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Excursion 'BEST ABU DHABI, LUNCH AT EMIRATES PALACE & THE GRAND MOSQUE'

Description

BEST ABU DHABI, LUNCH AT EMIRATES PALACE & THE GRAND MOSQUE



What we will see
  • Al Ittihad Square
  • Corniche
  • Skyline
  • Heritage village
  • Zayed Cultural Centre
  • Lunch at the exclusive Emirates Palace Hotel
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • The islands of Yas and Saadiyat


What we will do
  • Once we've left the port, our tour of the cosmopolitan capital of the Arab Emirates begins with a photo stop in Al Ittihad Square, whose name means “union” in Arabic: you mustn't miss taking a photo of the coffee-pot and incense burner, both made of white ivory.
  • Now it's time for the spectacular Corniche, the splendid waterfront that extends for several kilometres, lined with numerous ultramodern, glass skyscrapers and elegant residential complexes, which have earned Abu Dhabi the title of “Manhattan of the Persian Gulf".
  • We then come to the*Heritage Village*, which houses a small museum and reconstructed homes which illustrate the day-to-day activities of the local community, before oil was discovered at the end of the 50s.
  • A visit to the "Zayed Cultural Centre" awaits us to take a look at the life of the founder sultan of the United Arab Emirates, a man close to his people, who contributed immensely to his nation and to the entire world, known for his fair decisions, generosity and willingness to help the most needy.
  • You will be able to visit two additional galleries at the centre, showing the first few days following ADCO's discovery of oil way back in 1958, and another section dedicated to the Abu Dhabi Police Corps, from its beginnings to the present day.
  • The next stage in our tour is the Emirates Palace Hotel, which emanates the charm of Abu Dhabi and where a delicious lunch will be waiting for us.
  • We set off next for the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the largest mosque in the Arab Emirates. This will be followed by a panoramic trip, over the bridges linking Abu Dhabi to the mainland, towards Yas Island, famous for its Formula 1 circuit and for the Ferrari World Park, and then on towards Saadiyat Island, where prestigious museums such as the Guggenheim, the Louvre Abu Dhabi and others will soon be opening their doors.
  • Our panoramic tour is over and it's back to the port once more.
When would you like to leave?
Adult € 170.00
Child (3-13 old) € 119.00
Length 7 1/2 hours approximately
Level Easy Easy
Type Sightseeing Sightseeing
Cultural Cultural
Good for shopping Good for shopping
Meal included Meal included
 
What you need to know
  • Places on this excursion are limited. We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.
  • The itinerary may be subject to change.
  • Due to the marked variations in temperature between the sites visited on this excursion and the air-conditioned vehicles, we recommend you bring a light, cotton pullover.
  • Dress code: smart or casual. Men must wear closed shoes (women may wear open shoes) and a collared shirt. No sneakers, t-shirts or jeans.
  • Dress code that is appropriate for the places of worship to be visited is recommended.
  • The rule for entry to the mosque states that women must cover their heads with a scarf, wear wide, long trousers and long-sleeved dresses. Do not wear shorts, beachwear, sleeveless or tight-fitting dresses. Men are advised to wear long trousers and short and/or long-sleeved shirts and to avoid sleeveless shirts. Lastly, shoes must be removed before entering the mosque. You must comply with the rules or you will not be permitted to enter the mosque.
  • The local authorities do not allow photographs to be taken of the tomb of Sheikh Zayed.