Abu Dhabi Full-Day Sightseeing Tour From Dubai

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Ports
    Dubai Port Rashid
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Explore the best of Abu Dhabi on a 9-hour day-tour from Dubai. Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque, Emirates Palace, pass by Etihad Five Towers, Presidents Palace, and Abu Dhabi Corniche beach. Visit the Heritage Village, Abu Dhabi Museum and Islamic Art Museum and the Dates Market. Take photo stops at Yas Island and Ferrari World as well. This small-group tour can accommodate up to 15 guests. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.

Highlights

Small-group tour

Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Hotel pickup included

Know More about this tour

Your sightseeing Abu Dhabi City tour starts by meeting your professional tour guide at your selected location or hotel. Take an A/C vehicle to Abu Dhabi for 180km (111mi) away from Dubai (approx 2hours). Enjoy the ride while listening to your tour guide's stories about one of the richest cities in the world.

Once in Abu Dhabi, start with a visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque- the eighth biggest mosque in the world which accommodates some 40,000 worshipers inside its walls, the mosque showcases the cultural diversity of the Islamic world and its an expression of a visionary leader who believed that nothing is impossible and conceived that the most gracious achievements start from the heart.

Then we drive down tothe citys Corniche,an 8km stretch of pristine waterfront which has been awarded coveted Blue-flag status, a guarantee for clean and safe bathing water.

Next, pass by the ultra-glamorous Emirates Palace, the official guest place of Abu Dhabis government. Many of the 302 rooms and 92 suites, are finished in gold and marble. Then take a look from the other side at the adjacent luxurious Presidents Palace.

Proceed further for another photo stop at a Landmark Abu Dhabi structure - the Etihad Towers, which is more famously known as the skyscraper in Fast & Furious 7 movie. Watch in awe how five elegant towers stand together, creating wonderful views to onlookers.

Your Abu Dhabi city tour continues as you take a quick look at the Emirates history atthe UAE Heritage Village. Learn about the traditional sides of the desert way of life, including a camp with coffee pots, a tent made of goat hair, and the falaj system, in the open area museum. Here, youll also visit the Abu Dhabi Museum thats located inside the Heritage Village. In this placeyou will also come across various craftsmen exhibiting time-tested native skills.

Soon itll be time for a one-hour break for Lunch. Re-energize yourselves after all those visits with a tasty lunch at the Heritage Village Resort or, at the Marina mall (at your own expense)

Next, enter into the old-world Abu Dhabi with a visit to the Dates Market, which is located inside the historic fruit and vegetable market at Port Zayed in Abu Dhabi. Seldom in any other marketplace will you find such an amazing variety of Middle East date fruit. As you walk along numerous shops of dried fruits and dates, you may also stop in between to taste a few.

Finally, before heading back to your point of origin, you shall have a taste of the citys newer attractions as you drop by for a photo session at Yas Island, home toFerrari World, the largest indoor amusement park in the world which holds the record for the worlds fastest roller coaster.

Once you finish the tour in Abu Dhabi you will be driven back to your selected hotel / location in Dubai and arrive around 5 to 5:30pm.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Professional local guide

Air-conditioned transport

Bottled water

Exclusions

Lunch

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Abaya will be provided to enter Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (for women)

A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women: ladies must cover their body to enter the Grand Mosque. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 02-Jan-2020

    the trip was not the best but I got to see new places. I would recommend and hopefully your trip goes off a little better than mine.

  • 31-Dec-2019

    Had booked the tour from Dubai for a Day Trip to Abu Dhabi. It was a wonderful trip with complete satisfaction.
    Had booked from India based on the Reviews of the Previous tourists and was not let down. Got instant confirmation of the booking.
    The vehicle arrived on time, driven by Mr Altaf Hussain, an amicable person. We were six persons in a seven seater vehicle which was very comfortable. We were shown all the places as per the programme with the Mosque being a visit to remember. Overall the programme was memorable and enjoyable. Thanks to Viator and Altaf Hussain for making our trip such a grand grand success. Wish you all the best.
    Regards,
    Subhasish Sengupta
    India

