Abu Dhabi City Tour
On an Abu Dhabi city tour with NS Tours & Travel Pvt Ltd, know how the capital city of the United Arab Emirates incredibly merges its rich ancient heritage with the most modern contemporary life. We’ve crafted this tour package with cautiously picked highlights of Abu Dhabi in order to ensure that you don’t miss out to take in its significant sights. So be prepared to behold some of the most majestic landmarks of the UAE, as we pick you up from your hotel or preferred location in Dubai for a two-hour drive to Abu Dhabi.
One sight that would for sure command your attention en-route to Abu Dhabi city centre is the astounding and expansive white structure - Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque that has been named to honor the late president, His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The tour will further lead you to attractions like stupendous Emirates Palace, bustling the Abu Dhabi city center and then to the mind-blowing Corniche boasting impeccably manicured setting replete with kids’ play area, cafes, and restaurant.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque (Stop-20 min)
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque he capital city of the United Arab Emirates. The largest mosque in the country, it is the key place of worship for Friday gathering and Eid prayers. During Eid it may be visited by more than 41,000 people The Grand Mosque was constructed between 1996 and 2007. It was designed by Syrian architect Yousef Abdelky. The building complex measures approximately 290 m (960 ft) by 420 m (1,380 ft), covering an area of more than 12 hectares (30 acres), excluding exterior landscaping and vehicle parking.
Emirates Palace Hotel (Photo stop)
The Emirates Palace is a sprawling complex that never feels overwhelming–except in the way it serves its guests. In keeping with the noted Arabian culture of welcome and hospitality, the staff treats all its clients as honored guests. From dining and recreation to impeccably designed guestrooms, not a detail has been overlooked. Comfort, relaxation, and service are the key words to a stay at the Emirates.
Drive through Corniche (Photo Stop)
The Corniche (or Corniche Road) is located in the city of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates It forms a sweeping curve on the western side of the main Abu Dhabi island and is replete with cycle paths, fountains and park areas. Between 2002 and 2003, land was reclaimed from the sea and the Corniche was extended. Some of the earlier landmarks were demolished in the process. Certain parts of the Corniche have significant deposition of sand, with people using the area as a public beach. Prior to the 1970s, the current area occupied by the Corniche was a beach, where dhows and ships used to anchor and transfer cargo or people; at the time, the Mina Zayed area was not yet constructed.
Heritage Village (Stop-15 min)
Heritage Village reconstruction of a traditional oasis village provides an interesting glimpse into the emirate’s past Traditional aspects of the desert way of life, including a campfire with coffee pots, a goats’ hair tent, and a falaj irrigation system, are attractively displayed in the open museum.
There are workshops where craftsmen demonstrate traditional skills, such as metal work and pottery, while women sit weaving and spinning. The craftsmen are happy to share their skills, and may occasionally give you the chance to try them out.
The little spice shop is a treat – you can get a range of dried herbs, handmade soap and plenty of chatter. Working hours at Dubai Heritage Village are Saturday to Thursday, 9:00- 16:00, Friday from 3:30 to 21:00.
Date market (Stopover)
The Abu Dhabi Vegetable Market (aka Al Mina Fruit & Vegetable Market or Souk) is the main vegetable market in central Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. As well as stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetables in general, the market also features a row of shops selling dates. The market is next to Zayed Port and the Fish Market is close by too.