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Abu Dhabi City Tour

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Highlights

  • Experience everything Abu Dhabi has to offer on this unmissable day tour.
  • Stroll on the Corniche, a magnificent boulevard and the city’s showpiece
  • Get a glimpse into the Bedouin culture at the Heritage Village
  • Visit the beautiful dhow harbour dotted with colourful yachts and dhows

Overview

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.

Itinerary

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.

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Reviews

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

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Coach Tour: Tuesday & Saturday
Private Tour: Daily Except Friday

Duration

4 hours

Start time

Start time: 0830h (08:30am). Hotel pick-up starts at 0800h (08:00am), depending on your hotel location
Duration: 4 hours

Meeting point

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.)

Ending point

Your hotel in Abu Dhabi

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in air-conditioned coach (Coach Tour)
  • Transportation in air-conditioned private vehicle (Private Tour)
  • English or German speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Snacks and drinks

Please note

Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming 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.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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Cancellation policy

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  • 4.5Reviews (2)
  • "Great fun" 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...
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