Abu Dhabi City Sightseeing Tour - The Arabian Jewel
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 Sheikh Zayed center, where the late Sheikh's work is remembered. See memorabilia of the Shiekh including his hunting rifles and his vehicles. Also learn about how the Sheikh travelled around the world and formed the Emirates as we know them today.
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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- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan
- Professional guide
- Optional gratuities
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation of this product will be received at time of booking
- 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
Reviewed by: Nina A, April 2015
Awesome tour and whole organization by orient tours. Girls@women in grand mosque-please seriously wear long trousers long sleeves scarfs on your head. No!white nor seethrough clothes. My friend was wearing white hoodie but they didnt let her in .we had to give her my bf jacket. ;-)
Reviewed by: Marcela A, April 2015
We had a great time at this tour! Our tour guide Carla was the best providing us with very interesting facts throughout the whole trip! Just as a sugestion, the tour guides could carry along a few pashminas with them just in case somebody forgot theirs to enter the Grand Mosque. Great tour!