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Private Tour: Abu Dhabi Full-Day City sightseeing with Transport from Dubai

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Discover the top tourist attractions in Abu Dhabi on this private full-day trip to the UAE’s glittering capital from Dubai. Traveling to Abu Dhabi from Dubai by comfortable minivan, enjoy ample time to get to know this modern city of glass skyscrapers, mosques, museums and malls. Learn about Abu Dhabi’s past and visit must-sees such as the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi Heritage Village and a dhow shipyard. Let your private guide know if there’s anything else you want to see: the itinerary is customizable to suit your preferences.
  • Full-day Abu Dhabi city tour with a private guide
  • Visit Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan Mosque, Abu Dhabi’s grand mosque
  • Explore Abu Dhabi Heritage Village and see a recreated Bedouin camp
  • Enjoy a flexible itinerary with personalized attention from a private guide
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Private professional English speaking guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off in a Private Vehicle
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque inside visit
Photo stop at Emirates Palace - 7 star hotel
Free time at Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi for Shopping and Lunch (direct payment)
Visit to Zayed Centre & Heritage Village
Photo stop at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Gratuities
Food and drinks ( lunch time will be given at Marina Mall, guest should have to pay directly )

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
• Your centrally located Dubai Hotels.
• For guest staying in any Private Residence or Villas in Dubai , pick up can be arranged from any nearby hotels.
• Pick up service from Jebel Ali Hotels, Bab Al Shams or from Al Maha Desert Resort or others locations ( which is not in City limit) are available only with additional cost upon request based on your location.
>> Departure time : - As per guest selection

Airports

  • Dubai Airport, Dubai United Arab Emirates


Ports

  • Dubai Port Rashid Cruise Terminal


After morning pickup from your central Dubai hotel, hop inside your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan with your informative private guide. Then, set off on your private day trip to Abu Dhabi, roughly 1.5 hours away.

As you travel, listen as your guide shares interesting facts about the city. Learn how it grew from a humble trading port into one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities in just a few decades following the discovery of oil in the 1950s. If there’s anything you want to see more or less of during your tour, simply let your guide know. Because your tour is private, the itinerary can be tailored around you.

On arrival, travel around the sights in comfort and stop for photos and to visit the attractions as and when you wish. Make your first stop at the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan Mosque, otherwise known as the Grand Mosque. Admire the gleaming white domes and minarets, and view the ornate interiors as you learn how the mosque accommodates 40,000 worshippers, making it one of the world’s largest.

Drive along the beautiful, palm-lined Corniche, and after time out for lunch (own expense), visit the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village, an outdoor museum that recreates a traditional oasis village.

Stroll around the replica souks, courtyard houses and Bedouin tents to gain insight into daily life in the region before oil, and browse the interesting craft workshops and stalls for souvenirs.

Finally, see a dhow-making yard where craftspeople build these traditional Arabian wooden boats. Admire some of the work and learn more about the time-honored techniques used to construct these beautiful vessels.

Afterward, relax on your ride back to Dubai where your trip ends with a hotel drop-off.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
Leave your centrally located Dubai hotel with your private guide, and then travel south to Abu Dhabi, roughly 1.5 hours away. Capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is often called the ‘Arabian Jewel,’ a name that testifies to its lavish monuments and flashy modern architecture.The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the first stop on your full-day sightseeing tour. Marvel at the mosque’s sheer size and grandeur, then head inside the impressive monument for a look at its gilded interior, which can accommodate some 40,000 worshipers, making it one of the largest mosques in the world.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Zayed Heritage Center
Next, it’s a short drive to the Zayed Centre, a museum dedicated to the late Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, a leader who is said to have shaped the UAE and is affectionately known as the ‘father of the nation.’ Learn from your guide about the Sheikh’s world travels and browse an impressive collection of his personal memorabilia, including photographs, hunting rifles, stuffed lions and cheetahs, and treasured vehicles.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Heritage Village
Enjoy a break for lunch (own expense) before a drive to your final stop: the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village. Stroll around this open-air museum, which demonstrates what daily life was like in the city prior to the discovery of oil. Explore recreated Emirati souks and a traditional Bedouin camp complete with goat-hair tents.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Drive along the beautiful Corniche before passing through the cultural hub of Saadiyat Island, home to the stunning Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum. At the nearby leisure and entertainment district of YasIsland, you have time for a final photo-stop near the world's first Ferrari World theme park.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Pickup will be in a Private suitable air-conditioned vehicle with Private Guide.
  • Children up to 5 years of age must be provided with a child safety seat. Kindly let us know if you have an infant 5 years and below joining the tour. Infant seat will be provided without any additional charges.
  • IMPORTANT : Please pay strict attention to the dress code since you will be visiting the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Failure to observe the dress code will result in entry to the monument being restricted.When booking and visiting through a Tour Operator, it is not feasible to rent an Abaya (local ladies cloak) at the Mosque. However, in emergency situations, you can purchase an Abaya from your Tour Guide during the tour at a nominal cost of USD 10 (subject to availability).
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Dress Code - Women and men are to wear conservative, loose fitting, non-transparent clothing, long sleeves (up to wrist length), long skirts (up to ankle length), or trousers. Women must wear a headscarf before entering the Mosque.
  • Foot wear must be removed before entering the Mosque. Men must not reveal any flesh above their knees and their shoulders must be covered. Body tattoos must be covered.Good quality sunglasses are advised. Hats are advisable when in direct sunlight.
  • Zayed Center Abu Dhabi is closed on Saturday's and will be replaced with a Date market visit and a photo-stop at Louvre Abu Dhabi.
  • Guests visiting the UAE during the Summer months (June – September) are advised that peak daytime temperatures sometimes reach 42 – 45 degrees Celsius. Humidity levels can also exceed 90 percent during this period. We recommend all our guests to take adequate precaution.
  • As part of ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, some of the Tourist sites which are included in the given itinerary remain closed, so alternate visits / photo stops will be arranged.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Guest can discuss with our tour guide and customize the itinerary, guest have to pay directly if any additional entrance ticket applicable which is not included in the above itinerary.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Orient Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Abu Dhabi Full-Day City sightseeing with Transport from Dubai?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Abu Dhabi Full-Day City sightseeing with Transport from Dubai.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Abu Dhabi Full-Day City sightseeing with Transport from Dubai?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Abu Dhabi Full-Day City sightseeing with Transport from Dubai.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Abu Dhabi Full-Day City sightseeing with Transport from Dubai?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Abu Dhabi Full-Day City sightseeing with Transport from Dubai.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Abu Dhabi Full-Day City sightseeing with Transport from Dubai?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Abu Dhabi Full-Day City sightseeing with Transport from Dubai.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Tour: Abu Dhabi Full-Day City sightseeing with Transport from Dubai?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Abu Dhabi Full-Day City sightseeing with Transport from Dubai.

