Kauffman Fellows
Global VC Summit
in partnership with Dubai Future Foundation
February 9-12, 2020

Choose Your Own Adventure - Wednesday Experiences
On Wednesday, we'll be offering a variety of tours meant to foster deeper bonding through shared cultural experiences. Explore Dubai and connect with your class and peers through half day tours.

Transportation is included and all tours will depart from the Park Hyatt between 12:00-1:30pm on Wednesday, February 12th and arrive back to the Park Hyatt later in the afternoon.

You must register in advance for the Wednesday afternoon tours, and families are welcome to attend. Sign up by Friday, February 7th.

ECOSYSTEM: Dubai Police Tour
Visit the most innovative police force in the world, Dubai Police! This tour includes a welcome and introductory talk with His Excellency Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, the Commander-In-Chief on the Dubai Police. He will share how Dubai Police embraces the use of Automation, AI, robotics, and next gen solutions to power the Police force.

We will tour the R&D Center to see prototypes of Hoverbikes, Smart Glasses, Drones, Robocop, Smart Police Station, and Autonomous Police Buses. Then we will tour the Command & Control Center to see first-hand how the Dubai Police team of data scientists is using AI to uphold safety and security across the city.

ECOSYSTEM: Step Conference
TECOM is delighted to invite you to visit Dubai Internet City and attend the Step Conference!

As part of TECOM's commitment to develop the regional tech community, they host the region's biggest tech startup festival called the Step Conference, the most experiential tech festival in the Middle East.. As part of your tour, you'll visit Dubai Internet City which houses more than 1,600 companies and 25,000+ tech professionals before heading over to the Step Conference which takes place at DIC. You can check out the Step Conference agenda here.

CULTURE: Al Shindagha Museum Tour
Are you someone who loves history and is forever curious about the culture and heritage of a place? The Al Shindagha Museum is a must visit for you if so! A place built by passionate people who joined hands, it opens doors for the visitors to get an insight into the rich history of the UAE through to houses – Dubai Creek and Perfume House.

Dubai Creek: Here, you can undergo a virtual journey through time and find out how trade with the outside world began in Dubai and witness the journey of a small fishing village into the highly developed city it is now.

Perfume House: This house offers you a multi-sensory perfume experience by displaying the traditional Arabic handmade perfume techniques and practices. You can get a true taste of the local heritage and also get to see an evolution of perfumes throughout UAE with time.

CULTURE: Old Dubai Tour - $45
Experience real Dubai! Learn everything from Dubai's past, its diverse multi-cultural society and the marvels of the orient.

We will discover Dubai's oldest Starting with Dubai's history at the Dubai Museum, maneuvering through the tight corridors of Hindi Lane, enter authentic Hindu Temples, discovering the colors of oriental textiles to crossing the creek with a traditional boat and, finally, ending up at the Gold Souq. This tour is the most authentic local experience in Dubai, with regards to the places and meeting its people.

CULTURE: Bastakiya Tour - $45
Thoughts of Dubai typically muster up scenes of luxurious yachts navigating from one man-made island to another and enthralling skyscrapers garnishing its clear skies. But, Dubai's beginnings were much more humble. Bedouin people invested in livestock, fishing farming, pearl diving and pearl trading and was merely a pit stop for international trade routes like the Silk Road to China and the British Spice Route to India.

Learn all about Dubai in the early 19th century at Al Bastakiya; as well as its evolution to a more contemporary scene through exploring the stops on this tour, all while appreciating the traditional architecture in the area and keeping an eye out street art murals. Join this tour to experience the oldest residential area in the city – where you must explore Dubai's memories before the tourism boom, the discovery of oil or the union of the seven Emirates.

RELAX: Lean Back and Relax at Talise Spa - $175
Price includes day pass and massage.

Upon arrival across the Madinat Jumeirah waterways, the Talise Spa invites you to explore through lush foliage and peaceful pathways, to your own private spa treatment room in one of our secluded luxury villas.

The Talise Spa offers a variety of award-winning massages, body treatments, facials and spa and wellness rituals to provide you with the ultimate spa experience, personalized with the utmost attention to your relaxation and well-being.

CULINARY: Middle East Food Tour - $75
Feast on Middle Eastern specialties across cherry-picked eateries in one of the first Dubai neighborhoods to be urbanized during the 70s and 80s: Al Rigga. This non-touristy Dubai food tour leaves behind the bustling main road to venture into a hidden street that even most residents and taxi-drivers struggle to find.

Our food tour route covers a spectrum of flavors from across the Middle East – herb green falafels, street-style flaky pizza from Egypt, giant smoked fish from Iraq and sample fresh sweet cheese pastry right off the stove.

CULINARY: Burj Al Arab High Tea - $175
Experience the height of sophistication. Located on the top floor of Burj Al Arab, Skyview Bar & Restaurant instantly lives up to expectations with magnificent views of the Palm Jumeirah and The World islands.

Experience a decadent Afternoon Tea with a selection of teas and coffee, delicate sandwiches, and the freshest pastries and cakes, all served with our delicious homemade jam and mouth-watering Rodda's Clotted Cream.

ADRENALINE: Dune Buggy Adventure - $175
Are you in search for the ultimate dune buggy tours in Dubai? You can now experience the untamed beauty of the Arabian desert with Big Red DXB – the leading dune buggy rental operator in the UAE.

Get ready for rides you'll never forget as you strap yourself into our high-performance dune buggies and quad bikes. Our guided tours will see you tearing up the dunes in our range of Polaris Quad Bikes and Buggies – all with impressive horsepower. Our friendly guide will provide you with all the necessary tips to ensure a safe adventure throughout the tour. Our dune buggies are expertly maintained and fitted out with advanced safety features, as well as standard features including 4-point race harnesses, doors and full roll cages.

ADRENALINE: Ziplining Marina - $175
Ride the incredible Xline Dubai Marina Zip line and savor the adrenaline-fuelled descent from the Amwaj Towers, across the Marina, and straight into the Dubai Marina Mall.

Ride solo or choose to share the thrill with a loved one on this unique zip line experience.

ADRENALINE: Skydive Dubai - $550
A tandem skydive is the quickest and easiest way to experience the thrill of freefall at over 120 miles per hour, while securely harnessed to one of our experienced and accomplished instructors.

Adrenaline enthusiasts can live this adventure at our two world-class locations, the Palm Dropzone and the Desert Dropzone.

NOTE: This tour will depart at 12:30pm.
Experiences are expected to sell out, so book today!
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