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UAE and Oman Adventure

PRIVATE TOUR - 12 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $6493+

Private Tour Highlights

  • See the exciting landscape of both countries in an off-road vehicle. Have the chance to sand board, ride a camel, or get a henna design.
  • Shop in Muscat's unique souks to find the best of Omani goods.
  • Indulge in local Middle Eastern cuisine on a walking food tour. Try Arabic coffee, traditional plates, and plenty of sweets.
  • Marvel over the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, more than 160 stories tall.
  • Learn about the countries' culture, tradition and heritage. Visit mosques, historical sites, and museums.
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Tour Overview

Have a UAE and Oman Adventure! Explore the desert in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. Learn about the countries’ culture, tradition, and heritage. Drive off-road through the desert valleys and the mountains. Visit all seven emirates of the UAE and Muscat, the capital of Oman.

Experience the new Dubai where the vision is larger than life. Go to the Palm Jumeirah, a fully reclaimed, palm-shaped island that is home to the magnificent Atlantis, The Palm. See the Dubai Marina, the largest man-made marina in the world, where there are many luxury yachts. unique architecture. Experience Ski Dubai, the first indoor ski slope in the region, offering fresh snow all year round. Admire the glittering skyline and see the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Watch a spectacle of lights and sound at one of the world’s largest performing fountains, the Dubai Fountain. Witness some of the amazing new developments within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi on this tour. drive past Jebel Ali Port, the largest man-made port in the World. Visit Masdar City, a US $20-billion enterprise for an insight into Abu Dhabi’s quest to become a source of knowledge and innovation in the areas of renewable energy and green technology. Explore exciting Ferrari World Abu Dhabi the world’s first and only Ferrari-designed motorsport theme park. See the UAE Pavilion, an award-winning fully recyclable building. Witness one of the largest mosques in the world, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Explore the city of Muscat. Drive through the beautiful embassy quarter. Stop to visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, a splendor of unique Islamic architecture. Step into the fish market, stroll along the Corniche to admire the beautiful merchant houses and experience the shopping in its busy souk, well known for its silver craft shops, perfumes, souvenirs and much more to buy.

Have the unique opportunity to understand the Emirati culture and heritage in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Visit the beautiful Jumeirah Mosque built in the impressive Fatimid style. Get questions answered about religion and traditions. Indulge in all the Middle Eastern flavors found in Dubai, on the walking food tour. Stroll through the Old Souk in Bur Dubai, an Arabic inspired market theme within the buzzing quarters of the city. Witness the traditional folk dance ‘Tanoura’ that is sure to be mesmerizing. Enjoy the Arabian hospitality with dates, Arabic coffee and the Shisha (the Arabic water pipe). Return with a good impression on the blend of culture, customs, and heritage of Dubai.

Explore the desert in both the UAE and Oman. In the UAE, experience an exciting dune drive and a stop at a camel farm. Watch the beautiful sunset in the desert. Have the opportunity to do camel riding and sand boarding. Sleep in the dreams of the desert beneath the star studded sky. In Oman, drive off-road and meander through the fascinating Hajar Mountains to Wadi Abyad, famous for its water pools (which fill up when it rains). See more of both countries fascinating landscape. Enter the UAE’s longest tunnel carved straight through the mountain. Visit the coastal village of Kalba. Shop in a market set in the midst of the mountain landscape. Stop at Jazirat Al Hamra the UAE’s last remaining traditionally built village and now a ghost-town.

Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast and daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.
Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services and other personal items or services not mentioned.

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Package Price: $6493
Pricing Details

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Welcome to Dubai!

Upon arrival into Dubai, be met by a local Yampu representative and transfer to Dubai hotel.

