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Sharmila Banerjee


When in UAE for short time, I love to visit the capital Abu Dhabi, and one of the quickest way to do it is through booking the Abu Dhabi City tour, and...


Bhushan Abbott


An amazing city tour with people from Europe, US and Africa! Abu Dhabi City tour was remarkable for two reasons. The spots were rightly planned and Sac...

Abu Dhabi City Tour Overview

Trip Starting From: Dubai

Trip Location: Dubai

Discover the unique yet mesmerizing capital of the U.A.E. 
Abu Dhabi offers something unique for people from all walks of life and tastes. Whether you’re a resident or a tourist, the U.A.E’s capital is full of ample amount of things to do or places to visit. Bringing you the eye-catching experience to visit the famous attraction of Abu Dhabi. 

Get picked up from Deira/Burjaman, you also have the option to get picked up from your hotel/preferred location in an AC bus from Dubai. 
The first destination you will spot is the majestic white monumental Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque on which the name coined in honor of the late president, Sheik Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. 
Further, in your list of Abu Dhabi tourist places, you will see the Emirates Palace and continue your journey to Abu Dhabi Corniche, which has a well-planned location with plenty of Kids play area, restaurants, and cafes.
Just before we move out of the modern Abu Dhabi attractions like Ferrari World and YAS Island, you will visit the Heritage Village and Abu Dhabi Museum which will give you an opportunity to get an insight into its history. The tour will end with a drive back to Dubai dropping you to your hotel.


  • Entrance to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is not guaranteed during Islamic Holidays. 
  • The package depends on the subject to availability. 
  • The pickup for 4x4 transfers will be from your hotel if the number of people for the booking is 4. If less than 4, the pick up will be from Deira City Center & Burjuman Spinneys.

Starting time: 8:00 am - 8:30 am 
Ending time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Minimum occupancy: 2 Pax

Starting point & Endpoint:
All travelers will be picked and drop back to the hotel.(4*4 Sharing Transfers)
In case of Bus Pickup you can choose from the below.
1. Deira City Center
2. Burjuman Spinneys.

Abu Dhabi City Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 -

    Hotel Pick Up(4*4 Pickup) / Centralised Location (Bus Pickup)

    Ferrari World & YAS Mall Photo Stop(20 Minutes)

    Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque(45 Minutes)

    Art Gallery(20 Minutes)

    Emirates Palace Hotel Outside Photo Stop(10 Minutes)

    Presidential Palace Drive Through.

    Heritage Village With Abudhabi Corniche(30 Minutes)

    Dates Market(20 Minutes)

    Carpet Market Drive Through and Drive Through YAS & Saadiyat Island.

    Hotel Drop Off (4*4 Pickup)/ Centralised Location (Bus Pickup)


  • City Tour
  • 7
  • Sightseeing

Other Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop (4*4 Sharin)/ Centralised Location (Bus Pickup)
  • 7
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • 7
  • Guide
  • 7
  • Mineral water
  • 7
  • Explore Grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque
  • 7
  • Visit Emirates Palace Hotel


  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel in Dubai or Deira/Burjuman.(4*4 Sharing Transfers)
  • 7
  • In the case of Bud Pickup, Traveler need to report at the centralized pickup location. (Bus Pickup)

Things To Carry

  • Camera
  • 7
  • Sunglasses
  • 7
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • 7
  • Hat


  • The customer needs to submit the details within 48 working hours of the bookings. In case he/she fails to submit the details, the bookings will be canceled without any refund.
  • 7
  • Avoid wearing transparent clothing.
  • 7
  • No shorts and skirts.
  • 7
  • No sleeveless shirts.
  • 7
  • No clothing with profanity.
  • 7
  • No tight clothing, no swimwear, and no beachwear.
  • 7
  • The entrance to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is not guaranteed during the Islamic holidays.
  • 7
  • Visitors must wear conservative, loose-fitting, and non-transparent clothing, long sleeves (wrist length), long skirts (ankle length), or trousers.

Tour Type

  • This activity can be availed as a private or group tour

Abu Dhabi City Tour: Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations can be made at least 24 hours prior to the activity

Abu Dhabi City Tour: Refund Policy

  • Full refunds will be issued for cancellations made at least 24 hours prior to the activity

Abu Dhabi City Tour: Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 15 minutes of successful booking.
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    Story by Sharmila Banerjee

     Rated : 5.0


    When in UAE for short time, I love to visit the capital Abu Dhabi, and one of the quickest way to do it is through booking the Abu Dhabi City tour, and Thrillophilia came to the rescue again! We were comfortably picked up from our hotel and then joined the bus for the sightseeing. The smooth ride around this well-maintained city itself was entertaining. Then came the main attractions such the beautiful pearly white Grand Mosque which had a spiritual vibe about it of course, then the centre of luxury the great Emirates Palace, followed by YAS island, the Ferrari World and our favourites the Abu Dhabi Museum and Heritage Village. We got to learn so much about this city, its culture and where the locals socialise. It was insightful and totally worth it. Highly recommended for an in-depth experience of this great city.

