Classroom in the Sky for Higher Learning in Dubai
Seawings, the UAE’s luxury seaplane tour operator, organized Dubai’s aerial educational tours. The 40 minute seaplane tours were part of its recently launched education programme called Higher Learning in Dubai.
According to Seawings, the programme was attended by over 50 students from the Al Khaleej National School at the Seawings base in Jebel Ali Beach Hotel.
Each flight was preceded by a 30 minute briefing designed by educators to provide the information necessary for students to derive the greatest educational benefit from the tour.
Higher Learning in Dubai
Students on the Seawings Education Programme gain a perspective on the history, development, architecture, economy and ecology of Dubai.[ Also Read: Dubai Attracts Million Visitors on New Year’s Eve ]
“It was a lot of fun. I never expected Dubai to look so different from the photographs and videos which we have seen in class. The best thing was I could sit next to the pilot,” said Sahel who was among the first few students who took the flight, according to Seawings.
“We are delighted to make the inspiration and insight that comes from a Seawings flight accessible to students in Dubai. We have specially designed this programme to combine curriculum relevant teaching with the thrill of a seaplane flight which will make for an unforgettable educational experience for each student.” said Dr Nigel Rea, chief operating officer of Seawings.
The tour organized on Feb. 17 also provided an aerial perspective on the commercial, industrial and residential infrastructure located in the particular natural environment that deﬁnes Dubai.