Oman & Dubai Shopping Festival

    7 Nights / 8 Days

    Your Middle East holiday package includes

    • 3 night accommodation in Dubai
    • 4 night accommodation in Muscat
    • Dhow Cruise in Dubai with dinner
    • Transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary
    • Return economy airfare (Ex- Mumbai or Ex- Delhi)
    • Daily breakfast

    Your eight day Middle East holiday itinerary

    Day1

    Arrive at Dubai International Airport and meet our local representative. Get transferred to the hotel and check-in. Known for its architectural excellence, Dubai is a perfect blend of modern infrastructure and traditional old districts. In the evening, gear up for a Desert Safari combined with dune bashing, barbeque dinner along with live belle dancing. After an exciting evening, head back to the hotel for an overnight stay in Dubai.

    Day2

    Start your day with a scrumptious breakfast and enjoy the day at leisure. You can shop at various souks that flank Dubai. Dubai has a number of souks from gold, garments, spices, fishes and much more. Make most of the exciting offers and discounts that various shops in the shopping malls float around during Dubai Shopping Festival. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in the hotel.

    Day3

    Enjoy your breakfast and start your day with a city tour to Dubai. The tour will begin with a visit to Jumeirah Mosque. Then take an alluring drive along the Jumeirah Beach Road where you will pass by the Islamic Art Centre. Later take a photo stop at Burj Al Arab, a 7-star luxury hotel and also at enjoy a photo stop at Burj Khalifa, one of the world’s tallest buildings. After experiencing the modern side of Dubai, take a sneak peek into Dubai’s history. Visit the wind-tower houses in Al Bastakiya, followed by a drive past Al Fahidi Fort that houses the Dubai Museum. In the evening, enjoy the Dhow Cruise over Dubai Creek with a delightful buffet dinner. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in your hotel.

    Day4

    Tuck in a good breakfast and check-out from the hotel. Depart for Dubai International Airport and drive to Muscat in Oman. You also have the option of a self-drive car or a flight to Oman at a supplement cost. Arrive at Muscat hotel and check-in. In the evening, get ready for a tour of Oman’s capital city, Muscat. Your tour begins with a visit to the Muttrah souq, a marketplace bustling with colourful garments, paintings, jewellery, perfumes and much more. Later, take a stroll around the waterfront corniche. The ‘frankincense burner’ with its full illumination is an enthralling sight. Next is a photo stop at the Al Alam Palace fringed with forts of Al-Mirani and Al-Jalali. Al Alam Palace is the official palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos. Later, you can choose to take an optional dinner at Kargeen Café - an authentic Middle Eastern Café. After a scrumptious dinner, head back to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay in Muscat.

    Day5

    Have a hearty breakfast and get ready for a full day excursion to Wahiba Sands. Unlike other deserts, the sands here are of a rich red colour. The sand dunes rise up to 200 meters and the area is host to a variety of flora and fauna. Stranded in wilderness is the House of Bedouin - family from Wahiba Sands. Wahiba Sands is definitely an intriguing place due to its ever changing hues of red sand, wildlife and Bedouin houses. You will see an extreme contrast at your next stop at Wadi Bani Khalid. The mountainous range is a stretch of silver, green and grey with small houses embedded within. After the excursion, return back to the hotel for an overnight stay in Muscat.

    Day6

    Enjoy a tasty breakfast and start your tour to Nizwa, the erstwhile capital of Oman. Your first stop will be at Nizwa Fort known for its big round watchtower that was built in the 17th century. Later, take a visit to the local souq famous for its Friday cattle auction, intricately carved ‘khanjar’ or daggers and ornamental silver jewellery. Then, you will see the Al Hoota Caves known for stalactites and stalagmites formations undulating the caves and an underground lake. It has one of the largest cave systems in the world. The show-cave can only be reached by visitors in an electrical train that runs through a tunnel alongside the main entrance. It is equipped with pathways and special lighting system. On the way back to Muscat, visit Birkat Al-Mawz, a village situated at the foothills of Jebel Akhdar (or Green Mountains). A walk through its oasis and dense date plantations is indeed a memorable one! Return back to the hotel for an overnight stay in Muscat.

    Day7

    Enjoy your breakfast and get ready to spot dolphins in the waters of Muscat. You will be taken to Marina Bandar Al Rowdha to board the boat. If you are lucky, you might be even spot a whale. Afterwards, go back to the hotel and return for an afternoon city tour of Muscat. Get an insight into the history and religion of Oman by visiting the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and Bait al Zubair museum. The tour is not available on Fridays. Females are required to be fully covered and wear a head scarf and males are required to be in trousers. Return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.

    Day8

    Enjoy your breakfast and check-out from the hotel. Spend the day at leisure and get transferred to the Muscat International Airport as per your flight schedule. Return back with tons of memories of the two most enthralling cities of Middle East.

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    Prices

    Ex- Mumbai

    Category Per person - Adult Child with bed Child without bed
    Budget Rs 1,07,000 Rs 78,000 Rs 62,000
    Comfort Rs 1,10,000 Rs 78,000 Rs 62,000
    Luxury Rs 1,56,000 Rs 1,03,000 Rs 62,000

    Ex- Delhi

    Category Per person - Adult Child with bed Child without bed
    Budget Rs 1,15,000 Rs 81,000 Rs 65,000
    Comfort Rs 1,18,000 Rs 81,000 Rs 65,000
    Luxury Rs 1,64,000 Rs 1,06,000 Rs 65,000

    List of hotels

    Category Budget Comfort Luxury
    Dubai Smana Al Raffa or similar Forest Camp, Valencia or similar Antulang Dive Resort or similar
    Oman Ramee Guestline or similar Grand Hyatt or similar

    Terms

    Note - Above prices are valid between January 1, 2015 and February 3, 2015.

    *Prices are quoted per person on a twin-sharing basis in a budget hotel. Rates are not valid for peak period or major exhibitions or event dates. Additional options are available upon request. The package cost does not include any kind of entrance fee, camera charges and meals other than mentioned in the itinerary. Prices are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change without any prior notice depending on travel dates and availability. Any change in the ROE would be charged at the time of final payment. Above prices does not include 3.09% Government Service Tax. Any increase in airfare, air taxes, YQ tax and visa charges will be charged extra. All transfers and sightseeing will be on sharing basis. An additional cost up to AED 20 per night will be charged on accommodation by the hotel as per Dubai tourism policy effective March 31, 2014. Terms apply.

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