91 reviews of Abu Dhabi City Sightseeing Tour - The Arabian Jewel
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Reviewed by Gillian C, Cyprus, July 2007
Reviewed by Lesley M, February 2013
This is an okay tour. The Mosque we went to was magnificent. Ladies make sure you dress appropriately or you will end up having to dress in the draggy clothes the tour guide gives you. You will need, long sleeves, pants or skirt to the ankles and a scarf to hide your hair.
Reviewed by Peter J, January 2013
This is good but not very exciting. The whole trip was basically focused on the Mosque.
Reviewed by Kitty Fung San L, January 2013
It was worth doing. But there was not much to see.
Reviewed by Johanna H, December 2012
Well organised. The tour lasted from 7-16.30. The Mosque visit was great and worth of it, but I would not really call this Abu Dhabi tour. We saw Abu Dhabi from distance, visited one shopping mall and then some heritage stuff. I got the picture that AD is not worth of visit and prefer Dubai.
Reviewed by Rolf S, Netherlands, November 2012
The mosque was beautiful, but it was totally unnecessary to let the ladies dress in black in the small gangway of the bus. They could easily do it outside the bus, before entering the premises. But the guide didn’t allow that, had nothing to do with the rules of the mosque. The 3 items of the trip: the mosque, a museum about the first king and a small museum consisting of old houses, souvenir shops and a tent with a camel, was a bit too much of the same. Foreign tourists do not worship the first king as do the people from the Emirates. It would have been better to show a bit more of Abu Dhabi itself, in combination with the mosque.
Reviewed by FREDERIC B, November 2012
The mosq is exceptional and certainly to be seen. It is spacious and beautiful. The rest of sightseeing tour is rather poor in terms of interest (one museum, one mall), do if you go, it's really for the mosq.
Reviewed by kitty, USA, November 2012
The sights were really great and the transportation good. The guide was pleasant but did not speak English well. Namely, his pronounciation could not be easily understood. He seemed more comfortable in German and offered more commentary in that language.
Reviewed by Gaia N, August 2012
The trip was ok. I had a hard time understanding the guide due to his accent, but he knew a lot and spoke english and german.
Reviewed by Joy S, July 2012
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the driver was good. Only downside was that the Handicraft centre was empty and of little interest.
Reviewed by Estela Raquel I, May 2012
It was a normal tour. I hope it would be better. The persons working in the tour were ok. I think it would be better.
Reviewed by Vesna B, April 2012
Was nice to get to Abu Dhabi but our time was limited, I thought this tour was for tourists. We had to wait for this family at every stop and we were put behind schedule, Tour Director didn`t do anything about the situation just made us rush at every stop. Would of like more time in the city it was so beautiful.
Reviewed by Nevione C, Canada, January 2012
It was an interesting day. Was a little disappointed that the dhow building component wasnt provided. Also mostly German tourists so little English . Thanks n. crawford.
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