Our most recommended things to do in Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi: Entry Tickets

1. 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

2. 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.

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

3. 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.

Abu Dhabi: Half-Day Guided City Tour

4. Abu Dhabi: Half-Day Guided City Tour

Explore the fast-changing landscape of Abu Dhabi on a half-day city sightseeing tour with a guide in your chosen language. Visit traditional and contemporary landmarks such as the Grand Mosque and the attractions along the Corniche. Following a pickup at your hotel in Abu Dhabi, drive 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. Then go towards the Persian Gulf, as you admire the modern-day developments along the Abu Dhabi Corniche. Admire some of the world’s most ultra-modern, breathtaking skyscrapers and luxury hotels such as Emirates Palace, facing the pristine beach. Visit the traditional vegetable and dates markets of Port Zayed, to the northeast of the city. See how Port Zayed bolsters 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. The tour ends with the opportunity to take photos of Heritage Village, a reconstructed desert village.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Optional Lunch

5. 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.

Abu Dhabi: Louvre & Qasr Al Watan Combo Ticket + Bonus eSIM

6. Abu Dhabi: Louvre & Qasr Al Watan Combo Ticket + Bonus eSIM

Prepare for an extraordinary adventure in Abu Dhabi, and discover 2 renowned attractions, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Qasr Al Watan, with this combo ticket. Take in spectacular works of art at the Louvre and step into traditional Arabian craftsmanship in the Qasr Al Watan's Great Hall. Enter the Louvre Museum and let yourself be captivated by the mesmerizing 'rain of light' that bathes the walls from the building's silver floating dome. Marvel at masterpieces crafted by renowned artists like Monet, da Vinci, Bellini, and many others. Visit the Children's Museum, offering a delightful experience for the whole family. Explore the special exhibition and admire the curated displays organized by season and theme, showcasing commonalities among cultures and civilizations worldwide. Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Qasr Al Watan, where architectural grandeur and rich heritage await. Explore the opulent halls, magnificent gardens, and exquisite rooms of this remarkable palace. Gain insights into the nation's history, culture, and governance in the House of Knowledge.

Abu Dhabi: 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

7. Abu Dhabi: 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Explore Abu Dhabi at your own pace and according to your preferred schedule with a classic 24-hour pass to the city, highlighting the most iconic landmarks. See the Presidential Palace, enjoy a shuttle to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, and marvel at the Al Hosn Fort. Board an open-top, climate-controlled bus at any of the hop-on hop-off stops. To discover the city's top sights, join the Red Route and enjoy the digital commentary as you ride. Take the Green Route shuttle for easy transportation between the Abu Dhabi Mall and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Use the Red Route to reach: • Abu Dhabi Mall• Louvre Museum• Abu Dhabi Corniche• Corniche public beach• Al Bahar beach• Heritage Village• Marina Mall• Bay View• Founder's Memorial• Emirates Palace Hotel• Presidential Palace• Al Hosn Fort• WTC Souk• Galleria Mall

Abu Dhabi Yas Island Multi Park Ticket + SIM & Louvre Add on

8. Abu Dhabi Yas Island Multi Park Ticket + SIM & Louvre Add on

Discover the wonders of Yas Island with the Yas Island 2-Park Pass. Experience a double dose of exhilaration and entertainment with access to 2 of Yas Island's world-renowned parks. Select a package that includes entry to Louvre entry. Choose from a quartet of iconic parks that cater to every taste and age group: Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, or Sea World Abu Dhabi. At Ferrari World, dive into the heart of the Ferrari legend at the world's first Ferrari-themed amusement park. From high-speed roller coasters to interactive exhibits, this park promises an adrenaline-packed experience for thrill-seekers and automotive enthusiasts alike. Step into the enchanting world of Warner Bros. at Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. Meet your favorite superheroes and beloved cartoon characters on an immersive journey through 6 captivating lands, each brimming with rides, shows, and attractions that bring the magic of the silver screen to life. When the sun is scorching, there's no better place to be than Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi. With over 40 water rides and attractions, it's the perfect place to cool off and have a splashing good time with family and friends. Or, dive into the mesmerizing marine world at SeaWorld Abu Dhabi. Get up close and personal with incredible marine life, witness jaw-dropping shows, and explore the mysteries of the deep in an awe-inspiring underwater journey.

