Day trip

Dubai: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour From Abu Dhabi

Activity provider: Emirates Tours & Safari

Dubai: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour From Abu Dhabi

Activity provider: Emirates Tours & Safari

From US$ 85 per person

Discover the Old and New Dubai on a day trip from Abu Dhabi. Travel to the neighboring emirate by air-conditioned bus and explore its history, culture, and 21st-century architecture.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
• Pickup from any hotel or any mall within Abu Dhabi city limits • Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.


  • Behold the spectacular Burj Khalifa, the world’s highest building
  • See Dubai's most popular attractions including the Palm Jumeirah and Burj Al-Arab
  • Visit Dubai Museum and sail Dubai Creek on a wooden abra
  • Stroll and shop your way around Deira's colorful Gold and Spice Souks
  • Learn all about Dubai’s rise to prominence and its architectural wonders
Full description

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 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. 

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned bus
  • Entrance fee for Dubai Museum
  • Free to the Abra Ride taxi
  • Photo stops at the Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeriah, and the Burj Khalifa
  • Food and beverages
  • Lunch

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note that no lunch is included on this tour
  • This tour is non-refundable
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 166 reviews

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I recently went on this trip with my mum and we had a great time. We were picked up from the hotel and then headed to Dubai. The tour guide did an excellent job at explaining the history of both Dubai and Abu Dhabi and talked about historical monuments. We got to explore most of Dubai during this day trip. Visited palm Jumeriah, burj al Arab, Burj Khalifa, Dubai mall and also went to the spice and gold markets by boat. Overall was a very enjoyable experience and was definitely worth the money. Would highly recommend to others looking to travel to Dubai.

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December 29, 2022

Excursion was funny and it was fun. The only no-go: the air conditioning in the bus was much too cold (16 degrees, many guests kept asking the driver to turn the air conditioning a little warmer, he turned it off for a moment, then it was icy cold in the bus again and that on a 3-hour return journey from Dubai to Abu Dhabi). Destinations like Burj Al Arab and Dubai Museum were simply left out. Although we were really looking forward to the Burj Al Arab. Too bad.

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March 31, 2022

Highly Recommended! The guide even spoke German although the trip had been booked in English. The tour guide was friendly, very pleasant and informed us very well about the country and made us feel comfortable. We were super satisfied and the best decision we could make to experience Dubai in one day. Thank you to the tour guide and the day will be remembered

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December 15, 2021

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