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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.

Highlights

  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Abu Dhabi Sightseeing with Transport from Dubai

See the highlights of the UAE capital

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.

Customer Reviews

DAN W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We had a great time and our guide was amazing. Well worth while taking this tour.

Thaddeus W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Highlight was the Grand Mosque which is now one of the wonders of the world. Emirates Palace was also a wonderful structure and worth visiting. The driver came on time , vehicle was clean and comfortabl. The driver was very good , well informed about the history, culture of Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Bozena D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very happy !!! First time booked my trip with Viator and had a very good experience. Looking for another trip with you.

Herbert L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

excellent guide. took us all over the city. explained everthing we saw

costigan52

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour was very good and recommend it highly. We were not disappointed. Our tour guide was very professional and gave us personal care.

srini.racha

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We loved the guide - he was very patient and let us take our time as we visited the mosque and other tourist attractions in Dubai.

Frank

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A great tour. Our guide was off the hook good. He was so patience and his knowledge was super. He loved to take our pictures and knew the best spots. We got to the Mosque early and missed the huge bus groups with lots of cameras.
Lunch was at a mall and we really toured the all of Abu Dhabi. This is a MUST do tour.

ANN M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a very good trip. The driver and guide were very pleasant and obliging. We were taken everywhere we wanted to go and nowhere we did not. We requested a visit to Masdar which was not on the original itinerary but was organised for us especially. Mehul the guide has a good sense of humour and we felt very comfortable with him.

Cassy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Well worth the drive from Dubai. This mosque is BEAUTIFUL. Our guide was great and accommodated us graciously. We had a great time!

Miguel United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was an amazing day! Our tour guide Malik was VERY knowledgeable and passionate about his work. Which lead to a wealth of knowledge not only about Abu Dhabi, but UAE and the gulf region. I STRONGLY recommend doing the private tour as you learn more and can structure the trip the way you want.

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