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Tour code: 2168PDXB06
Discover the top tourist attractions in Abu Dhabi on this private full-day trip to the UAE’s glittering capital from Dubai. Traveling to Abu Dhabi from Dubai by comfortable minivan, enjoy ample time to get to know this modern city of glass skyscrapers, mosques, museums and malls. Learn about Abu Dhabi’s past and visit must-sees such as the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi Heritage Village and a dhow shipyard. Let your private guide know if there’s anything else you want to see: the itinerary is customizable to suit your preferences.


  • Full-day Abu Dhabi city tour with a private guide
  • Visit Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan Mosque, Abu Dhabi’s grand mosque
  • 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

Private Tour: Abu Dhabi Sightseeing with Transport from Dubai

See the highlights of the UAE capital

After morning pickup from your central Dubai hotel, hop inside your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan with your informative private guide. Then, set off on your private day trip to Abu Dhabi, roughly 1.5 hours away.

As you travel, listen as your guide shares interesting facts about the city. Learn how it grew from a humble trading port into one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities in just a few decades following the discovery of oil in the 1950s. If there’s anything you want to see more or less of during your tour, simply let your guide know. Because your tour is private, the itinerary can be tailored around you.

On arrival, travel around the sights in comfort and stop for photos and to visit the attractions as and when you wish. Make your first stop at the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan Mosque, otherwise known as the Grand Mosque. Admire the gleaming white domes and minarets, and view the ornate interiors as you learn how the mosque accommodates 40,000 worshippers, making it one of the world’s largest.

Drive along the beautiful, palm-lined Corniche, and after time out for lunch (own expense), visit the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village, an outdoor museum that recreates a traditional oasis village.

Stroll around the replica souks, courtyard houses and Bedouin tents to gain insight into daily life in the region before oil, and browse the interesting craft workshops and stalls for souvenirs.

Finally, see a dhow-making yard where craftspeople build these traditional Arabian wooden boats. Admire some of the work and learn more about the time-honored techniques used to construct these beautiful vessels.

Afterward, relax on your ride back to Dubai where your trip ends with a hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour was very good and recommend it highly. We were not disappointed. Our tour guide was very professional and gave us personal care.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We loved the guide - he was very patient and let us take our time as we visited the mosque and other tourist attractions in Dubai.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A great tour. Our guide was off the hook good. He was so patience and his knowledge was super. He loved to take our pictures and knew the best spots. We got to the Mosque early and missed the huge bus groups with lots of cameras.
Lunch was at a mall and we really toured the all of Abu Dhabi. This is a MUST do tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a very good trip. The driver and guide were very pleasant and obliging. We were taken everywhere we wanted to go and nowhere we did not. We requested a visit to Masdar which was not on the original itinerary but was organised for us especially. Mehul the guide has a good sense of humour and we felt very comfortable with him.

Cassy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Well worth the drive from Dubai. This mosque is BEAUTIFUL. Our guide was great and accommodated us graciously. We had a great time!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was an amazing day! Our tour guide Malik was VERY knowledgeable and passionate about his work. Which lead to a wealth of knowledge not only about Abu Dhabi, but UAE and the gulf region. I STRONGLY recommend doing the private tour as you learn more and can structure the trip the way you want.

Gerry A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent. Our guide was articulate and had an excellent command of the English language. Most important of all his knowledge of history, culture and religion were impressive. He was anxious to share his knowledge and welcomed our questions. He and his drivr were courteous, opening car doors for us and conerned about our comfort.

Timea C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Very nice guide, lot of information,exciting places :-

Sabrina T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The guide/driver was on time and very pleasant. Although Malik our guide talked a lot he was passionate about the history.

Susan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

A must do! If your only time in the UAE is in Dubai, this excursion offers an interesting glimpse into the capitol of the Emirates. The main highlight is visiting the mosque which is well worth your time. Our guide Yassar, and the tour team, without question made the trip for us. He was informative, engaging and funny. Due to cultural expectancies, what you wear on this trip is extremely important. Ladies, clothes to the wrist and ankles required with no transparency. Scarves or fabric to cover the head and shoulders as well required. Men, shorts ok but they must cover to below the knee. We were lucky in that Yassar took extreme care in how we looked before we left our hotel which allowed us all to make modifications before starting the tour. We must confess, his help in stylishly tying our headwear was most impressive! Do note that the amount of walking to / from the car park is sizable. By design, this tour is fantastic for small groups as considerations are made in route to accommodate interests and/or needs. Our groups is multi-generational and we appreciated the ability to skip the amusement part. It helped that Yassar was able to get us into the exclusive Emirates Palace hotel for a walkabout! Talk about AMAZING! Through Yassar, we learned a great deal about the history of the Emirates. The visit to the Historical Village offers a phenomenal view into the investment and development that has been made over a short period of time. Lunch at the restaurant in the village is truly worthwhile. Very authentic and tasty!

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