UAE Day Tours and Desert Safaris

The Falcon Hospital is a popular stop on tours of Abu Dhabi

The Falcon Hospital is a popular stop on tours of Abu Dhabi

Please note that all below tours listed show departure days based on the Seat In Coach Tours. These Tours can all be operated on any preferred day on a private basis.

The Golden City (Dubai City Tour)
Half Day Dubai City Tour, Day of Operation: Daily. Sample the historic sites and vibrant cosmopolitan life of Dubai on this comprehensive tour. The tour starts with a photo-stop at the iconic landmark of Dubai, Burj Al Arab Hotel. Proceed to Jumeirah, the picturesque palace and residential area of Dubai, also home to the impressive Jumeirah Mosque. The tour continues to Al Bastakiya, the old part of Dubai, to reach the museum located in Al Fahidi Fort. All aboard the Abra (water taxi) to cross the Creek to the spice souk. On your return, there is time to shop in the most famous landmark of Dubai – the gold souk.

A GLIMPSE OF HISTORY (Dubai Walking Tour)
Half Day Dubai Walking Tour, Day of Operation: Tuesdays. Experience the nostalgia of old Dubai during a walk through the heritage sites. We start in the old district of Al Bastakiya, with its narrow lanes and tall wind-towers (Barajeels). Continue to the Dubai Museum, located in Al Fahidi Fort and stroll through the Old Souk before crossing the creek by abra (water taxi). From the Spice Souk, we continue our walk to Al Ahmadiya School. Established in 1912, it was the first regular school in Dubai. Our last stop is the Gold Souk where you can practice your bargaining skills.

A WINDOW TO THE PAST (Dubai Heritage Tour)
Half Day Dubai Heritage Tour, Day of Operation: On Request. Experience the traditions and heritage that shaped Dubai. Visit Majlis Al Ghoraifa, built in the mid-1950’s as a summer retreat for the late Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Rashed. Stop at Al Bastakiya area to admire the old wind-tower houses. Stroll through the renovated old Souq at Bur Dubai. Ride an Abra(water taxi) to reach Sheikh Saeed House, where we cherish a rare collection of old photographs, coins and stamps. At the Heritage Village we witness the old traditions come alive

BOOMING DUBAI (Dubai Development Tour)
Half Day Dubai Development Tour, Day of Operation: Sundays & Wednesdays. Experience the new Dubai where the vision is larger than life. Driving down Sheikh Zayed Road admire the glittering high rises en route to Souk Madinat Jumeirah, a beautiful recreation of an Arabian style market place. After a photo stop at the iconic Burj Al Arab Hotel your drive continues to Palm Jumeirah, a fully reclaimed, palm shaped island that is home to the magnificent Atlantis, The Palm. Our tour continues to Ski Dubai, the first indoor ski slope in the region, offering fresh snow all year round. Our final stop will be at the base of what is currently the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Here you have time to admire the Dubai Fountain, a spectacle of lights and sound and one of the world’s largest performing fountains. Note: Dubai Fountain Management reserves the right to call off the show without prior notice.

ON THE GALLOPS (Horse Races Tour)
Half Day Tour Horse Races, Day of Operation: Thursday. Horse racing in Dubai is an event not to be missed. Home to the richest horse race in the world – The Dubai World Cup – this venue offers some of the best horse racing in the region. Thrill to the sight of the beauty, speed and agility of some of the world’s best Arabian and thoroughbred horses. Note: Horse races are scheduled according to the horse race calendar (November-March Only).

THE PEARL OF THE GULF (Sharjah City Tour)
Half Day Sharjah City Tour, Day of Operation: Wednesday, Saturday. This tour will take you to Sharjah, the neighbouring emirate of Dubai, also known as the ‘Pearl of the Gulf’. We start with a photo-stop at the magnificent Al Noor Mosque on Al Buhaira Corniche and proceed to the largest mosque in Sharjah, the King Faisal Mosque. We then visit the Islamic Civilization Museum. Several galleries display carefully restored artifacts from around the Muslim world, celebrating Islamic contribution to the World Heritage. We drive to Sharjah’s ‘Old Town’. After a stroll through the restored traditional market Souk Al Arsa, visit Sharjah Heritage museum for a glimpse of a traditional family home and typical Arabian Gulf architecture. Before returning, you have time to explore Souk Al Markazi – a treasure trove of carpets, jewellery and handicrafts.

