Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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clock-o8 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Broaden your experience of the UAE beyond Dubai with a day trip to the capital city, Abu Dhabi. Travel to this desert metropolis, whose visionary architecture rivals that of Dubai, and admire its highlights. Visit the Grand Mosque and Heritage Village, and see the Emirates Palace hotel, Ferrari World, Corniche, and more. A lunch break (own expense) at the Marina Mall, plus shopping time and Dubai hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Full-day trip from Dubai to Abu Dhabi
  • Explore the marble masterpiece of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Visit the Heritage Village, a replica oasis village, and shop at the stalls
  • Drink in views of the Corniche seafront and city skyscrapers
  • Stop for photos outside Ferrari World and the Emirates Palace hotel
  • Free time for lunch (own expense) at the Marina Mall
  • Air-conditioned transport, Dubai hotel pickup and drop-off, and bottled water included
After hotel pickup from Dubai, travel south via the desert highway by air-conditioned vehicle to Abu Dhabi. Listen as your guide talks about the UAE capital’s history, and get a lowdown on its landmarks on route.
Head first for the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a vast mosque that serves as the UAE’s principal place of worship, and holds 40,000 worshipers. Wander through the pristine courtyards, taking photos of the marble domes, inlaid stone and minarets. Then, view the main prayer hall, graced with immense Swarowski crystal chandeliers, and the world’s biggest handmade carpet.
Next, enjoy a sightseeing drive around the city highlights. Snap photos outside the Emirates Palace, one of the world’s most luxurious hotels, and visit the Heritage Village, a reconstruction of a traditional oasis village. Explore the souvenir stalls and admire the spectacular panoramas from here over Abu Dhabi’s skyscrapers.
After free time for lunch (own expense) at the Marina Mall, drive the seafront Corniche road past manicured gardens and skyscrapers to man-made Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s main entertainment destination.
Pose for photos here outside the Ferrari World theme park, complete with its Ferrari badge roof, before your tour concludes with a hotel drop-off in Dubai.

Reviews

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L
, Jul 2018

You must be dressed appropriately if you're going to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. That means bodies completely covered, and heads covered too. But if you don't have totally appropriate clothing, you can manage like my travel companion did. She wore long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt buttoned to the neck, and she draped another shirt over her head with the sleeves hanging down. Your feet, however, must be bare. There's a place to take off shoes and socks. Muslims have to wash their feet, but everyone else can go without washing them. The Mosque is stunningly beautiful. I'm told the one is Casablanca is more beautiful, but I find it hard to believe. This one is white marble and gold leaf, with flowers and vines mostly in the green and blue range. Lots of water around it. Long walkways. Huge rooms. The guide said 7,000 could worship there on their prayer mats.
Enjoyed the rest of the tour too, especially seeing a lot of modern architecture. It was a hot day, but the tour bus was air conditioned.

n
, Jul 2017

The guide was very helpful and extremely pleasant.

M
, May 2017

The tour guide Medan/Ahmed is great and informative. Sent us reminder to Hotel of his pick up time a day early so we have a peace of mind that we will get picked up. He is attentive, courteous and the Grand Mosque tour was excellent. We arranged to be dropped off at Cruise Terminal instead of going back to Dubai. We had a wonderful time with Ahmed and would highly recommend this tour.

l
, May 2017

Great day trip. Pick up was on time. The Mosque is a must see. Description details of the trip needs to be addressed as it showed that entrance fee into the Emirates Palace as being additional cost, therefore it implied to me at time of booking that we had the choice to pay for the entrance fee into the hotel. Was disappointed that we didn't even get to be on the grounds of the palace. Did bring this to the attention of our guide and was told that they would remove the option from the tour as it isn't available whether you willing to pay or not.
Otherwise was good tour.

A
, Apr 2017

This tour is a must when visiting Dubai! This was our first visit to Dubai and we learned so much on this tour. We were lucky enough to have an amazing tour guide, Ahmed Medan. He was extremely knowledgeable about the Emirates as well as the history and culture. We learned so much on this tour from Ahmed and not just about the places we were visiting. We learned a lot about the Emirati way of life. Thank you Ahmed!! I would give you 10 stars if I could!

J
, Oct 2016

This tour was beyond Awesome! Our tour guide Karim was very informative and it felt like we were taking a tour with a family member. He answered all of our questions and being that we were on a tour with those who didn't speak English, Karim was multi-lingual and EVERYONE felt as if they were on a personal tour. The Mosque was awesome and all of the highlights were thoroughly visited. I highly recommend this tour and be sure to ask for Karim.

G
, Sep 2016

The trip to a Abu Dhabi was great the mosque was definitely worth visiting and it was good to see what Abu Dhabi looks like our tour guide was very good and was full of information about everything all in all a great day out

M
, Jun 2016

The trip was excellent.Both the driver and the guide were first class and very punctual.
We were given a lot of interesting information and taken to see some fascinating places.
We were in a group of 8 people and the vehicle provided was comfortable and clean.
I have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending this company.


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