    Story by Bhushan Abbott

     Rated : 5.0


    An amazing city tour with people from Europe, US and Africa! Abu Dhabi City tour was remarkable for two reasons. The spots were rightly planned and Sachin, the tour guide from Thrillophilia was excellent in his job. The Grand Mosque was the main attraction of the Abu Dhabi City tour from Dubai. It is worth to be mentioned, the trip was started exactly on time and my family had truly enjoyed throughout the trip. All thanks to Thrillophilia team to arrange such a beautiful tour at a cheap price. Thank you, we highly recommended this!

    Story by Aditi Shanbhag

     Rated : 5.0

    The trip started right on time. We opted for the shared bus tour and glad we did as we could meet people from various nationalities- Europe, Africa and also the US. While we did enjoy with our family, meeting new people added to the charm of the trip. All the spots were well planned and the tour guide was very fluent and knowledgeable. The highlight was ofcourse the grand mosque. The day was well spent and came back home satisfied having booked this trip.

    Story by prabhjeet

     Rated : 5.0

    good service provided by Thrillophilia team Really all family are very happy with this tour thank you

    Story by Ajay Goyal

     Rated : 5.0


    driver was cooperative and was knowledgeable

    Story by Durgeshwari Deshpande

     Rated : 4.0


    Abu Dhabi City tour gives us an experience of the grand Bedouin Way of life and it is an immense part of their culture. Thanks to Thrillophilia team, we learned so much about Abu Dhabi from our guide Ali. The Abu Dhabi City tour from Dubai package of Thrillophilia which I booked online, arranged for me and family a very affordable budget. It was a memorable experience and highly recommendable for people travelling to Dubai.

    Story by Reena Joseph

     Rated : 4.0


    Abu dhabi tour was good, my family enjoyed. stopping points were good places of interest. the mosque was good and they all women the required attire . thank you.

    Story by yeshwant chodankar

     Rated : 4.0


    good service provided. our tour guide Ali was very helpful and provided lots of information. thumbs up to him.


    People Also Ask About Abu Dhabi City Tour

    1. What are the places included in Abu Dhabi City tour?

      Ferrari World & Yas Mall Photo Stop – Ferrari World is an indoor amusement theme park has the record for the largest space frame structure ever constructed. It also has the Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller coaster. The Yas Mall Photo Stop is a one-stop destination to buy international brands & eateries. Here, one can spend 20 minutes and explore all the attractions.

      heikh Zayed Grand Mosque
      – Being one of the largest mosques in the world, featured with 82 white domes of different sizes, it is the main place of worship for daily prayers, Friday gathering, and Eid prayers. In this place, you can spend nearly 45 minutes of your travel time peacefully. Please note that the entry is not guaranteed during Islamic holidays.

      Art Gallery
      – The next interesting place in the Abu Dhabi City Tour is the great Art Gallery. It depicts the unique heritage and tradition of the UAE since ancient times. It also unveils the Emirate’s thriving arts and culture sector and how it has evolved over the period. Here, one can spend 20 minutes and witness their age-old culture.

      Emirates Palace Hotel Outside Photo Stop
      – With magnificent rooms and luxurious bars, Emirates Palace Hotel stands one of the best places in the UAE. It embraces top-notch facilities like the outdoor pool, business center, etc. Moreover, the place is surrounded by pristine natural beauty, apt for photo shoots. You can spare 10 minutes of your time and enjoy the nature.

      Presidential Palace Drive Through
      – An absolute glowing Palace of the Nation also called as Qasr Al Watan, is a must-visit tourist spot for travelers. Its vast landscape comprises of marvelous white domes, green gardens, and beautiful chandeliers. The palace also hosts night shows in its huge premises. This place will be witnessed while driving through the palace.

      Heritage Village with Abudhabi Corniche
      – Are you ready to experience the ancient desert way of life? Come and delve into the Heritage village of Abu Dhabi. This place offers you various artifacts and artisans such as pottery, blowing glass and weaving fabric. There is a little spice shop where you can buy dried herbs, handmade soaps and plenty of souvenirs. You can take 30 minutes to explore the place.