THE COASTAL CARAVAN (Northern Emirates Tour)
Full Day Tour To The Northern Emirates, Day of Operation: Saturdays. This tour will take you to four of the seven Emirates. Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain, Ajman and Sharjah will surprise you with their unique natural beauty. Our first destination is Sharjah, the cultural capital of the UAE.  Visit the Maritime Museum that celebrates the region’s maritime heritage and continue to the Heritage area where you have time to browse through the traditional Souk Al Arsa.  We continue to Ajman, the smallest Emirate.  After a visit to the beautifully restored Fort, we drive north along the coast to reach Umm Al Quwain.  Photo-stop at this old Fort, a former seat of government and residence of the ruling family.  En route to Ras Al Khaimah we stop at the camel race track.  Our last photo-stop will be at Jazirat Al Hamra.  This is the country’s last remaining traditionally built village and now a ghost-town.

EMIRATES MOUNTAINS (Hatta and Kalba)
Full Day Hatta and Kalba, Day of Operation: Sunday. Experience a visit to UAE’s fabulous East Coast and Hatta. Our first stop is the magnificent Lehbab sand dunes. We proceed to Hatta to pay a visit to the Heritage Village. Entering the UAE’s longest tunnel carved straight through the mountain, we reach the coastal village of Kalba. In Kalba, we stop at Khor Kalba, a reserved area famous for its mangrove marsh. We then proceed to visit Sheikh Saeed House that bears witness to an exciting past. In Fujairah stop at the renovated 17th century Fort built on a hilltop overlooking the old village of Fujairah. On our return, we stop to browse around the lively ‘Friday Market’ set in the midst of the mountain landscape. Note: Please carry your original passport.

ORIENT EXPRESS (East Coast Sightseeing)
Full Day East Coast Sightseeing, Day of Operation: Tuesday. The tour begins with a drive through the oasis city of Al Dhaid, renowned for its fruit and vegetable plantations. Then onto Masafi, and the picturesque Hajar mountains before reaching the village of Dibba, for a wander around the small port. The drive continues along the coast, through fishing villages. During your lunch break enjoy a relaxing swim in the Indian Ocean. You drive to Al Badiyah, the oldest mosque in the Emirates. In Fujairah you stop at the renovated Fort. Before returning, there is a last stop at the oasis of Bithnah and time to browse around the ‘Friday Market’ in Masafi. Note: Please carry your swimwear.

THE GARDEN CITY (Al Ain Sightseeing)
Full Day Al Ain Sightseeing, Day of Operation: Wednesday. Enjoy a great day out taking in the sights of the beautiful Garden City of Al Ain. The tour begins with a drive through the fascinating and ever changing desert scenery before reaching the Hajar Mountains. In Al Ain, step back in time at the Hili Gardens, famous for the archaeological excavations from the third millennium B.C. The tour continues with a visit of the Al Ain Museum and Al Jahili Fort. Learn more about the ‘Falaj’, the underground irrigation system during a stop at Al Ain Oasis before proceeding to the renovated Old Palace of H.H. Sheikh Zayed, the late ruler of Abu Dhabi and the late President of the U.A.E. Before leaving Al Ain, we stop at the hot springs at the foot of Jebel Hafeet and at the camel market.

THE ARABIAN JEWEL (Abu Dhabi Sightseeing)
Full Day Abu Dhabi Sightseeing, Day of Operation: Monday & Wednesday. Discover the highlights of Abu Dhabi, capital of the Emirates, known as the Arabian Jewel. Jebel Ali Port, the biggest man-made port in the world is one of the landmarks that we pass on the way to Abu Dhabi. On arrival, the first destination is the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world. We then continue to visit the Sheikh Zayed Centre to get a glimpse into the private life of H.H. Sheikh Zayed, who is often referred as “The Father of the UAE”. Our final stop is the Heritage Village where we journey to the past to explore the life before oil was discovered. On our return, we drive along the beautiful Corniche. Dress Code: Loose long trousers or long skirts & long sleeves. No shorts for men, no tight & transparent clothing. Women must cover their head with a scarf.

