Between Ocean And Desert 5*

Between Ocean And Desert 5*

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Between Ocean And Desert 5*

11 Days Starting in Muscat, Oman and ending in Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Visiting: Muscat, Bait Al Zubair Museum, Mutrah Souq, Al Alam Palace, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Nizwa, Maison Musée Bait Al Safah, Jebel Shams, Jabrin, Wahiba Sands, Sinaw Market, Wadi Bani Khalid, Sur, Wadi Tiwi, Bimmah Sinkhole, Dubai, Jumeirah Mosque, Al Fahidi, Burj Khalifa, Al Fahidi Historical District حي الفهيدي التاريخي, Dubai Museum, Burj Al Arab, Sharjah, Souk Al Arsah, Al Hisn Fort Museum, Sharjah Museum Of Islamic Civilization, Al Noor Mosque, Dubaï, Abu Dhabi, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain, Al Ain Souq

Tour operator:

Today Voyages

Tour code:

12508

Guide Type:

Partially Guided

Group size:

2 - 24

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:

English
From: $3136 $3037 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$99

NB: Prices correct on 16-Jul-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

BETWEEN OCEAN AND DESERT

Highlights

  • Bait Al Zubair museum

  • Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve

  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival In Muscat ( / / )

Location: Muscat

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Grand Millennium MCT 5*

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/ )

Location: Bait Al Zubair Museum, Mutrah Souq, Al Alam Palace, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Grand Millennium MCT 5*

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/ )

Location: Nizwa, Maison Musée Bait Al Safah, Jebel Shams, Jabrin

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Golden Tulip Nizwa

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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)

Location: Nizwa, Wahiba Sands, Sinaw Market

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Desert Nights Camp Wahiba

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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/L/D)

Location: Wadi Bani Khalid, Sur

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Turtle Beach Resort 3*Sup

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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/ )

Location: Wadi Tiwi, Bimmah Sinkhole, Dubai, Muscat

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Grand Millennium Dubai

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast , we will start our journey back to Muscat along the coast.
We will stop at the beautiful Wadi Tiwi and have lunch at 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.

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

Location: Jumeirah Mosque, Al Fahidi, Burj Khalifa, Al Fahidi Historical District حي الفهيدي التاريخي, Dubai Museum, Burj Al Arab, Dubai

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Grand Millennium Dubai

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

Day 8 : Free Morning – Pm Desert Safari With Bbq Dinner (B/ /D)

Location: Sharjah, Souk Al Arsah, Al Hisn Fort Museum, Sharjah Museum Of Islamic Civilization, Al Noor Mosque, Dubaï

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Grand Millennium Dubai

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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.

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

Location: Abu Dhabi, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, Dubaï

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Grand Millennium Dubai

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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 is at your leisure. Overnight stay at a Dubai hotel.

Day 10 : Full–Day Al Ain Tour (B/L/ )

Location: Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain, Al Ain Souq, Dubaï

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Grand Millennium Dubai

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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 is at your leisure. Overnight stay at a Dubai hotel.

Day 11 : Departure From Dubai (B/ / )

Location: Dubai

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to Dubai International Airport with English speaking driver (without guide).

What's 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 wit

  • 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

What's Not Included

  • 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; 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)

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  • What is the maximum group size?

    22

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    Yes

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    Yes

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

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