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Treasures of Oman & Emirates
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Treasures of Oman & Emirates

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Created: Monday, July 22, 2024
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US$2,135
Based on 2 adults
Created: Monday, July 22, 2024
Overview
Tours

Day 1: Arrival In Muscat ( / / )

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.


Day 2: Full Day Muscat Tour And Sunset Boat Trip (Appr. 80 Km) (B/L/ )

At 09:30 depart for the 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 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. Lunch is included in a local restaurant during the tour. 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 back to the hotel. Free time for dinner and overnight at the hotel.


Day 3: Muscat – Jabreen – Al Hamra – Jebel Shams Canyon – Nizwa (Appr. 350 Km) (B/L/ )

After breakfast we will leave Muscat and depart towards the interior of Oman. You will 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 go further 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. The 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.


Day 4: Nizwa – Sinaw Market – Al Manzifah – Wahiba Sands (Appr. 220 Km) (B/L/D)

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 in the desert camp.


Day 5: Wahiba Sands – Wadi Bani Khalid – Sur – Ras Al Hadd (Appr. 230 Km) (B/ /D)

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.


Day 6: Sur – Wadi Tiwi – Bimah Sinkhole – Muscat – Flight To Dubai (Appr. 250 Km) (B/L/ )

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). Dinner at your leisure. Overnight stay at a Dubai hotel.


Day 7: Full Day Dubai Tour & Dhow Cruise Creek (B/L/D)

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. 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.


Day 8: Am: Sharjah Visit – Pm: Desert Safari With Bbq Dinner (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your English-speaking guide and your driver at the hotel in the morning then leave for Sharjah! Head to Sharjah, the Emirate neighboring 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. Once back at the hotel, 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.


Day 9: Full–Day Abu Dhabi Tour With Abrahamic House, Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Heritage Village & Louvre Abu Dhabi (B/L/D)

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 Abu Dhabi. Dinner & overnight stay at an Abu Dhabi hotel.


Day 10: Full–Day Al Ain Tour (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, discover the oasis of Al Ain. Located near the Omani border and surrounded by mountain and desert landscapes, Al Ain is the second largest city in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2011. With more than 10,000 hectares of parks and gardens, it is called "the garden city" of the Emirates. We’ll visit the former home of Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan (Sheikh of Abu Dhabi), then Al Jahili Fort to discover the history of Al Ain. Lunch is at a local restaurant (food and soft drinks included). In the afternoon, enjoy the lively atmosphere of the camel market followed by a walk under the shady palm trees of an oasis. We will also take you to “Qasr Al Muwaiji”, a recently restored UNESCO site where you can learn about the history of the royal family Al Nahyan, of Abu Dhabi. After this visit, we head back to Dubai. Dinner & overnight stay at a Dubai hotel.


Day 11: Musandam Cruise (B/L/D)

Early breakfast at the hotel followed by a coach departure to Musandam Dibba- Cruise on a shared basis. This day cruise to Musandam is an experience for the nature-lovers. A peaceful day away from the bustling city of Dubai. You will embark on a traditional Arab dhow for a cruise that will take you along part of the coast of the Musandam Peninsula, in the Sultanate of Oman. The beauty of the landscapes around you on this excursion are fascinating and simply unforgettable. Just before lunch, the boat will stop in the open sea to give you time to enjoy water activities such as swimming, diving, angling, kayaking. After a light buffet lunch, we continue sailing to reach a fishing spot. Here the crew will introduce you to angling, a traditional fishing method. This is the last activity on the cruise and we’ll make our way back to the port where your waiting driver will take you back to Dubai. Dinner and overnight stay at a Dubai hotel. ***Clients should carry their original passports for this activity***


Day 12: Free Day At Leisure (B/ /D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Take advantage of some free time to explore Dubai’s famous malls, relax on the beach or just take a leisurely stroll around the city on your own. Lunch is at your leisure by your arrangements. Dinner and overnight stay at a Dubai hotel.


Day 13: Departure From Dubai (B/ / )

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Dubai International Airport with English speaking driver (without guide).

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Destinations 7
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Included

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 Oman & UAE.

Excluded

Insurance; long haul flights and airport taxes. Personal expenses (phone calls; beverages; etc).


Visa.


Meet & Greet inside the airport/transit.


Meals and beverages (unless mentioned in the programme).


Tour guide during Dhow Dinner Cruise and 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).

Accommodation

Planned hotels

Muscat Radisson Hotel Panorama Muscat (4*) 4*

Sur, Oman Turtle Beach Resort 3*Sup 3*

Nizwa Al Diyar Hotel 3*

Arabian Oryx / Sama Al Wasil Camp

Al Ain Hampton by Hilton Dubai

Dubai Hampton by Hilton Dubai

Abu Dhabi Kingsgate Hotel Abu Dhabi 4*

Zighy Bay Hampton by Hilton Dubai

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