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From Dubai: Al Ain Full Day Tour with Lunch

1. From Dubai: Al Ain Full Day Tour with Lunch

Al Ain, the traditional seat of the Sheikhs, is perhaps the most folkloric of the main cities in the UAE, a corner of the world that encompasses old culture and tradition within the city's daily life till present day. Embrace all the rich culture that this city has to offer by joining our Gray line excursion which will take you after 1h to 1h30 drive to the Al Ain. It is in this beautiful oasis that you will be able to experience the desert life in all its glory. We will visit the largest in the UAE. * 09h00 - Departure from Meeting point * 10h45 - Al Jahili Fort visit * 11h25 - Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum visit * 11h50 - Al Ain Oasis (Gate 2) * 12h40 - Lunch (al bawadi) * 13h50 - Camel market visit * 14h40 - Jebel Hafeet Mountain and a photo-stop * 15h00 - Hot Spring-Al Mubazzarah * 18h00 - Drop off at Dubai mall

Abu Dhabi: Full-Day Al Ain Tour with Entry Tickets and Meal

2. Abu Dhabi: Full-Day Al Ain Tour with Entry Tickets and Meal

Embark on a mesmerizing full-day journey to Al Ain, a city that proudly retains its traditional charm as the Garden City of the UAE. This immersive tour offers an enchanting blend of history, natural beauty, and rich cultural experiences. Al Ain, an oasis nestled amid the vast desert, boasts lush green parks and gardens, providing a stark contrast to the arid surroundings. Start by exploring the region's heritage at the Al Jahili Fort and the Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, which offers a glimpse into past UAE leaders. Next, marvel at the ancient falaj water channels, a testament to human ingenuity in harnessing precious water for sustenance and agriculture in this arid landscape. Ascend Jebel Hafeet Mountain and enjoy panoramic vistas of Al Ain city and its surroundings. Along the way, immerse yourself in local culture as you explore a lively camel market, where the desert's noble creatures are traded and admired. This bustling marketplace is a testament to the region's rich traditions. Before the end of your trip, satisfy your palate with a buffet lunch at a 4-star hotel featuring international cuisine.

Al Ain City Tour With Lunch

3. Al Ain City Tour With Lunch

The Al Ain City Tour is a captivating exploration of this city's rich history and vibrant culture. The tour covers a range of significant attractions, starting with Al-Jahili Fort, a historic structure that was established in 1891 to protect palm farmers in the Al-Jahili Oasis. Later, it played a crucial role in safeguarding mountain routes and maintaining peace among different tribes. Another highlight is the Al Ain Palace, a beautifully preserved museum in Abu Dhabi. This historical site was once the residence of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father of the UAE and its first President. His presence here until the late 1960s holds great historical importance. The tour also includes a visit to the serene Al Ain Oasis, a 1,200-hectare green paradise known as the 'Green City' of Al Ain. It's a tranquil retreat where you can connect with nature and witness traditional irrigation practices. Lunch is provided at the Ayla Bawadi Restaurant in Al Ain, where you can indulge in authentic Emirati cuisine. Jabal Hafeet, a towering mountain on the UAE-Oman border, is another remarkable stop on the tour. Rising to an impressive height of 1,249 meters, it stands as the highest point in Abu Dhabi and the second tallest in the UAE. The panoramic views from its summit are simply breathtaking. Green Mubazzarah, at the foot of Jebel Hafit, is a lush oasis that exemplifies the natural beauty of Al Ain. It's a popular spot for picnics, family outings, and adventurous treks up the mountain. Some visitors even opt to camp here, immersing themselves in the tranquil environment. The tour concludes at the strategically located Green Mubazzarah Chalets, nestled at the base of the mountains. These chalets offer deluxe accommodations, providing a peaceful escape from the city's hustle and offering easy access to the beautiful outdoors.

