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Abu Dhabi Sightseeing Tour: Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Heritage Village, and Souk

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Witness the highlights of Abu Dhabi on this 4-hour sightseeing tour of the UAE’s dazzling capital. Traveling between the sights in an air-conditioned vehicle, visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, a vision of white domes, minarets and courtyards; explore the recreated old desert settlement at the Heritage Village, with its Bedouin tents and craft demonstrations; browse the Souk and bustling Dates Market; and admire the beaches, gardens and gleaming high-rises. As you explore, gain fascinating insight into the history, culture and future of this beautiful city from your guide.
Highlights
  • Discover all of Abu Dhabi’s highlights in a morning on a city tour
  • See the sites by air-conditioned coach and learn about them via a guide
  • Visit the Grand Mosque, Heritage Village, and souks to uncover local life
  • Ideal for first-time visitors seeking a quick but full city overview
What to Expect
After pickup from your Abu Dhabi hotel, set off on your tour by comfortable, climate-controlled coach. As you travel, learn about the city’s past and its 20th-century oil boom—a time that triggered its transformation from a humble port to today's metropolis. Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the world’s largest and Abu Dhabi’s modern showpiece. Explore the white-marble courtyards of the complex and learn how it can accommodate up to 40,000 worshippers. Next, stroll around the souk to browse the gold shops before diving into the Dates Market to see and sample some of the many varieties of dates on offer. Drive along the Corniche to admire the skyscrapers and beaches on each side, and visit Heritage Village, an outdoor museum celebrating Abu Dhabi’s Bedouin heritage. Watch craft demos and check out the museum, replica village, and falaj irrigation channels before finishing with a hotel drop-off.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Any Hotels or Malls with in Abu Dhabi City Limits
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point at approximately 1pm
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned Vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • will be operated by a bilingual guide ( English & German)
  • Dress code is formal
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • If you are visiting a mosque especially the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, you need to have a more conservative dress code. For men and women, your legs and arms need to be covered – no shorts or skirts above the ankle. Additionally, your clothes should not be tight fitting – this is not the place for yoga pants! Try and ensure the fabric of your clothes is opaque as well, as see-through garments are inappropriate in a religious environment. Female visitors to the mosque will be asked to cover their hair; however, a headscarf will be provided to them upon entry. As a side note, you will be asked to remove your shoes.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This half day was an opportunity to be guided to some key basic city sights. The grand mosque (Sheikh Zayed mosque) was the highlight of the morning, with its amazing architecture and ambience. Heritage village offered us a chance to buy some local wares at...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Rachael J
EmiratesTour, Manager at Emirates Tours and Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much Rachel for sending us your awesome feedback, Emirates Tours & Safari LLC really appreciates your time! We are very glad to know that you have enjoyed the city tour with us. We look forward in having you again on our tours...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a long 17 hour layover in Abu Dhabi so I decided to book a half-day tour of the main sites. Emirates tours came highly rated through TripAdvisor; they had an English-speaking guide and would pick-up from our hotel (Premier Inn Abu Dhabi International...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank LyndaMUtravel
EmiratesTour, Manager at Emirates Tours and Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much Lynda for sending us your fantastic review. Emirates Tours & Safari LLC expresses our deepest gratitude for choosing us! Our hearts are filled with endless joy knowing that we are part of your wonderful adventure while having your layover in Abu...More

Reviewed 10 August 2019

They made almost a mall underground that has a food court and some cafes and shops but not been completed yet and i guess in few months it will be fully up and running Entrance still free and smooth Now you can't enter the actual...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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EmiratesTour, Manager at Emirates Tours and Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2019

Thank you so much SherifC4Ali for sending us your great feedback, Emirates Tours & Safari LLC really appreciates your time! We are very glad to know that you had an amazing day trip with us. Indeed that Abu Dhabi has been named the fastest growing...More

Reviewed 15 May 2019 via mobile

We have just returned from our half day city tour and mist confess we found it disappointing - 2.5 stars out of 5. For a cost of 189AED per person, the tour wasn't hugely expensive but only took you to sites which are free to...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2019

Our guide Mohammed was great. One of the best tours I've ever had! The mosque was beautiful and Hermitage was very interesting.

Date of experience: April 2019
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