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From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Ferrari World Ticket

1. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Ferrari World Ticket

Discover the highlights of Abu Dhabi and enjoy a visit to the unique Ferrari World theme park. See the Heritage Village, and ride the Formula Rossa rollercoaster on this day trip from Dubai. Begin your tour with a visit to Sheikh Zayed Mosque, where you can admire the wonderful architecture that defines the beauty of Islamic art. Continue on to the Emirates Palace, an inspiring hotel in the city with 114 magnificent domes and fantastic suites decorated with gold and marble. You will then visit the Heritage Village, where you can learn more about the life of the Bedouins. Afterward you can enjoy the views of Abu Dhabi’s impressive skyline as you drive on to Al Corniche. The second half of your day trip takes you to the largest indoor theme park in the world – the Ferrari World. Experience the breathtaking rush of speed on the Formula Rossa rollercoaster and test your driving skills on one of the many simulators. Experience the different performances, marvel at the impressive dance and acrobatic shows, or enjoy go-karting.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Optional Lunch

2. 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. 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: Half-Day Guided City Tour

3. 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, 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.

Abu Dhabi: Yas Marina Circuit Kartzone

4. Abu Dhabi: Yas Marina Circuit Kartzone

Revel in the excitement of a karting session at the Yas Kart Zone, Yas Marina Circuit Abu Dhabi. Once you have registered, change into the provided full gear, and enjoy a mandatory safety briefing. Then, you are set to go for a 10-15 minutes driving session around the track. You don’t have to be a professional racer to get a feel for the sport. Beginners are welcome. Before you know it, you will get the hang of the 800-meter track as you reach speeds of up to 60 kilometers per hour. The lap tracking system will chart your performance, helping you to improve your karting skills for next time.

Abu Dhabi: Guided City Tour and Ferrari World Ticket

5. Abu Dhabi: Guided City Tour and Ferrari World Ticket

Explore Abu Dhabi and enjoy a visit to the state-of-the-art Ferrari World theme park on this guided city tour in a airconditioned van or car. Visit Sheikh Zayed Mosque, see the Emirates Palace, and drive along the Al Corniche. Your tour begins with a visit to Sheikh Zayed Mosque, where you can admire the wonderful architecture that exemplifies the beauty of Islamic art. Continue on to the Emirates Palace, an inspiring hotel with 114 imposing domes and fantastic suites decorated with gold and marble. Visit the Heritage Village, where you can learn more about the life of the Bedouins. Afterward, enjoy the views of Abu Dhabi’s impressive skyline as you drive on to Al Corniche. The second half of your day trip takes you to the largest indoor theme park in the world – Ferrari World. Experience the breathtaking rush of speed on the Formula Rossa rollercoaster and test your driving skills on one of the many simulators. Experience a variety of performances, marvel at impressive dances and acrobatic shows, or enjoy go-karting during this fun-filled day.

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

6. Abu Dhabi: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus 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 the man-made Yas Island on the ‘Yas Island Drive’, which includes stops at the Yas F1 Marina Circuit, home of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and world-class attractions such as Ferrari World, Yas Waterworld and Warner Bros theme parks. Explore Abu Dhabi at your own pace and on your own schedule with a 2-day or 5-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. The Big Bus ticket combines 2 routes: the City Tour Route, which lasts 2 hours without hopping off, and the Yas Island Route, which takes 1.5 hours without hopping off. Choose from a Premium (2-Day) or Deluxe (5-Day) ticket and benefit from additional discounts or experiences, and Free Night Tour (Deluxe only). Tickets are valid during the hours of operation.

Abu Dhabi: Classic 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

7. Abu Dhabi: Classic 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Explore Abu Dhabi at your own pace and according to your preferred schedule with a classic one-day pass to the city, which includes 14 stops. Board an open-top, climate-controlled sightseeing bus where you will learn about the United Arab Emirate’s capital city's rapid development and cultural history via the prepared commentary in 8 languages.  Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE where Arabic charm blends into futuristic fantasy. Hop on our 1 Day Hop-on Hop-off tour to discover rich tradition at the Grand Mosque and Heritage Village and modern majesty at the Louvre.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Small-Group Day-Tour with Lunch

8. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Small-Group Day-Tour with Lunch

