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From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Premium Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

1. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Premium Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

With its natural islands, premium resorts, cultural attractions, and architectural wonders, Abu Dhabi offers something for every traveler. Brace up to explore the most-iconic attractions of Abu Dhabi on a full-day sightseeing tour from Dubai! Start your day after being picked up from your hotel in Dubai and learn about one of the richest cities in the world as you travel along the Arabian Gulf. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the largest mosque in the UAE, is a place that is closely knit to the culture and religion of the UAE. You will see one-of-a-kind treasures while navigating the marbled halls, such as Swarovski chandeliers, patterned designs, and the largest hand-knotted carpet in the world. A drive along the Abu Dhabi Corniche offers you a beautiful view of the Arabian Gulf, its turquoise blue waters, and the skylines. Then, the Etihad towers, a striking architectural landmark on the Abu Dhabi Corniche, offer dining, stay, and entertaining options in one location. The breathtaking panoramic views of the city, including the view of Emirates Palace, and the Arabian Gulf from the observation deck enchants anyone who comes there. You will get the time to enjoy lunch (at your own expense) at the mosque. Touring around the Qasr Al Watan, a functioning presidential palace and a cultural place in Abu Dhabi, lets you learn more about the tradition that has defined the history of the UAE. The palace is also an architectural marvel and houses artifacts and treasures. After a full day of fun and sightseeing, enjoy a ride back to your hotel, where we’ll drop you off safely.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque Guided Tour

2. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque Guided Tour

Depart Dubai and journey to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi by modern air-conditioned vehicle. Relax in comfort on the 90-minute drive with your professional guide. On arrival, marvel at the 8th largest mosque in the world. Spread over 30 acres, the magnificent structure took more than a decade to build and now stands as a showcase for the United Arab Emirate’s Islamic cultural heritage. Roam around the site that can accommodate up to 40,000 worshippers at any one time. Marvel at priceless features, such as the huge Swarovski crystal chandeliers, floral mosaics, and artifacts of gold, silver, and marble. Be amazed by the gigantic carpet in the main prayer hall. Measuring 60,570 square feet and weighing 35 tons, the carpet was made in Iran and is the result of the toil of thousands of carpet weavers over 2 years. Take stunning memorable photos of the complex and its awe-inspiring architecture, and get a better appreciation of the vision of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the late president of the UAE and the mastermind behind the mosque. Depart Abu Dhabi and journey back to Dubai for a drop-off at your hotel or designated location.

Louvre Abu Dhabi: Entry Tickets

3. Louvre Abu Dhabi: Entry Tickets

Experience a major collection of master artworks from around the world. Explore significant classic and modern works which bridge the gap between Western and Eastern art. Set foot in one of the largest museums in the Gulf Region. Take in its landmark architecture and iconic dome. Marvel at its design which is built to resemble palm leaves as you walk through the sun-filled promenades. Browse the museum's immense collection. See a wide array of works from all over the world, and discover the connections between East and West. Enjoy access to the permanent collection and special exhibitions as well as the children's museum. Encounter ancient artifacts or classical works by artists like Manet. After browsing the galleries, pause to reflect in one of the museum's public spaces.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi City Sightseeing & Sheikh Zayed Mosque

4. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi City Sightseeing & Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Gear up to discover Abu Dhabi's famous tourist attractions on a full-day Abu Dhabi city tour that begins with a prompt pickup from your preferred location or hotel in Dubai. Enjoy a 90-minute drive to the photo stop at the world's most known indoor amusement park, Ferrari World. Strike your best pose to capture breathtaking photographs against the backdrop of this beautiful destination. Find your mind at peace as you enter the spiritual calmness of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi's largest mosque and a symbol of religious harmony, tolerance, and diversity. Marvel at the mosque's architectural magnificence that reflects true Islamic principles. Be lucky to witness the largest hand-knotted carpet and Swarovski crystal chandeliers. Ride along the Corniche, where you may enjoy spending some happy time with your family enjoying the sights of skyscrapers. Get a chance to take some fantastic snaps in the backdrop of Emirates Palace and Etihad Towers, two of the luxurious marvels of the UAE. Stop by the Founders Memorial, a special cultural attraction that celebrates the UAE's founder's life, legacy, and principles. Go through the stories, art, nature, and multimedia experiences, and learn how he influenced the UAE and its people. With the memories of the day etched in your memories, enjoy a drive back to your hotel or preferred destination in Dubai.

Abu Dhabi Airport: Transfer to/from Dubai Ibn Battuta Mall

5. Abu Dhabi Airport: Transfer to/from Dubai Ibn Battuta Mall

Travel aboard a modern bus between Abu Dhabi Airport and Dubai Ibn Battuta Mall with a pre-booked one-way Abu Dhabi Airport Express ride. Enjoy assistance from the staff and plenty of room for your luggage, and arrive at your destination promptly and safely. Board the bus at the Abu Dhabi Airport Terminal A bus stop or the Dubai Ibn Battuta Mall bus stop, and begin your smooth journey to the opposite location. Avoid the hassle of navigating the public transportation system before or after a long trip. Instead, relax and enjoy the views from your seat. e greeted by the staff and store your luggage safely on the bus. Unwind aboard an air-conditioned vehicle, taking advantage of a direct transfer to your destination, with no stops along the way.

