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Abu Dhabi Half Day City Tour

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Half Day City Tour

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icon4 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Get an introduction to the capital of the UAE on this small-group tour of Abu Dhabi. Learn about the local culture and history from your knowledgeable guide as you visit sights such as the grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Heritage Village, and the dates market. You also get a closer look at the craftsmanship of Emirati artisans at the gold souk, where you can purchase handmade jewelry.
  • Discover the history and culture of Abu Dhabi
  • Entry ticket to the Sheikh Zayed Mosque is included
  • A small group ensures a personalized experience
  • Round-trip transfers from your accommodation included
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Pick Up And Drop Off
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Heritage Village
Dates Market
Gold Souk
Fishing Harbour
Abu Dhabi Corniche
Emirates Palace Hotel (Drive Pass Only)
Jumeirah Etihad Tower(Drive Pass only)

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From Anywhere in Abu Dhabi Only. NB: Please give us your pickup location on Special Requirements (Hotel Name, Room Number).
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Extreme Arabia
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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • "We had booked our half day tour as we had a 15 hour layover in Abu Dhabi." See review

Reviews

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star-2
Ghosted
Amy_W
, Feb 2022
Unfortunately after reaching out a couple of times to confirm where at the airport the pickup point would be, we did not receive a message before our flight departed and could not make the tour. I was disappointed to pay for four tickets and then not get a response in time despite trying more than a week out.
star-4
Time well spent
Steven_E
, Jan 2022
The Grand Mosque was the main part of the tour and was really impressive. We joined a guided tour around it which was interesting and informative. Having left the mosque we visited several other sites around the city which helped get a better understanding of the culture ann no d layout.
star-3
Bad experience, never again. Avoid this company
Grard_W
, Dec 2021
The tour description was confirmed with pickup and drop off included. I mentioned in my reservation that our hotel was located in Al Wathba district. We waited more than an hour and enventualy a car was sent with a guide who ask us what was including in the tour !!! During the tour we lost half an hour waiting for the guide after the visit of the Great Mosk. When drop off the manager asked us to pay additional fee because of the distance between our hotel and Abu Dhabi down town.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-1
Ghosted, operator never showed up nor was I informed or contacted
Dan_L
, Jan 2021
This trip was booked and confirmed. On the day of the trip, which I drove in from Dubai for, I tried calling, texting, and emailing the operator the day of and got no response.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Good day out
mario_c
, Feb 2020
Great day out as an overview of the city our driver was very informative and caring. We invited him to have lunch with us as he took us to the fish market where we bought fresh fish he then took it to the restaurant at the front of the market where they then cleaned and cooked it The pick up procedure could have been a little more clearer as we waited in the lobby
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear Valued Guests, Thank you for the feedback, We are glad that you were assisted with one of our best guides.Thanks for your review!
star-1
Great attractions - Absolutely terrible guide
Ayotunde_O
, Jan 2020
All in all an unpleasant experience. We chose he English language guide however our guide could barely speak a word of english. We had expected a tour of the mosque, however our guide simply acted as a driver and dropped us off, asking us to reconvene at his car by 6pm. He also didn't seem to follow any sort of itinerary and we ended up having to remind him of the places we were meant to visit. The response we got to some were that they are meant for the full day tour, even though they are listed as part of the half day tour. I'm grateful we did not let this totally ruin our experience, because the actual monuments are amazing.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Exceptionally well run
sanchdog
, Oct 2019
We had booked our half day tour as we had a 15 hour layover in Abu Dhabi. We were able to be picked up at the Premier Inn International Hotel which is immediately next door to the airport. We had to exit the airport and get a transit visa. I had tried to do it on line and paid the fees but they responded by saying that you didn't need to do it on line and that fees were forfeited. Getting the transit visa at the airport was easy. Our driver Annis picked us up and my wife and I were the only passengers in his Toyota 8 seater. The tour of the Corniche, the Historical Centre, the Emirates Palace Hotel, a date shop and the Sheikh Zayed Mosque was excellent. Annis was attentive and answered all of our questions. The only minor criticism is that there was not enough time at the mosque. I would strongly recommend this tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Disappointing
327sharynf
, Oct 2019
This was not a guided tour but just being dropped off to explore for yourself. The Grand Mosque is well worth the visit however no gold souk was visited only a rug mskong place thar wove gold into their rug and tried to give you the hard sell on a rug and no visit yo the Corniche or Abu Dhabi Mall.
star-5
Mind at ease
Holly_S
, Oct 2019
It was great to have a driver just drive you around to all the “hot” spots. It sets your mind at ease and you don’t have to worry about anything. He drops you off at the destination and go and explore on your own. Feels more like a taxi service than a tour guide. So that’s the only feedback I would give is that it would be nice if the “tour guides” gave more information on history, culture, background etc. Maybe it’s just because I’m used to those types of tours but it just seemed like I was constantly asking questions instead of being given a “tour” verbally. Our driver was so kind, thoughtful and attentive to all our questions! He did a great job pointing out different buildings and showing us around. I just assumed he would come to the mosque as well and tell us information there too. But all good! It was fun and we saw so much ! Would book again.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Dear Stan, Warm Greetings from Extreme Arabia Team. Thank you so much for the great feedback. All our tour drivers act as tour guides and they are professional. We are very happy to serve our tours to our valuable customers like you. We are looking forward to your future journey. Once again Thank You.
star-5
Half day tour of Abu Dhabi
Elsie_F
, Aug 2019
My Tour was very nice. My guide ensured that I saw the highlights of Abu Dhabi and was very courteous! Would recommend.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Dear Elsie, Thanks for your great feedback. We are happy to know you enjoyed our city tour with one of our best tour guide. We are looking forward to your future journey.

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