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A Thousand & One Nights
Tale Of A Desert Kingdom

Empty Quarter, Dubai & Oman
05 November 2021 - 13 November 2021 | 7 Nights
Starting at $6,843/person

  • Outdoors
  • City discovery
3 Home bases
3 Destinations
Activity level
Moderate
Service level
Premium
Group size
Max
8
Journey designed by
Mikael Audebert

                                

Accompany us on a curated journey to Dubai, Oman, and the Empty Quarter - regions that have become stars in the realm of luxury destinations. Discover the impressive contrast between the Arabian desert, mountains, ever-rising skylines, and ultimate luxury. We invite you to uncover the largest uninterrupted sand desert, which spans over 4 countries and boasts breathtaking oases. The unparalleled beauty and traditional charm of the Oman Sultanate will mesmerize you. We ensure your complete immersion in ancient Arab culture, history, and cuisine. Through private, personalized tours and experiences, guests of Art In Voyage will find themselves living the other side of the Arabian Nights fables, with truly fulfilling endings.

Your Host

Mikael Audebert
Mikael Audebert

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

Highlights

Uncover Unparalleled Natural Beauty

Amid the mystic desert charm of Rub al Khali or Empty Quarter and the rugged beauty of Oman's Zighy Bay, allow us to transport you to a universe of Arabian delights, traditions, and unparalleled magnificence.

A Good Clash of Culture and History

Decadent cuisine meets high-end fashion, vibrant nightlife, and old markets. In a region where dreams are never too extravagant to execute, find yourself captivated by the amalgamation of cultures.

Itinerary

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
Welcome to the Empty Quarter

Welcome to the Empty Quarter

Day 1

On arrival in Dubai or Abu Dhabi, we whisk you to the largest uninterrupted sand desert in the world and the incredible Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort. After settling in, a spa treatment awaits. We then enjoy a riveting camel ride with champagne in hand. In the evening, a 3-course traditional welcome dinner will be served amid golden sand dunes, where you will be waited on by your private butler.

Desert and Oasis

Desert and Oasis

Day 2

After an optional morning yoga session, we embark on a tour of Liwa. Here, we discover a historic site that emerges like a mirage from the Empty Quarter. Amid the dry desert landscape, the verdant oasis symbolizes the energy of life, captivating and romantic in essence. Indulge in a massage, ATV ride across the dunes, or learn about falconry in a private session. Tonight will be at leisure.

The High Life In Dubai

The High Life In Dubai

Day 3

After a leisurely morning, we journey to Dubai and after settling in, we have arranged a memorable evening. We begin with a private sunset cruise onboard our yacht, where we indulge in champagne and canapes. The evening continues with dinner and wine, at one of Dubai's most glamorous eateries. For guests interested, we end the evening at a local lounge, enjoying traditional music and entertainment.

History, Culture and Gold

History, Culture and Gold

Day 4

This morning we enjoy a private and guided walking tour of both the old and new Dubai. We uncover the history behind what started as a fishing town as well as its remarkable souks and gold markets. We then travel downriver the “Dubai” way, an absolute must when in the Emirates. A traditional cooking class and lunch have been arranged for your enjoyment. We then indulge in a private and unique sunset experience at the top of the Burj Khalifa. Dinner will be at leisure, with our finest recommendations and insights.

There, Goats Climb Trees

There, Goats Climb Trees

Day 5

After a morning at leisure, we depart for The Sultanate of Oman. Our accommodation will be village-style homes, boasting dramatic mountains alongside Zighy Bay. After traditional tea, we will be shown to our private villas, complete with private pools. Tonight, we experience the infinite horizon and golden views of the setting sun behind the Musandam Fjords, as we cruise in a Dhow boat along Haffa Bay. Devour canapés and soak in the atmosphere of the Musandam. Delight in a private dinner high up, overlooking the bay.

Pampering and More

Pampering and More

Day 6

After an eventful couple of days, we leave you to your own devices. Although your hosts will be on standby to provide you with invaluable insights. We have also arranged a complimentary spa treatment. Choose from one of many options available at the award-winning spa. Other amenities available at the property include a paragliding descent from the mountains to the beach, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and more! Dinner will be at leisure - we recommend an intimate dinner served by your private pool.

We Work You Out, A Little

We Work You Out, A Little

Day 7

After breakfast, we explore the village of the Sabatyn Plateau. After a scenic 1-hour 4x4 drive from Zighy Bay, we reach the plateau an impressive 1200 meters above sea level. We continue to Sabatyn, where the village stretches along a mountainside and boasts views of Wadi Al Bih. You will be dazzled by the abundance of petroglyphs, stone towers, and ancient houses. We return home in our plush vehicle, where we learn about traditional Arab cuisine with a private cooking class. In the evening, dinner is served on the beach, paired with divine wines.

Time For Farewell...In Style!

Time For Farewell...In Style!

Day 8

After enjoying a languorous morning and light lunch, we board a private speed boat and make our way back to the Emirates along the breathtaking coastline. At the Marina, our private car awaits for the last leg of our journey to the airport. Or, should you wish to extend your stay to a downtown destination or the incredible Sir Bani Yas Islands, see the add ons! Remember that we are consistently willing to assist in furthering your wildest travel dreams.

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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Your Choices

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

Dubai Extension

$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

Abu Dhabi's Hidden Secrets

$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

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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.

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