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Abu Dhabi: City Tour and Desert Safari Package

1. Abu Dhabi: City Tour and Desert Safari Package

This package offers a special combination of a morning-guided city tour and an evening desert safari experience. Begin your day exploring the vibrant city of Abu Dhabi and conclude it amongst the calming views of desert sand dunes. Relax between activities in the comfort of your accommodation. The morning Abu Dhabi city tour begins with a visit to the divine Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Marvel at the structure and the gold, marble, stone, and crystals used to design the mosque. See how as one of the largest mosques in the world, approximately 40,000 people can be accommodated at the same time. Afterward, visit the Heritage Village, a reconstructed Emirati village, and get a glimpse into the traditional Bedouin way of life. Next, drive to Saadiyat Island and Yas Island. See the Yas Marina circuit that has hosted the Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix since 2009. Drive past the Corniche and admire the scenic beauty of the Arabian Sea. Take a brief photo stop at Abu Dhabi’s iconic Emirates Palace. Conclude your morning tour with a stroll through a dates market. In the afternoon get picked up for your evening desert safari in a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Head out to explore the Arabian desert and feel your adrenaline rush as you cascade on the steep dunes and sand sweeps around the vehicle. Visit a camel farm in the middle of the desert to meet and feed camels. Go to a Bedouin desert camp and enjoy a warm welcome with Arabic coffee and dates. Test your balancing skills while sandboarding. Try out the other cultural activities like camel riding, henna painting, shisha, or taking photos in Arabic costumes. Have the chance to take a picture with a falcon. Wind down while enjoying an entertaining Tanoura dance and a breathtaking belly dance performance under the gleaming desert sky. Indulge in a scrumptious barbecue dinner with unlimited soft drinks and shisha smoking.  Once the adventures and activities are wrapped up, the lights of the camp will be doused. Sit back and gaze at the desert and the star-lit sky for a few peaceful moments before heading back to your accommodation.

Abu Dhabi: Overnight Desert Safari

2. Abu Dhabi: Overnight Desert Safari

Spend one day and night in the desert and experience the complete thrill! Take in the desert evening and get the real exposure to desert life. The campsite is attractively and artistically designed with Arabian concept and feel. Here you can enjoy the music along with tea and Arabic coffee. In addition, you can try sheesha in different flavors; it will make you feel calm and help you to relax. You can explore the camp at your own pace and cover yourself in traditional Arabic dresses and be photographed. The overnight desert safari is a fun experience that includes henna painting for ladies. International food with a Barbecue will whet your appetite. Once all the thrill calms down you sit together and chat with your beloved or your friends and enjoy the rhythm of the desert night. You go to sleep recalling the evening that you spent in the desert and prepare your mind to wake up in the morning to see the desert sun. After having breakfast and a glorifying sunrise experience you bid farewell to the desert adventures.

From Dubai: Al Ain Full Day Tour with Lunch

3. 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 Airport Transfer to Hotel or Vice Versa

4. Abu Dhabi Airport Transfer to Hotel or Vice Versa

After a tiring flight, why not relax and take the worry out of your arrival? Simply book a private transfer by modern, air-conditioned vehicle to your accommodation or location of choice. Your professional driver will wait for you in the arrival area with a name board. Your private transfer can take you between Abu Dhabi International Airport and your hotel in Abu Dhabi city, Yas Island, Saadiyat, Anantara, Al Ain or in Dubai (or vice versa). Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours of booking and you'll be provided with a travel voucher that should be presented to your driver on arrival (or for departure transfers, at the time of your hotel pick-up).

Al Ain: A Full-Day Tour from Abu Dhabi

5. Al Ain: A Full-Day Tour from Abu Dhabi

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. What Awaits You: Green Oasis: Al Ain, an oasis nestled amid the vast desert, boasts lush green parks and gardens, providing a stark contrast to the arid surroundings. You'll witness the harmonious coexistence of nature and urban life. Historical Treasures: Explore the region's heritage with visits to Al Jahili Fort, a striking architectural gem, and the Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, which offers a fascinating glimpse into the past of the UAE's leaders. Ancient Irrigation: Marvel at the ancient falaj water channels, a testament to human ingenuity in harnessing precious water for sustenance and agriculture in this arid landscape. Panoramic Vistas: Ascend Jebel Hafeet mountain, a geological wonder that offers panoramic vistas of Al Ain city and its captivating surroundings. The views are nothing short of breathtaking. Cultural Immersion: 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. Culinary Delights: Satisfy your palate with a delectable buffet lunch at a 4 star hotel, where international cuisine awaits. It's a delightful culinary journey that complements your day of exploration. This full-day adventure promises to captivate your senses, offering a unique blend of history, nature, and culture. Al Ain's enduring traditions and scenic wonders are yours to discover on this enriching journey.