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Abu in a Day
James_W
, Feb 2020
Wonderful experience! The guide was extremely knowledgeable and spoke very good English. The Grande Mosque was beautiful, and our guide also knew the perfect spot to take an awesome picture! We saw all the main sights in Abu Dhabi including the President’s Palace and Ferrari World!
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Great way to see Abu Dhabi in a day
chrisglassy
, Feb 2020
We really enjoyed our day trip to Abu Dhabi. This tour provided our own tour guide and driver. The van was clean and comfortable. Our guide was excellent. She gave us a nice overview of the UAE on the hour plus drive to Abu Dhabi. The grand mosque tour was superb. Quite an incredible place. We also went to a heritage center and the Zayed Center. Saw the Lourve Abu Dhabi from the outside only. Stopped in at the Palace hotel for a quick peak at the gold leaf ceiling and the opulent fixtures. Really enjoyed our day and it was so nice having your own guide and driver.
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We travelled to Abu Dhabi with our...
Asim A
, Dec 2017
We travelled to Abu Dhabi with our guide, Gabor. His knowledge of the country was exceptional and we came across many sites that we could have missed had it not been for him. Great value for money and we look forward to visiting again soon
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Awesome day in Abu Dhabi! Great job...
Hawksfan
, Oct 2017
Awesome day in Abu Dhabi! Great job by Orient Tours, and we couldn't imaging a better guide than Mr. Mohamed Murasil. He shared his extensive knowledge of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and helped to make our visit an experience we will never forget. It is one of the most beautiful religious sites I have ever visited, and the experience was humbling. We also stopped at the Emirates Palace hotel for a short tour and enjoyed cappuccino and ice cream sprinkled with gold flakes! Overall great day visiting the mosque, hotel, Yas island, Sheikh Zayed library, Ferrari World, and viewing the impressive Abu Dhabi skyline.
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Wonderful trip and tour of Abu Dhabi...
drjohnwatkins
, Sep 2017
Wonderful trip and tour of Abu Dhabi mosque, which is spectacular. Enjoyed having both a driver and personal guide, who imparted a lot about Emirati society and roles of men and women. John W.
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I choose this tour because travelled...
Carlos R
, Apr 2017
I choose this tour because travelled so far to come to Dubai, so visiting Abu Dhabi was a no brainer. The plan was OK and having a private tour made a lot of sense to take advantage of the flexibility and exclusivity it brings. Unfortunately the guide they send me in Dubai did not seem fully knowledgeable of the Abu Dhabi city. They took us to the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, which was great, but after that lost time in a gallery that was a tourist trap for purchase of goods, then Heritage Village and Emirates Palace. By then we had plenty of time to do other things and ask about other historical sites or local market and the answer was none available, I believe he did not knew Abu Dhabi well. Ended losing few hours in the Marina Mall for lunch and the Ferrari which could you do nothing if not entering the park. To make matter worst the driver was pressing and releasing the gas pedal every 5 seconds, making the ride very uncomfortable. I ended up paying a lot of money for a private to make it special and it was a extremely weak experience. Would not recommend this company for their private tours.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear Carlos R, Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback about our private Abu Dhabi City Tour you have recently joined with us. We apologize for not having fully met your expectation. The sights you have visited during your Abu Dhabi Tour with us are indeed the main places to be visited and unlike in Dubai there is for example no souq. We regret your disappointment with us. Please let us know when you will be in our destination again so that we can showcase our services again. We would love to see you soon on one of our tours/safaris. Thank you for choosing ORIENT TOURS and taking the time to review us! Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
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Excellent driver/guide team made the...
Reto
, Apr 2017
Excellent driver/guide team made the best use of the day, with flexible adaptation of the programme along the way, including sufficient time for lunch at Emirates Palace.
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We love the tour. Our tour guide Aiman...
RODRIGO G
, Mar 2017
We love the tour. Our tour guide Aiman Hamada was great!!
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Amazing tour and worth the trip...
Mmoore0200
, Jan 2017
Amazing tour and worth the trip! Ladies beware that you have to have your arms and legs covered as well as your head.
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It was a wonderful tour and our guide...
rnewton.tolhurst
, Sep 2016
It was a wonderful tour and our guide was very knowledgeable and courteous.
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