Oman & U.A.E. Explorer

DAY 1: MUSCAT

For a more relaxing arrival experience, a representative will greet you at the arrival flight gate, accompanied by a luggage porter with buggy cars. Enjoy Prime Class Arrival Lounge refreshments, then proceed through immigration via dedicated Fast Track counters with your assistant. The visa can either be arranged online or paid for at the airport separately and your assistant will facilitate the visa processing. Your luggage will be collected by your personal assistant and porter. Exit the airport terminal accompanied by your personal assistant and porter to meet with your private driver.

 

A private vehicle and English speaking driver will provide a transfer between airport and your hotel. 

 

Your afternoon starts with a drive to the Grand Mosque for a photo opportunity accompanied by a private vehicle and a driver-guide. From here, you will continue on to the Corniche which fringes the old Muscat town – better known as Muttrah. The Corniche is near the main Mina Al Sultan Qaboos port of Oman and the Muttrah Souk. A short halt will allow you to visit the souk (market) and purchase some typical Oman souvenirs. Visit the Bait Al Zubair Museum which is one of the most informative museums in Oman and focuses mainly on the traditional culture and lifestyle of the people of the Sultanate. From here travel on to see the Sultan’s Palace and the two forts Jalali and Mirani which guard it. Afterwards enjoy a dinner at a typical Arabic restaurant, situated in the heart of the “new” Muscat. 

DAY 2: MUSCAT

You will be picked up from your hotel by a private vehicle and an English speaking driver-guide for a full day tour. Visit Nizwa souq and fort which has been strategically built atop a hill overlooking the ancient villages with its colorful domes and bustling market below. Continue to drive in a 4WD towards Jabal Akhdar, or Green Mountain in Arabic (2800 M above sea level). Next stop is Wadi Bani Habib, the most beautiful dried up river bed which stretches about 20-30 km. The wadi skirts beautiful villages with their terrace farming fields. Then, proceed on to the peak of the green mountain, where you may enjoy the breathtaking view from the top. 

 
DAY 3: MUSCAT

Enjoy an exhilarating round of “dune bashing” in a four-wheel drive vehicle accompanied by a driver-guide. Wahiba Sands is a vast mass of undulating red and white sand dunes rising up to 200 meters and stretching as far as the eye can see. It is also host to a large variety of flora and fauna and ever-changing patterns of dunes, a photographer’s delight! The sands are the traditional homes of the nomads and the Bedouins. It is common to see them moving through the desert with their camels. During your trip through the desert, stop and visit a Bedouin home. 

 

In sharp contrast to this is Wadi Bani Khalid, a beautiful Wadi indeed. The wadi has clear deep blue waters, where the shade of the palm trees are inviting for a relaxing siesta! Catch a glimpse of the pretty villages scattered all over the Wadi Bani Khalid as they cling precariously to the slopes of the rugged mountain-side 

 
DAY 4: MUSCAT - ABU DHABI

A private vehicle and English speaking driver will provide a transfer between airport and your hotel. 

A private vehicle with english speaking driver will provide a transfer between the airport and hotel.

 
DAY 5: ABU DHABI

Meet your private driver and guide to embark on a full day tour of Abu Dhabi. The capital city of UAE is a gem to discover. Spend your day wandering around the city’s cultural landmarks and taking in its mesmerizing skyline. Start your adventure with a visit to the Yas Island where you will get a chance to take photographs of the iconic Ferrari World. Next, sneak a peek into the relaxed modern city life in Abu Dhabi as you are driven to the heart of the city along the Corniche with its beautifully developed public spaces. Your day continues with a visit to the Heritage Village, a living exhibit of a traditional oasis village where you will get an opportunity to witness the desert way of life. Now that you have worked up your appetite, transfer to the grandiose Emirates Palace for lunch and get a taste of its award-winning, world-class cuisine. After lunch, enjoy a tour of the marvelous Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Delve into the architectural and spiritual majesty of this monument as you discover its splendor with your expert private guide. End your day with a private transfer back to your hotel.      

 
DAY 6: ABU DHABI - DUBAI

A private vehicle with english speaking driver will provide a transfer between the Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

 

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

 
DAY 7: DUBAI

A private vehicle will pick you up from your hotel for this private tour of Dubai. Modern Dubai offers visitors a diverse experience from the unforgettable charm of traditional souks to inspiring modern skyscrapers. Your day begins with a visit to The Dubai Mall, one of the world’s largest shopping centers located next to the iconic Burj Khalifa. Here, you will visit the world-class Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and experience the exotic wonders of aquatic life first-hand. The tour continues with a visit to the World’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Following this exciting visit, you will drive towards Dubai Marina district, which offers an exclusive environment for living, leisure and business, only to be followed by the world's largest man-made island called The Palm Jumeirah. A brief photo stop opposite the luxurious Atlantis The Palm Hotel a magnificent, oceanic tribute to a mythological age, will impress all. To conclude this unforgettable tour, cap the day with a “High Tea” at the only 7-star, world famous hotel, Burj Al Arab. Designed to resemble a billowing sail, this architectural marvel soars to a height of 321 meters, dominating the Dubai Jumeirah skyline. Upon the conclusion of the tour, settle in for a private transfer back to your hotel. 

 
DAY 8: DUBAI

Catch the rising sun at 4,000 feet on an airborne adventure, viewing the vast expanse of golden sand dunes from the comfort of a gentle hot air balloon ride. Fly with falcons as these magnificent birds have been trained to fly from the hot air balloon in a breathtaking world-first spectacle. Let the world’s most experienced hot air balloon pilots take you on a ride of a lifetime.

 

Experience an amazing wildlife safari in museum quality, open top 1950’s Land Rovers with your knowledgeable safari guide. These iconic vehicles were the first vehicles ever to traverse the desert 6 decades ago. Spot desert wildlife up close such as Arabian Oryx, Gazelles and more. It is the perfect way to see the Dubai desert from above and below. The actual balloon flight time is approximately one hour.

 

What is a better way to start the day than with a tranquil and peaceful sail along the coastline of Dubai, while viewing new prestigious projects, such as The Palm and World Islands. This 2 hours nautical activity includes transfers to and from your hotel.

DAY 9: DUBAI

A private vehicle with driver will provide a transfer between the airport and hotel.

Starting from:

$6640

When To Go:

October to March

Currency:

Omani rial

Language:

Arabic

Flight Time:

19.5 hours

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