Abu Dhabi

Meaning ‘Land of the Gazelle’ in Arabic, Abu Dhabi was founded when a young antelope led a wandering tribe to fresh water, on an island with no more than 300 palm (‘barasti’) huts, a few coral buildings and the Ruler’s fort. This simple island settlement has since been transformed into the modern, cosmopolitan city of Abu Dhabi and the high - rise capital of the United Arab Emirates.

Today, Abu Dhabi is the federal capital and centre of government in the United Arab Emirates. It is the largest city of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and one of the most modern cities in the world. The city features large gardens and parks, green boulevards lining all the streets and roads, sophisticated high - rise buildings, international luxury hotel chains and opulent shopping malls.


Best Of Abu Dhabi

  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque: The 6th largest mosque in the world and one of the world’s most impressive landmarks
  • The Corniche: spectacular waterfront that stretches for 6km, including children’s play areas, separate cycle and pedestrian pathways, cafés and restaurants, and the Corniche Beach with also stunning Saadiyat and Yas public beaches and Saadiyat and the uber - luxurious Saadiyat Beach Club.
  • Water sports: wake - boarding to surfing and parasailing, from cruising in a traditional pearling boat to kayaking through our natural mangrove forests, from zooming to the pace of a speedboat tour to diving, cruising, snorkeling or swimming
  • Yas Island: a 360˚ entertainment experience. Yas Marina Circuit - home to the annual Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, have a coffee or stay at the iconic Yas Viceroy – the world’s only hotel to straddle an F1 race track - ride the world’s fastest roller coaster at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, have a giant splash at Yas Waterworld, play Arabia’s only links course and relax on a white sandy beach.
  • Shopping: from luxurious and ultra – modern malls with the latest brands, to small, souk – like shops where you can buy traditional perfumes, handicrafts, spices and carpets.
  • Culture & Heritage: Step back in time at the Heritage Village on the Corniche Breakwater
  • Golf: Diversity of experiences: championship - ready parkland, ocean or Links facilities, a gentle urban center course, the sheer uniqueness of a world - class ‘sand’ course or a country course inour heritage heartland of Al Ain.


GALLERY




Daily Sightseeing Tours ( at an additional cost)

ABU DHABI CITY TOUR

After breakfast at the hotel, meeting with the guide and city tour. Enjoy a visit to capital city of the United Arab Emirates and see historical attractions and traditional sides of the vibrant city.

Depart for your Abu Dhabi city tour, the largest and the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. This comprehensive tour is the ideal introduction to the UAE capital and the island on which it stands. The name Abu Dhabi means: Father of the Gazelle. Our first stop will be at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest Mosques in the world; able to accommodate more than 30,000 worshipers. We will continue our tour towards Abu Dhabi downtown. We will stop at the Heritage Village, which houses a small museum and depicts the traditional daily activities of the Arab community prior to the discovery of oil. In the afternoon, we will drive along the spectacular Corniche, past gleaming white mosques, glass - clad offices and elegant high - rise apartments to the tip of the breakwater for a superb view of the city’s magnificent skyline.

The tour will continue towards the famous Yas Island which houses the FORMULA 1 YAS circuit & the first attraction park of Ferrari in the world (only a photo - stop).

Return to the hotel, free time and overnight.

 

ABU DHABI DESERT SAFARI

This tour departs in the afternoon across the desert of Abu Dhabi with several photo - stops during an exciting dune bashing in a 4x4 SUV. The drive continues across the desert. We stop to watch the beautiful sunset before reaching our campsite where you have the opportunity to do a camel ride, sand boarding and try out a henna design on hand or feet. After working up an appetite enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner and shisha (the famous Arabic water pipe). Before returning to Abu Dhabi watch our belly dancer performing her show around the campfire by starlight.

Return to the hotel and overnight.