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The tour was amazing...The Grand Zayed Mosque was the star attraction of the tour, other places weren't of much interest...the museum was okay again nothing amazing. However time was an issue, only spent 30 minutes at the mosque which isn't enough.
Overall the tour was great. Our day started out stressful as the tour company arrived an hour early 0700 instead of at 0800...I was not happy about that but was glad I had enough time to brush my teeth!! The stops were well organized and enjoyable. The driver even graciously agreed to drop us off at the Dubai Mall instead of at our hotel. The only suggestion I have is to include a stop at the Emirates Place Hotel for a cup of 24 carat gold coffee!!
It was informative and timed accurately. Got to see quite a few places in just a few hours. Even went to the mall and played in the game room. Overall good tour.
Great tour overall. If by chance you find yourself inappropriately dressed for visiting the Mosque, be assured that there is a place to "rent" a covering gown with a hood. You just need to leave a piece of identification, such a driver's license (they will not accept your passport, nor would I want to part with it anyway).
The grand mosque was the highlight and worth going for just this reason. The rest of abudhabi was ok.
The tour was great with the highlight been the grand mosque in Abu Dhabi. This is something different to do if you want to get out of Dubai. The only negative was that the local tour operator was not able to pick us up from the centrally located marina apartment we were staying.
I was such a great tour but traveling from the hotel and coming back was really long and boring.
Excellent tour. The guide was very informative and answered all our questions. The way the tour was organised and the pick ups and drop offs were excellent too. The only thing that slighted spoilt it for us was a couple of other tourists that took over half an hour to get ready and be picked up first thing we were sat waiting for them in the mini bus, other than that, overall we were impressed with everything else. If anyone is planning to visit the mosque in Abu Dhabi, I would highly recommend that women have sleeves that are long and reach your hands, as my sleeves were just over three quarter and the tour guide suggested to pull the sleeves so that it reached my hands. Also make sure your legs are fully covered to your feet, long trousers or long skirt.
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!