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ESCORTED TOUR - UAE & OMAN: Persian Gulf to Indian Ocean - 9 days / 8 nights

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Great hotels, full board, attractions included with a guide at all time, operated in Italian, French & English. Just BROWSE

UAE & OMAN TOUR: Persian Gulf to Indian Ocean Highlights

What are our Guaranteed escorted departures tours offers? We have designed those tours for the passengers that need the full assistance of a guide during the tour. The arrival transfer is done individually by private car. Our aim with that product is to deliver an escorted tours experience with great value using 4 stars hotels…

UAE & OMAN TOUR: Persian Gulf to Indian Ocean Inclusions

  • Departures on Tuesdays
  • Meet & Greet at Airport & arrival and departure transfers
  • 08 nights accommodation in 4 stars hotels
  • All meals mentioned in itinerary are included with soft drinks, coffee and tea ( Full board Basis )
  • Local Taxes
  • Service charge at the hotel
  • Visits mentioned in the program as below including the entrance fees
  • 5% VAT included in UAE (Oman not included)

Tour Exclusions

  • Flights
  • Tourism Dirham fee (Hotel city tax – payable directly in hotel by guests from $4 to $6/room per night for Dubai & Abu Dhabi)
  • UAE Visa Fees if applicable (85$ )
  • OMAN Visa – payable on arrival for Europeans (20 RO / 52$) for other nationalities to check. (by Air)
  • Porterage
  • Insurance: assistance, cancellation, luggage…
  • Beverages & meals not above mentioned
  • Visits not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses (telephones, minibar etc.…)
  • Tips to the guide & driver (we suggested USD 3 per person per day for the guide and USD 2 per person per day for the driver)

Please Note

  • Children policy: Kids below 4 years are free, Kids 5‐12 years = 50% discount on meals (max. 1child existing bed only)
  • Easy cancellation policyIf cancelled, less than 3 days: we will refund 100%, 2 days & less 100% penalty
  • Need more info to book this packageEmail us 24/24 at [email protected] we will assist you at all times.
  • Booking detailsOnce you book our reservations agent will contact you by email to get your travel info (arrival and departure flights). Then final vouchers will be sent to you with TRANSFERS details, HOTEL confirmation and TOUR vouchers .

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Tour Itinerary

Your Hotels accommodation planned for this trip will be:
Dubai: Holiday Inn DFC 4*
A vibrant welcome for work and play. Located in the heart of the newest shopping, culinary and entertainment destination, Dubai Festival City extends a vibrant welcome to work and play.

Abu Dhabi: Holiday Inn Downtown 4*
Located in the heart of the city, Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown is the ideal place for a city break in the capital. Combining contemporary design, sophisticated facilities, and friendly world class service, the hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers, who can enjoy the hotel’s ideal proximity to major commercial centres, tourist attractions and shopping malls.

Muscat: City Seasons 4*
City Seasons Hotel Muscat redefines the business hotel category in Muscat, combining unparalleled luxury with contemporary elegance and comfort. Located on Al Sultan Qaboos Street, City Seasons Muscat is in the heart of the Capital's diplomatic and commercial district and is an actual milestone to the country’s business accomplishments.

Wahiba: Arabian Oryx 4*
In the heart of the golden sands of Sharqiyah Desert nestled among stunning and ever changing patterns of dunes, Arabian Oryx Camp offering a luxurious Bedouin style accommodation that confines of the private Bathroom, a myriad of free high-end Toiletries are at the guests’ disposal.

Nizwa: Golden Tulip 4*
Golden Tulip Nizwa Hotel is a 4 star deluxe property built in the charming traditional Omani style architecture. Recently renovated, the hotel is furnished with care and beautiful taste offering all the comforts and amenities for business and leisure travelers alike.

DAY 1: TUESDAY - DUBAI (ARRIVAL)
Arrival at Dubai airport. Meet & Greet by our representative. Transfer to your hotel by air conditioned vehicle. Check in & Overnight in Dubai. Dinner is Free.

