The layover Abu Dhabi is a combo package that gathers the two sides of Abu Dhabi; City and Desert!
The tour takes you to discover the top-rated tourist attractions of the city in a morning tour including The Grand Mosque, Emirates Palace, Heritage Village, and Yas Island Tour. While the desert safari package includes a dune bashing drive, sandboarding, camel ride, belly dancer show besides BBQ dinner.
Layover Abu Dhabi begins with a pick-up from Abu Dhabi airport almost 45-60 minutes after landing time.
After pick up; your driver guide will take you heading to the famous Grand Mosque of Sheikh Zayed; the city`s top-rated tourist attraction. The Grand Mosque was opened in 2007 after 10 years of construction costing nearly 2 AED billion. The mosque is well-renowned for its Islamic fine decoration elements which were brought from different countries in the three old continents to promote the values of coexistence and tolerance. Including Spanish marble. Iranian carpets and the German 24-carat golden seven chandeliers.
Later the tour continues to visit the famous hotel of Emirates Palace which used to be a royal palace owned by the ruler Sheikh who devoted it in 2005 to establishing a global hotel. The hotel is considered one of the world`s most luxurious hotels. The hotel overlooks the gulf sea. Our visit will be just like a quick check-in.
We then will drive heading The Heritage Village where you can get close to the traditional life of Abu Dhabi before oil discovery.
Finally; We will visit Yas Island; The house of a number of the modern Abu Dhabi tourist attractions including Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld, F1 Circuit, Warner Bros theme park, and Yas Mall where you stop for lunch and refreshments (billing is not included).
The second part of the tour will begin with a pick-up from Yas Island to experience the desert safari adventure.
We drive heading to the desert to try out the dune bashing drive over the soft sandy dunes for 20-30 minutes before we stop to visit the camel farm.
Next, we arrive at the desert camp where we will be welcomed with a soft drink and then invited to try the camel ride and sandboarding.
After that, we will taste the appetizer food before we take our seats to watch out for the dancing and musical shows.
The musical and dancing shows include the belly dance show, folklore shows, and Tanura show.
Later; dinner is served and followed by Arabian coffee.
For women, Tattoo henna is provided and included within the package plus taking photos in the national dress.
Finally and by the end of the layover Abu Dhabi tour; We will take our seats in the 4 x 4 vehicle heading the airport back for the departing flight
Important to Know:
The tour requires at least 14-16 hours of stopover to be completed.
Tour operates daily from 0800 am. except Fridays from 0200 pm.
A stopover tour is provided only on a private basis.
Abu Dhabi airport is about 37 KM from the city`s downtown. Airport transfers are included in the quotation.
Visiting the Grand Mosque requires a certain conservative dress code in order to be allowed to go in, Check the grand mosque dress code