A Tour of The Emirates
An overview of most of the country, in 1 day.
- Full Day Tour of the 6/7 Emirates in the United Arab Emirates
- Conducted on cars, minivans or minibuses with licensed tour guide
- Includes Buffet Lunch
- Highlights: Oldest Mosque in the UAE, Largest Mosque in the UAE, Carpet Market, Ajman Museum of History, Visit to ‘Grand Canyon’
This rare opportunity to visit 6 out of 7 emirates in one day could potentially be one of the most action packed day’s of your life. Firstly, having left the ultra-modern Dubai you will travel through Sharjah – the cultural capital of the UAE and end up in an ancient palace of the Sheikh of Ajman which is currently a wax museum.
Next, you will visit an archeological site in Umm-Al-Quwain followed by a local “grand canyon” located in Ras-Al-Khaimah. Finally you will find yourself in Fujeirah on the shores of the Indian Ocean where you will have the opportunity to swim and have a great meal, now surrounded by mountains!
Approximate pick up time from Dubai or Sharjah at 8.00 – 9.00 AM
09.30 DUBAI CREEK STOP
We could do both the stops briefly or one spot more thoroughly.
The King Faisal is one of the largest & most iconic mosques in the Country and until not long ago was the largest mosque in the UAE.
The Koran Roundabout about is another iconic part of Sharjah City which has very interesting architectural structure dedicated to the Koran.
10.00 SHARJAH, KING FAISAL MOSQUE
The Museum was originally and 18th century fort that was used as a place of residence by the Ruler. It is located in the centre of Ajman City and houses a collection of archaeological artefacts, manuscripts, old weapons and a reconstruction of traditional life.
For those not interested in the Museum, an alternative to this stop is an area for viewing flamingos. For those with large lenses, a price less photo opportunity is possible.
11.00 AJMAN MUSEUM
The fort At Al Hamra is a very interesting area of the city which combines a hotel, a marina and a little shopping area located along the beach.
12.00 Friday Market
The Friday market is an interesting place which is a market area in the mountains on our way to the East Coast. Another name for it is Carpet Market, where you can buy excellent quality carpets at a fraction of the price. Besides buying carpets you can also buy fresh fruit usually grown locally as well as some souvenirs.
12.45 Canyon Photo stop
Next we will go slightly of the beaten road and go on a dirt road into the mountains which passes through a canyon like area with a mountain lake and a generally scenic environment that will give you a good idea of the outdoor side of the UAE.
13.15 Fujeirah, Oldest Mosque in UAE
The ‘Badiyah Mosque’ is probably the UAE’s oldest mosque with an approximate date of build in the 15th Century. It’s a very interesting structure located in a very scenic area and holds much ancient aura.
13.30 Oceanic Hotel & Refreshing Swim
Finally, we will arrive at Oceanic Hotel where guests will be offered a lunch and beach access at the Hotel with a chance to swim in the Indian Ocean, versus the Arabian Gulf that is on the West Coast of the Country.
It is possible to add one single dive for certified divers for an additional $150/person including equipment rental charge or snorkelling for non certified guests.