United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates is the centre for tourism in the Middle-East. With its two major cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai within an hour drive of each other, it is a fantastic location for a tour.

It is a hub for international sporting events like the Rugby 7s, Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix and the end of season Race to Dubai on the European Golf Tour. There is also fantastic state of the art facilities at the Dubai Sports City and the ICC Cricket Academy. Smile Group Travel have a very strong local presence in the UAE and our local contacts enable us to provide you access to the best accommodation, transport, sport & excursions the state has to offer.

  • Local language: Arabic - English is widely spoken
  • Currency: Emirati Dirham
  • Time Difference: +4 hours
  • Flight Time: 7 hours non-stop

What our customers say about us

"We look forward to our next Smile tour!"

"Brentwood School have once again had an excellent experience with Smile Group Travel. The hockey venues used in Holland were impressive and both students and staff learnt lots from the professional coaches. A busy and brilliant 5 days in Holland, we look forward to our next Smile tour!"

Jess Lazenby, Brentwood School, Holland Hockey Tour

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"I can’t speak highly enough of Graeme and the Smile team. Their knowledge of Barbados is second to none and ground handler John was fantastic during our tour. I look forward to using Smile on future tours. Many thanks."

Jon Ayling, Dauntsey's School, Barbados Cricket Tour

"I was very impressed with Smile and would recommend to other schools."

"All the representatives from Smile and their team in Cape Town, were excellent. They were very professional, helpful, supportive and all-round good people. They ensured that the tour was fully inclusive and immersive in South Africa culture, including daily information on the areas we visited and the history. Thank you for making it an excellent tour for our students."

Rob Kench, Director of Sport - Scarborough College, Girls' Hockey Tour: Cape Town