Welcome to Abu Dhabi

Cultural Capital

The Louvre Abu Dhabi, with its globe-trotting collection covering the breadth of humanity's artistic achievements, finally threw open its doors in 2017. It's the first of the city's planned mega-museum projects to open and a major feather in Abu Dhabi's cap as it pushes to become the region's cultural leader. This world-class museum may get all the buzz but more locally focused sights get a look-in too. Emirati heritage can be difficult to seek out but pearl journey dhow trips and the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital take you behind the curtain to get a glimpse of it.

Islamic Architecture

Opulent, dramatic and no expense spared: the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a triumph of Islamic architecture for the modern world. Architectural nods to all the great Islamic empires of past from Fatimid Egypt to South Asia's Mughal dynasty are represented among its blinding white marble facade, but this is a mosque thoroughly of and for the 21st century, with striking contemporary artistry at its heart. Non-Muslims may only be allowed to enter a single mosque in the city, but the one they can, is magnificent.

Thrills & Spills

Need some adrenaline in your life? Yas Island provides enough distractions to keep even the most dedicated thrill-seeker happy. This is the setting for the famed Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the track hallowed ground for Formula One fans. Year-round there are opportunities to hop in the driving seat yourself and make your own Yas Marina Circuit memories. Off the track, Ferrari World and its speed-freak favourite Formula Rossa roller coaster plus Warner Bros World provide full-on family entertainment with enough rides to wear out and sate the thrill tick-list of kids and adults alike.

Coastal Pleasures

There's no need to leave the city for a beach-break, Abu Dhabi offers a swath of sand for everyone. Saadiyat Island has one of the nicest slices of public beach (with a minimal fee) while Al Bateen, the Corniche and the brand-spanking-new beach on Hudayriat Island offer up completely free swags of sandy fun. On the water, Abu Dhabi's Mangrove National Park showcases a completely different face to a city more known for glinting glass-and-steel skyscrapers than nature. Keep your eyes peeled for flamingos, heron and scuttling crabs as you explore the waterways of this vast forest by kayak.

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$48 Cultural & Theme Tours

Full-Day Tour of Abu Dhabi City From Dubai

We take you to a complete tour of Abu Dhabi , the capital city which is the largest and richest among the seven Emirates. You can experience the contrasts of the city well renowed for its modern architecture and impressive skyscrapers. The city is adorned by the resplendent Sheikh Zayed mosque that is one of the most beautiful mosques in the world, which opened its door to all the tourists. A visit to the magnificent mosque would make you feel that the time you spent to travel all the way is indeed worth, we will make your appointment for a detailed guided visit inside the mosque. We drive along side the Yas Island’s Formula one race track, the official race track for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, also you would have an outside view of the Ferrari world theme park.  Later move on to visit the man- made Island city of Abu Dhabi - new Saadiyat Island, that attracts tourists from the entire world. The project is developing extremely well by using the world's most advanced technologies. This visit would thrill you with discoveries of the 21st century.The tour is not complete if you do not see the Louvre as its one of the latest additional to the variety of splendors in Abu Dhabi city. You will spend approximately 15 minutes for a photo stop outside the Louvre. On arrival at the city of Abu Dhabi, the tour proceeds to the Cultural Square followed by a lunch break at a leading mall. The group will have approx. 01 hour for lunch at the mall at own expense. Proceed towards Abu Dhabi Corniche you get to see the breakwaters that stretch out into the sea, giving you a splendid view of the city skyline and water breaks.  As we drive through the Corniche, you witness the most beautiful Emirates Palace hotel. A venue that host round 21 palaces for the rulers of the country. Later on we visit inside (entrances included) the Heritage village, it is an old Bedouin village that narrates to you the day to day life of the locals and their culture during the pre-oil period. You will also witness the miniature of an ancient irrigation system; you will enjoy the glass making displays. Highlights of the Abu Dhabi city tour: The Jebel Ali free zone (drive through),  the Sheikh Zayed Mosque (guided tour inside), Yas Island, Ferrari theme park (outside view), Yas Marina circuit (outside view), Sadiyat Islands, Louvre (outside photo stop), Heritage village, Lunch stop at a mall, drive through Coin building and Etihad towers,  Emirates Palace (outside view), Abu Dhabi corniche, the break waters, cultural square, outside visit to the presidential palace.Abu Dhabi tour is one among the best tour in UAE.

$83 Outdoor Activities

Evening Desert Safari: BBQ, Henna, Camel Ride, Belly Dance

Meet your Safari Marshal and get into a comfortable 4X4 Land cruiser for transfer at any major hotels or Malls of Abu Dhabi. Then, head out towards Al Khatim Desert on Al Ain Road. Enjoy the surrounding as your safari Marshal tells stories about Abu Dhabi and the customs and traditions that still hold strong in the emirate.After around 45 mins, arrive at the desert meeting point of the Al Khatim region. Get prepared to enjoy 4x4 for some exhilarating dune bashing, you will visit camel farm where you can have a photo shoot.After Dune bashing you will reach our Arabic themed camp, Settle in one of the cushion-laden tents to enjoy some Arabic coffee and dates, or if you prefer, soda, tea or water. Then, take your pick from the many complimentary activities on offer.Enjoy a camel ride on the sands, and head off for a spell of adrenaline-pumping sand boarding or quad biking (own expense). You can also get a henna tattoo and dress in traditional Arabic costumer for a souvenir photo!Later, sip tea around a sunset campfire and watch a fascinating belly dance. Then, feast on a delicious barbecue dinner of foods such as hummus, kebabs, and flatbreads, paired with Western dishes.Your experience then ends with a drop-off back at your original departure point.Please note: During the month of Ramadan this activity will not include Entertainment and alcohol will not be served.

