Travel with Oman Safari Tours 08 Nts/09 Days. Take a quick tour around Dubai and discover the city’s rich mix of cultural traditions and cosmopolitan living with visits to some of its most important historic sites and popular modern landmarks. Embark on a cruise reminiscent of the Arabian tales of Sinbad’s voyages of the seven seas. Enjoy a feast of Arabic and international cuisine as you sail along the scenic Dubai Creek aboard a traditional dhow. Visit Beautiful pleases of Muscat, most picturesque wadis in Oman Costal road and Desert Safari Explore beautiful Salalah and visit most famous areological sites & Land of frankincense visit museum of frankincense & areological sites
|Calendar Week||Best time from Oct to April|
|TYPE:||Dubai & Oman Round Trip|
|DEPARTS FROM:||Muscat/dubai/salalah International Airport|
|MEETING POINT:||Muscat/dubai/salalah International Airport|
|DURATION:||08 Nts/09 Days Tour|
|AVAILABILITY:||As Per Request|
|EVERYDAY DRIVE:||500-600 Km|
|DAY 01||ARRIVAL DUBAI||Dubai|
|DAY 02||HALF DAY DUBAI CITY TOUR & DINNER IN DHOW CRUISE||Dubai|
|Day 03||ARRIVAL MUSCAT-HALF DAY MUSCAT CITY TOUR||Muscat|
|Day 04||MUSCAT-NIZWA-JEBEL SHAMS||Jabel Shams|
|Day 05||JABEL SHAMS-WADI BANI KHALID-WAHIBA DESERT||Wahiba Sands|
|DAY 06||WAHIBA DESERT-SUR DHOW FACTORY-BIBI MIRYAM TOMB-WADI ARBAIYEEN-MUSCAT||Muscat|
|Day 07||ARRIVAL SALALAH AIRPORT-HALF DAAY SALALAH CITY TOUR-TRANSFER TO HOTEL||Salalah|
|Day 08||FULL DAY EAST & WEST SALALAH||Salalah|
|DAY 09||FINAL DEPARTURE TO SALALAH AIRPORT|
DAY 01: ARRIVAL DUBAI
You will arrive at the Dubai International Airport. Upon your arrival you proceed straight to the Immigration. Immigration & customs are quick & simple. Upon arrival at the General arrival lounge you will be met by our friendly & efficient OMAN SAFARI TOURS chauffer who will assist you to the comforts of our vehicle to drive you the hotel.
check in (Standard Check-in time is 15:00hrs)
DAY 02: HALF DAY DUBAI CITY TOUR & DINNER IN DHOW CRUISE
Pick up from hotel at 09:00 am and drive for ½ day Dubai city tour. Tour begins with a drive which passes through Dubai creek (Natural saltwater inlet in a historical part of the city which cuts through Bur Dubai and Deira), Gold & Spice Souks (Traditional market ‘souk’ with hundreds of trade retailers for wide varieties of shopping), Dubai museum at Bastakia area (Interactive museum located at Fahidi Fort established in 1971), Burj Khalifa (Inaugurated in 2010, currently the world’s tallest structure, boasting 828m protruding the skyline of Down Town Dubai with more than 160 floors including the Armani residences & hotel resort), Jumeirah mosque (Tribute to modern Islamic architecture, a stone structure built in the medieval Fatimid tradition), Burj Al Arab (Famous sail shaped building, fourth tallest hotel in the world standing on an artificial island), The Jumeirah Palm Island (Group of artificial islands constructed in the shape of a palm tree containing luxury hotels (such as the Atlantis resort), beach side villas & apartments, marinas, water parks, restaurants, shopping malls, sports facilities & health spas, after completing the tour drop to the hotel.
Dinner Dhow Cruise
Pickup : 7:00 PM
Drop Off: up to 11:00 PM
Discover the true beauty of Dubai while aboard a traditionally decorated wooden dhow (cabin cruise), as it sails along the Dubai creek under the moonlight. The major Dubai landmarks shine through the moonlit sky as the wooden vessel slips silently across the creek. The past and present architecture of the area is brought to its full beauty during this time, including the National Bank of Dubai, Dubai Chamber of Commerce, Sheikh Saeed’s house, and the Heritage Village. This unforgettable romantic evening cruise includes a buffet dinner of either continental or oriental cuisine, along with soft drinks, traditional coffee, and mineral water. The tour also normally contains various sorts of entertainment and traditional Arabic background music, Soft Drinks & Mineral Water, International Buffet Dinner, Tanura Show.
