The Best of Abu Dhabi Half Day Tour

The Best of Abu Dhabi Half Day Tour
Price: $140.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Beverage (Water)
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable lightweight summer clothing and walking shoes that are suitable for most of the year, but sweaters or jackets may also be needed for the winter months, especially in the evenings. Hats and some protection for the head are advisable when in direct sunlight. To enter the mosque area, guests must wear loose long trousers or long skirts and long sleeves. Shorts and tight and/or transparent clothing is prohibited. Women must cover their head with a scarf. The United Arab Emirates has conservative dress traditions during the Ramadan month. If you are traveling during Ramadan month, swimwear must be confined to the beach and hotel pools. Men and women should ensure shoulders and knees are covered when in public, especially in souks, shops, malls, and villages.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of the vehicle. This tour is wheelchair accessible. Normal tourist photography is acceptable, but it is considered offensive to photograph Arab women. It is also courteous to ask permission before photographing men. Photographs of government buildings, police, or military installations are not allowed. Children ages 2 and younger may attend the tour free of charge, provided that they do not occupy their own seat.

The Best of Abu Dhabi Half Day Tour

On this wonderful half-day adventure you will get to experience the best of Abu Dhabi's urban attractions. This sightseeing tour squeezes in multiple landmarks that will give you a true taste of Abu Dhabi. Embark on this Abu Dhabi expedition for a closer look at the Jewel of the Arab World.

Your tour starts with a pickup at the Abu Dhabi port. You will be transported by luxury vehicle to the city, where your first attraction will be Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. This enormous mosque is the eighth largest in the world and can hold over 40,000 people at once; it's hard to miss and impossible to forget.

After admiring this architectural wonder, continue from here and proceed to a corniche for some quick photos and swing by the Emirates Palace, which hosts guests of the Abu Dhabi government. More than 300 rooms and 90 suites, several finished in marble and gold, are housed within this venue. You will also get to see the President's Palace during this portion of the tour.

Your Abu Dhabi adventure next takes a cultural turn with a stop at Heritage Village, a recreation of a traditional Arab village. While there, you can experience desert life firsthand and get a glimpse of the area's famous underground irrigation system (falaj).

Two more stops await: Marina Mall and Ferrari World. The former has a 100-meter-high viewing area, which is great for photos, while the latter is the biggest indoor amusement park on Earth and serves as home to the world's fastest roller coaster.

Once your tour is complete, be returned in comfort to the port of Abu Dhabi as you reflect on this amazing time in such a mesmerizing place. In just half a day, you can see the very best of the city on this comprehensive guided tour.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  2 ReviewsReview This Tour
Amazing Guide and Tour
December 10, 2019
Our guide, Maaz Khan, was excellent. He explained the history and culture of the UAE so well and helped us understand the history. The visit to the mosque was memorable and he had robes and head covers for the women so we could enter and enjoy the lecture on it. All in all, it was a great experience.
Reviewer: Mary Bruce
5 Stars
The Best of AbuDhabi Half Day Tour
January 28, 2018
First of all we would like to thank our tour guide Mohamed Elaswer for his excellent knowledge! The excursion covers all major city sites. We enjoy the Grand Mosque most of all. We recommend highly this tour!
Reviewer: Tassia Georgieva
5 Stars