Dubai to Oman

Day 1 (Flying to Dubai): Fly to Dubai on board of Egypt Air. (Other air carriers are available) (D)

Day 2 (Dubai City tour): Breakfast in Hotel. Dubai is the most enchanting and cosmopolitan city with its modern and ancient charms, will stop close to Burj – Al- Arab hotel to view this very well none hotel,  then visit the twin minRET MOSQUE, the Jumeirah  Mosque which is a spectacular example of Islamic architecture, then pass by Palastquarter “ZabeeL” towards Bastakia, the wind towered houses then on to Dubai Museum in th the 180 years Al Fahidi Fort, cross the Dubai Creek with an “Abra” water taxi to reach and visit the spice and gold souk, drive back to your hotel and overnight.(B)

Day 3 (Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner and Belley dance show): Breakfast in Hotel, free time on the beachif wanted Afternoon 3:30 pm proceed on a Desert Safari with BBQ dinner, pick up from your hotel with 4×4 vecicles proceed to the “entrance” of the desert. Our experienced safari driver will take you on a roller coaster ride through the massive desert .The ever- changing patterns of the beautiful sand dunes would last unforgettable impressions on your minds. After 2 hours “Dune Bashing” and sunset, you will reach our camp in the desert. Welcome with dates and Arabic Coffee. Oriental Buffet Dinner with Live BBQ (Soft drinks and water icluded), Henna Lady, and camels are avalable for those who want to have a short ride. After dinner sit back and enjoy the Belly Dance back to your hotel and overnight.

Day 4 (Sharjah and Ajiman city tour): Breakfast in Hotel, drive to visit the neighboring Emirates SharJah and Ajman. Sharjah is famous for its Islamic architecture recognized by “UNESCO” as the culture city of the Arab’s world. our first stop is at the King Faisal Mosque, then a panoramic drive to the Cultural Square with its impressive exquisitely constructed buildings, continue our tour and drive to Ajman, the smallest Emirate. Visit Museum, which is located in a the newly renovated Fort of Ajman, then drive on a panoramic tour along the Corniche back to Sharjah, where we first stop at the Dhow harbor, next at the renovated heritage site of Al Nabooda House, takes you back 150 years to show how peolpe lived, with several generations and different branches of a family, all under one roof. Wind up the city tour with a visit to the Blue Souk, packed with tempting gold shops and traditional Arabic shops that beckon the holiday shopper, return to your hotel.

Day 5 (Optional Trip): Breakfast in Hotel, drive to Abu Dhabi .

Day 6 (Abu Dhabi – Al Ain – Nizwa): Breakfast in Hotel. Embark the Bus and drive to Nizwa via Al Ain. You will stop at Bat near Al Ain to visit the UNESCO Site to see the old Beehive Tombs. After visiting Bat, continue driving to Nizwa. Reach Nizwa and proceed for Nizwa Tour, the Oasis city of Nizwa which was once the capital of Julanda Dynasty in the 6th and 7th Century AD. Today it remains as the most popular tourist attractions with its historical buildings and imposing fort. Nizwa fort with its enormous round tower built in the 17th century by Imam Sultan Bin Saif Al Ya’ Aruba to defend the route to the interior. The fort dominates the entire area. Access to the top is only by means of a narrow twisting staircase barred by heavy wooden doors, studded with metal. From the top of the tower one can get a bird’s eye view of the Nizwa city.

After the Tour, drive to your Hotel. Check in at Hotel. Afternoon at Leisure. At around 1600 Hrs, you meet your guide in the Lobby of the Hotel and proceed to Nizwa Souq. Nizwa souq is renowned for its intricately hand-carved Khanjar and ornately designed silver jewellery, drive back to Hotel. Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel Falaj Daris.
Highlights of the Day – Beehive Tombs at Bat (UNESCO Site) Nizwa Fort and Souq – Jumeirah Mosque

Day 7 (Jabreen – Bahla – Al Hamra – Falaj System – Nizwa): Breakfast at Hotel. Meet your Guide at Lobby at 0800 Hrs and proceed to Nizwa City where you will visit the Cattle Market. It is an Auction cattle market where you will see people selling and buying cows and goats. It is really interesting to be a part of this market. After visiting the cattle market Proceed to the JABREEN FORT, en-route, stopping at BAHLA for a photograph of the BAHLA FORT, now a World Heritage Site. Arrive JABREEN to visit the castle, the finest of Oman’s castle built in the late 17th Century, which became a seat of Omani learning .This castle has extremely well planned layouts with room for the “Waliâ€? – the ladies room, the kitchen, the “MAJLISâ€? etc. Most of the ceilings are decorated with beautiful paintings with Islamic motifs. The view from the top of the castle is really mesmerising. Visit the Castle and drive further to Al Hamra. In Al Hamra you will visit Bait Al Safah, a private museum. It is an old house where you can see women doing house jobs in old traditional style. You can also enjoy Omani Coffee Kahwa and dates there. Lunch would be arranged in Al Hamra. Drive back to Nizwa. On the way to Nizwa, you will visit Falaj Daris Falaj System which is a UNESCO Site. Drive to Hotel. Overnight at Falaj Daris Hotel.

