Meet your guide in central Abu Dhabi to begin your 4.5-hour tour. Hop inside your air-conditioned coach or minivan and settle into your comfortable seat for your tour of three highlights of the city, sometimes dubbed the Arabian Jewel for its glittering buildings and landmarks.
Hear stories from your guide about Abu Dhabi’s incredible transformation from a humble fishing port of the pre-oil boom days of the 1950s to a futuristic metropolis in just a few decades.
Stop first at one of Abu Dhabi’s star turns: the gleaming Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan Mosque, or Grand Mosque as it’s otherwise known. Head inside with your guide to learn about the awe-inspiring marble building and discover how it can hold some 40,000 worshippers, making it one of the world’s biggest mosques.
Drive on to the Zayed Centre, a museum dedicated to the late Sheikh Zayed – the man considered the founding father of the UAE, and its first president. Inspect the interesting collections that provide insight into Zayed’s life, including some of his beloved cars and items he received as gifts, such as stuffed lions and cheetahs.
After learning about the sheikh, continue to Abu Dhabi Heritage Village, an outdoor museum that showcases life in the city before oil changed its fortunes.
See artisans at work producing traditional handicrafts, and visit the replica tented Bedouin camp to learn about the semi-nomadic loves of these tribal peoples.
Lastly, admire the views of the soft sands and Arabian Gulf as you drive along the Corniche road. Your tour then finishes at the original starting point.