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10 Day Dubai & Oman Discovery Premium Small Group Tour

10 Day Dubai & Oman Discovery Premium Small Group Tour

A portion of this tour runs as a group tour where you will be escorted by an expert tour leader. Another portion is self-guided, whether conducted by rail, cruise or land, and you will travel between destinations on your own, with free time to explore at your own pace.

Escorted Type
Partially Escorted

This tour is conducted at a medium-fast pace. Some long travel days may be required to complete this itinerary and you will typically spend two nights at each destination, with some one night stays required. This trip includes a mix of sightseeing and free time to explore at your own pace. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and some activities will be conducted on uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to handle your own luggage.

Pace
Moderate Pace

These tours are our proudest creations. They have been crafted for Inspiring Vacations travellers exclusively, with personal and unique experiences in mind. Please see the Important Information on your selected tour for exact group size. Enjoy features such as hand-picked accommodation, a sampling of the region’s best culinary delights, and a range of optional activities to choose from to best suit your travel style.

Group Size
Small Group

Take advantage of our 7 day cooling-off period. 

Cooling Off Period
7 Days

✓  Small group tour - up to 16 guests only
✓ Incredible sightseeing, including guided tours of Muscat’s main sites, a visit to the Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve, dune safari across Wahiba Sands, visits to picturesque wadis, date plantations and rural mountain villages across Oman, and ample time to explore Dubai with optional touring available
✓ 9 nights in handpicked 3 to 5-star accommodation including an overnight stay in a luxury desert camp in Wahiba Sands 
✓ Breakfast daily
✓ Fully escorted by professional, English-speaking guide (days 2–8)
✓ Independent exploration of Dubai with optional excursions available (days 1, 8-10)
✓ Dedicated, comfortable coach transportation
✓ Private arrival and departure transfers on the first and final itinerary days 
✓ Return international economy class flights from Dubai to Muscat 
✓ 7 Day cooling off period. See under Fine Print for more information

What we love about this tour

Travel with the experts for a carefully curated, value-packed discovery of the world's most iconic destinations. Our tours are bursting with must-see sights, rich experiences and quality inclusions, all at an unbeatable price. Bucket list dreams are ticked off on these all-encompassing journeys.

Itinerary

Hotel
voco Dubai, an IHG Hotel or Similar

Welcome to the United Arab Emirates! Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure to explore this dynamic city on your own.

Airport transfers are not included. Our transfer portal offers the option to book your airport transfers for an easier arrival experience (additional charges apply). Access to this portal will be available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed.

Hotel
Sheraton Hotel Muscat or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Indulge in breakfast at your hotel before being transferred to Dubai International Airport for your inclusive flight to Muscat. Upon arrival at Muscat International Airport, you'll receive a warm welcome and be transferred to your luxurious 5-star hotel situated in the heart of this enchanting city.

Later this afternoon, meet your tour leader and fellow travellers for a guided exploration of Muscat. Begin your journey at Bait Al Zubair Museum, where you'll gain insight into Oman's fascinating history and development. Traverse the scenic Corniche, pausing at the bustling Fish Market and lively Muttrah Souq. Don't miss the opportunity to capture a snapshot of the magnificent Al Alam Palace, the majestic residence of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, flanked by the ancient Portuguese forts, Mirani and Jalali. The evening is yours to unwind at the hotel or venture out to discover more of Muscat's charms at your leisure.

Hotel
Sur Plaza Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel. 

At 8:00am, embark on a visit to the majestic Grand Mosque, followed by a journey to Sur. Depart for Ras Al Jinz along the scenic and rugged coastal route, offering stunning vistas of the azure waters of the Gulf of Oman against pristine white beaches.

En route, pass through the charming fishing village of Quriyat, where you may have the opportunity to spot flamingos and eagles at an inland stream. Continue to the Bimah sinkhole, a mesmerising limestone crater with crystal-clear blue-green water at its base. On clear, sunny days, keep an eye out for sharks in the deep blue waters or graceful gazelles sprinting across the landscape as you drive along the coast.

