Example Itinerary

From Desert to City: A Luxury Trek Across Abu Dhabi, Oman, and Dubai

Duration
15 days / 14 nights
Price Per Person
From $17,800
Interests
Beaches
Destinations
Oman, Uae
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This incredible 15-day tour across Abu Dhabi, Oman, and Dubai will show you the most spectacular sites and exotic destinations, while allowing you to have the time to really enjoy and get to know them. From four days on an incredible desert island to five days soaking up culture and innovation in Dubai, you will experience thrilling adventures, be pampered in luxurious spas, and taste succulent local cuisine, all while soaking in sweeping vistas over sand dunes, mountains, fjords, and twinkling city lights. 

This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.

Highlights

• Wildlife by Land & Sea: Grazing gazelles and Arabian oryx roam the desert on Sir Bani Yas Island, while dolphins and sea turtles play in the waves just off shore.

• Liwa Oasis: The best way to explore the dunes of Liwa is on a 4x4 adventure, or on the back of a camel as Bedouin nomads have been doing for centuries.

• Musandam Fjords: Known as the "Norway of the Middle East," this scenic stretch of water around the Musandam Peninsula is characterised by sawtooth cliffs, turquoise waters, and pods of jumping dolphins.

Day-by-Day

Day 1 Sir Bani Yas Island

Welcome to Dubai! Today, your exhilarating adventure begins as you touch down in Dubai early in the morning. After a private transfer to the Al Bateen Executive airport in Abu Dhabi, you will board a 40-minute flight for Sir Bani Yas Island, an incredible desert island with no shortage of wildlife and thrill-seeking activities. Settle into your two-bedroom pool villa at Al Sahel Villas and enjoy your first evening.

Day 2 Sir Bani Yas Island

Enjoy a full day of leisure on Sir bani Yas Island: hit the dunes on a 4x4, explore the sea by snorkeling or trying your hand at scuba diving, or simply relax by the hotel’s pool or in the on-site spa. Today, the island is your oyster!

Sir Bani Yas Island

Day 3 Sir Bani Yas Island

Today, you will transfer to Al Yamm Villas on the island, where you can open your villa doors onto the incredible sandy beach. Head back into the water for more recreation, or simply soak up the sun on the beach.

Day 4 Sir Bani Yas Island

Another day in paradise as the only decisions you need to make today are whether to tan on the beach or by the pool, overlooking the beach. Sample the incredible cuisine and relax at the hotel, or head inland on a nature and wildlife drive, catching glimpses of incredible animals such as gazelles and the rare Arabian Oryx.

Day 5 Liwa Oasis

Back to the mainland today, as you board a morning flight to Abu Dhabi and enjoy a two-hour private transfer to your luxury hotel, the Qasr Al Sarab: located in the Liwa Desert, this resort features incredible dining, sweeping views of the desert, and an outdoor pool for basking in - and cooling off from - the Arabian sun.

Liwa Oasis

Day 6 Liwa Oasis

Spend the day soaking in the experience at the Qasr Al Sarab. Take a walk through the desert, enjoy gourmet dishes at the on-site restaurants, relax poolside in a sun lounger, or indulge in a spa treatment: it’s all there, in the middle of the desert!

Day 7 Liwa Oasis

Your desert stay is not over yet: today, climb on a camel or a 4x4 for an incredible tour of the Liwa Desert - and be sure not to leave your camera behind! Enjoy another evening in this tranquil, luxurious resort.

Day 8 Zighy Bay

Today, you’ll drive five hours to Zighy Bay, Oman, located on the northern Musandam Peninsula of Oman. After you check into your pool villa at the Six Senses Zighy Bay, explore the resort and the beach before enjoying traditional cuisine at the Spice Market or one of the other on-site restaurants.

Zighy Bay

Day 9 Zighy Bay

Experience the wonders of Zighy Bay: hike over the mountain towards Wadi al Khamsi, try out activities including rock climbing and hand line fishing, and enjoy an incredible five-hour cruise through Haffa Bay past the stunning Musandam Fjords.

Day 10 Dubai

Bright lights, big city: today you’ll leave your tranquil bayside retreat and head two hours to Dubai, where you’ll check into the luxurious One & Only The Palm. Located on the Palm Islands just off the coast of the city, this resort features incredible lagoon pools and stunning views over the Persian Gulf.

Day 11 Dubai

On your second free day in Dubai, why not head over to the nearby Atlantis Palm Resort for a day of wholesome fun: hang out at the Aquaventure Waterpark, say hi to the tropical creatures in the Lost Chambers Aquarium, check out a show at the Atlantis Dive Centre, and even swim with dolphins in Dolphin Bay before heading back to your hotel for the evening.

Dubai

Day 12 Dubai

On your second free day in Dubai, why not head over to the nearby Atlantis Palm Resort for a day of wholesome fun: hang out at the Aquaventure Waterpark, say hi to the tropical creatures in the Lost Chambers Aquarium, check out a show at the Atlantis Dive Centre, and even swim with dolphins in Dolphin Bay before heading back to your hotel for the evening.

Day 13 Dubai

Today, you’ve got another day to explore your hotel, the local Palm Islands, or the city center of Dubai. If you’re in the mood to sit back, relax, and be pampered, find your way to The Palm Resorts, Spa to enjoy features such as a holistic cocoon room, a nail bar, and whirlpools, before sealing your relaxation with a sunset cocktail.

Day 14 Dubai

Soak up innovation and the bright lights of the future on a tour of the city. Today, you will explore Dubai Creek, the Al Fahidi Historic District and Bastakiya, the Dubai Museum, and other local attractions, while also dining at a local restaurant for lunch.

Dubai

Day 15 Departure

Your tour of Abu Dhabi, Oman, and Dubai has come to an end: today, you will enjoy breakfast at your hotel before a private transfer to the airport to head home or onto your next destination.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, breakfasts and some casual lunches while touring. Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.

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With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.

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