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2025 Oman & the Emirates: The Sands of Time

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Tour Itinerary

Celebrate the rich tapestry of history, culture andinnovation that lies at the cornerstones of Omanand the United Arab Emirates, two nations boastingboth ultra-modern metropolises and timelesstraditions that take you on a journey back in time.

Countries Visited

Oman , United Arab Emirates

Cities Visited

Abu Dhabi , Dubai , Muscat

  1. Day 1
    Muscat, Oman
    Arrive in Muscat, where you are met and transferred to yourhotel.Hotel: The Chedi Muscat  
  2. Day 2
    Begin your exploration of Muscat at the Grand Mosque,a contemporary architectural marvel showcasing anenduring tradition of regional artistry and craftsmanship.Explore the basic tenets of Islam with a local scholar inthe mosque'''s main prayer room, a vast space adorned withintricate chandeliers and handwoven carpets. Continueyour exploration of Muscat'''s fascinating fusion of old andnew at the Royal Opera House Muscat. Constructed by thesame team responsible for the Grand Mosque, it embodiesa similar synergy of contemporary construction and time-honoredtradition. Afterward, visit the National Museum. Housed in the heart of Old Muscat, it features artifactsdepicting Oman'''s cultural and historical heritage. Stop at theAl Alam Palace before lunch, and then return to your hotelfor an afternoon at leisure, followed by a welcome dinner.Hotel: The Chedi Muscat  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Continue to discover the splendors of Muscat, starting inthe historic port city'''s Muttrah Souk, a traditional Omanimarket filled with frankincense, silver handicrafts and goldjewelry. Next, head to the local market with a chef whoassists you in selecting ingredients for your interactive Chef '''sTable experience. Learn about Omani dishes and share yourlunch with local students, on this A&K-exclusive experience.After leisure time at your hotel, embark on a sunset dhow(traditional fishing boat) cruise exploring the city'''s portand coast beyond, taking in an iconic seascape traversedby sailors for centuries. Pause in a scenic cove for a photoopportunity set against a spectacular backdrop.Hotel: The Chedi Muscat  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  4. Day 4
    Wahiba Sands
    Follow the coast to Sur, passing through the village of Quriyat. Stop at a dhow factory before proceeding to theundulating red and white dunes of Wahiba Sands, noting thevillages that cling to the slopes of the rugged mountainsideen route. Upon reaching camp, set out to discover theboundless dunes by 4x4 vehicle, and then continue into thedesert sunset, riding camelback, to enjoy a Scenic Sundowner.Tonight'''s barbecue dinner, accompanied by a local oud (lute)player, is set beneath the desert stars.Hotel: Desert Nights Camp  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Jabal Al Akhdar
    This morning, visit Wadi Bani Khalid, distinguished bythe caves scattered around its corners. Continue exploringthe region with a visit to Jabrin Castle, the finest survivingexample of Oman'''s 17th-century fortresses. This formerbastion of astrology, medicine and Islamic law showcaseselegantly painted ceilings, intricate woodcarvings and otherperiod details. After lunch, continue through the Al Hajarmountain range. Perched some 6,600 feet above sea level,your vantage on a ridge of Jabal Al Akhdar (the GreenMountain) affords commanding views of the rugged canyons below. Check in to your accommodations, a melding oftraditional Omani construction techniques, local stones andcontemporary architecture.Hotel: Alila Jabal Akhdar  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Jabal Al Akhdar
    Rise early this morning to visit the 17th-century tradingenclave of Nizwa, where you witness the weekly livestockmarket for an authentic immersion in a cherished Bedouintradition. Pass through the city'''s arched gateway to exploreits iconic fort, bustling souk, fascinating silversmith shopsand deeply rooted Islamic traditions. After lunch, thebalance of the afternoon is at leisure.Hotel: Alila Jabal Akhdar  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Jabal Al Akhdar/Dubai, UAE
    This morning, you may wish to enjoy a short walk around thevillages of Saiq, Wadi Bani Habib and Al Ain, overlookinga spectacular landscape of dramatic peaks, gorges, andwadis and where rose water is distilled in the homes of thevillagers. After lunch, travel overland to Muscat and fly toDubai, where you check in to your luxury accommodations.Hotel: One&Only One Zaabeel  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  8. Day 8
    Abu Dhabi
    Travel to Abu Dhabi, one of the wealthiest and most moderncity-states in the world, renowned for its stunning cityscapes,and contributions to contemporary art and culture. Beginyour exploration of the city at the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospitaland Museum, gaining insight into this fascinating bird ofprey and its integral role in the Emirati'''s heritage. Visit themagnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, widely renownedas Abu Dhabi'''s crowning jewel. The mosque accommodatesthe world'''s largest Persian carpet and some 41,000worshipers. Take in the majesty of this vast architecturalmarvel and learn about its vital role in local culture andIslamic traditions. Continue to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, thelargest art museum in the Arabian peninsula, showcasing awide array of local and international art. Return to Dubai foran evening at leisure.Hotel: One&Only One Zaabeel  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  9. Day 9
    Begin your explorations of Dubai in Old Dubai, strollingthe aromatic spice market and making your way to themodern Deira Gold Souk, a market specializing in some ofthe world'''s purest gold. Enjoy a special lunch of traditional Emirati dishes at the Sheikh Mohammed Center for CulturalUnderstanding, where you have the opportunity to learnabout life in the UAE from locals. After lunch, visit theworld'''s tallest skyscraper, Burj Khalifa, an engineeringmasterwork measuring a staggering 2,716 feet high (2,722feet if you count the antennae). Topping out in late 2008, thisneofuturistic wonder bested both the Willis (formerly Sears)Tower and Taipei 101 by considerable margins. Soaring overthe cityscape, your vantage point affords breathtaking views.Hotel: One&Only One Zaabeel  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  10. Day 10
    This morning, learn about another of Dubai'''s greatarchitectural feats, The Palm, at The View Palm Jumeirah.This immersive museum showcases the historical timelineof how The Palm was constructed. Take photos from theObservation Deck. Then, wander through Souk MadinatJumeirah, a contemporary take on an old Arabian town.Return to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Later thisevening, gather for a farewell dinner overlooking the BurjKhalifa and The Dubai Fountain.Hotel: One&Only One Zaabeel  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  11. Day 11
    Transfer to the airport and board your homebound flight.
    Meals:   Breakfast

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