Students can expect excellent support throughout their RIT study abroad program. Dubai’s fairly recent development into a world-class tourist destination allows students to enhance their academic experience and make unforgettable memories.
Your study abroad will be enriched by the culture surrounding you on a daily basis. The city of Dubai offers entertainment options that include the cinema, concerts, museums, sightseeing, indoor skiing, endless shopping and more!
Throughout the semester, the RIT Dubai staff will arrange for several excursions. The excursions vary from one semester to another, however, these excursions are meant to be fun and will provide you with a cultural knowledge of the UAE. You will receive more information on the excursions offered once you arrive in Dubai. Excursions may include:
Emirati Welcome Dinner: Try Emirati food and meet other RIT Dubai students.
Dubai Desert Safari: An exciting dune drive right into the heart of the desert, where you will experience the excitement of a roller-coaster tour down the unique dunes of Arabia. The thrill doesn’t end here - at night, a camp fire is set and you will be served a delicious BBQ dinner while you enjoy a series of special Arabian art and music performances.
Heritage Tour & Souk visit: The heritage tour includes a walk through the Al Bastakiya neighborhood of the Al Fahidi Historic District and a visit to the Diwan Mosque. Guests then return to the SMCCU house for a cultural discovery, Q&A session and will be treated to Arabic tea, coffee and dates. 'Souk' is the Arabic word for market or place where any kind of goods are brought or exchanged. Dubai has a number of souks scattered all over the city. Dubai souks are bright, colorful, noisy and fascinating.
Burj Khalifa: Ride to the top of the tallest building in the world and enjoy the spectacular views of Dubai.
Visit to Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE and the largest of the six emirates. This fast-developing region has quickly become one of the more popular tourist destinations as more people discover it’s many attractions including: The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, The Abu Dhabi Corniche, The Heritage Village and more.