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Al Ain Tour from Abu Dhabi

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United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates
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9 hours (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English and 5 more

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Experience the picturesque oasis town of Al Ain on a day trip from Abu Dhabi. On route to the ‘Garden City,’ see the rocky Hajar Mountains and learn about Al Ain’s history from an expert guide. Visit... More
Experience the picturesque oasis town of Al Ain on a day trip from Abu Dhabi. On route to the ‘Garden City,’ see the rocky Hajar Mountains and learn about Al Ain’s history from an expert guide. Visit the Al Ain National Museum to uncover the city’s Bedouin heritage, and explore the Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum and bustling camel market. Admire the views... More
Experience the picturesque oasis town of Al Ain on a day trip from Abu Dhabi. On route to the ‘Garden City,’ see the rocky Hajar Mountains and learn about Al Ain’s history from an expert guide. Visit the Al Ain National Museum to uncover the city’s Bedouin heritage, and explore the Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum and bustling camel market. Admire the views of the palm-filled city from Jebel Hafeet mountain, dip your toes into the mountain's hot springs, and before returning to Abu Dhabi, enjoy a tasty buffet lunch.

Highlights

  • Day trip to Al Ain from Abu Dhabi, with air-conditioned transport and a professional guide
  • Admire the greenery of the UAE’s ‘Garden City,’ cradled by the Hajar Mountains
  • Trace the city’s Bronze Age roots and Bedouin culture at the Al Ain National Museum
  • Visit the Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, former home of the UAE’s founder, Sheikh Zayed
  • Watch locals haggle over livestock at the traditional camel market
  • Climb up Jebel Hafeet for bird’s-eye city views and visit the mountain’s hot springs
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  • Day trip to Al Ain from Abu Dhabi, with air-conditioned transport and a professional guide
  • Admire the greenery of the UAE’s ‘Garden City,’ cradled by the Hajar Mountains
  • Trace the city’s Bronze Age roots and Bedouin culture at the Al Ain National Museum
  • Visit the Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, former home of the UAE’s founder, Sheikh Zayed
  • Watch locals haggle over livestock at the traditional camel market
  • Climb up Jebel Hafeet for bird’s-eye city views and visit the mountain’s hot springs
... More
  • Day trip to Al Ain from Abu Dhabi, with air-conditioned transport and a professional guide
  • Admire the greenery of the UAE’s ‘Garden City,’ cradled by the Hajar Mountains
  • Trace the city’s Bronze Age roots and Bedouin culture at the Al Ain National Museum
  • Visit the Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, former home of the UAE’s founder, Sheikh Zayed
  • Watch locals haggle over livestock at the traditional camel market
  • Climb up Jebel Hafeet for bird’s-eye city views and visit the mountain’s hot springs
  • Savor a delicious buffet lunch in Al Ain after your sightseeing tour

What To Expect

Summary

 

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
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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. It is in this beautiful oasis that you will be able to experience the desert life in all its glory. Embrace all the rich culture that
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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. It is in this beautiful oasis that you will be able to experience the desert life in all its glory. Embrace all the rich culture that this city has to offer by joining our Gray line excursion which will take you to the Al Ain National Museum as well as the Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum. Learn more about ancient Emirati customs and traditions as you later visit the camel race track and the livestock market. The wealth of culture to be found in this formerly vital desert trading center includes bazaars that date back to the 18th century, where you can watch the heated bargaining and debates at the camel market. Following this, we will head to Jebel Hafeet, a great mountain overlooking the incredible beauty of Al Ain city. We will explore the Hot Springs situated at the foot of the mountain, which are abundantly found throughout the region, and from which the water is said to have a mysterious, magical healing power. To end the tour, we will have lunch in a luxurious hotel where you will be able to sample local dishes from the region before heading back to Abu Dhabi.

