What’s the one place to visit in 2015? Travel industry website Skift has selected the Sultanate of Oman, which it describes as a “small, ignored, slow, and laid-back Arab country” that is a quick flight from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Doha. According to Skift, “Oman packs a lot in a small package, with desert, rugged coast and beaches, water sports and diving, forts-every-few-miles, green valleys, old school bazaars and old school Arabian hospitality.” The website has several wonderful videos of Oman, including this one:
Interested in heading to this “big soul-satisfying place to visit” in 2015? Join Academic Arrangements Abroad in March to discover this captivating part of the world, where tradition and heritage combine with modernity and style. Begin in Muscat, Oman, where highlights include a visit and private reception at the Bait Al Zubair Museum, dedicated to Omani culture. Spend a day in Nizwa to experience the lively markets and admire the 17th-century fort. Accommodations are at the luxurious Al Bustan Palace Hotel, situated on the Arabian Gulf.
After exploring Oman, “a destination that mixes offbeat and adventurous,” this journey continues to Doha, Qatar, where travelers will tour the superb Museum of Islamic Art, designed by I.M. Pei, and enjoy a scenic harbor cruise in a traditional dhow. Then the group will fly to Abu Dhabi, UAE, to visit remarkable Saadiyat Island and also see Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the largest mosque outside of Mecca. Conclude in Dubai to attend Art Dubai, an exciting exhibition of contemporary art, and tour the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.
Visit our website or call us at 800-221-1944 for additional details about this travel program.