Saadiyat Island Culture & history

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Louvre Abu Dhabi: Entry Tickets

1. Louvre Abu Dhabi: Entry Tickets

Experience a major collection of master artworks from around the world. Explore significant classic and modern works which bridge the gap between Western and Eastern art. Set foot in one of the largest museums in the Gulf Region. Take in its landmark architecture and iconic dome. Marvel at its design which is built to resemble palm leaves as you walk through the sun-filled promenades. Browse the museum's immense collection. See a wide array of works from all over the world, and discover the connections between East and West. Enjoy access to the permanent collection and special exhibitions as well as the children's museum. Encounter ancient artifacts or classical works by artists like Manet. After browsing the galleries, pause to reflect in one of the museum's public spaces.

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

2. 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

3. 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.

Abu Dhabi: City Tour and Desert Safari Package

4. Abu Dhabi: City Tour and Desert Safari Package

This package offers a special combination of a morning-guided city tour and an evening desert safari experience. Begin your day exploring the vibrant city of Abu Dhabi and conclude it amongst the calming views of desert sand dunes. Relax between activities in the comfort of your accommodation. The morning Abu Dhabi city tour begins with a visit to the divine Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Marvel at the structure and the gold, marble, stone, and crystals used to design the mosque. See how as one of the largest mosques in the world, approximately 40,000 people can be accommodated at the same time. Afterward, visit the Heritage Village, a reconstructed Emirati village, and get a glimpse into the traditional Bedouin way of life. Next, drive to Saadiyat Island and Yas Island. See the Yas Marina circuit that has hosted the Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix since 2009. Drive past the Corniche and admire the scenic beauty of the Arabian Sea. Take a brief photo stop at Abu Dhabi’s iconic Emirates Palace. Conclude your morning tour with a stroll through a dates market. In the afternoon get picked up for your evening desert safari in a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Head out to explore the Arabian desert and feel your adrenaline rush as you cascade on the steep dunes and sand sweeps around the vehicle. Visit a camel farm in the middle of the desert to meet and feed camels. Go to a Bedouin desert camp and enjoy a warm welcome with Arabic coffee and dates. Test your balancing skills while sandboarding. Try out the other cultural activities like camel riding, henna painting, shisha, or taking photos in Arabic costumes. Have the chance to take a picture with a falcon. Wind down while enjoying an entertaining Tanoura dance and a breathtaking belly dance performance under the gleaming desert sky. Indulge in a scrumptious barbecue dinner with unlimited soft drinks and shisha smoking.  Once the adventures and activities are wrapped up, the lights of the camp will be doused. Sit back and gaze at the desert and the star-lit sky for a few peaceful moments before heading back to your accommodation.

From Abu Dhabi Port: Grand Mosque and Louvre Museum Tour

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

This tour was great, the entrance to the mosque was super fast, we didn't have to wait in lines and went straight in. The we had lunch at the mall, and then they took us around Abu Dhabi, and brought us back to Dubai. It's a great way to visit the city and not spending too much.

Our experience was exceptional. You just need to come and see the beautiful Dubai, Abi Dhabi Mosque and other fantastic places yourself. Dubai is worth every dime I expect. I will be back.

I had a wonderful time with my experience tour guide Riz. The van is clean and they provide bottles of mineral water.

Well organized and plenty of artwork displayed. Beautiful architectural design of the building.

Drivers were on time and helpful. Overall the tour was enjoyable and I’d recommend it.