2015 Gems of Arabia tour

February 2015 – Gems of Arabia

Group on the sand dunes at sunrise near Liwa Oasis

Group on the sand dunes at sunrise near Liwa Oasis

I traveled as part of a tour group on the Gems of Arabia tour in February 2015 to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for one week, and to Oman for two weeks. The tour group flew out of Atlanta, Georgia, USA (ATL) to Dubai, UAE (DXB) on Feb 7-8 and returned on Feb 24-25. I flew connecting flights between my home in Victoria, BC, Canada and Atlanta to meet the group at the beginning of the tour a day earlier, and returned home at the end of the tour a day later, overnighting in Atlanta each way.

Michele Burgess is a professional travel leader and wildlife photographer who personally conducts all tours staged by her travel company In Focus with Michele Burgess. There were 20 people in this group, with about half being serious amateur photographers (including me).

My full itinerary is listed below. Feel free to click on what interests you, however if you click on the top-most item, there are links at the bottom of each page (just above the Comments section) to take you to the next destination – from beginning to end. This is the best way to explore the whole trip as it happened.

If you just want to see photo albums, click here.


United Arab Emirates (UAE) – 1 week

Map of our travels in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Map of our travels in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)


Oman – 2 weeks

Our travels in Oman

Map of our travels in Oman

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