Abu Dhabi Heritage Village

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Abu Dhabi Heritage Village: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Optional Lunch

1. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Optional Lunch

Discover the highlights of Abu Dhabi on this day trip from Dubai. Admire the architecture of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Emirates Palace. Immerse yourself in local culture at the Heritage Village. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Dubai. Stop at one of the largest mosques in the world, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Marvel its intricate Islamic carvings and exquisite white marble work. Continue on to Yas Island and stop at the Yas Mall, where you have the option to sit down for a delicious lunch. Drive through the Saadiyat Island project to see the newly completed Louvre museum and the Guggenheim museum, which is still being built. View local markets and drive past gleaming white mosques, the Emirates Palace, and elegant high-rise apartments. Stop at the Heritage Village, which depicts the traditional daily lives of the Arab community prior to the discovery of oil. Your trip ends with drop-off at Emirates Mall, Dubai Mall, Burjuman-Bur Dubai, or City Centre Deira, depending on your preference.

Abu Dhabi: Half-Day Guided City Tour

2. Abu Dhabi: Half-Day Guided City Tour

Explore the fast-changing landscape of Abu Dhabi on a half-day city sightseeing tour with a guide in your chosen language. You’ll visit traditional and contemporary landmarks such as the Grand Mosque and the attractions along the Corniche. Following a pick-up at your hotel in Abu Dhabi (please note pick-up from Dubai is not possible), you’ll drive to the spectacular Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, considered the key site for worship in the United Arab Emirates. Marvel at the main features inside and out, such as the inner courtyard and minaret, design motifs of Naskhi, Thuluth and Kufic calligraphy and slender columns reflected in the water. Then the drive takes you back towards the Persian Gulf, as you admire the modern-day developments along the Abu Dhabi Corniche. Admire some of the world’s most ultra-modern, breathtaking skyscrapers and luxury hotels such as Emirates Palace, facing the pristine beach. Visit the traditional vegetable, dates and fish markets of Port Zayed, to the northeast of the city. Due to its strategic position in the heart of the city, Port Zayed has been instrumental in bolstering Abu Dhabi’s international trade, and plays a pivotal role in Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030, the government’s drive to achieve economic diversification. The tour ends with the opportunity to take photos of Heritage Village, a reconstructed desert village.

Abu Dhabi: 4-Hour City Tour with Sheikh Zayed Mosque

3. Abu Dhabi: 4-Hour City Tour with Sheikh Zayed Mosque

This tour will allow you to visit a selection of carefully-chosen highlights of the UAE’s lovely capital. From its remarkable modern buildings to glimpses into the past, this tour features some of the most stunning architecture to be found anywhere. You will be able to sample Abu Dhabi’s unique blend of culture and fine traditional arts and crafts in the oriental markets and Handicrafts Center. Enter a world where Islamic designs and elements feature on modern architecture, blending the new with ancient traditions of the East and the West, in this city where the glorious greens of its gardens vie with the blues of the sea and sky.

Abu Dhabi: Guided City Tour and Ferrari World Ticket

4. Abu Dhabi: Guided City Tour and Ferrari World Ticket

Explore Abu Dhabi and enjoy a visit to state of the art Ferrari World theme park. Your tour begins with a visit to Sheikh Zayed Mosque, where you can admire the wonderful architecture that exemplifies the beauty of Islamic art. Continue on to the Emirates Palace, an inspiring hotel with 114 imposing domes and fantastic suites decorated with gold and marble. You will then visit the Heritage Village, where you can learn more about the life of the Bedouins. Afterwards, you can enjoy the views of Abu Dhabi’s impressive skyline as you drive on to Al Corniche. The second half of your day trip takes you to the largest indoor theme park in the world – the Ferrari World. Experience the breathtaking rush of speed on the Formula Rossa rollercoaster and test your driving skills on one of the many simulators. Experience a variety of performances, marvel at impressive dances and acrobatic shows, or enjoy go-karting during this fun-filled day.

Abu Dhabi Full-Day Tour from Dubai - Spanish-Speaking Guide

5. Abu Dhabi Full-Day Tour from Dubai - Spanish-Speaking Guide

Explore Abu Dhabi on a Spanish language guided tour. Departing from Dubai, drive along the Gulf coast to the capital of the UAE, full of 5-star hotels and high-class attractions. Pass the Jebel Ali Free Zone en route to admire the largest artificial harbor in the world. Upon arrival in Abu Dhabi, you will visit Sheikh Zayed Mosque, also known as the Grand Mosque. Next, make a panoramic stop at the Al Nahyan Palace, before continuing to Heritage Village. Along the way, pass Union Square to see symbols of Arab culture, and stop for a buffet lunch. Continue with beautiful views of Corniche Island, and see the artificial island developments of Lulu and Saadiyat. Before leaving the city, drive by the Emirates Palace Hotel, the most expensive hotel construction in the world, and stop at the Ferrari World theme park to snap pictures of its iconic F1 racing-car shaped main building.

