Buckeye Alumni Trip
to Dubai from $2,485

Dubai, UAE
9 days
US departure date: November 5, 2021
Dubai land tour start date: November 6
Dubai depart date: November 12
US return date: November13

Check Availability or call 800-638-7640

What's Included?

The land package includes:

Transportation and Lodging

  • Three nights at the 5-star Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Waterfront (or similar), 2-share rooms with private bath/shower
  • Three nights at the 5-star Caesar's Palace (or similar) on Bluewater Island, 2-share rooms with private bath/shower
  • All ground transportation by private motor coach as per itinerary
  • Airport transfers included with purchased AESU airfare. Travelers must arrive on land tour start day(2) and depart on land tour end day(8).


  • 7 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners
  • 1 lunch
  • 1 welcome cocktail

Activities & Admissions

  • Half-day Dubai city tour with local English-speaking guide
  • Shopping opportunity at Dubai Mall
  • Desert Safari including:
    • transfer by land cruisers
    • camel ride
    • dune surfing
    • belly dancing
    • beverages (unlimited soft drinks, tea, coffee, water)
    • Henna painting
    • Arabic coffee and fresh Arabic dates
    • Traditional costumes (Qandora)
    • 5-star buffet dinner with BBQ meats
  • Dhow dinner cruise
  • Harbor cruise around Dubai's Palm Island on a luxury yacht


  • Burj Al Arab, famous 7-star hotel
  • Jumeirah Mosque
  • Burj, Khalifa, tallest building in the world
  • Sheik's palace
  • Dubai creek
  • Al Bastakiya old Dubai
  • Spice markets, Gold Souk
  • Arabian desert
  • Jumeirah Beach & Palm Island
  • Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding


  • A private tour director for the entire duration of the land tour
  • All service charges and local taxes

Dubai conjures up images of gleaming skyscrapers set against the back drop of the vast Arabian Desert and glistening sea.

See Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, set alongside ancient mosques. Bargain for gold, spices and handicrafts at the atmospheric “suqs” markets. Our Arabian adventure continues when we ride nature’s roller coaster— jeeps across the dunes. Desert safari, ride camels, go sand surfing, then feast under the stars with traditional belly dancing. Dubai Harbor cruise around Palm Island. Find out for yourself why Dubai is one of the world’s most intriguing destinations.

Dubai is one of the seven Emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates but seems rather like an independent city-state. It has developed at a fast pace and is today the most modern and progressive Emirate in the UAE.

Visit this fabulous desert city with an amazing infrastructure and relatively liberal policies. Dubai offers shopping, partying, sunbathing, fine dining, sporting events and more. Discover Dubai's history with a visit to Bur Dubai or climb the world's tallest building - Burj Khalifa.

Free Airport Transfers & Discount Airfare

When you book your airfare through AESU, you get these great benefits:

  • Free airport transfers overseas on tour start and return dates
  • Hassle free—we take care of all the details
  • Free quotes & competitive rates
  • Fly with fellow travelers
  • Flexible payment schedule
  • AESU can help with special flight requests too
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Optional Activities & Excursions Offered on Your Trip.

Have it your way and personalize your trip by adding fun, optional activities. These activities are not included in your land package price to allow free time for those who want to explore on their own. Rates have been specially negotiated with the suppliers and will include transportation to and from the event, where applicable. All options are based on a minimum number of travelers participating. Rates listed are approximate rates in US$ and are subject to change. Book and pre-pay your optional excursion(s) at time of tour booking.

Optional Excursion to Abu Dhabi

On this private city sightseeing tour you will discover the wonders of Abu Dhabi, capital of the Emirates, known as the Arabian Jewel. Jebel Ali Port, the biggest man-made port in the world is one of the landmarks that we pass by on the way to Abu Dhabi.

The cost includes a private English-speaking guide, round-trip transportation by air-conditioned motor coach, lunch en route.
Tour starts at at approx. 8 am, approx. return to Dubai approx. 6 pm.
Dress Code: Men and women should ensure shoulders and knees are covered when in public, especially in souks, shops and villages. Tight or figure hugging attire is not permitted. Also no transparent or see through clothing is allowed.Talk to your tour director about proper clothing when you book this option
Photography: Normal tourist photography is acceptable, but it is considered offensive to photograph Arab women. It is also courteous to ask permission before photographing men. Photographs of government buildings or military installations are not allowed.


What to do during your free time? For more details or current local events talk to your tour director or your local city guide. They are always the best source for free-time activities and offer great tips on restaurants or local hang-outs.



