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We really enjoyed the extensive and wide-ranging tour of Al Ain: the zoo, hot springs, Jebel Hafeet with views into Oman, a camel market, an oasis park, the old fort, and the Al Ain Museum. Our driver / guide was patient, kind, and thoughtful. I highly recommend this day trip to see a different side of the UAE and to learn about the country's history.
Max B Australia
A real insight into life outside of modern Dubai. The zoo was well laid out and presented. The experience of the oasis and old fort city great.
This was an outstanding tour with a guide that went into details of what we were seeing.
Even though we where the only ones on this trip the guide was most helpful and informative and nothing was too much trouble for him.He was good company and sympathetic to all our needs.Full marks to him.
This was a good tour. The tour guide picked us up early and we headed to Al Ain. It was a pleasant ride and the tour guide was very informative. Once we arrived at Al Ain, we visited Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain National Museum and Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum. We drove up to the peak of the mountain. All and all great tour.
A relaxed day trip to a setting completely different from Dubai. The driver/guide was friendly and helpful. We were lucky enough to be on our own for this trip 3 of us sharing a Toyota Landcruiser. The buffet lunch at the Al Ain Hilton was great and the various stops were interesting. I particularly liked the camel market.
If you want a day away from the bustle of Dubai this is a good option. The zoo is small but lovey, the views for Jebel Hafit are interesting. The palace and National Museum provide a good insight into the local history. The Camel Souq had some good photo ops. Our guide was very accommodating knowledgeable.
DON'T treat your drivers on tours in Dubai as guides, they are only drivers and sometimes they don't even say anything, they are not even local Arab people!
GOOD: Places we visited were great and we recommend this trip for that! The lunch was at Hilton Hotel and it was amazing!
BAD: Driving skills of our drives were awful, remember to put your seat belt on! Not enough time in the zoo!
Tour was good... We requested to start the tour at 8 am sharp and it started sharp on time.. tour was organised in comfortable land cruiser. 1st spot was a palm plantations area which was ok types, nothing much to see arround. 2nd spot was a heritage museum, which was similar to ones seen in dubai and abu dhabi city tour. 3rd spot was a mountain top, which was beautiful, and there was no body on top except us. 4th was al ain zoo which was best but the negative point was we were given just 1 hour and it was insufficient. There were many animals but due to time constraint we were able to see just few.. after that we were taken to lunch at hayatt hotel. Lunch was ok, as vegetarian options were limited. There was a fly swimming in thick hummus and few on desserts... It was gross.. we complained about it to management and they replaced it.. also they made few vegetarian dishes for us...after that they took us to our hotel by 4pm. On the way, guide cum driver showed us few spots like sports complex and sultans palace while driving. He did not show us hot springs as mentioned in itinerary, and he told that camel market is closed too as it was Friday.. overall it was a okay type of experience with the only highlight being zoo. But the wild cats were too tired to come out in sun. They were very tired and sleepy. And for women, they ask you to cover knees and hand, they give the option of buying a stole for 15 dihrams... driver was a sheik, who played arabic music through out the journey. He was good and little friendly.
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