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

Abu Dhabi City Sightseeing Tour - The Arabian Jewel

See the sights of Abu Dhabi on a private sightseeing tour from Dubai. With your own personal guide, visit the capital city of the United Arab Emirates and visit its impressive monuments, including Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the Zayed Centre — a museum dedicated to the late Sheikh Zayed — and the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village, home to recreated Emirati souks and a Bedouin camp. You’ll travel in the comfort of a private minivan and learn about Abu Dhabi’s culture, history and attractions from your guide’s expert commentary.


  • 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!

After pickup by private minivan, leave your centrally located Dubai hotel for Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates capital located approximately 1.5 hours away. Often referred to as the ‘Arabian Jewel,’ Abu Dhabi is renowned for its ostentatious monuments and modern architecture.

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the first stop on your full-day sightseeing tour. Marvel at the mosque’s sheer size and grandeur, then head inside the impressive monument for a look at its gilded interior, which can accommodate some 40,000 worshipers, making it one of the largest mosques in the world.

Next, it’s a short drive to the Zayed Centre, a museum dedicated to the late Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, a leader who is said to have shaped the UAE and is affectionately known as the ‘father of the nation.’ Learn from your guide about the Sheikh’s world travels and browse an impressive collection of his personal memorabilia, including photographs, hunting rifles, stuffed lions and cheetahs, and treasured vehicles.

Enjoy a break for lunch (own expense) before a drive to your final stop: the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village. Stroll around this open-air museum, which demonstrates what daily life was like in the city prior to the discovery of oil. Explore recreated Emirati souks and a traditional Bedouin camp complete with goat-hair tents.

Complete your private tour of Abu Dhabi with the return to Dubai, passing en route the Dhow Yard where wooden ships are built using time-honored methods. On arrival, you’re dropped off at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Maria A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

I wish we could have had a little bit more time at the Grand Mosque, because it was too beautiful and too big.

Sonia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

THe trip was nice. Very interesting the mosque visit. I just recommend it.

Carla B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

kumar was excellent tour guide. great tour. enjoyed abu dhabi alot.

Theresa L

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!

Lyubka K

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.

Maria Asuncion M

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.

Damon P

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.

Milena G

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.

Carlos C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

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