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Abu Dhabi Safaris & wildlife activities

Our most recommended Abu Dhabi Safaris & wildlife activities

Abu Dhabi: Morning Desert Safari with Camel Ride

1. Abu Dhabi: Morning Desert Safari with Camel Ride

Embark on an exciting morning desert safari in the desert surrounding Abu Dhabi. Ride over the vast dunes in a 4x4 Land Cruiser, glide down the dunes on a sandboard, and enjoy a relaxing camel ride with scenic views. Get ready for a desert safari starting with an early morning pickup at your hotel. A 45-minute drive takes you to the heart of the desert outside Abu Dhabi. Explore the desert in a 4x4 Land Cruiser, bashing the huge dunes. The fun continues with a chance to try out sandboarding. Follow the instructions and glide over the dunes effortlessly. During the safari, there will be plenty of opportunities to pose for some photos in the desert. This special morning safari concludes with a short camel ride before the transfer back to the pick-up point.

Mangrove National Park: Self-Drive Speedboat Tour

2. 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.

Abu Dhabi: National Aquarium Entrance Ticket

3. Abu Dhabi: National Aquarium Entrance Ticket

Spend a day exploring The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi featuring 10 zones that span from the tropical waters of the Pacific, through to the frozen ice caps of the Arctic. Choose from optional additional activities including a glass bottom boat ride, behind-the-scenes tour, and glass bridge walk. Turn fear into fascination and unearth the mystery of sharks. Despite their beady eyes and rows of sharp teeth, sharks are actually quite gentle, and curious creatures. Beautiful, yet shy, stingrays are an elusive species with kite-like bodies and huge fins making them appear as if they are dancing in the water. Come face to fin with fish of all colors and shapes, and see stunning corals - the rainforests of the sea. It's not all about aquatic life at the National Aquarium Abu Dhabi. See some of the most spectacular, exotic birds on Earth. Don't miss the adorable puffins in their icy enclosure. Mammals, reptiles, and amphibians are also on display at the aquarium.

Abu Dhabi Evening Desert Safari & Dinner Under the Stars

4. Abu Dhabi Evening Desert Safari & Dinner Under the Stars

Take part in an evening of adventure unlike any other on this 5-hour excursion to the desert of Abu Dhabi. Leave the city in the afternoon and head toward the desert to discover the true Abu Dhabi. Enjoy an exciting drive over the sand dunes, something akin to desert off-roading. Then you will visit a camel farm and watch the sunset from the dunes. Continue your journey toward a traditional Arabic camp, where you will have the opportunity to try a host of activities like henna painting and belly dancing. You may also try Shisha, the traditional Arabic smoking pipe, as well as sample the Arabic sweets and coffee significant to Bedouin culture. You will then be served a BBQ dinner under the starlit sky, with live Arabian entertainment to ensure it's a night to remember. Relax as you learn firsthand what Arabic hospitality means, with Arabic coffee and dates served as they have been for centuries, and continue to be served in Emirati homes today.

Abu Dhabi Traditional Desert Camp Experience And Quad Bike

5. Abu Dhabi Traditional Desert Camp Experience And Quad Bike

Experience this Abu Dhabi desert safari adventure along with a heap of Arabic cultural and traditional encounters. Offering you plenty of opportunities to explore the Abu Dhabi desert, this evening safari is for desert lovers, adventure seekers, and cultural enthusiasts. Enjoy a sand dune bashing ride on a Land Cruiser in the golden Abu Dhabi desert and discover the unspoilt and tranquilizing beauty of the desert despite its heat and harshness. With the charming landscapes of the desert and the desert breeze flowing through your hair, you will discover a whole new world full of spectacular views throughout your Abu Dhabi off-road desert adventure tour. To give you a full cultural and traditional Arabian experience, you will visit to a camel farm in Abu Dhabi and a traditional desert camp where you can spend time with the cheerful camels and have a deeper look into the Abu Dhabi desert life. Get on an exciting Quad bike for 10 minutes and go on an adrenaline-pumping journey. Then, ride a jolly camel across the desert like a real desert local, capture some amazing shots of the magical sun fall over the sand dunes, get a traditional henna design on your hand, witness the charming traditional Arabic belly dance and Tanoura dance, and get high enjoying some Shisha smoking. End your Abu Dhabi off-road desert adventure tour day by enjoying a delicious traditional Arabic barbeque under the starry night sky observing the twinkling stars and constellations.

Abu Dhabi: Desert Safari with BBQ, Belly & Tannura Dance

6. Abu Dhabi: Desert Safari with BBQ, Belly & Tannura Dance

Discover the true desert of Abu Dhabi. Feel the thrill with an exciting drive over the dunes, visit a camel farm and take to the dunes on a sandboard. Watch the spectacular sunset from the dunes as the afternoon turns. Your journey will continue until you reach the traditional Arabic camp, where you enjoy a unique evening of activities and entertainment. Have the opportunity to try various activities like henna painting, belly dancing, and shisha. Watch the sunset and feast on a BBQ dinner served under the starlit sky. Enjoy live entertainment in the form of belly dancing to ensure you have a night to remember. Experience traditional Arabic hospitality, with Arabic coffee and dates, served as they have been for centuries.

