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A good trip overall but actual time spent Abu Dhabi was too short.
Our pick uptime was confirmed the day before, but the driver arrived early. I had trousers which ended just above my ankles and was not permitted to enter the grand Mosque, which I was thoroughly disapointed by. When the tour guide asked the driver if he informed us that we needed to wear long pants, he said yes - this was a lie. There was another lady in shorts and he asked her if she had another pair of trousers when we had almost arrived at the meeting point. Considering he arrived early for our pick up, had he advised my trousers were still not long enough, I would have had sufficient time to change into another pair. i was aware shorts were not suitable, bit thought my trousers would have been ok. Rant over, the rest of the tour was good.
Well organized and attractive tour. Be carrefull for correct dress to Sheik Zayed Mosque! Visiting of F1 circuit could be at least to tribune and not only looking over gates.
We were very impressed with how the tour was organized. Our guide was very professional and knowledgeable. The only thing we would have liked to know beforehand, was that we have to bring our own scarf to cover the head and long trousers to cover the knees.
Very good tour. Very impressive. Mosque amazing. Ladies make sure you dress appropriately or you will be refused admission.
As I had only a few days in Dubai and wished see something, at least, of Abu Dhabi, this trip filled the gap well. Very easy to book online from Australia and everything went smoothly. Thank you to all for a lovely day.
Had a really good day and the guide was friendly and informative. Thanks
This tour was very interesting and fun. I didn't really like te super strict schedule and wish
Very nice tour! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and nice! Abu Dhabi is incredible! The mosque is amazing!
A pretty good tour. The mosque was impressive. A good way to check out Abu Dhabi.
Enjoyed this day. The only thing to note is women have to covered completely for the mosque visit and if they are not then they have to purchase the black robe (Jilbaab).....this means legs, arms and head must be covered. That said, the mosque is well worth the visit....it's stunning.
Tour guide fantastic as he was well versed in local knowledge. Prompt collection and return to hotel. Although the coach was comfortable, the sides were grubby especially around the air conditioning vents. Overall a most enjoyable and worthwhile trip.
Wish it was a little longer of a tour but it stinks that 3 hours of the tour is traveling back and forth between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. All in all a very good tour
We really enjoyed our excursion to Abu Dhabi. The guide was excellent. She spoke several languages well and gave the tour in English and in Spanish. The mosque was amazing!
The only downside was the long drive. The Grand mosque was beautiful and it was fun to get to wear the traditional women's burka.
I loved seeing the Grand hotel and the stop on the water to take photos.
We had a great time at the Zayed museum and shopping at the beach.
Wish we'd had a tad bit more time for lunch at the mall, because their space needle restaurant; Tiara (at the Marina Mall) is quite a trek.
The only thing that could be added would be a stop to the Ferrari World. It'd be cool if they had passes for tour groups to go in and just do the one ride (roller coaster).
The day's tour was great !! The guide was great although sorry that he left the trip in Abu Dhabi. But he shared lots of his knowledge about the Emirates. Only comments for future reference:
1. We lost two Indian tourists at the Mosque, the guide had to run around looking for them while we sweltered in the bus. They should have been left behind !! The guide's instructions were clear about timing to meet and leave.
2. Too much time at the Zayed Exhibition Centre and not enough time at Heritage Village though this may have been shortened because of the delay after losing the Indians !!
Otherwise all good, thank you.
Very good tour guide with wide knowledge, we saw a lot of places in one day being quite relax at the same time, very interesting trip, good value for money.
The guide was knowledgable and entertaining. Any questions that were asked were translated, as were the answers. Bathroom and lunch breaks were reasonable. We enjoyed the day. Even the bus trip seemed short.
Tour guide was excellant. Tour very informative aqnd comprehensive.
Mosque was realy interesting, as were other places we visited - the actual tour is only about half a day though and rest is travelling time. Also, females have to be covered from head to toe to enter mosque - nothing in the detail said this so wouldn't have known to bring a head scarf. It was fine though as the mosque provides full dress for free.
Due to delay of one passenger, our lunch time was too short and no opportunity for shopping in the mall. The visit to the Mosque was too long.
Overall an excellent trip, well run, easy to sign up with an informative guide. Personally I would have preferred to have spent longer in the Mosque and gone round the main area with an official Mosque guide who are the only ones allowed in certain areas. As it happened I was invited to join one of their tours by a guide who could see my interest - but I had to cut it short to get back to the bus.