      Dates Market
      – It is the biggest market in Abu Dhabi where one can find all kinds of dates. This shop is a home for date products from Oman and Saudi Arabia as well. The products are worth your money as they are the best-in-quality. Travelers can taste the samples freely and have a pleasant shopping. One can spend 20 minutes here.

      Carpet Market Drive Through and Drive Through Yas & Saadiyat Island – A drive through towards carpet market, and Yas & Saadiyat Island is an amazing experience for wanderers and family tourists. Both places are filled with exciting products and attractions. One can get easily mesmerized with the variety of items embellished throughout the place. These are the major places included in the Abu Dhabi City Tour.

    2. Are the entry tickets to the places included in the Abu Dhabi City Tour?

      No. The entry tickets to the respective locations are not included in the tour package. The visitors can pay the entry ticket wherever they want and enjoy the charming destinations. We respect our tourists’ choices and give it to their own discretion.

      However, our Abu Dhabi City Tour package covers all the major tourist attractions, including the mosque, mall, palace, heritage village, and street shopping; we pick-up and drop off to the hotel in Dubai or Deira/Burjuman (if you opted for bus pick up). Mostly, backpackers will be curious to visit all the places and filled with fascinating moments.

    3. Where will be get picked up for Abu Dhabi City Tour?

      You will be getting picked up either from your hotel or Deira/Burjaman (if you choose for a bus pick up). Since then, your tour starts and the first destination will be the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, next comes the great Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi Corniche, followed by the sought-after Ferrari World and Yas Island, finally the Heritage Village and Abu Dhabi Museum.

      Please remember, the pickup timing is around 8.00 am to 8.30 pm and drop off is around 2.00 pm to 2.30 pm.

    4. What is the average temperature in Abu Dhabi?

      When it comes to the average temperature of Abu Dhabi, It is 33 degrees C (91 degrees F). August is the hottest month with 36 degrees C, whereas January is the coldest month at 18 degrees C.

      Similarly, the wettest month is February where one can taste the raindrops of Abu Dhabi. The best time for Abu Dhabi City Tour is between April and May or from September to October. The climate will be relatively mild and pleasant to traverse.

    5. What are the places I can visit during Ramadan in Abu Dhabi City?

      Corniche Beach – An eloquent beach with fantastic views, Corniche Beach is located at Corniche. The beach looks stunning with walkways, gardens, and benches.

      Etihad Towers
      – It is a complex of buildings with five towers, look-alike five pillars made of glass. One should visit this man-made wonder at least once in his lifetime.

      The Grand Mosque
      – Located between the textile souk and the Dubai Museum, it is one of the major tourist attractions during the Ramadan period.

      Yas Waterworld
      – Needless to say, Yas Waterworld is wanderlust for families and children. With thrilling rides and shops, it draws thousands of tourists every season.

    6. Can I smoke in Abu Dhabi?

      In Abu Dhabi, smoking is not allowed in government areas, offices, and shopping malls. E-cigarettes and vaping are banned in Dubai and UAE. However, there are designated areas for smoking, where one can ask for that place and have a smoke without affecting others. If anyone found violating the law, he or she will have to pay a fine amount or an arrest.

    7. What should I wear in Abu Dhabi?

      For men, you can wear light chinos or cargo trousers during the summer season. If you’re wearing shorts, make sure it reaches your knee or more than that. For women, they can wear pashmina to cover their head while entering into a religious place. Otherwise, they can wear skirts (at least knee length or longer).

      If you’re planning for an Abu Dhabi City Tour, you should avoid wearing transparent clothes; no shorts and skirts; no sleeveless shirts; no clothing with profanity; and lastly no tight clothing.

    8. How far is Dubai from Abu Dhabi?

      The distance between Dubai and Abu Dhabi is 139.6 kilometers. It would take one hour twenty-one minutes approximately to cover this distance between the two locations. There are two routes to reach Dubai from Abu Dhabi. One is via E11 that consumes up to one and a half-hour in traveling.

      The other route is via Abu Dhabi - Al Ain Rd/E22 and E11 that takes up to one hour and thirty-two minutes to reach Dubai from Abu Dhabi. Travel in air-conditioned vehicles on your Abu Dhabi City Tour and explore the city without any hustle.

    9. What are the best restaurants to eat in Abu Dhabi?

      Some of the best restaurants in Abu Dhabi are listed below:

      Villa Toscana: this place serves the most authentic Italian cuisine in its sumptuous interiors. The complimentary dishes in between the orders of the guests often light up the face of the guests here.

      Punjab Grill: it is one of the top-rated Indian restaurants one can visit that offers an unforgettable dining experience with its flavors and spices. One can feast on both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes at this extravagant restaurant.

