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Zayed Port: Our most recommended tours and activities

Abu Dhabi: Half-Day Guided City Tour

1. 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. Visit traditional and contemporary landmarks such as the Grand Mosque and the attractions along the Corniche. Following a pickup at your hotel in Abu Dhabi, 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 go 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. See how Port Zayed bolsters 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 Abu Dhabi: Dune Bashing Desert Safari

2. From Abu Dhabi: Dune Bashing Desert Safari

Take part in a desert adventure and embark on a dune bashing safari by 4WD. Visit a camel farm, see a traditional camp, and enjoy some famous Arabic hospitality. Depart from Abu Dhabi and journey to the desert on the outskirts of the city for an arrival at a desert camp in Al Khathim in around 45 to 60 minutes. Take an exciting drive across the sand dunes by 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser with a multilingual driver, and stop at a camel farm to catch your breath. Continue to the camp to take advantage of a host of thrilling activities, including the chance to cross the desert sands by Quad Bike (own expense), glide down the dunes on a sand board, or put on some traditional Arabic costume for a photo shoot. Try riding a camel and experience the desert's original mode of transportation. See an original Arabic camp, and enjoy some famous Arab hospitality. Choose the evening desert safari option to watch a magnificent sunset from the desert and sample Arabic sweets and Bedouin coffee. A BBQ dinner and live entertainment are included with the evening tour, and you can even have your picture taken with a falcon. Whichever option you choose, benefit from a package specially timed for guests arriving on one of the following cruise ships: • AIDAstella • Azamara Journey • Celebrity Constellation • Costa Fortuna • Costa neoRiviera • Crystal Esprit • NCL Norwegian Star • Oceana Nautica • Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas • Seabourn Encore • Silversea Silver Cloud • Mein Schiff 3 TUI Cruises

Abu Dhabi: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

3. Abu Dhabi: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates where Arabian charm blends into futuristic fantasy. Hop on this tour to discover rich tradition at the Grand Mosque and Heritage Village, the modern majesty at the Louvre. Explore Abu Dhabi at your own pace and on your own schedule with a 1-day, 2-day or 5-day pass to the city’s best open-top, climate-controlled sightseeing bus. On board, you will learn about the United Arab Emirate’s rapid development and cultural history via digital commentary in 8 languages. Ride along the City Tour (Red Route), and discover breathtaking views of the majestic palaces, rich museums, historic sites, public beach, and old souks starting from the Abu Dhabi Mall. The Classic (1-Day) ticket is perfect to get to know the city in a short period of time. Included in the Premium (2-Day) and Deluxe (5-Day) ticket you can take a shuttle to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and dive into the marvelous architectural and cultural history of the mosque. Extend your time with the Deluxe Ticket and take advantage to tour Qaṣr Al-Waṭan, Abu Dhabi's Presidential Palace. The Palace is a must-visit for its intricate design and ornate decoration.

Abu Dhabi: Shared Helicopter Flight

4. Abu Dhabi: Shared Helicopter Flight

See Abu Dhabi from a new perspective as you fly over the city on a shared helicopter flight. Take in views of the city, look out across the Arabian Gulf, and spot some of Abu Dhabi's major landmarks including Sheikh Zayed Mosque and the Emirates Palace. Set off from Mina Zayed in Zayed Port. Cross the Corniche and gaze out at the sculptures of Rixos Hotel, Marina Mall, Giant Flagpole, and the ̌Presidential Palace, one of the most iconic sights of Abu Dhabi’s skyline. Admire the lush green gardens of Emirates Palace before flying over the turquoise seas of Al Hudayriat Island and the leaning tower of Abu Dhabi, Capital Gate. On the way back, check out views of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Sheikh Zayed Sports City, and the mangroves around Reem Island.

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What people are saying about Zayed Port

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,491 reviews

Really enjoyed the whole experience. Good value for money. Our driver was friendly and easy going. Also excellent at driving over dunes. Selection of activities to do at the camp. Good entertainment. Food was lovely. Would do again.

The tour is excellent, the only thing is that is started one hour later. We booked 8:45 tour pick up time they set 9:45. For the rest all good. In particular the guide Johny and the driver.

Super organized. Pick up / return transport to the ship! We had a lot of fun and can 100% recommend it!

Very nice and helpful staff! The best way to get to know the city! Always my pleasure

All excellent, as planned. An absolutely must-do experience for anyone staying here