Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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

Overview

Discover the top tourist attractions in Abu Dhabi on this private full-day trip to the UAE’s glittering capital from Dubai. Traveling to Abu Dhabi from Dubai by comfortable minivan, enjoy ample time to get to know this modern city of glass skyscrapers, mosques, museums and malls. Learn about Abu Dhabi’s past and visit must-sees such as the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi Heritage Village and a dhow shipyard. Let your private guide know if there’s anything else you want to see: the itinerary is customizable to suit your preferences.
  • Full-day Abu Dhabi city tour with a private guide
  • Visit Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan Mosque, Abu Dhabi’s grand mosque
  • Explore Abu Dhabi Heritage Village and see a recreated Bedouin camp
  • Enjoy a flexible itinerary with personalized attention from a private guide
After morning pickup from your central Dubai hotel, hop inside your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan with your informative private guide. Then, set off on your private day trip to Abu Dhabi, roughly 1.5 hours away.

As you travel, listen as your guide shares interesting facts about the city. Learn how it grew from a humble trading port into one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities in just a few decades following the discovery of oil in the 1950s. If there’s anything you want to see more or less of during your tour, simply let your guide know. Because your tour is private, the itinerary can be tailored around you.

On arrival, travel around the sights in comfort and stop for photos and to visit the attractions as and when you wish. Make your first stop at the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan Mosque, otherwise known as the Grand Mosque. Admire the gleaming white domes and minarets, and view the ornate interiors as you learn how the mosque accommodates 40,000 worshippers, making it one of the world’s largest.
Drive along the beautiful, palm-lined Corniche, and after time out for lunch (own expense), visit the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village, an outdoor museum that recreates a traditional oasis village.

Stroll around the replica souks, courtyard houses and Bedouin tents to gain insight into daily life in the region before oil, and browse the interesting craft workshops and stalls for souvenirs.

Finally, see a dhow-making yard where craftspeople build these traditional Arabian wooden boats. Admire some of the work and learn more about the time-honored techniques used to construct these beautiful vessels.

Afterward, relax on your ride back to Dubai where your trip ends with a hotel drop-off.

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, Jan 2018
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, Dec 2017

We travelled to Abu Dhabi with our guide, Gabor. His knowledge of the country was exceptional and we came across many sites that we could have missed had it not been for him. Great value for money and we look forward to visiting again soon

H
, Oct 2017

Awesome day in Abu Dhabi! Great job by Orient Tours, and we couldn't imaging a better guide than Mr. Mohamed Murasil. He shared his extensive knowledge of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and helped to make our visit an experience we will never forget. It is one of the most beautiful religious sites I have ever visited, and the experience was humbling. We also stopped at the Emirates Palace hotel for a short tour and enjoyed cappuccino and ice cream sprinkled with gold flakes! Overall great day visiting the mosque, hotel, Yas island, Sheikh Zayed library, Ferrari World, and viewing the impressive Abu Dhabi skyline.

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, Sep 2017

Wonderful trip and tour of Abu Dhabi mosque, which is spectacular. Enjoyed having both a driver and personal guide, who imparted a lot about Emirati society and roles of men and women. John W.

N
, Jun 2017

Very enjoyable.

C
, Apr 2017

I choose this tour because travelled so far to come to Dubai, so visiting Abu Dhabi was a no brainer. The plan was OK and having a private tour made a lot of sense to take advantage of the flexibility and exclusivity it brings. Unfortunately the guide they send me in Dubai did not seem fully knowledgeable of the Abu Dhabi city. They took us to the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, which was great, but after that lost time in a gallery that was a tourist trap for purchase of goods, then Heritage Village and Emirates Palace. By then we had plenty of time to do other things and ask about other historical sites or local market and the answer was none available, I believe he did not knew Abu Dhabi well. Ended losing few hours in the Marina Mall for lunch and the Ferrari which could you do nothing if not entering the park. To make matter worst the driver was pressing and releasing the gas pedal every 5 seconds, making the ride very uncomfortable. I ended up paying a lot of money for a private to make it special and it was a extremely weak experience. Would not recommend this company for their private tours.

R
, Apr 2017

Excellent driver/guide team made the best use of the day, with flexible adaptation of the programme along the way, including sufficient time for lunch at Emirates Palace.

R
, Mar 2017

We love the tour. Our tour guide Aiman Hamada was great!!

M
, Jan 2017

Amazing tour and worth the trip! Ladies beware that you have to have your arms and legs covered as well as your head.

T
, Nov 2016

I was a bit nervous since it was my first trip to Dubai but the travel guide and the driver was excellent. From the pickup to advise on how to dress properly to the mosque. We had a memorable time. It's worth the private tour to accommodate our plans. Will def recommend this tour .


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