The Best Trip to Oman and Dubai

12 Days
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$2825
Explore Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the beauty of Oman in 11 days. See the marvels of modern Dubai and also explore Muscat and the desert cities and oases of Oman.
Tour Highlights

Trip type : Private Guided Tours

Trip runs : Every Day

DAY 1: ABU DHABI or DUBAI (ARRIVAL)

Arrive in the Emirates at Abu Dhabi or Dubai International Airports. A Memphis Tours representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Check in and spend the rest of the day relaxing and recovering from your trip.
Meals: Welcome drink

DAY 2: ABU DHABI (70 km)

Have breakfast at your hotel because your guide meets you to take you on a tour of Abu Dhabi, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates. First, you will visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, which is one of the largest religious spaces in the world. Then you will continue to downtown Abu Dhabi, passing through the historic Old City and Al-Husn Palace. At Heritage Village you will visit a museum to learn about traditional life in the Emirates before the discovery of oil and their rapid development over the past several decades. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will take a drive down the Abu Dhabi Corniche, giving you a great view of the city, its skyline, and a Persian Gulf. You will have the option of stopping for tea at the Emirates Palace Hotel before continuing to Saadiyat Island where Abu Dhabi’s Louvre and Guggenheim museums are under construction. The last stop on your tour will be the Yas Island Formula 1 Racing Park and the Ferrari Theme Park. After touring the museum there you will head to dinner at a traditional Arab restaurant before your guide returns you to your hotel for the evening.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: ABU DHABI - AL AIN (150 km)

After breakfast, depart for the oasis city of Al Ain in the Hajjar Mountains. Al Ain is one of the oldest cities in the UAE. For thousands of years the oasis of Al Ain was an important caravan stop on the trade routes across Arabia. You will visit the camel market, the largest in the UAE, and Al Ain Palace. The Palace is also the birthplace of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Next you will visit of the Jahili fort. After lunch, you will continue to the National Museum of Al Ain. In the afternoon, visit the Hilli Gardens, which are the site of an archeological excavations from the third millennium B.C. Afterward you will check into your hotel in Al Ain for the dinner and overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4:AL AIN – JABREEN – BAHLA -NIZWA (385 km)

After breakfast you will be transferred to the Omani border and after entering the Sultanate of Oman, you will drive toward Nizwa. A simple picnic lunch will be arranged en route. Nizwa was the medieval capital of Oman and retains its charm as an enduring reminder of traditional Oman. On the way you will also visit to the fortress of Jabreen, which dates back to 1670. It is considered by many to be the most impressive of all the forts in Oman. After a tour, you will also stop by the fortress of Bahla, which is now under renovation by the UNESCO. Continue to the palm groves at Al Hamra and then stop in the village of Misfah for a traditional Omani lunch. After lunch you will arrive in Nizwa to visit the 17th century round tower fort and the bustling souk known for its silver and copper handicrafts. You will stay overnight in a hotel in Nizwa.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: NIZWA - WAHIBA SANDS (200 km)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before setting off for the dunes of Wahiba. Along the way you will make several stops, including in the village of Mudairib and in Wadi Bani Khaled. Mudairib is a charming village where much of the traditional Omani architecture still stands. Wadi Bani Khaled is a beautiful valley oasis surrounded by rocky mountains. You will have a chance to explore the area on foot and relax next to the springs that feed this beautiful valley. After a simple lunch in a local restaurant, you will continue to Al Wasil on the edge of Wahiba Sands to camp overnight. Wahiba is still home to several thousand bedouin, who have lived in this desert region for thousands of years. Famous for their hospitality, they will host you at the campsite and show you a bit about their way of life. Omani coffee, fresh fruits and water will greet you on arrival and then you will be taken out onto the towering dunes in a 4x4. At night we will enjoy a moonlight dinner at the camp under the stars and spend the night.
*During the WINTER (from 01 OCT until 30 APRIL) the overnight will be in Wahiba Sands
*During the SUMMER (from 01 MAY until 30 SEP) the overnight will be in Sur due to closure of campsite in Wahiba
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: WAHIBA – SUR - MUSCAT (400)

