Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

From Desert to City: A Luxury Trek Across Abu Dhabi, Oman, and Dubai (15 days)

Remote Lands, Inc

Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates To Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Valid for Departures Now Through: 28 Mar 2019

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates
Al Sahel Villas Dinner

Welcome to Dubai! Today, your exhilarating adventure begins as you touch down in Dubai early in the morning. After a private transfer to the Al Bateen Executive airport in Abu Dhabi, you will board a 40-minute flight for Sir Bani Yas Island, an incredible desert island with no shortage of wildlife and thrill-seeking activities. Settle into your two-bedroom pool villa at Al Sahel Villas and enjoy your first evening.


Day 2
Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates
Al Sahel Villas Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a full day of leisure on Sir bani Yas Island: hit the dunes on a 4x4, explore the sea by snorkeling or trying your hand at scuba diving, or simply relax by the hotel’s pool or in the on-site spa. Today, the island is your oyster!


Day 3
Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates
Al Yamm Villas Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you will transfer to Al Yamm Villas on the island, where you can open your villa doors onto the incredible sandy beach. Head back into the water for more recreation, or simply soak up the sun on the beach.


Day 4
Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates
Al Yamm Villas Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Another day in paradise as the only decisions you need to make today are whether to tan on the beach or by the pool, overlooking the beach. Sample the incredible cuisine and relax at the hotel, or head inland on a nature and wildlife drive, catching glimpses of incredible animals such as gazelles and the rare Arabian Oryx.


Day 5
Liwa Oasis, United Arab Emirates
Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Back to the mainland today, as you board a morning flight to Abu Dhabi and enjoy a two-hour private transfer to your luxury hotel, the Qasr Al Sarab: located in the Liwa Desert, this resort features incredible dining, sweeping views of the desert, and an outdoor pool for basking in - and cooling off from - the Arabian sun.


Day 6
Liwa Oasis, United Arab Emirates
Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the day soaking in the experience at the Qasr Al Sarab. Take a walk through the desert, enjoy gourmet dishes at the on-site restaurants, relax poolside in a sun lounger, or indulge in a spa treatment: it’s all there, in the middle of the desert!


Day 7
Liwa Oasis, United Arab Emirates
Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Your desert stay is not over yet: today, climb on a camel or a 4x4 for an incredible tour of the Liwa Desert - and be sure not to leave your camera behind! Enjoy another evening in this tranquil, luxurious resort.


Day 8
Zighy Bay, Oman
Six Senses Zighy Bay Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you’ll drive five hours to Zighy Bay, Oman, located on the northern Musandam Peninsula of Oman. After you check into your pool villa at the Six Senses Zighy Bay, explore the resort and the beach before enjoying traditional cuisine at the Spice Market or one of the other on-site restaurants.


Day 9
Zighy Bay, Oman
Six Senses Zighy Bay Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Experience the wonders of Zighy Bay: hike over the mountain towards Wadi al Khamsi, try out activities including rock climbing and hand line fishing, and enjoy an incredible five-hour cruise through Haffa Bay past the stunning Musandam Fjords.

Day 10
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
One&Only The Palm Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Bright lights, big city: today you’ll leave your tranquil bayside retreat and head two hours to Dubai, where you’ll check into the luxurious One & Only The Palm. Located on the Palm Islands just off the coast of the city, this resort features incredible lagoon pools and stunning views over the Persian Gulf.


Day 11
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
One&Only The Palm Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On your second free day in Dubai, why not head over to the nearby Atlantis Palm Resort for a day of wholesome fun: hang out at the Aquaventure Waterpark, say hi to the tropical creatures in the Lost Chambers Aquarium, check out a show at the Atlantis Dive Centre, and even swim with dolphins in Dolphin Bay before heading back to your hotel for the evening.


