There's an oasis outside the city of Dubai, and its name is Al Ain. Want to discover it? Go with your local host on a fascinating day trip that will open your eyes about Arabic culture and history. Top off your tour with a camel farm visit and try a unique ice cream, coming from the camel itself!
Take a break from the glitz and blitz of Dubai and go with your favourite local to a cultural day trip to the beautiful city of Al Ain. Enjoy a more traditional setting and historical facts about Arabic culture and life in the desert; this experience is the perfect way to see the real life of the locals.
Just a short drive away, Al Ain is ready to be discovered. Your local host will pick you up from your accommodation; enjoy the ride and hear fascinating stories on the way.
Al-Ain, literally 'The Spring,' is an oasis close to the border with Oman and is also known as the "Garden City of the Gulf" due to its greenery. Find out more about the farming and the fascinating irrigation system that keeps this city blooming at the Palm Oasis Village.
Al Ain Oasis has plenty of working examples of the 'falaj,' the UAEs traditional irrigation system, that have been used for centuries to tap into underground wells. Check out the Eco-Centre and its exhibits to find out more about the subject, plus hear all the facts your local host has in store for you.
Are you ready for some cuteness overload? Go to the Camel Farm, one of the last few remaining, and visit its fluffy inhabitants. Here, you'll discover why camels are so crucial in Dubai while hanging out with these friendly animals. And get ready for a one of a kind treat, straight from the camels themselves, a camel ice cream!
If you are feeling hungry after all the exploring, personalise your experience to enjoy a delicious local meal.
One more stop before going back to the city. Go to the top of Jebel Mountain for a fantastic view over Al Ain city and the desert landscapes. At the bottom of the mountain, there will be natural hot springs, known for their therapeutic qualities, that you'll explore too! Here is a quick look at THE PLAN of the tour:
Start: Convenient meet and greet your host at a place of your own choosing
Stop 1: Palm Oasis Village
Stop 2: Camel Farm
Stop 3: Optional Lunch
Stop 4: Camel Ice cream
Stop 5: Go to the highest point in Abu Dhabi and enjoy the landscape
Stop 6: Hot Springs
End: Return and receive future tips from your local host for your stay in Dubai