Day 1: Flight to Dubai (Night Photography opportunity)
Day 2: Dubai (Burj Khalifa, Desert Safari, Night Photography)
Day 3: AbuDhabi (Mosque, Ferrari world), Botanical Garden, Atlantis, Dubai Marina, Dancing Fountains Dubai Mall
Day 4: Shiraz (Mosque, Palaces, Tea House)
Day 5: Shiraz (Persepolis, Necropolis, Street Photography, Sunset Architectural Photography, Traditional Iranian Dinner)
Day 6: Model portrait photography in Shiraz main Mosque
Day 7: Eshafan (Street and Architecture photography)
Day 8: A night in the Maranjab Desert sleeping in Caravanseray
Day 9: Teheran (Golestan Palace, Den of Spies, Bridge of Nature)
Day 10: Fly back to Bucharest with optional quick visit to the Blue Mosque in Istanbul
DATES: 14 - 23.09.2019
COSTS: 2340 EUR
Day 1 - Saturday 14.09.2019
Flying to Dubai
We are going to start our adventure by meeting in Henri Coanda Airport at 13:30 on Saturday in order to board Fly Dubai's flight FZ 1798 which will take us to Dubai Airport in about 5 hours. We expect to land in Dubai around 21:20 local time. After clearing customs and we recover our luggage we will transfer to the hotel by taxi. After check-in is completed we may have some drinks at the hotel bar and maybe take some first night photography session while we plan the next day. The chosen hotel offers an amazing panorama of Sheikh Zayed Rd as well as a good view of Burj Khalifa.
Living room view
Day 2 - Sunday 15.09.2019
Discover Dubai and Desert Safari
After the included breakfast we are going to walk to Burj Khalifa (about 30 min) in order to ascend to level 125 for an Amazing Panorama of the city. If you feel like it you can take a dive in the hotel pool located on top (floor 43). On our way up to the top of Burj Khalifa you will experience ridding one of the fastest elevators in the world (125 floors in less than 1 minute).
After Burj Khalifa you will have time to explore Dubai Mall and we will meet for an included lunch at Al Safadi lebanese restaurant arround 13:30. Optional, if you are not interested in Dubai Mall, you can join me for a scouting session around the dancing fountains.
Free time until 16:00 when we will be picked up from the hotel in a 4X4 vehicle for our Desert Safari (around 5 persons per car). Depending on the weather conditions we can expect some of the following adventures: Camel herds, Arabian Oryx and dears, Falcon Hunting demonstration, Dune Bashing, take photos of domestic camels, sunset photos from the high dunes. The night ends with a buffet dinner inside an amazing oasis where we can see and photograph the authentic Arabian dance, have henna tattoos, drink sand made coffee and take photos with the falcon.
Around 22:00 we will be transferred back to the hotel (about 1 hour ride). We will meet for drinks (not included) at the hotel bar, discuss the photos taken and plan for the next day.