Oman & U.A.E. Explorer

9 Days

Oman & U.A.E. Explorer

Muscat, Abu Dhabi, Dubai

U.A.E Tours with a Local Private Guide

The epitome of modern-day Middle Eastern opulence is found in the United Arab Emirates. On a private guided United Arab Emirates tour you will be introduced to the ultra-modern city of Dubai, one of seven emirates that make up the U.A.E. From its staggering architecture and shimmering sand dunes and the marble magnificence of the Sheik Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates is sure to captivate you.

Using their intimate familiarity with travel to the United Arab Emirates, our Destination Experts will plan a trip that caters to your tastes and interests, creating an unforgettable trip. Our local private guides will provide exclusive access to their breathtaking country uncovering history and culture often overlooked, while our 24/7 on-the-ground support allows you to feel secure and taken care of every step of the way.

  • Explore the forts and palaces of Muscat, the Omani capital.
  • Visit stunning desert landscapes and refreshing wadis by private 4×4.
  • Take in a falconry demonstration from a hot-air balloon 4,000 feet above the desert floor.
  • Wander traditional souks and glitzy shopping malls in search of gold and more.
  • Stay in a handpicked selection of premium accommodations.

Please note: USD per person, double occupancy. Custom designed personal tour. Prices subject to change.

Starting at $5901 Per Person

* The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. KT


This sample itinerary was created by experts and is meant to inspire your next trip. It is ready to be customized to suit your interests, tastes and budget so you can connect with local cultures and experience authentic travel on your own terms and departing whenever you choose.

Made to order

  • Choose from a range of places to stay, from impeccable five-star hotels to equally outstanding boutique ones.
  • Tailor your trip to include a wide variety of activities, from the must-see’s to the lesser-known, local experiences, and even the exclusive ones you may not know about.
  • With no fixed dates or set schedules, you can explore on your terms.
  • Whether you’re celebrating one of life’s big moments or looking to fulfill a personal journey, we always work with you to ensure we’re creating a trip-of-a-lifetime.


Day 1 :

You’ve Arrived
For a more relaxing arrival experience, a representative will greet you at the arrival flight gate, accompanied by a luggage porter with buggy cars. Enjoy Prime Class Arrival Lounge refreshments then proceed through immigration via dedicated Fast Track counters with your assistant. The visa can either be arranged online or paid for at the airport separately and your assistant will facilitate the visa processing. Your luggage will be collected by your personal assistant and porter. Exit the airport terminal accompanied by your personal assistant and porter to meet with your private driver.

A private vehicle and English speaking driver will provide a transfer between airport and your hotel.

Your afternoon starts with a drive to the Grand Mosque for a photo opportunity accompanied by a private vehicle and a driver-guide. The mosque is beautiful by night, as it is illuminated from all sides with floor spot lights and the grandeur of its architectural genius truly comes alive. From here, you will continue on to the Corniche which fringes the old Muscat town – better known as Muttrah. The Corniche is near the main Mina Al Sultan Qaboos port of Oman and the Muttrah Souk. A short halt will allow you to visit the souk (market) and purchase some typical Oman souvenirs. Visit the Bait Al Zubair Museum which is one of the most informative museums in Oman and focuses mainly on the traditional culture and lifestyle of the people of the Sultanate. From here travel on to see the Sultan’s Palace and the two forts Jalali and Mirani which guard it. Afterwards return to your hotel.

Day 2 :

The Adventure Begins
You will be picked up from your hotel by a private vehicle and an English speaking driver-guide for a full day tour. Visit Nizwa souq and fort which has been strategically built atop a hill overlooking the ancient villages with its colorful domes and bustling market below. Continue to drive in a 4WD towards Jabal Akhdar, or Green Mountain in Arabic (2800 M above sea level). Next stop is Wadi Bani Habib, a stunning dry-river bed, scattered with glimmering turquoise pools stretching about 20-30 km. The wadi skirts beautiful villages with their terrace farming fields. Then, proceed on to the peak of the green mountain, where you may enjoy the breathtaking view from the top. You will also stop at the Jabal Akhdar hotel for tea or Omani coffee and some light refreshments (not included). Afterwards, you will return to your hotel.

