Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 9 hours (approx)
Experience a different United Arab Emirates on a private day trip from Dubai to Al Ain, nicknamed the Garden City. Leave futuristic Dubai and cross the desert to the city, ringed by the Hajar Mountains. Alongside your personal guide, explore Al Ain’s royal history at the Sheikh Zayed Palace; discover its ancient origins at the Hili Archaeological Park and Al Ain Museum; and visit the camel market and an oasis, honeycombed with traditional ‘falaj’ irrigation channels. Enjoy an optional lunch and admire the splendid views from nearby Jebel Hafeet mountain.
- Full-day private tour of Al Ain from Dubai, with air-conditioned transport
- Travel through the desert to this mountain-backed oasis city
- Visit the Palace Museum, once home to the late ruler, Sheikh Zayed Experience life in a traditional Emirati desert city, and see the falaj channels in an oasis
- Explore historical and cultural highlights including Hili Archaeological Park, Al Ain Museum and the camel market
- Visit Jebel Hafeet, the country’s highest peak, and enjoy an optional lunch
- Enjoy personalized attention from a private guide
Experience an exciting desert adventure on this private tour from Dubai. Al Ain is a stunning desert oasis where caravans have stopped off at for many years, and is the first city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to have made it onto the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site list.
Today, Al Ain is also known as a “Garden City” and even has a university. As you travel from Dubai to Al Ain you will pass through the spectacular desert landscape.
Visit the archaeological site of Hili, which dates back approximately 5,000 years. Together with your tour guide you will drive past Jahili Fort towards the Palace Museum of Al Ain. The palace was the residence of the late ruler Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan from 1927 to the early 1970s. The palace features interesting exhibitions, a collection of family portraits, and provides insight into the private and social life of the family of “Emir”.
You will then continue on to Al Ain Museum next to the ancient citadel, where you can enjoy a short walk through an oasis with its historical irrigation system – the Falaj. After lunch (optional) and before returning to Dubai you will stop off at the traditional camel market.
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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8am, 8:30am, 9am, 9:30am
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
9 hours (approx)
Drop off at your hotel in Dubai.