United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates Flag

Capital:Abu Dhabi


GDP:$192.6 billion

GDP Growth Rate:7.5% (2008)

In the United Arab Emirates, Dubai stands out as a city of superlatives. The world’s tallest building is under construction in Dubai. Off the coast, islands are being formed in the shapes of the world’s continents and sold to the highest bidder. Dubai also is developing infrastructure to become a Global Financial Center, with the aim of attracting the wealth of the Middle East. As a business center in the Islamic world, Dubai is a fascinating case study as it must straddle tradition and modernity in a rapidly changing world. In addition to visiting growing companies such as Emaar and Emirates Airlines, students visiting Dubai will enjoy unmatched hospitality and have the chance to visit local markets or to enjoy dinner in the world’s only 7-star hotel, the Burj al Arab.

Featured Itinerary

Many seminars focus on "Doing Business in the U.A.E." These seminars survey the United Arab Emirates's diverse business sectors by visiting a variety of companies focusing on Dubai and Abu Dhabi. As with all GLC Travel Seminars, the itinerary is fully customizable.

Dubai: Days 1-5

Business Highlights: Potential Company visits include Dubai Financial Market, Dubai Bank, Air Emirates, Alliance Insurance, Dubai Islamic Bank, Microsoft Gulf FZ LLC, PepsiCo Asia, Middle East & Africa, Merck Serono UAE, Zayed University, SHUAA Capital, NASDAQ Dubai, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited, Citibank, N.A, 3M Gulf Ltd and many more.

Cultural Highlights: Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall, Palm Islands, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Palm Jumeirah, The World, Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai Autodrome, Dubai Creek, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai Museum, Palm Jebel Ali, Emirates Towers, Falconcity of Wonders, Dubai Waterfront, Safa Park, Jumeirah Mosque, Mushrif Park, Palm Deira, Hindu Temple Dubai, National Bank of Dubai, The Universe, The Tower, Arabian Canal, F1-X Dubai, The One Tower, V3 Tower.

Abu Dhabi: Days 6-10

Business Highlights: Potential Company visits include Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Abu Dhabi Aviation, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Etihad Airways, Etisalat, Trans World Oil Sources, Siemens Water Technologies, Matar Mobile and many others.

Cultural Highlights: Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Yas Island Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi Mall, Yas Island, Marina Mall, Saadiyat Island, Qasr as-Hosn, Al Reem Island, The Landmark, Al Lulu Island, Emirates National Auto Museum.

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Dubai, U.A.E.

"It boggles the mind to see such opulence and decadence in action. An unforgettable experience."

      -Stephen Andrews, Undergraduate Business Student

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

"Culturally rich, cutting edge modernity, unsurpassed beauty, booming economy."

      -Ray Stark, Undergraduate Business Student