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  1. United Arab Emirates
  2. Abu Dhabi
  3. Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Abu Dhabi: City Tour and Desert Safari Package

Product ID: 304863
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Enjoy Abu Dhabi to the fullest extent with a morning city tour and evening desert safari experience. See the city's major landmarks and be enchanted by the Arabian desert with this combination package.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
German, English

Pickup included

Pickup from any hotels/shopping mall in Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See Abu Dhabi's major landmarks and attractions
  • Marvel at the immense opulence of the iconic Grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque
  • Enjoy the thrill of driving through desert sand dunes
  • Be entertained by a Tanoura dance and breathtaking belly dance performance
  • Experience the peacefulness of quiet desert moments under a star-lit sky
Full description
This package offers a special combination of a 4-hour morning guided city tour and a 6-hour evening desert safari experience. Begin your day exploring the vibrant city of Abu Dhabi and conclude it amongst the calming views of sand dunes in the desert. Take a break between activities in the comfort of your accommodation.

The morning Abu Dhabi city tour begins with a 1-hour 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 pass through 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 even desert safari by a professional safari marshal in a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Head out to explore the Arabian desert and experience the adrenaline as the sand sweeps around your vehicle and you cascade on the steep sand dunes. 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 in an exhilarating sandboarding experience or try out the other cultural activities available for you like camel riding, henna painting, shisha, or taking photos in Arabic costumes. Also, 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.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from Abu Dhabi city hotels, cruise terminals, or city locations
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Guided tour
  • Water during the Abu Dhabi city tour
  • Desert experience
  • 30-minute dune-bashing session
  • Sandboarding
  • Camel ride
  • Tea/Arabic Coffee
  • Unlimited water and soft drinks in the camp
  • BBQ buffet dinner (vegetarian & non-vegetarian)
  • Shisha smoking
  • Photo opportunities in Arabic costumes and with a falcon
  • Henna painting
  • Belly dance and Tanoura show
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Quad bike and dune buggy activities
  • Alcoholic drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Head cover or kipa
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• It is not possible to visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque during any Islamic festival or holidays
• In mosques, women must wear long loose clothing and cover their arms, legs, and heads. The local partner can provide an Abaya (a long black dress attire) with a scarf, that must be returned. Men must not show above their knees and must cover their shoulders (the local partner cannot provide clothing for men)
• Failure to adhere to the strict dress code will result in refused entry
• Tattoos must be covered
• Tanoura dance and belly dance are not be available during Ramadan and some UAE public holidays
• It is recommended not to eat 2-3 hours before the safari trip to avoid any sickness during dune-bashing
• Infants (under 3 years old) are not allowed in the car during the dune-bashing activity
• Dune-bashing is not allowed for pregnant women
• Any damage, injuries or items lost during the sandboarding or the optional quad bike are not covered by the local partner
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From US$ 135 US$ 108 per person

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Product ID: 304863