Guided City Tours

Abu Dhabi City Tour

By Arabian Adventures
Abu Dhabi
Hotel or residence pick-up included from anywhere in Dubai
From USD 833

Price varies by vehicle, group sizes and other selections

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    Louvre Abu Dhabi
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    Emirates Palace
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    Gold dust coffee
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    Qasr Al Watan
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    Observation at Conrad at Etihad Towers
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    Sheikh Zayed
    Grand Mosque


Home to a world-famous mosque, an island dedicated to global culture, and the country’s spectacular seat of power, there are many incredible sights to see in the nation’s capital. A day trip to Abu Dhabi is a rewarding addition to your time in the UAE, filled with heritage, history, and many iconic sights which make the city one of the world’s thriving hubs for both natural and man-made marvels. Join us for a full day city tour of Abu Dhabi.
Duration: 12 hours
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Full description

The Abu Dhabi City Tour is a comprehensive tour of the key sights of the city. As the UAE’s capital, there are many great stories to be shared about the history and heritage of what once was a tiny settlement many millennia ago, today transformed into a bustling metropolis with a population of over 1.5 million people.

This is a full day tour which takes you across the entire city, stopping off at its most iconic landmarks and driving through picturesque spaces. Starting with a pickup from your hotel or residence, the first stage of your tour will take you past Yas Island, home to the Yas Marina F1 Circuit, Ferrari World and Yas Mall. Yas Island is a hub for sport, entertainment and family adventure, and is worth a second visit.

A drive along Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed street then takes the tour to Louvre Abu Dhabi, a groundbreaking project in the home of UAE culture - Saadiyat Island. Admission to Louvre Abu Dhabi is included as part of your tour, allowing you to delve into the crossroads of culture that can be found in this phenomenal museum.

From Louvre Abu Dhabi, the corniche road takes you to Emirates Palace. Acting as both a 5 star hotel and major city landmark, this palatial hotel is home to the Gold Cappuccino. On your tour, we’ll take you inside Emirates Palace for a photo opportunity, and a Gold Cappuccino of your own. This is definitely an experience for Instagram!

Across the road, you’ll head to the 48th floor of Etihad Towers, where the observation deck provides panoramic views across Abu Dhabi. There will be an opportunity for a slice of cake and a choice of tea or coffee here.

Completing our tour of the Corniche area is a visit to Qasr al Watan, a picturesque museum that tells the story of the United Arab Emirates with a spirited charm. The Qasr is home to a breathtaking library, showcasing the role of education in the development of the nation. Please note, Qasr al Watan is sometimes used to host Presidential Events at short notice – in such circumstances, the tour will replace the visit to Qasr al Watan with Qasr al Hosn, a fortified palace with historical significance in the city.

As the tour says goodbye to the Corniche area, we take a picturesque drive through Al Bateen which is home to a beautiful beach and tranquil blue waters. All roads then lead to the jewel in the crown of the Abu Dhabi City Tour – the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The Grand Mosque is a key place of worship for Muslims across the region, and acts as a symbol of the religion’s prominent role in Emirati society.

At this point, your driver will take you back to your hotel or residence to conclude the Abu Dhabi City Tour.

What's included

  • Private transfer to and from your hotel or residence to Abu Dhabi
  • A knowledgeable tour guide throughout your trip
  • Drive through Yas Island, including observation of Yas Marina Circuit F1 Track, Ferrari World & Yas Mall
  • Admission to Louvre Abu Dhabi
  • Scenic drive across the Abu Dhabi Corniche, a coastal road lined with beaches, green spaces and cycling paths
  • Admission to Emirates Palace, including a signature Gold Cappuccino
  • Admission to the Etihad Towers 48th floor observation deck, including a slice of cake and a choice of tea or coffee
  • Admission to Qasr al Watan – (or Qasr al Hosn in case of Presidential Events, check Know Before You Go section for more information)
  • Picturesque drive through Al Bateen
  • Admission to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Know before you go

  • The Abu Dhabi City Tour operates Tuesday – Sunday. The tour does not operate on Mondays or on public holidays
  • Please note, this is a full day tour lasting approximately 12 hours. Starting times for the tour are flexible between 8am – 10am, depending on guest preferences
  • We recommend wearing comfortable clothing, including walking shoes, for this tour
  • We will be visiting sights of cultural and religious significance during this tour. Please ensure that your clothing adheres to local dress code requirements. As a rule, ensure shoulders and knees are covered
  • Qasr al Watan serves as a National Palace. As a result, it may close to the public at short notice due to private events. If the event of Qasr al Watan closures, this stop of the tour will be replaced by a visit to the equally incredible Qasr al Hosn, an old fort and the oldest stone building in Abu Dhabi

Age policy

  • Adults: 12+
  • Children: 2-11

Cancellation policy

  • We understand that your plans can change. Please contact our team at least 24 hours before your activity to discuss your booking, should you wish to cancel. If you cancel less than 24 hours before your activity is due to start, we will unfortunately be unable to process a refund.
  • If you would like to keep your booking but amend the day of your tour, we will work to accommodate this. However, we cannot guarantee availability.
  • Our operating schedules, routes and activities may be adapted during the holy month of Ramadan, and during the summer months. Please check before you travel if your tour is during the relevant periods.
  • Unforeseen circumstances beyond our or our suppliers’ control may result in cancellation without notice. We reserve the right to cancel or alter activities in such situations. Should a sudden unforeseen circumstance affect your scheduled activity, please reach out to our team to discuss next steps.
  • We reserve the right to cancel your booking if full payment has not been made at least 2 days prior to your scheduled activity.
  • We reserve the right to amend schedules and bookings if business operations require.
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