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Abu Dhabi Safaris & wildlife activities

Our most recommended Abu Dhabi Safaris & wildlife activities

Mangrove National Park: Self-Drive Speedboat Tour

1. Mangrove National Park: Self-Drive Speedboat Tour

Meet your friendly guide at Anantara Eastern Mangroves, who will show you how to operate your own Rhino Rider speedboat. After a quick safety and operational briefing, hop onto your boat and slowly cruise through the marina towards the exit to the lagoon. Test the maximum speed of your Rhino Rider as you zoom through the lagoon passing the royal palace. Encounter flamingos on your way and observe them from a distance. Continue into the mangrove forest where you will maneuver through the canals. See fish, herons, crabs, or sometimes even dolphins along the way. Take a brief stop at an uninhabited island for a quick swim or to do some exploring. At the end of the tour, return to the departure point at Anantara Eastern Mangroves.

Abu Dhabi Evening Desert Safari & Dinner Under the Stars

2. Abu Dhabi Evening Desert Safari & Dinner Under the Stars

Take part in an evening of adventure unlike any other on this 5-hour excursion to the desert of Abu Dhabi. Leave the city in the afternoon and head toward the desert to discover the true Abu Dhabi. Enjoy an exciting drive over the sand dunes, something akin to desert off-roading. Then you will visit a camel farm and watch the sunset from the dunes. Continue your journey toward a traditional Arabic camp, where you will have the opportunity to try a host of activities like henna painting and belly dancing. You may also try Shisha, the traditional Arabic smoking pipe, as well as sample the Arabic sweets and coffee significant to Bedouin culture. You will then be served a BBQ dinner under the starlit sky, with live Arabian entertainment to ensure it's a night to remember. Relax as you learn firsthand what Arabic hospitality means, with Arabic coffee and dates served as they have been for centuries, and continue to be served in Emirati homes today.

Abu Dhabi Traditional Desert Camp Experience And Quad Bike

3. Abu Dhabi Traditional Desert Camp Experience And Quad Bike

Experience this Abu Dhabi desert safari adventure along with a heap of Arabic cultural and traditional encounters. Offering you plenty of opportunities to explore the Abu Dhabi desert, this evening safari is for desert lovers, adventure seekers, and cultural enthusiasts. Enjoy a sand dune bashing ride on a Land Cruiser in the golden Abu Dhabi desert and discover the unspoilt and tranquilizing beauty of the desert despite its heat and harshness. With the charming landscapes of the desert and the desert breeze flowing through your hair, you will discover a whole new world full of spectacular views throughout your Abu Dhabi off-road desert adventure tour. To give you a full cultural and traditional Arabian experience, you will visit to a camel farm in Abu Dhabi and a traditional desert camp where you can spend time with the cheerful camels and have a deeper look into the Abu Dhabi desert life. Get on an exciting Quad bike for 10 minutes and go on an adrenaline-pumping journey. Then, ride a jolly camel across the desert like a real desert local, capture some amazing shots of the magical sun fall over the sand dunes, get a traditional henna design on your hand, witness the charming traditional Arabic belly dance and Tanoura dance, and get high enjoying some Shisha smoking. End your Abu Dhabi off-road desert adventure tour day by enjoying a delicious traditional Arabic barbeque under the starry night sky observing the twinkling stars and constellations.

Abu Dhabi: National Aquarium Entrance Ticket

4. Abu Dhabi: National Aquarium Entrance Ticket

Spend a day exploring The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi featuring 10 zones that span from the tropical waters of the Pacific, through to the frozen ice caps of the Arctic. Choose from optional additional activities including a glass bottom boat ride, behind-the-scenes tour, and glass bridge walk. Turn fear into fascination and unearth the mystery of sharks. Despite their beady eyes and rows of sharp teeth, sharks are actually quite gentle, and curious creatures. Beautiful, yet shy, stingrays are an elusive species with kite-like bodies and huge fins making them appear as if they are dancing in the water. Come face to fin with fish of all colors and shapes, and see stunning corals - the rainforests of the sea. It's not all about aquatic life at the National Aquarium Abu Dhabi. See some of the most spectacular, exotic birds on Earth. Don't miss the adorable puffins in their icy enclosure. Mammals, reptiles, and amphibians are also on display at the aquarium.

Abu Dhabi: Explore Fishing Boat Trip and Sightseeing

5. Abu Dhabi: Explore Fishing Boat Trip and Sightseeing

Take a break from the city and get out on the blue waters for an introductory fishing trip around the coasts of Abu Dhabi, Depart from AlBateen marina Resort on your private boat with a sightseeing cruise on the way to your spot, passing by Qasr Alwatan & the iconic Etihad Towers offering the best view for a memory photo, cast your line in the sea and see your lucky catch, or learn how to fish with the guidance of our crew, while enjoying your refreshments and listening to your favorite music of your choice. Don't worry about the gear, it's all included!

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What people are saying about Abu Dhabi

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,113 reviews

A great morning spent touring the mangroves with Irfan. Conveniently located at our hotel, we really enjoyed the time spent with Irfan whilst exploring the peace and tranquility of our surroundings. Superb instructions from Irfan on handling the boat and safety briefing.

Great tour, very helpful guide. Worth the price and perfect for the first attraction in Abu Dhabi to see the beautiful panorama of the city from the water :)

This was brilliant and we went all round the Mangrove and the boats go actually really fast . Definitely recommend it.

Fantastic experience and such a joy to see all my children having such fun

Irvan and Dishi were great and made it a wonderful experience.