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BEST OF ABU DHABI, THE CAPITAL TOUR

Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate) $854 USD
Private Tour for up to 3 (Not a per person rate) $1295 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person rate) $1725 USD
Private Tour for up to 5 (Not a per person rate) $2165 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person rate) $2594 USD
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BEST OF ABU DHABI, THE CAPITAL TOUR

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Today expect an introduction to many parts of the Gulf culture. Though the heritage of the UAE is of primary importance to share with visitors, Abu Dhabi has developed new, very modern highlights that are unique to the city and special to experience.

For entertainment, an unusual feature is available just outside of the city at the Yas Marina Circuit Venue.
Here you learn first hand the life of the Formula 1® race drivers as your guided tour of Yas Marina Circuit will take you behind the facade to see what it takes to put on a Formula 1 event. You will have access to the Race Control Room and the pit areas and a chance to have your photo taken on the podium!

Another incredible stop is located at the opposite end of the spectrum of culture but something that will amaze every age. In 2017 a new area was created near the sea in Abu Dhabi and the first installation that has been completed is the Louvre Museum by Pritzker-prize winning architect Jean Nouvel. The architecture is astounding and accomplishes Nouvel's goal of creating this museum city, as a Guggenheim is in the process of being built nearby. Whether you are knowledgeable in art or not interested at all, you cannot avoid being stunned by the beauty of this setting and the way the building is built into this special space. Enjoy your walk through the museum which is not just about artwork but also full of meditative moments.

You can see your next highlight in the distance, the Etihad Towers. The five stunning towers that are visible from almost everywhere reflect everything that Abu Dhabi is and will be in the future, that is modern, sophisticated and elegant. They are beautiful sculptures and the view from them is incredible.

In contrast, though also very contemporary, is the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a tribute to the father of the country, the first president of the UAE Sheikh Zayed. With more than 80 marble domes held by over 1000 pillars, it is breathtaking from afar and more incredible when inside. Your guide will take you through the important parts of this huge mosque as visitors are allowed. It is in this mosque that you will see the world's largest loomed carpet, but that is just part of the unbelievable riches that are installed in the walls and floors of this monument.

Finally, enjoy your drive along the Abu Dhabi Corniche, a gorgeous coastal ride past parks and playgrounds and beaches. This road leads to the Emirates Palace which you will see in the distance.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Private vehicle, driver and licensed guide
  • Drive to the Yas Marina Circuit Venue
  • Inside visit of the Louvre Museum, self-guided
  • View from the Etihad Towers
  • Tour of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Drive along the Abu Dhabi Corniche

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Fri - no
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Departures (local time)

  • 10:00 AM (8 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Entrance to the Louvre and the Etihad Towers are included in the tour cost.
• Food and beverages are not included in tour cost.

Restrictions

• The order of this tour may be changed.
• Conservative dress code is required to enter the Grand Mosque. Arms and legs must be covered. Skirts must be ankle length. Hair must be covered with a scarf. The Grand Mosque security has the right to deny entry to the guests with inappropriate dress code. Refunds will not be issued in these instances.