As the journey progresses, the road winds through mountainous terrain, providing captivating views of the ocean along the way. Upon arrival in Sur, visit the fish jetty and dhow factory before checking into your hotel.

In the evening, embark on a drive to the Ras Al Jinz Scientific Centre, where trained guides will accompany you to the beach to witness the fascinating sight of turtles coming ashore to nest in the sands. Return to Sur where the rest of the evening is at leisure.

Hotel
Arabian Nights Resort & Spa or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel.

At 8:00am, we set off to explore Wadi Bani Khalid, a picturesque valley dotted with charming villages nestled among the mountains. The wadi boasts crystal-clear, deep blue waters, offering a refreshing escape. It's recommended to wear light, comfortable clothing and sturdy walking shoes for this excursion. After immersing ourselves in the beauty of Wadi Bani Khalid, we continue our journey to Wahiba Sands.

Wahiba Sands is a vast expanse of undulating red and white sand dunes, reaching heights of up to 200 metres. These ever-shifting dunes create mesmerising patterns, making it a paradise for photographers. Experience the thrill of a roller-coaster ride as our skilled drivers navigate the dunes. The desert is also inhabited by the traditional Bedouin tribe, known for their warm hospitality and deep knowledge of the sands. We'll have the opportunity to visit a Bedouin family in their traditional dwelling, gaining insight into their way of life.

Today, an Inspiring Stay awaits with an overnight stay at a luxury desert camp nestled within the enchanting surroundings of Wahiba Sands.

Hotel
Golden Tulip Nizwa or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel.

At 8:00am, we depart Wahiba Sands and head towards Birkat al Mouz. Along the way, we make a stop at the picturesque village of Birkat Al Mauz, nestled at the foothills of Jebel Akhdar (Green Mountains). Take a leisurely stroll through its oasis and lush date plantations, soaking in the serene surroundings.

Next, we continue to Nizwa, the capital of the interior and the birthplace of Islam in the Sultanate of Oman. Nizwa is renowned for its iconic Round Tower Fort, constructed in the 17th century, and its vibrant Souq, famous for its Friday cattle auction and exquisite handcrafted "Khanjars" (daggers) and silver jewellery.

Enjoy an overnight stay in Nizwa, immersing yourself in the rich history and culture of this town.

Hotel
Golden Tulip Nizwa or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

At 8:00am, we set off for the date plantations in Al Hamra village. We'll explore the charming stone house village of Misfah, known for its picturesque mountain setting and well-preserved stone dwellings.

Next, we journey to Jabrin, home to one of Oman's most remarkable castles, dating back to the late 17th century. This castle served as a centre of Omani scholarship and boasts exquisite examples of traditional ceiling paintings and intricate wood carvings.

Following our visit to Jabreen Castle, we continue to Bahla Fort, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its historical significance.

After a day of exploration, we return to Nizwa for an overnight stay, immersing ourselves further in the rich cultural heritage of Oman.

Hotel
Sheraton Hotel Muscat or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

At 8:00am, we begin our journey back to Muscat, embarking on a scenic drive through captivating landscapes, including the breathtaking Wadi Bani Awf and the picturesque village of Bilad Sayt. As we wind our way through rugged terrain and verdant valleys, we'll be treated to stunning views of Oman's natural beauty. Along the way, we'll pause to soak in the tranquillity of the surroundings and perhaps catch glimpses of local wildlife. After a day of exploration, we return to Muscat for an overnight stay at our hotel, where we can unwind and reflect on the day's adventures. Bid farewell to your local guide as your Oman portion of the tours comes to an end this evening.

Hotel
voco Dubai, an IHG Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to Muscat International Airport for your included flight to Dubai. 

Upon arrival at Dubai International Airport, you'll be warmly welcomed in the arrivals area and transferred to your luxurious 5-star hotel nestled in the vibrant heart of the city. 

