An exciting journey that showcases the very best that Abu Dhabi and Oman have to offer. This trip features off road driving in the deserts and mountains of Oman, and the legendary Liwa Oasis in the Empty Quarter of Abu Dhabi and also includes a visit to the world’s largest Falcon Hospital.

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Why We Love It

You can immerse yourself in modern Abu Dhabi before heading to the legendary Liwa Desert in the Empty Quarter.

Exploring the scenic coastline of Oman gives you the chance to cool off at local beaches and watch turtles at Ras al Jinz.

You have the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the traditional Bedouin way of life while in Wahiba Sands.

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Day 1

Abu Dhabi

On arrival in Abu Dhabi you will be transferred to your hotel located half on land and half on water over the Yas Marina Formula 1 track.

Day 2

Abu Dhabi

Start the day with a visit to the falconry museum. After lunch explore Abu Dhabi. Visit the Grand Mosque, markets and drive along the Corniche, past the presidential palaces and majestic Emirates Palace Hotel. (B)(L)

Day 3

Abu Dhabi

The day is free at your leisure. (B)

Day 4

Abu Dhabi - Liwa

This morning depart this modern metropolis and journey into the legendary Liwa Desert, a vast expanse of apricot-coloured sand dunes. Your home for the next two nights is in the luxurious surroundings of Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, a truly authentic Arabian experience. (B)

Day 5

Liwa

Spend the day experiencing the many activities on offer at the resort including camel riding, 4WD desert drives or desert walks (all activities will be at your own expense). (B)

Day 6

Liwa - Al Ain - Nizwa

This morning you will be transferred to Al Ain, the closest city to the Omani border. After lunch, you will be met by your Omani guide and assisted with border crossing formalities before transferring to the town of Nizwa for your overnight stay. (B)(L)(D)

Day 7

Nizwa - Jebel Akhdar

This morning travel to the ‘Beehive’ tombs in the village of Bat, set at the foot of the hugely imposing Jebel Misht. Continue to the UNESCO listed town of Bahla, famous for its fabulous old fort, souk and its pottery. You will also visit Jabrin, home to Oman’s most impressive fort, built during the Ya’Aruba dynasty in 1688 and a marvellous feat of engineering. Continue to this evening’s accommodation, Alila Jabal Akhdar. This new resort overlooks the dramatic gorge, surrounded by awe-inspiring views of the Al Hajar Mountains. It is the perfect base for exploring the region’s magnificent landscape of rugged, untouched beauty while experiencing the height of sumptuous comfort. (B)(L)(D)

Day 8

Jebel Akhdar - Hail al Shas - Jebel Shams

Today there is time to visit the old houses at Al Hamra. Continue to Wadi Nakhr located in the depths of the deepest canyon and visit Misfah a pretty mountain village with stone dwellings still in existence. Stop en-route at the terrace farming village of Wadi Ghul. Spend the night at Jebel Shams Resort located on the canyon rim which enjoys spectacular views. Jebel Shams is Oman’s highest mountain. (B)(L)(D)

Day 9

Jebel Shams - Nizwa - Wahiba Sands

Depart for Nizwa and visit the famous Round Tower Fort, built in the 17th century. Continue to Wahiba Sands. The ever-changing patterns of the dunes are a photographer’s delight. Visit a Bedouin house and glimpse their traditional way of life in this vast wilderness. Spend the night at the luxurious Desert Nights Camp. ((B)(L)(D)

Day 10

Wahiba Sands - Ras al Jinz

Today is a day of adventure, crossing the desert to reach Ras Al Jinz, the eastern most point of Oman. Drive over the dunes and reach Al Qaid and then follow the paved road. Check in at Ras al Jinz Scientific and Visitor Centre. This evening take a walk towards the beach with escorts to see the famous turtles in their natural habitat. (B)(L)(D)

Day 11

Ras al Jinz - Muscat

Continue your journey to Muscat via the coastal road. Stop en-route to visit fishing villages, a dhow factory, Sanseela Fort and the ruins of Bibi Miriam’s Tomb. Cool off with a swim at Fins Beach and also visit the Bimah Sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with blue green water at the bottom. At Dibab, take an adventurous off road track to visit Wadi Arbayeen, characterised by date palms and deep pools of water. (B)(L)

Day 12

Muscat

Today experience Muscat’s highlights; visit the Grand Mosque, drive along the waterfront Corniche, enjoy a photo stop at the magnificent Al Alam Palace and wander through the narrow alleyways of the colourful Muttrah Souk. (B)

Day 13

Muscat

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

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