Abu Dhabi Cultural Tour
Once you answer my wake-up calls, we’ll start the day taking a journey to the UAE’s crown jewel, Abu Dhabi.
We’ll visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque*, an absolute marvel in all its dazzling white marble. Believed to be the 8th largest mosque in the world, this place of worship has an open doors policy inviting citizens of the world to see its magnificence up close. We’ll learn about facets of the Islamic faith and the stunning detail in its construction.
Next, we’ll delve into a world of incredible art at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, a universal museum that showcases both ancient and contemporary works from across the globe. Here you’ll get the chance to self-wander for 2.5 hours in its galleries as well as admire the museum’s architectural beauty including its magnificent dome that casts a ‘rain of light’.
Finally, we’re going to wander inside the nation’s Presidential Palace, with its spectacular white domes, ornately decorated rooms, and dramatic chandeliers. Here, we’ll witness the Great Hall where global leaders are feted. We’ll explore its many rooms which include ballrooms for hosting royal banquets. We’ll sit in the ‘al barza’ hall where sheikhs engage in participatory politics with their people, and we’ll admire the Presidential Gifts from countries all over.
Once we’ve soaked up the best of Abu Dhabi, we’ll reflect on our enchanting journey as we return to Dubai.
*Please note that the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque has a strict dress code that must be followed. Please follow the instructions here.
Price: The price per person, 12 y/o and above, is 600 Dirhams. For children, between 7 and 11 y/o inclusive, the price is AED 300.
Duration: Approx. 10.5 hours. Pick up from select* Dubai hotels will be between 8AM and 9PM. Drop off to select* Dubai hotels will be between 7PM and 7:30PM.
*Please note that for guests staying at hotels in the Palm Jumeirah, an alternative nearby meeting location will be shared by email.
Number of wanderers: I can accommodate up to 13 wanderers in 1 tour. The minimum no. of guests is 3. (Have a bigger group or corporate event? Let me know here!)
When: Available on select days of the week, Mondays excluded as the Louvre Abu Dhabi is closed then. Click on the book button to check availability.
Where: Pick up and drop off will be made to the select Dubai hotel addresses entered when completing the booking.
Transportation: This tour includes bus transportation from/to the select hotels. I will provide you with estimated pick-up timings upon confirmation.
Refunds and Exchanges Policy: Please review in full here.
Tour: A 10.5 hours journey to the UAE’s crown jewel, Abu Dhabi. Includes transportation, admission fees to the Louvre Abu Dhabi and Presidential Palace, and bottled water. Excludes meals and multimedia guides to the Louvre Abu Dhabi.
Guide: A fantastic tour with a local guide who's happy to show you around the city and answer all your questions.
Meals: The tour includes bottled water on board the bus. Guests can enjoy lunch at their own expense at the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s Museum Café which has many ‘grab and go’ options.
Haggling Tips: A few tips and tricks on how to haggle for your souvenirs.
My 2 fils: From the time of booking until the return home, I will be happy and available to provide any recommendations or general help for your stay here.