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  • Location:Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Private Tour: Al-Ain City Sightseeing with Transport from Dubai

Discover the UAE’s pretty garden town of Al-Ain on a private day trip from Dubai! Framed by the craggy Hajar Mountains and lush gardens, Al-Ain is one of the country’s oldest towns, with a Bronze Age past. Traveling by air-conditioned minibus with your private guide, cruise through the desert to this lovely town, and visit its colorful camel market and interesting Sheik Zayed Palace Museum, once home to the UAE’s late Sheikh Zayed. Finish at the fascinating Hili Archaeological Park to view its Bronze Age tomb and other antiquities.


  • Full-day private tour of Al-Ain with transport from Dubai
  • Learn all about the UAE’s Garden City from a knowledgeable private guide
  • Visit Sheik Zayed Palace Museum to explore the former UAE president’s home
  • Explore Al-Ain Camel Market and see camels traded from all around the gulf
  • Walk around Hili Archeological Park to see its Bronze Age excavations
  • Enjoy a flexible itinerary with personalized attention from a private guide

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Al-Ain City Sightseeing with Transport from Dubai

Visit the largest camel market in the UAE!

Start your experience with a pickup from your central Dubai hotel. Meet your guide, settle into your private air-conditioned vehicle, and set out on your day trip to Al-Ain, often known as the Garden City.

As you travel, hear about the history of this picturesque town from your guide. One of the oldest towns in the UAE, Al-Ain lies at the foot of the Hajar Mountains and is known for its lush gardens and tree-lined boulevards. While you chat with your guide, let them know if there’s anything you want to see more of. Your tour is private, so the itinerary can tailored to suit you.

After roughly 1.5 hours on the road, drink in the sight of the craggy mountain peaks, and pass Al-Ain’s green parks on route to your first stop — the Sheik Zayed Palace Museum. The former home of the UAE’s late first president, His Highness Sheikh Zayed, this museum gives you an absorbing insight into the still-revered ruler. Step inside to view the beautiful interiors, artworks, meeting rooms and gardens, and learn more about the great man and his life.

Get a taste of old-time Arabia on a stroll around the enclosures of Al-Ain’s camel market. See the braying camels and take in the fascinating sight of the hawkers’ as they negotiate over their valuable animals.

Stop for a delicious lunch in town (own expense), and then visit the Hili Archeological Park, where Bronze Age relics thought to date back 4,000 years have been excavated. Stroll around to see the remnants of a Bronze Age tomb, decorated with carvings, and witness other relics of the aeons-old settlements uncovered here.

Afterward, return to Dubai, where your day trip ends back at your hotel.

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Customer Reviews

4 star rating: Recommended July 2010

A good trip with an excellent guide.

3 star rating: Worth doing April 2015

The guide was excellent but as the tour was taken on Monday, all museums were closed. The tour lasted 6 hours and not advertised 9.

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2012

This is an expensive tour and the camel market and the oasis were the highlights. We would have preferred more time at the markets in fact. Could have passed on the archeological site that wasn't.

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