Explore the city of Dubai where you can experience both the modern city life and the ancient culture. You will be able to experience the glamorous metropolis and explore the old town district. You will also be able to explore many other cities in the UAE such as Al Ain which is located in the Hajjar Mountains and is one of the most important cultural places in Al Ain city. You will be transferred to the picturesque city of Muscat with the famous “heritage village.” Many more adventures await you on this 12 day journey through the UEA fjords, mountains, and seas.
Dubai is one of the most wonderful places to visit, do not miss this opportunity to embark on this adventure.
Arrival at Dubai airport. Meet & Greet by our representative. Transfer to your hotel by air conditioned vehicle. Check in & Overnight in Dubai. Dinner on your own.
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.
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. Will pass through the old city or what we consider OLD today and pass by the oldest building in town, the palace of Al-Husn (closed for renovation, in process of opening). 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 LOUVRE museum and GUGGENHEIM museums are being built to complete the image of ABU DHABI as a cultural city. Lunch in the city. In the afternoon, 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.
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
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. Picnic Lunch. Check in to Muscat Hotel & Dinner at Hotel. Overnight stay at Muscat.
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.
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 4×4 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.
After breakfast, we will enjoy for the last time the desert and its secrets, before we board our 4×4 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.
After breakfast, we will continue the visit of Nisswa. 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 bastion look-out points. It is estimated that there are over 500 forts, 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 Round fort and the 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 (photo stop). 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.
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
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 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES – 2018 Prices valid till November 2018 22 Emirates”. We will visit the Sharjah’s Museum of Islamic Civilization, the first of its kind in the UAE. Opened in 1987 as the Souq alMajarrah and 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
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.
- 4 night accommodation in Dubai
- 3 night accommodation in Muscat
- 1 night accommodation in Abu Dhabi
- 1 night accommodation in Khassab
- 1 night accommodation in Nizwa
- 1 night accommodation in Wahiba Sands
- 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, and 10 dinners
- Full time guide Assistance
- Airport arrival and departure transfer
- Full day tour of Muscat
- Visit of Sur & Wahiba Sands
- Transfer to Wahiba Desert by 4×4 Jeeps
- Full day tour of Nizwa
- Dubai City Tour
- Abu Dhabi City Tour
- Full day Muscat city tour
- Muscat to Khassab by FERRY
- Panoramic Ras al khaima & Sharjah tour
- Services of Sunny Land local reps
- SLT guaranteed tour performance warranty
- SLT $1 Million Insurance Protection Plan
- International airfare
- Visas ($55USD for most nationalities check with the Embassy)
- Tips and other items of a personal nature
The governments of UAE & Oman announced that a 5% value added tax (VAT) will be implemented at the beginning of 2018, in a move to diversify revenues amid plunging oil prices. Levying VAT is the outcome of joint efforts between all GCC states.
Thet 5% VAT will apply on all rates and services in the tourism sector.
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Abu Dhabi – Arabian Nights 4 Stars
In the heart of the Abu Dhabi desert, nestled in the dunes, where a one-of-a-kind village will bring you the most authentic and memorable Emirati cultural experience. Arabian Nights Village is an integral part of any visit to Abu Dhabi and a must-see for intrepid travellers, family visitors and UAE residents.
Dubai – Movenpick 5 Stars
There are plenty of accomodation options when you stay at the 5-star Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai. Each of the 256 rooms and suites have been carefully designed to provide a homely and comfortable environment.
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Desert Safari $70 USD PP
Traveling across the deserts of Dubai in a 4×4 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. In the evening enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner with entertainment.
Dhow Dinner Cruise $60 USD PPA 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.
FD Abu Dhabi tour with lunch $100 USD PP
Abu Dhabi is the Capital of the UAE, and the largest of the seven Emirates, constituting over 85% of the nation’s total land area.
This comprehensive tour is the ideal introduction to the UAE capital and the island on which it stands. Departing early morning, we include a visit to the fishing harbor and the dhow yard, where these sturdy vessels are still built in the traditional way, before continuing 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.
In this city of dramatic contrasts, we look at the ancient, renovated Al Husn Fort and the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation. From here we drive along the spectacular Corniche, the beautiful Volcano Fountain, 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.
Burj Khalifa Visit $90 USD PP
Burj Khalifa is at the heart of Dubai and its people; the centre for the World?s finest shopping, dining and entertainment. Starting the tour at Dubai Mall, the largest in the region, we walk past the Dubai Aquarium and on to Souk Al Bahar, a modern mall themed as a traditional Arabian marketplace, located within the Burj Khalifa development. The highest point of Burj Khaleefa experience is the view from At The Top, Burj Khalifa’s Observation Desk. Located on level 124 of the World?s tallest tower, this observatory is destined to be the highlight of any visit to the middle east. The journey begins in the lower ground level of The Dubai Mall. Throughout the journey to the top, visitors are entertained by a multi-media presentation of the exotic history of Dubai and the marvel of Burj Khalifa. A standard visit to At the Top lasts approximately 45 to 60 minutes, allowing ample time for you to relax and enjoy the Dubai skyline at your leisure. (Note: Time of operation is subject to availability of tickets)
Al Ain Oasis Excursion $100 USD PP TUESDAY OR THURSDAY ONLY
The road from Abu Dhabi takes you through rolling desert before reaching Al Ain, dramatically situated at 100 Km from Abu Dhabi, against the mountain backdrop of the 1300-metre-high Jebel Hafit. For thousands of years the oasis of Al Ain has been an important caravan stop on the ancient trade routes across Arabia. Our first visit will be to the museum with interesting displays depicting local traditions, culture and the Bedouin lifestyle, as well as exhibits from the 2,500-year-old Mesopotamian burial site nearby.The tour continues to the camel market and then on to Mahda Oasis to see the 2,000-year-old Falaj system feeding the date gardens. We stop for lunch, before continuing to Al Ain Palace Museum, the old residential complex of the late Sheikh Zayed, and then return to Abu Dhabi.
Please be informed that airlines operating in and out of UAE have recently received a directive from the General Directorate and Foreign Affairs with regards to new regulatory requirement on all minors children under 18 years old travelling to the UAE effective 1 June 2018.
All children and minors under18 Years of age must fulfill the following to be permitted entry to the UAE.
If travelling with a parent /guardian with a different surname, they shall have a document available to prove their relationship,
e.g. copy of birth certificate indicating the parents names or a similar document including the guardians name.
If travelling with other adult 18 years old or above an authorization letter signed by the parents or guardian is required. A copy of the document proving the relationship of the minor and the parents / guardian whose name/s appear on the authorization letter should be attached.
The authorization letter needs to include the following details
- passenger and his/her flight detai1s
- Contact Number and address of the passenger in UAE
- Name of parents/ guardian and their signatures/s
- Contact number and address of parent / guardian at the originating country.