Private full day Al Ain Tour from Dubai

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Discover the “Garden City” of Al Ain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a full-day sightseeing tour that will transport you to a totally different atmosphere from opulent Dubai.

The greenest city in the emirates and birthplace of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, considered the father of the United Arab Emirates, is the best place to learn about Emirati history and culture, and has an unprecedented offer including places such as the market and camel races, Mount Hafit, museums, fortresses, and even an oasis.

Your private guide will pick you up at the location of your choice in the city of Dubai in a private air-conditioned vehicle and you will start your tour. During the tour we will have time for lunch at a local restaurant, and at the end, we will return you to your place of origin.

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Duration: 8 hours
Starts: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours



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Discover the “Garden City” of Al Ain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a full-day sightseeing tour that will transport you to a totally different atmosphere from opulent Dubai.

The greenest city in the emirates and birthplace of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, considered the father of the United Arab Emirates, is the best place to learn about Emirati history and culture, and has an unprecedented offer including places such as the market and camel races, Mount Hafit, museums, fortresses, and even an oasis.

Your private guide will pick you up at the location of your choice in the city of Dubai in a private air-conditioned vehicle and you will start your tour. During the tour we will have time for lunch at a local restaurant, and at the end, we will return you to your place of origin.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Al Ain National Museum, Al Ain United Arab Emirates

The oldest museum in the country contains an adobe fort, an oasis, and three main sections:

Archaeology: you have exhibits from the Stone Age to the founding of the UAE, artifacts from Mesopotamia, the Bronze and Iron Ages, prehistoric jewelry, flint tools, 8,000-year-old arrowheads, or the oldest known irrigation techniques (falaj, plural aflaj) with which Al Ain flourished and allowed the construction of its characteristic adobe buildings.

Ethnography: Explore the traditions, customs, education, agriculture, medicine and daily life of Emiratis and how much has changed in just a few decades.

Gifts: An exhibition of the gifts Sheikh Zayed received from leaders from around the world, including a moon rock given by NASA.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Al Ain Palace Museum, Al Ain St – Central District – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

The Qasr Al Ain fort is the former palace where the father of United Arab Emirates Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan resided. As a museum, it is dedicated to his life and memory, and incorporates modern elements in its design but without neglecting traditional Emirati style and techniques.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Al Ain, Al Ain, Emirate of Abu Dhabi

During the tour we will have time for lunch at a local restaurant

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Camel Souk, Al-Ain behind Bawadi Mall Direction of Meyzad, Al Ain United Arab Emirates

Desert and camels are probably the first things that come to mind when you think of the emirates, and certainly Al Ain’s camel market gives you the opportunity to observe this iconic animal up close in a fascinating place where buyers and sellers trade camels by the hundreds and often stage camel races.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Al Ain Oasis, Central District, Near to Al Ain Palace Museum – وسط المدينة – أبو ظبي – United Arab Emirates

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it stretches across 1,200 hectares and offers a unique glimpse of the region’s inhabitants who began to dominate the deserts 4,000 years ago. The oasis is home to 150,000 palm trees of different varieties, and is maintained by the traditional aflaj irrigation system, which transports spring water from the Hajar Mountains. The Eco-Center explains the characteristics and history of the place and its inhabitants.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Al Jahili Fort, Sultan Bin Zayed Al Awwal St, Al Ain United Arab Emirates

This 19th century fortress was transformed into a cultural center and now houses a permanent exhibition dedicated to Sir Wilfred Thesiger, the intrepid explorer, travel writer and photographer who, with his Emirati and Omani companions, crossed the world’s largest sand mass, the Rub’ al Khali (literally, “the Empty Quarter”), twice in the 1940s. The fort also houses a temporary exhibition gallery. Surrounded by a lush park, it won the prestigious Terra Prize for contemporary architecture in raw earth.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Jebel Hafeet

Located on the border with Oman, its 1,240-meter peak makes it the highest in the emirate, and to reach it there is a winding road rated as one of the best in the world. The view from the top is something you will remember for a long time.

Duration: 20 minutes



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