Sands of Arabia

Sands of Arabia

Spend 13 days with Ker & Downey experiencing the best of the Middle East in incredible Arabian luxury. The shores of the Gulf and the sands of the desert are yours to explore in Qatar, Oman, and The United Arab Emirates.

Suggested Itinerary-at-a-glance:

  • Day 1:

    Arrive Doha / The Four Seasons Hotel Doha 

  • Day 2:

    Doha / The Four Seasons Hotel Doha (B,L)

  • Day 3:

    Muscat / Al Bustan Palace (B)

  • Day 4:

    Muscat / Al Bustan Palace (B)

  • Day 5:

    Nizwa / Alila Jabal Akhbar (B,L)

  • Day 6:

    Muscat / Al Bustan Palace (B)

  • Day 7:

    Abu Dhabi / Emirates Palace (B)

  • Day 8:

    Abu Dhabi / Emirates Palace (B)

  • Day 9:

    Dubai / Al Maha Desert Resort (B,L,D)

  • Day 10:

    Dubai / Al Maha Desert Resort (B,L,D)

  • Day 11:

    Dubai / Jumeirah Al Qasr (B)

  • Day 12:

    Dubai / Jumeirah Al Qasr (B)

  • Day 13:

    Dubai / Departure (B)

Itinerary Description:

Begin your Arabian luxury adventure in Doha, the capital city of Qatar, and accommodations at the elegant Four Seasons Hotel Doha. Spend two days exploring this bustling city, shopping at its local souqsto, trying your hand at bargaining, and visiting the astounding Islamic Art Museum and its incredible design work by famous architect I M Pei.

Continue to the country of Oman to spend the next two days visiting the best of Muscat from the unrivaled Arabian luxury of Al Bustan Palace. Take a half day tour of Sultan Qaboos' Grand Mosque in Muscat, one of the most impressive mosques known around the world for its famous prayer carpet. Visit the Bait Al Zubair Museum, which houses the country's largest and finest private collection of Omani history, before immersing yourself in authentic Arabian luxury in Nizwa, overnight at the beautiful Alila Jabal Akhdar resort and visiting the iconic Round Fort of Nizwa. Your explorations in Oman conclude with an exciting desert excursion in the Wahiba Sands where you will have the opportunity to interact with a traditional Bedouin family.

After Oman, your journey continues in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The stunning Emirates Palace hotel is your home for two nights. This massive complex is the epitome of Arabian luxury in Abu Dhabi. Enjoy a half day tour of the city's 4-mile main strip, leaving plenty of time to experience the opulence at your hotel. Next, transfer north to your Arabian luxury getaway at the Al Maha Resort. Activities like dune driving, camel trekking, visiting the falconry, or horseback riding await you in this desert oasis. For those who simply want to relax, enjoy the Timeless Spa at the Al Maha, or cool off in your own private pool just outside your suite.

Finally, end your Arabian luxury adventure in the crown jewel of Dubai, the Jumeirah Al Qasr, one of three lavish hotels nestled within the impressive Madinat Jumeirah. Live like royalty amid the meandering waterways, lush gardens, and palatial accommodations, indulging in the resort's private beach, beautiful spa, and 40-plus world-class restaurants found here. From here, continue exploring Dubai in style as you take a unique city tour, or even choose to go skiing at Ski Dubai, the largest indoor skiing facility in the Middle East. A private dinner under the desert stars and high-end shopping in one of many modern malls or traditional souks round out your pampered journey of Arabian luxury

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