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ESCORTED TOUR - OMAN & UAE: From Muscat to Dubai - 9 days / 8 nights

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OMAN & UAE TOUR : From Muscat to Dubai - 8 nights 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…

OMAN & UAE TOUR : From Muscat to Dubai - 8 nights Inclusions

  • Departures on Saturdays
  • Meet & Greet at Airport & arrival and departure transfers
  • Transportation by deluxe air conditioned vehicle as per itinerary
  • Full time guide assisting clients from arrival to departure
  • Accommodation in 4 stars category hotel
  • 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…

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:
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.

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.

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. The sitting of the camp in the wilderness of the desert emphasize the beauty of the virgin golden sand dunes surrounding it. You will be welcome with warmth and kindness of Omani Hospitality. The delicious Arabic Cuisine splendor & attentive service along with live entertainment and Camp Fire under the roof of starry skies you will have ever charming experience once in a life time.

Khasab: Atana Hotel 4*
Managed by Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN), Atana Khasab is perched on a rock face, this 4-star resort offers panoramic views of the spectacular Musandam shoreline. Located in one of the best spots in the Sultanate, the Atana Khasab reflects the spirit of the country, and features state of the art facilities and services that will cater to all your needs. Our spacious, warmly decorated rooms are all fitted with private balconies. Each room has a satellite flat-screen TV, coffeemaker and minibar. The bathroom includes bathrobes and luxury amenities.

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.

DAY 1: SATURDAY – MUSCAT - ARRIVAL
Arrival at Muscat International airport, after visa (55$ payable on arrival for most nationalities) and immigration formalities our representative will meet and escort the guests to waiting air-conditioned vehicle for transfer to hotel. Overnight in Muscat. Dinner is free.

DAY 2: 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 3: 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 4: 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 5: WEDNESDAY - NIZWA- MUSCAT (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. Dinner at Hotel. Overnight in Muscat

DAY 06: THURSDAY -MUSCAT to KHASSAB (BY FERRY) [300 km] Should be Thursday, based on present ferry schedule
Breakfast at the hotel. This day is unique depending on Ferry schedule, we will check-out from hotel before 12:00 (noon). Lunch will be in the city or on boars. Then will transfer to the port, where the Ferry starts from Muscat. Check in on board (National Ferries). You will enjoy a wonderful and unique journey approaching Musandam by the sea Approximately 6 hours’ journey to Khasab. Khasab is a city in an exclave of Oman. It is the local capital of the Musandam peninsula. Khasab is located 500 kilometers from Muscat and is dubbed the "Norway of Arabia” The Portuguese built Khasab at the beginning of the 17th century at the height of their naval presence in the region. The natural harbor gave shelter from tough seas. Unlike many forts, which were built on high ground for defensive purposes, Khasab was designed as a supply point for dates and water for Portuguese ships sailing through the strait. Today, Khasab is protected from floods by three large dams. Arrival at Khasab ferry port, after visa and immigration formalities our guide will assist you to transfer to the hotel. Dinner at Hotel & Overnight in Khasab
Note : As of now a maximum of 37 Kilos is allowed as luggage allowance for the Ferry

DAY 07: FRIDAY -KHASAB – RAS AL KHAIMAH – SHARJAH – DUBAI (250KM)
Breakfast at the hotel. After a short visit of Khasab, we will proceed to the Emirates. After border formalities, we will reach first Ras Al Khaimah, the northern most of the 7 Emirates, after an orientation tour, we will continue via the smaller Emirates of Umm al Quwain and Ajman. We will then proceed to Sharjah. Lunch en route followed by a city tour of Sharjah, well known as “cultural capital of the Emirates”. We will pass by the Souq al-Majarrah opned in 1987 that quickly became a popular landmark. Its most outstanding feature is its majestic, gilt central dome, decorated on the inside with an intricate mosaic depicting the night sky and the signs of the zodiac. Stop at the famous Souk Al Arsa, the oldest souk in the UAE. One of today’s highlights is the exciting Blue Souk, where more than 600 local traders offer their goods. Drive along the spectacular Corniche then transfer to your hotel in Dubai. Check in. Dinner & Overnight in Dubai

DAY 08: SATURDAY- DUBAI [70 km]
Breakfast at your hotel. Departure to discover the spectacular and lively metropolis of Dubai. Dubai, 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. On your way, you photo stop of the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque of Jumeirah. Photo stop of Burj Al Arab hotel. Photo stop of the Atlantis hotel located at crescent of Palm Jumeirah. Pass by the new residential area of Jumeirah Beach. Pass by the region of DUBAI Mall and Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower and the centerpiece of the Gulf region's most prestigious urban development to date. Burj Khalifa will radiate out in a series of ellipses from the sky breaking tower encompassing residential, commercial, hotel, entertainment and the world's largest shopping mall. Then you will continue to 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. Lunch will be served in Dubai Mall, and will spend the afternoon to discover that magical mall enjoy a unique show and a marvelous meal. It is a mankind creation, but it is unique. Visit Craft Center Dubai included. Dinner in the city. Overnight in Dubai.

DAY 09: SUNDAY- DUBAI – DEPARTURE
Breakfast at your hotel. Morning at leisure. Check out time is 12h00 (noon). Depending on your departure time, you will be transferred to DUBAI airport.

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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