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  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration:  9 hours (approx.)
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. Walk around the Women’s Handicraft Centre, see Qasr al-Husn palace and explore Abu Dhabi Heritage Village — home to recreated Emirati souks and a Bedouin camp.

Highlights

  • Full-day Abu Dhabi city tour
  • Visit Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan Mosque, Abu Dhabi’s grand mosque
  • Explore the Sheikh Zayed Center
  • Pose for photos in front of Qasr al-Husn, the city’s oldest building
  • 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.

After exploring the center, travel through the streets to one of Abu Dhabi’s oldest buildings, Qasr al-Husn. Built in the 18th century, the eye-catching white palace was the setting for the city’s governance until as recently as the 1960s. Stop for photos outside Qasr al-Husn, and then continue along the waterfront Corniche with its famous white-sand beach.

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 November 2014

The tour was wonderful! The tour guide was excellent (it was o guy from Sri Lanka, I don't remember his name), he spoke very good english and gave us a lot of infomations and plenty of advice.
The mosque is amazing, but if you are a woman don't forget to wear loose clothes, long sleeve and something to cover your hair.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

The trip was great. Although it was an early start to the day and a long day, we really enjoyed it very much. The tour guide was great she was well informed and very friendly. Thank you for a well organised tour.

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