Abu Dhabi: City Tour and Desert Safari Package

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42 reviews

Activity provider: Desert Rose Tourism

Abu Dhabi: City Tour and Desert Safari Package

Activity provider: Desert Rose Tourism
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From US$ 159 US$ 127.20 per person

Enjoy Abu Dhabi to the fullest extent with a morning city tour and evening desert safari experience. See major landmarks and be enchanted by the Arabian desert with this combination package.

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Duration 10 hours
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Pickup included
Pickup from any hotels/shopping mall in Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal.


  • See Abu Dhabi's major landmarks and attractions
  • Marvel at the immense opulence of the iconic Grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque
  • Enjoy the thrill of driving through desert sand dunes
  • Be entertained by a Tanoura dance and breathtaking belly dance performance
  • Experience the peacefulness of quiet desert moments under a star-lit sky
Full description

This package offers a special combination of a morning-guided city tour and an evening desert safari experience. Begin your day exploring the vibrant city of Abu Dhabi and conclude it amongst the calming views of desert sand dunes. Relax between activities in the comfort of your accommodation. The morning Abu Dhabi city tour begins with a visit to the divine Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Marvel at the structure and the gold, marble, stone, and crystals used to design the mosque. See how as one of the largest mosques in the world, approximately 40,000 people can be accommodated at the same time.

Afterward, visit the Heritage Village, a reconstructed Emirati village, and get a glimpse into the traditional Bedouin way of life. Next, drive to Saadiyat Island and Yas Island. See the Yas Marina circuit that has hosted the Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix since 2009. Drive past the Corniche and admire the scenic beauty of the Arabian Sea.

Take a brief photo stop at Abu Dhabi’s iconic Emirates Palace. Conclude your morning tour with a stroll through a dates market. In the afternoon get picked up for your evening desert safari in a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Head out to explore the Arabian desert and feel your adrenaline rush as you cascade on the steep dunes and sand sweeps around the vehicle. Visit a camel farm in the middle of the desert to meet and feed camels. Go to a Bedouin desert camp and enjoy a warm welcome with Arabic coffee and dates. Test your balancing skills while sandboarding. Try out the other cultural activities like camel riding, henna painting, shisha, or taking photos in Arabic costumes. Have the chance to take a picture with a falcon. Wind down while enjoying an entertaining Tanoura dance and a breathtaking belly dance performance under the gleaming desert sky. Indulge in a scrumptious barbecue dinner with unlimited soft drinks and shisha smoking. 

Once the adventures and activities are wrapped up, the lights of the camp will be doused. Sit back and gaze at the desert and the star-lit sky for a few peaceful moments before heading back to your accommodation.

  • Pickup and drop-off from Abu Dhabi city hotels, cruise terminals, or city locations
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Guided tour
  • Water during the Abu Dhabi city tour
  • Desert experience
  • 30-minute dune-bashing session
  • Sandboarding
  • Camel ride
  • Tea/Arabic Coffee
  • Unlimited water and soft drinks in the camp
  • BBQ buffet dinner (vegetarian & non-vegetarian)
  • Shisha smoking
  • Photo opportunities in Arabic costumes and with a falcon
  • Henna painting
  • Belly dance and Tanoura show
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Quad bike and dune buggy activities
  • Alcoholic drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Head covering or kippah

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • It is not possible to visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque during any Islamic festival or holidays
  • In mosques, women must wear long loose clothing and cover their arms, legs, and heads. The local partner can provide an Abaya (a long black dress attire) with a scarf, that must be returned. Men must not show above their knees and must cover their shoulders (the local partner cannot provide clothing for men)
  • Failure to adhere to the strict dress code will result in refused entry
  • Tattoos must be covered
  • Tanoura dance and belly dance are not be available during Ramadan and some UAE public holidays
  • It is recommended not to eat 2-3 hours before the safari trip to avoid any sickness during dune-bashing
  • Infants (under 3 years old) are not allowed in the car during the dune-bashing activity
  • Dune-bashing is not allowed for pregnant women
  • Any damage, injuries or items lost during the sandboarding or the optional quad bike are not covered by the local partner
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 42 reviews

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The city tour only gives you a brief tour of the different places, if you just want to know that they exist, that's fine, however our guide tried to give us information about all the places and was very kind. The desert part is excellent, very fun and interesting because of the different activities you do. The latter highly recommended. Our guide Shafeel was a very good driver in the sand.

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April 19, 2022

In general, this is a good tour and a great way to spend a whole day in Abu Dhabi if you are there for a short visit. You will experience the main attractions and do so in a comfortable setting. The day started with the tour bus picking me up at my hotel promptly at 9am. The first stop was the grand mosque. We spent an hour in the mosque, which is beautiful and worth the experience. The tour guide was very helpful and informative. For the rest of the city tour, we drove around Abu Dhabi in a bus and drove past some of the key city attractions. The Desert Safari was also a very pleasant experience. We drove along the sand dunes in an SUV and ended up at the camp where there were several options of activities, including camel rides and quad bikes, both at extra cost. Sandboarding on the adjacent sand dunes was complimentary. A complimentary buffet dinner followed, including some entertainment (traditional dancers and music). I was then dropped off at my hotel at 9pm well satisfied.

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January 6, 2020

This was a full day. The morning tour finished with 30 minutes spare to get ready for the second tour. The city tour was informative and the mosque was beautiful this took up most of the time with brief visits to other sights. The afternoon/evening tour was again enjoyable. The bbq was very good.

December 4, 2019

Product ID: 304863