10 Days / 9 Nights
Dubai • Muscat • Nakhl • Nizwa • Sharqiya Sands • Wadi Arbayeen
PRICE AND DATE
|Apr 1 – 12/Oct 1- 31, 2021||CAD 4490||CAD 1530|
|Apr 13 – Sep 30, 2021||CAD 4110||CAD 1510|
Prices include accommodations with breakfasts, transfers, tours, admissions, & some meals. Prices exclude all flights, gratuities, taxes, visa fees & high-season surcharges (Apr 2- 5, 2021)
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DAY 1 Arrive Dubai
Met on arrival in Dubai and transferred to your hotel.
Hotel: 4★ Radisson Blu Deira Creek or similar (3 nights)
DAY 2 Dubai B
Your afternoon city tour in Dubai starts with photo-stops at the famous landmark of Dubai, Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Mosque, a splendid masterpiece of Arabian architecture. Continue your tour to Dubai Creek, passing by Al Bastakiya, the oldest part of the city and visit the Museum of Dubai, housed in the Al Fahidi Fort. Travel by a floating taxi to Deira Spice Souk, known as the “gold market”.
DAY 3 Dubai B, D
Morning is at leisure. In the afternoon, depart for an exciting dune drive on 4WD Jeep to the desert. Experience a camel ride, sand boarding, or try out a henna design on your hands or feet. Feast on a delicious barbecue dinner. A belly dance performance around the campfire under the starlight completes this exciting day.
DAY 4 Dubai ✈ Muscat B
Fly to Muscat, Oman and transfer to your hotel.
Hotel: 4★ Crowne Plaza Muscat Hotel or similar (2 nights)
DAY 5 Muscat B
This morning, visit the Grand Mosque with one of the largest hand-crafted carpets in the world. Proceed to National Museum, a brief introduction that traces Oman’s history and development. Drive along the waterfront Corniche visiting the colorful Muttrah Souq and Fish Market. End the tour with a photo stop at the magnificent Al Alam Palace, residence of His Majesty Sultan.
DAY 6 Muscat – Nizwa B
Visit Amouage Factory, where its first fragrance was created as “the most valuable perfume in the world”. Driving through the date palms and stop at the Nakhl Springs and observe the local folk. Continue to Al Hazm Fort, one of Islamic architectural masterpieces.
Hotel: 4* Intercity Nizwa Hotel or similar (2 nights)
DAY 7 Nizwa B
Explore Nizwa, gateway to the Sultanate’s mysterious interior region. Visit the famous Round Tower Fort, built in the 17th century and Nizwa Souk. Drive to Jabrin, the finest of Oman’s castles displaying the highest achievement in Omani ceiling painting and beautifully executed woodcarvings. Proceed to the charming Al Hamra Village positioned on the slopes of the mountains, and Bait Safah museum.
DAY 8 Nizwa – Sharqiya Sands B,D
Drive to the pretty village of Birkat Al Mauz and enjoy a walk through the lush green date plantations. Continue to Wadi Al Madeen with a 36 km stretch of winding road to Jebel Akhdar, a truly unique spot in the Arabian Peninsula famed for its fruit orchards laid out along the slopes of mountains.
Proceed to Wahiba Sands, a vast mass of undulating red and white sea of sand and dunes rising up to 200 meters which are host to a variety of flora and fauna. The ever-changing patterns of the dunes are a photographer’s delights. Tonight, you will have a Bedouin experience in the desert.
Hotel: Arabian Oryx Camp or similar (1 night)
DAY 9 Sharqiya Sands – Wadi Arbayeen – Muscat B
Visit the fish jetty and Sur dhow factory. Next stop is the Bimah Sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with blue green water at the bottom. On clear sunny days while driving along the coast, one might see sharks in the deep blue water or fleet footed Gazelle sprint across the landscape. Proceed to Wadi Arbayeen with its refreshing deep pools of water set among the date palms.
Hotel: 4* Hilton Garden Inn Hotel or similar (1 night)
DAY 10 Muscat Departure B
Transfer to the airport.
Day 2 – Burj Al Arab
Day 5 – The Palace of Al Alam
Day 6 – Nakhal Fort
Day 7 – Round Tower Fort