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Oman & the Emirates: The Sands of Time 2024

11 days from $12,420 including internal air, per person, double occupancy

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 timeless traditions that take you on a journey back in time.

A&K Advantages

  • Traverse the desert landscape on camelback to an overnight camp, where you relax with a refreshing cocktail and savor a private barbecue dinner accompanied by an oud 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 two rural villages near Jabal Al Akhdar and absorb breathtaking views of the dramatic landscapes they overlook
  • Gain insight into Emirati heritage at the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital and Museum, and experience the culturally rich Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • 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
Jabal Al Akhdar | Exploring at Leisure
Day 7
Jabal Al Akhdar/Abu Dhabi, UAE | Nizwa Fort
Day 8
Abu Dhabi | Cultural Capital
Day 9
Dubai | Modern Marvels
Day 10
Dubai | City in the Sky
Day 11
Depart Dubai

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