Experience the new Dubai where the vision is larger than life. Start the tour with a visit to Souk Madinat Jumeirah, a beautiful recreation of an Arabian style market place. After a photo stop at the iconic Burj Al Arab Hotel the drive continues to Palm Jumeirah, a fully reclaimed, palm shaped island that is home to the magnificent Atlantis, The Palm. The next stop will be the Dubai Marina, the largest man-made marina in the world, where travelers can take pictures of luxury yachts and the modern high-rise buildings and their unique architecture. The tour continues to Ski Dubai, the first indoor ski slope in the region, offering fresh snow all year round. After driving down Sheikh Zayed Road admire the glittering skyline en route to the final stop at the base of what is currently the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Here there will be time to admire the Dubai Fountain, a spectacle of lights and sound and one of the world's largest performing fountains.
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2

Dubai Cultural Tour

This tour offers the unique opportunity to understand the Emirati culture and heritage in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. The tour starts by visiting the beautiful Jumeirah Mosque built in the impressive Fatimid style. During the visit get questions answered about religion and traditions. Continue with a stroll through the Old Souk in Bur Dubai, an Arabic inspired market theme within the buzzing quarters of the city. Enjoy a traditional Emirati lunch at Al Bastakiya in the perfect ambiance of the courtyard. Return with a good impression on the blend of culture, customs and heritage of Dubai.

Indulge in all the Middle Eastern flavors found in Dubai, on the walking food tour. Keep tummies ready to kick start with some Syrian chickpea Falafel and cheese Manakish, a kind of Arabic pizza. After walking to the next venue, taste the traditional lentil soup, often eaten after breaking the fast in Ramadan with fresh, sour lemon juice and crunchy bread flakes. Then it's time to enjoy the main dish: samples of an Arabic grill plate served with Arabic salad and hot Arabic "Khubz" which is bread. Try "Maskouf" a grilled fish that originates from the sweet water rivers of Iraq. Get a taste of Yemeni food from "Mandhi". Traditionally the chicken is slowly cooked to make it very tender and delicious when served over aromatic rice. The last stop will be in a pastry shop where travelers can try 'booza'- ice cream prepared with pistachios and rose water. Try also the various kinds of rich baklava together with a cup of Arabic coffee with a note of cardamom to finish the local food experience.
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Day
3

Overnight Desert Adventure

This tour departs in the afternoon across the desert with photo-stops during an exciting dune drive and a stop at a camel farm. The drive continues across the desert. Watch the beautiful sunset and take the opportunity to enjoy some camel riding, sand boarding and try out a henna design. Witness the traditional folk dance 'Tanoura' that is sure to be mesmerizing. Enjoy the Arabian hospitality with dates, Arabic coffee and Shisha (the Arabic water pipe). After working up an appetite, enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner while watching the oriental belly dance performance. Sleep in the dreams of the desert beneath the star studded sky. In the morning, drive back to the city after a light breakfast. ...read less

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4

History of Dubai

Sample the historic sites and vibrant cosmopolitan life of Dubai on this comprehensive tour, starting with a photo-stop at the iconic landmark of Dubai, Burj Al Arab Hotel. Proceed to Jumeirah, the picturesque palace and residential area of Dubai, also home to the impressive Jumeirah Mosque. The tour continues to Al Bastakiya, the old part of Dubai, to reach the museum located in Al Fahidi Fort. Board the Abra (water taxi) to cross the Creek to the spice souk. On the return, there is time to shop in the most famous landmark of Dubai- the gold souk. ...read less

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5

Abu Dhabi

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Witness some of the amazing new developments within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi on this tour. The journey starts with a drive past Jebel Ali Port, the largest man-made port in the World. On arrival at the island-city's outskirts visit Masdar City, a US $20-billion enterprise for an insight into Abu Dhabi's quest to become a source for knowledge and innovation in the areas of renewable energy and green technology. Next a short drive to Yas Island, one of two newly developed destinations, provides photo opportunities of the vibrant Yas Viceroy Hotel. Afterwards a brief stop at the exciting Ferrari World Abu Dhabi allows enthusiasts a chance to purchase souvenirs at the world's first and only Ferrari-designed motor sport theme park. The tour continues to Saadiyat Island, the other new destination with lofty cultural ambitions where a photo-stop is made at the UAE Pavilion, an award-winning fully recyclable building before visiting Manarat Al Saadiyat, a purpose-built visitor center that brings alive the island's extraordinary vision through scale models and a brief video presentation. Returning to the mainland, see the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest in the world. Briefly stop outside the mosque for a few photos. ...read less

