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Oman & the Emirates: The Sands of Time 2022

11 days from $9,995 per person

Limited to 18 guests

Celebrate the rich tapestry of history, culture and innovation that lies at the cornerstones of Oman and the United Arab Emirates, two nations boasting both ultra-modern metropolises and the timeless traditions that take you on a journey back in time.

A&K Advantages

  • Traverse the desert landscape on camel back to an overnight camp, where you relax with a refreshing cocktail and savor a private barbecue dinner accompanied by an oud (lute) player for a magical evening of traditional Bedouin hospitality
  • Speak with a local Omani scholar who discusses the Islamic faith, during a visit to the Grand Mosque in Muscat
  • Marvel at the soaring walls of Nizwa Fort and Jabrin Castle, imposing testaments to Oman’s enduring legacy of trade
  • Visit the livestock market in Nizwa for authentic immersion in a cherished Bedouin tradition
  • Gain insight into Emirati heritage at the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital and Museum, and experience the culturally rich Louvre Abu Dhabi
  • Get a bird’s-eye view of Dubai’s skyline from the observation deck of the world’s tallest skyscraper, Burj Khalifa, and roam through its medieval souks

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Muscat, Oman
Day 2
Muscat | Fusion of Old & New
Day 3
Muscat | Historic Port City
Day 4
Wahiba Sands | Under the Desert Stars
Day 5
Jabal Al Akhdar | Endless Mountain Vistas
Day 6
Nizwa | Imposing Forts & Towering Peaks
Day 7
Abu Dhabi, UAE | Jabrin Castle
Day 8
Abu Dhabi | Modern Marvels
Day 9
Dubai | Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Day 10
Dubai | City in the Sky
Day 11
Depart Dubai

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