What's Included

Transportation with Driver guide English
Buffet lunch in a luxurious hotel with soft drinks
Personal expenses
Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Hotel pick up provided (only from Abu Dhabi city hotels)

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Hotel drop off included (only at Abu Dhabi city hotels)

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Al Ain Museum is open on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 09h00 till 19h30 & on Fridays from 1500 till 19h30 & it is closed on Mondays

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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The trip was very interesting, the...
Giacinto D
, Feb 2018
The trip was very interesting, the place is unique, but the guide did not know that om Monday all museums were closed in Al Ain. We obtained a substitution of the visits to the museums with a visit to the Camel Market and an excurtion un the top of Jebel Hafeet. At the end, maybe we obtained more than we expected. The lunch, however, wasn't as tipical as we thought.
I really enjoyed this tour. it is...
Irene D
, Oct 2017
I really enjoyed this tour. it is especially economical when you consider the pick up and return to About Dhabi. I especially loved the National Museum of the UAE. Our guide has a nice run of historical information that enhanced the trip. It is a steal for the price if you like history.
The tour started late no apology and...
Ian B
, Oct 2017
The tour started late no apology and missed out half of what was offered in the tour description Al Ain National Museum, camel race track and the livestock market, mountain hot springs. The driver and guide did not seem to know where the Oasis was and we got lost on route. When we arrived they did not know where to go and park and we did not drive up to the main visitors entrance, but ended up through a workers side entrance for a few minutes walk amongst worker houses, which ended in a dead end. Back in Abu Dhabi and not part of the tour, we were given a poor view photo stop by the side of the road of the Emirates Palace and taken round for a distance sea view. The guide then took us into what he described as an Art Gallery, but the plain building we went into was actually a shop and the real reason for this extra tour diversion. The shop then tried to sell us carpets, jewellery and other clothing. We did not want to buy anything and this underhand tour diversion was not asked for and not appreciated. There are more grumbles, but this should be enough to advise you it was an amateur tour and not value for money.
Malgré quelques inquiétudes sur...
JEAN-CLAUDE M
, Feb 2018
Malgré quelques inquiétudes sur l'absence de confirmation de prise en charge à l'hôtel, tout s'est déroulé merveilleusement bien. Notre chauffeur JAMAL et notre guide RAM ont été parfaits. On a regretté que le guide prévu parlant français ne soit pas là... Mais RAM a su se faire comprendre et nous faire découvrir la région avec compétence et disponibilité. Le programme a été très complet et nous avons passé une très agréable journée. Félicitations. La découverte du marché aux chameaux a été très surprenante.
Das war wirklich ein spannender und...
Discoverone
, Jan 2017
Das war wirklich ein spannender und kurzweiliger Tag mit interessanten, professionellen Informationen durch einen sehr erfahrenen und gut vorbereiteten Führer. So hatten wir uns einen Ausflug in die Wüste vorgestellt, wenn auch nach einer knapp zweistündigen Fahrt die Ernüchterung beim Eintreffen in der Wüstenstadt Al Ain eintrat. Wir dachten an eine kleine unscheinbare grüne Oase mit dörflichem Charakter! Beeindruckend stellten wir aber dann fest, dass es sich dabei um ein altes, bekanntes Handelszentrum mit starker politischer Ausprägung handelte und von einer großstädtischen Infrastruktur gekennzeichnet war. Doch zuerst fuhren wir am frühen Morgen auf den höchsten Berg der Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten nahe der omanischen Grenze und hatten dort einen wundervollen und einmaligen Ausblick auf die weite Wüste, auf die vielen Dattelfelder und auf AL Ain selbst. Das war grandios und sehr beeindruckend! Danach konnten wir auf einem Kamel- und Ziegenmarkt beobachten, wie nach alter Tradition gehandelt und Tiere verkauft werden. Die Besuche des Nationalmuseums, des Palace Museums und Al Ain Oasis mit den alten Bewässerungsanlagen und dem Dattelanbau waren mehr als informativ und gaben uns tiefere Einblicke in die Kultur, Lebensweise und Tradition. Ein gutes Mittagessen in einem Hotel rundeten das Tagesprogramm ab. Übrigens waren wir sehr überrascht von der sicheren Fahrweise, die uns bei dieser weiten Fahrtstrecke sehr beruhigte.

Product code: 8264P35