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Dubai Day Trips from Abu Dhabi

By Viator, February 2018

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While Dubai may get the most tourist attention in the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi -- the capital city -- offers a completely different and more traditional experience. Where Dubai is filled with mega-malls and skyscrapers, Abu Dhabi has grand mosques, luxurious desert palaces and busy camel markets. To fully appreciate the diversity of the UAE, you should plan to spend time in both cities.

If you’re basing yourself in Abu Dhabi, it’s possible to visit Dubai on a day trip, allowing you to see some of the highlights of the country’s modern hub. Thanks to a five-lane highway connecting the two cities, the 81-mile (130-kilometer) trip only takes two hours by car or bus. On a Dubai City Sightseeing Tour from Abu Dhabi, you’ll make the quick, air-conditioned drive, followed by visits to the Burj Al Arab -- Dubai’s most recognizable landmark and the Jumeirah Mosque.

Follow your guide through the winding alleys of Al Bastakiya, Dubai’s old quarter, for a look at what the city was like before its rapid modernization. Continue your tour with a little shopping at the fragrant spice souk and the famous gold souk before making the return trek across the desert.

Fancy a bird’s eye view? See the sprawling desert landscape from above on a Dubai Seaplane Flight from Abu Dhabi. During the 45-minute flight, you’ll see Ferrari World, Emirates Palace, the Palm Jumeirah and Burj Al-Arab from above. Upon landing, spend the afternoon shopping at Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping complex.

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Dubai Sightseeing Day Trip from Abu Dhabi

4.5 star rating: Recommended 30 Reviews

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Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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From USD $86.00
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Dubai Seaplane Flight from Abu Dhabi with Burj Khalifa ticket and Transfer

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

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Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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Dubai Global Village and Miracle Garden Tour from Abu Dhabi

Enjoy afternoon tour to the Miracle Garden and Global Village in Dubai departing from Abu Dhabi

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $175.00
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Dubai City tour from Abu Dhabi

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Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Flexible

From USD $537.00

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