Take a deep dive into the Persian Gulf on this 18-day itinerary, visiting five out of six of the world’s richest countries and getting to know their similarities and differences. Visit dazzling and dynamic cities like Dubai, Doha, Abu Dhabi, and Jeddah with their futuristic architecture and cultural treasures. With two overnight stays you can take in Abu Dhabi’s Louvre and Doha’s sandcastle-shaped Museum of Islamic Art. Get to know the many faces of the UAE from Ras Al Khama’s locked-in-time pearling village to Sir Bani Yas island where oryx and other endangered Arabian wildlife live. Discover the friendly and relaxed atmosphere of Bahrain and Oman, favorites with expats. Marvel at natural wonders from Oman’s magnificent fjords to Saudi Arabia’s UNESCO site of Al Ahsa, the largest oasis in the world. Follow the historic Trail of Frankincense, walk scenic seaside corniches, become a fan of shawarma. And search for superlatives to describe a host of extraordinary accomplishments – the world’s tallest building, the world’s tallest fountain, the world’s largest manmade archipelago.