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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
Nov 1, 2013
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 14, 2013
After lunch on Day 15 of the program.
You will be staying at the Al Falaj Hotel the night before.
Location: Muscat
Transportation to site: The Muscat hotel is a 20 miles drive from the Muscat International Airport. Check with the hotel reception for shuttle information.
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
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at 1800-241-1404 for rates and availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Type: Hotel

Description: Al Falaj Hotel, Muscat is conveniently located in the heart of the city with easy access to both the business district as well as tourist attractions. The Muscat hotel is a pleasant 35 kms drive from the Muscat International Airport. As one of the finest hotels Oman has to offer, Al Falaj Hotel is an ideal meeting point for visitors of Muscat. The hotel is managed by the Aitken Spence Hotels portfolio and offers everything a traveller needs - fine cuisine, courteous staff and a choice of recreational activities that will help you to unwind.

Contact info:
P.O Box 2031
Ruwi
Muscat, 112 Oman
phone: +96824702311
web: omanhotels.com/alfalaj/

Room amenities: Double or twin beds En suite bathroom with shower and hot/cold fresh water Individually controlled air-conditioning LCD TV with satellite channels IDD telephone with voice mail In-room electronic safe Voltage 220V – 240V and 110V for shavers only High- speed Wi-Fi Internet access Well stocked mini bar 24-hour Room Service In house Laundry and Valet service In-room amenities which include shampoo, body lotion, shower gel, shower cap, shaving kit, sewing kit, toothbrush & toothpaste, shoe shine mitt and comb. Hair dryer Tea / coffee making facilities Iron and ironing board Wardrobe space Cot (on request) Suites provide bathrobe & bath slippers and DVD/CD player on request

Facility amenities: Hotel Facilities & Services 24 hour Front Desk Multilingual Front Desk staff Laundry and dry-cleaning service Business centre providing secretarial services and postal assistance 24-hour Room Service Free Wi-Fi Internet access Non-smoking floor and rooms available Hair dressing and beauty salon (for ladies and gents) Foreign currency exchange at the front desk International credit cards accepted (Amex, MasterCard, Visa, Diners Club) Doctor on call Ticket confirmation assistance Tour desk Souvenir and gift shop Car rental assistance / booking of excursions /airport transfer bookings (upon request at prevailing rates) Ample private car parking facilities State of the art Health club and swimming pool facilities Live entertainment

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Call for availability & price.



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

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4.6
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