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Dates Market, Abu Dhabi

Dates Market, Abu Dhabi: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Optional Lunch

1. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Optional Lunch

Discover the highlights of Abu Dhabi on this day trip from Dubai. Admire the architecture of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Emirates Palace. Immerse yourself in local culture at the Heritage Village. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Dubai. Stop at one of the largest mosques in the world, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Marvel its intricate Islamic carvings and exquisite white marble work on a guided tour. Continue on to Yas Island and stop at the Yas Mall, where you have the option to sit down for a delicious lunch. Drive through the Saadiyat Island project to see the newly completed Louvre museum and the Guggenheim museum, which is still being built. View local markets and drive past gleaming white mosques, the Emirates Palace, and elegant high-rise apartments. Stop at the Heritage Village, which depicts the traditional daily lives of the Arab community prior to the discovery of oil. Your trip ends with drop-off at Emirates Mall, Dubai Mall, Burjuman-Bur Dubai, or City Centre Deira, depending on your preference.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Afternoon City Tour in SUV

2. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Afternoon City Tour in SUV

Abudhabi is the capital of UAE & has a lot to offer. But most of the tourists arrive and depart from Dubai without much time to explore the vibrant capital city. We solve this problem for you by conducting a afternoon (6 hour) sightseeing tour from Dubai covering the most popular locations in Abu Dhabi in a comfortable SUV. We will pick you up from your hotel/accommodation in Dubai and drive (~1.5hr) to Abudhabi. The first stop is the traditional dates market of Abu Dhabi. You will find a huge variety of dates - from different parts of the Middle East - and you get to taste them for free. Dates are one of the best gifts/souvenirs that you can buy from UAE. Then we drive by the picturesque Abu Dhabi Corniche road to reach Emirates Palace hotel. You can visit the lobby and take cool pictures for your social media. Right next to the Emirates Palace, you will see Etihad towers: the site of the car jump scene in Fast & Furious 7. And then you will get to see the Presidential Palace: the home of President of UAE. We wont go inside the palace in this tour. We have reserved the best for the last: the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque. It is the biggest and the most beautiful mosque in UAE. We will reach the mosque during sunset. The Grand mosque in a sunset background is one of the most sublime sights of this trip. Every hour, the mosque management conducts a free 30 min mosque tour which educates you all that you have to know about the mosque including religion, culture, history, architecture & guinness records held by the mosque. NB: 1. Entry to Emirates Palace could be restricted on certain days if there are visits from head of states 2. Tickets to Etihad tower, Royal Palace are not included in price 3. Nissan Patrol, Toyota Landcruiser, Fortuner or Sequoia will be used for conducting the tour

Abu Dhabi: 4-Hour City Tour with Sheikh Zayed Mosque

3. Abu Dhabi: 4-Hour City Tour with Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Visit a selection of carefully-chosen highlights of the UAE’s lovely capital. From its remarkable modern buildings to glimpses into the past, this tour features some of the most stunning architecture to be found anywhere. Experience Abu Dhabi’s unique blend of culture and fine traditional arts and crafts in the oriental markets and Handicrafts Center. Enter a world where Islamic designs and elements feature in modern architecture, blending the new with ancient traditions of the East and the West.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi City Tour

4. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi City Tour

Discover Abu Dhabi, the modern capital of the United Arab Emirates, with a return transfer from your hotel in Dubai. Go to Sheikh Zayed Mosque to see the Islamic art. Take photos at the country's presidential palace. Learn about tradition at the Heritage Village, visit the dates market, and more. Start your tour with a hotel pickup in Dubai. Next, drive to Abu Dhabi to check out the highlights. Visit Sheikh Zayed Mosque and admire the intricate Islamic art and stunning domes. Spend 90 minutes in the serenity of the mosque. Then, stop at Qasr Al Watan, the UAE's presidential palace. Take some photos of its impressive architecture before moving on. Stop to buy lunch at a local restaurant. Choose from many different culinary delights. After lunch, witness Bedouin life, and see traditional crafts at the Heritage Village. Learn about the city's history and traditional life too. Next, enjoy a scenic drive of Abu Dhabi's waterfront with a drive along the picturesque Corniche Road. Gaze at the stunning skyline and the breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf. After this, see the luxurious Emirates Palace, a luxury hotel famous for its exquisite architecture and lavish design. Afterward, drive past the Etihad Tower complex to appreciate the modern architecture of the city. Before you finish, go to the dates market and buy some souvenirs if you wish. Finally, drive back to Dubai and return to your hotel at the end of the tour.