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Day 3 :

Get a Lay of the Land
Enjoy an exhilarating round of “dune bashing” in a four-wheel drive vehicle accompanied by a driver-guide. Wahiba Sands is a vast mass of undulating red and white sand dunes rising up to 200 meters and stretching as far as the eye can see. It is also host to a large variety of flora and fauna and ever-changing patterns of dunes, a photographer’s delight! The sands are the traditional homes of the nomads and the Bedouins. It is common to see them moving through the desert with their camels. During your trip through the desert stop and visit a Bedouin home. A picnic lunch box will be provided to be savored in the desert. In sharp contrast to this is Wadi Bani Khalid, a beautiful Wadi indeed. The wadi has clear deep blue waters, where the shade of the palm trees are inviting for a relaxing siesta! Catch a glimpse of the pretty villages scattered all over the Wadi Bani Khalid as they cling precariously to the slopes of the rugged mountain-side (Please bring along your swimwear, the clear waters of the Wadi are very inviting! Also please note that light clothing and walking shoes may be more suitable on this trip).

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The Journey Continues…
A private vehicle and English speaking driver will provide a transfer between airport and your hotel.

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote.

Upon arrival, you will be met by an airport representative who will provide you with a welcome package, including useful information about the destination and 24-hour contact and emergency numbers.

A private vehicle with English-speaking driver will provide a transfer between the airport and hotel.

Day 5 :

Explore a City of Contrasts
Meet your private driver and guide to embark on a full day tour of Abu Dhabi. The capital city of UAE is a gem to discover. Spend your day wandering around the city’s cultural landmarks and taking in its mesmerizing skyline. Start your adventure with a visit to the Yas Island where you will get a chance to take photographs of the iconic Ferrari World. Next, sneak a peek into the relaxed modern city life in Abu Dhabi as you are driven to the heart of the city along the Corniche with its beautifully developed public spaces. Your day continues with a visit to the Heritage Village, a living exhibit of a traditional oasis village where you will get an opportunity to witness the desert way of life. Now that you have worked up your appetite, transfer to the grandiose Emirates Palace for lunch and get a taste of its award-winning, world-class cuisine. After lunch, enjoy a tour of the marvelous Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Delve into the architectural and spiritual majesty of this monument as you discover its splendor with your expert private guide. End your day with a private transfer back to your hotel.

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On the Road Again
A private vehicle with English-speaking driver will provide a transfer between the Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Day 7 :

Secrets of the City
A private vehicle will pick you up from your hotel for this private tour of Dubai. Modern Dubai offers visitors a diverse experience from the unforgettable charm of traditional souks to inspiring modern skyscrapers. Your day begins with a visit to The Dubai Mall, one of the World’s largest shopping centers located next to the iconic Burj Khalifa. Here, you will visit the world-class Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and experience the exotic wonders of aquatic life first-hand. Be treated to an exceptional underwater adventure as you meet eye to-eye with sharks, stingrays and other species of fish in their natural habitat. The tour continues with a visit to the World’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Begin your vertical ascent to the observation deck in a high-speed elevator, traveling at 10 meters per second. As the doors open, floor-to-ceiling glass walls provide a breath-taking unobstructed 360-degree view of the city, desert and ocean. Following this exciting visit, you will drive towards Dubai Marina district, which offers an exclusive environment for living, leisure and business, only to be followed by the world`s largest man-made island, that has captured the world’s imagination with its magnificent scale and ingenuity, called The Palm Jumeirah. A brief photo stop opposite the luxurious Atlantis The Palm Hotel a magnificent, oceanic tribute to a mythological age, will impress all. Upon the conclusion of the tour, settle in for a private transfer back to your hotel.

Note: Original ID / Passport is mandatory for this activity.

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Day 8 :

High in the Sky
Catch the rising sun at 4,000 feet on an airborne adventure, viewing the vast expanse of golden sand dunes from the comfort of a gentle hot air balloon ride. Fly with falcons as these magnificent birds have been trained to fly from the hot air balloon in a breathtaking world-first spectacle. Let the world’s most experienced hot air balloon pilots take you on a ride of a lifetime. Once you land, you will be driven to a private desert conservation reserve where you will have the chance to freshen up at clean, private bathrooms before breakfast. Breakfast will be a scrumptious selection of delicacies such as hand-cut smoked salmon and caviar. Upon the conclusion of your experience you will be transferred back to your accommodation.