Take advantage of the remainder of the day to explore Dubai at your leisure, whether you choose to relax and unwind in the comfort of your hotel or venture out to discover the city's myriad attractions, culinary delights, and shopping opportunities.

Hotel
voco Dubai, an IHG Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today is at leisure to unwind in the luxurious ambiance of your hotel, embark on independent exploration of Dubai's wonders, or opt to participate in one of the below optional tours.

Optional Tour - Morning Classic Dubai city tour

Although vast swathes of Dubai are now transformed with contemporary architecture into a modern and luxurious city, traces of the historic town that existed 40 years ago can still be found in some parts. The ‘Traditional Dubai City Tour’ will take you on a cultural journey through time into mini mazes of wind- towered buildings, narrow lanes and meandering pathways of the lively souks and a scenic ride on the traditional Abra boat.

Main Sites to Visit & Explore:

  •  A visit to the heritage area of Bastakiya and 225-year-old Fort Al Fahidi which houses the Dubai Museum
  • A ride on the traditional Abra boat across scenic Dubai Creek
  • A visit to the Spice and Gold Souks, with tantalising scents and shimmering jewellery
  • A drive to Burj Al Arab, the iconic hotel that has established unmatched standards of luxury
  • A photo stop next to Jumeirah Mosque, an architectural landmark

* Please note that Dubai Museum is closed until further notice

Includes: hotel transfers, entrance fees
Start Time: 9am
End Time: 1pm

Optional Tour - Classic Abu Dhabi city tour with Louvre Museum

Spend a perfect day at the capital of the United Arab Emirates and discover how this majestic Emirati city artfully blends the ancient past with the modern present. The ‘Abu Dhabi City Tour’ is an all-encompassing introductory excursion of the distinctly Arabian sibling of the glitzy city of Dubai. From one of the world’s largest mosques, to the mesmerising and trendy Corniche, there is a lot to take in within this fascinating historic emirate.

Main Sites to Visit & Explore:

  • A visit to the beautiful Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, an architectural wonder and one of the biggest mosques in the world
  • Emirates Palace photo stop
  • Heritage Village visit
  • Abu Dhabi Marina Mall
  • Date Market
  • A visit to Louvre Museum with entry ticket (no guide inside Louvre)
  • A drive by Ferrari World for photo stop

Includes: hotel transfers, entrance fees, Louvre Museum entry ticket 
Start Time: 9am
End Time: 6pm

Optional Tour - Desert Safari with BBQ dinner

A trip to the UAE would be incomplete without this thrilling safari in a 4x4 vehicle that will take you to some of the most amazing sand dunes of this region. A unique activity that is adventurous yet provides a cultural experience, Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner will ensure you have a memorable evening amidst a scenic desert landscape. 

Main Sites to Visit & Explore:

  • Dune bashing on some of the highest sand dunes in the region, in a 4x4 air-conditioned vehicle
  • Breathtaking views of the sun setting over the charming desert providing a magical experience
  • A chance to enjoy activities such as sandboarding and camel rides at the authentic Bedouin campsite which also has a henna designer, local attire for trial and refreshments 
  • A delicious barbecue dinner under the stars while being entertained by an enchanting belly dancer and a mesmerising Tannoura dance performance that will leave you in awe 

Includes: camel rides & sand skiing, Henna painting, photography with traditional Arabic dresses, full buffet dinner (vegetarian options available), unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, traditional dance performances, return hotel transfers.

Start Time: 3 or 4pm (depending on time of year) 
End Time: 9 or 10pm

Optional Tour - Classic Abu Dhabi city tour

Spend a perfect day at the capital of the United Arab Emirates and discover how this majestic Emirati city artfully blends the ancient past with the modern present. The ‘Abu Dhabi City Tour’ is an all-encompassing introductory excursion of the distinctly Arabian sibling of the glitzy city of Dubai. From one of the world’s largest mosques, to the mesmerising and trendy Corniche, there is a lot to take in within this fascinating historic emirate.

