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Cities and Sand Dunes: Emirates & Oman

United Arab Emirates & Oman in 10 Days, 7 Nights in Destination

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Dive into the luxe urban landscape of Dubai where skyscrapers are abundant before exploring the majestic canyons and deserts of Oman’s diverse scenery.

Trip Highlights

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    Muscat
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    Nizwa
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    Wahiba Sands
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    Dubai

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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  1. Departures available until December 2024

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  3. Solo travelers from + $640

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  • Accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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Accommodation: 7 Nights

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Day 2 to 5

DoubleTree by Hilton Al Barsha

Location

Dubai

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Rating TripAdvisor travelers

The hotels we select comply with our high standards and requirements per category. The allocation is dependent on availability and seasonality, so you can be assigned any of our selection, including the following: Al Khoory Atrium Hotel, Al Khoory Sky Garden Hotel, Donatello Hotel Dubai, DoubleTree Dubai Al Jadaf, Form Hotel Dubai, Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City, Novotel Dubai Al Barsha, Occidental Al Jaddaf, Signature 1 Hotel Barsha Heights, Time Asma

Itinerary

From Dubai’s world-class shopping to Oman’s natural beauty, this journey through the Middle East will leave you in awe. Take advantage of Dubai’s ultra modern culture while venturing into Oman’s hidden gems, including Muscat’s dazzling souks, Sur’s traditional dhow-building yards, Nizwa’s iconic castle and Wahiba Desert’s magnificent dunes.

1st Day: US - Night on board
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Arrive at your US departure airport ready to check-in for a flight to the luxurious city of Dubai*. Night on board.

*If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Arrive in Dubai and transfer to the hotel*. The remainder of the day is free to discover this modern Emirati metropolis at your leisure. We recommend visiting the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world and a symbol of the city of 828 meters and 160 floors. Since its inauguration in 2010, it offers the best views of the desert and the city. Underneath is the largest shopping center in the world, the Dubai Mall where 1200 stores of all kinds are located. A shopping paradise! Overnight stay in Dubai.

*You will have the option to add early check-in on arrival in the next step of the booking process. To guarantee optional services, we recommend that you add them to your current booking, as they are subject to availability.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
DoubleTree by Hilton Al B... or similar

2088 Reviews

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3rd Day: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the morning at your leisure, exploring the old town or sunning yourself on Dubai's idyllic beaches. We recommend an optional excursion to explore the older parts of the city*. At dusk, take an exciting 4x4 excursion to the desert. Pass through camel farms and spectacular desert landscapes, as the sand dunes are illuminated at sunset until arriving at a traditional camp. Here, enjoy a delicious barbeque dinner under the stars with traditional entertainment including Belly Dancing (except during the month of Ramadan), waterpipes and camel rides. Return to the hotel and overnight stay in Dubai.

*Optional Half-Day Classic Dubai Tour: Visit the Bastakia neighbourhood, home to old merchant houses and cafes, and learn about Dubai's history with included entrance to the Dubai Museum. Take a traditional river taxi, known as an 'Abra' across Dubai Creek to the aromatic souks of Old Dubai, filled with stalls selling exotic spices and golden wares. 

Note: this optional excursion operates on Friday afternoons and Monday, Wednesday, and Sunday mornings only.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
DoubleTree by Hilton Al B... or similar

2088 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
4x4 Desert Safari Excursion

Moderate

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Optional
Half-Day Classic Dubai Tour

Moderate

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4th Day: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure, enjoying a shopping spree in Dubai's fabulous malls or relaxing at your leisure on the beach. We recommend an optional tour of the city's modern attractions*. Overnight stay in Dubai

*Optional Half-Day Modern Dubai Tour: Visit the most emblematic sights in the city starting at the Souk Madinat Jumeirah, a traditional arabian bazaar and popular marketplace where you can find typical hand-made crafts. Next, travel to the man-made palm-shaped island of Palm Jumeirah to see the amazing Atlantis Hotel before heading back to the city on the monorail. Afterwards, explore glittering Dubai Marina, a man-made canal city and one of the most sought-after neighbourhoods in Dubai and end the trip in the Burj Khalifa area (entrance not included) and back to the hotel. 

