The capital city of UAE, Abu Dhabi, also called the ‘Manhattan of the Middle East’, has an interesting combination of skyscrapers, mangrove fringed sandy shores and historical buildings. A drive along Abu Dhabi’s Corniche (a beautiful seafront boulevard) gives you a glimpse of the refreshing environs of this island city. Sit back and enjoy the picturesque setting of a beautiful dhow harbour dotted with colourful yachts and dhows.
Al Husn Fort, the oldest building in Abu Dhabi city, houses the museum and is home to other cultural activities like the theatre. Learn more about the unique heritage of the UAE at the Heritage Village. The traditional Bedouin way of life has been reconstructed in the form of displays, photographs and handicrafts. See how modernisation has replaced traditions in Abu Dhabi.
You will be picked up in an air-conditioned coach/ private vehicle from your hotel in Abu Dhabi and taken on a tour of the highlights of the city. A guide (English or German-speaking) will accompany you on this tour. You can choose between coach tour or private tour.
You will visit the following sites:
• Al Husn Palace, for a photo op. The palace, most commonly known as the Old Fort or the White Fort, also known as Diwan Amiri, is the oldest building in the city. Built in the late 19th century, the palace was the residence of the erstwhile ruling family. The courtyard and the tile work over the main or the northern gate are worth looking out for. Many exhibitions are held here displaying traditional artefacts and photographs.
• Head towards the Heritage Village on the breakwater for a taste of life before the discovery of oil. The display offers an insight into Bedouin life, as well as medieval houses, wind towers and the ancient irrigation systems used in the region's oases.
• The recently renovated Corniche (an 8-kilometres long boulevard) is the city's showpiece, with its beachfront location, paved walkways and lush greenery. From there, a road leads to the breakwater, an area of reclaimed land off the main Abu Dhabi Island. Featuring a luxury shopping mall, water sports club and Heritage Village, this area has a number of Arabic cafes and restaurants along the waterfront.
• At the fish market, you can feel the buzz of everyday life and soak up the unique sights and sounds.
After enjoying the sights of Abu Dhabi, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Abu Dhabi in the afternoon.
Well organised tour, pick up on time visited The Mosque very spectacular, the marina, shopping centre and the heritage village. Tour guide was very informative. I would definetly...Mr G R Cook
The tour differed from that advertised as it covered The Grand Mosque, The Sheik Zayed Museum (closed due to the sad death of the ruler of RAK), The Heritage Village, a quick...Biba Husak
Coach Tour: Tuesday & Saturday
Private Tour: Daily Except Friday
Start time: 0830h (08:30am). Hotel pick-up starts at 0800h (08:00am), depending on your hotel location
Duration: 4 hours
Your hotel in Abu Dhabi. (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Your hotel in Abu Dhabi
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.
There is no pick up from Danat Beach Resort, Liwa and Al Mafraq hotelsa nd other properties outside of city limits.
A fax confirming the pick-up time will be faxed 24 hours in advance.
During Ramadan (18th June to 17th July) you will not be able to purchase alcohol and some elements of entertainment (eg. Belly Dancing) will be withdrawn.
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