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From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Full-Day Trip with Louvre & Mosque

1. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Full-Day Trip with Louvre & Mosque

Enjoy a two-in-one day trip to two UAE essentials. Marvel at architectural and artistic wonders new and old on this inclusive excursion from Dubai. After pickup, sit back and enjoy the journey to the Mosque. On arrival, admire its shining exterior surface of white Greek and Macedonian tiles. Step inside and see the world’s largest hand-woven carpet, large crystal chandeliers, and glass panels studded with thousands of Swarovski crystals on a guided tour. Next, visit the Louvre Museum on Saadiyat Island. Take a self-guided or audio-guided tour of the largest museum in the Gulf region, which displays both classic and modern works of cultural and sociological significance from all over the world. Admire pieces from French museums such as the Louvre, Pompidou Center, and Musee d’Orsay. Linger at the Children’s Museum, relax for a bite to eat in the cafe, or browse in the boutique. After the tour, enjoy the drive back to your hotel in Dubai.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Optional Lunch

2. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Optional Lunch

Discover the highlights of Abu Dhabi on this day trip from Dubai. Admire the architecture of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Emirates Palace. Immerse yourself in local culture at the Heritage Village. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Dubai. Stop at one of the largest mosques in the world, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Marvel its intricate Islamic carvings and exquisite white marble work on a guided tour. Continue on to Yas Island and stop at the Yas Mall, where you have the option to sit down for a delicious lunch. Drive through the Saadiyat Island project to see the newly completed Louvre museum and the Guggenheim museum, which is still being built. View local markets and drive past gleaming white mosques, the Emirates Palace, and elegant high-rise apartments. Stop at the Heritage Village, which depicts the traditional daily lives of the Arab community prior to the discovery of oil. Your trip ends with drop-off at Emirates Mall, Dubai Mall, Burjuman-Bur Dubai, or City Centre Deira, depending on your preference.

From Abu Dhabi Port: Grand Mosque and Louvre Museum Tour

3. From Abu Dhabi Port: Grand Mosque and Louvre Museum Tour

After pickup from the port in Abu Dhabi port, head to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Enter the courtyard and see the stunning exterior, then step inside the mosque to see the world’s largest hand-woven carpet, crystal chandeliers, and glass panels studded with thousands of Swarovski crystals. Continue to the Louvre Museum, the largest museum in the Gulf, located on Saadiyat Island. Explore the immense collection of both classic and modern artworks in the various exhibitions. See the sunlight shine through the museum’s iconic dome, visit the Children’s Museum, or relax in the restaurant or cafe. After the tour, you’ll be dropped back at the port.

Abu Dhabi City Tour with Louvre Museum

4. Abu Dhabi City Tour with Louvre Museum

Escape Dubai and travel to Abu Dhabi on this comprehensive full-day tour. Learn about the rich history of the capital city as you travel along the Gulf Coast and visit the amazing Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Be picked up from your hotel for the drive to Abu Dhabi. Along the way, you will pass by Jebel Ali Port, the largest man-made port in the world.  In Abu Dhabi, your first stop is the iconic Yas Island, which features the stunning Yas Links Golf Course, Yas Viceroy Hotel, and the Yas Marina F1 race track. Stop outside Ferrari World for a photo stop. Soak in the sun as you view the developments of Yas Island from the sea. After the photo stop, continue along Corniche Road to the upcoming development of Saadiyat Island. This island aims to become the cultural hub of the capital city with various art and culture venues planned in the future. Visit the Louvre Museum located on Saadiyat Island. Follow your guide as they help you enter the museum with your ticket. As the largest in the Gulf region, the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum displays both classic and modern works of cultural and sociological significance from all over the world. Once inside, walk through the promenades and see sunlight shining through the museum's iconic dome, built to resemble palm leaves. Next, get a glimpse into life in the past at the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village before a short lunch break at Marina Mall. After lunch, your tour will continue along the picturesque Corniche Road and on through the city to experience Abu Dhabi city life. See the magnificent Emirates Palace, old traditional Emirati houses, and a Majlis (traditional meeting place) in the Al Bateen area, and the Al Bateen Palace. Finally, visit the spectacular Sheikh Zayed Mosque. This opulent construction accommodates over 300,000 worshippers and welcomes Muslims and non-Muslims from around the world. This beautiful mosque is known for its diverse Islamic architecture and pure white color. Following the mosque visit, your tour will return to Dubai where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Qasr al Watan

5. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Qasr al Watan

Explore Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, on this tour from Dubai. See the city's major sights and have lunch at a luxury hotel. After the pickup at your hotel in Dubai, drive to Abu Dhabi. Upon entering the city you see the golden minarets of Sheikh Zayed Mosque and visit Quasar Al Watan, ticket included. Admire the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and its amazing architecture. Continue your drive toward Qasr Al Wantan, an incredible landmark, and marvel at the majestic hallways with their precious and impressive designs that define the Arabic craftsmanship. Leave the palace with a memorable drive through down Corniche Road and admire the different shapes of the skyline. After a delicious lunch at a 4-star hotel, marvel at the dynamic developments of Saadiyat Island. Finish your journey with a short photo stop at the Yas marina before heading back to Dubai.

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What people are saying about Saadiyat Island

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 54 reviews

My family of 5 enjoyed this tour very much. The bus- very clean & smooth ride. The bus driver was great and friendly, keeping us safe fr & to. [Thank you Sir]. Tour guide, ahh what can I say about Naveen D' Souza , he was awesome, very friendly, kind & did a great job informing us what we see along the way, very informative. Mostly, he is a comedian lol & makes everyone laugh & relax. Ask Naveen to be your tour guide 100% and the bus driver too. No regrets to this tour, love it. Yes & I gave a good $ tip , (please don't skip of not tipping them ), both are grateful w a smile. This company is lucky to have a workers like this two.

I had so much fun during the tour. Our tour guide, Abdul took really good care of us and the whole trip was planned so well! Thank you for sharing your knowledge about the places with us.

Our guide Mohammed was wonderful, providing great info about not only the attractions we were seeing, but Dubai and Abu Dhabi in general. This tour was well worth the time and money!

Great experience for a quick Trip to Abu Dhabi ! They were very profesional and they pick us up on time :)

Our guid was absolutely amazing and went the extra mile for us