UAE Off The Beaten Track (5n/6d)

The endangered  White Collared Kingfisher can be found in nature preserves near Fujairah

The endangered White Collared Kingfisher can be found in nature preserves near Fujairah

Day 01: Arrival Dubai – transfer to the hotel
Overnight / Breakfast in Dubai

Day 02: Dubai – Ras Al Khaimah, Mountain track crossing the Musandum Peninsula
The tour brings you along the coast to the Northern Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. Continue through Wadi Bih with its steep walls of rock and reach a track that winds up the mountain disclosing deep gorges at a height of some 1200 mtr. Pass tribal settlements and enjoy the breathtaking scenery with fascinating cliffs and deep canyons before reaching the coastal plain at the old town of Dibba. Drive along the coast passing fishing villages and reach Khor Fakkan. Overnight / Breakfast on the East Coast

Day 03: Khorfakkan – Hatta
The first stop is the Wadi with its manmade dam behind Khorfakkan. Continue along the coast passing through Fujairah to the Natural Reserve with the Kalba mangroves, the only breeding place for the White Collared Kingfisher, a bird in danger of extinction. Enter a wadi track and stop at Ayn Al Ghamoor to view the hot springs with sulphurous water. Pass small mountain villages, some of them belonging to Oman and reach the mountain oasis Hatta. Overnight / Breakfast in Hatta

Day 04: Hatta-Al Ain
Visit the Heritage Village of Hatta, an open-air museum. Then continue to the famous natural pool in Wadi Khamees. Proceed through wadis and small villages. Admire the unique rock formations, gorges and water streams before reaching the oases of Mahda and Khutwa. Marvel at natural gorges filled with water all year round and with small waterfalls. Overnight / Breakfast in Al Ain

Day 05: Al Ain – Liwa Desert
Today the tour follows an old Bedouin trail from the oasis of Al Ain to the Liwa desert. The Liwa area is the outskirts of Rub Al Khali, the magnificent sand desert of the Arabian Peninsula.  This area was home of the original tribes who settled on the Abu Dhabi island in the 18th Century. En route we pass salt flats and spectacular red coloured sand dunes, a fascinating scenery for photographs. We depart from Liwa in time to reach the Dubai desert to enjoy an unforgettable sunset.  Arrive at our campsite where you have opportunity to do camel riding, sand boarding and try out a henna design on hands or feet.  Enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner and a shisha (Arabic water pipe). Watch our belly dancer performing her show around the campfire by starlight.  Pitch the tent beneath the star studded sky and sleep the dreams of the desert. Camp overnight / Breakfast

Day 06: Wake up to enjoy a magnificent sunrise.
After breakfast at our campsite, the drive continues through the desert to a rock formation hidden in the middle of the amazing red sanddunes called camel rock. Drive to your hotel for extension.

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