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Arabian nights & desert delights

  • Tracks in white desert sand leading to Dubai skyline in background
Dubai – Oman – Ras Al Khaimah

Arabian nights
and desert delights

Glitzy cities, hair-raising mountain thrills and languid desert days, this joyride through all of Arabia’s best bits is the perfect antidote to boredom.

Few places know how to entertain like Arabia, its ideal mix of parallels creating a heady concoction of chaos and calm. The razzle-dazzle of Dubai kicks things off on Palm Island, in your three-day base at the iconic Atlantis The Royal. The beating heart of a city that speaks for itself, you’re only one step away from a helicopter ride to pinpoint each spot where unique curiosities have long-transformed human potential. Whether it’s man-made beaches, iconic landmarks or sandy desert stretches, this is a place that must be seen to be believed.

En route to your sandy finishing line, the Al Wadi desert in Ras Al Khaimah plays host for a couple of nights. By day, looking out for Arabian oryx and sand gazelles, archery, biking and horse riding fill the schedule, while nights spent stargazing reveal crystal-clear skies you only get without light pollution.

To complete the trio, just two hours away from Dubai yet seemingly a world apart, are the mountains of the Musandam Peninsula in Oman. Beyond the peaks, arrive onto Zighy Bay beach by 4x4 or a recommended paraglide. Floating over the stone-walled retreats, you’ll be more than ready to take a step-back in tradition for some comforting solitude. Join in on mountain biking and village treks learning about the local communities or just take some family downtime.


Footsteps in orange desert dunes with person in the background
Evening view of Burj Khalifa looking out to sea with city lights on
Boat anchored in the green water of a bay in Oman
Travel notes
  • Access to Aquaventure Waterpark – the world’s largest – at Atlantis, The Palm
  • Unearth the lives of local people in Sabatyn, Oman
  • Varying from resort to resort, the Grow with Six Senses programme at Zighy Bay incorporates six pillars of wellness and unique experiences to help youngsters reconnect with themselves and the world around them
  • Sunset cruise of the Haffa Bay
  • Desert archery, falconry, camel rides, and stargazing at The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert
  • Learn about outdoor survival and Bedouin traditions on the Ritz Kids Rangers programme
  • Riding the world’s longest zipline, the Jais Flight
  • Access to Aquaventure Waterpark – the world’s largest – at Atlantis, The Palm
  • Unearth the lives of local people in Sabatyn, Oman
  • Varying from resort to resort, the Grow with Six Senses programme at Zighy Bay incorporates six pillars of wellness and unique experiences to help youngsters reconnect with themselves and the world around them
  • Sunset cruise of the Haffa Bay
  • Desert archery, falconry, camel rides, and stargazing at The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert
  • Learn about outdoor survival and Bedouin traditions on the Ritz Kids Rangers programme
  • Riding the world’s longest zipline, the Jais Flight
We customise every trip to you and our quotes are bespoke.
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  • Oct - Apr
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  • 7hrs
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