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City Tour of Abu Dhabi Landmarks

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
City Tour of Abu Dhabi Landmarks

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Check out Abu Dhabi’s top sights in one morning on a 4-hour city sightseeing tour. Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque to see its domes, Islamic art, and prayer hall, and explore traditional desert life and crafts on a stroll around the Heritage Village. Plus, take panoramic drives to see the Emirates Palace, Corniche waterfront, and boundary-pushing cultural landmarks taking shape on Sadiyat Island. Your tour includes air-conditioned transport and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • 4-hour Abu Dhabi city sightseeing tour
  • Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque to admire the domes, courtyards, and prayer hall
  • View displays on traditional desert life at the Heritage Village
  • See top Abu Dhabi attractions such as the Corniche and Emirates Palace
  • Stop for photos of the city skyline at the tip of the breakwater
  • See the futuristic Louvre and Guggenheim museums taking shape on Sadiyat Island
  • Air-conditioned transport and hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Welcome kit is provided on arrival
Audio guiding in multilingual and driver guide in English.
Free Wi-fi on our Busses and USB charger available
Round trip transportation in modern & comfortable vehicle
Guided tour of Abu Dhabi landmarks
Personal expenses
Food & Beverages

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Tour Start time: 09.00 Hrs
Pickup: We pickup all the guests between 30 - 60 minutes before the tour departure time.
Drop off: Hotels in Abu Dhabi

$15 supplement will be charged for the pickup and drop off for the guest stayed in Yas Island hotels.

Departure Time

8:30 AM
After pickup from your Abu Dhabi hotel, settle inside your climate-controlled vehicle and set off on your 4-hour tour.

Learn how Abu Dhabi grew into today’s metropolis following the mid-20th-century oil boom, and how it consists of skyscrapers, mosques, and malls set on an island and riveria-like breakwaters.

Visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the city’s showpiece and world’s third-largest mosque. Adorned with intricate Islamic art and carvings, this marble-clad mosque opened in 2007. Admire the marble domes and courtyards, and view the main prayer hall, graced with giant chandeliers and the world’s biggest handmade carpet.

Take photos by the Emirates Palace hotel, and visit the Heritage Village, a recreation of a traditional oasis settlement. Browse the craft workshops and souk, and see displays of Bedouin tents and falaj irrigation channels.

After driving along the Corniche past mosques and glass high-rises, stop to admire the city’s magnificent skyline from the end of the breakwater.

Finally, take a panoramic drive around Sadiyat Island, home to a dazzling new cultural district. Admire the still-under-construction futuristic landmarks including the Louvre and Guggenheim museums, both designed to cement the city’s position as a major cultural destination.

Your tour then concludes with a hotel drop-off.
Stop At:  
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
Our first stop will be at the Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque, one of the largest and most beautiful Mosques in the world; able to accommodate an impressive number of over 30,000 worshipers. The exquisite white structure is completely clad in marble, featuring intricate Islamic art and carvings, as well as extensive landscaping.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Yas Mall
Photo Stop: Yas Mall is the capital’s ultimate destination for shopping, dining and entertainment right in the heart of Yas Island.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Abu Dhabi Dates Market
Dates are part of the culture in the UAE. As the date is one of few fruits that can be planted in the area it became a major component of the diet here. The variety of date types can make it fun to taste before choosing which type to buy.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Heritage Village
Visit the Heritage village to experience the traditional aspects of the desert way of life, and immerse yourself in the time capsule that brings to life a souk, a mosque and an encampment from pre-modernized Abu Dhabi. You can shop, explore artifacts and watch artisans making pottery, blowing glass and weaving fabric on a loom. After this We stop at Islamic Art Gallery for 20 Minutes
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Emirates Palace
Photo stop: An iconic Abu Dhabi landmark, this beautiful hotel blends Arabian splendour with the latest luxuries to create a magical and memorable experience.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • TOUR DEPARTURE TIME: Tours starts @ 09:00 hrs.
  • DURATION : Approximately 4 hours
  • CHILDREN POLICY : Discount 30% up to 11.99 years
  • CANCELLATION: Cancel Free of charge Up-to 24 hours from date of service local time, after that full charge.
  • Important info:
  • The Sheikh Zayed mosque in Abu Dhabi is open to visitors between 8.30am and 11:30am, Sunday to Thursday.
  • Ladies visiting the Mosque are required to cover their head with scarf and do not wear shorts, beachwear or sleeveless outfits as they are to be fully covered.
  • Men visiting the Mosque should wear long trousers
  • The Cultural foundation & Al Husn palace is closed for renovation in Abu Dhabi, hence not incorporated in the itinerary of Abu Dhabi tour
  • The Heritage Village in Abu Dhabi opening hours are: Mon-Thu & Sat , Sun 09:00-13:00 and from 17:00-21:00. Fri from 17:00-21:00.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during City Tour of Abu Dhabi Landmarks?
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
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What is the policy on sanitization during City Tour of Abu Dhabi Landmarks?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during City Tour of Abu Dhabi Landmarks?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during City Tour of Abu Dhabi Landmarks?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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30 Reviews

