Premium Abu Dhabi Half Day Tour from Dubai

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69 reviews   (4.88)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 5 hours

Departs: Dubai, Dubai

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Abu Dhabi has a deep treasure trove of culture and the richest heritage. Explore the history of Abu Dhabi on a 5-hour tour of the largest city in the United Arab Emirates. Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque to see a masterpiece of Islamic architecture, marvel at the opulent Emirates Palace, admire the Etihad Towers and more

What's Included

Bottled water

Pick-up and drop off at central Dubai Hotels

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center

Transportation by clean, air-conditioned vehicle

Visit to Emirates Palace

Visit to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Visit to Louvre Abu Dhabi

Visit to the Abu Dhabi Corniche

Visit to the Etihad Towers

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 13
  • ADULT: Age: 14 - 95

Additional Info

  • COVID Vaccination is require for this tour in order to enter public places, Abu Dhabi accepts the vaccines approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Ministry of Health and Prevention Society (MOHAP)
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • It is not possible to visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque during any Islamic festival
  • It is not recommended to book this tour on Friday if you have a return flight on the same day, as the drop-off time is dependent on traffic and can not be guaranteed.
  • Mosques have very strict dress codes: women must wear long loose clothing, and ensure their arms and legs are fully covered. Women are also required to cover their heads at all times. A long Abaya with scarf (long black dress attire), Men must not show ab
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • The pick-up time will be within 45 minutes of your booked tour time. If there are any changes, you will be notified by email
  • Visitors with an official vaccine exemption must receive a negative PCR test result every 7 days to maintain ‘Green’ status. The PCR test must have been performed in the UAE.
  • Children aged under 12 years automatically receive ‘Green’ status without the need to be vaccinated or to take a PCR test.
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • It is not recommended to book this tour on Friday as the Sheikh Zayed Mosque is closed during the travel time of the tour.
  • It is not recommended to book this tour on Monday and Tuesday as the Ferrari World is closed during the travel time of the tour.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Tattoos must be covered
  • The duration of the tour includes the time required for hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Vaccinated travellers must receive a negative PCR test result every 14 days to maintain ‘Green’ status. The PCR test must have been performed in the UAE.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
Explore one of the world’s largest mosques on a half-day tour, the only mosque that captures unique interactions between Islam and world cultures. Sheikh Zayed's vision for the Grand Mosque was to incorporate architectural styles from different Muslim civilizations and celebrate cultural diversity by creating a haven that is truly diverse and inspirational in its foundation.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Etihad Towers
(Photo Stop) - The towers are located opposite the Emirates Palace hotel and feature offices, apartments and a hotel. The towers were used as a filming location for the 2015 film Furious 7. In the film, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) steal a Lykan HyperSport and drive it through three of the towers.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Emirates Palace
(Photo Stop) - The design of the building is a playful mix of cherished Islamic architectural elements such as balance, geometry, proportions, rhythm and hierarchical emphasis to create a unified whole. The inspired grand dome with elaborate geometrical patterns dominates over 114 smaller domes spread over the building. The color of the building aims to reflect different shades of sands found in the Arabian Desert.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

The Corniche
(Photo Stop) - The Corniche (or Corniche Road) is located in the city of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The Corniche Road spreads across an 8km long stretch. It forms a sweeping curve on the western side of the main Abu Dhabi island and is replete with cycle paths, fountains and park areas.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Louvre Abu Dhabi
(Photo Stop) - The Louvre Abu Dhabi is an art and civilization museum, located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The museum was inaugurated on 8 November 2017 by French President Emmanuel Macron and United Arab Emirates Vice President Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The museum is part of a thirty-year agreement between the city of Abu Dhabi and the French government. The museum is located on the Saadiyat Island Cultural District. It is approximately 24,000 square metres (260,000 sq ft) in size, with 8,000 square metres (86,000 sq ft) of galleries, making it the largest art museum in the Arabian peninsula.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
(Photo Stop) - Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is a mostly indoors amusement park on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is the first Ferrari-branded theme park and has the record for the largest space frame structure ever built. Formula Rossa, the world's fastest roller coaster, is also located here.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included


Good highlight of Abu Dhabi
bsD7422FI, 18-09-2022
Faiz was a great guide for a day trip out to Abu Dhabi from Dubai. We loved the chance to visit the iconic areas. Would recommend for others looking for a convenient highlight trip of the city.
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Wanderer52725983918, 18-09-2022
Great experience with our guide Faiz to Abu Dhabi, my favorite part was the Grand Mosque. We went to about four four locations , including Ferrari world and Emirates palace!
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Aftabsuhail786, 25-09-2022
Excellent Tour !! A wonderful visit to the Grand Mosque.
Our guide Faiz from Desert Thrill made the experience very special with his knowledge and expertise.
We would recommend to book such tour from Desert Thill.
Great trip to Abu Dhabi
58luciez, 18-07-2022
Very professional approach by our guide. It was great experience and we would recommend this company to everyone! :)
Great Day to Abu Dhabi
vincap85, 23-09-2022
Great experience with our guide Fainz for a day trip out to Abu Dhabi from Dubai. We would recommed other tourist to try It out
Great tour in Abu Dhabi
940rossellaa, 08-12-2022
Samil Ullah has been a great guide.
He was precise, very helpful and really nice.
It has been an amazing tour!
We recommend this guide
Great service and awesome attitude
Nandinigami, 04-12-2022
This was an excellent half day tour with Sami Ullah. He was super kind and friendly. He provided with ample supply of water, guidance and smiles. It was an awesome day!
Abu Dhabi Half day tour highly recommended if you are short on time
634sandraa, 04-12-2022
Picked up on time, very accommodating and felt like a private tour. Our driver Sami ullah was very friendly and had water and snacks for us.
Amazing trip!
342aimmec, 03-12-2022
The trip was great! Sami Ullah was very kind and friendly, thank you for your service! We had a great day! highly recommend
Friendly and helpful guide/driver
Trip819303, 24-12-2022
The Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi is a spectacular one. Our driver/guide Samiullah made the tour a memorable and pleasant one.
AMAZING ‘Desert Thrill’ driver Tour guide!!!
clairedN6067XQ, 12-01-2023
Today was absolutely magnificent. My family and I explored the wonders of Abu Dhabi with Jaiswal our ‘Desert thrill’ #1 driver tour guide such as the Emirate palace, the beautiful Marina mall, the Grand Mosque and many more but the highlight of my day was definitely Ferrari World (a must). I want to give my thanks to our guide, Jaiswal from ‘Desert Thrill’ as without him, this day would not have been as amazing without his fun, positive attitude and want for his customers happiness- he most definitely exceeded our expectations!!!! We highly recommend this guide :)
Great tour with Sami
gwendolynweeks, 11-12-2022
My name is Grace and I had the pleasure of Sami as our guide. He did a great job catering to me and my Sister. He was very helpful, on time and courteous. I recommend this tour...
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diannea2023, 04-01-2023
Great tour with Muhammad Faryad, well versed in the history of Dubai and Abu Dabi. From the Grand Mosque to the Louve, all stunning!
It was a nice time but we...
Paulo_F, 26-12-2022
It was a nice time but we didn't see Louvre that was in program for a example.I believe that programs can be improved with better use.

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