Abu Dhabi Urban Development Tour From Dubai

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Your centrally located Dubai hotel
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Learn about Abu Dhabis fast-paced development and pioneering architectural projects on a full-day city tour from Dubai! With an expert guide, travel by coach and discover futuristic buildings aplenty while touring the renewable energy development of Masdar City and the man-made Yas and Saadiyat islands. Hear how Abu Dhabi evolved from its fishing port days, gain insight into its future plans, and see top city sights including Ferrari world abu dhabi and the iconic Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan Mosque (Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque).


  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Great overview and orientation of the city

Know More about this tour

Start with pickup from your Dubai hotel, and travel into Abu Dhabi by coach to learn about the citys development. Until recently, Abu Dhabi was little more than a fishing port with a handful of buildings and a fort; however, the discovery of oil in the 1950s changed its fortunes, and investment has poured into the booming city ever since.

In an effort to catch up with its glamorous big sister Dubai, Abu Dhabi has benefited from heavy investment in architectural innovation, and the city now boasts an ever-expanding skyline. Hear little-known Abu Dhabi facts from your guide as you travel around town.

Pass Jebel Ali Port, one of the worlds largest man-made harbors, and then travel to the citys outskirts for a visit to Masdar City: a multibillion dollar residential and renewable energy project thats attracted interest from architects around the world.

Travel onward to Yas Island and stroll around the artificial island and leisure park. The lavish-looking Yas Viceroy Hotel on the Yas Marina F1 circuit makes for a perfect photo stop! Continue to Ferrari world abu dhabi, the worlds first Ferrari-designed motorsport theme park. While your itinerary doesnt allow time for rides, the visit offers insight into the type of high-profile attractions now in Abu Dhabi. Shop for Ferrari souvenirs if you wish, and enjoy free time for lunch in town (own expense).

In the afternoon, visit the second man-made island of your tour: Saadiyat Island. Home to contemporary museums and a performing arts center, the island showcases the citys cultural ambitions. Stop for a photo by UAE Pavilion an award-winning recyclable building and head inside the visitor center at Manarat Al Saadiyat to see scale models and a short video about Abu Dhabis future development plans.

Return to the mainland for photos outside Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque, Abu Dhabis gleaming-white marble place of worship. Finally, finish your tour with the return drive to Dubai and drop-off at your hotel.


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private Tour

Local guide


Food and drinks


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid copy of your passport is required on the day of travel

Traveler Reviews

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  • 07-Mar-2018

    This tour was amazing!

  • 16-Jan-2017

    Is an amazing experience, great architecture. Is not enougt time to visit the city

  • 08-Sep-2016

    Great tour! Think on include 1 hour more on Sheik al Zeyed Mosque. Masdar City, Sadiyat, Ferrari World are amazing. Great staff overall.

  • 07-Mar-2016

    a nice and knowledgeable tour

  • 07-Feb-2016

    Very good gide,too much time in futuristic, eco-friendly city of Masdar. Too bad, that there is not included the admission to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

  • 27-Jan-2016

    A well organised and enjoyable tour with a professional guide who gave us a lot of interesting information about places and culture. Would have liked to enter the Ferrari World and would have liked to have more time in Abu Dhabi. Other than that, it was a nice experience.

  • 15-Jan-2016

    DON'T treat your drivers on tours in Dubai as guides, they are only drivers and sometimes they don't even say anything, they are not even local Arab people.
    GOOD: Visited the Masdar City and that was the reason I bought this trip, none of the others had it.
    BAD: Guide's English was not good and he repeated himself all the time, meaning he didn't have much to say. We DIDN'T enter the mosque in Abu Dhabi which is stupid because we had plenty of time, instead we were taken to sales pitch by a carpet company, were they wanted more money for a carpet then we paid for our holiday! If you don't want to visit Masdar City, don't book this trip.

  • 09-Jan-2016

    Fantastic! Masdar City was the best would love to take a full day, more detailed, tour on that place! The rest was fun to - and guide was fantastic! The drivers was good and drove very safe! :

  • 29-Sep-2015

    Great trip and great guide - the Serbian guy. A bit too much time at Ferrari World and would have preferred seeing more of Abu Dhabi city itself - rather than the Mall. But overall, very informative and interesting trip. Good value for money

  • 29-Sep-2015

    Sehr gute Organisation,reibungsloser Ablauf, viel zu sehen ,immer gerne wieder

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