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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.
Start of Program
Oct 31, 2014
In the evening of Day 2 of the program after the transfer from the airport to the hotel.
You will be staying at the Arabian Courtyard that night.
Location: Dubai
Transportation to site: Taxis are readily available just outside arrivals.Taxis are on the left when you come out of terminal 1. Metered cabs from Dubai Transport Corporation, recognised by their cream colour, are efficient and have well-trained drivers. Taxis cost about 15 USD ( 55 Emirate Dirhams). Public transport: Terminals 1 and 3 are served by the Dubai Metro. There are also buses just steps from the baggage claim. Look for lines 401 and 402 (Dhs 3), which go to the Al Sabkha and Al Ghubaiba bus terminals respectively.

End of Program
Nov 13, 2014
After lunch on Day 15 of the program.
You will be staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel the night before.
Location: Muscat
Transportation to site: Park Inn hotel is 15 kilometres from the Muscat International Airport. Taxis are available to the airport for 7 Oami Rials ( about 18 USD).
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

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: http://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.


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Included
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13 nights of accommodations
36 meals: 13 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 11 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
24 Field trips
1 Flights during the program

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4.6
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