DAY 03: ARRIVAL MUSCAT-HALF DAY MUSCAT CITY TOUR
Check out hotel then transfer to Dubai Airport for departure. (Standard Check out time is 12:00hrs) Morning, You will arrive at the Muscat International Airport. Upon your arrival you proceed straight to the Immigration. Immigration & customs are quick & simple. Upon arrival at the General arrival lounge you will be met by our friendly & efficient Smart Travel & Tourism chauffer who will assist you to the comforts of our vehicle to drive for Half day City Tour. The tour begins with a visit to the beautiful Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque one of the largest mosques in the Middle East. Later you visit Bait Al Zubair Museum. You will have photo stops at the residence of his Majesty Sultan Qaboos, the Al Alam Palace, which is flanked by the 16th century Portuguese forts Mirani and Jalali. Evening you will be strolling through Muttrah Souq, where you will be bargaining for handicrafts and silver items.
Overnight in Muscat Hotel.
DAY 04: MUSCAT-NIZWA-JEBEL SHAMS
0800 hrs We stop at the pretty village of Birkat Al Mauz situated at the foothills of Jebel Akhdar (Green Mountains). Enjoy a walk through its oasis and dense date plantations. Then we depart for Jabrin, the finest of Oman’s castles built in the late 17th century became a seat of Omani learning. The castle displays the highest achievement in Omani ceiling painting & beautifully executed woodcarvings. Visit Misfah a pretty mountain village with stone dwellings still in existence. While heading for Jebel Shams stop at the terrace farming village of Wadi Ghul. Our next stop takes us to Wadi Nakher located in the depth of our deepest canyon. In the Jebel Akhdar range Jebel Shams the highest peak offers a spectacular view. Nizwa, capital of the interior, is the birthplace of Islam in the Sultanate of Oman. Nizwa Souq is renowned for its intricately hand-carved “Khanjars” (daggers) & ornamental silver jewellery.
Overnight at Jabel Shams High Resort, Jabel shams
DAY 05: JABEL SHAMS-WADI BANI KHALID-WAHIBA DESERT
Breakfast. 0800 hrs We depart from Nizwa for Wahiba Sands, a vast mass of undulating red and White sea of sand and dunes rising up to 200 meters, which are host to a variety of flora and fauna. The ever-changing patterns of the dunes are a photographer’s delight. Visit a Bedouin house in this wilderness. In stark contrast to this is Wadi Bani Khalid. It comprises of small pretty villages embedded in the mountains. The Wadi has clear deep blue water. Continue drive to the great desert of Oman Known as the “Wahiba Sands”. Soon you will come face to face with the enormous desert and our experienced drivers drive you through the sand dunes to give you a thrill of dune driving.
After having enjoyed the drives over the lovely dunes you could perhaps meet the Bedouin family to know more about their life style in the desert. Thereafter you will bid goodbye to the inhabitants of the desert to drive to reach the campsite.
Buffet Dinner and Overnight stay at Desert Wahiba Sands.
DAY 06: WAHIBA DESERT-SUR DHOW FACTORY-BIBI MIRYAM TOMB-WADI ARBAIYEEN-MUSCAT
Breakfast. 0800 hrs leave behind beautiful desert. Depart for sur. Visit Sur, renowned for its dhow shipyard in former times. There after you can start your fascinating coastal trip to Muscat. The road leads through scenic countryside and rugged mountains to the small fishing towns. On the coastal road you stop at Bibi Miriam Mausoleum in Qalhat. Later you visit Wadi Tiwi, an oasis well known for its lemon and date plantations and then proceed to Fins beach. Visit the picturesque Wadi Arbayeen with its deep pools of water set among the date palms. We then proceed to the Bimah sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with blue green water at the bottom. On clear sunny days while driving along the coast one might chance to see sharks in the deep blue waters or fleet footed Gazelles sprint across the landscape
Overnight in Muscat hotel.
