Your itinerary will be as below
DAY 1: DUBAI (ARRIVAL)
Meet & Greet at the Dubai International Airport by the Gray Line staff. Arrival transfer by private vehicle to your hotel.
Overnight stay in Dubai.
DAY 2: DUBAI
Breakfast in Hotel. This morning we will start with a Half Day Dubai City Tour with a private guide. It is a great tour to experience the ultimate Dubai, where you will have a chance to discover all that this vibrant metropolis has to offer. Immerse yourselves in this enriching excursion and learn about how a modest fishing village at the Dubai Creek was transformed into a city hub of beautiful skylines and rich culture, through a guided tour with different stops that make up the city's evolution throughout time. The traditional tour will start with the discovery of the Jumeirah area , and the famous Burj Al Arab , a stop at an art center, we will also cross the new Canal , then a visit or stop for a snapshot of the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque of Jumeirah that dates back to the Fatimid rule . We will continue to the historic district of Bastakyia, the magical old town which houses the Dubai Museum, located in the ancient fortress of Al-fahidi, which dates back 200 years. A visit to the Museum of Dubai is included on your own. Next, you will have a chance to cross the creek by boat in authentic "Abras," enjoying the spectacular cityscape while heading towards the District of Deira, which is home to Dubai's biggest spice and gold souks. Here, why not splurge on a golden souvenir, sample exotic spices. The tour will continue with the discovery of the discovery of the Zaabeel area and the rulers of DUBAI palaces. It is lunch time , we propose you to experiment the local Mandi which is a traditional dish originated from Hadhramaut, Yemen consisting mainly of meat and rice with a special blend of Baharat/spices. It is cooked in a pit underground. It's extremely popular and prevalent in this area. Later drop back to the hotel.
In the evening enjoy a Dhow Cruise in the Creekside of Dubai. Cruising down Dubai creek is a novel experience, one which you cannot miss when in Dubai. Imagine yourself on having dinner on a Dhow Cruise with the facinating lights of Dubai creek with Music and Tanura Dance show with a sip of your favorite drink and BBQ buffet dinner.
Overnight stay in Dubai.
DAY 3: DUBAI – ABU DHABI (160 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Departure for a full day private guided 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”. 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 also visit the Al Hosn fort, the ancestral home of the Al Nahyan and the symbolic heart of Abu Dhabi 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. Lunch will be served in a buffet style 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 afternoon will be devoted to drive through the famous giant Saadiyat Island project where Louvre museum is built to complete the image of ABU DHABI as a cultural city. The tour will continue towards to Louvre Museum, the Louvre Abu Dhabi is an art and civilization museum, located on the Cultural District. After the visit , we will transfer to famous Yas Island which houses the FORMULA 1 YAS circuit , the WARNER bros park & 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. Visit a Craft Centre in Abu Dhabi before checking in in your hotel. In the evening, dinner will be in a traditional Emirati style restaurant .
Overnight in Abu Dhabi
DAY 4: ABU DHABI – AL AIN – NIZWA (450 km)
After breakfast, we will start quite early and depart to the oasis city of Al Ain, located on the Hajjar Mountains. Al Ain 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. On arrival ,we will do an orientation tour of the city , we will pass the camel market, the largest in the UAE. Visit of 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 Sheik 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. Pass the Jahili fort, one of the largest castles in Al Ain and best-in-class example of the Islamic military architecture locally. Lunch will be a buffet with great varieties. After the tour of Al Ain, we proceed to the border of Emirates. We will enjoy the scenic drive through the inland of the Sultanate of Oman while heading towards Nizwa. We will cross the border at AL BURAIMI and after the immigration and custom formalities at both the borders, we will proceed to Nizwa. Dinner in Nizwa & overnight in Nizwa.
DAY 5: NIZWA - WAHIBA SANDS (200 km)
After breakfast , before you head for Wahiba, we will do the city tour of Nizwa , Our first stop will be the charming ancestral village of BIRKAT AL MAWZ at the bottom of the GREEN mountain , JEBEL AKHDAR. We will then stop at its famous souk. Nizwa sits on a plain characterized by seasonal rivers and palm plantations. It's known for Nizwa Fort, a castle with a huge cylindrical tower built in the 17th century to defend the city's position on a major trade route. The adjoining marketplace, Nizwa Souk, is lined with handicrafts stalls and silversmiths working in small shops. Nizwa was the ancient capital of OMAN. Highlight of the day is the visit of the possibly most impressing castle in the Sultanate of Oman, the castle of Jabreen. Lunch will be served in a local simple restaurant. If our visit falls on a Friday, we will not miss the Cattle market happening early morning at Nizwa early morning. In the afternoon, we will further move to Wahiba by coach. Our 4x4s will be meeting at the edge of the desert and transfer to the Desert camp. Dinner in the camp & Overnights at the desert Camp.
DAY 6: WAHIBA – SUR – MUSCAT (250 KM)
After breakfast, we will go dune bashing in our 4x4 with our experienced drivers that will show their skill on the dune drive which is a thrilling experience. Then we continue in our bus to Wadi Bani Khalid . We will visit Wadi Bani Khalid – a lush green valley surrounded by rugged mountains. A unique scenery of OMAN , will be able possibly to swim and for sure to trek in that unique décor . We will enjoy an incredible view and a chance to capture the scenic beauty with your camera. Lunch will be served in WADI BANI KHALID in a simple place , before we continue to Sur which is 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, we will do a quick orientation of the city We will then continue our route to Muscat through the Omani mountains and wadis. We will pass by Wadi Shab , The famous Sinkhole where we will stop before reaching our destination. Drop off in your hotel in Muscat. Dinner in hotel & Overnight in Muscat
DAY 7: MUSCAT (DEPARTURE)
Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out from hotel. We will visit MUSCAT.Drive through the beautiful embassy quarter, visit the 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 , we will continue exploring the different areas of the city .Lunch will be served in the city. After lunch, we will visit the famous Royal OPERA house of Muscat , a music sanctuary created recently by Sultan Qaboos . Afterwards 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. It’s carved doors opens up into a fortress style reception. The museum includes traditional Omani weaponry, jeweler, 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 centre, 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…Dinner at a traditional oriental restaurant , where the smells of grilled meats and of burned apples and roses going out from the “shi-shas” will only confirm the relaxing atmosphere that the OMANI people .Enjoy a true experience before our last call to the airport .
Transfer to Muscat Int’l Airport for a flight for onward or return destination
Your Hotel accommodation planned for this trip
Below hotels will be will booked for this package
* Dubai: HILTON GARDEN INN 4*
This modern and trendy 4-star boutique hotel in Al Barsha is strategically located in the most progressive area of Dubai’s city centre. The hotel is in close proximity to Sheikh Zayed Road, a 5-minute away from Mall of the Emirates and a 2-minute walk from Sharaf DG metro station. Dubai Marina, JBR, Madinat Jumeirah and Jumeirah Beach are just a short drive away from the hotel.
* Abu Dhabi (City): 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.
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.
Muscat: City Seasons 4*
City Seasons Hotel Muscat redefines the business hotel category in Muscat, combining unparalleled luxury with contemporary elegance and comfort.
Set in a modern building with a crenellated roof and a portico, this relaxed hotel is 5 km from the 17th-century Nizwa Fort and 15 km from Ostrich Park.