CAPITAL EXPERIENCE (Sheikh Zayed Mosque & Falcon Hospital Visit)
Full Day Sheikh Zayed Mosque & Falcon Hospital Visit, Day of Operation: Sundays. Your tour begins with a drive to the outskirts of Abu Dhabi City where you will visit a modern wonder, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Visitors can expect an enjoyable experience including awe inspiring information about the architecture of this opulent mega-structure, a fitting tribute to the late President of the UAE, H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Following an orientation tour of the capital, visit the unique Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, the region’s first and only dedicated facility for falcons. Visit the well maintained exhibit section, learn about the different species of falcons and see some of the fascinating tools of a falconer’s trade. At the treatment rooms a trained care-giver provides explanations on common ailments and their treatments. Next experience an enthralling show as a falconer displays his prowess and the falcon’s range of hunting skills after which you will enjoy a brief photo opportunity with these graceful birds. Dress Code: Loose long trousers or long skirts & long sleeves. No shorts for men, no tight & transparent clothing. Women must cover their head with a scarf.

SINBAD’S JOURNEY (Dhow Cruise Dinner)
Evening Dhow Cruise Dinner, Day of Operation: Daily. For a fabulous relaxing evening join our traditional Arabian dhow for a journey with a contrast of the old and new Dubai, while you cruise on the Dubai Creek. Enjoy a sumptuous feast of Arabic and International cuisine while gently gliding past illuminated souks, banks and palaces.

CREEK MAGIC (Bateaux Dubai)
Dinner on Bateaux Dubai, Day of Operation: Daily. For elegant dining and unique sightseeing, join the “Al Minsaf” Panoramic Cruise. The restaurant deck is made entirely of glass and offers unobstructed views of the bustling life on the Creek of Dubai. The menu selection combines Eastern and Western specialties, freshly prepared by the Chef on board. Enjoy live music entertainment whilst dining in this enchanting atmosphere.  Cruise the Dubai Creek and indulge in optimal guest comfort. Dress Code: smart casual or national dress.  Slippers and shorts are not allowed.

SEAWINGS SILVER
30 Minutes Flight over the New Dubai, Day of Operation: Everyday. Take a picturesque 30 minutes flight over new Dubai and enjoy a breath-taking collection of sights as they unfold below you. After flying over the impressive Dubai Marina development, you will get a bird’s eye view of the world famous Palm Jumeirah, followed by the fabulous luxury hotel Burj Al Arab. You will fly inland to Downtown Dubai and Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building. Before returning to the docking station, get a glimpse of ‘The World’,  the 300  man-made  islands  in  the  shape  of  a  world map. Note: Please carry your original passport.

FLY AND SAIL (Northern Emirates By Land, Air & Sea)
Full Day Tour to the Northern Emirates By Land, Air & Sea, Day of Operation: On Request. Enjoy a 40-minute aerial sightseeing tour of Dubai’s dramatic and ever changing coastal skyline as well as the rugged natural beauty of the Northern Emirates. Travelling at 1,500 feet, you will enjoy a bird’s eye view of Dubai’s iconic landmarks such as Dubai Creek, Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeirah and The World islands as well as Burj Khalifa, presently the world’s tallest building. Then fly north over the coastal areas of Sharjah, Ajman and Umm Al Quwain before reaching Ras Al Khaimah. Land at Hilton Ras Al Khaimah and board a motor sailing schooner where welcome refreshments await you, as you set sail on a relaxing cruise around the Arabian Gulf. Weather permitting, enjoy swimming or snorkeling then be treated to a 3-course lunch accompanied by soft drinks and tea/coffee. Return to the marina where your transfer awaits you.