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6

Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain, Ajman, and Sharjah

This tour will take travelers to four of the seven Emirates. Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain, Ajman and Sharjah will be surprising with their unique natural beauty. The first destination is Sharjah, the cultural capital of the UAE. Visit the Maritime Museum that celebrates the region's maritime heritage and continue to the Heritage area and have time to browse through the traditional Souk Al Arsa. Continue to Ajman, the smallest Emirate. After a visit to the beautifully restored Fort, drive north along the coast to reach Umm Al Quwain. Photo-stop at this old Fort, a former seat of government and residence of the ruling family. En route to Ras Al Khaimah stop at the camel race track. The last photo-stop will be at Jazirat Al Hamra. This is the country's last remaining traditionally built village and now a ghost-town. ...read less

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7

The Emirates Mountains: Hatta and Kalba

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Experience a visit to UAE's fabulous East Coast and Hatta. The first stop is the magnificent Lehbab sand dunes. Proceed to Hatta to pay a visit to the Heritage Village. Entering the UAE's longest tunnel carved straight through the mountain, reach the coastal village of Kalba. In Kalba, stop at Khor Kalba, a reserved area famous for its mangrove marsh. Then proceed to visit Sheikh Saeed House that bears witness to an exciting past. In Fujairah stop at the renovated 17th century Fort built on a hilltop overlooking the old village of Fujairah. On the return, stop to browse around the lively 'Friday Market' set in the midst of the mountain landscape. ...read less

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Transfer to Muscat and Eat Dinner in the Desert

Driving off-road a dirt track meanders through the fascinating Hajar Mountains to Wadi Abyad, famous for its water pools (which fill up when it rains). The tour proceeds to the desert for an exciting dune drive. Return to Muscat after the barbecue dinner.

Driving off-road a dirt track meanders through the fascinating Hajar Mountains to Wadi Abyad, famous for its water pools (which fill up when it rains). The tour proceeds to the desert for an exciting dune drive. Return to Muscat after the barbecue dinner.

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9

Muscat City Tour

The tour begins by driving through the beautiful embassy quarter of Muscat en route to Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Stop to visit the mosque, a splendor of unique Islamic architecture. Drive to Muttrah, a delightful quarter of Muscat. Step into the fish market, stroll along the Corniche to admire the beautiful merchant houses and experience the shopping in its busy souk, well known for its silver craft shops, perfumes, souvenirs and much more to buy. The tour continues to the Old Town where it will proceed on foot, strolling around Portuguese forts Jalali and Mirani and Qasr Al Alam, the Palace of HM Sultan Qaboos. The next stop is Bait Al Zubair Museum with its wealth of information and exhibits on the country's culture, tradition and heritage. ...read less

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10

Oman's Mountains and Wadis

The tour starts on the road from Muscat to the coastal town of Quriyat, then moves off- road to continue on a mountain track through the Eastern Hajar Mountains. After passing through a wadi bed with lush green palm gardens there is a break at the natural water pools of Wadi Arabeen where a picnic lunch is served. The journey back to Muscat passes via Wadi Al Mazarah and Wadi Miah.

The tour starts on the road from Muscat to the coastal town of Quriyat, then moves off- road to continue on a mountain track through the Eastern Hajar Mountains. After passing through a wadi bed with lush green palm gardens there is a break at the natural water pools of Wadi Arabeen where a picnic lunch is served. The journey back to Muscat passes via Wadi Al Mazarah and Wadi Miah.

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Day
11

Return to Dubai

The tour starts with a favorite cocktail at the Boardwalk, a popular spot along the Dubai creek. The next cocktail stop is at Bar 31, one of the best chic and sophisticated lounge venue in town situated on the 31st floor with stunning views of the Burj Khalifa, and often more interestingly Sheikh Zayed road in the other direction. The last stop will be at the Observatory, located on the Dubai Marina. Enjoy the drink by admiring the magnificent views the 52nd floor.

The tour starts with a favorite cocktail at the Boardwalk, a popular spot along the Dubai creek. The next cocktail stop is at Bar 31, one of the best chic and sophisticated lounge venue in town situated on the 31st floor with stunning views of the Burj Khalifa, and often more interestingly Sheikh Zayed road in the other direction. The last stop will be at the Observatory, located on the Dubai Marina. Enjoy the drink by admiring the magnificent views the 52nd floor.

