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Dubai Photography Tour

28th February- 6th March 2018

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Join us exploring the wonderful sights and secrets of this ancient city and beyond.

Did you know that the earliest mention of Dubai was in 1095 AD, and the earliest recorded settlement in the region dates from 1799? Today Dubai is a modern cosmopolitan metropolis where the new blends with the old.

Some of the highlights include heading into the desert and including a falcon shoot with our own conservationist guide before photographing sunset over dunes and dining under the Arabian stars with live folk music and a traditional belly dance performance. We will be accompanied on tour by Ian Mitchell, an English-speaking Emirates resident and passionate photographer for the entirety of the tour.

Please see below for price, itinerary, inclusions, what to bring, travel and more.


  • Airfares Brisbane/Dubai/Brisbane in economy class airfare on Emirates. Business class pricing option available on request and additional payment. Land-only options can also be priced if required.
  • Transfers conducted by private coaster
  • 06 night’s accommodation in standard rooms at the selected hotel in Dubai
  • 01 night accommodation in standard rooms at Hilton Al Ain
  • Meals on breakfast basis
  • Municipality tax and service charges
  • Photography pack with notes and information and task sheet
  • Constructive feedback
  • An opportunity to capture amazing images
  • Tours as listed as included in itinerary


  • Airport taxes, which will be finalised at time of ticketing
  • Tours not included in itinerary
  • Travel Insurance and Visa
  • Any items of personal nature
  • Anything specifically not mentioned in package cost inclusions



$5997 per person* twin share.
Includes economy class airfare Brisbane/Dubai/Brisbane
*Single supplement is available as are business class airfares.
Transfers from other cities that Emirates fly from can be quoted on request.
Partners are welcome to join.
Land-only option is available and we can assist with extension of travel either side of the tour.
A non refundable deposit of $600 pp must accompany your booking application. Payment terms will be sent with registration.
Minimum numbers apply for this price.

Executive Room_200Tentative Itinerary
Day 1 Brisbane – Dubai
Meals: B; Overnight: The Arabian Courtyard
Delegates arrive at Dubai International Airport, Terminal 3 and will be met by Arabian Adventure representative and transferred by private coaster to our selected hotel The Arabian Courtyard.
This will be our home for 6 of 7 nights; baggage storage available.
Set in one of the best locations in Dubai to discover the old and the new. The ancient spice and textile markets of the Middle East are only 100 metres from our door.
Check-in and relax or enjoy the various facilities at your hotel.

Meet in early afternoon for overview of the week ahead and group dinner (at own cost).
Location and time to be advised.

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Meals: B; Overnight: The Arabian Courtyard.
Today we head out and explore Dubai – the old and the new – and watch as the life and light changes during the day.
Evening at leisure.

Day 3 Dubai
Meals: B; Overnight: The Arabian Courtyard.
Free day: Optional 1 hour private, pre-booked review and feedback time with one of the tutors on tour.

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Meals: B; Overnight: Hilton Al Ain
Tour: personalised tour bus and guide for our ‘Around Al Anin’ tour.
We head out of Dubai early for a full day in our own vehicle with guide. See farmers heading to sell their wares, the city set inside a mountain and life outside the thriving metropolis of Dubai.


flat,800x800,070,f_1_200 Day 5 Al Ain to Dubai
Meals: B; Overnight: The Arabian Courtyard.
Tour: Full day tour of the desert with conservationist, including private falconry photo shoot, sunset over dunes and dinner under the Arabian stars.



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Included: Meals: B; Overnight: The Arabian Courtyard.
Free day: Optional 1 hour private, pre-booked review and feedback time with one of the tutors on tour; or take a full day tour of Abu Dhabi (optional costod) or explore Dubai yourself.
For the evening you may join us on the Evening Dhow Cruise with dinner on-board (optional cost)

Day 7 Dubai-Brisbane
Meals: B
Check-out and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Thank you for visiting Dubai and learning about the Middle East. We know you’ll have some wonderful images and stories to tell of your trip.

If you wish to combine another destination – some of us are looking into these options – Rebecca our travel agent can assist you – and subscribers will have first update of plans in these areas.

Bluedog reserves the right to alter the itinerary if required.

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This tour is designed to be a challenging yet rewarding tour for your photography. During the tour we will be undergoing specific photography exercises and providing crtique on your images.
The tour is suitable for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced photographers as it will be limited to 7 participants. We would prefer Beginner level photographers have a basic understanding on aperture, ISO and shutter speed.

If you are unsure Danielle is available to talk with you on this aspect.

I have never done a Bluedog course, can I still attend?
Yes that is no problem at all and again if you would like to talk with someone personally we are more than happy to arrange a suitable time for this.

6_200Getting There
The Bluedog tutors will be flying from Brisbane with award winning Emirates and Rebecca our travel agent will be organising bookings for those joining us.

Extension flights and tours are available on request.

Emirates are proudly the winners in the 2013 Sytrax Awards for: Airline of the Year, Best Middle East Airline and Best In-flight Entertainment!
Visit Emirates for more information.
The team at Bluedog Photography wish to thank Emirates for this special invitation to visit Dubai.


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Rebecca Pattinson
Travelling About Escapes
44A Wharf Street, Tweed Heads NSW 2485
Tel: +61 7 5536 3280
Email: travel@travellingaboutescapes.com.au

For more information on the photography and tour details
Danielle Lancaster
Bluedog Photography
Tel: +61 7 5545 4777
Email: info@blue-dog.com.au

Images on this page courtesy Ian Mitchell and Emirates

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