ICCA Congress 2018
Accompanying Guest Programme

11 November

Views from above: Seaplane Tour
Enjoy sweeping views of Dubai’s skyscrapers, beaches and architectural marvels on a thrilling 45-minute seaplane flight. Experience an on-water take-off and landing, and a flight filled with panoramic scenes and photo opportunities. Take off in the comfort of a state-of-the-art Cessna seaplane and feel your pulse race as you soar over some of Dubai’s breathtaking attractions such as the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeirah and The World Islands. 

12 November
A day of tradition: Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding
Experience the warmth of Emirati traditions at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU). Enveloped by the ambience of a traditional home – a typical wind tower house in one of the oldest Emirati neighbourhoods in Bur Dubai – the enlightening experience will leave you with an understanding of Emirati culture and heritage. Enjoy a walk through the Al Bastakiya neighborhood of the Al Fahidi Historic District and a visit to the Diwan Mosque. Return to SMCCU for a traditional meal while chatting with an Emirati host about the UAE’s culture, customs and religion. 

13 November
A Mesmerizing Falcon Experience

Gain an in-depth understanding of the traditional and noble art of falconry with an opportunity for a hands-on close encounter with hunting falcons in the desert. Enjoy a leisurely dune drive from the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve to the falcon campsite, but make sure to look for majestic Arabian oryx en-route. At the falcon campsite, you will learn about a selection of falcon species and the ancient art of falconry while watching experts fly the falcon. 

14 November
Soak in the sights: Cruise on the Arabian Gulf

Relax and enjoy a leisurely sail on a crewed yacht with spectacular sightseeing along the Dubai coastline with close views of The Palm Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab. Feel a gentle offshore breeze as you slide along the waves and admire the crystal blue sea and sunshine while enjoying the sights of the most spectacular skyline in the Gulf.