Guided tour

Abu Dhabi: Half-Day Guided City Tour

Activity provider: Desert Rose Tourism

Abu Dhabi: Half-Day Guided City Tour

Activity provider: Desert Rose Tourism
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From US$ 48 per person

Discover Abu Dhabi's highlights on a guided tour through the capital of the Emirates. Visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Heritage Village, the dates market, the fishing harbor, Yas Island, and more.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English
Pickup included
Be picked up from your hotel or shopping mall in Abu Dhabi, or Abu Dhabi cruise Terminal.


  • Visit the beautiful Sheikh Zayed Mosque and admire the unique architecture
  • Drive past the ultramodern skyscrapers and luxury hotels along the Corniche
  • Enjoy outside photo stops at the Heritage Village, Yas Island, and more
  • Browse a local market filled with stacks of fresh dates and sweets
  • Drive along the man-made islands of Saadiyat Island and Yas Island
Full description

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, dates, and fish 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.

  • Tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Sheikh Zayd Grand mosque visit
  • Heritage Village and Marina Area photo stop
  • Emirates Palace photo stop
  • Corniche Drive Pass
  • Saadiyat Island/Louvre Outside photo stop
  • Yas island F1/Ferrari photo stop
  • Dates Market Visit
  • Mineral water
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Proof of full vaccination and a PCR test taken within 14 days before the start of the tour are required for participation in this tour
  • Pickup and drop-off is available from Abu Dhabi only.
  • It is not possible to visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque during any Islamic festivals or National Holidays.
  • Infants may join the tour free of charge if they will not need a seat.
  • Women must wear long, loose clothing and cover their arms, legs and heads at all times.
  • The local partner can provide an Abaya (long black dress) with a scarf for women, if needed. This must be returned at the end of the tour.
  • Men must wear clothing that covers their shoulders and knees.
  • Tattoos must be covered.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 607 reviews

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Everything went well ... booked 2 days in advance from the cruise ship. We were picked up at the port terminal and brought back there ... Our guide (Abu) spoke perfect German, had very good background knowledge ... it was a small group ... everything was perfectly organized. Thanks for the nice day in Bau Dhabi !!!

March 12, 2020

It was ok. It allowed us to visit some of the principal places of Abu Dhabi, but it took to long to visit the Mosque that we have few time in the other places we visited. The was nice but the English was not perfect and we spoke fasten to give a maximum information what was not good for us that are not native in English and sometimes dificult to understand. By the end we were tired of listen him. The bus was ok and included a lot of water.

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December 30, 2019

John was superb, very knowledgeable friendly and good communicator. But Tour could have stopped at Ferrari World, outside the Louvre Founders Memorial or Sports Stadium. Other than Mosque, photo stop for palace, date shop or Heritage Museum, the rest was a speed thru. We took the tour up Capital Andaz for a photo...& still the whole tour lasted just 4 hours...NOT 5 as quoted.. Could’ve made more of the photo stops available on the route

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December 24, 2019

Product ID: 74765