City Explorer: Abu Dhabi Private Day Trip

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    The host will pick you up at your accommodation or central meeting point in Dubai.
    Dubai Airport, Dubai United Arab Emirates
    Jebel Ali
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Cities are like snowflakes: every one of them is unique, even if they are from the same country. If you are in Dubai and want to discover other cities nearby, the locals recommend going to Abu Dhabi!

In just one day, youll visit Abu Dhabi where you can check out its renowned highlights such as Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Emirates Palace, and Dhow Harbour from a local perspective.

Thanks to your local guide, youll get a better understanding of the history, culture, and traditions of Abu Dhabi. Give yourself the gift of seeing more of United Arab Emirates and its cultural gems that have plenty of stories to tell.

Withlocals Neighboring City Private Day Trip is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local products and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.


Day trip (destination A to B)

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Private guide for a more personalized experience

Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

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Youll be picked up from your hotel around 9am for your private full-day tour to Abu Dhabi from Dubai. On your way to Abu Dhabi, your guide will tell you the history of the city and explain how it has changed from a humble trading port to a cosmopolitan city in such a short time.

The first stop on your tour will be at the Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque which displays gleaming white domes and minarets. Inside you will be amazed by thebreath-taking interior, world's largest carpet and the world's largest chandelier.

As you head to Tarbouche, you will pass the Emirates Palace which is a luxurious 7-star hotel and one of the most iconic landmarks of Abu Dhabi. In Tarbouche, you will stop for lunch (at own expense) before heading to Dhow Harbor to see the traditional wooden cargo boats slip into the horizon.

Continue your journey to a date market to taste yummy treats. Here you will see a variety of fresh dates displayed in wooden barrels that will make delightful gifts for family and friends.

Following your time at the date market, you will drive to Yas Island where youll stop at the modern Viceroy Hotel. Designed with a futuristic look, the hotel is located over both land and water and spans the Yas Marina Circuit. The Yas Marina Circuit is a favored racetrack for Formula 1 racing and you might even spot a race car practicing on the race track.

You will be back to your hotel around 5pm and don't forget to ask your guide for recommendations on things to see in Dubai.


Private guide


Guest pick-up

Car Transport

This tour is carbon neutral


Lunch costs

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Face masks are required only if it is required by the government of the country at the moment of your trip

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  • 13-Jun-2021

    here: Gomez was great guide. Was very patient with me because I am slow. Even took us to a sporting goods store so I could buy my grandkids soccer jersey’s. Gave us lots of history. He followed the itinerary we requested and was right on time to pick us up. Highly recommend using him. The driver was great. Right there to pick us up at each stop.

  • 16-Mar-2020

    This tour was awful it was over priced for what was offered. We didn’t get a unique experience just a ride to Abu Dhabi we booked on Airbnb. All of the other excursions we booked through Airbnb were amazing. This lady seemed to be clueless on how the Mosque operates on Friday’s she had had us running through the mosque because we were going to miss the tour mind you she stated that she does this tour every Friday and didn’t do any research to see if any changes came about she didn’t even register us until we were running through the mosque. She also didn’t tell us how freezing cold the mosque floor would be and that we should bring socks. She took us to a food park with KGC and Pizza Hut. Our apartment was connected to the Dubai Mall why she thought that was acceptable is beyond us. Oh she was also 20 minutes late and I had to contact her she said it was because of traffic. Needless to say I would not recommend her At All.

  • 05-Mar-2020

    Vibha was fantastic from booking, to dropping us off at the end of the trip. An amazing day was had by us all and Vibha was part of that day. she was so very knowledgeable and kept us informed and entertained on the journey to and from Abu Dhabi. Can’t recommend Vibha enough, any trips while In the UAE Vibha is a must.

  • 27-Jan-2020

    Jose Gomez is the epitome of perfection that every guide should strive to be!!! He's extremely knowledgeable, patient (we were asking so many questions-not only did he have all of the answers, he encouraged us to ask more!), accommodating with any other activities we were interested in and was ALWAYS concerned with our happiness and satisfaction. Gomez is an absolute MUST for tourists visiting this amazing country!!

  • 13-Dec-2019

    Gomez was great. Picked us up right on time. May several stops we requested. He was very patient with me because I walk slow. He gave us so much great information. We had a fun time with him.

  • 21-Oct-2019

    Tour guide did not show up.States she called but I never received a call , no email either. Total let down, our day was wasted.

  • 03-Oct-2019

    We hired a private tax from Dubai to Abu Dhabi through our hotel. Our first stop: Formula 1. Driver waited for us about 2-1/2 hrs until we were done. Then to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Third stop was not asked for nor appreciated because it was NOT a museum as we had thought, but a pretense to sell us jewelry. We walked out in 5 minutes. ( if you are not interested in buying anything, make sure your driver knows that) He then brought us for a scenic view for photo shoot before dropping us off at our hotel for overnight stay.

  • 29-Jul-2019

    Gomez was one of the best tour guides we have ever used and without hesitation I would recommend him. We took a day tour to Abu Dhabi from Dubai. He is extremely knowledgeable about Abu Dhabi as well as Dubai. He made sure we saw all the important landmarks and explained all about history, people, architecture,customs and more. His driver got us close to each location so we could jump out, get pictures and get back in the van to move quickly to our next stop. Gomez was punctual and very responsive to our requests both before and during the tour.

  • 06-Jul-2019

    I will make this brief as I can get long winded. PROS: 1. Jose' is a tour professional and takes his profession seriously 2. Jose' is a nice person 3. Jose' has great knowledge and seems to enjoy sharing 4. Jose' takes great pictures 5. Jose' responds to messages quickly. CONS: NONE If you are looking for a tour guide in Dubai, do you/you and your family or friends favor, book Jose'. Seriously, he is great, you will not be disappointed.

  • 14-Feb-2019

    Pickup was in time, the driver did a good job and was very nice, the car was clean and we got also water in the car. Vibha is a very nice open person, her English and German are excellent, so talking is not an issue. We saw some of the usual things and also some not so standard sights. It was a pleasant day and we have enjoyed it very much.

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