What is a better way to start the day than with a tranquil and peaceful sail along the coastline of Dubai, while viewing new prestigious projects, such as The Palm and World Islands. This 2 hours nautical activity includes transfers to and from your hotel.

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Day 9 :

Bon Voyage
A private vehicle with driver will provide a transfer between the airport and hotel.


What’s included

  • A fully customized itinerary based on your interests and schedule
  • 24/7 in-destination support from our local office
  • All accommodation stays, tours and transfers for scheduled activities are covered, unless otherwise listed in the itinerary
  • A private driver for tours and transfers (in some countries our local private guides also act as your driver - your Destination Expert will discuss with you if applicable)
  • Local private guides or shared tours that take you through your itinerary highlights and experiences, your final itinerary will confirm the type of tour
  • A greeting at the airport or at your accommodation from one of our representatives – your expert will confirm your meet and greet location with you
  • Breakfast each morning at your hotel, plus any meals indicated in the itinerary
  • One suitcase and one carry-on per person for trip transfers

What’s not included

  • Your international airfare – please do let your expert know if you’d like to receive pricing from our Air Team
  • Travel insurance, which we offer and can be purchased after you’ve booked your tour
  • Visas (unless noted)
  • Tips for services and experiences
  • Lunches, dinners and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), unless specified in the itinerary
  • Excess baggage charges, and where applicable, baggage not included in your fare
  • Personal charges such as laundry, phone calls, SIM cards or room service
  • Early check-in or late check-out from hotels (unless otherwise specified)
  • Additional sightseeing, activities and experiences outside of your itinerary
  • Optional enhancements like room or flight upgrades, or local camera or video fees
  • Passport fees, immunization costs, and local departure taxes (when applicable)

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Notes & Restrictions
Hotel Availability: All packages are subject to availability at time of booking. Hotels that are on request may not be available and a comparable alternate will be offered.

Dubai • Jumeirah Beach Hotel

With its striking wave-like design, Jumeirah Beach Hotel’s five-star resort is one of Dubai’s most instantly recognizable structures. Happily for the guests, the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai is equally famed for its amazing value and sheer wealth of options to enjoying your stay. All the hotel’s guestrooms, suites and villas are luxuriously furnished and provide spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf. And once you’ve finished taking in the view, you can choose from the widest array of leisure facilities around one of the best family hotels in Dubai, including a scuba diving center, swimming pools, Sinbad’s Kids Club, The Hub for teens and complimentary, unlimited access to the Wild Wadi Water Park. You’ll find everything you’re looking for and much more at Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai.

Muscat • Crowne Plaza Muscat

The Crowne Plaza hotel is a modern regal hotel that stands by the sandy beaches of the Gulf of Oman. Guests can expect great service, accommodation and atmosphere at this hotel in the capitol city of Oman.

Abu Dhabi • Traders Qaryat Al Beri

With a blend of contemporary style and comfortable furnishings, Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi is ideally located in the Qaryat Al Beri complex. Ideally located in the Qaryat Al Beri Complex, the 301 well-appointed rooms and suites at Traders Hotel, Abu Dhabi, are designed to provide guests with a comfortable stay. Relax and rejuvenate in contemporary, spacious rooms, featuring stylish décor with warm tones and comfortable furnishings. These rooms are fully equipped with features to make your stay memorable and productive.

Optional Tours

Check out our optional sightseeing.

1/2 Day Morning Safari (4 hrs) – Vehicle/Driver

Get ready for a morning trip of excitement and magic as your seasoned safari drivers take you away from the busy city into a thrilling journey over the sand dunes deep inside the Dubai desert. Embark on an hour-long, exhilarating dune bashing experience and enjoy a photo stop in the desert as you bask in the morning sun. Stop at the camp site to enjoy some refreshments and get an opportunity to ride a camel. You will return to the city around noon to enjoy the rest of your day refreshed and full of stories to tell.

Louvre Abu Dhabi Tour (4 hrs) – Private
Abu Dhabi,

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is a new cultural beacon for the UAE, bringing together an elaborately curated collection of art, design, and world history to celebrate the region’s vibrant multicultural history. Spend 90 minutes discovering the museum’s permanent galleries and temporary exhibitions with your private English speaking guide professional guide from the Louvre, wandering through the collection of galleries that tell the story of humanity in twelve inspiring chapters. The artwork on display at The Louvre Abu Dhabi comes from the museum’s extensive collection, along with many masterpieces on loan from some of the most world-renowned French museums, and is a must-see for any art aficionado.