DAY 2: WEDNESDAY- DUBAI (70KM)
Breakfast at your hotel. Departure for a half day guided tour of DUBAI. You will have the opportunity to discover the spectacular and lively metropolis of Dubai. The city, developed from a small fishing village at the Dubai Creek, nowadays presents itself as a glamorous metropolis at the Arabian Gulf. The distinctive skyscrapers and gigantic shopping-malls will impress every visitor. We start with Bastakyia, the old town district of Dubai. Learn everything about the local history and geography of the city when visiting the Dubai museum, located in the ancient fortress of Al-Fahidi. Another highlight will follow: you will use the local water 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. Take the chance to get a unique and affordable souvenir when you visit the adjacent Gold Souk. We then proceed to Jumeirah area, where we will have a photo stop of the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque of Jumeirah. Built in the medieval Fatimid tradition, this stone structure is a tribute to modern Islamic architecture. After that, photo stop of Burj Al Arab hotel and continue to Atlantis hotel located at crescent of Palm Jumeirah. Lunch in town. In the afternoon, we will join a Desert Safari, after settling down in the 4WD vehicles, the jeeps will speed through the desert of the golden sand dunes. The dune bashing or desert driving continues with the thrill of going up and down the dunes provoking many shrieks and laughter full of excitement. The final leg of this program takes us to the main camp site. This will be the highlight of the trip. After witnessing a memorable sight – the true Arabian sunset with its glory and magic. A delicious Barbecue Dinner is prepared on open fires and a variety of beverages are available. The beat of the music increases as a Belly dancer starts dancing to the rhythm of the music. What a better way to experience a true Arabian night than this. Overnight in Dubai

DAY 3: THURSDAY - DUBAI – ABU DHABI (140 km)
Breakfast at the hotel. We start the tour to Abu Dhabi, 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”. We will start 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 cladded in marble and features intricate Islamic decoration and carvings as well as extensive landscaping. Then ,will go towards Abu Dhabi downtown. We will proceed to the Heritage Village, which houses a small museum and depicts the traditional daily activities of the Arab community prior to the discovery of oil. 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. Then will drive through the famous giant Saadiyat Island project where the GUGGENHEIM museum is being built to complete the image of ABU DHABI as a cultural city. Lunch in the city. After lunch Visit Craft Center Abu Dhabi. In the afternoon, we will visit Louvre Museum, The Louvre Abu Dhabi is an art and civilization museum, located on the Saadiyat Island Cultural District. we will continue towards the famous Yas Island which houses the FORMULA 1 YAS circuit & 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 FERRARI sign as landmark. Finally , we will check in at the hotel. Dinner & overnight in Abu Dhabi.

DAY 4: FRIDAY - ABU DHABI – AL AIN - DUBAI (268 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. We leave Abu Dhabi in the morning to Al AIN .Al Ain, is located on the Hajjar Mountains, it is one of the oldest cities in the UAE, rich in traditions. For thousands of years the oasis of Al Ain has been an important caravan stop on the ancient trade routes across Arabia. We will visit the camel market, the largest in the UAE and the Al Ain Palace, it is one the most important cultural places in Al Ain city. It is a direct testimony to the period of rule of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan in Al Ain and his original place of residence there. The Palace is also the birthplace of HH Sheikh Mohamad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. We will visit also the Jahili fort, one of the largest castles in Al Ain and best-in-class example of the Islamic military architecture locally. Lunch in the city. Then we proceed to visit the National Museum of Al Ain, where you will learn everything about the history of this region. In the afternoon, we will step back in time at the Hilli Gardens, famous for the archaeological excavations from the third millennium B.C. At the end of the afternoon, we will return to Dubai that we will reach in the evening. In the evening, transfer for a cruise dinner on board of a traditional Arabian dhow. After the cruise, transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Dubai

DAY 5: SATURDAY- DUBAI – MUSCAT (420KM)
Breakfast at your hotel. Today morning we will transfer to Muscat via Hatta. Hatta is a picturesque 115 km (71 miles) drive east of Dubai City, boasting a milder climate due to its location in the rugged Hajjar Mountains and a popular vacation getaway from the heat of Dubai. Its authentic Arabic “heritage village” featuring two military towers from the 18th century, an old Juma mosque (1780), and 30 loame houses is worth visiting. Although activities and shopping are limited, adrenaline junkies often visit Hatta for off-road adventures in the desert or mountains including a stop at the Hatta Rock Pools, narrow windy canyons of smooth rock with pools of blue-green water. Its 20 kilometers of the drive from Dubai takes you through Oman. Lunch en route in Sohar . We will continue our route to Muscat that will reach at the end of day passing Barka , and Seeb .Check in to Muscat Hotel & Dinner at Hotel. Overnight stay at Muscat.

