Your tour begins with a drive to the outskirts of Abu Dhabi City where you will visit a modern wonder, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. 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 to ankle/wrist. No shorts for men, no tight & transparent clothing. Women must cover their head with a scarf hence we suggest to bring it along.
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Dress code: As usual + mosque
All the buses are air-conditioned and equipped with a microphone.
4x4 Jeeps used for off-road safaris are air-conditioned with a maximum capacity of 7 passengers plus driver. Drivers are all qualified off-road professionals, first-aid trained and they carry mobile phones. All vehicles are equipped with seat-belts and passengers are requested to wear seat-belts at all times.
All sightseeing tours are conducted by well trained, experienced Tour guides.
Our safaris involve off-road driving across sand dunes as well as off-road tracks in mountain areas. As the drive can be rough in certain given rugged areas we are unable to accept any pregnant women, persons with heart ailments and back or neck problems.
Seats are not pre-allocated. Seating will depend on the order of picking up guests from different locations.
Lightweight summer clothing is suitable for most of the year, but sweaters or jackets may be needed for the winter months, especially in the evenings. Good quality sunglasses are advised and photo-chromatic lenses for those who wear spectacles. Hats or some protection for the head are advisable when in direct sunlight.
Normal tourist photography is acceptable, but it is considered offensive to photograph Arab women. It is also courteous to ask permission before photographing men. Photographs of government buildings, police or military installations are not allowed.
Orient Tours reserves the right to cancel any part of the scheduled programs offered in this brochure for reasons of government decisions, public holidays, weather conditions, or similar. Furthermore Orient Tours reserves the right to amend and or cancel the schedule for any tour featured in this brochure.