See Abu Dhabi from a local perspective! Spend the day on a private tour that will show you the citys highlights and attractions beyond the traditional tourist mainstays. Youll learn about the citys rich history and feel like a local as you dive into the best of Abu Dhabi.
Get ready to discover the best that Abu Dhabi has to offer with the help of a local guide. After being picked up at your hotel, youll travel by air conditioned private car to the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Along the way, well see a lot of new development happing on the outskirts of Dubai where the government is getting ready for Expo 2020.
Our first stop on your private tour will be Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the main place of worship in the city, which can accommodate up to 42,000 worshippers. This ornate mosque is a piece of art and a masterpiece of Islamic architecture. Note that since this is a functional place of worship, women will need to be covered head-to-toe with long pants, long sleeves, and a headscarf, and men will have to wear long pants. Visiting the mosque will give you the opportunity to learn about the main religion of the UAE.
Our next stop will be Abu Dhabi Heritage Village, where well get a glimpse into the citys past. The reconstruction of a traditional Emirati village shows us what life was like in the UAE before the oil boom. Here youll get to see replicas of old souks (Arabic for marketplace), Bedouin tents set up with campfires, a mosque, palm tree houses, a goats hair tent, and a traditional falaj irrigation system.
Then well move on to the marina area where youll be able to see old boats that were once used for pearling, and well stop by the local date market in case you want to buy some dates to take home as souvenirs. Well also stop to take photos by five-star hotel Emirates Palace, one of the most iconic hotels in Abu Dhabi.
Before we leave Abu Dhabi well take a drive to Yas Island, a natural island featuring several popular attractions, including Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi. Feel free to buy yourself lunch at Yas Mall and snap some photos of Ferraris at Ferrari World.
Our last stop will be the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, the largest falcon hospital in the world and a highlight of our tour. The falcon is the UAE's national bird and youll learn about the life of falcons and their importance in both the citys past and its present. Youll also get to see the birds undergoing feather repair and visit the falcon museum before departing for our return trip to Dubai.
Note: This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.