Main Sites to Visit & Explore:

  • A visit to the beautiful Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, an architectural wonder and one of the biggest mosques in the world
  • Emirates Palace photo stop
  • Heritage Village visit
  • Abu Dhabi Marina Mall
  • Date Market
  • A drive by of the Louvre Museum with photo stop
  • A drive by of the Ferrari World for photo stop

Includes: hotel transfers, entrance fees

Start Time: 9am
End Time: 5pm

Meals
Breakfast

Your journey through Oman and Dubai comes to an end this morning after breakfast. You will be met in the hotel lobby and transferred to Dubai International Airport (DXB) in accordance with your departure flight.

Airport transfers are not included. Our transfer portal offers the option to book your airport transfers for an easier arrival experience (additional charges apply). Access to this portal will be available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed.

Inclusions

  • 9 nights in quality 3 to 5-star hotels 
  • Activities indicated in the itinerary including entry fees
  • Breakfast daily
  • English-speaking tour leader whilst in Oman
  • 3-day independent exploration of Dubai (days 1, 8-10)
  • Fully escorted by professional, English-speaking guide in Oman (days 2–8)
  • All entrance fees to the sites listed (except optionals)
  • Comfortable, dedicated private transportation throughout
  • Return private transfers on arrival and departure in Dubai 
  • Return international, economy class flights from Dubai to Muscat
  • 23kg checked luggage allowance on Dubai - Muscat flight

  • Dubai – Time to explore Dubai on your own with optional touring available at an extra charge 
  • Muscat – Afternoon tour of Muscat’s mian sites including the Bait Al Zubair Museum,a drive along the waterfront Corniche, the colourful Muttrah Souq, and the impressive Grand Mosque
  • Sur – Travel via the scenic and rugged coastal route taking in the blue waters of the Gulf of Oman, the fishing village of Quriyat, and the opportunity of spotting Flamingos and Eagles. 
  • Sur – Stop at the Bimah sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with blue green water at the bottom
  • Ras Al Jinz – visit the Turtle Reserve to watch the turtles coming into nest on the sands
  • Wadi Bani Khalid – Visit one of the most picturesque and impressive wadis in Oman  
  • Wahiba Sands – Spend a night in a luxury desert camp and take a 4WD safari across the Dunes
  • Birkat Al Mauz – Experience village life and take a walk through its oasis and dense date plantations
  • Nizwa – Visit the birthplace of Islam in the Sultanate of Oman. See the famous 17th century Round Tower Fort and its Souq renowned for its Friday cattle auction, intricately hand carved “Khanjars” (daggers) & ornamental silver jewellery
  • Misfah & Tanouf – Visit the stone house village of Misfah and the beautiful Tanouf Valley characterised by its green landscapes and abundant water
  • Jabrin & Bahia – See one of Oman’s finest examples of castles built in the late 17th century as well as a visit to the World Heritage Listed site of Bahla Fort

Fine Print

Secure your trip with a $99.00 deposit per person.

Once we receive your deposit, we will send you an invoice with your remaining balance and payment options.

Instalment Schedule:

  1. At the time of booking pay a $99.00 deposit per person.
  2. Pay a 1st installment of $572.00 per person within 28 days.
  3. Pay a 2nd installment of $1,144.00 per person within 90 days.
  4. You will then be invoiced for final payment 120 days prior to departure.

This is a Land Only package.

This package does not include international airfares. If you would like to add airfares to your booking our flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub. The flight portal will allow you to search for all available airfares to your destination. The function works like most general flight search engines allowing you to select your preferred airline, book different cabin classes (eg. Business class) and view flight durations and transit times to your destination. 

The flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub once the following criteria has been met:

  • Your booking is confirmed
  • Your departure date is within 11 months
  • You  have completed your passenger detail form

Visit our Flight Hub for more information on terms and conditions, amending your flights and information on luggage allowances.

It is the traveller's responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return. Visas may be required for your destination. For further visa information, click here.

