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Mangrove National Park: Self-Drive Speedboat Tour

1. Mangrove National Park: Self-Drive Speedboat Tour

Meet your friendly guide at Anantara Eastern Mangroves who will show you how to operate your own Rhino Rider speedboat. After a quick safety and operational briefing, hop onto your boat and slowly cruise through the marina towards the exit to the lagoon. Test the maximum speed of your Rhino Rider as you zoom through the lagoon passing the royal palace. Encounter flamingos on your way and observe them from a distance. Continue into the mangrove forest where you will maneuver through the canals. See fish, herons, crabs, or sometimes even dolphins along the way. Take a brief stop at an uninhabited island for a quick swim or to do some exploring. At the end of the tour, return to the departure point at Anantara Eastern Mangroves.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Full-Day Sightseeing Trip

2. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Full-Day Sightseeing Trip

Immerse yourself in Abu Dhabi on a day trip from Dubai. Experience breathtaking buildings and views with visits to the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Qasr Al Watan palace, and Emirates Palace. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Dubai. Relax during the scenic 90-minute journey from Dubai to Abu Dhabi. Visit Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the largest mosque in the UAE. Enter the mosque and be spellbound by its breathtaking interior – a symphony of marble, gold, crystals, and ceramics. Next, take a drive along the Abu Dhabi Corniche to experience scenic views of the Persian Gulf. Then, enjoy a visit to another landmark of Abu Dhabi, the Etihad Towers. Those who have seen the Furious 7 movie will recognize this imposing tower. Stop for lunch at the Marina Mall. Enjoy a delicious meal at your own expense at one of the mall’s restaurants or food courts. Afterward, explore the Qasr Al Watan, or the “Palace of the Nation.” This splendid palace offers insight into Arab heritage and the governing principles that shaped the history of the UAE. Explore the palace’s fascinating exhibits and marvel at its exquisite craftsmanship. Afterward, return to your accommodations in Dubai.

Abu Dhabi: Guided Speedboat Sightseeing Tour

3. Abu Dhabi: Guided Speedboat Sightseeing Tour

There’s simply no better way to take in the sights of Abu Dhabi’s skyline than viewing it from the sea. Take a 1-hour, 1.15-hour, or 1.5-hour guided tour to admire the vistas that can’t be seen on land. Traveling by boat gives you front-row seats to Abu Dhabi's beauty. Get up close and personal to the graceful promenade of Abu Dhabi Corniche and take in the incredible 21st century skyline. Follow this with a thrilling trip around Al Lulu Island. This guided tour gives you amazing views of the massive Emirates Palace hotel and a true picture of Abu Dhabi’s cityscape. Marvel at incredible views of the Al Maya Island, the Presidential Palace, Al Maqtaa Fort, and more from the water. The boats used are powered by the latest generation of eco-friendly engines, manufactured to exacting specifications and capable of reaching thrilling speeds. They are manned by experienced, fully qualified crews, and each boat comes equipped with the latest safety equipment, ensuring that the ride of your life is a smooth and safe one. Choose to upgrade your experience with a breakfast combination option. Enjoy a thrilling 45-minute speedboat tour, followed by a light breakfast at the Emirates Palace Hotel.

Abu Dhabi: 2-hour Guided Kayak Tour in the Mangroves

4. Abu Dhabi: 2-hour Guided Kayak Tour in the Mangroves

Explore the unique Eastern Mangrove National Park, home to around 60 species of birds, a thriving habitat for turtles, marine mammals, and a myriad of shellfish, fish, and crabs. Grab a life jacket, paddle and get reading for a 10 minutes briefing on safety and how to kayak. Embark on a 2-hour tour exploring the beauty and importance of the mangrove. Get the opportunity to take a 15-minute break to rest, take pictures or swim on a beach too. An ideal place for families, bird watchers, and photographers looking to escape the hustle of the city for a few hours.

