What To Expect:
Oman Travel Tour Highlights
Though they are close neighbors, Dubai and Oman could not be more strikingly different, and this easy weeklong trip offers an introduction that gives visitors insight into two very different cultures rooted in the same Arabic tradition. Start with three nights in Dubai, where a halfday introductory tour and a daytrip into Sharjah, a neighboring emirate, will help you become familiar with this fast-paced, glittering city. From Dubai, take a short flight to Muscat – the flight lasts less than an hour but it feels as if you have traveled a million miles. Oman has carefully preserved its cultural and historical traditions by taking a more measured approach to tourism and development. In many ways, the clean, manicured port city of Muscat looks as it has for centuries, with the round Al Jalali Fort guarding quiet Muscat Bay and the waterfront promenade framing the edge of the water. Spend three days exploring Oman: highlights include an overnight trip to Wahiba Sands in the desert, a dolphin-watching excursion on the Gulf of Oman, and stays at two of Muscat’s most elegant properties. After three nights in Oman, the trip concludes with a short return flight to Dubai, where you will connect with your international departure flight.