1. United Arab Emirates
  2. Abu Dhabi
  3. The Corniche, Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Product ID: 56276
Discover the main sights of Abu Dhabi on a 4-hour sightseeing tour of the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and visit traditional and modern landmarks. Go to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, peruse the city's traditional markets, and more.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German

Pickup included

Pick-up from your hotel in Abu Dhabi (for select hotels only). The mentioned starting time is an approximate time. After booking, you will receive an email from the supplier with the exact time of pick-up from your hotel.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Look inside the spectacular Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Go to a traditional fish and vegetable market
  • Drive past the ultra-modern skyscrapers and luxury hotels of the Corniche
  • See traditional Arabic architecture and craft displays at the Heritage Village
Full description
Explore the fast-changing landscape of Abu Dhabi on a half-day sightseeing tour, and visit traditional and contemporary landmarks, such as the Grand Mosque and the attractions of the Corniche.

Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to the spectacular Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, considered the key site for worship in the United Arab Emirates. Marvel at the main features inside and out, such as the Inner Courtyard and Minaret, design motifs of Naskhi, Thuluth, and Kufic calligraphy, and slender columns reflected in the water mirror.

Then, drive back towards the Persian Gulf and see the modern-day developments of the Abu Dhabi Corniche. Admire some of the world’s most ultra-modern and breathtaking skyscrapers and luxury hotels facing the pristine beach.

Next, go to the traditional vegetable, date, and fish markets of Port Zayed in the northeast of the city. Due to its strategic position in the heart of the city, Port Zayed has been instrumental in bolstering Abu Dhabi’s international trade, and plays a pivotal role in Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030, the government’s drive to achieve economic diversification.

End with a visit to Heritage Village to get an insight into the traditional side of Abu Dhabi at a reconstructed desert village with handicraft stalls and open workshops.
Includes
  • Hotel transfers
  • Guide

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Modest dress is recommended, especially for the visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Arms and legs must be fully covered and a scarf is required for ladies so that they can cover their hair
• This tour operates all year round
• During the holy month of Ramadan, the traditional fish and vegetable market will not be visited
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 72 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Great tour to the mosque

Fortunately we had a private tour ... Emma gave us a lot of information about the country and its people .. The tour was worth it for that. The mosque is so impressive ... we also really enjoyed Herritage. Great beach, view of the skyscrapers on the Corniche ... just impressive. We can definitely recommend the tour ...

February 27, 2019

Highly recommended, especially with the right guide ;-)

You should definitely have done this when you are in Abu Dhabi! With “Yas” (?) We had a very competent guide, who designed the tour with a lot of knowledge and anecdotes, as well as in the right places with the necessary seriousness and respect. The only point of criticism: As you know in advance, the mosque can only be entered in appropriate clothing and for women with a headscarf. Now every travel guide points out that head scarves are available here at the entrance. According to our guide, however, this does not apply to tour groups; the organizer has to take precautions accordingly. In any case, we were absolutely not informed of this and assumed that we could receive a suitable cloth at the entrance. With a little improvisation, our guide quickly solved this "problem". Nevertheless, it should be explicitly pointed out when booking the tour: For travel groups, you are responsible for the required clothing (including headscarf!).

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November 13, 2018

Informative, entertaining, very good guide

July 4, 2019

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Arabian Adventures

Product ID: 56276