Itinerary Highlights
  • With winter near, visit the most cosmopolitan city in the Middle East and a wonderful beach hotel in Oman
  • We've handpicked exceptional accommodation
  • A private tour of Dubai, flying over the city by seaplane and a private safari in the middle of the desert are already included in the itinerary
  • You'll have access to all of our additional services, including our local Concierge

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An unusual hotel experience


Enjoy spending the night out in nature in the Dubai Desert, under the canvas of a Bedouin tent. Next, it's a change of pace as you leave the sand dunes behind and head into the heart of one of the most fascinating contemporary cities. Situated just steps from the marina and the waves of Dubai Creek, the hotel constitutes a superb balcony overlooking the city, a haven of peace and refinement to recharge the batteries before heading back to the desert. Finally, drive to Oman, or rather its isolated peninsula located in the north of the Emirates. In the heart of the arid mountains of rocks and dust, find a stony path leading to the Gulf of Oman.

Move from exciting adventures to blissful wellness


There is never a dull moment in the Emirates or Oman.
To make the most of your time here, we've included a few activities in the itinerary. First, a private safari around your mysterious retreat in the Dubai Desert, to learn everything about its stables and the surrounding flora and fauna. However, your wonderful accommodation has more than one trick up its sleeve and also offers a walking tour, a 4x4 excursion, an introduction to falconry and endless treatments at its amazing spa. The best way to discover Dubai in one day is with the aid of an expert. After a spectacular seaplane flyover of the city, touch down in Oman. The adventure starts with cycling down the mountains and then paragliding over them, exploring the waters of the Gulf and sailing on a cruise ship at dusk.

Route

Everything is 100% tailored to you
DAY 1

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT TO DUBAI

Night flight.

DAY 2

DUBAI – DUBAI DESERT

Arrival in Dubai and priority clearance through immigration and customs formalities. Private transfer to the hotel.
Two-night stay in a wonderful hotel. Set in a vast protected nature reserve spanning nearly 87 square miles, it provides a unique panorama over the Hajar Mountains and the surrounding dunes. Its Bedouin tents boast all the luxury of the great international palaces.
Included in the itinerary - Private safari, to visit the establishment's stables and local flora and fauna with a ranger.

DAY 3

DUBAI DESERT

Included in the itinerary – Choose two small group activities from those offered by the hotel. In the morning, discover the Bedouins' age-old art of falconry dating from the 13th century BC, or ride one of the superb Arabian purebreds from the stables on the premises (for experienced riders), explore an absolutely wild desert, binoculars in hand, on a guided walking tour or opt to explore the same desert by driving a powerful 4x4 that swallows up the sand dunes one after the other. In the afternoon, temperatures dictate quieter activities, such as a wildlife safari aboard an air-conditioned 4x4, or there is the less temperate but more authentic camel safari, otherwise, test your skills at the archery studio or enjoy a sunset in the middle of the sand dunes after a short drive.
Alternatively, opt for spa treatments and be pampered without moving an inch.
Optional - A whole range of activities can be added to your trip.

DAY 4

DUBAI DESERT - DUBAI

Private transfer to the city of Dubai.
Overnight stay in a waterfront palace with a stunning view of the nearby marina and a swimming pool, spa and excellent level of service to recover as quickly as possible after a day exploring the city.
Included in the itinerary – Dubai, the city where everything is possible. Dubai is one of the most intoxicating cities because of the speed and scale of the changes they are experiencing. Anything seems possible. The Marina district, the amazing Palm Islands, the Atlantis Hotel and its gigantic aquarium and the monorail are all extravagant features of this futuristic city. However, the old town is still there among the hustle and bustle: the old district of Bastakya and its wind towers, the spice souq (market) and the gold souq, the abras, (wooden shuttle boats) of the Khor Dubai. The Burj Al Arab Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road and its skyscrapers, including the world's tallest, the Burj Khalifa tower, the National Bank of Dubai and the Dubai Museum are also all definitely worth a visit. Spend a day with a guide to better understand this phenomenal city.

DAY 5

DUBAI - ZIGHY BAY

The Zighy Bay experience begins long before arrival. Fly over Dubai city in a seaplane to get to your next hotel located on the banks of the Oman peninsula nestled in the north of the Emirates. A special experience that helps you understand the vertical nature of the city and grasp the desert area that surrounds the urban oases below.
Three-night stay in a wonderful property. More than a hotel, this is a traditional Omani village nestled in a sublime, private cove. It is comfortable yet still retains its rustic charm.
Optional - Private tour of the private Godolphin stables of Sheik Mohammed. These state-of-the-art stables are home to the finest contemporary thoroughbred horses, triumphing on racetracks around the world.

DAYS 6 & 7

ZIGHY BAY

Enjoy two free days here, taking advantage of a sumptuous hotel in an incredible location.
Optional - The hotel offers a variety of activities to do privately, from cruising through the bay to enjoy a unique sunset, to diving snorkelling, fishing, paragliding and all-terrain cycling.

DAY 8

ZIGHY BAY – DUBAI - RETURN FLIGHT

Private transfer to the airport and catch your flight home.

A la carte

Tour of the Godolphin stables of Sheik Mohammed

With a local guide. The Godolphin stable is a recent, phenomenally successful creation named after the 'Godolphin Arabian', a horse that is the origin of most modern thoroughbreds. It's an exclusive privilege that the stable coach welcomes visitors and introduces them to the stables and swimming pools while passionately talking about horse culture in the Middle East. Depending on the schedule, it's even possible to attend training.
Optional

Activities in Zighy Bay

There are countless private activities that can be booked in Zighy Bay. Whether you're diving, snorkelling, cruising or fishing, there are many ways to enjoy the waters of the Gulf of Oman. The most adventurous can even opt for paragliding or mountain biking through the surrounding mountains.
Optional

A Rough Idea of Price

Dependent on season, accommodation and activities
The estimated cost for this trip is £7,700 to £8,800 per person. The cost varies according to several factors, including level of service, duration of the trip and how far in advance you book. The exact price will be provided on your personalised quote. The average price for this trip is £8300 per person.
  • Return flights to Dubai with a scheduled airline
  • Airline taxes
  • Private transfers, including seaplane transfer to hotel with a flight over Dubai
  • Priority clearance through immigration and customs formalities
  • Two-night stay in the Dubai Desert, in a Bedouin suite with full board
  • Overnight stay in Dubai in a double room with breakfast
  • Three-night stay in Zighy Bay in an individual villa with a swimming pool and breakfast
  • Choice of two small-group desert activities
  • Dubai on a private tour
  • Our local Concierge service
  • A few of the benefits of travelling with us
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