A Thousand And One Nights

Empty Quarter, Dubai & Oman
05 November 2021 - 13 November 2021 | 7 Nights
Starting at $6,843/person
  • Wild Escapes
  • City discovery
3 Home bases
3 Destinations
Activity level
Moderate
Service level
Premium
Group size
Max
8
Journey designed by
Mikael Audebert

Join us on this journey to Dubai, Oman, and the Empty Quarter - a region that has become a star in the realm of luxury destinations. Discover the impressive contrasts between the Arabian desert, majestic mountains, dynamic and ever-rising skylines, and the ultimate in luxury. We invite you to uncover the largest uninterrupted sand desert (stretching over 4 countries) and its breathtaking Oasis, one of the fastest-growing desert cities in the World. The unparalleled beauty and traditional charm of the Oman Sultanate will leave you mesmerized. Of course, we have not forgotten an immersion into ancient Arab culture, history, and even cuisine. Through private and personalized tours and experiences, guests of Art In Voyage will find themselves living the other side of the Arabian Nights fables, the ones with a truly happy ending.

Your Host

Highlights

Uncover Unparalleled Natural Beauty

Amid the mystic desert charm of Rub al Khali (Empty Quarter) and the rugged beauty of Oman's Zighy Bay, let yourself be transported to a universe of Arabian charm, traditions, and unparalleled beauty.

A Good Clash of Culture and History

Incredible world cuisine meets fashion, exciting nightlife, culture, history, and some of the oldest markets in the world. In a town where no dreams are too big to execute, one will find true fascination for what is truly a fascinating clash of cultures.

Itinerary

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
Welcome to Oman's Empty Quarter

Welcome to Oman's Empty Quarter

Day 1

On arrival in Dubai or Abu Dhabi, you are whisked away to the largest uninterrupted sand desert in the world and the incredible Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort. After settling down, we have organized for you a spa treatment, just before we meet for a sunset camel ride with champagne. Not far away, a 3-course welcome traditional dinner amidst Oman's golden sand dunes, waited on by our private butler, awaits.

Desert and Oasis

Desert and Oasis

Day 2

After a morning yoga routine overlooking the dunes (optional in attendance), we then head out for the Liwa tour, where you will discover a historic site that emerges like a mirage from within the Empty Quarter. Amidst the dry desert landscape, this verdant oasis symbolizes the energy of life in a captivating romantic surrounding. Then, treat yourself to another massage, get on an ATV to take on the dunes surrounding the resort, or learn about falconry with a private session. Tonight is at leisure.

The High Life In Dubai

The High Life In Dubai

Day 3

Today, after enjoying a morning at leisure, we make our way to Dubai. Upon our arrival and settling down, we have organized a memorable evening. We start with a private sunset cruise aboard our yacht, on which champagne and canapes are served. We then continue our evening with a superlative dinner with wine pairings at one of Dubai's most glamorous eateries. For guests interested, we end the evening at a local lounge for some traditional music and entertainment.

History, Culture and Gold

History, Culture and Gold

Day 4

This morning, a private walking tour of old and new Dubai has been organized. You will uncover the history behind what started as a fishing town as well as its souks and gold markets. Then, we will travel downriver the “Dubai” way, a must when in the Emirates. A traditional cooking class and lunch have been organized. We continue with a private sunset experience at the top of the Burj Khalifa. Dinner will be at leisure, with your hosts' personal recommendations.

There, Goats Climb Trees

There, Goats Climb Trees

Day 5

After a morning at leisure, we depart for The Sultanate of Oman. Our home is a beautiful, indigenous, village-style accommodation with dramatic mountains rising on one side and the sandy beach of Zighy Bay on the other. You are greeted with a traditional tea before being introduced to your very private villas (with pools). Tonight, experience the infinite horizon and golden views of the setting sun behind the Musandam Fjords, as you cruise one of our authentic Dhow boats in the still waters of Haffa Bay. Enjoy canapés, relax, and take in the amazing atmosphere of the Musandam. We then hold a private dinner higher up, overlooking the entire bay.

Pampering and More

Pampering and More

Day 6

We have kept you quite busy, so today, we leave you alone! Yet, never far should you need your host's insight. We have also arranged for a complimentary spa treatment. Choose from one of the many options available at this award-winning spa. Other amenities available at the property include the fantastic experience of a paragliding descent from the mountain tops to the beach area, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and more. Dinner is at leisure (and we recommend the intimate setting of a dinner served by your private pool)

We Work You Out, A Little

We Work You Out, A Little

Day 7

Today, after breakfast, we head out to discover villages and mountains vistas. This easy trek explores the village of the Sabatyn Plateau. After a scenic, 1-hour 4x4 drive from Zighy Bay, we reach the plateau some 1200 meters above sea level. We then continue to Sabatyn; this village stretches along a mountainside with wonderful views down to Wadi Al Bih. Expect to be impressed by the abundance of petroglyphs, stone towers, and ancient houses. We continue our trek to our plush vehicles for the scenic drive home. Later this afternoon, we learn about traditional Arab cuisine during a private cooking class followed by dinner with wine pairings on the beach. 

Time For Farewell...In Style!

Time For Farewell...In Style!