Al Ain City Tour | Oasis, Heritage & History Landscapes

4. Al Ain City Tour | Oasis, Heritage & History Landscapes

Embark on an extraordinary full-day tour of Al Ain and immerse yourself in its captivating attractions. Al Jahili Fort: Step into history at Al Jahili Fort, a captivating fortress that dates back to the late 19th century. Its imposing architecture and intricate details will transport you to a bygone era. Inside, explore the exhibits that highlight the fort's significance in protecting the region, and learn about the local culture and heritage it represents. Al Ain Oasis: Discover the tranquil beauty of the Al Ain Oasis, a Unesco World Heritage site. Walk through the shaded pathways surrounded by lush palm groves and soak in the serene atmosphere. Marvel at the traditional falaj irrigation system, which has sustained this oasis for centuries, and gain an appreciation for the sustainable farming practices used in the region. Jebel Hafeet Mountain: Embark on a scenic journey to Jebel Hafeet, the highest peak in the United Arab Emirates. As you ascend, enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding desert landscape and the city of Al Ain. At the mountain's summit, you'll be rewarded with panoramic vistas that stretch as far as the eye can see, making it a perfect spot for photography and reflection. Camel Market: Experience the vibrant energy of the Camel Market, where traders come together to buy and sell these magnificent creatures. Witness the bustling atmosphere, interact with local merchants, and learn about the deep-rooted significance of camels in Emirati culture. It's a unique cultural experience that provides insights into the traditional way of life. Al Ain Palace Museum: Explore the opulent Al Ain Palace Museum, once the residence of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the first President of the uae. Step into the world of royalty as you admire the exquisite architecture and interior design. Discover the personal belongings, artefacts, and photographs that provide glimpses into the life and legacy of Sheikh Zayed and his family. This comprehensive journey through Al Ain promises a fusion of history, nature, culture, and unforgettable memories.

Dubai: Al Ain Oasis, Camel Market, Old Museum & Jebel Hafeet

5. Dubai: Al Ain Oasis, Camel Market, Old Museum & Jebel Hafeet

Embark on a captivating excursion from Dubai to Al Ain, where the arid desert gives way to a lush oasis. With a qualified Tour Guide leading the way, you'll delve into Emirati culture and explore stunning landscapes, all while traveling in comfort in an air-conditioned vehicle. Begin your journey at Al Ain's oasis, a testament to human ingenuity and nature's beauty. Stroll among the date palms and marvel at the intricate falaj irrigation systems that sustain this paradise. Immerse yourself in the UAE's history at the AL Ain Palace Museum, housing exhibits that shed light on Emirati royalty's lifestyles and traditions. Experience local culture at the Camel Market, witness the timeless trade of desert animals, and ascend Jebel Hafeet for panoramic desert views. Your day ends at Al Jahili Fort, a historical landmark that offers a glimpse into the region's heritage. Explore its fascinating exhibits and enjoy informative presentations. Hotel pickup and drop-off ensure a hassle-free experience, making your journey from your accommodation to this remarkable excursion seamless.

From Abu Dhabi: Al Ain Full Day Tour with Lunch

6. From Abu Dhabi: Al Ain Full Day Tour with Lunch

Visit Al Ain, the traditional seat of the Sheikhs and perhaps the most traditional of the main cities in the UAE where desert life is best demonstrated. See a true series of oases and take a visit to the Al Ain National Museum and Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, as well as a trip to the camel race track and the livestock market where you can watch real-life bargaining, an important part of the culture.  Following this, head to Jebel Hafeet, the great mountain and its remarkable location that overlooks the beauty of Al Ain city. Also, visit the Hot Springs situated at the foot of the mountain and discover the healing water which is found abundantly in this area. Then, enjoy lunch in a hotel before heading back to Abu Dhabi. 

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Visit of Al Ain and surrounding areas: We had the pleasure of being guided by latheef, an expert, welcoming, courteous and helpful guide. The visit includes the Fort, the palace museum, the oasis, the camel market, the second highest mountain in the UAE, Jebel Hafeet on the border with Oman and the Mubarazzah gardens. About 9 hours including lunch at the hotel, water and transport. The proposed price is right. We recommend this tour to everyone who comes to Abu Dhabi

If we could give more than five stars, we would. The tour was an absolutely amazing and memorable experience! Not only did we learn so much during the time, but our Egyptian tour guide Ahmed Elshemy and our driver Shafiq really made sure to meet our individual requests and make the tour „ours“. Have done group tours before, not even slightly comparable. Everyone who has the chance to go on this tour should absolutely take it, it was worth every last cent!!

The trip was top notch! Our guide Majeed was so thoughtful and knowledgable. He share with us not only about the sites we were seeing, but also about culture and tradition. He asked us about our interests, answered our many questions and went above and beyond to ensure we had the experience we were looking for. He was also kind, respectful and lovely when speaking to all the people we encountered along the way. It was an amazing experience.

It was a great experience and with Zaid we had a guide who was able to answer all of our questions with his knowledge of the country and its people. We can definitely recommend this tour.

The information and sights are really great. Can really recommend