Day
12

Depart the UAE

At the appropriate time be met at the hotel to transfer back to the Dubai airport for departing flight.

At the appropriate time be met at the hotel to transfer back to the Dubai airport for departing flight.

Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Sharjah - United Arab Emirates

Muscat, Muscat Governorate, Oman

Places You'll See

  • Dubai

    Dubai is one of seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. Since the country’s establishment in 1971, Dubai has become a major global city and acts as one of the largest business hubs in the Middle East. Dubai is known for its modern architecture and is home to the world’s current tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. The city is associated with all things luxurious, offering many luxury shopping and hotel options.

  • Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second largest emirate of the United Arab Emirates. The city is home to many oil company headquarters and government buildings. In the past decade, Abu Dhabi has increased its seen an increase in tourism, offering attractions such as the Formula 1 race track and Ferrari World. Abu Dhabi is one of the most modern cities in the world and offers many luxurious hotels and malls.

  • Sharjah

    Sharjah is the one of the seven emirates that belong to the United Arab Emirates. Neighbor to the emirate of Dubai, Sharjah is the third largest emirate in the country. Sometimes referred to as the cultural capital of the UAE, there are many sites and museums in Sharjah that honor the emirate’s maritime heritage. Many citizens choose to live in Sharjah and commute to Dubai. Sharjah is the only emirate to border both the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.

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    Muscat

    Muscat is the capital and largest city of Oman. The city of Muscat is the combination of three smaller towns that have blended together over time. There are three distinct sections of the city because of this. What used to be the smaller town of Muscat, referred to as “the walled city”, was home to the royal palaces. Matrah was a fishing village. Ruwi was and still is the commercial and diplomatic center of the city.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Dubai : Citymax Hotel Bur Dubai

Dubai : Rove City Centre Dubai

Dubai : Rove Downtown Dubai

Abu Dhabi : Centro Yas Island Hotel

Dubai : Citymax Hotel Al Barsha

Abu Dhabi : Ibis Abu Dhabi Gate

Abu Dhabi : Mercure Centre Hotel

Muscat : Ibis Hotel Muscat

Muscat : Tulip Inn Muscat

4 Star Properties

Dubai : Four Points by Sheraton-Downtown Dubai

Dubai : Novotel Dubai Al Barsha

Dubai : Four Points by Sheraton-Sheikh Zayed Road

Dubai : Golden Tulip Al Barsha

Abu Dhabi : Le Meriden Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi : Ramada Downtown Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi : TRYP Hotel by Wyndham Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi : Novotel Al Bustan

Abu Dhabi : Traders Hotel Qaryat Al Bari

Muscat : Al Falaj Hotel Muscat

Muscat : Golden Tulip Seeb Muscat

Muscat : Holiday Inn Al Seeb Muscat

Muscat : Radisson Blu Hotel Muscat

5 Star Properties

Dubai : Auris Plaza Dubai Al Barsha

Abu Dhabi : Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi : Yas ViceRoy Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi : Beach Rotana Hotel and Towers

Muscat : The Chedi Muscat

Muscat : Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah-Al Bandar

Muscat : Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah-Al Husn

Muscat : Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah-Al Waha

Luxury Properties

Dubai : Atlantis-The Palm Dubai

Dubai : One and Only-The Royal Mirage-The Palm Dubai

Dubai : Palazzo Versace Dubai

Dubai : Shangri-La Hotel Dubai

Dubai : One and Only-The Royal Mirage-Arabian Court

Dubai : One and Only-The Royal Mirage-Residence and Spa

Dubai : One and Only-The Royal Mirage-The Palace

Abu Dhabi : Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi Executibe Garden Room

Abu Dhabi : Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi Deluxe Room

Abu Dhabi : Beach Rotana Hotel and Towers Premium Room

Muscat : The Chedi Muscat Deluxe Room

Muscat : Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah-Al Bandar-Deluxe Terrace

Muscat : Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah-Al Husn-Deluxe Sea View

Muscat : Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah-Al Waha-Superior Room

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