Oman, United Arab Emirates.
Bait Al Zubair museum
Al Alam Palace
Wadi Bani Khal
Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve
Burj Al Arab
Al Noor Mosque
Souq Al Arsah
Al Hisn Fort
Museum of Islamic Civilization
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Qasr Al Hosn
Arrival at Muscat International Airport. After proceeding through immigration and collecting your luggage you will be met by your driver in the arrivals hall. Transfer to the hotel and check-in. Overnight at Muscat.
Bait Al Zubair Museum, Mutrah Souq, Al Alam Palace, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.
At 09:30 depart for a full-day Muscat city tour which begins with a visit to the magnificent Grand Mosque, built with sandstone and marble. A beautiful Swarovski chandelier and a huge handmade Persian carpet adorn the main prayer hall. Then continue to Muttrah Souk, a traditional Arabian market. Enjoy the lively atmosphere and the scent of frankincense and spices. Next, visit Bait Al Zubair museum. This privately owned museum, located in the old town of Muscat, is known for its fine collection of traditional costumes, antique jewellery and weapons. Afterwards we will have a photo stop at Al Alam Palace, the palace of the Sultan, followed by a 2-hour sunset boat ride along the coast of Muscat. On the way back to the hotel, photo stop at the Royal Opera House and drive through the ministry and embassy district (lunch included in a local restaurant during the tour). Return to the hotel. Free time for dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Maison Musée Bait Al Safah, Jebel Shams, Nizwa Souq سوق نزوى.
After breakfast, leave Muscat and depart towards the interior of Oman. Visit Jabreen Castle, Oman’s most beautiful castle with its winding hallways, hidden staircases and beautifully decorated interior. Later, you will reach Al Hamra and visit the village. Afterwards switch to 4x4 vehicles and continue up to Jebel Shams, the ‘mountain of the sun’. Enjoy the spectacular view from the Grand Canyon. Lunch during the tour in a local restaurant. Afterwards, proceed to Nizwa, the former capital of Oman. Visit Nizwa Souq, which lies in the vicinity of the walls of the famous Nizwa Fort. Its building embraces both traditional and modern architectural lines through its many alleys and divisions. Nizwa Souq has remained for hundreds of years home to a number of local industries, such as daggers, copper, spinning, livestock, fish, vegetables and handicrafts. Overnight at Nizwa.
Wahiba Sands, Sinaw Market.
After breakfast, proceed to Sinaw Thursday Market, held every Thursday. It is a very busy market due to its proximity to the Bedouin communities, who head there to buy staples and sell their livestock and handicrafts. After the visit you proceed to a local house where you will meet the family and enjoy a homemade lunch. After lunch, see the ruins of the old mercantile community of Al Manzifah near Ibra. Later arrive in Wahiba Sands. 4x4 vehicles will take you to the camp. Dinner and overnight at the desert camp.
Wadi Bani Khalid.
After breakfast, take the 4x4 vehicles and return to the bus. You proceed to Wadi Bani Khalid, which stands in strong contrast to the desert with its natural pools and greenery. Afterwards you will continue to the coastal town of Sur and visit the dhow factory. Drive to Ras Al Hadd and Check in to the hotel. After dinner, night excursion to Ras Al Jinz turtle reserve, where you can witness the nestling turtles. Return to the hotel for overnight stay. Dinner and overnight at Ras Al Hadd.
Wadi Tiwi, Bimmah Sinkhole.
After breakfast , we will start our journey back to Muscat along the coast. We will stop at the beautiful Wadi Tiwi and have lunch in local restaurant. You then head towards Bimah Sinkhole, a geological formation of the karst topography and a scenic wonder. Continue your drive to Muscat and transfer to the Airport. Flight to Dubai (included). Arrival at Dubai International Airport. After collecting your luggage and completing the formalities, meet one of our English-speaking representatives who will meet you in the arrival hall at the airport, welcome you and then accompany you to meet your driver. Your driver will take you to your hotel (Transfers with an English-speaking driver, without a guide). Overnight stay at a Dubai hotel.
Al Fahidi Historical District حي الفهيدي التاريخي, Jumeirah Mosque, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Museum, Burj Al Arab.
