16 Dec Experience a holiday to Oman and beach stay in Dubai – fr £1,785
Reached by a relatively short flight, Oman holidays are packed with fascinating, historic sight-seeing opportunities. This Barefoot-Traveller package is carefully designed to include a wide variety of tours for you to experience this unique culture and witness first-hand the genuine pride that the Omanis have in their country. You will see an entirely different side of Arabia than that of the modern neighbouring United Arab Emirates.
During your holiday to Oman, you will visit the Sultan Qaboos Mosque, the Royal Opera House, the Bait Al Baranda Museum, Al Alam Palace, Forts and a castle in Jabreen. Travelling up high through the utterly beautiful mountains the scenery will rapidly change to a dessert landscape where you will camp for a night amongst the clear skies. A trip to a famous perfume factory and another to the dhow factory to see how the traditional wooden ships are made will also add to the diversity of this Oman holiday experience.
Following a short flight, your holiday in Dubai will commence with a private transfer to your luxury beach-side hotel. Here you are free to spend the next 4 days at leisure either relaxing at this stunning 5* beach-side hotel or taking in tours in Dubai to appreciate all that this city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates has to offer. Famous for its luxury shopping, ultra modern architecture and lively nightlife, Dubai Holidays have something for everyone. The Burj Khalifa, an 830m tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline and offers stunning views across the city, whilst at its foot lies the Dubai Fountain with jets and lights choreographed to music. A Dubai city tour, hop on/off bus is highly recommended as an ideal way to visit the many tourist attractions during the day, or by night for a live guided commentary on the illuminated city.
As with all of our Barefoot-Traveller holidays, we have designed this package to include a variety of experiences in good 4* and 5* hotels. We are extremely flexible and can tweak packages to accommodate budgets and other itinerary preferences.
Highlights to Ancient Culture to Ultra-Modern
- Visit to the Sultan Qabood Mosque, the Royal Opera House, the Bait Al Baranda Museum, Al Alam Palace, Forts and a castle in Jabreen
- Trip to a famous perfume factory
- Explore the unique culture of Oman
- Luxury beach holiday in Dubai
- Dubai city tour
Price per person sharing a double room including flights and taxes @ GBP 1,785
- Return International Flights from London on British airways or Oman airways
- Accommodation for 4nights in a double / twin room with meals as specified.
- Return private airport transfers by air conditioned vehicle
- Services of an English-speaking guide/driver during sightseeing
- All entrance fees for the sights mentioned in the itinerary
- Any applicable taxes
- Accommodation for 4nights beach stay at Movenpick Jumeirah Beach hotel staying in a Superior room
- With daily breakfast
– Return airport transfers in a private taxi
– All currently applicable taxes
- Meals and beverages when not mentioned in the itinerary
- Alcoholic beverages
- Gratuities to guides, drivers, maid service, porters, hotel room telephone calls etc.
- Any personal expenses
- Lunch and Dinner throughout your stay
- Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, telephone, and laundry bills etc.
- Any other services not mentioned above
Tour – Day 10
Day 1: Departure
Direct flight to Oman on British Airways or Oman Airways.
Day 2: Muscat
Upon your arrival you will be welcomed and greeted by your chauffeur at the arrival hall of the Muscat International Airport and transfer you to your hotel (transfer time: approx.30m). Overnight at Crowne Plaza Hotel Muscat.
Day 3: Muscat City Tour
After breakfast, take a half-day Muscat city tour. Visit The Sultan Qaboos Mosque – Grand Mosque, the 5th biggest Mosque in the world. Pass the embassy quarter and stop at the beautiful Royal Opera House. Visit the Bait Al Baranda Museum. Afterwards, drive along the corniche to Muttrah Souk, the oldest souk in Oman. Continue to Al Alam Palace, which is flanked by two Portuguese Forts, called Al Mirani and Al Jalali. Spend rest of the afternoon at leisure in the hotel. Overnight stay at Crowne Plaza Hotel Muscat.
Day 4: Muscat - Nizwa
Breakfast at the hotel, and then proceed to Nizwa (transfer time: approx.2h). On the way, you will be taken to the famous Amouage factory where you can discover the manufacture and the ingredients of their unique perfumes. Continue your drive to Nizwa, the old capital of Oman. After that you will walk around the souq of Nizwa and get to know more about its history at the fort. This region has a very long and powerful history of which you will have a glimpse during a photo stop at the UNESCO world heritage site Bahla Fort and during your visit of the unique castle in Jabreen. Overnight at Golden Tulip Nizwa.
Day 5: Nizwa – Wahiba Sands
After breakfast, drive up to around 2000m above sea level to reach Wahiba Sands (transfer time: approx.2h30m). On the way, enjoy the beauty of Jebel Akhdar, which means green mountain. The scenery will quickly change on your way to the desert. Before entering to sands, experience another natural beauty of Oman: Wadi Bani Khalid that invites you for a swim in the pools or a walk. The perfect place for the sunset is on top of the dunes! After that reach to the Wahiba Sands camp. Dinner and overnight at Sama al Wasil Camp.
Day 6: Wahiba – Muscat Airport
Depending on your departure time at the airport you have the possibility to see the following sights: First of all you will return to the coastline and reach Sur. In former times one of the most important trading cities in the Arabian Sea it is now a more silent but still beautiful city. You visit the dhow factory where traditional wooden ships are made and the open air dhow museum. After leaving Sur you will drive alongside the coastline to Muscat to reach to the Airport (transfer time: approx.3h). Just in time to reach your flight you will be brought back to Muscat International Airport.
Day 6: Dubai
From Dubai airport a private transfer takes you to your luxury abode at the Movenpick Jumeirah (5*) beach hotel (transfer time: approx. 45m), staying in a Superior room on bed and breakfast basis.
Day 7 – 9: Dubai
Your beach stay, days at leisure.
Day 10: Departure
Depart to Dubai airport for your return flight back home.