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Abu Dhabi City Tour + Louvre Museum from Dubai

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Move out of Dubai’s pizzazz and plunge into the charismatic allure of Abu Dhabi for a day and experience the capital city with our all encompassing itinerary that covers all the prime sights the city houses. Tour the Louvre, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi Date Market, Corniche, Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Yas Island and Ferrari all in a day and listen to our certified guide narrating interesting stories and facts about all these sites. Bonus Skip the Line entry for Louvre Museum!

Highlights

  • Go on a road trip from Dubai to Abu Dhabi with like minded travelers
  • Explore the charm of the capital city to its fullest with this all encompassing trip.
  • Visit the iconic Abu Dhabi Date Market
  • Engage in a photo stop near Emirates Palace, Corniche, Yas Island and Ferrari World
  • Gain skip the line entry to Louvre Abu Dhabi and explore a priceless collection of art from different civilizations and cultures from around the globe. Lay your eyes on The Salvator Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci, the world's most expensive painting sold for $450.3 million in 2017, displayed at Louvre Abu Dhabi.
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Why You Shouldn’t Miss This

Abu Dhabi, which translates to Father of the Gazelle is the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. Your trip to the UAE is incomplete without witnessing the gems of Abu Dhabi , hence, here’s a specially curated tour that takes you to all the prime attractions the city has to offer.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque
An exquisite structure clad in white marble, the Sheikh Zayed Mosque is amongst the largest and most beautiful mosques around the world. It features 82 domes, 24 carat gold gilded chandeliers, the world's largest hand knitted carpet and can accommodate an astonishing number of 40,000 worshippers at a time. The walls are carved with intricate Islamic writing and the surroundings are adorned with well manicured landscaping and reflective pools. The Founder of UAE, His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan is buried at this mosque.
Louvre Abu Dhabi
A spectacular museum city in the sea, Louvre Abu Dhabi is a sprawling cultural beacon that seeks to harmonize different cultures and celebrates the achievements of artists from all around the globe. A stimulating attraction for kids and adults alike, Louvre Abu Dhabi boasts a dazzling collection of artworks, artefacts and loans from France’s top museums. The collection here is symbolic of the entirety of human evolution, right from its prehistoric rarities to contemporary pieces of art.
Heritage Village
An oasis of the UAE’s past, the Heritage village is bound to give you a glimpse of the bedouin life that existed in the emirates before the skyscraper era. It is run by the Emirates Heritage Club and is a carefully preserved space which has recreated traditional aspects of the desert life in order to give tourists a peek into the past. Lay your eyes on the goats hair tent, the falaj irrigation system, the crafty campfire, pottery, handmade soaps, spices and a lot more. If you’re lucky, you may see a few craftsmen at work weaving and spinning, and you may even get a chance to try your hands at it!
Corniche
8kms of manicured promenade speckled with cycle and pedestrian pathways, shacks on the shore, children’s play area and a lifeguarded beach is what the iconic Abu Dhabi Corniche is all about. Corniche’s pristine water and eco-labeled beach pulls the citizens of Abu Dhabi to spend time outdoor with their family and friends. While you’re here you are likely to see many people from different walks of life embracing the beach in different manners. Enjoy and observe while you’re here!

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Your Experience

You will be picked up from the hotel and once the rest of the troop is on board, you will cruise along the splendid Sheikh Zayed road to for an hour and a half to reach Abu Dhabi. During this ride, you will see the skyscrapers of Dubai , the interim desert lands, Last Exit, the country’s first food truck park, the magnificent Dubai Parks and Resort, Miracle Garden, and finally reach your first halt for the day.

Starting off with a walk down the city’s arabic roots, you will visit the Abu Dhabi Date Market and learn about the national fruit of UAE. You can sample a few if you’d like and buy plenty to take back home! After this, you will cruise by the immaculately planned promenade called Corniche and witness sparkling blue water, an array of people enjoying the beach, cycling on the dedicated tracks, grabbing a bite from the shacks on shore.From Corniche you will drive to the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi’s most luxurious and expensive 5 star hotel. An opulent structure, it is a sight behold. Click pictures galore here and admire its magnificence from the outside.

Your next stop is the Sheikh Zayed Mosque , quite often considered the pride of Abu Dhabi. A masterpiece of Islamic architecture, the white marble mosque is sure to leave you in absolute awe. Soak in its godly ambience, calming grandeur , intricate artwork and feast your eyes on the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet when you’re here. After the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, you will tour the Yas Island, a man made island built for leisure, corporate and entertainment purposes housing the famous Ferrari World, Yas Mall and more. Here you will alight the bus and get some Insta worthy pics against the red backdrop of Ferrari World.

The final stop for the day is the Louvre Museum .A spectacular museum city in the sea, Louvre Abu Dhabi is a sprawling cultural beacon that seeks to harmonize different cultures and celebrates the achievements of artists from all around the globe. A stimulating attraction for kids and adults alike, Louvre Abu Dhabi boasts a dazzling collection of artworks, artefacts and loans from France’s top museums. The collection here is symbolic of the entirety of human evolution, right from its prehistoric rarities to contemporary pieces of art. Please note, your ticket is inclusive of entry to the Louvre Museum.

After your self guided tour of the Louvre Museum, you will hop back on board for Dubai reminiscence your day on this comfortable journey back and reach your hotel just in time for dinner.

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Inclusions

  • Pick up from Hotel
  • Abu Dhabi Date Market
  • Abu Dhabi Corniche Photo Stop
  • Emirates Palace (Drive through)
  • Sheikh Zayed Mosque
  • Yas Island Ferrari World Photo Stop
  • Skip the Line Entrance to Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi
  • Drop off at your Hotel
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Exclusions

Personal expenses - food, water, souvenir

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Know Before You Go

Availability of Tour
This tour runs throughout the week from Monday to Sunday.

Timings of Tour
Time of Departure : 8:30 AM

Duration
12 hours

Time of Arrival in Dubai
9:30 PM

Pick up and Drop off Instructions

Saturday to Thursday
Deira / Bur Dubai - 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Sheikh Zayed Road / Al Barsha - 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM

Friday
Deira / Bur Dubai - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Marina / Al Barsha / SZR - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Free pick up will be arranged from City Center Hotels in Dubai. If you require pick up from areas other than Dubai City Centre Hotels, it will be arranged at an additional charge.

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Joshua Stein
Joshua
Reviewed in June, 2018

This is a must-take tour.

Barbara Steele
Barbara
Reviewed in May, 2018

The tour starts from a road trip from Dubai take you all around Abu Dhabi. My favourite place was Louvre Museum, but the whole tour is great.

Eunice Farmer
Eunice
Reviewed in May, 2018

I am new to Headout, but I found the site to be amazing. I got a great discount on this tour and the service is good as well.

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My Tickets

You will receive your mobile vouchers via email within 20 minutes of purchase. There is no need to print the same. You can flash these tickets before getting on the bus and enjoy your tour

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Where?

This tour will start and end at your hotel, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

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Additional Information

  • Smoking in the bus is strictly prohibited.
  • Schedules are likely to change during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
  • Since the Sheikh Zayed Mosque is a house of worship, you are required to dress appropriately. Shorts and sleeveless outfits are strictly prohibited.
  • Men visiting the Mosque are required to wear long trousers and women entering the mosque will have to cover their heads with a scarf( provided in the mosque)
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