Dolphin Watch with Snorkeling (3 hrs) – Shared Tour

Dolphins in Oman are a common sight. Oman is home to a variety of dolphins and whale species including the spinner and bottle nose dolphin. Almost all year round, dolphins can be spotted within close proximity of the coast. Since these are untamed creatures in their natural habitat, sightings cannot be guaranteed. However, the trip onto the ocean is a treat in itself! While on the water, use the opportunity to discover tropical fish species and go snorkeling. Coral beds provide homes to an exotic variety of fish that are fascinating to observe.

Island Hopping Tour with Picnic Lunch (5 hrs) – Shared

Enjoy this boat trip along the coastline of Muscat from one small alcove of beaches to another until you find the perfect “Robinson Crusoe” hideaway that appeals to you best. Once you have set your heart on a beach the skipper will drop you off so you can spend the day on the island. Discover the plentiful sea life with the provided snorkeling equipment. You will be dropped off at your chosen beach in the morning and picked up again in the early evening. Enjoy making your own rules on your very own secluded Island. A picnic lunch will be provided.

Dubai Old City Tour (4 hrs) – Private

Meet your private driver and guide for a half day tour that will give you an opportunity to see some of old Dubai’s most fascinating sites. This is a city that provides a new setting at every turn, richly mixing together the old and the new; it’s without a doubt the leading tourist destination in the Middle East. Dubai is a city of ages that rises out of the desert and crowns the gulf coast with its presence. This tour takes you on a journey that shows you the old and new Dubai. Learn about the 19th-century life in Dubai as you visit the Dubai Museum and weave through the alleys of the Al Fahidi Historical District. Next, board an ‘abra’, a traditional water taxi that ferried the locals through the years across the Dubai Creek. On the opposite side of the Creek take a stroll through the spice market, fruit and vegetable market, and the Gold Souk. You will also stop for an opportunity to take photographs of the Jumeirah mosque, an architectural landmark in Dubai. As you make your way through this fascinating city, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the historic Union House Flag where the UAE forged a union almost half a century ago. Finish your day off with a visit to the Jumeirah Beach where you will get a chance to take pictures with the iconic Burj Al Arab in the background. Your journey ends with a private transfer back to your hotel.

Shopping Tour (4 hrs) – Private

This is the tour where you “shop till you drop” including visit to shopping Malls like Bur Juman, Al Ghurair and Deira City Center the biggest shopping mall in Dubai with more than 300 storefronts. We will take you to Al Fahidi Street, also known as the Electronics Street, and the Naif souk with its abundance of textiles that will add color to the trip and put your bargaining skills to the test. Dubai Gold souk, which proves Dubai as the “City of Gold”, is the place where you may buy some of the finest and purest gold at competitive prices with a dazzling array of international designs attracting your attention!

Dubai Seaplane Adventure (40 min) – Private

Immerse yourself in the iconic wonders of the UAE with a unique, private seaplane tour. From desert mirage to architectural marvels, a seaplane scenic tour provides the finest views of the country’s renowned wonders. It’s an experience that imbues the intimate charm and exquisite detail of the UAE’s iconic attractions and it fully showcases the splendor of cities that are surrounded by scorched desert and shimmering sea. Private transfers to and from your scenic flight are included.

Full Day Abu Dhabi City Tour – Private

Meet your private driver and guide to embark on a full day tour of Abu Dhabi. The capital city of UAE is a gem to discover. Spend your day wandering around the city’s cultural landmarks and taking in its mesmerizing skyline. Upon arrival in Abu Dhabi, start your adventure with a visit to the Yas Island where you will get a chance to take photographs of the iconic Ferrari World. Next, sneak a peek into the relaxed modern city life in Abu Dhabi as you are driven to the heart of the city along the Corniche with its beautifully developed public spaces. Your day continues with a visit to the Heritage Village. Take a stroll through this living exhibit of a traditional oasis village and get an opportunity to witness the desert way of life. The next stop of your adventure is the marvelous Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Here you can delve into the architectural and spiritual majesty of this monument as you discover its splendor with your expert private guide. End your day with a private transfer back to your hotel.

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Oman & U.A.E. Explorer