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  • Location:Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Abu Dhabi City Sightseeing Tour - The Arabian Jewel

See Abu Dhabi’s top city sights on a full-day sightseeing tour of the United Arab Emirates’ capital city! With a knowledgeable guide, visit impressive monuments such as Sheikh Zayed Mosque, and learn all about the city’s culture, history and attractions.

Head out in your minivan to a short distance arriving at the Zayed Centre, a museum dedicated to the late Sheikh Zayed – a leader affectionately known by his people as the ‘father of the nation.’ Step inside and browse an impressive collection of Zayed memorabilia, seeing photos, his cherished cars and, even, gifts of stuffed lions and cheetahs.

After learning about the man who is said to have shaped the United Arab Emirates, travel to your final stop of the tour and explore the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village - home to recreated Emirati souks and a Bedouin camp.


  • Full-day Abu Dhabi city tour
  • Visit Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan Mosque, Abu Dhabi’s grand mosque
  • Explore the Sheikh Zayed Center
  • Explore Abu Dhabi Heritage Village and see a recreated Bedouin camp
  • Enjoy a flexible itinerary with personalized attention from a private guide

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What You Can Expect

Abu Dhabi City Sightseeing Tour - The Arabian Jewel

See Qasr al-Husn on an Abu Dhabi tour!

Leave your centrally located Dubai hotel with your guide, and then travel to Abu Dhabi, roughly 1.5 hours away. Capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi is often called the ‘Arabian Jewel,’ a name that testifies to its lavish monuments and flashy modern architecture.

As you travel around town, listen to stories about the city and its sights such as Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan Mosque, or the grand mosque, as it’s more simply known. Head inside to learn about the monument and marvel at its sheer size and grandeur. The stunning building can accommodate some 40,000 worshipers inside its walls, making it one of the world’s largest mosques.

Hop back inside your minivan and travel the short distance to the Sheikh Zayed center, where the late Sheikh's work is remembered. See memorabilia of the Shiekh including his hunting rifles and his vehicles. Also learn about how the Sheikh travelled around the world and formed the Emirates as we know them today.

Enjoy a break for lunch (own expense) before heading to Abu Dhabi Heritage Village, an open-air museum that showcases everyday life in the city prior to the discovery of oil. Stroll around at leisure and admire recreated souks and a traditional Bedouin camp complete with goat-hair tents.

Finish your tour with a drive past the Dhow Yard where wooden ships are built using time-honored methods, and then head back to Dubai where you will say your goodbyes to your guide at the start point.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Completely worth it for the mosque!! Our guide was great and knowledgeable. It was the perfect amount of time to just get a taste of Abu Dhabi if you have a short period of time. Definitely worth it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Lovely trip. We were guided by Ana and she was very knowledgeable, explaining details about locals as well as places we visited.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great tour seeing the grand mosque and experiencing Abu Dhabi. A must do when visiting UAE. The local tour company and Travel is great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

What a great time we had amazing to do and see.
We both love doing this tour, it's amazing to see loved every minute of it a must to do and see.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was 5. Our guide explained all the things very well.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Amazing. great tour, very informative, plenty of time to enjoy the mosque. drive around the city pleasant and tour guide very informative. Visit to the Village nice.. great photo shots spot. and the Museum interesting.
Nice tour. Typical Viator quality tour, always great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great esperience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The blue mosque was most spectacular and the highlight of the day. We were informed by a representative a couple of days before what to wear so that we could get into the mosque but some of the fellow travellers didn't and the guide spent so much time trying to get them in that we were 3/4 hour late leaving the mosque but thankfully the driver let us all into the air conditioned bus. The guide said he had never had an issue with what the women were wearing, but string tops, no headwear really they should have known. This spoilt a lovely day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A wonderful your. The mosque is a fantastic place and would recommend it to everyone. Just make sure that you have your arms and legs fully covered otherwise you would be dented entry.

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