Discover the main sights of Abu Dhabi on a 4-hour sightseeing tour of the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and visit traditional and modern landmarks. Go to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, peruse the city's traditional markets, and more.
What to Expect
Explore the fast-changing landscape of Abu Dhabi on a half-day sightseeing tour, and visit traditional and contemporary landmarks, such as the Grand Mosque and the attractions of the Corniche.
Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to the spectacular Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, considered the key site for worship in the United Arab Emirates. Marvel at the main features inside and out, such as the Inner Courtyard and Minaret, design motifs of Naskhi, Thuluth, and Kufic calligraphy, and slender columns reflected in the water mirror.
Then, drive back towards the Persian Gulf and see the modern-day developments of the Abu Dhabi Corniche. Admire some of the world’s most ultra-modern and breathtaking skyscrapers and luxury hotels facing the pristine beach.
Next, go to the traditional vegetable, date, and fish markets of Port Zayed in the northeast of the city. Due to its strategic position in the heart of the city, Port Zayed has been instrumental in bolstering Abu Dhabi’s international trade, and plays a pivotal role in Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030, the government’s drive to achieve economic diversification.
End with a visit to Heritage Village to get an insight into the traditional side of Abu Dhabi at a reconstructed desert village with handicraft stalls and open workshops.
Know Before You Go
• Modest dress in recommended, especially for the visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
• This tour operates all year round