Abu Dhabi: Half-Day Guided City Tour

5. 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.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Tour Royal Palace & Etihad Towers

6. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Tour Royal Palace & Etihad Towers

Enjoy a full day trip by van to Abu Dhabi from Dubai. Stop at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, take a stroll at the Abu Dhabi Corniche, and see sights like the Emirates Palace. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Dubai, travel along the Gulf coast to Abu Dhabi, listening to the fascinating stories about one of the richest cities in the world along the way. Your first stop is the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, an incredible mosque exemplifying the beauty of Islamic architectural brilliance. Spend about 1.5-hours in the mosque with your live guide.   Next, enjoy a visit to another of Abu Dhabi's landmarks, the Etihad Towers. Those who have seen the ‘Furious 7’ movie will remember the imposing tower. Afterward, stop at the Abu Dhabi Corniche, and take a stroll with scenic views of the Arabian Gulf. You will also see the Emirates Palace. Take snaps for your photo collection with these wonderful structures as the backdrop. Make a stop for lunch at the Marina Mall, the Carrefour, the food court, or a restaurant with a view of the Corniche. Visit the beautiful Qasr Al Watan Palace housed in the Presidential Palace compound of UAE. Notice the architectural features, historical artifacts, and other historical treasures of the palace. Finally, relax on the return journey to Dubai.

Abu Dhabi: Boat Trip around Yas Island

7. Abu Dhabi: Boat Trip around Yas Island

Take in the sight of Abu Dhabi’s arresting skyline on a guided cruise to see the sights that can’t be seen on land. Get up close and personal to the graceful promenade of Abu Dhabi Corniche and take in the incredible 21st-century skyline. Follow this with a thrilling trip around Al Lulu Island. Get amazing views of the massive Emirates Palace hotel and a true picture of Abu Dhabi’s cityscape. See the Al Maya Island, the Presidential Palace, Al Maqtaa Fort, and more from the water. Experience a boat powered by the latest generation of eco-friendly engines, manufactured to exacting specifications, and capable of reaching thrilling speeds.

Dubai: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour From Abu Dhabi

8. Dubai: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour From Abu Dhabi

Start your full-day Dubai adventure by meeting your guide in your hotel in Abu Dhabi. After a short meet and greet you will set off to discover one of the world's most fascinating, modern cities - Dubai.  Begin your tour with a 95-minute drive to Dubai from Abu Dhabi - along the way, whilst heading through the outskirts of Dubai along the main highway you will witness one of the largest concentrations of skyscrapers in this region, and the third-largest concentration in the world. This tour will showcase the difference between Old Dubai and New Dubai, giving you some insight into this multi-faceted city.  Visit popular tourist locations in Old Dubai such as the Dubai Museum, Spice Market, Gold Souk, and the Abra Ride water taxi. Follow this with a trip to New Dubai where you will pause for photo stops at landmarks such as the Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeriah, Dubai Mall, and Burj Khalifa. End your journey through Dubai with a convenient and relaxing car ride back to your hotel in Abu Dhabi. 

Abu Dhabi: City Sightseeing Cruise with Soft Drinks

9. Abu Dhabi: City Sightseeing Cruise with Soft Drinks

Admire the city skyline of Abu Dhabi on this scenic cruise. Choose from a group tour or a private tour with just you and your friends. Play your own tunes using the onboard music system as you sail along. Meet your crew at the Marina Al Bateen Resort and embark on your cruising adventure. View the domes of the Qaṣr Al-Waṭan Presidential palace and head towards the natural islands of Abu Dhabi.  View of the Etihad Towers building complex and the timeless architecture of the Heritage palace. See the sand bar and blue waters of Dolphin island. Capture pictures of sweeping city views to share with friends.  Feel safe onboard a well-maintained ship and that is equipped with lifejackets. Return to your meeting point in Abu Dhabi at the end of your tour. 

Abu Dhabi City Tour with Louvre Museum

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Abu Dhabi

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 341 reviews

The communication prior to our trip was great. They contacted us as to what we needed, said what time they would pick us up and confirmed everything. They were exactly on time picking us up. The tour was wonderful. Our guide Heseeb was knowledgeable, attentive and kept the group going. He informed us every step of the way. He went beyond expectations and made sure we were comfortable. I would highly this company and specifically our guide.

It was an amazing experience. The guides were fun and knowledgeable and kept us engaged and filled with information the whole time.

Excellent activity. We had a good time there. The guide was very nice.

Everything was grate! I am recommending this tour for everyone

It exceeded our expectations, we love it and enjoy it.