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The United Arab Emirates to Oman (11 Days)


Revel in the incredible contrasts of this diverse region. As the wealthiest country in the Middle East, the United Arab Emirates is often associated with glamour and opulence, and the architecture, design and shopping of Dubai and Abu Dhabi certainly live up to the reputation. You will truly be dazzled by these cosmopolitan cities, but you'll also find out how these cities also serve as meccas of culture, finance, and innovation as you journey towards Oman. The most progressive countries of this region, they have embraced the best of western living while maintaining their important Islamic traditions. Discover a civilization that has lived for centuries, arisen from off the desert long before the skyscrapers rose to reach the clouds.

 

Your Edventure includes:

  • Round-trip airfare from SFO or LAX (price varies depending on additional departure gateways)
  • 9 nights in hand-picked hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • 3 lunches
  • 6 three-course meals (due to UAE and Omani Islamic edict, alcohol will be served with meals only in accordance with law)
  • Deluxe motercoach
  • Transportation while on tour (planes, boats, trains, etc.)
  • Full-time tour coordinator
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • Select admissions with priority entry
  • Royal Oman Police facility in Muscat (Correctional/Law Enforcement Officials only)

Burj Al Arab in Dubai

Mosque During Sharjah Light Festival

Souk Spices

Camel Rides

Al Ain Oasis

Wadi Bani Khalid in Oman

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Price: $4,897.00 (2019) based on double occupancy, plus optional $384.00 premium trip protection*

Next Departure Dates:
  

February 2020 (UAEM0220)
February 2021 (UAEM0221)
November 2022 (UAE1122)
February 2022 (UAEM0222)

Contact us for exact departure dates

Edventure Highlights Include:

~ Welcome Dinner

~ A walk through the Dubai souk, a traditional marketplace that sells everything from jewelry to textiles

~ A ride on an abra, a traditional water taxi, for a cruise along Dubai Creek

Burj Al Arab, the iconic sail-shaped hotel, and the man-made island of Palm Jumeirah, and Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, for an unparalleled look at the city of Dubai from observation decks on the 125th and 148th floors

~ The Emirate of Sharjah, the UNESCO-named “cultural capital of the Arab world”, including  Sharjah University City, home to eight different colleges,  Sharjah Heritage Museum,  Souk al Markazi, called the “Blue Souk”, and Faisal Mosque, the largest of 600 mosques in the emirate

~ The decorative lights of Sharjah during its Light Festival (February departures)

~ The deserts around Dubai, spotting exotic wildlife while traveling over the dunes in a Land Rover 4x4, then by camel while learning about traditional desert transportation 

~ A barbecue dinner with a group of modern Bedouins at a desert retreat, including a taste Arabic coffee and dates, activities such as henna painting, trying a hookah (a multi-stemmed tobacco pipe) and a belly dancing performance

The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital to learn about rehabilitation efforts and enjoy a demonstration of the ancient hunting technique of falconry

~ A guided tour of Abu Dhabi, including Saadiyat Island cultural district, the Emirates Palace and the Corniche, a 5-mile waterfront walkway with incredible views of the Persian Gulf, and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest in the world

~ An optional excursion that begins with a cruise on a traditional Emirati boat, called a jalboot, to discover the incredible wildlife around Abu Dhabi’s Mangrove National Park, including traditional snacks and Arabic coffee, then, watching divers fish for oysters and collect pearls during a demonstration ($155/pp)

Al Ain, the “Garden City”, with stops at  the Al Ain Oasis to enjoy the lush greenery of the surrounding date palm plantations and farms,  a camel market to get a glimpse of how locals lived and worked for centuries, and  the Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum and Al Jahili Fort, which was built to protect the city in 1891

Muscat, the capital of Oman, on a guided sightseeing tour that includes a stop at Fort Al Jalali, Fort Al Mirani and the Al Alam Palace, the ceremonial palace of the Sultan of Oman, and  the Muttrah Souk to explore the traditional market’s varied stalls

A visit to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat

~ The souks in the center of Nizwa, the oldest city in Oman, and the UNESCO-recognized Bahla Fort and Jabrin Castle, once an important academic center for students of astronomy, medicine and Islamic law

~ A meeting with Royal Oman Police officials and tour of police facility in Muscat (Correctional/Law Enforcement Officials only)

~ The incredible landscapes and ancient cultures of Oman: traveling over the Western Hajar Mountains in a Jeep 4x4, admiring rock formations that are colored green and red by iron ore; stopping in the town of Al Mudhaireb to see the ruins of ancient watch towers and villages; a visit to Wadi Bani Khalid to enjoy a picnic lunch in the oasis-like valley; a dune drive in the stark and stunning Wahiba Sands; and a meeting with a group of Bedouins living as their ancestors have for centuries

Tour Activity Estimates
 Average Daily Walking: 2 Hours
Average Activity Level: Moderate (mostly uneven terrain, including paved and unpaved roads, rocky or sandy paths, desert conditions such as sand dunes, hills and many stairs)

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