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Your tour starts at your Abu Dhabi hotel, where you board a climate-controlled coach destined for Al Ain, situated near the mountainous UAE-Oman border.

On route, hear how Al Ain’s parks have given it the nickname of the ‘Garden City,’ and learn how ancient archaeological finds have proved that the area was first settled in the Bronze Age.

View the Bronze Age artifacts at Al Ain National Museum and explore the Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, once home to the UAE’s late founding father. Then, call  at the camel racing track, livestock market, and food market to glimpse local life before heading into a palm grove to see its falaj—mud-built irrigation channels.

Next, drive up Jebel Hafeet mountain for bird’s-eye city views before seeing the hot springs at its base and relaxing over a buffet lunch at a local hotel.

Finally, your tour concludes at the original start point.
Locations visited
Al Ain National Museum
Camel Souk
Emirates Tours and Safaris
Visit Al Ain from Abu Dhabi on this full-day tour and avoid having to hire a car or find local cabs or buses. Enjoy the scenery on route, and tour the highlights of this ‘Garden City’ with a guide to provide background. View Bronze Age finds at Al Ain Museum, visit the camel race track, souks, and palm groves, and enjoy an included lunch and admissions for a great-value trip.
  • Visit the ‘Garden City’ of Al Ain in a day from Abu Dhabi
  • Travel to the city with ease and experience another side of the UAE
  • Visit museums, markets, and date groves, and learn about them via a guide
  • Good for history buffs, with lunch, entry fees, and coach transport included
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Reviewed 2 July 2018
Fascinating glimpse of desert life

Although it was very hot, we were still able to enjoy this tour. Our driver was very knowledgeable and helpful and wanted to make sure he met our needs. We visited all the places on the itinerary and when we were tired, he was very...More

4  Thank Catlyne H
Reviewed 19 June 2018
Cardamom coffee

Al Ain is real worth this long trip from Abu Dhabi. It has a interesting museum, a very nice fruits and vegetablemarket, where you are invited to taste everything, The salesmen do offer real Cardamom coffee! My first Cardamom coffee I tasted i. 1988 In...More

Thank Annamaartje
Reviewed 21 April 2018
Worth doing for the contrast

This trip is worth doing, if only because it takes you out of Abu Dhabi and gives an additional perspective on the extraordinary - and somewhat bizarre - country that is the UAE. I was fortunate to join a small group (only 4 in all),...More

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EmiratesTour, Manager at Emirates Tours and Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Thank you for your time in sending us your kind feedback, we do appreciate it! We are happy to know that you still enjoyed your Al Ain tour with us despite of the difficulty understanding the guide's explanation at some point within the tour. We...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile
Great day out

Guide Kanhaiya was very informed and made sure we were comfortable trhoughout the day. He also ensured maximum safety. We were able to so see many attractions.More

1  Thank Jayon C
EmiratesTour, Manager at Emirates Tours and Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you so much Jayon for your awesome review! It is really nice to hear that we were able to give you a great day out here in Abu Dhabi with our best tour guide Kanhaiya. Come and join us again next time for another...More

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Great value fun full day tour out of Abu Dhabi

Great guide, great driver - all super well organised. Gives you a really nice flavour of some of the real countryside. Enjoyed seeing the sand dunes, Oasis and mountain (would have loved to have driven up a bit higher!) - Camel market was fascinating -...More

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EmiratesTour, Manager at Emirates Tours and Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thank you so much Marshall for sending us your fantastic feedback, we greatly appreciate it! It is our pleasure in providing you a long lasting and amazing experience in Al Ain which is the countryside and a must place to visit also here in Abu...More

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