Note: this optional excursion operates on Mondays and Fridays only. You will have the option to be dropped off at the Dubai Mall for some shopping and return to the hotel on your own. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
DoubleTree by Hilton Al B... or similar

2088 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Half-Day Modern Dubai Tour

Moderate

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5th Day: Dubai - Oman
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Today, you will embark on a flight towards Muscat, Oman.* Upon arriving at Muscat airport, you will be met by one of our representatives**. Transfer to your hotel for check-in by air-conditioned vehicle. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure; take this time to acquaint yourself with your new surroundings and enjoy dinner, sampling the delicious local cuisine. Overnight stay in Muscat.

*You will have the option to add late check-out on departure in the next step of the booking process. To guarantee optional services, we recommend that you add them to your booking now, as they are subject to availability.

**Note: Passengers arriving individually will be met and greeted by one of our representatives and will transfer privately to the hotel.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
City Seasons Hotel Muscat... or similar

894 Reviews

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6th Day: Muscat, Oman
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Breakfast at the hotel. Begin your day with a briefing of what to expect from your journey in Oman; this will also be the time to meet your tour guide. Next, embark on a full day guided tour of Muscat. You will hit all the top attractions of the city starting by the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, a culturally significant place of worship for Omani people and then the Opera house, an edifice of grandeur built by the Sultan Qaboos. You will then stop for lunch at a local fish restaurant before visiting Old Muscat. From here, relish the beauty found at the Bait Al Zubair Museum and finish your tour at Muttrah— the main port and commercial center, and explore the colorful historic souk where you are sure to find the perfect souvenir to bring back home. Enjoy dinner at a traditional Omani restaurant. Overnight stay in Muscat.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
City Seasons Hotel Muscat... or similar

894 Reviews

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Activities

included
Full-Day Tour of Muscat - 70km

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7th Day: Muscat - Sur - Wahiba
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Breakfast at the hotel. Get ready for a day full of adventure on a drive that will cruise Oman’s most rip-roaring sections of its 1700 km coastline to get to your final destination of the day: stunning Wahiba Sands. Start your journey visiting the famous Sinkhole, part of a collapsed mountain filled with sea water and then continue on towards Fins, Oman’s magical pebble beach. Next stop is Wadi Shab, a narrow canyon home to crystal clear blue water pools. Lunch in Wadi Shab. From here, you will make your way to Sur, known for its unique architecture and shipyards and get a quick tour of the picturesque port city. Continue the coastal road passing through high cliffs and small fishing villages to reach the desert of Wahiba Sands—arguably Oman’s most visited location. Once here, hop on a 4X4 vehicle and let your desert adventure begin! Drive through the jaw-dropping vastness of the sandy dunes and let our experienced drivers take you on a ride you will never forget! Dinner in the camp and overnight in Wahiba Sands.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Arabian Oryx Deluxe Camp or similar

449 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit Wadi Shab, Sur and Wahiba Sands - 340km

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4x4 Adventure in Wahiba Sands Desert

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8th Day: Wahiba Sands - Nizwa
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Breakfast in the camp. Enjoy your last few moments in the awe-inspiring desert of Wahiba Sands and then hop back on your 4X4 to make your way to the ancient city of Nizwa. Start your drive back by heading towards Wadi Bani Khalid, a lush green valley surrounded by rugged mountains where you can marvel at the magnificence of the incredible views. Stop for lunch and continue your journey towards Nizwa, a historical city with so much to discover. Upon arriving, get to know Nizwa in a full-day tour of the city where you will acquaint yourself with its most important landmarks including the famous 17th century souq and the old city. Later, check-in to your hotel, enjoy dinner and overnight stay in Nizwa.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Al Diyar Hotel or similar

389 Reviews

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Activities

included
Full-Day Tour of Nizwa - 200km

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9th Day: Nizwa - Muscat - Night on Board
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Breakfast at the hotel. The first part of the day will be dedicated to exploring more of historical Nizwa, starting with the charming ancestral village, Birkat Al Mawz, located at the bottom of the green mountain, Jebel Akhdar. From here, you will visit Jabreen Fort and get to know its monumental landmarks such as the Jabreen Castle, built in the 17th century. Then, you will drive back towards Nizwa but not before passing by Jebel Shams, part of the Hajar mountains. Other stops include, small towns of Oman Bahla, the palm groves in Al Hamra to gaze at the intricate Aflaj irrigation system the country is known for. Stop for lunch and transfer to Muscat to make your way to the airport for your departure flight back to the U.S. Night on board. 

