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OMAN / UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Dubai and Oman: Modern Riches, Ancient Treasures

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Program #19635RJ
15 Days | 14 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 36 total, 13 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 11 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Arabian Courtyard: Dubai, 4 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Ideal location in old Dubai opposite the Museum and a stone’s throw away from many historical, cultural and shopping attractions such as heritage village, historic bastakiya, Dubai creek & abra (water taxi), meena bazaar, textile market, electronics shopping, computer street and a whole lot more. With 173 elegantly furnished rooms in traditional Arabic theme including 23 elegantly furnished suites and 41 executive rooms, the hotel offers all the latest amenities for discerning travelers. A variety of dining and entertainment options as well as conference & banquet with the latest technology are on offer. Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa also offers a fully equipped health & recreation center as well as a Wellness Spa.

Contact info:
Al Fahidi Street
Dubai, P.O.Box 46500 United Arab Emirates
phone: +971-4-3519111
web: www.arabiancourtyard.com/about.aspx

Room amenities: 01 large or 02 single beds with wired and Wi-Fi internet access in rooms, tea/coffee maker, 2 mineral water bottles, work desk, voice mail, IDD telephones, multi channel TV, in-room safe, iron & board, mini bar, individual temperature control, electronic door locks & smoke detectors. These rooms are en-suite with shower & bathtub combination.

Facility amenities: Business facilities at our hotel include a business center, conference & meeting rooms as well as secretarial services. Other facilities include Airport transfers, Currency exchange, Laundry / Valet services, Baby sitting, Catering services, Safety deposit boxes, Rent-a-Car assistance, Tour assistance, Valet parking, Beauty salon, Barber shop, Gift shop.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBA
To book additional nights, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at 1800-241-1404 for rates and availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Hotel Atana Khasab: Khasab, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Perched on a rock face, this 4 star resort offers the most panoramic views of the famed Musandam Shoreline. The 60 rooms resort is elegantly furnished with its very own private terrace or balcony offering breathtaking panoramic views on the Gulf of Oman.

Contact info:
P.O.Box 434, PC 811
Khasab, Oman
phone: +968 267 30777
web: www.atanahotels.com/AtanaKhasab.aspx?Division=2&id=9

Room amenities: Hairdryers, Iron & Board, High Speed Wifi Internet, Satellite TV channels, No Smoking Rooms/Facilities, Turndown Service, Safe deposit box, Coffee Maker in Room, Refreshment centre, Air Conditioned, International Direct Dial

Facility amenities: Golden Tulip Resort Khasab is a great choice, where you can enjoy: - Sea view rooms - Dibba restaurant - Darts Bar - Cappuccino cafe - Swimming pool - Children pool - Children play area - Table tennis - Gym - Conference and meeting facilities - WiFi Internet

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Golden Tulip Nizwa: Nizwa, 3 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Only an hours drive from Muscat International Airport and a short distance from Nizwa city, the Golden Tulip Nizwa Hotel is surrounded by rugged Hajar Mountain ranges and is ideally located for adventure tours through Oman's exciting nature. The spectacular mountains and villages around the hotel give a true flavour of the country.amid this Arabian splendor stands Golden Tulip Nizwa Hotel, an Oasis of peace and tranquillity set against the magnificent Hajar Mountains. Just a short drive from Nizwa, the ancient capital, with its pottery town of Bahla, ancient houses of Birkat Al Mauz, facinating Jabrin and Nizwa forts, the picturesque mountain villages of Al Hamra and Misfah. It is also perfectly placed for adventure safaris deep into Oman's interior. At the end of all the hectic exploration you are welcomed into the warmth and care of Golden Tulip Nizwa Hotel, indulging you with traditional hospitality discreetly blended with the hotels modern facilities.

Contact info:
P.O. Box : 1000
P.C. 611
Nizwa, Oman
phone: +968 2543 1616
web: www.goldentulipnizwa.com/default.aspx?Language=EN

Room amenities: The Standard rooms feature: Individually controlled air-conditioning, LCD TV, International direct dialing facility, Mini bar, Laundry service Hair dryer and Satellite TV, Rooms with garden, mountain and pool view wake up call service, Tea/ coffee maker in the room, Wi fi internet access on request, All other modern amenities.

