Day 1 : Montreal – Dubai
Flights from Montreal to Dubai.
Day 2 : Dubai
Arrival at Dubai International Airport. Meet, greet and assist at airport. Transfer to hotel, Dubai and check in.
Sample the historic sites and vibrant cosmopolitan life of Dubai on this comprehensive tour. The tour starts with a photo-stop at the famous landmark of Dubai, Burj Al Arab. Proceed to Jumeirah, the picturesque palace and residential area of Dubai, also home to the famous Jumeirah Mosque. Passing by the Sheikh Saeed House (former residence of the ruling family), the tour continues to Al Bastakiya, the old part of Dubai, to reach the museum located in Al Fahidi Fort. All aboard the Abra (water taxi) to cross the Creek to the spice souk. Before savoring the sights and sounds of the fruit and vegetable market, there is time to shop in the most famous landmark of Dubai – the gold souk. (On Friday morning, Dubai Museums and most of the shops at the shopping centers will be closed).
Evening Dhow Cruise Dinner in Dubai
For a fabulous relaxing evening join our traditional Arabian dhow for an evening’s cruise on the Creek. Enjoy a sumptuous feast of Arabic and International cuisine while gently gliding past illuminated souks, banks and palaces. Overnight at Chelsea hotel, Dubai. D
Day 3: Dubai
Half day Desert Safari with English Speaking Guide (4WD)
This tour departs in the afternoon across the desert with several photo-stops during an exciting dune drive and visit a camel farm. The drive continues across the desert. Watch the beautiful sunset in the desert, reach our campsite, where you have the opportunity to do camel riding, sand boarding and try out a henna design on hands or feet. After working up an appetite enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner and a shisha (the famous Arabic water pipe). Before returning, watch our belly dancer performing her show around the campfire by starlight. Overnight at Chelsea hotel, Dubai. B/D
Day 4 : Dubai – Fujairah
Full Day East Cost Sightseeing
The tour begins with a drive through the lush oasis of Al Dhaid, renowned for its fruit and vegetable plantations. Then onto Masafi, and the picturesque Hajar mountains before reaching the village of Dibba, for a wander around the small port. The drive continues along the coast, through fishing villages. During your lunch break enjoy a relaxing swim in the Indian Ocean. You drive to Al Badiyah, the oldest mosque in the Emirates, and then take a short break at Khor Fakkan souk for a photo-stop. In Fujairah you stop at the renovated Fort. Before returning there is a stop at the oasis of Bithnah and then time to browse around the ‘Friday Market’ in Masafi. After sightseeing transfer to Fujairah Rotana for check in.cOvernight at Fujairah Rotana Hotel. B/L
Day 5 : Fujairah
Full day free at leisure or enjoy the day at the beach. Overnight at Fujairah Rotana Hotel. B
Day 6: Fujairah – Al Ain
Full day Al Ain sightseeing
Enjoy a great day out taking the sights and sounds of the beautiful Garden City of Al Ain and part of the Sultanate of Oman. The tour begins with a drive through the fascinating and ever changing desert scenery before reaching the Hajar Mountains. In Al Ain the renovated Old Palace of H.H. Sheikh Zayed, the late ruler of Abu Dhabi and the late President of the UAE. The next destination is the camel market, the largest in the U.A.E. Step back in time at the Hili Gardens, famous for the archaeological excavations from the third millennium B.C. After sightseeing check in to Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet hotel in Al Ain. Dinner and overnight at hotel. B/D
Day 7 : Al Ain –Sohar – Rustaq – Mascate
This morning drive to Sultanate of Oman. Cross the UAE/Oman border and after completing the Visa formalities. Drive to Muscat via Rustaq. Arrive in Muscat and check in to Shangri La hotel in Muscat. Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Muscat. B/D
Day 8 : Muscat
Morning half day Muscat city tour
The tour begins by driving through the beautiful embassy quarter of Muscat en route to Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Visit the mosque, a religious landmark of Muscat and splendour of unique Islamic architecture (Islamic dress code to be observed). The next stop is the Bait Al Zubeir, which offers a wealth of information about the country’s culture, tradition and history. Then on to Muttrah, a delightful quarter of Muscat, complete with traditional souk and fish market. From Muttrah the drive continues to Muscat Old Town where the tour proceeds on foot, strolling around the palace of Sultan Qaboos and the forts Jalali and Mirani. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at Shangri –La (Al Waha) Hotel in Muscat. B
Day 9 : Muscat – Quriyat – Tiwi – Muscat
Full Day Muscat – Sur (4WD)
From Muscat you first head to the coastal town of Quriyat, famous for its beautiful beaches. Then onto a photo-stop at the ‘Sinkhole’ : part of a mountain that has collapsed and filled with sea water. The next destination is Tiwi and the picturesque Wadi Shad with time to wander around its lush vegetation. Picnic lunch en route. Return to Muscat.
Overnight at Shangri –La (Al Waha) Hotel in Muscat. B/L
Day 10 : Dubai
Transfer to Dubai International Airport for return flight. B
B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner
Hotel accommodation in double/twin room on bed & breakfast basis for the group as follows:
5686 B, Monkland
Montreal QC H4A 1E4