Dubai and Dhows

13 days

Indicative cost incl. flights:


A typical 4* holiday costs from

£6,140 per person


(Based on two people travelling. Low season can be a lot cheaper, and peak season or 5* hotels can be substantially more expensive.)


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Day 1
Fly overnight to Dubai.
Day 2
On arrival you are met by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel for your three night stay in Dubai. As you arrived in the morning you may wish to utilise your afternoon with a guided traditional city or food tour?
Day 3
You have a free day to explore the city or you may wish to join one of the many guided experiences such as a Jeep safari or modern city tour.
Day 4
You may wish to gain a different perspective of the city with a helicopter tour.
Day 5
You are greeted by your private driver and transferred across the border into Oman and the Musandam Peninsula where you spend the next 3 nights.
Day 6
You have a guided tour through the village of Khasab and then venture into the mountains to absorb the spectacle of your surroundings and the isolated villages that call the mountains home.
Day 7
Enjoy a dhow cruise into the remote fjords, spotting a few dolphins along the way if you’re lucky.
Day 8
From Khasab you are driven further into the mountains and to the coastline of Zighy Bay where you spend the next 5 nights relaxing in the ultimate luxury.
Day 9
After your days of exploring why not unwind in the tranquil setting of the wellness spa with Arabic-style hammams, an ice cave and a menu of skin-purifying and soul soothing treatments.
Day 10
Not only the perfect spot for lying on the beach and swimming through the tranquil waters, but also a place from which to explore both on land, sea and air. From village treks, to yacht charters and paragliding, there is something for everyone.
Day 11
Why not delve into the secrets of Arabic cooking with a cookery class and then getting to savour the delights.
Day 12
A final day to continue your leisurely adventure.
Day 13
You are privately transferred back across the border into the UAE and onto Dubai airport for your onward flight.

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

Combining the hustle and bustle of Dubai, peaceful peninsula of Musandam and signing off with a luxurious stay in the world-renowned Zighy Bay, this itinerary has it all for a truly Arabian experience. Dubai is a city filled with startling feats of engineering, where you can trace its history from today’s modern 21st-century jungle right back through to the city’s humble trade route beginnings. You may think Dubai is reserved for a standard fly-and-flop, but there is actually a lot to see here that makes it worth lingering in for a few nights at least.

Transferring across the border into Oman and the peninsula of Musandam, you reach the city of Khasab to experience a contrast of modern-day cultures. Musandam is a region separated from Oman’s mainland, a northern peninsula bordered by the UAE and around a three-hour drive north of Dubai. What makes Musandam so unique are the fjords just off the coast, scenery that is often nicknamed the ‘Norway of Arabia’ for its jaw-dropping walls of rock flanking crystal-clear waters that are rich with marine life. The main activity here is to hop on board a dhow, a traditional Omani sailing vessel, to explore this other-worldly scenery at a slow, tranquil pace.

Top off your experience with a transfer over to Zighy Bay, a secluded village-style resort where you can relax in the ultimate beach luxury, watching blissful sunsets in the secluded surroundings.

3 nights Dubai – 3 nights Musandam – 5 nights Zighy Bay

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