United Arab Emirates
A MILESTONE MOMENT. EXPLORE DUBAI & ABU DHABI.
- Current Temp. 78 °F
- Language ARABIC
- Local Time 06:29 PM
- Duration 4-6 NIGHTS
- Flight Time 14 HRS FROM NYC
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THE STORY. AT A GLANCE.
The ground-breaking peace deal between the UAE and Israel makes the Emirates an exciting and enticing destination for Jews all over the world. The door is now wide open for all Jewish tourists to comfortably enter the United Arab Emirates, which is famous for its stunning skylines, opulent hotels, and endless golden dunes. On this journey, we will be exploring the two most famous emirates – Dubai with its mesmerizing iconic landmarks, including Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world, and Abu Dhabi, the UAE’S capital, home to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the most beautiful and picturesque mosques in the world. The UAE is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to encounter the beauty of natural islands while appreciating jaw-dropping architectural wonders.
INSIDE OUT. JEWISH UAE.
Since the formation of the United Arab Emirates in 1971, a small Jewish community has been created and developed, but was mainly living in the shadows. It is unclear how many Jews currently live in the UAE. Estimates range from between 150 families to 3,000 Jews who now live and worship freely. However, with the recent UAE-Israel peace treaty, those numbers are predicted to rise significantly. There are two active congregations, Kosher food is available, and there is even a small Jewish day school. In recent years, the UAE has made great strides in presenting itself as an open country that respects all religions. President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan declared 2019 to be the “The Year of Tolerance.” To that end, the country announced the building of a massive interfaith compound in Abu Dhabi that will also include a synagogue.
Tell the Story.
Beautiful natural islands meet jaw-dropping architectural wonders.
THE J2 DIFFERENCE
When we work together, amazing things can happen. You bring your dreams, we bring our knowledge. The relationship we build will result in a journey that will not only educate and inspire but will allow you to connect with each other and the country in an authentic way.
We are proud to provide outstanding educational experiences. We have a strong sense of what works and what doesn’t. From the moment you decide to travel with us till the day you get home, we’re behind the scenes taking care of every little detail so your journey with us is carefree and enjoyable.
You can’t miss our team’s excitement and passion for knowledge.
It’s so integral to who we are that you will experience it in every aspect of your journey. Our expert educators, who are knowledgeable, engaging and fun, will take you behind-the-scenes so that you can get a raw and authentic feel of the place you are visiting.
The world is forever changing, and we are forever learning. From technological to educational innovations, we connect past, present, and future. Go back in time to ancient Jerusalem, find the best restaurant in Tel Aviv with our app (coming soon), interact with top-tier speakers about the issues of the day. There is always more to discover.
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