Some of our packages will include airport transfers in either one or both directions when arriving or departing from your destination. To know if transfers are included please view the ‘inclusions’ section of your selected package. If airport transfers are stated, transfers will be included as advised.

If transfers are not included, we also offer the option to book your airport transfers using our online portal. Access to this portal is available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed. Transfers are readily available and do not need to be booked until your final hotel list has been confirmed. Once you have made a transfer booking, please refer to your confirmation email for all transfer details including a local contact number for the transfer company.

If you book pre and/or post-tour accommodation on your own arrangement, and the tour includes transfers, note that these will be forfeited. The transfers are only provided in line with the tour dates and pre and/or post-tour accommodation purchased through Inspiring Vacations when available.

All participants must be in good physical condition to fully engage in this journey. For the safety and welfare of yourself and fellow travellers, if you are feeling unwell prior to departure, we advise staying home and contacting us to arrange alternate plans.

Prior to selecting your trip, carefully review the itinerary to assess your ability to comfortably manage our travel style. Please be aware that if, based on evaluation by our leader or local representative, a participant is deemed unable to safely complete the itinerary, we retain the right to exclude them from all or part of the trip without reimbursement.

It is advisable to consult your physician for current medical travel advisories and any required vaccinations before embarking. We recommend carrying a first aid kit and any necessary medications in their original packaging, as they may not be readily available during travel. For those carrying medication, it's essential to check your government's foreign travel guidelines for local restrictions or regulations.

Fitness Requirements
While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Inspiring Vacations customers.

As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available.

This particular tour is categorised as a”3”

Moderate Tour: A good level of fitness and mobility is required, as this tour includes a moderate level of physical activity and is considered a medium-fast paced tour. You should be able to walk up and down stairs, get on and off the coach and able to walk reasonable distances of approximately 2 kilometres per day or more with ease. Any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aids, other than a walking stick or hiking poles, then this tour is not suitable.

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. While tipping is not customary, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many destinations.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, however, any changes are beyond our control.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is $1,641.00 per person, in addition to the twin-share price.

Triple Share
Not available.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory for this tour to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

Group Size
Minimum of 2 and maximum 16 people

Children
Children must be 5 years old or above and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.

Tour Style
To meet the needs of various types of travelers, we choose to operate various types of tours, and depending on your selected package will mean different services are provided throughout your trip. The following descriptions of each tour style we hope will ensure that each traveller has appropriate expectations before they start their travels: 

  • Partially Escorted - A portion of these packages runs as a group tour where you will be escorted by an expert tour leader. Another portion is independent, whether conducted by rail, cruise or land, and you will travel between destinations on your own, with free time to explore at your own pace.

To enhance your journey, we are offering guests a choice of the following optional activities (prices are per person):

  • Morning Classic Dubai city tour (Day 9) - $94 per person
  • Classic Abu Dhabi city tour with Louvre Museum (Day 9) - $146 per person
  • Desert Safari with BBQ dinner (Day 9) - $115 per person
  • Classic Abu Dhabi city tour (Day 9) - $104 per person

Optional tours can be selected once you have finalised your tour purchase and paid your deposit. When completing your Passenger Booking Form, you will be asked if you would like to add Optional Tours, where any applicable cost will be added to your final balance. If you choose not to select them at this time, you can choose to add them later by logging in to your Account online.

Please note that you must select your Optional Tours no later than 70 days before departure, after which you will be required to purchase them on tour. Please keep in mind that anything purchased on-tour is subject to availability and prices may vary as you will be paying in local currency. We appreciate your understanding.

You can enhance your holiday by arriving or departing before or after the tour. On this tour you can choose from the following options:

Pre Tour Accommodation

  • $408.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $408.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Post Tour Accommodation

  • $408.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $408.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Please select the number of extra nights required in the 'Additional Nights Accommodation' field when making your purchase. The additional cost for these arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice and are subject to availability.

  • International airfares
  • Airport Transfer
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Tipping
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

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