Discover the historic monuments and modern developments of Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirate and one of the most forward-looking cities in the Arabian Gulf, on a full-day tour from Dubai. Following a pickup from your hotel or accommodation, transfer to Abu Dhabi, a drive of approximately 1-hour. Stop to admire the golden minarets of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the largest mosque in the UAE, located at the entrance to the capital. Continue to the leaning Capital Gate Hyatt Hotel. Next, discover one of the landmarks of the city at the stunning Emirates Palace Hotel, boasting 1.3 kilometers of private beach and 85 hectares of gardens. Next, experience the more traditional side of the city at Heritage Village, where the museum details the customs of the Arabs before the discovery of oil. Enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the city’s luxurious 4 star hotels. After lunch, marvel at the dynamic developments of Saadiyat Islands. Then, en route back to Dubai, see the world’s only theme park dedicated to the Ferrari marque, along with the UAE’s high-tech Formula 1 racing circuit at Ferrari World on Yas Island.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi City Tour

9. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi City Tour

Following a pickup from your hotel or accommodation, head to Abu Dhabi. Stop to visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque from inside and admire its golden minarets. Continue the drive nearby the leaning Capital Gate Hyatt Hotel, before seeing the stunning Emirates Palace Hotel, boasting 1.3 kilometers of private beach and 85 hectares of gardens. Next, experience the more traditional side of the city at Heritage Village, where the museum details the customs of the Arabs before the discovery of oil. Marvel at the dynamic developments of Saadiyat Islands. Then, en route back to Dubai, see the world’s only theme park dedicated to the Ferrari marque, along with the UAE’s high-tech Formula 1 racing circuit at Ferrari World on Yas Island.

Abu Dhabi Airport Transfer to Hotel or Vice Versa

10. Abu Dhabi Airport Transfer to Hotel or Vice Versa

After a tiring flight, why not relax and take the worry out of your arrival? Simply book a private transfer by modern, air-conditioned vehicle to your accommodation or location of choice. Your professional driver will wait for you in the arrival area with a name board. Your private transfer can take you between Abu Dhabi International Airport and your hotel in Abu Dhabi city, Yas Island, Saadiyat, Anantara, Al Ain or in Dubai (or vice versa). Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours of booking and you'll be provided with a travel voucher that should be presented to your driver on arrival (or for departure transfers, at the time of your hotel pick-up).

Planning Your Visit

  • Where to stay

    Yas Island has no shortage of luxury hotels, including the five-star Yas Viceroy, which straddles the island's Formula 1 circuit! At Yas Plaza choose from an impressive selection of places to stay, including the Crowne Plaza, Staybridge Suites, Rotana, Radisson Blu, Centro, and Park Inn.

  • Where to eat

    Many of Yas' best restaurants can be found at its hotels, including the Rotana's Blue Grill steakhouse and top Indian restaurant Rangoli. Not sure what you're in the mood for? Then head to Yas Mall to browse a variety of options to suit any price range. There's a food court, sure, but many of its best eateries are dotted all over the place. It's worth exploring, so don't go when you're already ravenous!

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Make the most of the coolest period of the year, between November and February!
  • Is it expensive?
    Adult entry from Sundays to Thursdays is 50 AED, while under 16's must pay 35 AED. On Fridays and Saturdays, the prices are doubled. Under 8's get in for free at all times.
  • Will I need a guide?
    Yas Island is whatever you make of it, so a guide isn't completely necessary!
  • How to get there
    From Abu Dhabi, simply go to the main bus station and take the 190 bus to Yas Island. Buses from Dubai depart from Dubai Al Ghubaiba Bus Station.
  • Additional information
    Wear sensible footwear and comfortable clothes! Why not do some research on the website beforehand to see what activities on offer, so that you're well-prepared and don't regret forgetting your bathing suit?

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What people are saying about Yas Island

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 3,018 reviews

This is one of the best highlights of my trip! A day trip full of history, architecture, culture and a lot of fun. Thank you very much to my guide Zeeshan Aziz for being a fantastic guide ! Till we meet again!

The weather was beautiful :) an excellent professional tutor and of course a city that must be seen.

Friendly staff and nice food. as another surprise; the entertainment! Super.

Everything was grate! I am recommending this tour for everyone

Had a private tour with Rashid and he was really amazing.