From Dubai: Al Ain Garden City Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

6. From Dubai: Al Ain Garden City Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a great day taking in the sights of the beautiful UNESCO-listed "Garden City" of Al Ain. En route watch the fascinating and ever-changing desert scenery. On arrival visit the renovated Old Palace of H.H. late Sheikh Zayed, former ruler of Abu Dhabi and UAE's founding President. Next, visit the award-winning Al Jahili Fort to view the permanent exhibition dedicated to the intrepid British explorer, Wilfred Thesiger, who crossed The Empty Quarter Rub al-Khali twice in the 1940s. You will then head to UAE’s oldest Al Ain National Museum to discover artifacts from the 6th Century B.C. Head to the heritage site of Al Ain Oasis where your guide informs you about the Falaj, an ancient underground irrigation system. Afterwards, enjoy a photo session at the local camel market, the largest in the region, before stopping for a delicious lunch. Later, you will make a final stop at the foot of Jebel Hafeet mountain for a look at the popular hot springs before a pleasant drive back.

Dubai: Al Ain Garden City with Conservation Zoo

7. Dubai: Al Ain Garden City with Conservation Zoo

Visit the beautiful garden city of Al Ain, the greenest of all the Emirates, on a full-day tour from Dubai. Begin with a visit to the Al Ain Museum with its extensive archaeological collection, including some spectacular second-millennium gold pendants. It also houses a reconstruction of the Grand Hili tomb with its rock engravings.  Next, go to the top of Jebel Hafeet, UAE's highest peak, giving you stunning views of the desert. At the foot of Jebel Hafeet are hot water springs, ideal for bathing tired feet in steaming therapeutic waters. Then stop at the largest camel market in the UAE, recently renovated to entertain guests all the more. Depending on the time of year, you may see baby camels. Move on to Al Ain Conservation Zoo, which houses some the world's last remaining white lions and tigers. You will have the chance to get up close to the animals while strolling through the wonderful gardens and enclosures. 

Al Ain City Tour | Oasis, Heritage & History Landscapes

8. 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.

Al Ain City Tour With Lunch

9. 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.

Dubai international Airport City Tour For Transit Passengers

10. Dubai international Airport City Tour For Transit Passengers

We Will Start Tour When You Book After 30 Minutes We Will Show You Dubai Gold Souq All Souq In Dubai Dubai Gold Souq Dubai Frame Shaikh Zayed Roud View Dubai Burj Khalifa Dubai Down Town Dubai Marina Global village Img Adventure Jumeirah Burj khalifa Palm Jumeirah We will Show All thing Without Ticket Within Tour Time After extra Hour extra pay When you Arrive we will welcome you in front of information desk any terminal At Dubai International airport The Jumeirah Mosque is not open for visit during any closure a photo stop will be made instead.

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Our tour guide was Ahmed. Sweet, funny, and very helpful guide who’s driving skills through the dunes were excellent. If you remember to, ask him where in Tokyo he is from and perhaps he will get the joke. We stayed overnight for the open camping and it’s worth it to see the sunrise over those sand dunes. The bathrooms DO have water (not mentioned above in guide information) and they provide a metal frame cot bed with small mattress to sleep with blankets. We went in early March so the weather was not too extreme either way. Picky eaters should bring some snacks just in case. Great experience and there is a lot of entertainment before bed time.

An absolute must! From the organization to the implementation, everything worked wonderfully. We were picked up at the hotel on time and warmly welcomed by Ahmed. Ahmed answered every question we had and showed us the most beautiful places. There was a lot of thrills involved in dune bashing in the middle of the desert. The highlight was the camp where we could sleep under the starry sky. After breakfast we went back to the hotel. It was an absolutely unique experience and we are still impressed! Many thanks again to our guide Ahmed.

Perfect, Ahmed was great, funny and friendly, we had a great time. He really went out of his way to help us and even acted as a photographer. We were picked up at our apartment, easy communication via Whatsapp, heading to the desert, dune bashing, sandboarding, camel rides, quad rides, well-stocked buffet meals. Belly dance show and more. Water and soft at will. We slept on the spot it was very pleasant, the accommodation is minimalist but sufficient for one night.

The driver Rashid was really great, very friendly and informative The food was better than we had expected and the dancers were really good Over all I would highly recommend this adventure

The driver was super amazing, respectful, and professional. He made sure we feel great and enjoyed our time the most.