Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Abu Dhabi City Sightseeing Tour - The Arabian Jewel. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
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.
The tour guide was great. Great tour to see the city. Only wished the tour went to the race tracks, so we could take some pictures. Abu Dhabi is a great city to see.
A well-organised enjoyable trip with a friendly multilingual guide
Enjoyed my visit to Abu Dhabi in some ways its similar to Dubai although much smaller, nice coastal areas, the large, new mosque was a highlight
Very good. I would also like to visit the F1 circuitband ferrari world
It was a good tour i liked it very much.
You see a lot during this tour. Especially the vgreat mosk. Fantastic. I can recommend this tour to everybody.
Abu Dhabi is a great city. Exceeded my expectations. Only drawback - lunch break not long enough to explore the city and do some shopping.
Very good tour, the tour guide was excelent and very knowledable
panctual, and professional in general. Not prohibitly expensive and the tour guide was friendly and very knowledgable. The only thing is that in AbuDhabi heritage building the free time was less than 20 minutes which was very little considering what one has to see and experience. Nevertheless I will consider taking another tour via this tour operator in the future.
Tour was very good. Very small group and the guide was both knowledgeable and courteous.
The Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi was woth the trip by itself.
Orient Tours who subcrontracted the Viator Tour was on time and everything went smoothly.
This is a good tour, especially the Mosque as the engineering is brilliant. The tour guide was good but a little repetative with the info given on the bus trip.
All in all a good day trip...maybe should take in a closer look at the Grand Prix track or Ferrari world.
Trip very enjoyable, Mosque stunning. Pity guide didn't speak slightly better English, but not too bad. Why do they always hold the mike so close to their mouths which makes even harder to understand (happens on others trips as well so not the only ones!)
THe Mosque is a must see. A little more overview of the city and buildings would have been nice. Tour takes you only to Mosque (which is a must see) and to a heritage villa which there is nothing to see. Would have liked to see more of the city
Pick up from hotel perfect,guide very friendly and professional,driver OK but in my eyes we spent too long time in the Shopping Mall
We had a great time on this tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and helpful. We learnt a lot about Dubai and UAE and the Sheik Zayed Mosque is spectacular.
It was an interesting and educational visit to A/D and the highlight was obviously the visit to the Mosque. We realise time restrains a tour but to see more of A/D by coach would have bveen useful - not stopping to visit a place. A by product was to see more of Dubai and the area between the two countries / dessert. Thank you.
Very good. I was collected from my dubai hotel at 07.50 as advised. The trip was informative. The stop for food was ideally timed and at a good location. The attractions we visited were all very good and overall the trip was real value for money.