Ontsnap aan de drukte van Dubai en ontdek de oude citadels, vissersdorpjes, ruige bergen en woestijnoasen van de indrukwekkende oostkust van de Verenigde Arabische Emiraten. Reis per touringcar met airconditioning door het Hadjargebergte, bezoek de steden Al Dhaid en Dibba Al-Hisn, het onlangs gerenoveerde Fujairah-fort en de Al Badiyah-moskee, de oudste moskee in het land. Neem een duik in de Golf van Oman, stop bij het Al Bithnah-fort en ga op jacht naar Arabische koopjes op de markt van Masafi.
Pick up on time from Dubai to Sharjah where tour commenced, about 30 min. Trip big day but worth doing. Saw enough to give idea of the country. Guide professional and informative. Day bigger than usual due to bad weather, rainstorm alternating sandstorm on way back. Driver competent and felt safe.
If you want to see a bit of the other emirates other than Dubai and Abu Dhabi I would suggest taking this tour. Its a lot more relaxed than some other tours and the guide is quite funny. We visited the Friday Market on a Tuesday, went to a fish market, visited a craft shop, the mosque and fortress as described and saw some of the other side of emirate life. The hotel lunch was not cheap but was a buffet and very tasty and Sandy Beaches is gorgeous to see. Enjoyed it and would recommend it, its a bit rough round the edges but worth a try.
Good busdriver and very knowledgeable tourguide from Jemen who spoke English and German. Liked visit to the old Mosque and Portuguese fort most. Would have liked more toilet opportunities, especially in the morning driving from Dubai to Sharjah first and then start the tour right away. By the time we had our first stop at the fruit market I was hurting to go to the toilet!
a lot of stops are little more than a photo opp. Great to get out of Dubai for another aspect of the AEU. Lunch stop at the beach was the best bit - safe quiet private beach at a resort with towels available to borrow. Just over an hour there so if you love the beach don't waste time ordering lunch at the café - goo food but slow - take your own snacks or buy fruit along the way and just go straight to the beach. Friday markets everyday tho! very disappointing. It is really just a strip of carpet sellers and fruit sellers and we had twenty minutes to wander from one end to the other. The mosque/fort/mountains were all great
Very interesting to see outside Dubai - the desert, mountains, and other towns. Lunch at a great resort, though I wish I'd known we could swim and there were towels to borrow. Our guide was very informative and considerate, and spoke excellent English and German. The coach was comfortable and air conditioned. We stopped frequently and were able to buy fruit at the morning market. It's advisable to take snacks and water as it's a long day. Very glad to be told pick-up time the night before by text.