MYSTIC MUSANDAM
Musandam Sea Safari, Day of Operation: Sunday, Wednesday. Depart by road to join our fascinating Musandam leisure trip starting from Omani Dibba Port. Board the wooden dhow/speed boat and sail through the beautiful fjords of Musandam. Pass by the Haffa beach, Haffa village and the famous stone houses and enjoy a swim in the Gulf of Oman and basic snorkeling. A picnic lunch is served. The tour continues viewing the village of Zeke, spectacular white mountains, cutting rocks and other beautiful bays of Musandam. Return to the port with memories of “mystic Musandam”. Note:  Please carry your original passport.

DESERT WONDER (Half Day Desert Safari)
Half Day Desert Safari (4WD), Day of Operation: Daily. This tour departs in the afternoon across the desert with photo-stops during an exciting dune drive and a stop at a camel farm. The drive continues across the desert. Watch the beautiful sunset in the desert, reach our campsite where you have the opportunity to do camel riding, sand boarding and try out a henna design on hands or feet. Witness the traditional folk dance Tanoura that is sure to mesmerize you. After working up an appetite enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner and a shisha (the famous Arabic water pipe). Watch our belly dancer perform her show around the campfire by starlight.

A TASTE OF THE DESERT (Full Day Desert Safari)
Full Day Desert Safari (4WD), Day of Operation: Tuesday. The tour heads out East of Sharjah towards the village of Falaj Al Mualla, passing by fruit and vegetable farms en route to a hidden mountain wadi. After a picnic lunch the drive continues across the desert to Camel Rock, an unusual rock formation hidden among the dunes.

SCENIC SIGHTS (Hatta Safari)
Full Day Hatta Safari (4WD), Day of Operation: Monday, Wednesday. The Four-Wheel Drive vehicles cross a variety of terrain on their way to Hatta, with spectacular views across rocky mountain passes. The first stop is at Hatta Heritage Village. Drive through the desert to see Fossil Rock and Camel Rock, an unusual rock formation hidden among the dunes. Enjoy a picnic lunch en route.  After lunch the drive continues passing by the sand dunes on the way back. Note: Please carry your original passport

MOUNTAIN FASCINATION (Musandam Mountain Safari)
Full Day Musandam Mountain Safari (4WD), Day of Operation: Sunday. The excursion begins with a drive through the oases of Al Dhaid and Masafi, then reaches the village and port of Dibba, located at the base of the magnificent Hajar Mountains. To view the fascinating cliffs and deep canyons the drive crosses the Musandam Peninsula on off-road tracks through winding gorges up to a height of nearly 1’ 200 metres. A picnic lunch is served en route. Note: Please carry your original passport.

AN OCEAN OF DUNES (Liwa Safari)
Full Day Liwa Safari (4WD), Day of Operation: On Request. Our first stop is the Car Museum where you will find an extraordinary fleet of vehicles owned by Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan. We continue to the south-west of Abu Dhabi to reach the Liwa Oasis located on the outskirts of the biggest sand desert in the world, the Rub Al Khali. This area was home to the original tribes who settled on the island of Abu Dhabi in the 18th century. Famed for its magnificent and pure, red sand dunes you will enjoy an unforgettable day out with plenty of opportunity for photo-stops. A picnic lunch is served en route.

THE ADVENTURER (Sand Boarding)
Half Day Adventure Safari (4WD), Day of Operation: Daily. Our drive takes you to some of the most beautiful sand dunes in the desert. Upon reaching those dunes you have the opportunity to try one of the most popular sports in the desert: sand boarding.

1001 ARABIAN STARS (Overnight Safari)
Overnight Safari (4WD), Day of Operation: Daily. This tour departs in the afternoon across the desert with photo-stops during an exciting dune drive and a stop at a camel farm. The drive continues across the desert. Watch the beautiful sunset in the desert, reach our campsite where you have the opportunity to do camel riding, sand boarding and try out a henna design on hands or feet. Witness the traditional folk dance Tanoura that is sure to mesmerize you. After working up an appetite enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner and a shisha (the famous Arabic water pipe). Watch our belly dancer perform her show around the campfire by starlight. Sleep in the dreams of the desert beneath the star studded sky in tents. Next morning, drive back after a light breakfast.

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