  • 28-Oct-2019

    We were disappointed with this tour, although we LOVED the sights we saw. We were picked up at our hotel, with no introduction from our guide. We then picked up the other people - 6 in total for the tour. We were so glad that there were no more people, because the van with 6 of us, was very cramped. There was no overview from the guide of what we would be seeing, he did not point out any sights on the way. We got to Ferrari World, and he let us out. All he said to us was "be back in 20 minutes." When we pay for a tour, we hope to get some information about the sight we are seeing from the guide. This did not happen for the whole tour. We sat in the back of the van, and when the guide did say something, we could not hear him at all. All the guide did, was drive us to a sight, let us out, and tell us when to be back. Very, very disappointing. We enjoyed seeing Abu Dhabi and the Grand Mosque is not to be missed. We were rushed there, due to the time frame we had, which again was disappointing, as we are there only once in our lives likely. We never got to see the Heritage Village, as it was not open. We paid for a sight that we could not see. He drove past the Corniche, no opportunity to stop for a photo. The guide took us to a restaurant for a buffet lunch, which was good. But.... we were not hungry for a big buffet, and after we paid for this buffet, which we really did not want, we were then dropped at the Marina Mall, where we could have happily picked up a snack, rather than feeling we had to eat a full buffet. Why could the guide not tell us we had this option?? The other guests on this tour also felt the same regarding the tour guide. It seemed this guide would drop us off at places where we had to spend money, rather than taking us to the places that were planned for the tour. He did not point out the sights at all. We had no idea what we were looking at. We went to the date market, but it was prayer time, so only one store was open. We never saw the Emirates Palace Hotel, which was meant to be part of the tour. The guide had very little interest in us, and spent a lot of time talking on his phone, while driving at 120 km/hr. The sights were great, we felt rushed at the sights we were at, and the guide was uninterested in us and his job. He did converse with us after he dropped all the other guests off, and he seemed pleasant, and we wished he could have been like that all day. This day would have been wonderful if we had a great guide.

  • 29-Oct-2018

    Ferrari World was superfluous for an older crowd. Gallery visit was unnecessary and items were overpriced. I suspect tour operator gets a cut. Driver was competent despite tailgating but not forthcoming with information or explanations. He was severely lacking as a guide Grand Mosque was extremely impressive.

  • 22-Oct-2018

    Our experience to Abu Dhabi was very good .I would recommend only if you have the time to go as it is a very long day and a long drive there and back. We where in Dubai in October so the weather was hot but not as hot as other months . It gets hotter in Abu Dhabi so be prepared. Our pickup from our hotel was on time and we where dropped back. We went in a private SUV and I found it was good as the drive was quicker than a bus. There was only 3 of us so no waiting around for other passengers at each spot. Our guide was kind/funny and very knowledgeable. Worth the money.

  • 01-Oct-2018

    Timely pickup at the hotel, friendly and experienced driver/guide, tasteful lunch stop and above all the visit to the mosk, one of the most beautiful buildings I ever visited.

  • 04-Dec-2017

    Great tour would recommend if looking for a quick day trip to Abu Dabi! Very informative tour guide as well!

  • 08-Nov-2017

    Just seemed to have spent nearly all day on a little mini bus that was not very comfy.
    Because of taking 2 hours to pick people up some things were rushed - not a lot of time to have lunch plus didnt even have time to look at shops but then spent quite a bit of time at date market with not a lot else to do.
    Have to say the mosque was fantastic and worth a visit.
    Didnt know our drivers name - he did talk about things but couldnt hear him very well. We did complain at one point about not really having time to do things etc and needing time to have drinks etc - even though it did say water would be supplied during day got one bottle at end of trip. We were told things had to be adjusted because of how long taken to pick people up!
    As say just felt like sat on mini bus all day ended up with numb bums!!!!
    Other trips may be better and more organised with picking people up - So may get more time in certain areas.

  • 08-Nov-2017

    Pick up 2 hours late.The actual tour was not so bad, slightly boring rushing around and getting in and out the car for photos. However, the tour guide did know what he was talking about and gave great insight into the history of Abu Dhabi and was good at answering any questions.