Day 12
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
One&Only The Palm Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On your second free day in Dubai, why not head over to the nearby Atlantis Palm Resort for a day of wholesome fun: hang out at the Aquaventure Waterpark, say hi to the tropical creatures in the Lost Chambers Aquarium, check out a show at the Atlantis Dive Centre, and even swim with dolphins in Dolphin Bay before heading back to your hotel for the evening.


Day 13
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
One&Only The Palm Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you’ve got another day to explore your hotel, the local Palm Islands, or the city center of Dubai. If you’re in the mood to sit back, relax, and be pampered, find your way to The Palm Resorts, Spa to enjoy features such as a holistic cocoon room, a nail bar, and whirlpools, before sealing your relaxation with a sunset cocktail.


Day 14
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
One&Only The Palm Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Soak up innovation and the bright lights of the future on a tour of the city. Today, you will explore Dubai Creek, the Al Fahidi Historic District and Bastakiya, the Dubai Museum, and other local attractions, while also dining at a local restaurant for lunch.


Day 15
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
None Breakfast

Your tour of Abu Dhabi, Oman, and Dubai has come to an end: today, you will enjoy breakfast at your hotel before a private transfer to the airport to head home or onto your next destination.


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VIP Arrival

The following VIP services are complimentary for all Virtuoso guests upon arrival at participating airports.

  • Meet and greet as you disembark the aircraft
  • Luggage assistance
  • Escort through immigration and customs formalities
  • Escort to your private guide

Further services may be available, contingent upon individual airport regulations. Please enquire for further details.

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Description

This incredible 15-day tour across Abu Dhabi, Oman, and Dubai will show you the most spectacular sites and exotic destinations, while allowing you to have the time to really enjoy and get to know them. From four days on an incredible desert island to five days soaking up culture and innovation in Dubai, you will experience thrilling adventures, be pampered in luxurious spas, and taste succulent local cuisine, all while soaking in sweeping vistas over sand dunes, mountains, fjords, and twinkling city lights.


Highlights

  • Gaze upon grazing gazelles and oryx on a wildlife tour of Sir Bani Yas Island

  • Ride a camel across the stunning Abu Dhabi Desert

  • Cruise past the incredible Musandam Fjords on a five-hour tour from Haffa Bay

  • Explore the world-class museums, galleries, and restaurants in Dubai, while staying on the iconic Palm Islands

About Us

Remote Lands creates highly personalized itineraries with extraordinary experiences for discerning travelers, based on their own passions, interests and needs. The world’s most elite travel advisors rely on us for our deep knowledge of Asia and entrust us with their highly discerning clients, from celebrities to CEO’s, Wall Street titans to professional athletes. We are available to travel advisors 24/7 from the initial consultation to the day your clients return from Asia.

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Terms & Conditions

Payment Notes
  • Payment by wire transfer or by cheque; American Express, Visa and MasterCard also accepted.
  • 25%

Refund Policy
  • Fully refundable, less a 15% of total trip price cancellation fee, if cancelled 91 days or more before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • 50% of total trip price refundable if cancelled 30-90 days before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • No refund less than 30 days before departure

  • Please note that some vendors have onerous cancellation policies with substantial penalties for changes where funds paid are non-refundable


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Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2013

excellent at making sure everything is taken care of...personal cell phone contact appreciated and very customized orientation...also very nice
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Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2013

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Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2018

Remote Lands coordinated our trip and made the experience worry-free. All of our transfers and guides were on time, professional, kind and even went above and beyond when a couple of unexpected needs arose. Thank you!
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Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2018

Wonderful experience! This was my daughter’s senior trip prior to going away to college and it was everything I’d hoped it would be. Great guide, driver, travel agent, etc. Overall a very positive experience!!
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Reviewed on: 18 May 2018

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Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2018

The Remote Lands Guides were excellent. The cars used for transportation were roomy and clean. The hotels were 5 star and their attention to detail was over the top. There was only perfection from the people we met and it was also comforting to know that our trip was being carefully monitored by Remote Lands supervisors every step of the way. We would recommend Remote Lands to anyone needing exceptional service in Asia.
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