Although Dubai has dozens and dozens of tourist attractions, Dubai travelers has used to seek interesting tours goes out Dubai to explore the culture and lifestyle in rest of UAE towns and cities. Tours to Fujairah, Ajman and Abu Dhabi are very popular for Dubai visitors however many travelers always have used to inquire where to go in these cities. That is why we come today with a suggested itinerary for Abu Dhabi tour from Dubai. Let us find out
Our travel consultants always recommend 0800 am : 0900 am to be a pick time for Abu Dhabi tour from Dubai. Abu Dhabi is located nearly 140.00 km from Dubai and that needs about 75:90 minutes for a safe drive. Meanwhile, the main tourist attractions in Abu Dhabi are not open for visitors before 0900 am. So that we think 0800 am is an ideal time for picking up from Dubai.
Abu Dhabi tour could extend to 0800 pm. However the usual day tour to Abu Dhabi takes 8 hours to be completed covering the most highlighted tourist attractions in city.
Does Abu Dhabi need a separate entry visa?!
Actually for some reason – we do not know – many travelers are keeping send our consultants if it needs a new entry visa to visit Abu Dhabi from Dubai! Our answer was always No, It does not.
UAE is a united country that people have all the rights to move and travel inside with no single restriction as long their tourist visa is still valid.
May be due to the semi-federal regime of UAE some people have concerns about the freedom of movement inside Emirates. But this is obviously a misleading info.
Grand Mosque of Sheikh Zayed
Abu Dhabi tour from Dubai is used to start with a visit to the first and most popular attraction of city; Grand Mosque. Zayed Mosque was opened in 2007 after more than 11 years of construction. Mosque commemorates the name of UAE founder Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyyan and it is a Sunni mosque that occupies 12 hectares area with a capacity of more than 40.000 persons.
Grand Mosque of Zayed is considered one of the biggest and most important mosques in world. It costs 2 Durham billions in order to be completed and was never meant to be only a worship house however it is a real symbol of tolerance and coexistence. Mosque is built following a classical Islamic architecture art style with a very rich decoration elements including marble lanterns and gilded columns.
Grand Mosque is open for visitors on daily basis from 0900 am until 1000 pm except on Fridays when it opens 0430 pm after Jumaah prayer ceremony is finished. Grand Mosque welcome Muslims and not Muslims with a free entry. However it needs to follow its own dress code in order to be welcomed to go inside. So make sure of following Grand Mosque dress code before heading to, to get inside.
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Since its opening in Nov 2017, Louvre Abu Dhabi musuem has became a very common tourist attraction in Abu Dhabi.
Museum is located at Saadiyat Island 18 KM from Abu Dhabi downtown and it is the only museum to have the name of Louvre after the first famous one at Paris, France.
Louvre Abu Dhabi showcases a great number of the fines artifacts dated back to several time periods and different civilizations including ancient Egyptian, Sumerian, Romanian and Greek civilizations. Besides a selective contemporary art pieces from Louvre of Paris and other reputable French museums.
Museum welcomes its visitors daily from 0800 am to 0800 pm for an entry ticket valued at 60 AED (about 17 USD) while it is closed only on Mondays.
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One of the most reputable places in town to visit within your Abu Dhabi tour from Dubai is the luxurious hotel of Emirates Palace; one of the fanciest hotels on Earth and the oriented residency by world`s elite!
Before it turns into a fancy hotel, Emirates Palace has used to be a royal palace owned by the ruling Sheikhs family however due to its fine location over the Arabian gulf, Palace was decided to be turn into a luxurious hotel to be another tourist attraction of Abu Dhabi city.
Hotel is up to about 300 rooms and suites and it is owned by the state and operated by the global Kempinski group. Abu Dhabi travelers and visitors are able to reach the hotel inside after booking a lunch, dinner or even afternoon high tea.
While tour operators in Abu Dhabi could operate an inside visit to hotel court for a quick check-in escaping booking any drink or meal serve inside.
Our Abu Dhabi tour from Dubai continues with a visit to the heritage village of Abu Dhabi which could be considered an open museum that showcases the difference between the old lifestyle of the original inhabitants of Abu Dhabi during the 18th, 19th centuries and early years of the 20th century to the nowadays modern lifestyle specially after the union of the composing seven Emirates in 1970s.
Village reflects local citizens pride in their legacy, heritage and civilization in the time before oil discovery and transition to modernity by depicting the old daily life customs and lifestyle of the original Bedouins.
Heritage village is open for visit on daily basis for no ticket entry except at weekends on Fridays when almost of tourist attractions in UAE are closed.
Extra to Visit in Abu Dhabi
A single day tour in Abu Dhabi was never enough to explore the entire city which includes dozens of tourist attractions. However if you are restricted to one day itinerary, The mentioned attractions and locations are fair to compose a day tour.
There are a lot of attractions which also deserves to be visited. Below we will point out some of them:
Ferrari Abu Dhabi
Ferrari Abu Dhabi is located at the man-made Yas Island. It is a large amusement theme park that bears the name of the great Italian manufacturer Ferrari. Theme park is best well know for housing world`s fastest roller coaster.
Ferrari Abu Dhabi has different categories of tickets. The cheapest of them reaches about 70.00 USD.
In 2012, Yas Waterworld was chosen as world`s number two best water park. Yas Waterworld is also located on Yas Island and very near to Ferrari Park. Package tickets to Ferrari and Yas Waterworld are also available for purchase online.
Warner Bros World
Still in Yas and this time at the newly founded Warner Bros Park which was opened just last summer to be the newest and latest addition to Abu Dhabi`s tourist attractions.
WB World is an amusement park that has different and many gaming and entertainment inspired by the famous American producing company movies and cinema production.
Falcon hospital is the only of its kind in world to treat and look after falcons birds. Hospital was founded in late 1990s and is under a direct patronage of the presidency palace in Abu Dhabi.
Hospital is open for visit with two inside tours daily at 10.00 am and 02.00 pm including the attached falcon museum tour and Arabain buffet lunch.
Dates has used to have a great status in the local Arab and Islamic culture. In Abu Dhabi we have one of the biggest dates markets that offers different and various kinds of the dry fruit that grows only in desert. A visit to the dates market is very recommended for cultural trips seekers to get deep in the local Emirates and Arab culture.
Just like Dubai, Abu Dhabi is know of being one more regional shopping orientation with many malls and commercial centers. Marina Mall Abu Dhabi is the biggest mall in Abu Dhabi city with hundreds of world`s finest brands stores in different categories including jewellery, fashion, watches, electronics and more besides a big number of local retailers.
Marina mall also has a vast food court with various restaurants, cafes and fast food vendors. All of that comes besides the big wheel locally known as Abu Dhabi eye.
For all that, we always recommend our guests to go and discover Abu Dhabi as it is was never a neighbor city to pass by, but is is a new world city with dozens of attractions to discover, and that what makes Abu Dhabi tour from Dubai comes always as a must to add to your travel packages basket.