Despite not having the same glitz and glamour as Dubai, Abu Dhabi is still an incredibly fascinating city that has much to offer. This Abu Dhabi Private City Tour offers you the chance to see all of the major highlights with a local guide who can provide insights into the city’s history and culture. Choose from a range of departure times to suit your schedule and include stops like the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Corniche, Emirates Palace, and the Heritage Village for a trip that is fully customized to your interests.
Begin your trip with a pick-up from the port and get whisked away to explore some of the top attractions in this sprawling city. First, you’ll head over to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques on Earth that regularly sees crowds exceeding 40,000 people. From there, you’ll go to the corniche, which is a coastal area that stretches across the city and offers beautiful views of the blue water on one side and skyscrapers on the other. You’ll also get to experience the culture of Abu Dhabi at Heritage Village, a recreation of traditional desert life that gives visitors an idea of what daily life was like before oil fundamentally changed the region’s landscape.
Next, you’ll visit the Emirates Palace, a luxury hotel that has become an iconic symbol of the UAE and embodies the idea of opulence and luxury. You’ll have the chance to walk around the interior of this remarkable building before taking pictures from the outside. You’ll also see the Presidential Palace, which is used for official government functions and events. After that, you’ll head over to Qasr al Hosn, a historic old stone building that is a national landmark and an important part of the country’s history and culture.
Finally, you’ll have some free time to spend at the Abu Dhabi Mall, which is one of the city’s biggest shopping centers and features a wide variety of international and local luxury brands. You’ll also have the option to visit Ferrari World or Yas Island if you wish, which are two of the most popular theme parks in the country and are perfect for those who want to get some adrenaline pumping. After a full day of exploring, you’ll be returned to the port in style and ready for your journey back to Dubai.