This charming desert oasis was originally known as a stop on a caravan trail but today it is a university city and an agricultural centre. Known as the ‘Garden City’, Al Ain is the second-largest city within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Your tour begins at Hili Gardens to view archaeological digs which date back more than 5000 years. You will then proceed to Al Ain Palace Museum, an old fortress which was the Residence of the late ruler Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan to feast your eyes on interesting displays, including a collection of family portraits offer an insight into the way the royal family lived and entertained.
Next, you proceed to Al Ain National Museum which provides an overview of the country’s traditions and culture. Later you will have the pleasure to see camels up close. These unique animals have been accompanying the Bedouins along the years, but today, they are of immense social and economic value in the region as well as a dependable source of food and milk.
Before returning to Dubai, you can stop at Jahili Fort, where various exhibitions are often hosted, to take in the photography collection of the famous explorer Wilfred Thesiger, who lived amongst the local Bedouin tribes between 1946 and 1947.
|Days of Operation (sharing basis)||Sundays|
|Dress Code||Casual, comfortable wear|
|Sharing basis rate||295 AED per adult /185 AED per child (minimum 2 paying adult for the tour)|
|Private basis rate||990 AED per adult / 495 AED per child (minimum 2 paying adult for the tour) – Daily except Fridays and Mondays|