From Abu Dhabi: Grand Mosque, Royal Palace, and Etihad Tower

6. From Abu Dhabi: Grand Mosque, Royal Palace, and Etihad Tower

Explore Abu Dhabi's top sights on a guided tour of the city. Visit the Etihad Towers, learn about the government of the UAE at the Presidential Palace, and marvel at the beauty of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Get picked up by your driver from your hotel or selected location in Abu Dhabi. Hop into an air-conditioned vehicle and get ready to explore the capital city of UAE. Make your first stop at the beautiful Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Enter this world-famous example of Islamic architecture. See the fabulous craftsmanship of this space which can accommodate around 40,000 worshippers inside its walls.  View the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet, 82 domes, chandeliers, and flower-patterned designs. Continue on to the Etihad Towers, a complex of 5 opulent skyscrapers. This entertainment hub offers you the chance for leisure dining and shopping. Enjoy the panoramic views of Abu Dhabi city from the observation deck of the Etihad Towers. Finally, visit Qasr Al Watan, the Presidential Palace, a tribute to Arabic heritage and craftsmanship. Gain an insight into governance, knowledge, and artistry that has shaped the nation of UAE. At the end of the tour, be dropped off back at your hotel or a select location in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi: Ferrari World Admission Ticket with Shuttle

7. Abu Dhabi: Ferrari World Admission Ticket with Shuttle

Ferrari World Yas Island, Abu Dhabi is an award-winning Ferrari-inspired theme park that celebrates the spirit of the legendary marque and is home to 44 thrilling rides, family-friendly attractions, state-of-the-art simulators, spectacular live shows, and popular seasonal festivities that showcase extraordinary performances from around the globe. Ferrari World Yas Island, Abu Dhabi is home to the world’s fastest rollercoaster, Formula Rossa, and the record-breaking Flying Aces. The theme park also offers a mix of remarkable rides, interactive attractions, and simulators that bring a world of thrills to Yas Island’s blend of unique attractions. The theme park prides itself for hosting exhilarating events throughout the year and offering world-class entertainment including Winter on Italian Street and the Festival of Lights, amongst many other seasonal celebrations, leaving guests entertained all year round.

Abu Dhabi: Desert Safari with BBQ, Camel Ride & Sandboarding

8. Abu Dhabi: Desert Safari with BBQ, Camel Ride & Sandboarding

Join a small-group or private guided day trip from Abu Dhabi to the desert with hotel transfers included. Enjoy a dune bashing experience, watch the sunset from a Bedouin camp, take part in cultural activities, watch traditional performances, and savor a BBQ buffet dinner while watching the stars. After pickup in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle, enjoy a comfortable ride to the desert. Once there, visit a camel farm to get up close to these animals who are well-adjusted to desert life. Next, take part in an exhilarating dune bashing experience. Feel your stomach jump as the vehicle heads up and down the steep sand dunes. Then, try your hand at sandboarding by sliding down the dunes on a board. Arrive at the Bedouin desert camp to enjoy a warm welcome of traditional Arabic coffee and dates. Then, walk up a dune to take pictures as the desert changes color as the sun sets on the horizon. At the camp, dive into the local customs and culture of the Arabian peninsula. Enjoy cultural activities such as henna painting, shisha smoking, and camel rides. Then, try on traditional Arabian costumes and take pictures with a falcon. Watch captivating performances of Tanoura dancing and belly dancing, before tucking into a barbecue dinner. Finally, the lights of the camp will be switched off. Sit back and admire the star-lit sky for a peaceful moment of contemplation before returning to the bright city lights of Abu Dhabi.

Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day-Trip Grand Mosque, Royal Palace & Lunch

9. Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day-Trip Grand Mosque, Royal Palace & Lunch

Enjoy a day trip to Abu Dhabi from Dubai. Marvel at the grandeur of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, pass by the stunning Abu Dhabi Corniche and catch glimpses of iconic landmarks such as the Emirates Palace. Your first stop is the Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Be welcomed by its stunning white marble façade and impressive architecture. Your guide will lead you through the mosque, explaining the various features and providing historical context. After your mosque visit, it's time for a delightful lunch at the Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant in Abu Dhabi. Enjoy a visit to the Etihad Towers where the most thrilling stunts from the Fast & Furious franchise were filmed. Head to the Observation Deck of Etihad Towers to enjoy the panoramic views of Abu Dhabi's skyline. Visit the beautiful Qasr Al Watan Palace within the Presidential Palace compound. Admire the architectural marvels, historical artifacts, and invaluable treasures that showcase the rich history and culture of the UAE. Finally, relax on the return journey to Dubai.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Full-Day Trip with Louvre & Mosque

10. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Full-Day Trip with Louvre & Mosque

Enjoy a two-in-one day trip to two UAE essentials. Marvel at architectural and artistic wonders new and old on this inclusive excursion from Dubai. After pickup, sit back and enjoy the journey to the Mosque. On arrival, admire the shining exterior of white Greek and Macedonian tiles. Step inside and see the world’s largest hand-woven carpet, crystal chandeliers, and glass panels studded with thousands of Swarovski crystals on a guided tour. Next, visit the Louvre Museum on Saadiyat Island. Take a self-guided tour of the largest museum in the Gulf region, which displays both classic and modern works of cultural and sociological significance from all over the world. Admire pieces from French museums such as the Louvre, Pompidou Center, and Musee d’Orsay. Linger at the Children’s Museum, relax for a bite to eat in the cafe, or browse in the boutique. After the tour, enjoy the drive back to your hotel in Dubai.

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What people are saying about Abu Dhabi

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 3,630 reviews

Great tour! Worth the money for sure, transportation was organized and on time, our tour guide (Noor) was very friendly and knowledgable! 5/5 stars, would definitely recommend it for friends and family.

Great experience, the Mosque is very beautiful, the palace too. The guide Mr Zabid was very friendly and professionnal too.

A good company to use - no issues -excellent communication. Would recommend

Great experience and very kind guide! Highly recommended!!!

Very good, would recommend it and the guide was fantastic