Dubai to Oman Salalah
Dubai and Oman coast-desert safari & Salalah
Take a quick tour around Dubai and discover the city’s rich mix of cultural traditions and cosmopolitan living and 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 Muscat, most picturesque wadis in Oman Coastal road and Desert Safari.
Explore beautiful Salalah and visit most famous archaeological sites & Land of frankincense visit museum of frankincense & archaeological sites
Dubai ● Muscat ● Wahiba Sands ● Muscat ● Salah
- Muscat-half day muscat city tour
- Muscat-Wadi Abyeen-Bimmah sink hole-Wadi Shab-Wahiba sands
- Wahiba sands-Wadi Bani Khalid-Ibra-Muscat
- Full day east & west Salalah
NOTE: Rate based on 4 passengers
Departure TimeApproximately 8.30AM
Return TimeApproximately 6.30PM
Dress CodeCasual, comfortable and light
Included4 Star Accomodation5 Star AccommodationAirport TransferAll applicable taxesAll Mentioned ActivitiesAll Mentioned MealsBreakfastFirst Class AccommodationIndicated entrance feesPrivate GuidePrivate TourPrivate Transportation
Not Includedalcoholic/non alcoholic beveragesBoat rideBottled waterCycle rideDaily buffet breakfastDeluxe cruise on Halong bayDeparture taxes/customs/immigration feesDomestic airfareInternational airfaresJeep SafariMonuments Entry FeesPersonal ExpensesPrivate boat tripShared Boat rideShared GuideShared Hotel TransfersTaxesTrainWaterproof Clothing
DAY 01: ARRIVAL DUBAI
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 OMAN SAFARI TOURS chauffeur 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
Morning, Check out hotel then transfer to Dubai Airport for departure. (Standard Check out time is 12:00hrs). 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 Oman Safari Tours 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 4: MUSCAT-WADI ARBYEEN-BIMMAH SINK HOLE-WADI SHAB-WAHIBA SANDS
8h30 AM your guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you for an incredible
journey. You drive further to Wadi Arbaeen, en route you see lush village surrounded with dates, lemon, mango plantations. You will have photo stop at each place. You finally will reach Wadi Arbaeen – an oasis spot in the middle of the barren and dry mountains. It is one of the most beautiful wadis and its pools
with clear deep blue water give you an opportunity to take a refreshing dip. On the coastal road you stop at the limestone Sinkhole in Bimah and then continue to Fins. You will then stop at Wadi Shab which means a “wadi between the cliffs”, enjoy a walk through the wadi, walking shoes are strongly recommended. Going up the wadi you will soon see pools appearing before you and you may also enjoy a refreshing swim in those pools. 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 05: WAHIBA SANDS-WADI BANI KHALID-IBRA-MUSCAT
After breakfast, you will leave behind you this beautiful desert and continue your journey to Wadi Bani Khalid, one of the most picturesque wadis in Oman. Take a plunge in the crystal clear waters of the wadi, perfect spot to take memorable pictures of green pools and waterfalls.
Coming to Muscat, stop at Al Mudayrib and Ibra for a closer look at the watchtowers proudly looking over villages from the top of the hills.
Return to Muscat. Overnight in Muscat hotels.
DAY 06: 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 07: 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 8: FINAL DEPARTURE TO SALALAH AIRPORT
Departure transfers to Airport to connect the flight back home as per flight timing.
Typology: Muscat city Grand mosque, off road wadi Shab, Wadi Bani Khalid, Desert Wahiba sands