Abu Dhabi Half-Day City Tour

5. Abu Dhabi Half-Day City Tour

This comprehensive 4-hour tour is the ideal introduction to the United Arab Emirates capital and the island on which it stands. After pickup from your centrally located accommodation, your first stop is at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world. The stunning structure is completely clad in marble and features intricate Islamic decorations and carvings. Continue to the downtown area of Abu Dhabi, stopping at the Heritage Village and driving along the spectacular Corniche, past gleaming white mosques and elegant high-rise apartments. The remainder of the tour takes in the giant Saadiyat Island project where the Louvre and Guggenheim museums are being built to enhance the image of Abu Dhabi as a cultural city.

From Dubai: Sheikh Zayed Mosque & Abu Dhabi City Tour

6. From Dubai: Sheikh Zayed Mosque & Abu Dhabi City Tour

Embark on a captivating tour of Abu Dhabi's treasures. Begin with the awe-inspiring Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Immerse in art at the Gallery Museum, then glimpse opulence at Al Bateen Presidential Palace. Explore His Highness' family residences and admire his palace from the bus. Next, indulge in shopping and dining at Marina Mall before a unique experience at the Revolving Restaurant for a bird's-eye view of Abu Dhabi. Stroll through the Corniche, visit the date market, and enjoy a drive through Saadiyat Island with a Louvre photo stop. Continue to Yas Island, with a photo stop at Ferrari World. Finally, journey back to Dubai, having explored the best of Abu Dhabi's culture, luxury, and scenic wonders.

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

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

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 before heading to Marina Mall for a lunch break. Either dine in the mall restaurants or food court, at your own expense. 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 Full Day City Tour From Dubai

8. Abu Dhabi Full Day City Tour From Dubai

From the dynamic pulse of Dubai to the rich tapestry of Abu Dhabi, embark on a journey across two of the UAE’s crown jewels. This full-day tour offers a deep dive into the history, luxury, and innovation of the Emirates, showcasing the contrasts and similarities of these Arabian powerhouses. As the sun paints the sky with shades of amber, our coach will ensure a comfortable journey back to Dubai. Arriving with a heart full of memories, you'll be dropped off at your hotel or a central location for those keen to explore further.

Abu Dhabi Sightseeing Tour Full Day & Sheikh Zayed Mosque

9. Abu Dhabi Sightseeing Tour Full Day & Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Explore Abu Dhabi's well-known tourist destinations on a guided tour with pickup from your hotel in Dubai. Gain insights into the history and culture of the city as you visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Saadiyat Island, Dates Market, Corniche, Emirates Palace and more. Sheikh Zayed Mosque: Prepare to be amazed by the grandeur of one of the world's largest mosques. Admire its stunning architecture, intricate details, and serene ambience. Ferrari World (Photostop): Take a quick stop at Ferrari World, an indoor theme park dedicated to the renowned Italian car brand. Capture some memorable photos of this iconic landmark. Saadiyat Island - Louvre (Drive Pass): Experience the cultural haven of Saadiyat Island and catch a glimpse of the world-famous Louvre Abu Dhabi. Marvel at the museum's unique architecture as you drive by. Dates Market (Stopover): Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Dates Market. Explore the variety of dates on offer, learn about their significance in Emirati culture, and perhaps even sample some delicious dates. Drive Through Corniche with a Photo Stop: Enjoy a scenic drive along the Corniche, a picturesque waterfront promenade. Take a moment to capture stunning photos of the Abu Dhabi skyline and the beautiful Arabian Gulf. Emirates Palace Hotel (Photo stop): Marvel at the opulent Emirates Palace Hotel, known for its luxurious ambience and architectural beauty. Capture a photo in front of this iconic landmark. With the convenience of pickup and drop-off from any hotel or mall in Dubai, along with transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle, you can relax and enjoy your exploration of these remarkable attractions in Abu Dhabi.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Guided City Sightseeing Premium Tour

10. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Guided City Sightseeing Premium Tour

Abu Dhabi is a city that is famous for its vibrant cultural scene and iconic landmarks. However, as a first-time visitor, it can be overwhelming to navigate through the city and make the most of your trip. A guided tour can be a great way to explore Abu Dhabi and ensure that you don't miss out on any must-see sights or experiences. Book now to secure your spot today! After pickup, journey towards the ultra-modern Capital of the UAE along the main road in Dubai City, Sheikh Zayed Road, which has become a tourist spot on its own. Arrive at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque to explore one of the largest mosques in the world. During a tour, learn about the history and significance of this breathtaking example of Islamic architecture that represents religious tolerance, love Next, stroll along the Abu Dhabi Corniche. With the sea on your left and downtown on your right, you can see Abu Dhabi's iconic landmarks. Get a taste of Dubai's incredible and unusual architecture at Etihad Towers, a complex of buildings with five towers. Those who have seen the "Furious 7" film might recall the thrilling car chase scene that these imposing towers were featured in. Arrive at the Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, a five-star hotel that looks unreal. The palace's exterior contrasts with the lush green landscape, silver water fountains, and crisp blue sky, a picturesque setting that will transport you to a world of opulence and grandeur. Visit Qasr Al Watan (the Presidential Palace of the UAE). Drive past Qasr Al Hosn (the oldest stone building in Abu Dhabi). Spend free time at Yas Mall, where you can indulge in shopping, local dining, or entertainment. Then, walk through the past at the Heritage Village.Get time for an optional lunch (costs not included) The Heritage Village illustrates the diverse Bedouin lifestyle in the old days. Get a glimpse into the different traditional elements of the past with an old-world souk (market), spice shop, workshops for crafts, mosque. Afterward, visit the Dates Market and enjoy the fresh dates and varieties of 100 different qualities. Then drive by the W Abu Dhabi hotel. View Formula One racing tracks, then continue through Saadiyat Island to see the Abrahamic Family House and Louvre Abu Dhabi. Before the end of your trip, visit the ultimate theme park: Ferrari World.

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What people are saying about Dates Market, Abu Dhabi

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 278 reviews

We were picked up in a mini bus and took to a bus collection point no one knew what was going on no one said what coach to get on I don’t even think they knew we went to the mosque and the guild did not tell us anything about the mosque which was very disappointing I was told long sleeves legs covered and head scarf of which I had to be told I was not dresses what they wanted so had to buy a full dress we got commentary through the ear phones but I don’t feel there was any communication we visited a few places which were ok when we got back to Dubai we were told on the itinerary we’re would be taken to a shopping centre to be dropped off but no we were dropped off in a place we did not know and had to find and pay for a taxi ,not an enjoyable day.

This tour was great, the entrance to the mosque was super fast, we didn't have to wait in lines and went straight in. The we had lunch at the mall, and then they took us around Abu Dhabi, and brought us back to Dubai. It's a great way to visit the city and not spending too much.

Our experience was exceptional. You just need to come and see the beautiful Dubai, Abi Dhabi Mosque and other fantastic places yourself. Dubai is worth every dime I expect. I will be back.

Totally amazed by this tour. Worth it and it is a must to do list definitely. Our guide Manuela was incredible! Best tour we got here in Dubai and Abu Dhabi!

Amazing tour, pick up from our hotel with a very nice mini van with A/C.