Traveling on this trip will introduce you to some native cuisine, including local specialties.

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We stay in 5-star hotels, all with private bath/shower in 2-share rooms. Our hotels have been specially selected for their atmosphere, friendly hospitality, and cleanliness. Our hotels are centrally located or within a short walk of public transportation to take you to the landmark of your choice in the city you are visiting.

You'll be given a complete hotel address list with your final documents. Properties are subject to change and any substitutions would be the equivalent of those listed. *Single supplement applies if single accommodations are requested. Please check your itinerary.


Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront features an outdoor pool with a terrace overlooking the Dubai canal. Guests can enjoy free WiFi throughout the property. Rooms are air conditioned and fitted with a flat-screen TV, private bathroom fitted with a bath. Extras include bathrobes and slippers. The property offers a wide range of entertainment, including Fire Lake Grill House and Cocktail Bar, The Larder, Makar Scottish bar, and Abraj Cafe.


Occupying a beachfront location on Bluewaters Island, Caesars Resort Bluewaters features entertainment, access to a private beach and world-class dining.Rooms are designed in a sleek and contemporary style and feature a private balcony. They offer WiFi and LED Smart Tvs with a wide selection of international channels. Seven restaurants, bars and lounges are located on the premises as well as two temperature-controlled infinity pools, one of which is for adults only. A variety of beach and pool activities are availably The resort is situated in close proximity to a pedestrian bridge over the Arabia Gulf which leads to Jumeirah Beach. The property is surrounded by nearly 200 retail, dining and entertainment outlets. The world’s largest observation wheel, the Ain Dubai (Dubai Eye) will serve as a spectacular central focal point and can be viewed from Caesars Resort Bluewaters Dubai.

Destination Dubai 8 days$2485.00
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Start In DubaiEnd In DubaiLand Only
Nov 6   Tour is closed for saleNov 12$2485

Or call 800-638-7640 to speak with a travel expert

If you purchase your own airfare, book your overnight flight from the USA one day earlier than the tour start date listed above.

* Price per person based on a twin share room. If you're traveling alone, and do not want to pay the single supplement, AESU will attempt to arrange a share with a same-gender traveler. If no travelers are available to share, a single supplement of $825 will apply.

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Gateway Cities

Fly into and return from Dubai, UAE

Airfare is not included in land price. If you choose to book air with AESU, after receipt of your land booking, AESU will email you a quote with your tour confirmation invoice. You will have 72 hours to accept or decline airfare. (Or call AESU at 800-638-7640 for a quote prior to booking).

Book Airfare with AESU - FREE Airport Transfers

Purchase your airfare from AESU and receive free arrival/departure transfers between the airport to your hotels. We also try to book you on the same flights as others traveling on your tour. Land only participants BOOKING OWN FLIGHT OVERSEAS, DO NOT receive airport arrival/departure transfers. If you book land only with us, book your flights from the USA one day earlier than the tour start date. If you are not booking flights through AESU, we recommend not booking airfare until your tour is guaranteed (This will be noted on website with “guaranteed” next to tour start date).

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How to Book

Click on a date above to get a quote or make a reservation. You can make your $500 deposit ONLINE to confirm your space on the land tour. Full payment isn't due until 120 days before departure, and you or friends and family can make partial payments after you've booked (See NOTE below if within 120 days). Or you can scan/email or fax a booking form.

If you just want a quote and don’t want to secure a spot on the land program, select date above and click “Get a Quote” button on next page.

NOTE: Reservations to be paid in full 120 days prior to departure. Reservations received after this date are subject to availability and any airfare quote can only be held for 72 hours. Payment in full, for late reservations, will be due upon receipt of invoice from AESU. A late booking fee of $100 per person will apply.

All prices reflect a cash discount (For full payment by credit card, there is a 4% processing fee.) See invoice for payment details. FINAL PAYMENTS CANNOT BE MADE ONLINE. SEND CREDIT CARD FORM ON LAST PAGE OF INVOICE FOR ANY CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS AFTER INITIAL DEPOSIT.

To download a copy of the Terms and Conditions Click here.

INSURANCE: We highly recommend travel insurance. The Ohio State Alumni Association offers travel insurance. Click here for information.

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Contact Us

The Ohio State
Alumni Association, Inc.

Tel. 800-852-TOUR / 614-292-2372
Fax. 614-292-2091

AESU Alumni World Travel

3922 Hickory Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211
Phone: 410-366-5494
Toll-Free: 800-638-7640
Fax: 410-366-6999
Email: alumni@aesu.com