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Best Abu Dhabi city tour from Dubai
So, you have decided to explore the attractions, culture and heritage of another top destination in the Middle East – Abu Dhabi, the emirate that lies close to Dubai. A mélange of new developments, yet the traditions and Arabian heritage preserved well, Abu Dhabi is an eclectic destination to explore.
➢ A Brief on the History of Abu Dhabi
As the capital city of the UAE and its second-most populous city after Dubai, Abu Dhabi has a long and intriguing history. After the discovery of oil in 1950s, Abu Dhabi emerged as an important region in the Middle East. The members of the Al Nahyan ruling family are descendants of the tribe by name of Baniyas who originated from the Liwa Oasis in Abu Dhabi. The country has important trade and cultural significance in the current era.
What the Abu Dhabi City Tour from Dubai entails ?
Eager to explore the new country in your travel itinerary? This tour helps you to explore the landmarks and other attractions of Abu Dhabi and allows you to enjoy a splendid tour. The tour duration is 10 hours and extends from 9 am to 7 pm.
Delve into the history of the region; visit the Islamic architectural wonders of the country.
➢ Abu Dhabi City Tour Package
This tour package has specific inclusions and exclusions.
Inclusions: These charges are included in the Abu Dhabi tour package cost
- • Pickup from your hotel
- • Drop back at the same point
- • Unlimited supply of mineral water
- • Multilingual licensed tour guide
- • Transport in clean air-conditioned vehicles
Exclusions: These charges are not included in the Abu Dhabi tour package cost
• Entrance tickets at different tourist spots
• Lunch for the afternoon. Lunch cost is not included in the Abu Dhabi city tour cost because of the variety of different available options.
What to avoid in your tour?
• No sleeveless apparel, short skirts or transparent clothes
• No luggage or large bags should be carried
The pick up from the designated spot will be at the specified time. Any change in timing will be duly notified to you via email or a telephone call sufficiently in advance.
➢ Abu Dhabi Tour Itinerary
The Abu Dhabi city tour includes halts at all the major attractions of this emirate and is aimed at providing a day of fun, education and excitement for the whole family. In the first lap, you are driven through the Sheikh Zayed Road for an hour and a half before you reach the Sheikh Zayed Mosque.
➢ Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Mosque. has been named after the first and foremost President of the UAE by the same name. He is buried at this location. This is the largest mosque in the UAE. The mosque is constructed with several embellishments that make it a grand spectacle.
There are 7 ceiling fixtures in the mosque that are decorated with many Swarovski crystals. Constructed out of flawless white marble, there are 82 domes in the mosque. The main worship hall houses the largest handmade floor carpet that measures about 5700 meters in size. A grand place ideal for visit!
The mosque is huge and it can hold up to 40000 worshippers at a time for the prayers. The main prayer hall by itself can accommodate about 9000 people at a time. The two rooms adjacent to the main prayer hall can accommodate up to 1500 women each.
Follow these instructions at Sheikh Zayed Mosque:
- 1. Men and women have dress codes that have to be followed before entering the premises of the mosque. Men cannot wear shorts and they have to cover their legs and arms. The attire should fall below the knees and should be sufficiently loose. They should also cover their shoulders.
- 2. Women have to cover their hair with scarves and have to wear the ‘abaya’. These will be provided by the mosque and these shall be returned duly to the mosque management after the tour is over.
- 3. The mosque allows entry for tourists only with tickets. Tickets can be purchased on the spot at the entry gate during the time of the visit.
- 4. It is not possible to visit the mosque during different Islamic festivals.
- 5. Any tattoos on the body should be covered.
- 6. Guided tours are not permitted in this area.
- 7. It is advised not to book the tour on a Friday if you have booked to fly out from Abu Dhabi on that day. The drop-off time, in this case, is dependent on traffic flow.
- 8. Failure to adhere to the dress code will result in a refusal of entry into the mosque.
