Rad A. Drew Photography: ---------------- UAE and Oman 2019 ----------------

Continental Divide at Dawn

Continental Divide at Dawn
Continental Divide at Dawn

---------------- UAE and Oman 2019 ----------------

Postponed till 2019

Email me here to be notified when new 2019 dates are firm.

Sheik Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE
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United Arab Emirates and Oman


Riyad Abuhaliga and Rad A. Drew

Afghani Jamal, Al Ain Camel Market, UAE
iPhone 7 Plus
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Camels, Razeen Desert, UAE
Fuji, X-E2
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The adage once in a life time may get tossed around a bit these days, but when it comes to this trip to the UAE and Oman, I think it just might not be hyperbole. 

Razeen Desert, UAE
iPhone 7 Plus
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Join Riyad and me for what may be a once in a lifetime trip to the United Arab Emirates and Oman on the Arabian Peninsula. 

Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE
iPhone 7 Plus
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Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) System Runs throughout Masdar City
iPhone 7 Plus
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Pakistani Jamal, Al Ain Camel Market
iPhone 7 Plus
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Apartments, Masdar City, UAE
iPhone 7 Plus
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Itinerary Highlights
Masdar City, UAE
iPhone 7 Plus
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Day 1: Arrive Dubai, UAE
Day 2: Dubai
We'll experience one of the world's most glamorous cities, with the world's tallest buildings
Dubai Creek

Day 3, 4, 5: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque
Masdar City

Day 6, 7, 8: Al Ain, UAE
Al Ain Market
World's Largest Camel Market
Al Ain Oasis
Razeen Dessert

Day 9, 10, 11: Oman
Nizwa, Oman
Muscat, Oman
Region's Largest Sea Port
Fish Market
Watch Tower
Mutrah Souk

Day 12: Dubai
Dubai Fountain and Choreographed Light Show
Final Diner

Day 13: Depart

Tour Cost

Limited to 12 participants

Check is the preferred method of payment, however, we can accept money transfer or credit card via PayPal. The participant is responsible for any money transfer fees, and payments via credit card or PayPal are assessed a 3% fee. A $1000 deposit will secure your spot, with the balance due 90 days prior departure. If you'd like to register and submit your deposit, email me (here) for registration information.

I will let the group know when it's time to book your flight. Please wait to hear from me before booking travel.

I strongly recommend both medical insurance and trip and cancelation insurance.

Fees include:
  • 11 nights in hotels in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Nizwa, and Muscat 
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day 
  • Ground transportation for the entire trip 
  • English Speaking Guide and translator 

Fees do not include:
  • Airfare to Dubai 
  • Luggage fees 
  • Travel medical insurance (required) 
  • Travel Insurance (for cancellation and trip interruption; highly recommended) 
  • Personal Expenses 
  • Alcohol or Tobacco 
  • Omani Merchant, Muscat, Oman
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  • Customary gratuities for drivers and guides
Dubai Fountain, Dubai, UAE
iPhone 7 Plus
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Workshop Leader

Rad A. Drew
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Rad A. Drew is an Indianapolis fine art photographer who uses DSLR, mirror-less, and iPhone cameras to create images that capture the spirit of people and place. His creative images have been featured in galleries and juried international exhibitions showing in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Texas, Vermont, New York City, Toronto, Collingwood, Seattle, Portugal, and Melbourne. He is author of two fine art books, In Good Light, Images of the Circle City and Rural Indiana, A Beauty all its Own, and is a contributor to today's most comprehensive volume of iPhone instruction, The Art of iPhone Photography: Creating Great Photos and Art on Your iPhone.  Friend Rad on Facebook and visit his website at www.RadDrewPhotography.com.

Workshop Host

Riyad Abuhaliga
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Riyad Abuhaliga, a native of the Arabian Peninsula, was educated in the United States where he met Rad in Bloomington, Indiana, in 1977. During their 40 -year friendship, Riyad has made a career of architecture, engineering, and construction consultancy in his home country where he lives with his family in Abu Dhabi, UAE. His primary professional focus has been on the adaptability of communities to the environment and societal and users' culture. He uses traditional Oases Settlements as a model with emphasis on environment, society, economy, technology, leadership, and change as the major pillars of "Sensible Sustainability." Riyad will serve as our host throughout our trip, arranging our guides, negotiating our accommodations, and relying on his extensive knowledge of the area to lead us to fascinating locations in his homeland and Oman.

Date Palms, Al Ain Oasis
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Terms and Conditions

No one ever plans to cancel after signing up for a workshop. But, let’s face it, it can happen, and I need some guidelines that will be fare to you and allow me run my business. 

I hate to keep someone’s money when there’s a cancellation! If there is a health issue, emergency, or other hardship, contact me and I’ll work with you to refund as much as possible. It all depends on when you cancel and whether I can fill your spot with another participant.

Cancellation Fees:
  • 120 or more days before departure, $250 admin fee.
  • 90 days or more before departure, deposit amount
  • 89 to 60 days before departure - 75% of trip fee
  • 59 days or less before departure - 100% of trip fee (no refund)
If I have to cancel a workshop at any time up to the start (and I certainly hope I don’t!) I’ll let you know as soon as I know and I’ll refund all the money you’ve paid. 

Email me here to be notified when new 2019 dates are firm.