Day 8

After enjoying a morning is at your leisure and a light lunch, we board a private speed boat and make our way back to the Emirates along the beautiful coastline. At the Marina, our private car awaits for our last leg to the airport, or, should you extend, to your downtown destination or the incredible Sir Bani Yas Islands (see add-ons)

Accommodations

Qsar Al Sarab

Qsar Al Sarab

Empty Quarter, UAE

On the outskirts of Abu Dhabi, the world’s largest sand desert – the Empty Quarter – beckons. Qasr Al Sarab by Anantara rises up from flame-colored dunes like a mirage, inviting adventure in the most luxurious of styles. Traverse the Rub’ al Khali by camel back, dine under desert skies, unwind with hammam and desert rose rituals at this incredible and relaxing Abu Dhabi resort. Expansive luxury refreshes, right beside open desert, enjoy pool playtime and savor intimate dining under the stars in our Pool Villas.

Park Hyatt

Park Hyatt

Dubai, UAE

Combining Moorish and Mediterranean influences, this exotic resort in the heart of the city overlooks the Dubai Creek, marina and city skyline and is home to an award-winning spa, waterfront dining promenade, palm-fringed swimming pool and some of the most lavish rooms and suites in the city. The low-rise, sprawling resort has a calm, residential feel with plenty of space and privacy and a less-is-more approach to luxury. Whitewashed buildings with blue domes and bougainvillea-draped walls recall the Greek Isles while mashrabiya patterned woodwork, soothing desert-hued interiors and an exotic frankincense scent put it firmly in the Middle East.

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Six Senses Zighy Bay

Six Senses Zighy Bay

Zighy Bay, Oman

Nestled in Oman’s dramatic Musandam Peninsula, where rugged mountains dive into vibrant emerald waters, across a powdery sand beach, the village-inspired resort offers a range of villas, suites and beachfront retreats, each with a private pool, traditional summer house and the time and space to find yourself. There’s something for everyone including eclectic dining featuring local and international cuisine, an award-winning spa and a plethora of unique experiences. An oasis built of materials sourced from around the region, the Omani enclave invites you to unwind in the cool indoors under high ceilings, in the colorfully cushioned living area or on...

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The finer details

Deluxe room | Dubai
Deluxe room | Dubai
Garden Pool Villa | Oman
Garden Pool Villa | Oman
Deluxe Balcony | Qsar Al Sarab
Deluxe Balcony | Qsar Al Sarab

Deluxe package

$6,843/person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $1,000/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure
Pool Villa | Qsar Al Sarab
Pool Villa | Qsar Al Sarab
Deluxe room | Dubai
Deluxe room | Dubai
Beach Pool Villa | Oman
Beach Pool Villa | Oman

Step-it-up package

$7,952/person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $1,000/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure

Nights

2 nights in the Empty Quarter

2 nights in Dubai

3 nights in Oman

Meals

7 traditional breakfasts

4 lunches

5 dinners with wine pairings

Activities

All activities as listed, including private guides

2 spa treatments of 60 minutes each

Dubai Yacht Experience with cocktails

Cooking class in Oman

Tickets to the World Expo

Extras

Services of an Art In Voyage host

Private Luxury transportation (land & sea) throughout

All taxes

Add-Ons and Extension

Come back & Extend in Dubai

$756/person
After Oman, discover more of Dubai with this 2-night extension package at our 5-star property, daily breakfasts and private airport transfers

Hidden Secrets of Abu Dhabi

$1,324/person
Abu Dhabi has more than glamor and Ferraris, it also has Sir Bani Yas Islands. Our 2-night extension is at the incredible Al Yamm Villa Resort in a private villa, including private transfers, daily breakfasts and spa credit.

Good to know

All listed activities are optional in attendance

Our property selection is always subject to change as these are privately owned. In such rare instances, it will be substituted for one of equal or great value offering similar features and amenities.

Additional daily trips and excursions may be arranged

Travel insurance is recommended (Art In Voyage partners with ALLIANZ & GENERALI)

Price is based on a double occupancy. We charge a small single supplement.

How about extending?

Come early, or leave late. Allow our consultants to customize a pre- or post- extension to your journey.

Why travel with us?

Expertise & Flexibility

Friends /Family Spirit /Small Groups

Unpretentious Luxury Vibe

Exclusive Experiences

Smallprint

All listed retreats (hotels, villas and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. If replaced, similar or higher standards will be upheld.

In case of a cancelation at more than 60 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

NEW! Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

A Thousand And One Nights

05 November 2021 - 13 November 2021

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A Thousand And One Nights

05 November 2021 - 13 November 2021

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Find out more about A Thousand And One Nights

  • A day time contact number, should we need to call you.
  • How many guests (including yourself)?

Customize this journey

  • Your email is used as the primary form of contact.
  • A day time contact number, should we need to call you.
  • City, state or country.
  • If your request is based on an existing journey on our website, please let us know which one.
  • If you considering several dates, please list them all. If you have a general idea as to month and year, let us know that too.
  • Tell us about any destinations you have in mind. Not sure? Not a problem! That is what we are here for. Our dream makers may guide you by better understanding your interests upon speaking with you.