Facility amenities: Golden Tulip Nizwa Hotel has 120 rooms and are well furnished and equipped in order to meet all needs, with individually controlled air conditioning, direct dialing facility, high speed wireless internet, hair dryer, mini bar, in-room tea/coffee maker and satellite television with more than 24 International channels. We have a business centre with secretarial service, internet café, 24 hour room service and 2 live entertainment bars. Other Food & Beverage outlets include the newly renovated Sports Bar.Golden Tulip Nizwa Hotel has an elegant restaurant serving authentic International cuisine. There is a lobby café serving round the clock, poolside café with bar-be-cue for special occasions. We also provide complimentary shuttle service to Nizwa downtown.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Arabian Oryx Camp: Wahiba, 1 nights
Type: Tents

Description: More than 10 years ago, Hamdan Al Hajri, owner of the Arabian Oryx Camp, set out to provide an authentic Bedouin experience for visitors to Oman: “I wanted to create a welcoming environment where I could share the beauty of the desert with my guests. And there is no better way to do that than sitting around a camp fire, listening to traditional music, sampling wonderful food and sharing stories among friends.” At the beginning of it's life, the Arabian Oryx Camp was presented by a very simple traditional bedouin woolen tents with no air-condition. Today, from humble beginnings, our Camp has grown into an efficiently managed camp that expertly balances modern and traditional elements. Guests stay in one of 37 air-conditioned cabins equipped with modern bathroom facilities. They may dine in their cabin or with other guests in a large covered dining area. Sumptuous food is prepared in traditional ways, for example, baked in the sand or cooked over a camp fire. And, as night falls, visitors can enjoy traditional entertainment or simply star gaze the night away. Guests don’t have to go far to enjoy the beauty of the desert at the Arabian Oryx Camp since it is surrounded by sand dunes. Arabian Oryx Camp operates year round and the team prides itself in providing guests with top class service any time of year.

Contact info:
P.O. Box 333, PC 421, Al Wasil
Bidiya, Sharkiya, NA Oman
phone: +968 995 18 882
web: www.oryx-camp.com/about.html

Facility amenities: - Two separate queen size beds - Split air condition with remote control - Fridge - Free tea/coffee facilities in the room - Hair dryer, Socket for shaving - Bath slippers and towels - Free toiletries

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve: Ras Al Jinz, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Situated in Ras Al Jinz, Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve is the perfect place to experience Sur and its surroundings. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Restaurant, bicycle rental, elevator, car park, smoking area are just a few of the facilities that set Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve apart from other hotels in the city.

Contact info:
PO Box 296, Ras Al Jinz, Ras Al Jinz
Sur, 411 Oman
phone: +00000000000
Room amenities: The hotel features 31 beautifully appointed guest rooms, each including satellite/cable TV, seating area, shower, refrigerator, complimentary bottled water. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Radisson Blu Hotel: Muscat, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Conveniently located in the Al Khuwair district, near the Muscat International Airport and the Natural History Museum, this Muscat hotel offers guests easy access to the city's primary diplomatic and commercial centre. Comprising 153 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, this Muscat hotel invites guests to enjoy its six on-site restaurants and bars. The Fontana Health Club provides an ideal place to maintain a fitness regimen while travelling.

Contact info:
PO Box939, P.C.133, Al Khuwair Way no.209 P.O. Box 9 – OM-133 –
Muscat, Oman
phone: +968 2448 7777
web: www.radissonblu.com/hotel-muscat

Room amenities: With an ideal location convenient to the central business district, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Muscat invites travellers to rest well in its 153 guest rooms and suites. Visitors at this Muscat accommodation enjoy spacious, well-designed rooms that include thoughtful and practical amenities like plush bedding and Free high-speed, wireless Internet access. Amenities also include include mini bar, trouser press, individual climate control, laptop-size safe and cable television.

Facility amenities: Guests at this premier 4 star hotel in Muscat enjoy exclusive access to the on-site Fontana Health Club. Keeping up with your exercise routine is a breeze with the club's gym and swimming pool. After an energising workout, enjoy relaxing in the sauna or steam room. The Radisson Blu signature Grab & Run breakfast makes life easy for guests with early morning meetings or flights. Look your best with the hotel's Express Laundry with three-hour turnaround. One Touch Service ensures all your needs are met with the touch of a button, including 24-hour room service and Late Check-Out. Experience top cuisine at the hotel's restaurants in Muscat When it comes to restaurants in Muscat, the Radisson Blu Hotel treats guests to international favourites ranging from sizzling steaks and fresh seafood to traditional Irish pub fare. Enjoy all-day dining in the Mediterranean atmosphere of Olivos, where you can choose from the extravagant buffet or the à la carte menu. Guests can also try a gourmet meal prepared by our famous Italian chefs at the O Sole Mio Italian Restaurant. Quench your thirst at the Lazy Lizard while you relax at the pool. If you're an early riser, head to the Grind Floor, where you can enjoy a freshly brewed cup of the city's best Italian coffee.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Call 1800-241-1404
Please call Road Scholar Travel Services for rates and availability at 1800-241-1404.



The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
13 nights of accommodations
36 meals: 13 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 11 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
24 Field trips
1 Flights during the program

Ratings

4.6
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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