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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. Explore this city on a full day trip from Dubai and experience a world that combines culture and tradition with present day life.   Start off with a 1.5-hour drive to Al Ain, where you’ll experience desert life in all its glory. Visit the National Museum, followed by a visit to the Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum to admire its fluid mix of Bedouin-style and modern architecture. Here, you’ll learn more about ancient Emirati customs and traditions.   Have a buffet lunch in the city and sample local and regional dishes. Following this, discover the camel market and camel race track, a must-see attraction. Head to Jebel Hafeet, a great mountain overlooking the city where you can take in stunning views. Jahili Fort awaits you next, one of the largest castles in Al In and an excellent example of Islamic military architecture.   Then, visit Qasr Al Muwaiji, an impressive structure that has watched over the oasis for around 100 years. Finally, visit the hot springs Al Mubazzarah, whose water is said to have mysterious healing powers. After an eventful day, you’ll be driven back to Dubai.

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Al Ain: 8-Hour Tour for Small Groups

2. Al Ain: 8-Hour Tour for Small Groups

Discover the history of the Emirates and Al Ain, a city in the desert with a population of 650,000 people, a good hour’s drive from Dubai and full of green oases. Visit the Heritage Village and museums that document the development over the past 40 years. Visit the beautiful gardens with palm trees, learn about the irrigation techniques, and admire the Al Ain Oasis. At the various markets, watch the traders haggle over their prices – with wares ranging from fruits to camels. Even falcons play a special role in Al Ain at special farms where the expensive animals are trained and cared for. Enjoy a meal in the home of a local family or at a selected restaurant, and enjoy delicious Arabic dishes. Traditionally, you sit on the floor and eat with your hands but beginners may use a knife and fork. Jebel Hafeet, the highest mountain of the Emirates, is located in Al Ain. From here you can see as far as Oman. Below the mountain is the world’s unique mountain landscape of Green Mubazzarah. You will also stop at a mineral spring. On this tour, get an extensive insight into a country where there is much to discover. Experience a day full of unforgettable impressions.

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What people are saying about Al Ain

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 6 reviews

What I particularly liked about the excursion was the optimal mix of nature and culture. Al Ain is a green oasis in the desert. The lunch buffet was varied and tasted very good. There were many different impressions on the trip. The guide was very friendly and was able to answer all of our questions.

The trip to Al Ain is definitely recommended. The oasis, the fort, the springs and the Hajjar Mountains are really impressive. We received a lot of useful information about the country and culture from our guide Kumar.

very well organized hotel pick-up, nice, reliable driver, small group, German audio guide, all points approached, excellent buffet at lunchtime

Amazing trip, the tour guide Ron and the driver were incredibly friendly and made sure we all had a great time. Would recommend it to everyone!

I really enjoyed the tour, learned a lot of the history and traditions of the city