Abu Dhabi: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

9. Abu Dhabi: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates where Arabian charm blends into futuristic fantasy. Hop on this tour to discover rich tradition at the Grand Mosque and Heritage Village, the modern majesty at the Louvre. Explore Abu Dhabi at your own pace and on your own schedule with a 1-day or 2-day pass to the city’s best open-top, climate-controlled sightseeing bus. On board, you will learn about the United Arab Emirate’s rapid development and cultural history via digital commentary in 8 languages. Ride along the City Tour (Red Route), and discover breathtaking views of the majestic palaces, rich museums, historic sites, public beach, and old souks starting from the Abu Dhabi Mall. The classic (1-Day) ticket is perfect way to get to know the city in a short period of time. Included in the premium (2-Day) ticket you can take a shuttle to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and dive into the marvelous architectural and cultural history of the mosque. Extend your time with the Deluxe Ticket and take advantage to tour Qaṣr Al-Waṭan, Abu Dhabi's Presidential Palace. The Palace is a must-visit for its intricate design and ornate decoration.

Abu Dhabi: City Tour and Desert Safari Package

10. Abu Dhabi: City Tour and Desert Safari Package

This package offers a special combination of a morning-guided city tour and an evening desert safari experience. Begin your day exploring the vibrant city of Abu Dhabi and conclude it amongst the calming views of desert sand dunes. Relax between activities in the comfort of your accommodation. The morning Abu Dhabi city tour begins with a visit to the divine Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Marvel at the structure and the gold, marble, stone, and crystals used to design the mosque. See how as one of the largest mosques in the world, approximately 40,000 people can be accommodated at the same time. Afterward, visit the Heritage Village, a reconstructed Emirati village, and get a glimpse into the traditional Bedouin way of life. Next, drive to Saadiyat Island and Yas Island. See the Yas Marina circuit that has hosted the Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix since 2009. Drive past the Corniche and admire the scenic beauty of the Arabian Sea. Take a brief photo stop at Abu Dhabi’s iconic Emirates Palace. Conclude your morning tour with a stroll through a dates market. In the afternoon get picked up for your evening desert safari in a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Head out to explore the Arabian desert and feel your adrenaline rush as you cascade on the steep dunes and sand sweeps around the vehicle. Visit a camel farm in the middle of the desert to meet and feed camels. Go to a Bedouin desert camp and enjoy a warm welcome with Arabic coffee and dates. Test your balancing skills while sandboarding. Try out the other cultural activities like camel riding, henna painting, shisha, or taking photos in Arabic costumes. Have the chance to take a picture with a falcon. Wind down while enjoying an entertaining Tanoura dance and a breathtaking belly dance performance under the gleaming desert sky. Indulge in a scrumptious barbecue dinner with unlimited soft drinks and shisha smoking.  Once the adventures and activities are wrapped up, the lights of the camp will be doused. Sit back and gaze at the desert and the star-lit sky for a few peaceful moments before heading back to your accommodation.

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Had the best time with Momen and OceanAir team. On the way to the mosque Momen gave us a lot of information about main monuments and city areas. The mosque was beautiful and really worth the visit. Louvre was full of interesting art and ancient objects. The OceanAir team was really helpful and kind. Previous to the visit they kept in contact with all details we needed before our visit. During the visit they took great pictures for us.

Our guide Noor was excellent, friendly and efficient. He was super helpful at the Grand Mosque, making us feel comfortable and informed about this amazing place. It was truly awesome. The Louvre was great too. We could have spent a little longer there to take into account getting a bite to eat, but overall it was a really good tour. It was relaxing and interesting thanks to Noor.

Great tour guide ( Faisar) sharing a lotnof info about the places that we have visited. Enjoyed a tour a lot and we have visited all the nice places in Abu Dhabi. Even I was there second time still enjoyed a lot.

Sishan did an amazing job today! He was very engaging and a very motivated tour guide who loved to share information on tje tour. Very well done! Also transportstion was perfectly organised. Thank you

Really nice experience, I enjoyed all the time I spent at the museum. They had a great exposition.