Your tour of Abu Dhabi will start with pick-up service from your hotel. You will settle inside your climate-controlled vehicle and set off on a 4-hour tour.
You will learn how Abu Dhabi grew into today’s metropolis following the mid-20th-century oil boom, and how it now consists of skyscrapers, mosques, and malls set on an island and riveria-like breakwaters.
On this tour you will visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the city’s showpiece and world’s third-largest mosque. Adorned with intricate Islamic art and carvings, this marble-clad mosque opened in 2007. You will admire the marble domes and courtyards, and view the main prayer hall, graced with giant chandeliers and the world’s biggest handmade carpet.
After the visit to the mosque, you will take photos by the Emirates Palace hotel, and visit the Heritage Village, a recreation of a traditional oasis settlement. You will also browse the craft workshops and souk, and see displays of Bedouin tents and falaj irrigation channels.
After driving along the Corniche past mosques and glass high-rises, stop to admire the city’s magnificent skyline from the end of the breakwater.
Finally, you will take a panoramic drive around Sadiyat Island, home to a dazzling new cultural district. You will admire the still-under-construction futuristic landmarks including the Louvre and Guggenheim museums, both designed to cement the city’s position as a major cultural destination.
Your tour will then conclude with a hotel drop-off.
Stop At: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center Our first stop will be at the Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque, one of the largest and most beautiful Mosques in the world; able to accommodate an impressive number of over 30,000 worshipers. The exquisite white structure is completely clad in marble, featuring intricate Islamic art and carvings, as well as extensive landscaping. Duration: 90 Minutes Admission Ticket Free
Stop At: Yas Mall Photo Stop: Yas Mall is the capital’s ultimate destination for shopping, dining and entertainment right in the heart of Yas Island. Duration: 15 Minutes Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At: Abu Dhabi Dates Market Dates are part of the culture in the UAE. As the date is one of few fruits that can be planted in the area it became a major component of the diet here. The variety of date types can make it fun to taste before choosing which type to buy. Duration: 15 Minutes Admission Ticket Free
Stop At: Heritage Village Visit the Heritage village to experience the traditional aspects of the desert way of life, and immerse yourself in the time capsule that brings to life a souk, a mosque and an encampment from pre-modernized Abu Dhabi. You can shop, explore artifacts and watch artisans making pottery, blowing glass and weaving fabric on a loom. After this We stop at Islamic Art Gallery for 20 Minutes Duration: 15 Minutes Admission Ticket Included
Stop At: Emirates Palace Photo stop: An iconic Abu Dhabi landmark, this beautiful hotel blends Arabian splendour with the latest luxuries to create a magical and memorable experience. Duration: 5 Minutes Admission Ticket Not Included