After breakfast in camp, you will set out for the seaside village of Sur, which is full of activity from the port and the fishermen that live there. On the way you will stop at Jaalan Bani abu Hassan Castle. Arriving in Sur you will be able to admire this traditional fishing village, as well as the shipyard where traditional dhows (Omani fishing boats) are still built. After lunch in Sur, you will continue along the coast to Qalhat, which is one of the oldest towns in Oman. Qalhat served as an important stop in the Indian Ocean trade network and was also the second city of the Kingdom of Ormus. Artifacts from as far away as Persia and China were found here. From Qalhat your guide will take you to the Bimah Sinkhole for a swim and beautiful Fins Beach. you will have a simple picnic lunch somewhere along the road. Finally you will stop in the fishing village of Quriyat before reaching Muscat where you will have the evening to relax in your hotel.  
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7: MUSCAT (70 km)

After breakfast you will begin a tour of the city. The first stop will be the beautiful Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. From the Mosque, proceed to the old city of Muscat, the Bait Baranda Museum, which showcases the history of Muscat, and the Muttrah souk. The souk offers a wide range of goods, especially typical Omani souvenirs like Frankincense, Omani daggers (Khanjar), beautiful silver handicrafts and scarves. Next, continue to the Bait Al Zubair Museum. The museum is a small house that has been converted to display archeological discoveries and traditional Omani artifacts, such as national dress and jewelry. The museum also displays an exhibit of old pictures of Muscat before the renaissance that started with the reign of Sultan Qaboos in 1970. Finally, proceed to the Sultan’s Palace and the twin forts of Mirani and Jalali, which were built by the Portuguese during the 16th century when they ruled the coastal city of Oman. Finally, you will have dinner at a traditional Omani before returning to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8: MUSCAT to MUSSANDAM (KHASAB) By Flight

You will relax for the morning at your hotel before checking out round 12:00 to catch your flight from Muscat to Khasab. Khasab was built by the Portuguese at the beginning of the 17th century when their navy controlled the region as a supply point for Portuguese ships sailing through the Strait of Hormuz. After arriving and passing through the immigration checkpoint, our representative will meet you and take you to your hotel. Enjoy lunch in the hotel before setting out around 15:00 in a 4x4 to Jebel Harim, the highest mountain in the Musandam Peninsula. On the way you will visit the Sayh Plateau and enjoy a spectacular views. On the way back you will pass the Khor Najid for a magnificent view over the fjord and the Gulf of Oman. At the end of our tour we will visit a the natural area of Birkat al-Khaldiyah, which is filled with acacia trees. You will return to your hotel for dinner and to stay overnight in Khasab.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Note : This tour is suitable, only if clients are eligible to get visa for UAE & Oman upon arrival. If not, visit to Khasab will be amended and revised rates would be applicable

DAY 09: KHASAB - DUBAI (250 km)

After breakfast you will check out of the hotel and head to the harbour to board a traditional dhow to spend the day on the water exploring the spectacular ‘fjords of Musandam’. You will see villages dotted along the beautiful coastline and you will have the chance to see humpback dolphins playing around the boat. The dhow will anchor in a suitable place, where you can swim and snorkel and a lunch buffet will be served. Around 15:00 the boat will head back to the harbor and you will drive on toward the UAE border and finally to Dubai. You will have dinner in your hotel in Dubai and stay overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
N.B: Musandam Cruise is subject to weather conditions & clients should carry their passport during the cruise

DAY 10: DUBAI (70 km)

After breakfast you will begin a tour of Dubai. Dubai, developed from a small fishing village before oil was discovered into the metropolis that stands there today with towering skyscrapers and glamorous shopping malls. You will visit the Grand Mosque of Jumeirah and then stop by the Burj al Arab hotel to take pictures before continuing down the corniche through the Jumeirah Beach area. You will also stop near the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.  Photo stop of Burj Al Arab hotel. Photo stop of the Atlantis hotel located at crescent of Palm Jumeirah. The tour will then take you to Bastakyia, the old district of Dubai, to visit the Dubai museum in the ancient fortress of Al-Fahidi to learn about traditional life in the emirate. Then you will take a water taxi down Dubai Creek towards the district of Deira and the Spice and Gold Souks. Enjoy lunch in town before continuing to the Mall of the Emirates where you will have free time to go shopping. Dinner will around the musical fountains of the mall. Before dinner, you will have the option of going to the top of the Burj Khalifa. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner

