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Our most recommended Abu Dhabi Cruises & Boat Tours

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.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque & Qasr Al Watan Full Day-Trip From Dubai

2. Sheikh Zayed Mosque & Qasr Al Watan Full Day-Trip From Dubai

Immerse yourself in Abu Dhabi on a day trip from Dubai. Experience breathtaking buildings and views with visits to the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Qasr Al Watan palace, and Emirates Palace. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Dubai. Relax during the scenic 90-minute journey from Dubai to Abu Dhabi. Visit Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the largest mosque in the UAE. Enter the mosque and be spellbound by its breathtaking interior – a symphony of marble, gold, crystals, and ceramics. Next, take a drive along the Abu Dhabi Corniche to experience scenic views of the Persian Gulf. Then, enjoy a visit to another landmark of Abu Dhabi, the Etihad Towers. Those who have seen the Furious 7 movie will recognize this imposing tower. Stop for lunch at the Marina Mall. Enjoy a delicious meal at your own expense at one of the mall’s restaurants or food courts. Afterward, explore the Qasr Al Watan, or the “Palace of the Nation.” This splendid palace offers insight into Arab heritage and the governing principles that shaped the history of the UAE. Explore the palace’s fascinating exhibits and marvel at its exquisite craftsmanship. Afterward, return to your accommodations in Dubai.

Abu Dhabi: Guided Speedboat Sightseeing Tour

3. Abu Dhabi: Guided Speedboat Sightseeing Tour

There’s simply no better way to take in the sights of Abu Dhabi’s skyline than viewing it from the sea. Take a 1-hour, 1.15-hour, or 1.5-hour guided tour to admire the vistas that can’t be seen on land. Traveling by boat gives you front-row seats to Abu Dhabi's beauty. Get up close and personal to the graceful promenade of Abu Dhabi Corniche and take in the incredible 21st century skyline. Follow this with a thrilling trip around Al Lulu Island. This guided tour gives you amazing views of the massive Emirates Palace hotel and a true picture of Abu Dhabi’s cityscape. Marvel at incredible views of the Al Maya Island, the Presidential Palace, Al Maqtaa Fort, and more from the water. The boats used are powered by the latest generation of eco-friendly engines, manufactured to exacting specifications and capable of reaching thrilling speeds. They are manned by experienced, fully qualified crews, and each boat comes equipped with the latest safety equipment, ensuring that the ride of your life is a smooth and safe one. Choose to upgrade your experience with a breakfast combination option. Enjoy a thrilling 45-minute speedboat tour, followed by a light breakfast at the Emirates Palace Hotel.

Abu Dhabi: City Tour with Grand Mosque & Royal Palace Visit

4. Abu Dhabi: City Tour with Grand Mosque & Royal Palace Visit

Explore Abu Dhabi on a sightseeing tour of the city's important landmarks. Visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Corniche, Etihad Towers, and more. Start your day of adventure with pickup service at your hotel or selected location in Abu Dhabi. Here, your friendly driver/guide will be waiting to meet you before taking you to explore the capital city’s iconic attractions. This sightseeing tour begins at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world. Afterward, stroll along the City Corniche, a pleasant waterfront, before stopping to take photos of the Emirates Palace and visit the Etihad Towers, which were used in the Fast and Furious 7 film. Afterward, visit the beautiful Qasr Al Watan Palace housed in the presidential palace compound of UAE. Notice the architectural features, historical artifacts, and other historical treasures of the palace. Finally, you will be taken back to your hotel or selected location.

Abu Dhabi: Half-Day Guided City Tour

5. Abu Dhabi: Half-Day Guided City Tour

Explore the fast-changing landscape of Abu Dhabi on a half-day city sightseeing tour with a guide in your chosen language. Visit traditional and contemporary landmarks such as the Grand Mosque and the attractions along the Corniche. Following a pickup at your hotel in Abu Dhabi, drive to the spectacular Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, considered the key site for worship in the United Arab Emirates. Marvel at the main features inside and out, such as the inner courtyard and minaret, design motifs of Naskhi, Thuluth, and Kufic calligraphy, and slender columns reflected in the water. Then go towards the Persian Gulf, as you admire the modern-day developments along the Abu Dhabi Corniche. Admire some of the world’s most ultra-modern, breathtaking skyscrapers and luxury hotels such as Emirates Palace, facing the pristine beach. Visit the traditional vegetable, dates, and fish markets of Port Zayed, to the northeast of the city. See how Port Zayed bolsters Abu Dhabi’s international trade and plays a pivotal role in Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030, the government’s drive to achieve economic diversification. The tour ends with the opportunity to take photos of Heritage Village, a reconstructed desert village.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Tour with Royal Palace & Etihad Towers

6. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Tour with Royal Palace & Etihad Towers

