The Treasures of the Arabian Gulf
Tour Highlights & Inclusives:
- 10 nights accommodation in selected hotels
- Half board (except 1 and last day)
- Meet & Greet at the airport
- Transfers airport-hotel-airport
- Transportation in modern coaches or cars (depending on group size) with A/C
- Day 3 and 4 transportation in 4×4 with A/C
- Experienced tour guide or driver guide (depending on group size)
- All entrance fees for excursions shown in the itinerary
- Visa fees for Oman
- Local taxes
Day 1: Abu Dhabi
Arrival at Abu Dhabi airport. Meet & Greet by our representative. After you pick up your luggage, transfer to your hotel by an air conditioned car of coach. Overnight in Abu Dhabi.
Day 2: Abu Dhabi
Breakfast at your hotel. Afterwards you will join city tour of Abu Dhabi, the largest and the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. The name Abu Dhabi means: “Father of the Gazelle”. On a city tour of the modern metropolis of Abu Dhabi you will visit the women’s handicraft centre where you can admire the women’s handiwork while producing the traditional goods. Next stop will be at the oldest building in town, the palace of Al-Husn. You will enjoy a breathtaking view, while having your buffet-lunch at an observation restaurant high above the city. In an exhibition you will get later on introduced to the history of the Black Gold in the region. The tour continues along the Corniche, the coastal road, where you stop at a traditional dhow yard. Here you can discover how the wooden Aravian dhows are built and repaired. In the afternoon you will join a tea ceremony in the famous Emirates Palace hotel, which was built with an investment of 1 billion USD in 2005. Overnight in Abu Dhabi
Day 3: Abu Dhabi- Liwa(200 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will join another off-road experience into the sandy desert. You will drive towards the oasis town of Liwa in the south of the Emirates. On your way you will use small unpaved roads, only accessible by 4×4 vehicles. Unique landscapes and unadulterated pure nature will take you into another world. On your way, you will enjoy an outdoor picnic lunch at the sandy dunes. After an exciting day, you will check-in at your hotel in the evening. Overnight in Liwa.
Day 4: Liwa – Al Ain (330 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Then departure by 4×4 vehicles to the oasis city of Al Ain, located submontane of the Hajar Mountains. You will visit the largest camel market of the region and you will stop at the national museum of Al Ain, where you will learn everything about the history of this region. Afterwards you will visit the ancient Buraiml-fortress with the adjacent oasis. Here you will be amazed at the ingenious irrigation system named Falaj, which was used by the native Bedouins since hundreds of years. Lunch in a local restaurant. After the meal you will have time to discover the local souks of the town. Overnight in Al Ain.
Day 5: Al Ain – Masfi – Khor Fakkan – Fujairah(300 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Than you will head forward through picturesque landscapes with sandy deserts and mountains to the East coast of the Emirates, located on the Guld of Oman. Drive through the small oasis towns of Dhaid and Masafi, situated in an agricultural region where fruits and vegetables are cultivated. Than you will visit the local “Friday Market” close to Khor Fakkan followed by a tour of the city of Fujairah. Afterwards you will stop at the oldest mosque of the Emirates, close to Dibba. Later on check in at your beach resort. Traditional dinner with Arabian entertainment and overnight in Fujairah.
Day 6: Fujairah
Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy a whole day at the beach with the warm water of the Gulf of Oman. You may book an optional snorkeling and diving excursion. The waters in front of the Fujairah coastline are one of the most well-known diving and snorkeling areas of the world. Discover the underwater world with a unique and fascinating flora and fauna. In the afternoon return to your hotel. Enjoy a beach BBQ with fish and shish kebab. Overnight in Fujairah
Day 7: Fujairah – Ras al Khaimah – Musandam(190 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Today you leave Fujairah and you will drive through the impressing landscape of the coastal mountains and via Ras al Khaimah to the peninsula of the <usandam, which belongs to the Sultanate of Oman. After you cross the border you drive along the coastline on a winding and scenic road to the city of Khasab, located at the end of a huge fjord. On your way you will find lot of places for unique pictures. Dinner at the hotel and overnight in Khasab.
Day 8: Musandam – Ras al Khaimah (90 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy a our on board of a traditional Arabian Dhow through the cliffy fjord of Musandam. Lonely beaches and arduous rocks will give you an idea, why the locals used this region to hide their ships during invasions and wars in former times. Traditional Arabic lunch on board. After lunch you will leave the Sultanate of Oman and you will arrive again in Ras al Khaimah. After a short city tour you will check in at your beautiful beach resort. Overnight in Ras al Khaimah
Day 9: Ras al Khaimah – Umm al Quwain – Ajman – Sharjah (90 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Then you will visit the forsaken town of Al Hamra close to the Arabian Gulf. You will drive through the smaller Emirates Umm al Quwain and Ajman. The tour continues to the city of Sharjah, well known as “cultural capital of the Emirates”. You will see the Pearl Monument and discover the restored old town. You will visit the historic fortress of Al-Hisn and the unique King Faisal mosque. One of today’s highlights is the exciting Blue Souk, where more than 600 local traders offer their goods. Dinner and overnight in Sharjah.
Day 10: Sharjah – Dubai (25 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Afterwards you will have the opportunity to discover the spectacular and lively metropolis of Dubai during a city tour. 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 will visit the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque of Jumeirah, which is also open to non-Muslim visitors. After this experience you will continue on 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 Al0Fahidi. Another highlight will follow: you will use local water taxis, called Abras to cross the Dubai Creek. Enjoy the spectacular view of the city while heading downwards 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. Afterwards return to your hotel. Than you will leave to the Mall of Emirates where you will experience the unique “Ski Dubai” skiing area in the desert. Later in the evening you will join a dinner at the famous Madinat Jumeirah, where you will enjoy the nightly lighted atmosphere. While dreaming you will enjoy a romantic dinner. Afterwards transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Dubai.
Day 11: Dubai
Breakfast at your hotel. This day is at your disposal. Stroll through downtown of visit one of the shopping malls to get your souvenir. Depending on your departure time, during the day transfer to Dubai airport. Departure.
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