GS7 THE ARAB GULF STATES (formerly code GS5)


Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman & the UAE


Kuwait Towers & National Museum; Spectacular Hajjar Mountains, Oman; Oman's spectacular Mussandam Peninsula enclave; Historic 'Frankincense Trail'; Dubai's stunning modern skyline; Oman Desert Camp experience; Qatar's unique traditional culture

Dates & Prices

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Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.

Start DateEnd DatePriceMore Info
Mon 12 Oct 2015Sun 01 Nov 2015 $6580
Mon 25 Jan 2016Sun 14 Feb 2016 $6580
Mon 10 Oct 2016Sun 30 Oct 2016 $6580

Optional Single Supplement: $2036 (number of singles limited).
This tour may require a mandatory single supplement charge of $1018, if twin-sharing accommodation is unavailable.

Tour Overview

*** This tour will replace tour code GS5 from 2015 onward ***

This 21-day tour through the fascinating cultures and beautiful countryside of the Persian Gulf region begins in Kuwait City, which, after an extensive restoration and rebuilding effort, bears little resemblance to the war-devastated area left behind after the Iraqi invasion. We visit the famous landmarks, perhaps even take a high-speed elevator up the Kuwait Towers, and tour the remarkable museums, where we can appreciate ancient Islamic art, calligraphy, pottery, embroideries and jewellery. From here, we head to Bahrain & Qatar, where we saunter around the Old Souk (market), through the maze of alleyways and down to the nearby Dhow Harbour to see some of the Gulf's traditional and distinctive trading vessels. The UAE is next on our destination list and here we have the chance to check out Abu Dhabi's unique architecture, which is an intriguing interpretation of Islamic designs crafted in modern materials, as well as one of the most futuristic cities in the world, Dubai. From here, our journey takes us into the Omani enclave on the spectacular Musandam Peninsula. Our next stop is Oman proper; we travel through a multitude of landscapes: flat deserts with beautiful oases, dry, jagged mountains, plains dotted with hills and acacia trees and narrow river valleys. Along the way, we get a real feel for the area and its tribal past with visits to traditional towns, where we mingle with the friendly locals and learn about the fascinating lifestyles in this unique part of the world.

Regions visited: Middle East
Countries visited: Kuwait; Bahrain; Qatar; United Arab Emirates and Oman