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Day Tour of Abu Dhabi from Dubai

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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8 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English and 1 more


Explore the cosmopolitan capital of the United Arab Emirates on this Abu Dhabi day trip from Dubai. Journey through the desert to this stunning metropolis, and visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the world’s largest mosques, and explore the city’s cultural heritage at the replica souks, craft studios and desert exhibitions at the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village. See other highlights including the Corniche and Emirates Palace, one of the world’s most luxurious hotels; and take snaps of the giant red Ferrari logo of Ferrari World at Yas Island.
  • Full-day Abu Dhabi tour from Dubai with air-conditioned transport
  • Visit the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the world’s biggest
  • Stroll around the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village to see replica souks, Bedouin tents and craft workshops
  • Admire Abu Dhabi’s glass skyscrapers, palm-lined Corniche and opulent Emirates Palace hotel
  • Break for lunch at a cutting-edge shopping mall and see the exterior of Ferrari World
  • Learn about Abu Dhabi’s history and culture from an expert driver-guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear appropriate clothing. Modest and conservative comfortable clothing such as long-sleeved shirts, long pants and long skirts. Do not wear transparent clothing, shorts, tight clothing, swimming costumes or beachwear. Skirts must be ankle length
  • You must remove your shoes before entering the mosque. Women must wear a headscarf, which cannot be transparent
  • Intimate behavior such as holding hands or kissing, is forbidden in a Muslim house of worship. Smoking and eating are not allowed in the entire mosque area
  • There is a check point at the mosque entrance with a scanning machine
  • Men must wear long trousers (no shorts). Men are not allowed to show any tattoos
  • Women must be fully covered (very long trousers and very long shirts or pullovers)

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Our tour guide was amazing. she was...
Fab The Traveler
, Aug 2018
Our tour guide was amazing. she was friendly and knowledgable. Thank you!
Awful! The bus' AC broke down with a...
Hector S
, Jul 2018
Awful! The bus' AC broke down with a temperature of 115 degrees! We were dumped at a mall for about hour and a half while the bus driver went to get another bus. We had a very brief stop at Ferrari Word but a couple of women on the tour went on a shopping spree and we had to wait an extra hour for them! The driver was incredible incompetent as to how to find those women. I've taken many and I mean many tours before where the driver warns you that if you're not on the bus by certain time, that it, the bus leaves you--and they've done it! These were the same two women that had some kind of issue entering the Great Mosque of Abu Dhabi as well, which also slowed us up even more. That took some of our valuable time to enjoy the mosque even more. The only thing that saves this tour is the mosque, hands down. The Great Mosque of Abu Dhabi is a site no one should miss while in the UAE. Abu Dhabi, as a city, is not at all like Dubai. It seems drab and void of charm, except for the mosque. In the end, if you're able to rent a car in Dubai to go see the mosque on your own do it and save some money--and plenty of your valuable time!
The tour was everything we expected...
Esme M
, Apr 2018
The tour was everything we expected it to be and more! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and we learnt a lot about the history and culture of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Our first stop was at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque - what an experience it was! The design, the furnishings, the chandeliers, the list just goes on and on! A definite must-see! We also visited the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village, drove through the city to admire Abu Dhabis glass skyscrapers, the palm-lined Corniche and stopped outside the Emirates Palace hotel to take some pictures. Another highlight of the tour was visiting Ferrari World. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend it!
It was a very interesting ride from...
Oluwole A
, Sep 2017
It was a very interesting ride from Dubai to Abu Dhabi. i really want to commend our guide and driver. He came on time and very patient by explaining the things we do not understand. If u are therefore, going for this trip, ask for Magdi. You will enjoy the ride.
I rarely write a bad review on...
Dan G.
, Aug 2017
I rarely write a bad review on Viator because most of the tours we go on are top notch and very professional, but this tour was definitely disappointing. Abu Dhabi is a must see, as is the mosque, so you should plan a trip to see it. However, what they don't tell you is how sensitive the trip can be to inclement weather, so it may make sense to plan/book the trip once you get there. We chose a day that it rained and because of that we were denied access to the prayer room, which is really the most impressive part of the mosque. On top of that disappointment, we also felt our tour guide was at times apathetic and at other times down right contentious or dismissive with the group and questions we asked. Overall, really was disappointing, but Abu Dhabi is worth the trip, so maybe find another tour company to do it with, or just rent a car yourself!
Our tour was fantastic. I would...
Howard P
, Jul 2017
Our tour was fantastic. I would highly recommend doing this tour, and looking to learn many details that you may not already know. The mosque is great. I would give this tour a whirl for sure.
Collected from the hotel and joined...
Kaywell O
, Jul 2017
Collected from the hotel and joined others for this day tour of Abu Dhabi from Dubai. Visited the Ferrari World mainly for the rest room. It did have a roller-coaster but it was for shopping as this was during Ramadan. Took photos of the Emirates Palace Hotel but with restrictions. Dropped off at the Mall for lunch but it wasn't opened and we were there for about 45 mins quite disappointing. The highlight of the tour was the visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque where the chandeliers were breath taking. For the price, I was truly disappointed.
Really good trip, well organized...
Susan O
, Jun 2017
Really good trip, well organized, good guide with detailed understanding of the Mosque and Abu Dhabi as a whole. This would be a difficult trip to organize on your own and worth the money.
It was a fun filled day! The tour...
, Jun 2017
It was a fun filled day! The tour guide tailored to what we wanted to do and asked us how much time we wanted to spend at each location, which was really nice. We went to all the places listed on the website!
Very good tour. Our guide was very...
Nikolaos S
, Jun 2017
Very good tour. Our guide was very knoledgeable and our driver excellent. The visit to the mosque is a must - guide arranged for everything including dressing according to the strict regulations for visiting the mosque. Everything with the tour was really good with exception of 2 points this is why overall rating is good: 1. mini van with which we did the tour had extremely little space for people to move - the provider could have arranged for a more spacious van. 2. this day tour was on the first day of Ramadan, all eating places were closed in Abu Dhabi shopping center where we were supposed to eat. But even food that we could buy from supermarket there was no place to eat - provider could have arranged to find an area where people could eat but this is more of a minor point. Still a great excursion and I would recommend to do it.

Product code: 13241P3

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