You will be picked up at the port in Abu Dhabi to begin your tour.
Al Ain, the Garden City, is one of the oldest settlements in the UAE. A green city with an incredible number of public parks, it is the birthplace of H.H. Sheikh Zayed, the Former President of the UAE, and home to a famous university. Your tour includes visits to the most important museum in the UAE, which houses ancient artifacts discovered in and around the city, ancient Arabic manuscripts, and royal treasures.
Your next stop is at the traditional camel market, a great chance to have a close up look at these “ships of the desert.”
Continue to the nearby oasis village of Buraimi, with old forts, date palm groves and 2000 year old irrigation systems called Falaj, which are still in use.
The last stop on your tour is the Hili Gardens, the excavation site of a tomb dating to 3000 BCE, as well as other archaeological discoveries.
You will be transferred back to the port in Abu Dhabi to rejoin your cruise.