Off Road Arabia

Explore Abu Dhabi, the legendary Liwa Desert, mountains, deserts and wonderful Muscat

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DAY 1ABU DHABI (UAE)

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.

Abu Dhabi: Overnight at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi

DAY 2ABU DHABI (UAE)

Spend the morning exploring Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE. Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, local markets and drive along the spectacular Corniche, past the presidential palaces and majestic Emirates Palace Hotel.

Abu Dhabi: Overnight at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi

DAY 3ABU DHABI (UAE)

Visit the world’s largest Falcon Hospital to explore the world of falconry. The falcon has always played a prominent role in the history and culture of the Middle East. Explore the Falcon Museum and Examination Room plus there will be time for photo opportunities with a falcon.

Abu Dhabi: Overnight at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi

DAY 4ABU DHABI TO LIWA (UAE)

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.

Liwa: Overnight at Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

DAY 5LIWA (UAE)

Spend the day experiencing the many activities on offer at the resort including camel riding, 4WD desert drives or desert walks.

Liwa: Overnight at Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

DAY 6LIWA TO AL AIN (UAE) AND IBRI (OMAN)

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 Ibri for your overnight stay.

Ibri: Overnight ain Ibri

DAY 7IBRI TO 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.

Jebel Akhdar: Overnight at Alila Jabal Akhdar.

DAY 8 JEBEL AKHDAR TO 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 before proceding to the canyon rim which enjoys spectacular views. Jebel Shams is Oman’s highest mountain.

Jebel Shams: Overnight at Jebel Shams Resort

DAY 9JEBEL SHAMS TO NIZWA & SHARQIYA SANDS

Depart for Nizwa and visit the famous Round Tower Fort, built in the 17th century. Continue to Sharqiya 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. Sharqiya Sands: Overnight at the luxurious Desert Nights Camp.

DAY 10SHARQIYA SANDS TO 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.

Ras al Jinz: Overnight Ras al Jinz Scientific and Visitor Centre.

DAY 11RAS AL JINZ TO 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.

Muscat: Overnight at your choice of Muscat Hotel

DAY 12MUSCAT

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.

Muscat: Overnight at your choice of Muscat Hotel

DAY 13MUSCAT

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight

ITINERARY INCLUDES

  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Transfers and entrance fees
  • English speaking guides/drivers
  • Transportation by private vehicle 4WD

NOTES

Vehicle Type: 4WD on tour and/or Sedan Car in Muscat
Touring Style: Private tour with your own dedicated Omani Guide/Driver