Highlights of the Day – Nizwa Cattle Market-  Bait Al Safah Museum – Nizwa Castle Market

Day 8 (Nizwa – Sinaw – Wahiba): Around 0800 hrs you will be met by your tour guide and driver who will escort you to the comforts of our Bus to embark on a soft adventurous trip to the great desert of Oman. You will drive through small villages and towns before arriving at Sinaw. In Sinaw you will visit and old Bedouin Cattle Market. After lunch (at own expenses) continue drive to the great desert of Oman Known as the “Wahiba Sands”. Soon you will come face to face with the enormous desert and our experienced drivers drive you through the sand dunes to give you a thrill of dune driving.

Here at this point you will change the mode of transport. You will disembark the bus and drive further with 4WD’S.  After having enjoyed the drives over the lovely dunes you could perhaps meet the Bedouin family to know more about their life style in the desert. Thereafter you will bid bye to the inhabitants of the desert and drive to your Camp.
Dinner and Overnight at Safari Camp in Wahiba.
Highlights of the Day – Sinaw Market – Desert Dune Bashing – Old Bedouin Cattle Market

Day 9 (Wahiba – Sur – Muscat): Breakfast at the Camp.  At 0800 hrs meet our guide at the lobby at 0800 hrs. Drive with 4WD’S back to the edge of the Desert. Embark the Bus and drive to Sur. Sur is a city famous for ship building. Visit of Dhaw Factory. From Sur continue your drive along the coastal road to Muscat. This tour along the coast line to Muscat offers breath taking glimpses of the blue waters of the Gulf of Oman offset pristine beaches.  Arrive Wadi Shab, Shab in Arabic, literally means ‘Ravine between Cliffs “shallow green pools and abundant shade give Wadi shab a perfect setting for a picnic.  You may take a long walk inside the Wadi, later return to your vehicles. Continue your drive and arrive at the Bimah Sinkhole. It is a natural limestone Sinkhole.  You have here an opportunity to swim. Continue to Muscat. Check in at Al Falaj Hotel in Muscat. Overnight at Hotel Al Falaj in Muscat.
Highlights of the Day – Sur Dhaw Factory -  Wadi Shab

Day 10 (Muscat City Tour – Departure): Breakfast at Hotel. At 0830 Hrs meet your Guide in the lobby of the hotel and proceed for Half Day Muscat City Tour. Our well experienced guide will give you in-depth knowledge about the country & you are free to field any questions to him. We proceed with the visit to the Grand Mosque (open for visitors from SATURDAY to THURSDAY only Except the holidays from 08 AM to 11.00 AM) which is one of the largest mosque in the world with beautiful art work, chandelier & a one piece carpet covering the entire prayer hall measuring approx 4300 square meters (now in the Guinness book of world record) Ladies have to cover their head with a scarf while going into the mosque. They also have to cover their arms completely by wearing a pullover or full sleeve shirt. Men and Women both have to wear long trousers. After the visit of Grand Mosque we proceed the tour with a photo stop outside the Al Alam Palace (visit stop only-no photo) flanked by the two Portuguese Fort of Jalali & Mirani. We also visit the Bait Al Zubair Museum which gives you an insight on the rich architecture, traditions and customs of Oman. Continue drive along the cornice waterfront to the Muttrah souq, one of the oldest souq in Oman. The narrow alleys of the souq and the smell of the mystic frankincense and sandalwood in the air are typical to this souq,  return to your vehicle to drive to the Airport.
Highlights of the Day – Grand Mosque – Bait Al Zubair Museum

Prices of 2012/2013 departures from Toronto, Montreal and New York.

Your tour price includes
1- International Airfare from Toronto, Montreal and New York included.
2- All transfers included in Dubai and Oman (from airport to hotels and back)
3- Accommodation Double occupancy at hotels included.
4 – Buffet Breakfast and Lunch on tours.

5 Stars Deluxe
5 Stars Superior
Sep 01- Dec 10
Dec 11 – Jan 02
Jan 03 – Apr 30
May 01 – May 31
Jun 01 – Aug 31