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Fieldtrip to Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah

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Day 1

07:00 Meeting at NYUAD Welcome Center
07:15 Start (please bring your own breakfast!)
Busdrive (stop at gas station for snacks & water)
10:15 Arrival at Jazirat Al Hamra (interactive map) (⇒ hats & umbrella)
Guided tour with Hilal Khan (60 min. Introduction to history, traditional architecture and water system)
12:00 Activity I. ⇒ Photography
12:30 Departure
Busdrive (snacks & water)
13:00 Lunchbreak at Emirati Restaurant (checking reservation)
14:00 Departure
Busdrive (snacks & water)
14:30 Arrival at Dhow Shipbuilding Yard (Dhauwerft)
Guided tour (20 min. Introduction to wood work and ship making)
Activity II.Wooden Nails Workshop eventually Japanese Sawing workshop
15:45 Coffee/Tea Break
16:45 Departure
Busdrive (snacks & water)
17:15 Arrival at Dhayah Fort
climb the mountain…
Introduction to history and traditional architecture
17:30 Activity III.Workshop: Stoneage Arrowheads
18:45 Transfer
19:00 Arrival at Qalat Dhaya Rest House (Date Farm), refer rooms: 4 Single rooms, 7 double rooms
Collecting sticks and tinder
19:30 Activity IV. ⇒ 'How to make a fire' workshop (movie link)
20:30 Dinner at the fireplace
Stars and Stories
22:00 Night rest

Day 2

07:00 Guided tour through farm/garden of Date Farm (30 min. Introduction to water system and date cultivation)
07:45 Breakfast
08:45 Activity V ⇒ Drawing
10:00 Departure
Busdrive (snacks & water)
11:30 Arrival at Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation ⇒ guided tour: ancient machines and technologies
12:45 Departure
13:00 Arrival at Al Hisn Fort Museum
13:15 Picnic
14:00 Guided tour (60 min. Introduction to history and traditional architecture)
15:15 Activity VI ⇒ Drawing
15:45 Coffee/tea break
16:00 Departure
Busdrive back to NYUAD campus (snacks & water)
18:00 Arrival on campus

Things to bring

  • Bring everything you need to stay over night!
  • health insurance cards
  • Comfortable & light clothes and shoes
  • One towel
  • Mobile phone
  • Hat, umbrella
  • Water bottle!!
  • Money for snacks
  • The stones that you collected to build the arrow heads
  • flashlights
  • Drawing pad & pencils (Felix)
  • 1st aid kit (Felix)
  • Printouts (Felix)
  • receipt pad (Felix)
  • gifts from bookstore (Felix)
  • Safety glasses (Matt)
  • box with ice cubes, cokes etc. (Matt?)
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