DAY 11: DUBAI

Enjoy a morning of leisure in your hotel. In the afternoon you will be taken into the desert outside the city in a 4x4 vehicle. Your driver will take you speeding through the dunes for a ride that is full of excitement before you finally reach a camp in the desert. After watching the sunset over the dunes, you will be served a barbecue dinner prepared on the open fire. There will also be entertainment with belly dancing and Arabic music. After the show, you will be taken back to the city and returned to your hotel for the evening.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12: DUBAI (DEPARTURE)

Breakfast at your hotel you will check out and you will be taken to either Abu Dhabi or Dubai Airport to fly home.
Meals: Breakfast
What's Included:
  • Meet and greet service by our drivers at airports
  • All transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Abu Dhabi including breakfast 
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Al Ain including breakfast & dinner
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Nizwa including breakfast  & dinner
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Wahiba camping including breakfast & dinner
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Muscat (2 with breakfast and dinner, 1 with breakfast only)
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Khasab on full board basis
  • Accommodation for 3 night in Dubai (1 with breakfast and dinner, 2 with breakfast only)
  • All sightseeing private tours as mentioned in the above itinerary
  • 4x4 Safari at Wahiba Sands & Dubai Safari Tour
  • English speaking driver during the tours
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All service charges and taxes
What's Excluded:
  • International Airfare
  • Domestic flight from Muscat to Khasab 
  • Entry visa to Emirates & Sultanate Oman 
  • Personal spendings
  • Optional activities
  • Tipping
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Prices per Person
Accommodation Plan A: 3* Hotels
  • - Abu Dhabi: Centro Manhal
  • - Al Ain : Ayala Hotel
  • - Nizwa: Falaj Daris Hotel
  • - Wahiba: Arabian Oryx Camp
  • - Muscat: Tulip Inn Hotel
  • - Khasab: Essra Hotel Apartment
  • - Dubai: Grandeur Hotel
 May 15- Aug 31Sept- May 14
2-3 $ 5570 $ 5750
4-5 $ 3590 $ 3775
6-7 2835 $ 3019
Single Supp $ 595 $ 595
Accommodation Plan B: 4* Hotels
  • - Abu Dhabi: Cristal Hotel
  • - Al Ain: Danat Al Ain Hotel
  • - Nizwa: Golden Tulip Hot
  • - Wahiba: 1000 nights Camp
  • - Muscat: Best Western Premier
  • - Khasab: Golden Tulip Hotel
  • - Dubai: Towers Rotana Hotel
 May 15- Aug 31Sept- May 14
2-3 $ 5895 $ 6120
4-5 $ 3895 $ 4120
6-7 $ 3145 $ 3345
Single Supp $ 855 $ 855
Prices per Person
Accommodation Plan A: 3* Hotels
  • - Abu Dhabi: Centro Manhal
  • - Al Ain : Ayala Hotel
  • - Nizwa: Falaj Daris Hotel
  • - Wahiba: Arabian Oryx Camp
  • - Muscat: Tulip Inn Hotel
  • - Khasab: Essra Hotel Apartment
  • - Dubai: Grandeur Hotel
 May 15- Aug 31Sept- May 14
2-3 $ 5570 $ 5750
4-5 $ 3590 $ 3775
6-7 2835 $ 3019
Single Supp $ 595 $ 595
Accommodation Plan B: 4* Hotels
  • - Abu Dhabi: Cristal Hotel
  • - Al Ain: Danat Al Ain Hotel
  • - Nizwa: Golden Tulip Hot
  • - Wahiba: 1000 nights Camp
  • - Muscat: Best Western Premier
  • - Khasab: Golden Tulip Hotel
  • - Dubai: Towers Rotana Hotel
 May 15- Aug 31Sept- May 14
2-3 $ 5895 $ 6120
4-5 $ 3895 $ 4120
6-7 $ 3145 $ 3345
Single Supp $ 855 $ 855

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