$85 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Tour of Abu Dhabi from Dubai

Start your tour with hotel pick up and head straight out of the city for Abu Dhabi. Drive through the highway in Dubai passing by the Jebel Ali Port, the largest port in the world, which is located next to the biggest ‘Free Zone’ area in the Middle East, where there are more than 3500 huge companies from around the world.Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque (inside) which has the capacity of 43,000 people where they can pray at the same time, walk on the largest carpet in the world and admire the world’s heaviest chandelier, which is 9.5 tons.Once you have finished in the mosque you will stop for pictures near the Emirates Palace hotel. From the outside you will see where the VIP visitors of Abu Dhabi come to stay overnight.Next explore the Heritage Village where you can take pictures of the skyscrapers of the capital city. You will see the souvenir shops next to the beach before you drive to the shopping mall where you will have 1 hour of free time for your lunch break.Drive through the Corniche road to see the modern skylines from the outside where you will pass by the Abu Dhabi port on the way to Yas Island. You will stop and take pictures of the Ferrari park logo from outside before driving back to Dubai, where your tour ends.

$60 Day Trips & Excursions

Abu Dhabi Small Group Day Trip from Dubai

Explore the rich past, vibrant present and thrilling future of Abu Dhabi on a full-day tour of the UAE’s largest emirate. Following a pick-up from your central hotel in Dubai; travel along the Gulf coast towards Abu Dhabi. Upon arrival, Drive through Yas Island and pass by Ferrari world as well as passing by Yas viceroy. Now get inside the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the world’s largest mosques, to marvel its white facade. Time to take a drive along the Abu Dhabi Corniche to experience the long pristine waterfront up close. continue on the corniche for a photo stop for three main landmarks the Emirates Palace, one among the top luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi, the Etihad Towers. Those who have seen the ‘Furious 7’ movie will remember the imposing tower and Presidential palace. Next stop will be Marina mall where you can take a lunch break (at your own expenses) dine at the mall Restaurants or the food court options. Hereafter take time to explore the Emirates’ history at the UAE Heritage Village. Inside the village, visit Abu Dhabi Museum to see some interesting specimens such as a replica of an oasis desert village. by the end of the day we drive back to Dubai for smooth drop off.

$109 Day Trips & Excursions

Al Ain Oasis from Abu Dhabi Day Trip with Lunch

Begin your full-day tour with a pickup from your Abu Dhabi hotel. Meet your guide, and then relax into your comfortable, air conditioned vehicle as you travel to Al Ain. Known as the “Garden City,” the pretty desert oasis is actually one of the UAE’s oldest cities and sits beneath the Hajar Mountains near the Omani border. As you travel, learn about Al Ain’s history and hear how Bronze Age relics have been found near the city, indicating that its roots stretch back centuries. On arrival, admire the manicured gardens and avenues as you head for Al Ain National Museum. Go inside with your guide to chart Al Ain's history through the exhibits, and view some of the Bronze Age remains unearthed nearby. Continue to Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, formerly the residence of the UAE’s late founder, His Highness Sheikh Zayed, and views its impressive art gallery, meeting rooms and gardens. Next, head to the camel racetrack, livestock market and food market to glimpse into the daily life of Al Ain's residents. See the waterways that snake between the date palms, and hear how these mud-walled water channels have been used for irrigation for millennia. Then, travel by coach up craggy Jebel Hafeet, the 4,098-foot (1,249-meter) mountain that looms over the city. After admiring the views, descend to the hot springs that gush from the foothills of the mountain. Admire the beautiful setting and springs and dip your toes in the cool streams, if you wish. Continue to a 4-star hotel for a buffet lunch of international cuisine. Savor dishes such as grilled meat, fish and salad, and wash your lunch down with drinks at your own expense. Lastly, travel back to Abu Dhabi where your tour ends with a hotel drop-off. Please note: the order of activities as described above may be subject to change on the day of the tour.

$87.37 Outdoor Activities

Abu Dhabi Desert Safari: Dinner, Belly Dancing, Camel Ride

After pickup at your centrally located Abu Dhabi hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, move to your desert rendezvous. Stop off at a camel farm to see camels big and small. Try to master the art of riding a camel, go sandboarding down dunes and have a henna design painted on your hands or feet. Continue your drive across the sand, watching the beautiful sunset and arriving at your campsite in time for more desert activities and a delicious barbecue dinner provideddinner. Next, try smoking a shisha (an Arabic water pipe) and watch as a belly dancer performs around the campfire under a canopy of twinkling stars straight out of One Thousand and One Nights.