Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours
Shore Excursion Leaves From
The Cruise Pier.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress Comfortable lightweight summer clothing and walking shoes are suitable for most of the year, but sweaters or jackets may be needed for the winter months, especially in the evenings. Good quality sunlasses are advised, and photo-chromatic lenses for those who wear spectacles. Hats and some protection for the head are advisable when in direct sunlight. The United Arab Emirates has conservative dress traditions. Swimwear must be confined to the beach and hotel pools. Men and women should ensure shoulders and knees are covered when in public, especially in souks, shops, malls, and villages. If you plan on visiting a mosque, please wear loose long trousers or long skirts and long sleeves. Shorts, and tight or transparent clothing is not permitted. Women must cover their head with a scarf.
Restrictions Participants must be able to get in and out of the vehicle. Normal tourist photography is acceptable, but it is considered offensive to photograph Arab women. It is also courteous to ask permission before photographing men. Photographs of government buildings, police, or military installations are not allowed.
Evening Dhow Cruise
The ideal way to end a busy day of sightseeing is this enchanting cruise around the great capital of Omani. Breathe in the salt air as the Omani Dhow glides along the water. View stunning landmarks with a mountainous backdrop that will take your breath away.
An Omani Dhow is a site in itself. Climb aboard this sailing ship that dates back to the 8th century. Historically, dhows were only used for trade. Today, they are used for trade, tourism, and fishing. You will love this up close cultural experience of the symbolic Oman dhow.
Your cruise will take you around the city's capital, bringing you to see a variety of famous landmarks including the Bustan Palace Hotel, Mirani Fort, Jalali Fort and Sultans Palace. Time will fly by as you naturally unwind, soaking in the sites during this remarkable sunset cruise.
Please Note: During the Holy Month of Ramadan and the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, there will be no entertainment, no belly dancing, and alcohol will not be served.