Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Approximately 5 Hours
On this excursion, you'll explore Ajman -- the smallest of the U.A.E.'s seven Emirates -- as well as Sharjah, the cultural capital. Start with a drive to Ajman to visit the ruling family's former seat of government at the renovated Fort of Ajman. Now a museum, the fort displays a wealth of artifacts, manuscripts, old weaponry and recreations of the old way of life. Enjoy panoramic vistas as you continue along the picturesque coast en route to Sharjah, whose finely detailed cultural and educational landmarks represent clear evidence of a modern city striving to keep its traditional values alive. You'll visit the unique Museum of Islamic Civilization -- the first of its kind in the country. Several galleries display carefully restored artifacts from around the Muslim world, celebrating Islamic contributions to the artistic and scientific body of works such as instruments and working models of objects in ceramic, metal and textiles ranging from the 16th century onwards. Stop for photos at Al Hisn Fort -- a former residence of Sharjah's ruling Al Qasimi family. Then, drive to the Al Arsah Souq -- a quintessentially Arabian marketplace that is a treasure trove of silver jewelry, Bedouin handicrafts, Persian carpets and much more. After free time at the souq, your last photo stop is at the famed Buhaira Corniche, presenting a postcard-perfect view of the artificial lagoon with the exquisite Turkish-style Al Noor Mosque alongside. From here, you'll return to Dubai and the pier.
Please note: Tour does not operate on Fridays.