Venture into centuries-old souks and zoom up the world’s tallest skyscraper, exploring the past, present, and future of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as you make your way from the labyrinthine streets of old Dubai to the dunes and oases of the Arabian Desert to the innovation-focused city of Abu Dhabi. 

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Dubai and Abu Dhabi: A Stay in the United Arab Emirates

10 days from $5,490

Venture into centuries-old souks and zoom up the world’s tallest skyscraper, exploring the past, present, and future of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as you make your way from the labyrinthine streets of old Dubai to the dunes and oases of the Arabian Desert to the innovation-focused city of Abu Dhabi. 

or Call 855-330-1542

Experts

Jan 24 - Feb 2, 2023 Departure
Adam Tanner

Adam Tanner

A writer and lecturer, who spent much of his career as a foreign correspondent, Adam Tanner has long studied the impact of colonialism, economic engagement and globalization, and is especially interested in the enduring impact of Europe on Asia, Latin America and Africa. He has appeared on CNN, Bloomberg TV, NPR, the BBC and written for publications such as Scientific America, Forbes, Fortune, Time and MIT Technology. He is an associate at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) at Harvard University where he has been since 2011, first as a fellow at the Nieman Foundation, then at IQSS. He is also an expert on privacy and commerce and has written two books, What Stays in Vegas and Our Bodies, Our Data

Feb 28 - Mar 9, 2023 Departure
Benjamin Sutherland

Benjamin Sutherland

In addition to writing full time for The Economist, the international newsweekly based in London, Benjamin Sutherland teaches geopolitics to undergraduate and graduate students at several universities. These include HEC, a grande école near Paris that was recently named the world’s number-one masters program for management by QS World University Rankings. His courses on globalization and conflict examine, among other things, the role that central Europe has played as a geopolitical pivot as balances of power have shifted during two world wars, the Cold War, and, now, a fitfully emerging order in which authoritarian challenges to Western liberal democracy appear to be growing. More broadly, Sutherland’s courses cast light on the ways business-driven globalization is reshaping prospects for security in failing African states, rising Asia, former Soviet lands, and the relatively rich but increasingly fearful techno-industrial West.

Sutherland’s work for The Economist has included editing “Modern Warfare, Intelligence and Deterrence,” an Economist book on how developments in weaponry and spycraft affect global security. He also wrote a chapter on the future of warfare for “Megatech: Technology in 2050,” another Economist book. An American and avid traveler who speaks fluent French and Italian as well as working Spanish, Sutherland studied political sociology at the University of California at Santa Barbara.