Your fascinating journey to this magical part of the globe begins in Muscat, Oman, capital of the Sultanate since 1793. Visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque with its 21-ton prayer carpet, the Old Muttrah Souk, and the Amouage perfume factory. Experience desert life during an overnight in a tented camp in the Wahiba Sands, and take a refreshing dip in the deep pools at Wadi Bani Khalid. Visit Sur, Nizwa, and Ibri, then cross over the border into the United Arab Emirates. Stop in the charming desert oasis of Al Ain with its impressive archaeological park and museum, and visit the camel market. From Abu Dhabi, continue to Dubai, the dynamic business center that boasts the tallest man-made structure in the world, the Burj Khalifa. Also see ancient and contemporary architecture; shop in one of the famous malls; take stunning photographs of the palaces, mosques, and souk; and experience an evening on board a traditional wooden boat.