DAY 6: SUNDAY – MUSCAT (70KM)
Breakfast at your hotel. Join at 09.30 am to start the tour of Muscat. Drive through the beautiful embassy quarter, to reach the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque that has a remarkable architectural achievement. As a contemporary place of worship, it serves as a spiritual landmark for modern Oman, projecting the values and aspirations of the Omani people. As an edifice, it maintains a perfect balance between aesthetics, culture and deeply rooted Islamic tradition. After the visit to the mosque we continue to Bait Baranda museum, which showcase the history of Muscat. Lunch will be served in the city. After lunch, we will visit Old Muscat, surrounded by steep mountains and flanked by twin 16thcentury forts ‘Jalali’ & ‘Mirani’, also see the Al Alam Palace, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos’ residence. We will then proceed to Bait Al Zubair Museum. Bait Al Zubair is itself a part of Muscat heritage. Sheikh Al Zubair who served three former Sultans, founded the house in 1914 and his son Mohammad Al Zubair opened it as a museum in 1998. Its carved doors open into a fortress style reception. The museum includes traditional Omani weaponry, jewelry, costumes, domestic utensils and recreated urban and rural environments. Then drive through the scenic beauty of the corniche, stop at Muttrah - the main port & commercial center, and explore the colorful historic souk. This is a real souk with winding alleys and backstreets and stalls selling all manner of textiles, jewelry, traditional Omani perfumes (bukhoor - made of frankincense), souvenirs and antiques… After that long tour, we will drive back to the hotel. Dinner is at a traditional oriental restaurant, where the smells of grilled meats and of burned apples and roses going out from the “shisha’s” will only confirm the relaxing atmosphere that the OMANI people enjoy. Overnight in Muscat.

DAY 7: MONDAY -MUSCAT -SUR- WAHIBA (340KM)
After breakfast depart for a great adventure trip. Our first stop will be Quriyat, a small fishing village, we will proceed for a real fun – drive through one of the most thrilling sections of Oman's 1,700 KM coastline. Visit the famous Sinkhole, a part of a collapsed mountain filled with sea water then continue driving on the graded road via Fins. Continue your journey and photo stop at TIWI and Wadi Shab. We will continue to Sur, a sea-faring town and a trading port bustling with activity throughout the year. Famed for the fascinating architecture of its old town and shipyards where traditional dhows have been built for centuries at the edge of the bay. Lunch upon arrival in Sur. After a quick tour of Sur, we will continue the coastal road passing through high cliffs and small fishing villages. We will reach at the end of the afternoon the desert of Wahiba Sands – one of the most fascinating and mysterious regions of Oman. We will board 4x4 vehicles and start the adventure in the desert. The vast, ever shifting dunes support an astonishing variety of wildlife and host different kinds of flora and fauna. The quick changing patterns of the dunes are a photographer’s delight. The Wahiba is also home to a few thousand Bedouins, who are known to have inhabited this inhospitable region for at least 7000 years. We will do some dunes bashing as our experienced drivers show their skill on the dune drive which is a thrilling experience. Dinner in the camp with a real desert atmosphere & Overnight in Wahiba Sands.

DAY 8: TUESDAY- WAHIBA SANDS – NIZWA (200KM)
After breakfast, we will enjoy for the last time the desert and its secrets, before we board our 4x4 to return to normal civilization. We will then depart to Wadi Bani Khalid – a lush green valley surrounded by rugged mountains. We will enjoy an incredible view and a chance to capture the scenic beauty with the cameras. We will walk in the wadi to investigate the surrounding area on foot. Departure to NIZWA around noon, we will stop on our way for lunch. After lunch, we will continue to Nizwa, a great city with a great history. On arrival in NIZWA after approximately 2-3 hours, we will start our exploration of Nizwa area by proceeding to the palm groves of Al Hamra. Al Hamra, is also noted for its extraordinary ancient mud houses. We will visit one of oldest house of Sheikh “Bait Al Safa”, which has been restored, decorated and transformed into a lively museum. Check in the hotel. Dinner. Overnight in NIZWA.

DAY 9: WEDNESDAY - NIZWA- MUSCAT– DEPARTURE (250KM)
After breakfast, we will continue the visit of Nizwa. Castles are Oman’s most striking cultural landmarks and together with its towers and city walls, they have historically been used as defensive bastion look-out points. It is estimated that there are over 500 Castles and towers in Oman, our visit today will include a few of them which are more remarkable & striking in their architecture & style. The ancient capital of Oman, Nizwa was a seat of learning and the birthplace of Islam in Oman. The 17th century souq famous for the silver jewelry are the major attraction of Nizwa, not to mention the popular & 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 Lunch in Nizwa before we move on to Bahla famous for its handmade pottery. Bahla is listed in UNESCO world heritage sites & visit Bahla Fort. We will continue to visit the famous Jabreen Castle, 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 & paintings. After the visit, we will proceed to MUSCAT, the Capital. Evening transfer to Muscat Airport for the departure flight.

Pickup Info

Pick up: Gray Line will pick up its customers in most of the major hotels. The pick up time vary between 1 hour to 15 minutes before the start of the tour. We will confirm you one day earlier a precise time by email.

Drop off: After the tour, our vehicle will drop off the passengers back to the hotel.

Please call 24-48 hours ahead of time to receive your pick-up time. Hotel pick-up may be as early as 1 hour prior to tour start time and be ready in your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time provided

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