Abu Dhabi: Classic 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

6. Abu Dhabi: Classic 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Explore Abu Dhabi at your own pace and according to your preferred schedule with a classic one-day pass to the city, which includes 14 stops. Board an open-top, climate-controlled sightseeing bus where you will learn about the United Arab Emirate’s capital city's rapid development and cultural history via the prepared commentary in 8 languages.  Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE where Arabic charm blends into futuristic fantasy. Hop on our 1 Day Hop-on Hop-off tour to discover rich tradition at the Grand Mosque and Heritage Village and modern majesty at the Louvre. The City Tour Route stops include:• Abu Dhabi Mall• Louvre Museum • Abu Dhabi Promenade • Public Beach • Al Bahar Beach• Heritage Village• Marina Mall• Bay View • Founders Memorial • Emirates Palace • Presidential Palace• Al Hosn Fort • World Trade Center• Galleria

Abu Dhabi City Tour with Louvre Museum

7. Abu Dhabi City Tour with Louvre Museum

Escape Dubai and travel to Abu Dhabi on this comprehensive full-day tour. Learn about the rich history of the capital city as you travel along the Gulf Coast and visit the amazing Sheikh Zayed Mosque. You’ll be picked up from your hotel for the drive to Abu Dhabi. Along the way, you will pass by Jebel Ali Port, the largest man-made port in the world.  In Abu Dhabi, your first stop will be at the iconic Yas Island, which features the stunning Yas Links Golf Course, Yas Viceroy Hotel, and the Yas Marina F1 race track. This island is also home to Ferrari’s iconic theme park. Your tour will stop outside Ferrari World for a photo stop. Soak in the sun as you view the developments of Yas Island from the sea. After the photo stop, continue along the corniche road to the upcoming development of Saadiyat Island. This island aims to become the cultural hub of the capital city with various art and culture venues planned in the future. Visit Louvre Museum located in Saadiyat Island. Follow your guide as they help you enter the museum with your ticket. As the largest in the Gulf region, the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum displays both classic and modern works of cultural and sociological significance from all over the world. Once inside, walk through the promenades and see sunlight shining through the museum's iconic dome, built to resemble palm leaves. Next, you’ll get a glimpse into life in the past at the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village before a short lunch break at Marina Mall. After lunch, your tour will continue along the picturesque Corniche road and on through the city to experience Abu Dhabi city life. You'll see the magnificent Emirates Palace, old traditional Emirati houses and a Majlis (traditional meeting place) in the Al Bateen area, and the Al Bateen Palace. Finally, you'll visit the spectacular Sheikh Zayed Mosque. This opulent construction accommodates over 300,000 worshippers and welcomes Muslims and non-Muslims from around the world. This beautiful mosque is known for its diverse Islamic architecture and pure white color. Following the mosque visit, your tour will return to Dubai where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi City Tour

8. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi City Tour

Following a pick-up from your hotel or accommodation, you will be heading to Abu Dhabi for approximately 1 hour drive. Stop to visit sheick zayed grand mosque from inside and admire its golden minarets Continue the drive nearby the  leaning Capital Gate Hyatt Hotel that’s looking like bisa tower  before discovering  one of the fantastic  landmarks of the city at the stunning Emirates Palace Hotel, boasting 1.3 kilometers of private beach and 85 hectares of gardens. Next, experience the more traditional side of the city at Heritage Village, where the museum details the customs of the Arabs before the discovery of oil. Marvel at the dynamic developments of Saadiyat Islands. Then, en route back to Dubai, see the world’s only theme park dedicated to the Ferrari marque, along with the UAE’s high-tech Formula 1 racing circuit at Ferrari World on Yas Island.

From Dubai: Private Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Qasr al Watan

9. From Dubai: Private Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Qasr al Watan

Explore Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, on this full-day tour from Dubai. After the pick-up at your hotel in Dubai you will drive for 1 hour to Abu Dhabi. Upon entering the city you will see the golden minarets of Sheikh Zayed Mosque and Visit Quasar Al Watan, ticket included. Admire the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and its amazing architecture. Continue your drive toward Qasr Al Wantan an incredible landmark and marvel the majestic hallways with its precious and impressive designs that defines the Arabic craftsmanship . Leave the palace with a memorable drive through the identical corniche road and admire the different shapes of the skyline. After a delicious lunch at a luxury 4-star hotel, you will marvel at the dynamic developments of Saadiyat Island. Finish your journey with a short Photo-stop at the unique Formula one race track before heading back to Dubai.

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What people are saying about Abu Dhabi Heritage Village

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,401 reviews

It was very easy to understand and the luck was convenient. Love the narration on the history of the area on the way down. Only negative was that you were dropped off at Dubai Mall not your hotel. Other than I had time to see everything I needed. The treat for me was seeing the embroidered tapestry which was absolutely amazing.

Very well experience and our guide was very informative cooperative and very comfortable drive we had .

Robert was a great guide and the bus driver was also very friendly and reliable.

Fab tour! Loved all aspects, definitely spent enough time in each location:)

Everything was grate! I am recommending this tour for everyone