10th Day: US
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Arrive in the US and end your trip.

Included activities

Included

4x4 Desert Safari Excursion

Included activity for day 3 in Dubai

Take an exciting 4x4 excursion into the Dubai desert to enjoy an unforgettable barbecue dinner in a traditional Bedouin camp with authentic Bedouin entertainment, belly dancing (except during the month of Ramadan) and traditional music!

Duration 06:00h Approx. Pick up time: 15:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Full-Day Tour of Muscat - 70km

Included activity for day 6 in Muscat

Take part in a full day tour of Muscat where you will get to familiarize yourself with the city’s top attractions including the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, the Opera house, Old Muscat, the Bait Al Zubair Museum and Muttrah.

Duration 09:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

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Visit Wadi Shab, Sur and Wahiba Sands - 340km

Included activity for day 7 in Wahiba Sands

Drive through Oman’s vast coastline and visit all the beauty along the way including: Sinkholes, pebbled beaches, Wadi Shab and Sur before arriving at beautiful Wahiba Sands.

Duration 09:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

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4x4 Adventure in Wahiba Sands Desert

Included activity for day 7 in Wahiba Sands

Embark on an unforgettable 4X4 car ride adventure through the mesmerizing sandy dunes of the Wahiba Sands where our experienced drivers will take you on the drive of your life.

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 17:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
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This activity operates on Monday, Wednesday and Sunday mornings and on Friday afternoons.

Half-Day Classic Dubai Tour

Suggested activity for day 3 in Dubai

Visit the Bastakia neighbourhood, home to old merchant houses and cafes, and learn about Dubai's history at the Dubai Museum. Take a traditional river taxi, known as an 'Abra' across Dubai Creek to the aromatic souks of Old Dubai.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Optional
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This activity operates on Mondays and Fridays only.

Half-Day Modern Dubai Tour

Suggested activity for day 4 in Dubai

Visit Dubai's modern attractions including the Burj Khalifa, Mall of Emirates, Souk Madinat Jumeirah and the Burj Al Arab. Travel to the man-made island of Palm Jumeirah to see the Atlantis Hotel before heading back to the city by monorail.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 13:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Dubai, Muscat - US.
  • Flight: Dubai - Muscat.
  • 7 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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  • 3 breakfasts and 1 dinner in Dubai and 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners in Oman.
  • Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle in Dubai and Oman.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.*
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Deluxe room in Arabian Onyx Camp.
  • 4x4 Excursion in Dubai Desert and Wahiba Sands in Oman.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

Tourist tax in Dubai: 20 AED (6$ approx.) per room per night (paid directly to the hotel).

Oman: Tipping in Oman is optional but it has become part of the culture in the country. The suggested amount is 3 USD per person per day for the guide and 2 USD per person per day for the driver. Please note that it is up to your discretion whether to tip or not. 

Travelers are required to hold a Visa to travel to Oman. You can find more details about visa requirements as well as make an online application in the following website: https://oman-evisa.com/.

*The optional Classic Dubai Tour, available on day 3 of the itinerary, operates on Friday afternoons and Monday, Wednesday and Sunday mornings only. The optional Modern Dubai Tour, available on day 4 of the itinerary, operates on Mondays and Fridays only.

*The order of the visits and times of the activities are subject to change at the destination due to logistical reasons. The planned visits will be carried out in any case. Therefore, we don't recommend booking independent activities until you reach your destination.

  • United Arab Emirates
  • Oman
    • Entry requirements

      Passport with a minimum of six months validity.

    • Visa

      Visa is required, issued on arrival to the country. Free for stays of up to 30 days.

    • Currency

      UAE Dirham.

    • Language

      Arabic.

    • Electricity

      220 V. Adapter required.

    • Health

      There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from the US.

    • Time zone

      UTC + 04:00.

    • Other useful information

      It is advisable to drink bottled water.

    • Tourist Office website

      https://www.government.ae/

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

    Childrens: 2-11 years.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 888-488-0592 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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