2 Night Stay in Muscat the Capital of Oman - Muscat
City Sightseeing Experience in Muscat
Visit and Overnight Stay in the Old Sultanate Town of Nizwa
2 Night Stay in Abu Dhabi
City Sightseeing Experience in Abu Dhabi
1 x 60 minute Spa Treatment at the Luxurious Viceroy Yas Spa - ESPA
Overnight Desert Oasis Experience at Bab Al Shams
3 Night Stay in Dubai
City Sightseeing Experience in Dubai
Visit and Entry to Burj Khalifa - the World's Tallest Building
High Tea at the Famous Skyview Bar - Burj Al Arab
4WD Desert Safari Experience including Dinner Under the Stars
Dhow Dinner Cruise in Dubai
** Beautiful Luxury Accommodation **
Fully Escorted Tour - Your Sisterhood Tour Hostess is on hand to assist with making your holiday a memorable one
Return Airfares ex Melbourne with Emirates including Taxes (Other departure cities upon request)
One Way Flight from Muscat to Abu Dhabi including Taxes
Private Transportation Throughout
All meals as described in Itinerary
All sightseeing as described in Itinerary
Willing to Share Option
Document Distribution Day Subject to Minimum Numbers
Please allow AUD100.00 for tipping - To be collected by your Tour Hostess upon departure.
Itinerary Open Printable Itinerary
Day 1 - Monday 30 October 2017
Melbourne to Oman (Meals in Flight)
Welcome to Sisterhood Womens Travel! Meet your fellow travellers at the Melbourne Airport for our flight to Muscat (via Dubai) flying Emirates. Sit back, relax and enjoy the inflight entertainment as we head towards our next adventure.
Day 2 - Tuesday 31 October 2017
Welcome to Oman (D)
We arrive into Muscat the capital of Oman around 10.00am this morning. We'll be greeted and transferred to our accomodation with the afternoon free to make use of the hotel's facilities. Tonight we'll regroup for dinner and enjoy our first night in the UAE. 2 Nights Crown Plaza Muscat (or similar)
Day 2 - Wednesday 1 November 2017
Muscat (Sightseeing) (B,L)
Today we'll enjoy a half day city tour of Muscat with lunch at a local restaurant. Our city tour today will have us visit the Grand Mosque where we can admire the stately grandeur of this architectural masterpiece. We'll continue on to the fish and vegetable markets in Muttrah, where we'll mingle with the crowds. Next we'll visit the Muttrah Souq, where we'll find a mix of the old and the new along with a myriad of sights, sounds and fragrances. Our drive takes us past the Corniche and to the capital area with a photo stop at the Sultan’s Palace flanked by the 16th-century Portuguese forts of Jalali and Mirani. We'll visit the Bait Al Zubair Museum to learn more about Omani culture and history. Our tour ends with lunch and an afternoon free. Tonight dinner at leisure.
Day 3 - Thursday 2 November 2017
Muscat - Nizwa (B)
Today we'll transfer to Nizwa. Set by a desert oasis and encircled by the Western Hajar Mountains and sprawling date plantations, Nizwa is one of the Sultanate’s oldest cities and it was once an important trade and religious centre. A perfect addition to a stay on the coast in Muscat, this striking region offers historic architecture and breathtaking natural landscapes. We'll enjoy a city tour including the 17th century Nizwa Fort which was strategically built overlooking the town and today stands as testament to the settlement’s importance on an ancient caravan route. From its 30 metre high central tower you can admire city views and the surrounding landscapes. Like many towns and cities throughout Oman, Nizwa has a buzzing souq where you can haggle for silver works, spices and dates or local handicrafts. 1 Night - Nizwa. Accommodation - Golden Tulip Nizwa (or similar).
Day 4 - Friday 3 November 2017
Nizwa - Abu Dhabi (B)
A morning free before checking out and transferring to the Muscat Airport for our short flight to Abu Dhabi. Upon arrival into Abu Dhabi we'll check into our hotel with time at leisure. Our beautiful Accommodation the Yas Viceroy oozes luxury and over the next 3 nights we'll be able to explore and make use of the facilities including the hotel's two rooftop pools! Also during our stay at this amazing property we'll be treated to a 60min spa treatment a fabulous treat!
