Welcome to the mesmerizing Gulf Countries – a tapestry of modernity woven with ancient traditions. Our journey unfolds through the dynamic landscapes of Emirates, Qatar, and Oman, where soaring skyscrapers stand as testaments to progress, while ancient souks whisper tales of a rich heritage.
As we traverse these nations, prepare to be enchanted by the juxtaposition of tradition and innovation, from the futuristic skylines of Dubai to the historical charm of Muscat. Immerse yourself in the diverse cultures, savor exquisite cuisines, and witness the splendor of these Gulf gems. Join us for an odyssey through the heart of the Arabian Peninsula
Culture and history
Flight to Dubai
Embark on the first leg of our Gulf adventure as we commence our journey with passport and baggage check-in, setting our course for the dazzling city of Dubai.
Upon touching down in Dubai, we will seamlessly transition into our Gulf experience by checking into a luxurious four-star hotel. As the sun sets over the city, we’ll indulge in a delightful dinner, setting the tone for the adventures that lie ahead in this cosmopolitan oasis.
Emirates, New Dubai
Embark on a captivating journey through New Dubai, the dazzling skyline of the future. Our day begins with a scenic drive along Sheikh Zayed Road, leading us to the iconic Palm Jumeirah, a man-made marvel visible even from space.
Capture breathtaking moments at West Palm Beach, overlooking the dynamic Dubai Marina.
Exploration continues at Madinat Jumeirah, immersing ourselves in its unique charm. A delectable lunch at a local restaurant fuels our energy for the adventures ahead. Brace yourself for an exhilarating visit to the Burj Khalifa’s observation deck, where you’ll witness Dubai from the highest vantage point on Earth.
The Monorail, The View at the Palm, and The Sky Address with its glass slide offer further wonders. As the sun sets, experience the magical dancing fountains beneath the majestic Burj Khalifa. Return to the hotel, where free time, dinner, and a restful overnight stay await.
Embark on a full-day excursion to the enchanting city of Abu Dhabi, a jewel in the Gulf.
Our journey unfolds with a leisurely stroll along the iconic Corniche, immersing ourselves in the vibrant atmosphere. Pause for photos at the opulent Emirates Palace hotel and the architectural masterpiece, the Louvre Abu Dhabi Gallery.
A visit to the regal Qasr Al Watan, the Presidential Palace, offers a glimpse into the city’s grandeur.
We’ll stand in awe before the historic Qasr Al Hosn Fort and conclude our day at the mesmerizing Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, adorned by the hues of the setting sun. As the day comes to a close, we transfer to our hotel for a peaceful overnight stay.
After a delightful breakfast, our journey takes us from Dubai to the vibrant city of Doha.
Our exploration commences with a visit to the traditional Dhow Port, followed by an enriching experience at the Museum of Islamic Art, located on a picturesque island near the port.
We’ll marvel at the grandeur of the Imam Abdul Wahhab Mosque, also known as the Grand Mosque of Qatar, and delve into the vibrant Souq Waqif, offering a treasure trove of traditional items.
Our adventure continues with a visit to the Pearl Qatar, an expansive artificial island, and concludes at the waterfront haven, Katara Cultural Village. As the day unfolds, we soak in the cultural richness and architectural wonders of Doha.
Subsequently, we transfer to the airport for our flight back to Dubai, returning to the hotel late in the evening.
Old Dubai, Safari
Embarking on a journey into the heart of Old Dubai, our morning unfolds amidst the opulence of the world’s largest Gold and Spice Souq, nestled by the scenic Dubai Creek.
We then embark on a traditional ‘Abra’ boat, crossing the creek to immerse ourselves in the rich history of the city. Our footsteps lead us through the enchanting Bastakiya, the oldest neighborhood, and along the Al Seef waterfront promenade.
As the sun begins its descent, we recommend an exhilarating 4×4 desert safari, culminating in a magical evening at a Bedouin camp. Here, amidst the dunes, we indulge in a feast for the senses – from cultural shows to captivating performances, including belly dancing, fire dancing, and the mesmerizing Tanoura dance.
For the adventurous souls, an optional Buggy RZR awaits, offering a thrilling self-driving experience on the desert dunes (available at an additional cost). The day concludes with a return to the hotel for a restful overnight stay.
Sharjah, Ajman, Dibba
A new day unfolds as we venture through the captivating Emirates of Sharjah and Ajman. Our first stop brings us to the iconic Blue Souq, where the vibrant hues of the market contrast with the panoramic view of the Sharjah cityscape, creating a picturesque moment worth capturing.
Our cultural exploration continues with visits to the Museum of Islamic Civilization and the Museum in Ajman, where the rich heritage of the region comes to life. The journey then leads us to the coastal city of Dibba, positioned gracefully on the border between the Emirates and Oman.
As the day concludes, we settle into a hotel by the shores of the Indian Ocean, ensuring a peaceful overnight stay.
Embarking on a scenic journey through the majestic Hajar Mountains, our path leads us to the Emirati-Omani border. A pause in the town of Sohar, steeped in legendary tales of Sinbad the Sailor, adds a touch of enchantment to our adventure.
As we arrive in Muscat, the capital city of Oman, the day gracefully transitions into an evening of delectable dinners and tranquil relaxation. Our chosen haven for the night is a charming hotel in Muscat, offering a peaceful retreat amidst the captivating landscapes.
Embarking on a captivating exploration of Muscat, our day unfolds with a scenic drive near the Royal Opera House. Navigating the city’s main promenade, Corniche, we’ll delve into the vibrant atmosphere of Muttrah and its bustling local souk.
Our journey continues with a visit to the renowned Bait Al-Zubair Museum, a treasure trove of Islamic Heritage. We’ll pay homage to the grandeur of Sultan’s Palace, Qasr Al-Alam, and culminate our day in awe at the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.
As the day draws to a close, a night of restful repose awaits us at a Muscat hotel.
As we make our way back to Dubai, our journey includes the exploration of Nizwa, the erstwhile capital of Oman. We’ll immerse ourselves in the vibrant local market, indulging in some shopping delights.
The expedition continues with stops at the historic Bahla Fort and the impressive Jabreen Castle. A leisurely stroll through the clay-built village of Birkat Al-Mawz offers a charming experience. Our adventure also unveils the grandeur of Bait Na’aman, one of the largest forts, boasting breathtaking views of the surroundings.
The day concludes with an exploration of the city of Al Ain before returning to Dubai.
Dubai, Yacht Cruise
Enjoy a leisurely morning with free time to relax by the hotel pool, unwind on the beach, or indulge in some retail therapy at Dubai Mall or Mall of the Emirates.
Later in the day, we extend an invitation to a captivating evening yacht cruise featuring a skilled skipper and crew, offering a unique 4-hour experience.
Departure from Dubai
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and return flight. We invite you to join us on future trips, such as the one to Japan.
Emirates, Qatar, Oman: Gulf Countries 2024
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