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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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Abu Dhabi: 4-Hour City Tour with Sheikh Zayed Mosque

2. Abu Dhabi: 4-Hour City Tour with Sheikh Zayed Mosque

This tour will allow you to visit a selection of carefully-chosen highlights of the UAE’s lovely capital. From its remarkable modern buildings to glimpses into the past, this tour features some of the most stunning architecture to be found anywhere. You will be able to sample Abu Dhabi’s unique blend of culture and fine traditional arts and crafts in the oriental markets and Handicrafts Center. Enter a world where Islamic designs and elements feature on modern architecture, blending the new with ancient traditions of the East and the West, in this city where the glorious greens of its gardens vie with the blues of the sea and sky.

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Abu Dhabi: Classic 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

3. Abu Dhabi: Classic 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Explore Abu Dhabi at your own pace and according to your preferred schedule with a classic one-day pass to the city, which includes 14 stops. Board an open-top, climate-controlled sightseeing bus where you will learn about the United Arab Emirate’s capital city's rapid development and cultural history via the prepared commentary in 8 languages.  Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE where Arabic charm blends into futuristic fantasy. Hop on our 1 Day Hop-on Hop-off tour to discover rich tradition at the Grand Mosque and Heritage Village and modern majesty at the Louvre. The City Tour Route stops include:• Abu Dhabi Mall• Louvre Museum • Abu Dhabi Promenade • Public Beach • Al Bahar Beach• Heritage Village• Marina Mall• Bay View • Founders Memorial • Emirates Palace • Presidential Palace• Al Hosn Fort • World Trade Center• Galleria

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Abu Dhabi: Full-Day Tour From Dubai with Optional Lunch

4. Abu Dhabi: Full-Day Tour From Dubai with Optional Lunch

The first stop on this 9-hour tour is Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world. The exquisite structure is clad in white marble and features intricate Islamic carvings. Continue on to Yas Island and see Ferrari World before stopping at the Yas Mall and enjoy lunch. Drive through the Saadiyat Island project, where the Louvre and Guggenheim museums are being built. Visit local markets and drive along the Corniche, past gleaming white mosques, the Emirates Palace and elegant high-rise apartments. Stop at the Heritage Village, which depicts the traditional daily activities of the Arab community prior to the discovery of oil.

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Abu Dhabi Full-Day Tour from Dubai - Spanish-Speaking Guide

5. Abu Dhabi Full-Day Tour from Dubai - Spanish-Speaking Guide

Explore Abu Dhabi on a Spanish language guided tour. Departing from Dubai, drive along the Gulf coast to the capital of the UAE, full of 5-star hotels and high-class attractions. Pass the Jebel Ali Free Zone en route to admire the largest artificial harbor in the world. Upon arrival in Abu Dhabi, you will visit Sheikh Zayed Mosque, also known as the Grand Mosque. Next, make a panoramic stop at the Al Nahyan Palace, before continuing to Heritage Village. Along the way, pass Union Square to see symbols of Arab culture, and stop for a buffet lunch. Continue with beautiful views of Corniche Island, and see the artificial island developments of Lulu and Saadiyat. Before leaving the city, drive by the Emirates Palace Hotel, the most expensive hotel construction in the world, and stop at the Ferrari World theme park to snap pictures of its iconic F1 racing-car shaped main building.

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Abu Dhabi: Guided City Tour and Ferrari World Ticket

6. Abu Dhabi: Guided City Tour and Ferrari World Ticket

Explore Abu Dhabi and enjoy a visit to state of the art Ferrari World theme park. Your tour begins with a visit to Sheikh Zayed Mosque, where you can admire the wonderful architecture that exemplifies the beauty of Islamic art. Continue on to the Emirates Palace, an inspiring hotel with 114 imposing domes and fantastic suites decorated with gold and marble. You will then visit the Heritage Village, where you can learn more about the life of the Bedouins. Afterwards, you can enjoy the views of Abu Dhabi’s impressive skyline as you drive on to Al Corniche. The second half of your day trip takes you to the largest indoor theme park in the world – the Ferrari World. Experience the breathtaking rush of speed on the Formula Rossa rollercoaster and test your driving skills on one of the many simulators. Experience a variety of performances, marvel at impressive dances and acrobatic shows, or enjoy go-karting during this fun-filled day.

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Abu Dhabi: City Tour and Desert Safari Package

7. 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

8. 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: Private Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Qasr al Watan

9. From Dubai: Private Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Qasr al Watan

Explore Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, on this full-day tour from Dubai. After the pick-up at your hotel in Dubai you will drive for 1 hour to Abu Dhabi. Upon entering the city you will see the golden minarets of Sheikh Zayed Mosque and Visit Quasar Al Watan, ticket included. Admire the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and its amazing architecture. Continue your drive toward Qasr Al Wantan an incredible landmark and marvel the majestic hallways with its precious and impressive designs that defines the Arabic craftsmanship . Leave the palace with a memorable drive through the identical corniche road and admire the different shapes of the skyline. After a delicious lunch at a luxury 4-star hotel, you will marvel at the dynamic developments of Saadiyat Island. Finish your journey with a short Photo-stop at the unique Formula one race track before heading back to Dubai.

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Abu Dhabi City Tour with Louvre Museum

10. Abu Dhabi City Tour with Louvre Museum

Escape Dubai and travel to Abu Dhabi on this comprehensive full-day tour. Learn about the rich history of the capital city as you travel along the Gulf Coast and visit the amazing Sheikh Zayed Mosque. You’ll be picked up from your hotel for the drive to Abu Dhabi. Along the way, you will pass by Jebel Ali Port, the largest man-made port in the world.  In Abu Dhabi, your first stop will be at the iconic Yas Island, which features the stunning Yas Links Golf Course, Yas Viceroy Hotel, and the Yas Marina F1 race track. This island is also home to Ferrari’s iconic theme park. Your tour will stop outside Ferrari World for a photo stop. Soak in the sun as you view the developments of Yas Island from the sea. After the photo stop, continue along the corniche road to the upcoming development of Saadiyat Island. This island aims to become the cultural hub of the capital city with various art and culture venues planned in the future. Visit Louvre Museum located in Saadiyat Island. Follow your guide as they help you enter the museum with your ticket. As the largest in the Gulf region, the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum displays both classic and modern works of cultural and sociological significance from all over the world. Once inside, walk through the promenades and see sunlight shining through the museum's iconic dome, built to resemble palm leaves. Next, you’ll get a glimpse into life in the past at the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village before a short lunch break at Marina Mall. After lunch, your tour will continue along the picturesque Corniche road and on through the city to experience Abu Dhabi city life. You'll see the magnificent Emirates Palace, old traditional Emirati houses and a Majlis (traditional meeting place) in the Al Bateen area, and the Al Bateen Palace. Finally, you'll visit the spectacular Sheikh Zayed Mosque. This opulent construction accommodates over 300,000 worshippers and welcomes Muslims and non-Muslims from around the world. This beautiful mosque is known for its diverse Islamic architecture and pure white color. Following the mosque visit, your tour will return to Dubai where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Abu Dhabi Heritage Village

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,080 reviews

This tour was definitely worth it. It was very nice and our driver was very nice and friendly. We had a wonderful day, the food was delicious (buffet) and the show was amazing. I can only recommend it.

everything was amazing. only problem was that the heritage village requires vaccination proof AND a covid test. this description here where it days proof of vaccination OR covid test is false

Nice and experienced guide who can clarify any questions or concerns and has good photo stops ready for you. Thank you Zeeshan for this experience

well organized Abu Dhabi tour! our guide Adib very professional and kind! I advise !!

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