Explore the sights and imposing landmarks of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, on a full day tour from Dubai. From the stunning gold and white of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, to stepping back in time to learn about the beginnings of a city that has became a symbol of modernity in the gulf region. This tour takes in all of the capital's sights.
In the early morning you will depart your central Dubai hotel by air-conditioned bus. Your knowledgeable and experienced guide will show you points of interest, as you head out of the city on Sheikh Zayed Road towards Abu Dhabi. After an hour and twenty minutes you arrive at Yas Island, the famous entertainment and leisure man-made island, where one can see the Ferrari World theme park and the famous F1 Marina Circuit next to it.
We continue driving onto the neighbouring Saadiyat Island that houses the famous Louvre Abu Dhabi, here we stop to take pictures of the iconic museum.
The tour then takes us onto the island of Abu Dhabi, where we drive on the Corniche " promenade road" dotted with parks and gardens, admiring as we drive the capital city's modern skyline. The road take us to the Heritage Village,where you step back in the past history of Abu Dhabi to learn how the life was on the island before the discovery of oil in 1959.
After a short visit, we head to Marina Mall where we break for lunch. In Marina Mall you may browse the shops and enjoy lunch at one of the numerous cafes and restaurants (Lunch is not included in the tour price).
Your next stop is the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, en-route we drive past the iconic grandiose Emirates Palace Hotel, where we stop for a little bit to admire its fabulous architecture and its manicured gardens
Arriving at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, youll be awestruck by the architectural work of art, featuring 82 domes and over 1000 columns. The interior is just as striking; featuring 24 carat gold gilded chandeliers and one of the worlds largest Swarovski Chrystal chandelier measuring 10 metres in diameter, 15 metres in height and weighing twelve tonnes. Reflective pools surround the mosque, magnifying the white and gold exterior.
After an hour and a half of exploring the mosque, we depart to return to Dubai, your tour ends with a drop off at your hotel.