Abu Dhabi
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Abu Dhabi: Half-Day Guided City Tour

1. Abu Dhabi: Half-Day Guided City Tour

Explore the fast-changing landscape of Abu Dhabi on a half-day city sightseeing tour with a guide in your chosen language. You’ll visit traditional and contemporary landmarks such as the Grand Mosque and the attractions along the Corniche. Following a pick-up at your hotel in Abu Dhabi (please note pick-up from Dubai is not possible), you’ll drive to the spectacular Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, considered the key site for worship in the United Arab Emirates. Marvel at the main features inside and out, such as the inner courtyard and minaret, design motifs of Naskhi, Thuluth and Kufic calligraphy and slender columns reflected in the water. Then the drive takes you back towards the Persian Gulf, as you admire the modern-day developments along the Abu Dhabi Corniche. Admire some of the world’s most ultra-modern, breathtaking skyscrapers and luxury hotels such as Emirates Palace, facing the pristine beach. Visit the traditional vegetable, dates and fish markets of Port Zayed, to the northeast of the city. Due to its strategic position in the heart of the city, Port Zayed has been instrumental in bolstering Abu Dhabi’s international trade, and plays a pivotal role in Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030, the government’s drive to achieve economic diversification. The tour ends with the opportunity to take photos of Heritage Village, a reconstructed desert village.

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Mangrove National Park: Self-Drive Speedboat Tour

2. Mangrove National Park: Self-Drive Speedboat Tour

Meet your friendly guide at Anantara Eastern Mangroves who will show you how to operate your own Rhino Rider speedboat. After a quick safety and operational briefing, hop onto your boat and slowly cruise through the marina towards the exit to the lagoon. Test the maximum speed of your Rhino Rider as you zoom through the lagoon passing the royal palace. Encounter flamingos on your way and observe them from a distance. Continue into the mangrove forest where you will maneuver through the canals. See fish, herons, crabs, or sometimes even dolphins along the way. Take a brief stop at an uninhabited island for a quick swim or to do some exploring. At the end of the tour, return to the departure point at Anantara Eastern Mangroves.

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Abu Dhabi: 2-hour Guided Kayak Tour in the Mangroves

3. Abu Dhabi: 2-hour Guided Kayak Tour in the Mangroves

Explore the unique Eastern Mangrove National Park, home to around 60 species of birds, a thriving habitat for turtles, marine mammals, and a myriad of shellfish, fish, and crabs. Grab a life jacket, paddle and get reading for a 10 minutes briefing on safety and how to kayak. Embark on a 2-hour tour exploring the beauty and importance of the mangrove. Get the opportunity to take a 15-minute break to rest, take pictures or swim on a beach too. An ideal place for families, bird watchers, and photographers looking to escape the hustle of the city for a few hours.

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Abu Dhabi: City Tour and Desert Safari Package

4. Abu Dhabi: City Tour and Desert Safari Package

This package offers a special combination of a 4-hour morning guided city tour and a 6-hour evening desert safari experience. Begin your day exploring the vibrant city of Abu Dhabi and conclude it amongst the calming views of sand dunes in the desert. Take a break between activities in the comfort of your accommodation. The morning Abu Dhabi city tour begins with a 1-hour 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 pass through 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 even desert safari by a professional safari marshal in a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Head out to explore the Arabian desert and experience the adrenaline as the sand sweeps around your vehicle and you cascade on the steep sand dunes. 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 in an exhilarating sandboarding experience or try out the other cultural activities available for you like camel riding, henna painting, shisha, or taking photos in Arabic costumes. Also, 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.

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From Dubai: Abu Dhabi City Tour

5. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi City Tour

Following a pick-up from your hotel or accommodation, you will be heading to Abu Dhabi for approximately 1 hour drive. Stop to visit sheick zayed grand mosque from inside and admire its golden minarets Continue the drive nearby the  leaning Capital Gate Hyatt Hotel that’s looking like bisa tower  before discovering  one of the fantastic  landmarks of the city at the stunning Emirates Palace Hotel, boasting 1.3 kilometers of private beach and 85 hectares of gardens. Next, experience the more traditional side of the city at Heritage Village, where the museum details the customs of the Arabs before the discovery of oil. Marvel at the dynamic developments of Saadiyat Islands. Then, en route back to Dubai, see the world’s only theme park dedicated to the Ferrari marque, along with the UAE’s high-tech Formula 1 racing circuit at Ferrari World on Yas Island.

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From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Tour with Sheikh Zayed Mosque

6. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Tour with Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Depart Dubai and journey towards the capital of the United Arab Emirates on an 8-hour day trip to Abu Dhabi. Drive through Jebel Ali Port on route, and then on arrival in Abu Dhabi see all the main monuments of the ground-breaking city including the vast Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Get a look at the attractions of Yas Island, where the Ferrari World theme park is dedicated to the famous Italian automobile marque and the race track is the site of the Formula 1 Grand Prix. Journey along the Abu Dhabi Corniche to see the city's skyscrapers and award-winning beaches up close. Go to the dates market and pass the opulent Emirates Palace Hotel. Marvel at the huge shopping and entertainment complex of Marina Mall.  Along the way, pass the Presidential Palace and visit Abu Dhabi Heritage Village to see a reconstruction of a traditional oasis village and get a glimpse into the past of the Emirates.

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What people are saying about Abu Dhabi

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 736 reviews

Well worth doing. Safety chat and instruction first. A nice relaxed two hours kayaking in open water and through the mangroves. Chat and information from the guide throughout, and fruit salad to end with.

Excellent choice to take the guided tour of Abu Dhabi. Easy access to the Mosque and visit the main tourist attractions.

Very nice tour with lots of information about the country and its people! Thanks to our great German speaking guide Abu

Excellent tour and the guide was super attentive. It's definitely worth it!

Everything went fine! A great tour - very entertaining.