Enjoy a day trip by van to Abu Dhabi from Dubai. Stop at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, take a stroll at the Abu Dhabi Corniche, and see sights like the Emirates Palace. Following a pickup from your hotel in Dubai, travel along the Gulf coast to Abu Dhabi, listening to the fascinating stories about one of the richest cities in the world along the way. Your first stop is the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, an incredible mosque exemplifying the beauty of Islamic architectural brilliance. Spend time in the mosque with your guide.   Next, enjoy a visit to another of Abu Dhabi's landmarks, the Etihad Towers. Those who have seen the ‘Furious 7’ movie will remember the imposing tower. Afterward, stop at the Abu Dhabi Corniche, and take a stroll with scenic views of the Arabian Gulf. See the Emirates Palace from afar and take snaps for your photo collection with these wonderful structures as the backdrop. Make a stop for lunch at the Marina Mall, the Carrefour, the food court, or a restaurant with a view of the Corniche. Visit the beautiful Qasr Al Watan Palace housed in the Presidential Palace compound of UAE. Notice the architectural features, historical artifacts, and other historical treasures of the palace. Finally, relax on the return journey to Dubai.

Dubai: Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Fujairah and Khorfakkan Tour

7. Dubai: Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Fujairah and Khorfakkan Tour

Travel from Dubai to Fujairah, seeing the beauty of Islamic architecture and passing through the Al Hajar Mountains. Stop at Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Khor Fakkan, and Najd Al Masqar Heritage Village. Get picked up from your accommodation in Dubai and drive to Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the second largest mosque in the UAE. Explore this gem of Islamic architecture, with marble courtyards and high-reaching domes. Travel through the towns of Dibba, Kalba, and Sharjah, to reach the Fujairah Museum. Wander around the museum and see the displays of antique weapons and artifacts. Continue to Khor Fakkan, a coastal city with the breathtaking backdrop of the Al Hajar Mountains. Journey into Khorfakkan Square and learn about the history of the area, taking photos by the fountains, amphitheater, and waterfall. Drive through mountainous roads to reach Najd Al Maqsar Heritage Village, a fortress restored in an effort to preserve the archeological site. Your tour will end with drop-off back to your accommodation in Dubai.

Abu Dhabi: 4-Hour City Tour with Sheikh Zayed Mosque

8. Abu Dhabi: 4-Hour City Tour with Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Visit a selection of carefully-chosen highlights of the UAE’s lovely capital. From its remarkable modern buildings to glimpses into the past, this tour features some of the most stunning architecture to be found anywhere. Experience Abu Dhabi’s unique blend of culture and fine traditional arts and crafts in the oriental markets and Handicrafts Center. Enter a world where Islamic designs and elements feature in modern architecture, blending the new with ancient traditions of the East and the West.

From Dubai: Cultural Abu Dhabi City Tour

9. From Dubai: Cultural Abu Dhabi City Tour

Discover Abu Dhabi's famous tourist attractions on this full-day Abu Dhabi city tour that begins with a prompt pick-up from your preferred location or hotel in Dubai. Traveling for roughly 90 minutes witnessing the beauty on both sides you'll reach one of the world's most well-known indoor amusement parks, Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. Enjoy an incredible opportunity to capture some breathtaking photographs against the backdrop of this beautiful destination. Continue with a visit to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi's largest mosque and a symbol of religious harmony, tolerance, and diversity. Marvel at the mosque's architectural magnificence that reflects true Islamic principles. Admire floral motifs, crystals, semi-precious stones, a giant hand-knotted carpet, and other embellishments. The Heritage Village, one of Abu Dhabi's most fascinating historical landmarks, is the next stop, where you'll have the opportunity to witness the Islamic Art, traditional elements, Craftsman Center, and artifacts before enjoying a meal from the mall's food court or restaurants at your own expense. Visit the Corniche, with its prominent waterfront promenade, where you can also take some fantastic snaps of the two spectacular luxury landmarks, Emirates Palace and Etihad Towers before stopping by the Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi for a photo stop. As you wind up the full-day Abui Dhabi city tour, you'll be taken back to your hotel or preferred destination in Dubai.

From Abu Dhabi Port: Grand Mosque and Louvre Museum Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Abu Dhabi

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 341 reviews

The whole experience from start to finish was amazing. Some wonderful sights and our guide Jahan was brilliant. Very friendly, helpful and informative with a great amount of knowledge of all the sights we visited. Highly recommend!

In a relatively short span of time, you learn quite a lot about Abu Dhabi while seeing the main attractions. The tour guides were brilliant and very informative in response to every question we asked - we had a lot :)

Great Experience Overall! Would highly recommend this trip to anyone. The 6:00 sunset tour was the best! 5 Star Service!

Amazing experience!! “Noor” was an awesome guide!! Very friendly and explained everything. Highly recommend

Excelente todo ! Muy puntuales , muy buena organización !! El tour vale mucho la pena . Lo recomiendo 100%