewards Program

Start earning points today and SAVE $200 - $900 off future trips!
Simply register for one of our amazing photo adventures and begin earning points today!

How The Program Works
For every adventure reservation you make with Photo Workshop Adventures, you earn valuable points which you can redeem on your next trip. This is a great way to save up to 8% off future trips. Our Rewards Program is designed with three tiers: Orange, Gold and VIP Members. Points may be applied towards balance payments on your next trip, or you may choose to accumulate points for a free trip in the future.

ORANGE REWARDS
All guests begin with our Orange Rewards Program (Level 1), which earns 4 points for every dollar you spend. You begin earning points immediately after your first trip. A $5,900 spend earns 23,600 points with a value of $236 USD.

GOLD REWARDS
With our Gold Rewards Program (Level 2), you earn 6 points for every dollar you spend. Orange Members who reach 120,000 accumulated lifetime* points (approx. 4-6 trips), automatically move up to Gold Rewards. A $5,900 spend earns 35,400 points with a value of $354 USD.

Additional Gold Benefits:

  • Earn up to double points during promotional events
  • Advance notifications for upcoming adventures and special offers

VIP REWARDS
With our VIP Rewards Program (Level 3), you earn 8 points for every dollar you spend. Gold Members who reach 350,000 accumulated lifetime* points (approx. 8-12 trips) move up to VIP Rewards. A $5,900 spend earns 47,200 points with a value of $472 USD, (8+/-% discount).

Additional VIP Benefits:

  • Earn up to double points during promotional events
  • Advance notifications for upcoming adventures and special offers
  • Ability to Gift or Transfer points to others
  • Receive complimentary airport transfers at the destination location*

Redeeming Your Points
Redeeming your points couldn’t be easier. You can always log in to your account to check your points balance. When you are ready to book your next trip, register and pay your deposit. When you go to pay your balance you will be given the option to apply your points and receive a discount.

THINK ORANGE Magazine

Subscribe to our Think Orange Magazine and eNews. THINK ORANGE is a wonderful mix of stories and tips related to travel, photography, adventure, culture, art, technology, cuisine, lifestyle, people and more. Our objective is to immerse you in a world you may only fantasize about. Raise your awareness and inspire your creativity. Perhaps even help make you a better photographer. We deliver similar experiential experiences that our guests enjoy on our photo adventures. Like all of our adventures, our blog is “photo-centric”, while also allowing you to experience all the nuances and cultural aspects of travel and adventure. Welcome to our world. We hope you enjoy. Our eNews is a great way to receive information about upcoming photo adventures, exciting new destinations, photography tips, special offers and more. Subscribe today!

Gift Cards

Give someone you know a Gift Card, good toward any of our Photo  Adventures, Photo Tours, Private Guided Tours, Online Courses, Prints or Merchandize. Our beautifully personalized eGift Cards and Certificates are delivered to you electronically. They are fully transferable and have a 2 year expiration date. They are available in any amount from $100 to $5000. It makes a great gift for anyone who loves photography, travel or adventure. Order now, or email for more information.

Combine-N-Save

You can SAVE up to $1200 by combining two or more back-to-back 6-Day or longer Photo Adventures. Call us at 1-888-834-0288 or contact us for more information.

Private Online Lightroom & Photoshop Tutorials

We offer private online Lightroom and Photoshop photo editing tutorials for individuals who would like to improve their post-processing skills. Each is customized to meet your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests. We provide you with one-on-one discussions using online connectivity. Many of our Photo Adventure guests select our online post-processing as an extension to their trip. Click here for more information.

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