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Al Ain City Sightseeing Tour - The Garden City

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  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2168DXB004

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Surround yourself with the greenery and sights of the ‘Garden City’ of Al Ain on this full-day tour from Dubai! Board an air-conditioned coach and cross the desert to this lovely, relaxed city cradled by the jagged Hajar Mountains on the Omani border. Discover its history from your guide, and see its Bronze Age relics, picture-postcard Al Jahili Fort, former royal palace, two museums and ‘falaj’ irrigation channels. Cool your feet in the hot springs beneath Jebel Hafeet mountain and then finish with a visit to the traditional camel market!
Leave your centrally located Dubai hotel in an air-conditioned coach and enjoy the desert views on your way to Al Ain. Known as the 'Garden City' for its green parks, this lovely city nestles near the Hajar Mountains on the border with Oman.

After roughly 1.5 hours, stop at the Hili Archaeological Park, home to Bronze Age remains. See the relics of settlements dating from 2,500 to 400 BC, and a tomb from the 3rd century BC, whose walls are engraved with carvings.

Continue to Al Ain National Museum to admire its Bronze Age exhibits and reconstruction of the Hili Tomb. Then, visit Al Jahili Fort, one of the UAE’s most historic buildings. Explore this beautiful, crenelated fort, built in 1891, and discover its historic role of guarding Al Ain’s oasis.

Next, delve into Al Ain Oasis and see the falaj (irrigation channels) that weave between the palm trees. These over-ground channels flow with water from boreholes and are based on a system that has been used in Arabia for thousands for years.

After a lunch stop (own expense), visit Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, the former residence of the UAE’s late founder, His Highness Sheikh Zayed. Then, drive to the foot of Jebel Hafeet, the 4,098-foot (1,249-meter) mountain that looms over the city. See the hot springs that gush up here and perhaps cool your feet in the streams.

Finish at the Camel Market, where locals bring their camels, goat and sheep to sell. Get close up to the camels and as you explore, hear the traders negotiating the prices for their animals.

Afterward, travel back Dubai and finish your tour with a hotel drop-off.

Please note: the order of activities as described above may be subject to change on the day of the tour.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
From your centrally located Dubai hotel
Departure Time:
Between 7am and 8:20am

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details:
Returns to original point of departure.

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Al Ain City Sightseeing Tour - The Garden City

The U.A.E's largest camel market
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Inclusions:
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fees (where applicable)
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Important Information:

Vehicles:
Buses used for excursions are of the highest standard available. All buses are air-conditioned and equipped with a microphone.

Dress Code:
The United Arab Emirates has conservative dress traditions. Men and women should ensure shoulders and knees are covered when in public, especially in souks, shops and villages.

Photography:
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 or military installations are not allowed.

Conditions:The tour operator reserves the right to cancel any part of this tour for reasons of government decisions, public holidays, weather conditions, or similar.

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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Thomas, April 2014

Very interesting tour

Reviewed by: Dorothy J, June 2013

Excellent !!! The guide and driver were most knowledgeable and willing to help in any way. Every phase of this trip was perfedt

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Tour code: 2168DXB004