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  • Location:Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Private Tour: Abu Dhabi Sightseeing with Transport from Dubai

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.

Highlights

  • 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

susan.holbrook

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Very good tour with a nice lunch at the top of a skyscraper where we could look over the entire city. We had the best Quiche Lorraine that I've had in a long time. The Grand Mosque is beautiful be sure to wear a long sleeved shirt and pants or a skirt that cover your ankles as well as a scarf to cover your head. The guards are very nice to visitors but very strict about the dress code. The Heritage Village is very nice however go to the bathroom before or after you go!

marianneohms

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Perfect tour - thanks to our guide who knew everything worth knowing.

Bill

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Private tour is the only way to go. Tour guide was great

MITCHELL W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Carla, our guide, did an excellent job and gave us tons of information about Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Visiting the Mosque was quite an experience, the site is beautiful and I would love to return next time I'm in the area. The Heritage Village was interesting, I wished we had more time to browse. We had lunch at the restaurant there and savored some delicious local specialties. Overall a great day and a great tour

D.L R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

EXCELLENT!!!

Mark H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Highly recommend this tour - private tour with guide and driver for an all day trip. Our guide, Dajon, was very informative and patient with all our requests. Visited all the high points in Abu Dhabi and back in Dubai by 5:00 pm.

Willard F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Abu Dhabi is a must see. We had the same tour guide both days and Carla was great.

novotny

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The tour was nice but the guide did not know and did not tell much.

Simon S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very knowledgeable guide Carla who took time to explain about all the places we visited and any questions we had about the area and culture in general.

pandy5

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

our tour guide was very knowledgeable and showed us various others sites and explained what buildings were and the difference areas

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