Day 5 - Saturday 4 November 2017
Abu Dhabi Sightseeing (B,L)
Today we'll be out and about, enjoying a half day city tour of Abu Dhabi. We'll explore the fast-changing landscape of Abu Dhabi visiting traditional and contemporary landmarks such as the Grand Mosque and the attractions along the Corniche. We'll drive to the spectacular Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, considered the key site for worship in the United Arab Emirates. Marvel at the main features inside and out, such as the inner courtyard and minaret, design motifs of Naskhi, Thuluth and Kufic calligraphy and slender columns reflected in the water. Then we'll head towards the Persian Gulf, and admire the modern-day developments along the Abu Dhabi Corniche. Continue to admire some of the world’s most ultra-modern, breathtaking skyscrapers and luxury hotels such as Emirates Palace, facing the pristine beach. We'll visit the traditional vegetable, dates and fish markets of Port Zayed, to the northeast of the city. We'll enjoy lunch at the Crown Plaza Yas Island before our tour ends with the opportunity to explore Heritage Village for an insight into the traditional side of Abu Dhabi. This reconstructed desert village features handicraft stalls and open workshops. The remainder of the afternoon at leisure. A fabulous day with dinner at leisure tonight.
Day 6 - Sunday 5 November 2017
Abu Dhabi - Spa Treatment & Free Day (B)
This morning a special treat. A 60min spa treatment at the beautiful and luxurious ESPA Spa the Yas Viceroy. Drift off and enjoy one of the most luxurious treatments ever! The remainder of our day is free to explore. The Yas Viceroy has two rooftop pools so that might be where you'll spend your afternoon watching the amazing sunset. Dinner tonight at one of the hotel restaurants.
Day 7 - Monday 6 November 2017
Abu Dhabi - Bab Al Shams Desert Resort (B)
Today we'll depart Abu Dhabi and travel to Bab Al Shams Desert Resort. An oasis in the middle of the desert turning into a magical wonderland at night. With camel rides and magic carpets to sit on to watch the amazing sunsets this place is simply amazing. Plenty of actiivities to enjoy including a number of restaurants to choose from for dinner.
Day 8 - Tuesday 7 November 2017
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort - Dubai (B)
This morning we'll say goodbye to the Arabian desert and transfer to Dubai. Dubai is a city that provides a new surprise at every turn with it's rich blend of the old and the new. Upon arrival into Dubai we'll check in to our hotel with an afternoon free to enjoy all the facilities. 3 Nights Accommodation - Grand Hyatt Dubai
Day 9 - Wednesday 8 November 2017
Dubai Sightseeing (B,L,D)
Today we'll enjoy a full day city of Dubai with our English Speaking Guide. Today our tour includes a photo stop by the iconic Burj Al Arab before proceeding to Jumeirah, the city's picturesque beachfront residential area, also home to the marvelous Jumeirah Mosque. Wander on to Al Bastakiya, the old part of the city to reach the Dubai Museum located in Al Fahidi Fort, an old fortress. Board an abra (water taxi) and cross the Creek to the Spice Souk. Browse the shops and look for treasures in this popular marketplace before your return. There will also be time to shop at the famous Gold Souk, with its glittering stalls offering golden jewelry at relatively cheap prices. A visit to the Dubai Shopping Mall and the Dubai Fountain where water shoots up over 140m high to music and at night lights - it is an amazing sight. Lunch at Al Ghurair Rayhaan Rotana is included today as is a visit to the famous Burj Khalifa the world's tallest building standing at over 828 metres We'll visit the 124th floor for amazing views. Later tonight we'll enjoy a dhow dinner cruise on the Dubai Marina. A great day!
Day 10 - Thursday 9 November 2017
Dubai Sightseeing (B,D)
Today a free morning to explore. Early afternoon a real treat! We will enjoy Afternoon Tea at the Sky Bar of the Burj Al Arab. This is a once in a lifetime experience of absolute decadence and one you will remember for a long time. Afterwards upon our return to our hotel we'll be picked up enjoy our 4x4 Jeep Desert Safari where we'll drive into the desert for some dune bashing followed by dinner along with some live performances. Time to get your belly dancing on! (**Not for the fainthearted. If you suffer from motion sickness I would recommend taking some preventatives).
Day 11 - Friday 10 November 2017
Dubai - Melbourne (B) (Meals Inflight)
Today we'll check out of our hotel early morning and be transferred to the airport for our flight home to Melbourne. What an amazing Arabian Adventure we have enjoyed. Sit back, relax and enjoy the inflight hospitality of our airlines as we head towards home.
Day 12 - Saturday 11 November 2017
Wecomne Home! We thank you for joining us for your latest adventure and we look forward to welcoming you back!
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