Abu Dhabi: The National Aquarium Shark Dive

7. Abu Dhabi: The National Aquarium Shark Dive

Are you brave enough to take the plunge and face the ocean’s apex predators? Join us on a Shark Dive to have the opportunity to see our magnificent Sand Tiger Sharks closer than ever before. Experience the wonders of scuba diving on this 2-hour activity at The National Aquarium. This is a great opportunity for the divers to experience what it's like to be surrounded by sharks and beautiful corals. The certified scuba instructors will guide you step by step, providing safety and equipment briefings, as well as basic and practical demonstrations when in the water. When you’re ready, descend together with the instructor up to one meter under the water The gradual dive allows you to get accustomed to breathing with a regulator and familiarize yourself with being submerged. Your experienced dive instructor will lead you by the hand on your Introductory Scuba Dive around the National Aquarium tank once you signal that you are ready. You’ll enjoy up to 45-minute dive to a minimum depth of 5 meters (15 feet).

Abu Dhabi: Explore Fishing Boat Trip and Sightseeing

8. Abu Dhabi: Explore Fishing Boat Trip and Sightseeing

Take a break from the city and get out on the blue waters for an introductory fishing trip around the coasts of Abu Dhabi, Depart from AlBateen marina Resort on your private boat with a sightseeing cruise on the way to your spot, passing by Qasr Alwatan & the iconic Etihad Towers offering the best view for a memory photo, cast your line in the sea and see your lucky catch, or learn how to fish with the guidance of our crew, while enjoying your refreshments and listening to your favorite music of your choice. Don't worry about the gear, it's all included!

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque, Louvre Museum & Aquarium

9. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque, Louvre Museum & Aquarium

Have you been planning to witness the grandeur of Sheikh Zayed Mosque? Then, be ready to explore the mosque and visit the Louvre Museum and National Aquarium on a private tour that begins with a hassle-free pick-up from Dubai. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the first stop of the experience, is a fascinating work of architecture that could awe-inspire you with some striking design elements. Get your eyes stunned at the reflective pools and the enormous halls that could house over 40,000 people at once. Find yourself stunned at the sight of the world's largest hand-knotted carpet and the beautiful Swarovski Chandeliers adorning the prayer halls. Step into the world of art and culture at the Louvre museum. Guide your eyes across the exhibits housed in 12 galleries, each telling the story of humanity all around the world in an artistic way. Feel like you are in a magic land as you watch the 'rain of light', a beautiful effect the sunlight creates while passing through the geometrical patterns of the dome. Fall in love with the ocean and the aquatic life as you enter the National Aquarium, the largest of its kind in the middle-east. Feel connected with around 46,000 animals housed across 10 themed zones. Be prepared! You may even get a chance to meet and hand-feed some of the rare aquatic species. Find yourself more connected with nature as you wander through the zones. Wrap up the day's experiences and get ready to share your memories with your dears as we drive you back to your hotel.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Private Tour with Aquarium Tickets

10. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Private Tour with Aquarium Tickets

Tick off the iconic attractions of Abu Dhabi from your bucket list on a private tour that begins with a convenient pick-up from your hotel in Dubai. What awaits you at the first destination of this experience — the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque — is a spell-binding visual treat. Find your mind at peace as you step into the spiritual ambience of the mosque. Be enchanted by the exquisite Islamic paintings and carvings, reflective pools, and the huge domes that add to the mosque's beauty. While at the mosque, get a glimpse of the world's largest hand-knotted carpet and the mosaic floorings. The beautiful Swarovski chandeliers that shine bright are one of the main highlights of the mosque. Witness the best example of Arab craftsmanship at the Qasr Al Watan Palace. Located inside the Presidential Complex, the palace lets you get a glimpse of the heritage of the UAE. Learn more about the Emirate's governance and promising future as you stroll around the palace. The palace library is a source of knowledge that could help you dig into Arab history. Reward yourself with a beautiful experience at the next destination, the National Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the middle-east. Get up close with around 46,000 varieties of animals housed in 10 different zones. Level up your fun at the aquarium by enjoying friendly encounters with some of the animal inhabitants. View and experience the pristine beauty of aquatic life with a visit to this aquarium. With your heart full with so much fun, rewind the day's memories as we drive you back to the hotel.

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4.7 / 5

based on 1,113 reviews

Family of 5 and we did the 4 hour morning experience. Our driver Hamza picked us up at 0715am, he was fantastic and made the trip very enjoyable and nothing was to much trouble. His driving was brilliant and he supplied drinks along the way. Would thoroughly suggest you ask for Hamza if possible when booking.

It was perfect! Though the driver was a lil bit late, overall we had a great session. I forgot the driver’s name but he was really helpful and tried to take lots of photos for us. Dune bashing and the sand board were really fun! Would highly recommend this.

Driver in the desert was very cute and drived the Toyota as a F1 pilote or as a professional driver in the Dakar Rally. We liked the whole trip so much and we recommend this tour with this driver to everyone!

was so niceee value for money enjoyed so much and the driver was so friendly

Everything was very well organized, we had a great day!