Imposing fortresses, great museums, beautiful oases... Al Ain, just two hours away from Abu Dhabi, is one of the United Arab Emirates' most historic cities. Discover its legendary past.
Having been picked up from your hotel in Abu Dhabi, you'll cross the vast deserts of the United Arab Emirates in the direction of Al Ain, a historical city on the border with Oman.
Your tour of this legendary almost 8000-year-old middle-eastern town will begin in the historic centre surrounded by imposing bastions like Al Jahili Fort. Delve deeper into the area's past at the Al Ain National Museum, where you can discover fascinating archaeological and ethnographic artefacts, dating back as far as the Stone Age, that will paint a picture of past millennia in this remote area.
The next stop on your tour of Al Ain will be the Sheik Zayed Palace Museum, which is housed in the former residence of the founding father of the UAE, Sheik Zayed. The palace has been restored according to its former use, and visitors can also enter a replica Bedouin tent in the courtyard, like the one erected by the Sheikh to entertain his guests. The museum will not only leave you with an excellent impression of how the ruler and his family lived, but is also home to an art gallery displaying little-known works by Emirati painters. Following your museum visit, enjoy a typical buffet lunch in a hotel in the city.
After eating, you'll make your way to the outskirts of Al Ain, where you'll discover its famous camel market, located close to the race track where these animals compete. Listen out for lively haggling over the prices of the fastest dromedaries. Leaving the chaos of the market, you'll head for the relative peace of the Jebel Hafeet Mountain for your last stop. This peak will afford you stunning views of the majestic city and the Omani-Emirati border.
After enjoying these incredible panoramic views, you'll be taken back to your hotel in Abu Dhabi.
Children under 3 years old
This tour is free for children under 3 years old.
|Adults||Children between 3 and 11 years old|
Children between 3 and 11 years oldUS$ 63
* The price increases on the 27 December
The tour is exclusively in English.
Pick up and drop off at hotel.
Transport by air conditioned bus.
English speaking driver.
Entrance tickets to sites visited.
Buffet lunch with drinks.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Abu Dhabi).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).