Luxury Dubai & UAE Tours

Introduction to Dubai
(4 days)
Dubai & Arabian Desert

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(3 days)
Dubai & Arabian Desert

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(9 days)
Dubai, Arabian Desert, Abu Dhabi

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(6 days)
Dubai with Arabian Desert & Abu Dhabi

Dubai & the Desert
(6 days)
Dubai, Arabian Desert

Family Tour of Dubai & the Emirates
(9 days)
Dubai & Arabian Desert, Abu Dhabi

Dubai: City & Sea
(6 days)
Dubai with Abu Dhabi & Arabian Desert

Abu Dhabi Stopover
(4 Days)
Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi & the Desert
(6 days)
Abu Dhabi, Liwa Desert

Multi-country Tours

Best of Dubai & Egypt
(12 days)
Dubai & Arabian Desert, Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise

Best of Dubai & Oman
(12 Days)
Dubai with Arabian Desert & Abu Dhabi, Muscat & Nizwa, Jebel Akhdar (Al Hajar Mountains), Wahiba Sands

Romantic Dubai, Desert & Zighy Bay
(10 days)
Dubai, Zighy Bay, Arabian Desert

Culture & Adventure in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Oman
(11 days)
Zighy Bay, Dubai, Arabian Desert, Abu Dhabi

Dubai & the Maldives
(11 Days)
Dubai & Arabian Desert, Maldives

Introduction to Israel & Dubai
(11 Days)
Jerusalem & Dead Sea, Tel Aviv, Dubai & Arabian Desert

Journey Through the Middle East
(21 Days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise, Amman, Petra & Wadi Rum, Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Dubai & Arabian Desert

Best of Dubai & Oman

(12 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Dubai with Arabian Desert & Abu Dhabi, Muscat & Nizwa, Jebel Akhdar (Al Hajar Mountains), Wahiba Sands

This private tour of Dubai and Oman is a perfect combination of ancient cultures and modern style. It features private cultural touring and accommodation at the finest luxury resorts throughout.

Begin in Dubai and experience the best of the city during flexible, personalized city touring. Learn about Dubai's culture and history while exploring Old Dubai. See the traditional buildings of the Bur Dubai district and Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood (formerly known as Bastakiya), ride an abra (water taxi) across Dubai Creek, and browse the spice and gold souks. Visit tile-covered mosques, and see ultra-modern skyscrapers, including the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Dubai is also a renowned shopping destination, with atmospheric souks and legendary luxury malls filled with exclusive boutiques and attractions such as Ski Dubai and the Dubai Aquarium. Depending on your interests, also experience Dubai's burgeoning art and design scene during visits to interesting shops and galleries housed in converted traditional and industrial buildings. Other options include visiting one of Dubai's water parks, touring attractions such as Dubai Miracle Garden, seeing the Dubai Fountain, or enjoying Dubai's beaches and exciting dining and entertainment districts. 

One morning, take a private four-wheel drive (4x4) excursion to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in the beautiful Arabian Desert to see the sand dunes and local wildlife. 

One day, enjoy a private excursion to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE. Visit the most interesting cultural sites, such as the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Al Hosn Palace and Emirates Palace. Other options, depending on your interests, include touring the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, visiting Ferrari World theme park, seeing other museums and structures on Saadiyat Island, or experiencing futuristic Masdar City.

Artisans of Leisure can also arrange additional special interest activities such as private culinary tours, a private falconry lesson, Arabian cultural exchange activities, tours with art experts and shopping experts, and scenic flights over the city's renowned skyscrapers and man-made islands. Artisans of Leisure can also make advance dining reservations at the city's top restaurants and in unique locations such as the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel.

Fly to Muscat, the seaside capital of Oman. During touring with your private guide and driver, visit the impressive Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, the landmark Royal Opera House and museums dedicated to Oman's rich cultural heritage. In Old Muscat, see Al Alam Palace (one of several used by the Sultan of Oman) and hilltop fortresses overlooking the Gulf of Oman. Walk along the waterfront corniche in the Muttrah district, and browse the Muttrah Souk for Omani frankincense, jewelry, ceramics, antiques and more.

Next, visit Nizwa, a historic oasis town in the foothills of the Al Hajar Mountains. Walk along the ramparts of atmospheric Nizwa Fort, take in views of the expansive palm groves, and visit the souk to browse for pottery, textiles and other local handicrafts.

Continue into the mountains to the Jebel Akhdar (Green Mountain) region and stay at a luxury mountain resort with spectacular views of the dramatic desert landscapes. During private touring, visit local villages in the surrounding Saiq Plateau, and see gravity-defying cliffside agricultural terraces—the roses, pomegranates and other crops grown here are considered the finest in Oman. During leisure time, enjoy the resort facilities and its incredible views.