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good tour
, Feb 2020
Enjoyable and well organised tour showing the highlights of Abu Dhabi. The Mosque was stunning, we would have preferred a little more time at the Heritage Village and less time at Ferrari World only negative Informative commentary on the coach. Pick up on time at Cruise port Good tour great value for money
Excellent trip we had a brilliant...
Paul R
, Oct 2017
Excellent trip we had a brilliant guide and he taught us a lot about Abu Dhabi the highlight was the visit to the Grand shiayiq Mosque it was so beautiful, but just be warned about your clothing I put on a long skirt to the ankle and a long sleeved blouse, but when the driver arrived at our hotel to pick us up he said I would need to cover my ankles with socks and also wear a shirt or cardigan that was not see through what so ever, so I had to wear my husbands socks and one of his shirts what a silly sight I looked, luckily I had taken a big scarf to cover my head and shoulders.
The tour wasnt worth the time or...
Tracy M
, Oct 2017
The tour wasnt worth the time or money. Being a Friday the itinerary was different than other days and very limited, Grand Mosque was beautiful and i am glad i visited. Tour leader was just average. Best thing about the afternoon was the air con in the mini bus. Either choose another day or dont bother with this trip. Unfortunately we had limited time in Aby Dhabi
1 traveler found this review helpful
Really good tour. Our guide was...
, Sep 2017
Really good tour. Our guide was great and offered us an alternative place of interest when one of the sites was closed for a public holiday. Also took us to the date markets on the way back to our hotel.
Viator clearly doesn't vet the tour...
Garry W
, Aug 2017
Viator clearly doesn't vet the tour companies, at least in Abu Dhabi. Our guide was an hour late, looked like a homeless person wandering into our hotel lobby, had an unmarked van, wore clothes that were not professional, didn't know much about the history of Abu Dhabi, and sat in the front passenger seat and talked to the window the entire time which made it difficult for the two of us in the back to hear. He and the driver were nice pleasant fellows, but did not meet the quality standards that one might expect from a Viator tour. Two stars because they were nice guys, but really should not be in the tour business.
This was excellent value ... we got...
, Jul 2017
This was excellent value ... we got it for half price! We had expected a tour bus but we had an individual guide and driver. We saw all major sites, the mosque being the most memorable.We highly recommend this tour to get a great overview of the city. It was the only way to travel in heat of 45 degrees! Information was delivered to our hotel the day before with clear instructions about what attire was accepted for the mosque. The guide also checked our attire before leaving.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Bie pero admite mejoras
, Nov 2019
Buen recorrido en muy buen auto y conductor amable. La explicación del audio puede ser mas completa de la ciudad, estructura politica y un poco de historia. Se limita a ciertos datos y algunas anecdotas,
Für den Preis okay!
, Oct 2019
Die Tour startete leider etwas holprig. Als Abholungszeit wurde uns zwischen 8.00 - 8.30 Uhr genannt. Um 9.00 Uhr war leider immer noch niemand da. Unsere Hotelrezeption telefonierte dann dem Fahrer hinterher und es hieß er sei auf dem Weg. Eine kurze SMS, dass der Fahrer sich verspätet wäre schön gewesen. Die Tour war interessant und sehenswert. Ein bisschen Verkaufsfahrt war zum Schluss leider auch dabei, aber ansonsten für das Geld völlig ausreichend.

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