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Abu Dhabi City Sightseeing Tour - The Arabian Jewel

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  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2168DXB006
See Abu Dhabi’s top city sights on a full-day sightseeing tour of the United Arab Emirates’ capital city! With a knowledgeable guide, visit impressive monuments such as Sheikh Zayed Mosque, and learn all about the city’s culture, history and attractions. Walk around the Women’s Handicraft Centre, see Qasr al-Husn palace and explore Abu Dhabi Heritage Village — home to recreated Emirati souks and a Bedouin camp.
Leave your centrally located Dubai hotel with your guide, and then travel to Abu Dhabi, roughly 1.5 hours away. Capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi is often called the ‘Arabian Jewel,’ a name that testifies to its lavish monuments and flashy modern architecture.

As you travel around town, listen to stories about the city and its sights such as Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan Mosque, or the grand mosque, as it’s more simply known. Head inside to learn about the monument and marvel at its sheer size and grandeur. The stunning building can accommodate some 40,000 worshipers inside its walls, making it one of the world’s largest mosques.

Hop back inside your minivan and travel the short distance to the Women’s Handicraft Centre, where local arts and crafts are showcased. Watch local ladies making traditional handicrafts, and hear how the center was established to provide job opportunities for women in the region as well as to preserve local heritage.

After exploring the center, travel through the streets to one of Abu Dhabi’s oldest buildings, Qasr al-Husn. Built in the 18th century, the eye-catching white palace was the setting for the city’s governance until as recently as the 1960s. Stop for photos outside Qasr al-Husn, and then continue along the waterfront Corniche with its famous white-sand beach.

Enjoy a break for lunch (own expense) before heading to Abu Dhabi Heritage Village, an open-air museum that showcases everyday life in the city prior to the discovery of oil. Stroll around at leisure and admire recreated souks and a traditional Bedouin camp complete with goat-hair tents.

Finish your tour with a drive past the Dhow Yard where wooden ships are built using time-honored methods, and then head back to Dubai where you will say your goodbyes to your guide at the start point.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Your centrally located Dubai hotel
Departure Time:
9am; reconfirm with the local supplier to arrange exact pickup time

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Abu Dhabi City Sightseeing Tour - The Arabian Jewel

Sheikh Zayed

Inclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan
  • Professional guide
Exclusions:
  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation of this product will be received at time of booking
  • This tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance of your travel date
  • There is a strict dress code to enter any mosques; woman must wear loose long trousers, long sleeves and a head scarf. Men must cover their shoulders and knees. You will be refused entry if you do not comply to the dress code
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Allen D, October 2014

Carla our tour guide was excellent, Clear speaking and very informative. She was tried less in her efforts to give us information and not too much at one time to avoid over load. The Mosque was spectacular. The capital, Abu Dhabi, has a charm all it's own. Thank you Carla.

Reviewed by: Damilola K, October 2014

The Tour was amazing! Anna our tour guide was very nice and helpful!

From GBP35.94

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Tour code: 2168DXB006