This easy day tour is your perfect introduction to the scenery and heritage of the Emirates! One of many wonders awaiting you is the great harbor at Fujairah – an important site for maritime trade and settlement since pre-Islamic times. Fujairah also has the oldest mosque in the UAE.
You’ll pass through Masafi, with its vibrant street bazaar. At the seaport of Dibba, you’ll wander through a town that was once frequented by Indian and Chinese merchants plying the Arabian Sea.
You’ll see the majestic Hajar Mountain Range, home to an astonishing range of fauna, including gazelles, vultures and the endangered Arabian leopard.
Make sure you have your camera to take advantage of all the superb photo-opportunities.
The delightful Heritage Tour of the East Coast From Dubai takes you through magnificent desert scenery and introduces you to the emirate of Fujairah.
The adventure begins when you are picked up by air-conditioned coach from your hotel in Dubai.
Leaving the bustling city of Dubai, you will drive past the neighboring emirate of Sharjah and go throughMasafi, a small city that is famous for its water-bottling plant and its famous Friday market, a type of a street-side bazaar.
The tour continues to the seaport town of Dibba on the east coast, located directly on the Indian Ocean. The large natural harbor has been an important site of maritime trade and settlement since the pre-Islamic era. There is some evidence, mainly from tombs, of settlement during the later 2nd millennium and the early first millennium BCE.
Historically, Dibba was an international market on the coast of Oman, frequented by merchants from India and China sailing through the Arabian Sea.
You then drive past date and palm farms close to the Hajar Mountain Range with its contrasting silhouettes. This mountain range is the highest in the eastern Arabian Peninsula and is rich in flora and fauna. You will stop at scenic spots to take photos and, if you wish, to have a refreshing dip in the Indian Ocean at a hotel (beach charges payable direct).
After a break, you will proceed to the emirate of Fujairah, which is home to the oldest mosque in the UAE. Built in 1446 of mud and bricks, the Al Bidiyah Mosque has four domes (unlike other similar mosques which have between seven and 12), and lacks a minaret. The mosque is located below the historic watch towers, which helped in the observation of the old sea routes hundreds of years ago. Fujairah is an important stop-off point for ships traveling to South East Asia. The shipping routes through the Arabian Sea make it one of the world’s largest ship refueling and bunkering stations.
At the end of the tour, you’ll return via air-conditioned coach to your hotel in Dubai.
Because it was offpeak season (mid summer) we were the only ones on the tour - this was great as it meant it was one-to-one with the guide who was excellent & very friendly &... Donald ROBSON
The tour was well organised and informative. Our guide was knowledgeable and happy to answer all our questions. A good mix of scenery - both desert and mountainous. The... H F Burgess
Approx 8 hours
Operating times: Hotel pick-up approx 0800h (8:00am) depending on your hotel location.
Duration: Approx 8 hours
Your hotel in Dubai.
(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.) Please make sure you are waiting in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before that time.
At the end of the tour you will be dropped off back at your Dubai hotel.
Wear comfortable shoes and clothing for touring. Bring sun block and a hat to protect your skin from the sun. Carry a bottle of water. Bring swimming gear if you would like to have a dip in the Indian Ocean.
Please call the activity operator 48 hours prior to the start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.
There is no pick-up from Bab Al Shams and Al Maha hotels.
The maximum waiting time for the hotel pick-up is 10 minutes. The driver has to leave after this time has elapsed. Cancellation or refund is not allowed if you miss your pick-up time.
This tour needs a minimum of 4 passengers to operate, should this minimum passenger requirement not be met for your chosen date every effort will be made to offer you an alternative date, should that not be possible you will be offered a full refund.
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