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Tailor Made Oman & the Emirates: Sands & Skyscrapers


11 Days from $7,495

Private Journey

Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

Discover the boundless Arabian desert, cities and majestic mountains on a single inspiring itinerary, during which you navigate Muscat's bustling souk and witness nesting green sea turtles.

A&K Advantages

Witness the natural phenomenon of green turtles nesting on calm beaches, firsthand

Take a dip in the clear, deep, cool waters of Wadi Bani Khalid, an oasis of shaded palms and natural pools

Board the Bateaux Dubai for a gourmet dinner cruise, accompanied by live entertainment

Stroll through the spice and gold souks of Dubai

Embark on a heritage safari by 1950’s Land Rover, skirting the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in search of local wildlife

Enjoy a lantern-lit Bedouin desert retreat, where you dine under twinkling desert skies

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Muscat, Oman
Day 2
Muscat | A Bustling Souk
Day 3
Sur | Green Sea Turtles
Day 4
Wadi Bani Khalid | Intersecting the Dunes
Day 5
Nizwa | Historic Fortress
Days 6-7
Abu Dhabi | Time to Unwind
Day 8
Abu Dhabi | The Art of Falconry
Day 9
Dubai | Luxury Dinner Cruise
Day 10
Dubai | Dining Beneath Twinkling Skies
Day 11
Depart Dubai
Day 1
Arrive Muscat, Oman

Arrive in Muscat, where you are met and transferred to your hotel.

Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Day 2
Muscat | A Bustling Souk
Discover the city of Muscat, seeing the Grand Mosque, constructed of Rajasthani sandstone, and the Muttrah souk, a traditional Omani market filled with frankincense, silver handicrafts and pashmina shawls. At the Bait Al Zubair Museum, see archeeological relics, clothing and jewelry that offer insight into Omani culture and history. At the Sultan’s Palace, visit the Mirani and Jalali forts, built by the Portuguese in the 16th century. Return to your hotel, with time at leisure.
Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3
Sur | Green Sea Turtles

Follow the coast to Sur, passing through the village of Quriyat and seeing Bimah Sinkhole — a limestone crater — en route. Continue to Wadi Tiwi, with its deep, narrow gorges carved from towering seaside cliffs. In Sur, visit the fishermen’s harbor and the dhow building yard to learn how Omani wooden boats are built by hand. Tonight, arrive in Ras Al Jinz, where green turtles nest on calm beaches. Witness this natural phenomenon firsthand.

The Carapace Lodge, Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve
Meals: Breakfast
Day 4
Wadi Bani Khalid | Intersecting the Dunes

Drive over Jaalan Bani Bu Ali and Hassan to reach Wadi Bani Khalid, an oasis of shaded palms and natural pools. You may opt to take a dip in the clear, deep, cool waters. Proceed to the undulating red and white Wahiba Sands, taking note of pretty villages that cling to the slopes of the rugged mountainside en route. Set out to discover the boundless dunes by 4x4 vehicle, continuing on to your hotel in Nizwa.

Golden Tulip Nizwa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5
Nizwa | Historic Fortress

Explore Nizwa and its fort, a converted military stronghold with panoramic views of the ancient town and surrounding mountains. See Birkat al Mauz, a settlement of clay ruins and cleverly irrigated date plantations. Ride a 4x4 vehicle up to the Jabel Akhdar (Green Mountain) for breathtaking views of the canyons.

Golden Tulip Nizwa
Meals: Breakfast
Days 6-7
Abu Dhabi | Time to Unwind

Cross the United Arab Emirates’ border and proceed to Abu Dhabi, where you check in to your luxury hotel. Spend the rest of the day and the next at leisure, enjoying your resort facilities. You may also opt to visit Ferrari World or Yas Waterworld.

Abu Dhabi Jumeirah Etihad Towers
Meals: Breakfast
Day 8
Abu Dhabi | The Art of Falconry

Take a guided tour of Abu Dhabi, seeing the falcon hospital and museum (schedule permitting). See the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, followed by Al Hosn Palace, now a center for documentation and research. Visit Al Saadiyat Island to view the Manarat al Saadiyat gallery, the Louvre Museum and a catch glimpse of what will be the Art hub of the UAE with projects such as the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and the Zayed National Museum. Drive along the beautiful Corniche for panoramic city views en route to Dubai. Check in to your hotel.

Park Hyatt Dubai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 9
Dubai | Luxury Dinner Cruise

Begin the day marveling at the world’s tallest building: Burj Khalifa, situated next to the massive Dubai Mall. Visit the aquarium, which brims with aquatic life, including sharks and stingrays. See the Dubai Marina district, which features the world’s largest manmade island, Palm Jumeirah. Visit Madinat Jumeirah bazaar. Later, board the glass-enclosed, air-conditioned Bateaux Dubai for a shared gourmet dinner cruise, accompanied by live entertainment.

Park Hyatt Dubai
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10
Dubai | Dining Beneath Twinkling Skies

Drive to the heritage area of Bastakiya, where you discover Al Fahidi Fort, site of the Dubai Museum. Continue by Abra (traditional water taxi) across the creek to stroll the spice and gold souks. See Burj Al Arab and the Jumeirah Mosque. In the afternoon, embark on a shared heritage safari via vintage Land Rover, skirting the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and taking in the local wildlife. Continue your adventure at a lantern-lit Bedouin desert retreat, where you dine under twinkling desert skies.

Park Hyatt Dubai
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 11
Depart Dubai

Transfer to the airport and board your homebound flight.

Enhance Your Journey

Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.

Accommodation Options

Alternate hotels and room upgrades are available for this journey.

Muscat Sunset Cruise

Cruise Muscat’s spectacular coastline, watching as the setting sun brilliantly silhouettes the rugged hills beyond — the sky slowly yielding from dusky pink to a cobalt, starlit night.

Wahiba Sands Adventure

Set out for camel ride among the dunes of Wahiba Sands. Try your hand at quad biking or sand boarding. Then, enjoy an alfresco dinner and settle in for an evening under the desert stars.

Dubai Helicopter Tour

Enjoy a thrilling helicopter tour over Dubai, taking in a bird's eye view of Burj Khalifa, Palm Jumeirah and other icons of the cityscape.


Priced from $7,495 for January 5 - April 30, 2018; October 1 - December 23, 2018

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Additional supplements may apply for travel during holidays, festivals and special events. Subject to availability.

 

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