• Jacqlyne Mba-Jonas

Abu Dhabi Itinerary - Tours and Activities

Updated: Dec 8, 2021

When people think of a trip to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), they mostly always pick Dubai. But just an hour and a half away, Abu Dhabi has so many iconic things to offer. Abu Dhabi is the capital and second most popular City in the United Arab Emirates. It is home to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Ferrari World and much more. If you'll be spending some time in Dubai, check out things to do there as well.


Part of the job of a travel agent is to save clients time and money. I looked through hundreds of tours and picked out the best tours to book in various categories that are both the best in quality and price.


Prices listed are when booking for a single adult and are subject to change. Rates are typically discounted for larger groups and children, so use the links provided to see the exact cost for your specific scenario and book what is of interest to you.

Full-Day Abu Dhabi City

Come experience Abu Dhabi with guides who are extremely professional, but with a hint of fun. They have lived, and in some cases, were even born in Abu Dhabi, therefore their knowledge in the subject matter is quite extensive. Flexibility is also offered which is important on a tour. If the tourist would like something not mentioned in our itinerary or maybe has a special request, we do our best to make it happen while being fair to other guests. Hotel pickup included.


Duration

6 - 9 hours

Availability

Everyday at 11:30am

Price

$110 per person

Alternative


Emirates Palace Guided Tour

Would you like a window into the royalty and history of the opulent UAE? Book a Palace Tour and enjoy a guided tour of the signature spaces and learn how the hotel is gift to the world and true symbol of Arabian Hospitality. Your tour includes a guided walking tour of – The main dome, a 3 bedroom Palace Suite (upon availability), Etihad Ballroom or Auditorium (upon availability), Palace Terrace and 1 signature F&B product (Palace Cappuccino OR a slice of Palace cake OR Palace Hot chocolate).


Duration

1.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 10am, 2pm and 4pm

Price

$47 per person


Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

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. Get full day of non-stop action at the region’s leading theme park! Break records, race champions, discover incredible worlds, and see the most exquisite cars ever made or drive one for yourself!


Duration

9 hours

Availability

Everyday at 11am

Price

  • $93 per person for access to Ferrari World or Warner Bros World

  • $103 per person for access to 2 parks in one day. Choose between Ferrari World , Warner Bros and Yas Water World.

  • $108 per person for access to 3 parks in one day. Ferrari World, Warner Bros and Yas Water World.

Alternative

Yas Marina Circuit Tour

While visiting Abu Dhabi, take a behind-the-scenes tour at the Yas Marina Circuit to see highlights of one of the world’s most advanced Formula 1 racetracks. Your tour includes visits to the race control room, the pit, the media center, and the exclusive Paddock Club. Choose either the morning or afternoon tour, then explore the island further on your own.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10am

Price

$30 per person

Alternative


Desert Safari

Experience the thrill of cruising through the desert with this evening safari with BBQ dinner. Head out on a six-hour adventure through the stunning landscapes outside of Abu Dhabi and make your way to a Bedouin-style camp tucked into the iconic sand dunes. Race over the rolling hills on 4x4, sandboard down them at breakneck speeds, climb atop a camel for the once-in-a-lifetime experience or even rent a quad bike (additional cost). This trip includes round-trip hotel transport, henna painting, sheesha smoking, and even a belly dancing show, plus a savory BBQ dinner with fellow travelers.


Duration

6 hours

Availability

Fridays at 3pm

Price

$51 per person

Alternative

Abu Dhabi Yas Island Sightseeing Cruise

This is ideal for time-crunched Abu Dhabi visitors who want to see Yas Island—the city’s state-of-the-art entertainments hub. Rather than depend on cabs, board a “dhow” boat and sail the waterways for panoramic views. Gaze at the futuristic blocks and malls for an insight into the city’s rapid development, and sail by highlights such as Ferrari World, Yas Marina, and the Yas F1 Circuit—perfect for great vacation photos.


Duration

1 hour

Availability

Everyday at 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm and 4:30pm

Price

$21 per person

Alternative

Abu Dhabi Guided Sightseeing Boat Tours - $66 per person

Mangrove National Park: Self-Drive Speedboat Tour

Pilot your own speedboat through the lagoon past flamingos and the Sheikh’s palace into the mangroves following your guide. Keep an eye out for marine life as you maneuver through the canals.


Duration

1.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 10am - 11pm

Price

$108 per pair

Alternative


Buffet Dinner Cruise

See Abu Dhabi from the water on a scenic dinner cruise along the waterways of Abu Dhabi Creek. After hotel pickup, board an elegant dhow (traditional Arabic sailboat). This modern vessel has been updated with oversized windows to enjoy the view, and a full bar on board. Enjoy a lavish buffet dinner as you take enjoy the sights of the city in luxury and comfort.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8pm

Price

$86 per person

Alternative

Taste of UAE - $57 per person


Al Ain Day Trip

Discover the picturesque city of Al Ain on a day trip from Abu Dhabi. Travel through the desert to the ‘Garden City,’ framed by the rugged Hajar Mountains. Chart the city’s history at Al Ain National Museum; visit the Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum; and witness the water channels that irrigate the palm groves. Gain insight into traditional life at the markets and camel race circuit; and admire city views from nearby Jebel Hafeet mountain. Dip your feet into Al Ain’s springs and seal your trip with an included buffet lunch.


Duration

9 hours

Availability

Everyday except Mondays and Fridays at 8:30am

Price

$113 per person


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