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Our most recommended Abu Dhabi Outdoor Activities

Abu Dhabi: Morning Desert Safari with Camel Ride

1. Abu Dhabi: Morning Desert Safari with Camel Ride

Embark on an exciting morning desert safariin the desert surrounding Abu Dhabi. Ride over the vast dunes in a 4x4 Land Cruiser, glide down the dunes on a sandboard, and enjoy a relaxing camel ride with scenic views. Get ready for a desert safari starting with an early morning pickup at your hotel. A 45-minute drive takes you to the heart of the desert outside Abu Dhabi. Explore the desert in a 4x4 Land Cruiser, bashing the huge dunes. The fun continues with a chance to try out sandboarding. Follow the instructions and glide over the dunes effortlessly. During the safari, there will be plenty of opportunities to pose for some photos in the desert. This special morning safari concludes with a short camel ride before the transfer back to the pick-up point.

Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner, Belly Dance & Tannura Dance

2. Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner, Belly Dance & Tannura Dance

Discover the true desert of Abu Dhabi. Feel the thrill with an exciting drive over the sand dunes, visit a camel farm and take to the dunes on a sandboard. As the afternoon turns to evening watch the spectacular sunset from the dunes. Your journey will continue until you reach the traditional Arabic camp, where you will enjoy a unique evening of activities and entertainment. Have the opportunity to try a host of activities like henna painting, belly dancing and shisha. After sunset, feast on a BBQ dinner served under the starlit sky. Enjoy live entertainment  in the form of belly dancing to ensure you have a night to remember.  Experience traditional Arabic hospitality, with Arabic coffee and dates served as they have been for centuries.

Abu Dhabi: Guided Speedboat Sightseeing Tour

3. Abu Dhabi: Guided Speedboat Sightseeing Tour

There’s simply no better way to take in the sights of Abu Dhabi’s skyline than viewing it from the sea. Take a 1-hour, 1.15-hour, or 1.5-hour guided tour to admire the vistas that can’t be seen on land. Traveling by boat gives you front-row seats to Abu Dhabi's beauty. Get up close and personal to the graceful promenade of Abu Dhabi Corniche and take in the incredible 21st century skyline. Follow this with a thrilling trip around Al Lulu Island. This guided tour gives you amazing views of the massive Emirates Palace hotel and a true picture of Abu Dhabi’s cityscape. Marvel at incredible views of the Al Maya Island, the Presidential Palace, Al Maqtaa Fort, and more from the water. The boats used are powered by the latest generation of eco-friendly engines, manufactured to exacting specifications and capable of reaching thrilling speeds. They are manned by experienced, fully qualified crews, and each boat comes equipped with the latest safety equipment, ensuring that the ride of your life is a smooth and safe one. Choose to upgrade your experience with a breakfast combination option. Enjoy a thrilling 45-minute speedboat tour, followed by a light breakfast at the Emirates Palace Hotel.

Abu Dhabi: City Sightseeing Cruise with Soft Drinks

4. Abu Dhabi: City Sightseeing Cruise with Soft Drinks

Admire the city skyline of Abu Dhabi on this scenic cruise. Choose from a group tour or a private tour with just you and your friends. Play your own tunes using the onboard music system as you sail along. Meet your crew at the Marina Al Bateen Resort and embark on your cruising adventure. View the domes of the Qaṣr Al-Waṭan Presidential palace and head towards the natural islands of Abu Dhabi.  View of the Etihad Towers building complex and the timeless architecture of the Heritage palace. See the sand bar and blue waters of Dolphin island. Capture pictures of sweeping city views to share with friends.  Feel safe onboard a well-maintained ship and that is equipped with lifejackets. Return to your meeting point in Abu Dhabi at the end of your tour. 

Abu Dhabi 1-Hour Jet Ski Rental

5. Abu Dhabi 1-Hour Jet Ski Rental

Get behind the controls of a high powered jet ski and experience the Persian Gulf from a fresh perspective. Get assistance on how to drive the easy-to-operate vehicles with on-site training by the highly proficient staff to assist you on your first ride. You can ride alone or with your friends and family on a vehicle that can accommodate up to 2 people. Feel the wind in your hair and the warm breeze on your face as you play on the water for an hour. Learn how to use the jet ski correctly and in complete safety before the start of your amazing experience. Then, enjoy panoramic views of the futuristic skyline of Abu Dhabi as you have some serious fun on the waves!

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What people are saying about Abu Dhabi

The guide was really good, he helped us click good memorable pictures in the desert safari which we enjoyed the most. The dune bashing part was also very good

Driving over the desert dunes is an amazing experience, highly recommended! The tour is well organized, including the dinner and other attractions.

Great Experience Overall! Would highly recommend this trip to anyone. The 6:00 sunset tour was the best! 5 Star Service!

Great over experience from beginning to end! Would highly recommend.

Totally enjoyed this experience. Better than expected