Abu Dhabi – A sight seeing Tour
The meaning of the term Abu Dhabi means in Arabic – father of the gazelle which derived this name as a tribute to hordes of gazelles and Arabian Oryx’s that once wandered the parched deserts of emirates. In the contemporary period Abu Dhabi is world famous as one of the world’s largest producers of oil; it is one of the richest country among the Middle East Countries.
A drive from the Hotel to the south for about 140 kms would take you to Abu Dhabi the Capital of UAE.
You will pass through Jebel Al Free Zone on your trip towards Abu Dhabi. When you reach the border of Abudhabi you will be surprised by the eye-soothing views of plantations along the sides of the road. As you continue journey, you will come across and witness the fantastic villages of Abu Dhabi. Your first halt will be at ‘Grand Mosque or Sheikh Zayed Mosque’ which is considered as the 3rd largest mosque in the world, where you could explore the exemplary collected works of marbles from the different parts of the world which also showcases the world’s largest carpet designed by Iranian artists.
Except Friday, Non-muslims can visit the mosque with a dress code that is conservative. Followed by this, it will be a drive to Cultural Foundation (established in 1981). A mere ten minutes walk would take you to ‘Qasr Al Hosn’ (the term denote ‘White Fort’ – oldest stone construction in the city) (now it is closed due to renovation)
Then comes the drive to the enjoy the splendor of the panoramic view of the Al Bateen District where the ‘Presidential Palace’ is located, and then head towards ‘Heritage Village’ to an original model of Bedouin encampment before oil prosperity hit the region to its present stature (Friday and Sunday it remains closed). The next stop is at breakwater, where you can catch glimpse of city’s skyline and could also have the lunch here. The journey continues and the next destination is the ‘Dates Market‘which can be reached after travelling through the ‘Corniche’ of Abu Dhabi. Next is the drive back to Dubai covering Abu Dhabi ‘Al Yas Island, Al Sadiyaat Island and finally the Formula-1 racing circuit on Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed road.
- Starting (pick-up) at Dubai to Abu Dhabi through free zone port
- Stopover at Women’s handicraft shop
- Travel to Dhow Building yard, fish market and Persian Market
- Stop at Grand Mosque(ShkZayed Mosque)
- Drive through Scenic Corniche
- Travel through Abudhabi Yas Island
- Stop at Local Restaurant for lunch
- Head back to Dubai
- Pick-up Time: 08:30 am – 09:00 am (approx)
- Duration: One full day
* * We do group booking according to your request