➢ Ferrari World Stopover with Abu Dhabi city tour from Dubai
❖ The next stop in the Abu Dhabi city tour is the Ferrari World.. The Ferrari World is one of the most exciting indoor theme parks in the world located in Yas Island. The world’s fastest roller coaster Formula Rossa is erected in this theme park. Bell Italia and Turbo Track are other exciting races for the whole family. Junior Grand Prix is the perfect attraction for the kids that want to hone their racing skills in scaled-down Ferrari racing cars
❖ This is the first of its kind Ferrari-themed park in the world. The iconic park houses many high-adrenaline rides including the world’s fastest roller coaster, simulators of the latest kind, live shows and family-friendly attractions. There is a selection of Italian restaurants that serve authentic Italian food.
❖ The amusement park extends to about 2,000,000 square meters and includes car exhibition halls, cinema hall, restaurants, shops and a Disney section for kids’ entertainment. The inside of Ferrari World is climate controlled and offers a unique experience and thrills to every visitor.
➢ Know About Ferrari World
- • It is open all 365 days of the year.
- • The things that you need to carry when you visit Ferrari World are sunglasses and a camera.
- • Ensure that you are wearing comfortable clothes and footwear.
- • There are three types of Tickets that a tourist can choose from in Ferrari World: Ferrari World General Admission Ticket, Ferrari World Silver Ticket and The General Admission Ticket plus Quick Pass. These are not included in the Abu Dhabi city tour package cost. The tourists can purchase their tickets to the various rides according to preference.
➢ Corniche Road of Abu Dhabi
❖ If you take a drive along the Abu Dhabi Corniche road., you will be able to see some breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf. You can enjoy the views of the clean water of the harbour as you go along the Corniche Road. There is also a beautiful park located here. When you take a walk along the Corniche Road, you will be able to see the breathtaking skyline view of Abu Dhabi from this part of the city. This road extends to about 9 km. It has beautiful and well-designed pedestrian pathways at the side of the road and reserved play areas for the children.
❖ The Corniche Road area is a great spot to picnic in for families. It is the best spot to spend a whole day with families. You can even cook in some specified spots here. If you are a tourist, do not forget to take some snaps of this beautiful road. Some of the iconic spots as you drive along the road are the Emirates Palace Hotel at the southern end, which is among the top luxury hotels of the world and the Etihad Towers that made an appearance in the famous ‘Furious 7’ movie.
❖ At the Abu Dhabi city tour, you can shoot some good photographs for social media posts and also for treasuring the lasting memories of your tour experience.
Abu Dhabi Emirates Palace Hotel
❖ The Emirates Palace Hotel. is an iconic landmark of Abu Dhabi city and is located at one end of the beautiful Corniche Road. With a construction cost of over 3 billion USD, this is one of the most expensive and luxurious hotels in the Middle East. A large part of the hotel is furnished with expensive marble and gold. The external architecture of the hotel has over 114 golden-coloured domes of a height of 60 meters. It houses three restaurants, 3 bars, lounges and cafes providing different kinds of refreshments. Altogether, there are over 20 different options where you can dine in this hotel.
❖ The spectacular Emirates Palace Hote350 luxury rooms and suites and offers the best cuisine from around the world. Located in the heart of the Abu Dhabi city, it is a 40-minute drive from the airport. It is designed with its own pristine beachfront that extends to 1.3 km, landscaped pools, and a private marina that overlooks a natural bay. An incredible hotel with brilliant architecture…
❖ The Emirates Palace Hotel also has the best conference centres equipped with the latest technological innovations. The other facilities for guests include 2 swimming pools, parking for 2500 vehicles, a helipad for 2 helicopters and spas. The Emirates Palace Hotel is the official guest palace of the government of Abu Dhabi. for the state guests. The top floor has six suites that are exclusively reserved for the rulers of the land and out of bounds for everyone else.
❖ A guided tour of the Emirates Palace Hotel will take you to the signature spaces that reflect the Arabian hospitality. The guided tour takes you to the main dome, a look at the three-bedroom Palace suite (if available) the Etihad Ballroom, auditorium, and the Palace terrace. The guests are treated to a signature Palace Cappuccino or Palace drink and a slice of the Palace Cake at the end of the tour.
❖ Enjoy your lunch at the famed Le Vendome Brasserie at your own expense. This restaurant offers an international buffet the whole day long. The restaurant has a terrace that overlooks the marina and the beach. It also features elegant indoor seating.