Breakfast at the hotel. Dubai is a unique and spectacular city. Start your visit with the discovery of the skyscrapers along the famous Sheikh Zayed highway which runs along the city. After a photo stop in front of the Burj Al Arab, an iconic 7-star hotel in Dubai. Continue to the Dubai Marina and stop for a moment to admire the various buildings, before heading to Palm Jumeirah for some Instagram worthy photos with the famous Atlantis The Palm and Atlantis The Royal as a backdrop. Taking the Sheikh Zayed Road back towards the city we stop in Downtown Dubai, home of the tallest building in the world. We’ll visit the highest observation deck in the world at level 124 of Burj Khalifa to take in some stunning 360-degree views of the city. We stop for lunch at a local restaurant. After discovering the modern part of the city, the scenery changes as we stroll through the narrow streets of the historic Bastakiya district with its Arabic wind towers. Learn more about Emirati history and traditions at the Al Shindagha Museum (including a visit to the childhood home of Sheikh Al Maktoum). Cross Dubai Creek on board an abra (local, traditional water taxi) to reach the spice and gold souks where you can show off your bargaining skills. You’ll also enjoy the Coffee Museum, the last stop on our tour. At this point, your guide will leave in the hands of your capable driver who will accompany you until the departure of the dinner cruise. Dine aboard a traditional dhow on the waters of the creek, you can discover the "Old Dubai" from another viewpoint. Admire the district of “Bastakiya” by night as you sail past the skyline of Dubai. Dinner is an International buffet on-board a traditional Arabian trading boat – Dhow (cruise duration is 2 hours). Your driver will drop you off at the hotel after dinner. Overnight stay at a Dubai hotel.
Souk Al Arsah, Al Hisn Fort Museum, Al Noor Mosque.
Breakfast at the hotel. Free morning. In the early afternoon, 4x4 vehicles will pick you up from your hotel for a Safari in the desert (English-speaking drivers without a guide - 6 people per vehicle). As you cross the golden sands, deep in the dunes, the safari guide will demonstrate his expert hand at the wheel and you’ll experience an exhilarating “dune bashing” adventure unique to the desert. Stop at the top of a dune to admire one of the most beautiful sunsets you can imagine and then drive onwards to a Bedouin camp for dinner. Relax for a while and be entertained by lively belly dance and traditional tanoura dance performances. Your driver will then accompany you back to the hotel.
Visit of the City of Sharjah: Meet your English-speaking guide and your driver at the hotel in the morning then leave for Sharjah! Head to Sharjah the Emirate neighbouring Dubai And start your tour with a photo stop in front of the Al Noor Mosque, King Faisal Mosque, stroll through the Souks, then visit the Museum of Islamic Civilization. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, food and soft drinks included, then return to Dubai. Including: English speaking guide – Transport – Entries to sites - Lunch. Minimum 4 participants more »
Dubai, Abu Dhabi.
Louvre Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center.
Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Dubai and discover the Capital city of the UAE: Abu Dhabi! The day tour of Abu Dhabi will begin with a visit to the newly opened Abrahamic House, where you can learn more about the three great monotheistic religions and their cohabitation in the United Arab Emirates. Then head to the Louvre Museum (entrance included and free visit – a guided tour is available at an additional cost) Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (food and soft drinks included). Continue with a panoramic city tour along the Corniche, passing iconic architectural structures such as Emirates Palace Hotel, Etihad Towers and Qasr Al Watan. Take a short stroll through Heritage Village. End the day by visiting the splendid Sheikh Zayed Mosque, one of the largest Mosques in the world and an architectural work of art. This historically significant Mosque blends architectural styles and embodies Islam's message of tolerance and peace. Following this visit, the driver will then accompany you to your Hotel in Dubai. Dinner at your leisure. Overnight stay at a Dubai hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Dubai International Airport with English speaking driver (without guide).
Return airport transfers without guide
Hotel accommodation in selected category
Flight ticket from Muscat to Dubai
Meals and programmes as mentioned above (Oman: 2 half board & 1 full board day / UAE: Dhow cruise dinner at Dubai Creek depending on the program chosen; Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner included (except 1st program); Musandam Cruise Dibba on shared basis without guide in the last program)
1 small bottle of water in the bus
All transfers as mentioned in the programme in a modern air-conditioned vehicle and a 4x4 desert safari in all programs (except 1st program)
Entrances to sites as per the program and English-speaking guide during visits
Value added tax (VAT) 5% in UAE
Insurance; long haul flights and airport taxes. Personal expenses (phone calls; beverages; etc)
Meet & Greet inside the airport/transit
Meals and beverages (unless mentioned in the programme)
Tour guide during Dhow Dinner Cruise; Desert Safari & Musandam Cruise Dibba
Tips for drivers & guides (we recommend 3-4 USD per person per day for drivers & 5-7 USD per person per day for guides)
Porters in the hotels and at the airport
Tourism Dirham Tax (AED per room per night) payable directly to the hotel: 5* hotels: 20 AED (approx. 6 USD); 4* hotels: 15 AED (approx. 4 USD); 3* hotels: 10 AED (approx. 3 USD)
50% of total price from 30 days to 15 days before departure.
75% of total price from 14 days to 9 days before departure.
100% of total price from 8 days to 0 days before departure.