DAY 07: ARRIVAL SALALAH AIRPORT-HALF DAAY SALALAH CITY TOUR-TRANSFER TO HOTEL
Check out hotel then transfer to Muscat Airport for departure. (Standard Check out time is 12:00hrs). You will arrive at the Salalah international airport. Upon your arrival you proceed straight to the immigration. Immigration & customs are quick & simple. Upon arrival at the general arrival lounge you will be met by our friendly & efficient Smart Travel & Tourism chauffer who will assist you to the comforts of our vehicle. Visit the Al Baleed museum of the Frankincense land. Opened in July 2007 at Al Balid Archaeological Park it is a large archaeological site that you can stoll through among Salalah Tours when you visit oman , and the museum hosts an impressive collection about the archaeological and maritime history of Oman . (Open Sat – Wed 8:00 -14:00 & 16:00 – 20:00, Thu – Fri 16:00 – 20:00) .In the Heritage Souk, you can find different types of Omani crafts and incense burners. You will have an exact view of the Arabian market after visiting the new souk. Drive to the Gold souk offers modern and olden style Dhofari ornaments. Haffah souk is very attractive with its small shops lined up with straight piles of incense boxes, clay incense burners colourfully decorated with traditional patterns and bags of incense crystals. Also on your way to haffah Souk you can see some typical Dhofari houses with caravan windows and doors. Walking past the Sultan Residential palace Al Husn, reaches to the Old Souk where Frankincense, Dhofari traditional clothes and cosmetics are available. Before returning to the hotel, visit the ancient city of Zufar, the ruins of Al Balid, which was visited by Ibn Batuta and Marco Polo, describing it as a beautiful, large and noble city. Overnight in Salalah Hotel (B).
DAY 08: FULL DAY EAST & WEST SALALAH
The excursion begins in the morning with a visit to the old fishing village of ‘Taqah’, famous for the manufacture of ‘Dried Sardines’ & its traditional & old ‘Dhofari Houses’. Visit the century old ‘Taqah Castle’, the former official residence of the ‘Wali’ (Governor) of the region & obtain a glimpse into the rich history of the region.
Continue onto the ancient ruins of the once famous city of Sumharam (Khor Rohri). The city was the easternmost outpost of the Hadramawt Kingdom on the ancient incense route between the Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf and India. Khor Rori was an important port on the coast of Dhofar, and one of the major trading cities with frankincense, believed to have been the hub & harbour for the shipping of Frankincense (UNESCO World Heritage site).
On the way back to western Salalah, explore the ‘ever green Wadi Darbat’ for a relaxing stroll along the Wadi bed, surrounded by herds of Camels, Goats & Cattle. In the Khareef season (monsoon period), one could also witness an almost 100m natural Waterfall, spreading its ‘tentacles’ into numerous lakes & lush green Vegetation. Thereafter proceed to ‘Qara’ mountains to explore the western part of Salalah. On a road steadily winding up a steep incline, herds of Camels & Cattle are a common sight which gives a scenic view of a traditional Dhofari rural beauty. Visit the ancient tomb of ‘Prophet Job’ situated in the scenic green mountains of the Salalah Plains.
Proceed to the beach of Mughsail where the white sand touches the deep blue of the ocean & at high tide, where waves burst through the natural titanic ‘Blow Holes’, at the far end of the ‘Rocky beach’ with a cave-like entrance. Continue along the ‘Hair-pin-bend’ road towards Western Border of Oman, with its breathtaking cliffs on either side, to see the historical ‘Frankincense trees’ growing in their natural habitat, deep down in the valleys, dotting the dry & craggy countryside. Take a short walk into the valleys to smell the ‘Holy Incense’ amidst the scenic view of the region. Return to the Salalah hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel. (B)
DAY 09: FINAL DEPARTURE TO SALALAH AIRPORT
Departure transfers to Airport to connect the flight back home as per flight timing.
Typology: Muscat city -Grand mosque Grand canyon, Jabel Shams, Sand houses, off road, Desert Wahiba sands. Ancient forts, Nizwa souq Wadi Bani Khalid.
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