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clock-o9 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

See the sights of Abu Dhabi on a coach tour from Dubai. With a knowledgeable guide, visit the capital city of the United Arab Emirates and visit its impressive monuments, including Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the Zayed Centre — a museum dedicated to the late Sheikh Zayed — and the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village, home to recreated Emirati souks and a Bedouin camp. You’ll learn about Abu Dhabi’s culture, history and attractions from your guide’s expert commentary.
  • Full-day Abu Dhabi city tour
  • Visit Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan Mosque, Abu Dhabi’s grand mosque
  • Explore the Sheikh Zayed Center
  • Explore Abu Dhabi Heritage Village and see a recreated Bedouin camp
  • Enjoy a flexible itinerary with personalized attention from a private guide
After pickup by comfortable coach, leave your centrally located Dubai hotel for Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates capital located approximately 1.5 hours away. Often referred to as the ‘Arabian Jewel,’ Abu Dhabi is renowned for its ostentatious monuments and modern architecture.


The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the first stop on your full-day sightseeing tour. Marvel at the mosque’s sheer size and grandeur, then head inside the impressive monument for a look at its gilded interior, which can accommodate some 40,000 worshipers, making it one of the largest mosques in the world.


Next, it’s a short drive to the Zayed Centre, a museum dedicated to the late Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, a leader who is said to have shaped the UAE and is affectionately known as the ‘father of the nation.’ Learn from your guide about the Sheikh’s world travels and browse an impressive collection of his personal memorabilia, including photographs, hunting rifles, stuffed lions and cheetahs, and treasured vehicles.


Enjoy a break for lunch (own expense) before a drive to your final stop: the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village. Stroll around this open-air museum, which demonstrates what daily life was like in the city prior to the discovery of oil. Explore recreated Emirati souks and a traditional Bedouin camp complete with goat-hair tents.


Complete your tour of Abu Dhabi with the return to Dubai, passing en route the Dhow Yard where wooden ships are built using time-honored methods. On arrival, you’re dropped off at your hotel.

Reviews

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k
, Dec 2017

A full day to visit Abu Dhabi from Dubai was an interesting experience. Many architecturally different buildings and the most beautiful Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was the best highlight of the trip with all the white marble and the intricately inlaid flowers in the columns and the floors. Very enjoyable tour.

F
, Oct 2017

Fantastic mosque, very hot day when we did tour and my wife had to be outfitted all in black coverage, very uncomfortable for her.

b
, Sep 2017

Perfect tour guide Gamal, told us lots of interesting information about country and important and interesting places and people. Free water in the bus. I really recommend to take part of this trip. You have to see this places in United Arab Emirates. Be careful !! - in the mosque ladies have to cover all body including ankles, head, neck and arms. Inside you have to walk without shoes - recommend socks.

h
, Sep 2017

Alhthough in Dubai there is a king I have to say that We were treated like queens and kings which i HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

M
, Sep 2017

Glad I took this tour as I only had a short visit in the UAE. Our tour guide Gamil, was good and very attentive.

T
, Sep 2017

Diabolical. I was told I was would not be alkowed in a mosque. I was wearing a long kurta but not to my wrist. I saw no point in going. Tour guide was aggressive. Asked if i had a scarf ofc i didn't. I later found out mosque does give scafs and abyas so you can go in. Guide should have known this.

T
, Jun 2017

We had a beautiful day, the Mosque was great. We felt there could have been more information from the guide. Also we found out at lunch time that day that it was Ramadan which meant nothing to us coming from Australia and finding water to drink and something for lunch was a big problem. We appreciate abiding by the rules of the country we visit and do not mind this at all we just would have appreciated being told what these were before starting the tour.

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, Mar 2017

Absolute must on your visit to Dubai/Abu Dhabi! The tour bus picked us up at our scheduled time and people on our tour were very pleasant. Our guide was very knowledgeable of the cultural background of the people and places that we visited English was very good as well! Be sure to be appropriately dressed Women from head to toes literally, no sandals, sheer material Some people on our tour had to buy burkas that were available in the gift shop, however, that took some time away from the tour. Otherwise, everything was amazing. The Mosque is breathtaking and can only be seen in person to fully understand its beauty! Excellent tour!

S
, Mar 2017

This tour was amazing!

s
, Mar 2017

Tour guide Reuben was very knowledgeable. The mosque was very ornate and a great site to visit. My only disappointment was that our private tour was replaced by a public tour when several members of my group canceled and we were picked up from our hotel at 6:30 AM instead of 8:00 AM, as indicated in Viator's description of the tour.


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