The Wonders of Abu Dhabi: Private Day Trip

The Wonders of Abu Dhabi: Private Day Trip

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  • Discover the beautiful Islamic architecture
  • Visit Abu Dhabi’s grand mosque
  • Enjoy a delicious Arabic lunch
  • Visit an authentic date market
  • Private guide + a personal driver
  • Discover Abu Dhabi's hidden gems

You will be picked up anywhere in: Dubai

What you can expect

Discover the must-see attractions & local hidden gems in Abu Dhabi on this private full-day tour from Dubai. You’ll get picked up from your hotel or airport with a comfortable private car or van that fits the size of your private group. During your ride, your private guide will tell you how the city grew from a humble trading port into a cosmopolitan city in just a few decades.

Once you get to the city, your first stop will be the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Here you’ll see and be amazed by the gleaming white domes, minarets, and interior ornaments. Inside, you will see the world's largest carpet and the world's largest chandelier. The breath-taking interior includes references to Mamluk, Ottoman and Fatimid styles and everything that’s inside is absolutely stunning!

On your way to Tarbouche, the place where you’ll stop for lunch, you’ll also have the chance to admire the Emirates Palace, one of the most iconic landmarks of Abu Dhabi. For sure your friends will be impressed by the pictures of this luxurious and extravagant 7 star hotel. Following your Arabic lunch, the next stop will be at the Dhow Harbour. On this fascinating area you can sit by the harbourside and watch how the dhows - traditional wooden cargo boats - slip off to the sea.

Take a small detour to pay a visit to a true hidden gem: the date market. Here you can find more than a dozen varieties of fresh dates displayed in wooden barrels. Get ready for a tasting and don’t hesitate to take a yummy souvenir for your friends & family.

Time to discover more attractions! Drive over Saadiyat Island to Yas Island where you’ll stop at the Viceroy Hotel, an architectural triumph with a very futuristic design. The hotel hovers over land and water and spans the Yas Marina Circuit, the favored racetrack for Formula 1.
Bonus: there’s a big chance you’ll spot a race car practising on the race track!

Head back to your car and enjoy the comfortable ride back to your hotel as you get your last recommendations from your private guide.

Now, all you have to do is pick one of your favorite local guides and get ready to enjoy this exciting Abu Dhabi tour. Don’t forget: the experience can always be personalized for you and your group!

This is the plan

Pick up from your hotel
Stop 1
Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque - the most spectacular Mosque in all the Emirates.
Stop 2
Emirates Palace - luxurious and beautiful piece of architecture.
Stop 3
Lunch at traditional local souk.
Stop 4
Dhow Harbour where you can see the local life and contrasts of the city.
Stop 5
Date tasting at the local market.
Stop 6
Look over man-made Saadiyat Island.
Stop 7
Stop at the Formula 1 racetrack on Yas Island
Stop 8
Admire the futuristic Viceroy Hotel.
Drop off at your hotel in Dubai.

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

Day trip details

Private Day trip
Mode of transport
8 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Guest pick-up
included (free of charge)
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
checkA/C Car

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  • Experience the heart
    of the city

  • With the host of
    your choice

  • Private. Affordable.
    And 100% You.


How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.


Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.