One day, take a private excursion to Jebel Shams (Sun Mountain), the highest peak in Oman. En route, visit mudbrick villages set among palm oases, venture into deep desert wadis (valleys), learn about the UNESCO World Heritage-designated aflaj (irrigation canals) that carry water from the mountains to local farms, and perhaps opt for guided hikes such as the legendary Balcony Walk along the steep slopes of Wadi Nakhr.

Next, visit Wadi Bani Khalid, a beautiful river valley dotted with villages, en route to Wahiba Sands(A'Sharqiyah Sands). Spend a night in a desert camp amid spectacular sand dunes rolling for miles into the distance. Enjoy options such as meeting local Bedouins, riding a camel, going for a thrilling four-wheel drive "dune-bashing" experience and watching the sunset from the top of the sand dunes.

Transfer along the coast of Oman back to Muscat, stopping en route in Sur, a whitewashed port town with a long and interesting history, as well as at the unusual Bimmah Sinkhole and wadis carved into the rugged coastal mountains. 

The tour concludes with one night back in Dubai.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Dubai, UAE
VIP airport assistance through immigration. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 4 nights
Day 2 Dubai
Full-day private city tour
Day 3 Dubai & Arabian Desert
Morning private desert excursion. Afternoon private city tour
Day 4 Dubai & Abu Dhabi
Full-day private excursion to Abu Dhabi
Day 5 Dubai – Muscat, Oman
Private transfer to airport for flight to Muscat. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Day 6 Muscat
Private city touring
Day 7 Muscat – Nizwa – Jebel Akhdar (Al Hajar Mountains)
Private transfer to Al Hajar Mountains for 3 nights, tour Nizwa en route
Day 8 Jebel Akhdar (Al Hajar Mountains)
Flexible private touring in region
Day 9 Jebel Akhdar (Al Hajar Mountains) & Jebel Shams
Full-day private excursion to Jebel Shams, including option for hiking

Day 10

Jebel Akhdar (Al Hajar Mountains) – Wahiba Sands
Private transfer to desert camp for 1 night, with touring en route
Day 11 Wahiba Sands – Muscat – Dubai, UAE
Private touring en route to Muscat airport for flight to Dubai. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night
Day 12 Depart Dubai
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Dubai:

Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach (first stay)
Burj Al Arab (second stay)

Muscat: The Chedi Muscat or Al Bustan Palace
Jebel Akhdar: Alila Jabal Akhdar or Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort
Wahiba Sands: Desert Nights Camp

Cost
$20,145 Per person (double occupancy)

Luxury Dubai & UAE Tours

Introduction to Dubai
(4 days)
Dubai & Arabian Desert

Dubai Stopover
(3 days)
Dubai & Arabian Desert

Exclusive Emirates
(9 days)
Dubai, Arabian Desert, Abu Dhabi

Dubai in Depth
(6 days)
Dubai with Arabian Desert & Abu Dhabi

Dubai & the Desert
(6 days)
Dubai, Arabian Desert

Family Tour of Dubai & the Emirates
(9 days)
Dubai & Arabian Desert, Abu Dhabi

Dubai: City & Sea
(6 days)
Dubai with Abu Dhabi & Arabian Desert

Abu Dhabi Stopover
(4 Days)
Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi & the Desert
(6 days)
Abu Dhabi, Liwa Desert

Multi-country Tours

Best of Dubai & Egypt
(12 days)
Dubai & Arabian Desert, Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise

Best of Dubai & Oman
(12 Days)
Dubai with Arabian Desert & Abu Dhabi, Muscat & Nizwa, Jebel Akhdar (Al Hajar Mountains), Wahiba Sands

Romantic Dubai, Desert & Zighy Bay
(10 days)
Dubai, Zighy Bay, Arabian Desert

Culture & Adventure in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Oman
(11 days)
Zighy Bay, Dubai, Arabian Desert, Abu Dhabi

Dubai & the Maldives
(11 Days)
Dubai & Arabian Desert, Maldives

Introduction to Israel & Dubai
(11 Days)
Jerusalem & Dead Sea, Tel Aviv, Dubai & Arabian Desert

Journey Through the Middle East
(21 Days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise, Amman, Petra & Wadi Rum, Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Dubai & Arabian Desert

Testimonials

Our family really enjoyed Dubai. The guide was the highest standard and made the touring very interesting and worthwhile. 
~ R.W., Toronto, Canada

We thoroughly enjoyed our Dubai and Oman tour. The accommodations were spectacular everywhere. Our guide in Dubai City was excellent…The night in the desert was great—it is so serene, and we enjoyed the wildlife experience.
~ M.S., Pittsburgh, PA

Our Dubai, Maldives and India tour was awesome! Everyone was friendly, organized, easy going and knowledgeable. It was very comfortable way to travel. Great suggestions throughout. Artisans of Leisure is a 10 out of 10!
~ E.M., Mission Hills, KS

 

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