Abu Dhabi Dates Market
If you love dates, then this tourist attraction is a must-visit in your Abu Dhabi city tour package. The UAE is famous for the many varieties of dates that grow in this part of the world. You can get to buy very high-quality dates at very competitive rates in the Dates Market. You can taste the Arabian fruit before purchase and also bargain for best prices.
A majority of the tourists that visit the Dates market buy the Majdool, Ajwa and the Chocolaty dates. This is a popular tourist spot, it is estimated that around 2 thousand visitors come to this spot in the UAE every day.
➢ A Brief Dates Buying Guide
- • As a tourist, you can do hard bargaining with the date sellers
- • You can get the dates usually for about 60% of the quoted price
- • Visit a couple of shops before deciding to make a purchase
- • If you decide to buy dates in large quantities, you can probably buy the dates for 50% of the price
➢ Louvre Abu Dhabi Universal Museum
The last stopover and the most awaited one in the Abu Dhabi city tour. It is the most prestigious attraction in the UAE. On arrival at the museum, entry tickets for the museum have to be bought at the entrance. The entrance dome resembles interwoven palm leaves and its exquisite architecture is designed to create the ‘light rain’ effect. The Louvre Museum .Louvre Museum has more than 600 astonishing exhibits. More than half of them have been from different French institutions such as Palace of Versailles and Musee d’Orsay among others.
A famous exhibit at the museum is the self-portrait of the famous painter Vincent Van Gogh and a famous painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. Unlike many other museums, the displays are arranged chronologically, from ancient times to modern, instead of by location. This helps the visitors to view the works of art from a new perspective.
The Louvre Museum also houses a café, a boutique and a restaurant.
➢ Conclusion of the Abu Dhabi City Tour from Dubai
After visiting all the listed attractions you will be driven back to Dubai and dropped off at the exact point where you were picked up from at around 7 pm. This concludes Abu Dhabi city tour.
Have an incredible time exploring Abu Dhabi!
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Commonly Asked Questions about the Abu Dhabi City Tour from Dubai
Q: How long is the drive from Dubai to Abu Dhabi?
A: The drive from Dubai to Abu Dhabi takes about 90 minutes.
Q: Will there be a guide for the Abu Dhabi city tour?
Our guide will be able to speak in the language that you want and will be conversant in English. He/She will show you the activities and sights in Abu Dhabi.
Q: Will there be photo stops during the Abu Dhabi city tour?
There will be photo stops where you can click photographs that you can share on social media or take back to show your family and friends.
Q: How many of the city’s attractions are covered in the Abu Dhabi city tour from Dubai?
A: The Abu Dhabi city tour from Dubai covers up to 75% of the main attractions of Abu Dhabi City. The trip is well organized and we use world-class bilingual guides to show the guests around at each of the stopovers.
Q: Is the cost of lunch included in the tour charges?
A: No. Lunch cost is not included in the tour charges. The tourists have to buy lunch on their own. This decision has been taken because of the numerous lunch options available at different costs.
Q: How long does the Abu Dhabi city tour from Dubai take to complete?
A: The Abu Dhabi city tour from Dubai lasts for 10 hours. It starts at 9 am and gets over at 7 pm. The pickup and drop-off times are included in this period.
Q: When is the work week in Abu Dhabi?
A: The official work week in Abu Dhabi is Sunday through next Thursday. Friday is a holiday for offices for Islamic observances. Government employees work between 7.30 am to 2.30 pm on any working day
Q: What is the time you need in the Louvre in Abu Dhabi?
A: You would need less than 2 hours to cover a basic walk-through of the Louvre in Abu Dhabi.
Q: Is there a dress code that one has to follow when visiting the Louvre Museum?
A: There is no dress code. However, it should be borne in mind that the Louvre has cold interiors.
Q: How can you learn about Abu Dhabi’s history and culture during the tour?
A: Your guide’s expert commentary will teach you facts about Abu Dhabi’s culture and history.
Q: Can we cancel our booking for the Abu Dhabi city tour from Dubai .?
A: You can cancel your participation for the Abu Dhabi city tour from Dubai. We offer free cancellation for up to 24 hours in advance. Otherwise, you will stand to lose a portion of the charges.