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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - OMAN / DUBAI - LAND ONLY
2017

9 Days

You will be traveling with regular passengers, but paying travel agent rates

MUSCAT / NIZWA / BAHLA / DUBAI / DHOW CRUISE /
DESERT SAFARI / SHARJAH/
ABU DHABI

Day 1   Sunday -  WELCOME to OMAN !!!
Arrive Muscat.  Transfer to your hotel.
      Overnight TULIP INN HOTEL, Muscat

Day 2   Monday -  Muscat Tour and Dhow cruise
A unique blend of the ancient and the modern, Muscat is a beautiful clean city, which lies in the middle of a maze of brown pleated Mountain. Lulled by the Arabian Sea.

The city has undergone dramatic development in the past two or three decades. However it has pride in his never lost its heritage and culture. Our visit would start with a tour of the grand mosque, which is an architectural marvel and is perhaps the new landmark of the city.

We would continue our drive through the ministries area. Where you can see a number of modern building with touches of Islamic architecture. We would then visit the fish market and the Muttrah souk with its narrow covered alleys where the exotic aromas of coffees, ancient remedies and enticing perfumes fill the air.

Visit the Bait Al Zubair Museum which has a fine exhibit of Omani history and culture. You would have a photo stop at the magnificent Al Alam Palace (the official residence of Sultan Qaboos) flanked by the twin Portuguese forts of Mirani and Jalali. ( b)
     Overnight TULIP INN HOTEL, Muscat

Day 3   Tuesday -  Nizwa
Forts and castles are Oman’s most striking cultural landmarks and together with its towers and city walls, they have historically been used as defensive bastonsor look-out points. It is estimated that there are over 500 forts, Castles and towers in Oman, our visit today would include a few of them which are more remarkable and striking in their architecture and style.

The ancient capital of Oman, Nizwa was a seat of learning and the birthplace of Islam in Oman. The 17th century Round fort and the souq famous for the silver jewelry are the major attraction of Nizwa, not to mention the popular and interesting cattle auction, which takes place on every Friday. Built on a scold base of rock, the huge tower was designed to with stand the vibration of 24 cannons.

We move on to Bahla famous for its handmade pottery. Bahla is listed in UNESCOS world heritage sites however the fort here is now under renovation and is not open to public. Built as a defensive stronghold, the Jabreen is perhaps the finest of Omani castles. The castle has dungeons, passages, rooms and ceilings decorated with fine carvings and paintings.  (b)              
     Overnight TULIP INN HOTEL, Muscat

Day 4   Wednesday -  Muscat
Sunset Dhow cruise
The trip would offer you such panoramic view of the coast of Muscat. This short trip would take you all along the beautiful promenade of Muscat and would provide you with ample opportunities to film some of the landmarks of the city going past the port, Al Bustan Palace Hotel and the Al Aalam Palace with its twin Portuguese forts.  (b)
      Overnight TULIP INN HOTEL, Muscat

Day 5   Thursday   -  Muscat/Dubai
Transfer to Muscat airport.  Fly to Dubai   
WELCOME to Dubai !!!  
You will be met airport and transferred to your hotel. (b)
     Overnight HILTON GARDEN MALL OF THE EMIRATES, Dubai

Day 6   Friday -  Abu Dhabi
Departure for Abu Dhabi city tour, the largest and the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. This comprehensive tour is the ideal introduction to the UAE capital and the island on which it stands. The name Abu Dhabi means: “Father of the Gazelle”. Our first stop will be at Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque, one of the largest Mosques in the world; able to accommodate more than 30,000 worshipers.

The beautiful Mosque is completely clad in marble and also features intricate Islamic decoration and carvings as well as extensive landscaping works. We will continue our tour towards Abu Dhabi downtown.

We will stop at the Heritage Village, which houses a small museum and depicts the traditional daily activities of the Arab community prior to the discovery of oil.

Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will drive along the spectacular Corniche, past gleaming white mosques, glass-clad offices and elegant high-rise apartments to the tip of the breakwater for a superb view of the city’s magnificent skyline.

The remaining part of the tour will be devoted to drive through the famous giant Saadiyat Island project where the Louvre Museum and Guggenheim Museums are being built to complete the image of Abu Dhabi as a cultural city.

The tour will continue towards the famous Yas Island which houses the Formulas 1 Yas circuit and the first attraction park of Ferrari in the world. An impressive attraction park, the largest covered air conditioned park in the world with a huge Red Ferrarri sign as landmark.

Dhow Cruise Dinner
A dinner cruise on a wonderful wooden dhow - built in the time-honored manner but with every comfort included - is a romantic way of spending an evening. Cruise along the moonlit creek while viewing the brilliantly-illuminated skyline. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet dinner served with a taste of local delicacies. (b,l,d)
    Overnight HILTON GARDEN MALL OF THE EMIRATES, Dubai

Day 7   Saturday -  Dubai
You will enjoy and have opportunity to discover the spectacular and lively metropolis of Dubai. The city developed from a small fishing village at the Dubai Creek, nowadays presents. The tour will touch the followings places: Bastakyia, the old town district of Dubai Museum, located in the ancient fortress of Al-fahidi.

Another highlight will follow you will use the local taxis called Abras to cross the Dubai Creek enjoy the spectacular view of the city while heading towards the District of Deira. Here you will be enchanted by the large variety of exotic spices in the famous spice Souk and buy a souvenir when you visit the Gold Souk. Take the chance to get a unique photo stop of the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque of Jumeirah, which built in the medieval Fatimid tradition, stop for a photo of Burj Al Arab Hotel.

Evening Safari with BBQ dinner
A trip to Dubai without a desert experience is not complete. Dubai desert safari are now worldwide known.  Your tour departs in the afternoon, traveling across the deserts of Dubai in a 4x4 vehicle. You will enjoy several photo stops during an exciting dune drive.  The drive continues across the desert where you will have the opportunity to witness a beautiful desert sunset, one of the highlights of a trip to the Arabian deserts.

At the menu, dune bashing, Henne experience, sand boarding, meet the camels and in the evening enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner with entertainment.(b,d)
     Overnight HILTON GARDEN MALL OF THE EMIRATES, Dubai

Day 8   Sunday -  Sharjah
Morning at leisure.

Pick up at 3.00 pm with a city tour of Sharjah, well known as “cultural capital of the Emirates” Visit the Sharjah’s Museum of Islamic civilization, the first of its kind in the UAE. Its most outstanding feature is its majestic, gift central dome, decorated on the inside with an intricate mosaic depicting the night sky of the zodiac. Stop at the famous Souk Al Arsa, the oldest souk in the UAE, where you will find a treasure trove of carpets, jewelry and handicrafts. (b)                       
      Overnight HILTON GARDEN MALL OF THE EMIRATES, Dubai

Day 9   Monday-  Dubai
Transfer to Dubai airport for your flight (b)

INCLUSIVE FEATURES
-All hotels (or similar) and meals as per itinerary
-Daily breakfast also one lunch and two dinners
-All transfers and multilingual sightseeing by shared car
-Dhow cruise in Muscat and Dubai
-All taxes and service charges

NOT INCLUDED -Air ticket Muscat/ Dubai

COSTS PER PERSON - LAND ONLY
Based on double occupancy
Travel agents               from $ 1500.00 (US)     
Companion                  from  $ 1600.00 (US)       

Upgrade to 4 stars hotels TOWERS ROTANA,
(Dubai extra per person for entire trip $100.00) (US)

Upgrade to 5 stars hotels MOVENPICK BUR,
(Dubai extra per person for entire trip $120.00) (US)        

EXTENSIONS and UPGRADES AVAILABLE

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