SFPE Middle East Conference
19-23 March 2017
Dubai, UAE
Marriott Al Jaddaf

Optional Tours

Catch up with colleagues and make new connections at some of the optional tours going on before and after the SFPE 2017 Middle East Conference. You can select from the following optional tours below during your registration.

*Note: The optional tours are an additional fee and excluded from the full-conference registration.

Tuesday, 21 March

Burj Khalifa

Get a look behind the scenes at the tallest structure in the world, standing at 829.8 m (2,722 ft.). Burj Khalifa is a symbol of the aesthetic union of many cultures around the world. According to Emaar's chairman Mr. Mohamed Alabbar, it is the Arab world's tribute to the art and science of modern engineering. Finish this exclusive tour with a view of the wondrous Dubai Fountain, the world’s tallest performing fountain, in Downtown Dubai. At over 900 ft. in length – equivalent to over two football pitches – The Dubai Fountain is situated on the 30-acre Burj Lake and performs to a selection of different melodies.

  • Registration Deadline: 17 February 2017
  • Time: 1300 to 1730
  • Pick-up/Drop-off: Marriott Al Jaddaf
  • Cost: $89 USD per person
  • Minimum: 16 people must be signed up in order for the tour to be held. If minimum is not met by deadline, a refund will be given for the tour.

Dubai City Tours

Enjoy a comprehensive half-day tour of Dubai with a first stop at the iconic Burj Al Arab before proceeding to Jumeirah, the city's picturesque beachfront residential area, also home to the marvelous Jumeirah Mosque. Wander on to Al Bastakiya, the old part of the city to reach the Dubai Museum located in Al Fahidi Fort, an old fortress. Board an abra (water taxi) and cross the Creek to the Spice Souk. Browse the shops and look for treasures in this popular marketplace before your return. There will also be time to shop at the famous Gold Souk, with its glittering stalls offering golden jewelry and other local wares.

  • Registration Deadline: 17 February 2017
  • Time: 1300 to 1800
  • Pick-up/Drop-off: Marriott Al Jaddaf
  • Cost: $45 USD per person
  • Minimum: 16 people must be signed up in order for the tour to be held. If minimum is not met by deadline, a refund will be given for the tour.

Friday, 24 March

Desert Dune Buggy Adventure Tour

Enjoy the Dubai Desert in a dune buggy on a thrilling 2-hour adventure tour. Experience a truly exhilarating adventure tour and drive across the dunes of the by 4-seater off-road dune buggy. Climb aboard your own personal buggy (each seats up to 4 people), and follow your guide out into the desert wilderness. Take turns as you wish as driver and passengers. All of the buggies are fully automatic, with suspension, a 4-point safety harness, and roll cage, so fully safe. After your exhilarating ride, relax with some soft drinks and enjoy the desert scenery. Then, head back to Dubai for a drop off at the hotel.

  • Registration Deadline: 17 February 2017
  • Time: 1300 to 1700
  • Pick-up/Drop-off: Marriott Al Jaddaf
  • Cost: $95 USD per person
  • Minimum: 16 people must be signed up in order for the tour to be held. If minimum is not met by deadline, a refund will be given for the tour.