• Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)
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See the skyscrapers and sights of Abu Dhabi from a brilliant yellow RIB (rigid-inflatable boat) on this 60- or 90-minute cruise. With a skipper at the wheel, hold tight and enjoy the sea spray as your boat bounces across the waters of the Arabian Gulf along Abu Dhabi’s shores. Stop for photos of the high-rises along the palm-lined Corniche; zip by Lulu Island, the Heritage Village, and spectacular Emirates Palace hotel; and watch for pods of dolphins in the sea as you listen to the commentary on board.

Highlights

  • 60- or 90-minute RIB sightseeing cruise along the Abu Dhabi coast
  • Marvel at the 21st-century Abu Dhabi skyline and Corniche from the water
  • Cruise past the Heritage Village, Lulu Island, and spectacular Emirates Palace
  • Enjoy the sea breezes and watch for dolphins as you cruise
  • Choose from a selection of start times to suit your schedule

What You Can Expect

Abu Dhabi RIB Sightseeing Boat Cruise

Get spectacular views over Abu Dhabi

Meet your skipper at Abu Dhabi Marina, and after a safety briefing, don your provided life vest. Then, climb aboard your state-of-the-art, bright yellow RIB.

Grasp the clutch rail as the skipper revs the engine and your craft motors away from dock and into the marina bay. Soak in the views of the domes and towers of the monumental Emirates Palace hotel, and then pick up speed as your boat heads out onto the waters of the sparkling Arabian Gulf.

Speed along the coast, passing the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village, a replica of a traditional oasis village, and the palms and golden sands along the Corniche, Abu Dhabi’s 5-mile (8 kilometer) waterfront. 

Pause to snap photos of the high-rises that tower above the beaches and listen as your skipper tells tales of Abu Dhabi’s innovative architecture and recent transformation into a glitzy metropolis. Then, watch for pods of dolphins swimming by the boat as you cruise around artificial Lulu Island. Look out on the pristine, palm-fringed beaches and the panoramas of Abu Dhabi’s skyline stretched along the horizon.

Afterward, moor back at the marina, where your cruise ends.

Please note: Only the 90-minute tour passes the Grand Mosque.

Customer Reviews

Edgar C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a wonderful experience to see the beautiful Abu Dhabi shoreline in an hour. We didn't have enough time to spare before we board our cruise ship in the afternoon. Our group of six were dealt with utmost professionalism, courtesy and hospitality. Our tour guide/boat captain, Danny, also our cameraman at times was very knowledgeable of the landscape and the history behind it we couldn't ask for more. Highly recommended! One minor drawback: very hard to find a taxi going back to our hotel.

Alex T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great - Great - Great - it went from better to better and then to even more than I could ever expect. First we booked with only 1hr to the tour time. It worked and I con an email confirmation on my way to the venue. Getting there by taxi - wow it was a private marina - my name was at the door like a VIP. - The boat was great. not an old clunker but a really fast exciting craft. - lastly captain Dany was outstanding. Giving us a beautifully explanation of the sites and history of the wonderful Abu-Dhabi. Price to experience - There is no question it is worth the money.

cals

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Excellent guide

Nurgul E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Amazing! Highly recommended.

Markus Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Abenteuer pur!

Cheryl C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Loved this boat ride, great views, on time, recommend

michelle B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

It was a lovely boat trip. Our guide was full of knowledge. Very interesting! Would recommend it, especially for the price too.

Simon L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Super toll

Roberta E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great tour. Unfortunately the location of the marina makes it very hard to get a taxi. There are no signs to the yellow boat office and we waited one hour for a taxi to take us back to our hotel. This needs to be fixed.

William B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great cruise, many thanks for Danny as our captain

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