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What To Expect
The United Arab Emirates was founded on December 2, 1971. It was the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan who envisioned this union and was behind the creation of one of the most successful unions. Since Abu Dhabi was selected as its capital, it took a course of development showcasing the federation of the seven emirates.
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque awaits you as you are welcomed into the capital (please abide by strict dress code). Following that is a drive into downtown Abu Dhabi. A stop at the Heritage Village will take you to see a traditional desert village that depicts how Abu Dhabi looked like before the oil boom in UAE.
Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Then, drive along the Corniche, a seaside promenade that lets you admire the city's skyline.
Stop by the Saadiyat Island Project which will introduce you to Abu Dhabi in 2030, with mega projects such as Guggenheim, Louvre and Performing Art Center by Zahi Haddid. Take the opportunity to take photos outside the Emirates Palace.
The drive back will take you through Yas Island where the Ferrari World and the F1 Yas Marina Circuit are located.
Hotel pick-up and drop off
Abu Dhabi Heritage Village entrance fee and visit
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque visit
Saadiyat Island Project sightseeing
Abu Dhabi Corniche sightseeing
Emirates Palace photo opportunity
Yas Island (Yas Marina Circuit) and Ferrari World sightseeing
Headscarves and abaya
Entrance to Emirates Palace and Ferrari World
Meals and drinks (unless specified)
Tips and gratuities
Children 3 years old and below are free of charge.
The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is open to visitors between 08:30 AM and 11:30 AM (Sun to Thurs). Visitors will not be permitted to enter outside of these times.
The Heritage Village in Abu Dhabi is opened during 09:00-13:00 and 17:00-21:00 (Mon, Thurs, Sat) and 17:00-21:00 (Fri). It is closed on Sundays.
Proper dress code must be observed during the tour, including the visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Participants not in appropriate clothing will be refused entry to the mosque.
Schedules are likely to change during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
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