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The 10th Biannual Gulf Comparative Education Society Symposium

Embark on a journey through Ras Al Khaimah, tailored especially for Symposium attendees. We invite you to explore the cultural, historical, and natural wonders of our beautiful Emirate. Discover at a leisurely pace, learn from our past, and enjoy the serene landscapes of the Emirate. Booking your tour is simple and straightforward — so secure your spot now and look forward to an enriching experience.

Friday, November 3rd

Desert Safari

160 AED per person

No minimum number of participants.


Upon arrival, you'll be greeted with traditional welcome drinks before trying out a range of memorable activities including  a short camel ride, sandboarding down the dues, and being decorated with beautiful henna art. You will be taken on a thrilling 45-minute dune bashing adventure in a shared 4x4 to test your courage and explore the deeper desert. As evening sets in, you will enjoy a range of foods with the BBQ dinner complete with live cooking station, while being entertained by the mesmerizing Tannoura and belly dancing performances. Free flowing water and soft drinks are available for your refreshment.

Razer and Quad bikes can be reserved in advance at additional cost - please contact us for more details.

INCLUSIONS: Transport, Dinner, Soft drinks and coffee/tea
NS: Alcohol beverages, Shisha, extra attractions

TIMING: around 3:30pm - 9pm

Saturday, November 4th


Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

1,199 AED per person

No minimum number of participants.


Embark on an aerial adventure high over Ras Al Khaimah. Witness the fascinating site of balloon inflation at the launch area, before ascending for a serene 45-60 minute flight over the dunes. Upon landing, enjoy a brief exhilarating off-road drive to the breakfast spot where you can Indulge in a gourmet meal, sampling both local and continental treats with a choice of bubbly beverages. The experience is rounded off with a traditional Birds of Prey show and a signed keepsake flight certificate from your pilot.

INCLUSIONS: Hotair baloon ride,
 off road ride, RAK hotel transfer, Bubbly breakfast, Birds of Prey show, certificate

EXCLUSIONS: Photograph and video packages

TIMING: approximently 4 hours. Pick up time and place is arranged upon booking and is around 2h before sunrise.


Jabel Jais afternoon tour

220 AED per person

Minimum 6 participants.


Join us for a journey to Jebel Jais, the UAE's tallest mountain. Witness the dramatic mountain landscape on the way before a enjoying a brief hike with plenty of scenic photo stops. For those seeking a bit more excitement, the Jebel Jais sledding experience is available for an additional 50 AED per person. We'll conclude our day with tranquil sunset views from the summit's platforms, making a peaceful end to a memorable outing.

INCLUSIONS: Transport, English speaking guide, Entrance fee

EXCLUSIONS: Personal expenses, Lunch, Water, Attraction fees

TIMING: approximently 13:00 - 20:00

Sunday, November 5th

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Ras Al Khaimah:

Journey to the unknown

260 AED per person

Minimum 6 participants.


We will start the journey at Dhayah Fort, the UAE's sole hilltop fort giving an insight into Ras Al Khaimah's military past and offering sweeping views of palm gardens, coasts, and the Hajar Mountains. We will then explore Islamic cultural heritage as we visit Mohammad bin Salem Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in the UAE and boasting an unusual architectural style. The final stop of this tour is an historic fort thatis now the home to Ras Al Khaimah’s National Museum, showcasing archaeological and ethnographic artifacts.

INCLUSIONS: Transport, English speaking guide, entry tickets 
EXCLUSIONS: Personal expenses, lunch

TIMING: around 9:30 - 14:30

Ras Al Khaimah: Journey to the unknown 
Sunrise Hot Air Baloon Ride
Desert Safari
Jabel Jais afternoon tour
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