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Archeological excavations and antiques found in many areas of the country have proved that a great civilisation used to be prosperous in the area known today as the United Arab Emirates. The civilisation dates back to 4000 BC, and was connected to the neighbouring civilisations. Pieces of coloured pottery that have been uncovered were imported from Mesopotamia. They date back to 3000 BC, which indicate the links between these areas and the people of South Iraq.
Various stone tools, sharp sword blades and metal sheets were found. Excavations show forts at Hilly site, Bidya, Tell Abraq and Kalbaa that date back 2500-2000 B.C. Recent discoveries show a square citadel with square towers at its corners, in addition to an external wall of 55m long, and a stone mould to make metal coins inside the citadel.
With the coming of Islam, a new phase of the country's history had begun, as Islam reached this country thanks to the Arab leader Amr bin Al-As. The Gulf area under the rule of Islam witnessed a prosperous period, and the Gulf became an international hub of marine trade and navigation during the Umayyad age when the vessel industry prospered.
An archeological site at Jumeirah area in Dubai has been identified as the remainder of an Islamic city of the Umayyad age, which was controlling the trade routes at that time. One of the known Islamic cities is Julphar north of the city of Ras Al Khaimah, where houses were found and four mosques dating back to the Hijri fourth century.
H. H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Founder of the Union
H. H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (may Allah bless his Soul), was born in 1918. In 1946, he was elected ruler of Al Ain and in 1966, he became ruler of Abu Dhabi. In 1968, Britain announced that it would withdraw from the area. Immediately Sheikh Zayed took the lead in calling for a federation of the emirates. The rulers of the emirates moved quickly and on the 2nd December, 1971, the United Arab Emirates formally emerged onto the international stage.
On November 2, 2004, Sheikh Zayed passed away, after a long journey of giving and achievements. In line with his vision, the nation keeps going under the leadership of H. H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of United Arab Emirates and the members of the Supreme Council of Rulers and their Crown Princes.
The emirate of Ras Al Khaimah joined the federation on 10 February 1972. H. H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan was elected the President of the country and H. H. Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum became the Vice President.
Valencia Tours is a young company dedicated equally to provide best quality service to individual and group travelers for both leisure and business clients. Valencia Tours seeks to differentiate itself as the premier adventure travel company in the UAE.
At Valencia Tours we have worked carefully to select the right, highly trained personnel to properly manage your trip. We are aiming at establishing continuous training programs to enhance the existing expertise.
We cannot afford to delay our clients for whatever reason, as this will have a negative bearing on our image and reputation, including future business. Hence we need to be continually communicating with the client, including hotels and lodges so as to ensure that we are constantly available to the client meeting their expectations.
The main focus of the business is to offer a comprehensive and cost effective travel capability, delivered with excellent service, something that is often difficult to come by in this very competitive industry.
We are committed to providing our clients with the best products, highest service standards and lowest possible price. We are constantly looking to enhance and expand our product range, and are always happy to tailor-make itineraries to our customers’ needs or special interests.
We use the latest technology as the foundation to deliver efficient solutions to our clients, by making use of the latest equipments and software we strive to make operations run smoothly.
The company office is located in a modern commercial center in Al Garhoud, Deira towards the airport terminals 1 and 3 which is by far accessible to our clients and suppliers.
Marhaba, or "welcome" in Arabic, is an exclusive Meet & Greet service that makes the airport something to look forward to — for you, your clients or your loved ones.
From speedy clearance through arrivals or departures to helping with transfers, baggage and family travel, we ensure a swift, smooth and safe passage through the airport. We even have our own lounges, reserved for marhaba customers. So whether you want to roll out the red carpet, or simply ensure your guests arrive relaxed—knowing they're in safe hands — marhaba will deliver on your promise of a warm welcome.
Dubai’s ease of access, spectacular infrastructure, stunning venues, top quality facilities and an array of incentive options make it ideal for meetings and events of all sizes. Today, Dubai is among the top* off-site /convention destinations, globally. Its unique attraction is that it brings together the highest standards of comfort and convenience with the mystical adventure of Arabia. From bustling souks to stunning skyscrapers to majestic deserts, Dubai is a truly enchanting destination for corporate gatherings or events.
A meetings and event destination should deliver on every front – from infrastructure and ease of access to stunning venues and memorable, inspiring surroundings. Offering all these and more, Dubai has emerged as the premier meetings and conferences destination in the region and one of the best in the world.
Valencia Tours as a licensed Destination Management Company could be your partner in all your business trip and special theme trips arrangements and give you professional solutions for your meetings and events or the start of your own business.
It is important to be prepared and to expect the unexpected wherever in the world you may be. From travelling to new and exciting areas, to just escaping a daily routine, everyone needs a professional guidelines and arrangements. Valencia Tours will help you to travel with style.
The Outgoing department of Valencia Tours is specialized in some very unique holiday destinations for UAE market. A large number of outgoing package tours have been developed in Bali - Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, Rwanda, Peru, Brazil, Argentine, full services in CIS countries. In most of the destinations we are offering unique services such as hunting, fishing, spa holidays, eco holidays, mountain biking, climbing, safaris etc.
We are representing NICKO TOURS River Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises for UAE. This is giving to our clients the benefit of a unique and innovative cruise product, combined with new variety of destinations.