      BOA Steakhouse: this place offers one of the best sumptuous American style lunch or superb Friday brunch in its stylish and relaxed ambiance. Treat yourself with some of the finest cocktails in this best modern-day steak house in Abu Dhabi.

    10. Is Sheikh Zayed Mosque free in Abu Dhabi City Tour?

      There is no entry fee applicable to the Sheikh Zayeb Mosque. People of any category can offer prayers in this beautiful mosque. The visit to this extravagant place of worship is included in the Abu Dhabi city tour that offers sightseeing of many other famed locations.

    11. What is the dress code for Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi?

      The dress code for men and women visiting Sheikh Zayed Mosque on exploring Abu Dhabi tourist attraction is as follows.

      For Men: Men are allowed to wear long sleeve shirts and long trousers while visiting the mosque. No shorts or other clothes showing bare skin are allowed in the premises of the mosque.

      For women: In case of women, the dress code includes long trousers or skirts, long-sleeve shirts or tops that do not show any bare skin. A cloth covering the head is very important and no tight clothes are allowed in the mosque. Avoid wearing any transparent and sleeveless clothes to the mosque. It is a religious place so a cloth to cover your head is mandatory for both men and women.

    12. What is the estimated time to complete an Abu Dhabi city tour?

      The approximate time consumed in the Abu Dhabi city tour is around 7-8 hours. One can spend the day exploring all the Abu Dhabi tourist attractions on this tour. The time may vary 30 to 60 minutes depending on the traffic conditions but the optimum time including all sightseeing and adventure can be completed in a maximum of 8 hours.

    13. Is pick up and drop off services are included in an Abu Dhabi city tour from Dubai?

      Yes, the pick-up and drop off facilities are available for the people who opt for the Abu Dhabi city tour package. The pick-up/ drop-off timings can also be altered by 30 to 60 minutes depending on varying traffic and weather conditions. Although these rare delays don’t affect the exploration of the popular tourist locations that are included in the cost-effective Abu Dhabi tour price.

    14. Is Abu Dhabi city tour price affordable for all kind of travellers?

      Yes, the price is really affordable for the Abu Dhabi city tour, which covers all the major attractions of Abu Dhabi city.

    15. What are the things to keep in mind while visiting Abu Dhabi?

      Follow the below-mentioned tips to avoid any issues on your Abu Dhabi exploration.
      - The clothing of both men and women should cover their shoulders and knees. Even on the beach, no one is allowed to wear tiny swimsuits that show bare skin.
      - Do learn some of the basic Arabic words like Thank You, Hello, Water, and Help for self-help.
      - Abu Dhabi is warm all throughout the year. But if you do want to visit in a bit pleasant weather, plan your vacations between October and may.
      - Do carry your sunglasses and sunscreen to save your body from adverse effects of the high temperatures there.
      - Men and women are not allowed to consume alcohol on the streets.
      - Vaping and e-cigrattes are banned in Abu Dhabi. Also, smoking is prohibited in public areas, government areas, offices, and shopping malls.
      - Violating any law can cause you problems and debt you with a fine.

    16. Is lunch included in Abu Dhabi City Tour?

      No, the lunch meal is not included in the Abu Dhabi city tour.

    17. What are the timings for Abu Dhabi City tour?

      The tour starts early at 8:00 to 8: 30 in the morning and ends at 2:00-2:30 PM in the afternoon.

    18. What things should I carry while being on Abu Dhabi City tour?

      The necessary things that one should carry are cotton clothing as the scorching heat may cause too much sweating. A scarf to cover the head is a must to include. Sunglasses, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, eatables, medicines and water are also some of the crucial things to pack for this tour. Carry your basic documents passport, tickets and your visa with you.

    19. Does the guide speak English for Abu Dhabi City Tour?

      Yes, English speaking guides are available for the people who opt for Abu Dhabi city tour. Apart from this, the guides also acknowledge the tourists in various other languages that they are acquainted too.

    20. What is the minimum age limit to opt Abu Dhabi City tour? Is there any restriction to age?

      The Abu Dhabi city exploration tour is designed per adult. There is no upper age bar for this city tour but the minimum age to opt for this tour is 18 years. The children can visit Abu Dhabi with their parents and enjoy this tour.

    21. What is the best time to visit Abu Dhabi?

      The best time to explore Dubai is during the winter months (November-February) as the climate is much pleasant during this time. The months of January and February attract large number of tourists due to the open Dubai shopping festival. Although, November to March is the perfect time to visit as the temperature averages to 25 degrees Celsius.

      For the people who are look for the cheapest flights to Dubai, January is the best time to book for one. Check out the Abu Dhabi city tour price and book today without any delays.

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