abu dhabi daytrip

Ultimate Abu Dhabi Tour from Dubai 2024

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€ 107€ 91,59
9 hours
Live tour guide
Pickup included

About Abu Dhabi Day Trip from Dubai

Explore the rich past, vibrant present, and exciting future of Abu Dhabi by going on a full-day tour from Dubai. See iconic sights like the Marina Mall, Al Watan Palace, and Sheikh Zayed Mosque. During this day tour, you will also have an opportunity to ride along the Abu Dhabi Corniche and enjoy the breathtaking city skyline.

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Full-day Abu Dhabi City Tour from Dubai

With its cultural attractions, premium resorts, architectural wonders, and natural islands, Abu Dhabi is a city that offers something for every traveler. Take this unforgettable sightseeing tour from Dubai to Abu Dhabi and discover the most iconic attractions of the UAE’s capital!

Start your day tour by getting picked up from your hotel and embark on a relaxing journey along the Persian Gulf. During the drive, you will have an opportunity to learn more about one of the wealthiest cities in the world from an expert tour guide.

The first stop of this day trip will be the famous and largest mosque in the country – Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. While wandering across the mosque’s marbled halls, you will be able to see exclusive treasures such as Swarovski chandeliers and the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet.

After that, enjoy a drive along the Abu Dhabi Corniche. Simply relax, and marvel at the beautiful views of the Persian Gulf, its turquoise blue waters, and the city skyline. Then, visit the famous Etihad Towers – a striking architectural landmark on the Abu Dhabi Corniche. Head to its observation deck and enjoy the captivating views of Emirates Palace and the Arabian Gulf. You will also have some free time to enjoy lunch there (at your own expense). 

The last stop of this incredible day trip will be the Qasr Al Watan – a functioning presidential palace and a significant cultural place in Abu Dhabi. While being there, learn more about the tradition that has defined the history of the United Arab Emirates. Also, discover a variety of unique artifacts and treasures that are housed within the palace.

After a day filled with fun and sightseeing, you will be transported back to your hotel.

included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Expert tour guide 
  • Access to the Sheikh Zayed Mosque
  • A visit to the observation deck of Etihad Tower
  • Drive along the Abu Dhabi Corniche
  • Abaya for ladies for mosque visit (to be returned)
  • Access to Qasr Al Watan Palace
  • Private or small group tour
X not included
  • Access to the Emirates Palace (only pass over)
  • Lunch or drinks (at own expense)
  • Guided tour inside the Qasr Al Watan Palace
  • Tips (optional)
X not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
X not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
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Meeting Point

Pick-up service is available from all Dubai city hotels, as well as from the Cruise terminal Dubai (Port Rashid). Pick-up from Dubai Airport is available from the Holiday Inn Airport hotel. Your pickup time will be within 30 minutes of the time you selected.

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Architectural Masterpieces

Marvel at the dozens of futuristic skyscrapers that rise along the shores of the Persian Gulf!

Private or small group

Get the most out of your Abu Dhabi visit accompanied by an expert tour guide in a group of no more than eight people.

Etihad Towers

Enjoy the panoramic views over the vibrant city and the Arabian Sea from the famous Etihad Towers.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Marvel at the Grand Mosque – a perfect mix of modern and old Islamic architecture.

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FAQ – Abu Dhabi Tour from Dubai

Can I do a day trip from Dubai to Abu Dhabi?

Yes. If you plan on visiting Dubai for a couple of days, we highly recommend setting aside some time and going on a day trip to Abu Dhabi. 

Is it worth going to Abu Dhabi from Dubai?

Of course! Visiting Abu Dhabi is one of the main things that should be on your visit list while staying in Dubai. To help you save your time and avoid spending hours searching for the best-value option, we've already found the best Abu Dhabi day trip from Dubai for you. All you need to do is secure your spot by booking it right away! 

How much does Abu Dhabi trip cost?

The price of the Abu Dhabi day trip depends on the option you decide to book. The price ranges from 50 € up to 100 € depending on the included activities. You can book a cheaper option that includes a visit only to Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Although, we highly recommend booking an option that includes a visit to several iconic sites of Abu Dhabi, such as Qasr Al Watan Palace, Etihad Towers, and Ferrari World Tickets for a Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi - the most iconic theme park in the world! 

Can I visit Abu Dhabi on my own?

Yes, you can, but we highly recommend going on a guided day trip to Abu Dhabi. By doing so, you will be able to learn more about the history of Abu Dhabi and discover some interesting facts about the capital of the UAE that you probably wouldn't find out on your own. You will also have an opportunity to save much more time and better plan the rest of your vacation in the United Arab Emirates. 

How many days to cover Dubai and Abu Dhabi?

If you want to experience Dubai to the fullest and discover the capital of UAE, Abu Dhabi, you will need at least 5 days. The main attractions you should visit during your stay are Burj Khalifa, Dubai Desert Safari, and Dubai Frame. Also, we highly recommend going on an ultimate Abu Dhabi Ferrari world tour from Dubai!
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Why should you visit Abu Dhabi?

Dubai may be the first thing that comes to mind when you hear about the United Arab Emirates, but this region has plenty more to offer. In fact, right next door lies the capital city of Abu Dhabi, which boasts an abundance of cultural landmarks, fantastic activities, and mind-blowing architecture.

While Dubai is well-known for its impressive skyline, Abu Dhabi is home to some truly awe-inspiring architectural wonders. Trust us, you will be left in awe when you see the coin-shaped Aldar Headquarters and the Capital Gate – an iconic tower that resembles the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. Abu Dhabi’s charm lies in its perfect blend of modern and traditional architecture alongside cultural sites such as the Etihad Towers, Louvre Museum, Heritage Village, and the iconic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. During your visit to Abu Dhabi, you will also have an opportunity to take a ride on the world’s fastest roller coaster at Ferrari World and see the mesmerizing Saadiyat Island and Yas Island.

With so many world-renowned tourist attractions to offer, Abu Dhabi is a truly irresistible destination for all travelers!

When is the best time to visit Abu Dhabi?

For an enjoyable visit to Abu Dhabi, we recommend planning your trip during the springtime, specifically between April and May, or during the late summer months.

During that time of the year, there are fewer crowds, pleasant weather, and reasonable hotel rates.

However, if you plan on visiting Abu Dhabi during the summer, you should know that temperatures remain exceedingly high. So, staying hydrated and avoiding sightseeing excursions during the scorching midday hours is very important.

Good to know before you go

  • It is essential that women wear long clothing and cover their heads, arms, and legs.
  • Men must not reveal any skin above the knees, and their shoulders must be covered.
  • The Sheikh Zayed Mosque isn’t open for visits during any Islamic festivals. 
  • Please keep in mind that drop-off times may vary due to traffic.
  • Qasr Al Watan might be closed without notice during presidential events.
  • Restaurants won’t be open during the month of Ramadan.
  • Every visitor must carry a passport.
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An experience you shouldn’t miss!

Such an amazing day in Abu Dhabi! I booked this tour as a birthday present for my daughter, and I'm so glad that I did. I really enjoyed this tour since I was able to see other locations other than Dubai, as well as learn more about Arabic culture. The organization of the trip was more than great, and our guide was incredible. 10/10 experience!

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The best-value Abu Dhabi day trip from Dubai!

My wife and I had a fantastic time on this Abu Dhabi day tour! Our guide Aaron was extremely friendly, energetic, and helpful. For us, the highlight of the trip was the breathtaking Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the views from the Etihad Towers. So beautiful! Highly recommend booking this tour if you plan on visiting Dubai any time soon!

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