Private Abu Dhabi Half Day City Tour for 2 person | La Vacanza Travel

Private Abu Dhabi Half Day City Tour for 2 person

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

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  • 4 hours
  • Abu Dhabi
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


See the top sights of Abu Dhabi including the Grand Mosque with My Arabian Gate. Discover the highlights of Abu Dhabi on a 4-hour tour, traveling in a sharing car through the capital of the Emirates. Visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Heritage Village, the dates market and most important attractions. Visit traditional and modern landmarks.

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Stop At: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street, 5th St, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque stands out as one of the world’s largest mosques, and the only one that captures unique interactions between Islam and world cultures. Sheikh Zayed's vision for the Grand Mosque was to incorporate architectural styles from different Muslim civilizations and celebrate cultural diversity by creating a haven that is truly diverse and inspirational in its foundation. The mosque’s architects were British, Italian and Emirati, and design inspiration was borrowed parts of Turkey, Morocco, Pakistan, and Egypt among other Islamic countries, revealing a glistening architectural marvel with an astonishing capacity of 40,000 worshippers and visitors.

The open-door policy invites tourists and celebrants from all around the world who can witness the spectacular onion-top domes, the reflective pools that engulf the courtyard and the iconic prayer hall, which not only overflows with blissful sunlight but also houses the world’s biggest chandelier and carpet, both meticulously handmade. Be sure to spot the calligraphy encircling the hollows of the domes, etched with verses from the Quran and painted with gold leaves in An-Naskh lettering.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Heritage Village, Dubai, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

Visit the Heritage village to experience the traditional aspects of the desert way of life, and immerse yourself in the time capsule that brings to life a souk, a mosque and an encampment from pre-modernized Abu Dhabi. You can shop, explore artifacts and watch artisans making pottery, blowing glass and weaving fabric on a loom.
Run by the Emirates Heritage Club, this reconstruction of a traditional oasis village provides an interesting glimpse into the emirate’s past and features public workshops where craftsmen demonstrate traditional skills such as metal work, pottery, weaving and spinning. The craftsmen share their skills with visitors, and occasionally offer them a chance to try them out. The little spice shop within the village offers a range of dried herbs, handmade soaps and plenty of souvenirs to collect.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Abu Dhabi Dates Market, Zayed Port, Near Mina Market, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

Abudhabi Dates Market is the main and biggest market to get dates in Abu Dhabi. The various products of date species are available usually in the market during the season. You can find date products from Oman and Saudi as well. The prices you can get here are the best in town.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Madinat Zayed, Madinat Zayed, Emirate of Abu Dhabi

The Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre is the place to go for international retail shopping. At the heart of the city the Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre offers a wide array of brands and stores that offer the discerning shopper everything from high end fashion, perfume, household goods, groceries, electronics and lots more.

With more than 70 jewelry stores that offer traditional and contemporary gold, diamond and pearl jewelry from across the globe, the Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre is a true jewel in the cityscape. It also showcases the Madinat Zayed Gold Centre, the only Gold Centre in Abu Dhabi. The mall offers adequate parking facilities.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Corniche, Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

The Corniche Road spreads across an impressive eight kilometres of manicured waterfront that includes children’s play areas, separate cycle and pedestrian pathways, cafés and restaurants, and the Corniche Beach - a lifeguarded beach park.

Corniche Beach
This lengthy stretch of beach extends along Corniche Road from near the Hilton Hotel to beyond Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, where you’ll find its main entrance. During the week you can usually find a beach umbrella, but during the weekend they may all go quickly. You can’t swim out very far; floating fences keep you within 40 metres of the beach, and there are plenty of lifeguards around.

Abu Dhabi’s pristine Corniche beachfront has been awarded coveted Blue Flag status - the internationally renowned eco-label for beaches and marinas that guarantees clean and safe bathing water.

Some 30,000 to 50,000 visitors flock to the Corniche every month, enjoying three separate sections for families, singles and the general public. There are more than 1,100 free parking spaces with a five-minute walk of the beach, which charges AED 10 (the US $2.7) entry to the family and singles sections. Entry to the public beach is free

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, Abu Dhabi, West Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

An iconic Abu Dhabi landmark, this beautiful hotel blends Arabian splendour with the latest luxuries to create a magical and memorable experience. During daytime, the hotel’s golden-sandy colour contrasts with its fresh green gardens, silvery water fountains and the blue sky. At night, the hotel’s lighting changes subtly, featuring a majestic rainbow-changing effect over the main dome.

The main Palace building stretches over a kilometre from wing to wing, and its gardens and surroundings spread across 100 hectares. The hotel features 114 domes, with the central dome at an imposing 72.6 metres above ground. Gold, mother of pearl and crystals dominate the interior. The Palace has 1,002 chandeliers, the largest weighing 2.5 tonnes. Another memorable Palace feature is its two handmade wall display carpets, portraying the palace itself and each weighing a tonne.

Guests and visitors can wander through the majestic halls and corridors – a showcase of Arabian design, with grand central passageways and arched ceilings – and choose from over 200 rooms, all decorated in a comfortable yet chic style and boasting lavish cultural touches. Culinary highlights include modern Chinese cuisine at Hakkasan, fine French fare at Le Vendome and award-winning local dishes at Mezlai Emirati Restaurant.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Qasr Al Watan, Al Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi 001 United Arab Emirates

Qasr Al Watan, the new cultural landmark in Abu Dhabi, opens its doors to the public in an invitation to discover the legacy of knowledge and tradition that have shaped the journey of the nation, boosting cultural understanding of the United Arab Emirates

An Architectural Landmark
More than a traditional palace, Qasr Al Watan is an exquisitely crafted tribute to the Arabian heritage and artistry, and its architecture and design echo the significance of the exhibits housed within its halls and the function of its most iconic rooms.

Cultural Initiative
Qasr Al Watan invites visitors to learn about the country’s governing traditions and values, and explore a well-preserved legacy of knowledge, thus boosting cultural understanding of the UAE.

A Knowledge Hub
Qasr Al Watan opens the door to an inspiring intellectual legacy that highlights Arab contributions to various fields of knowledge. The Palace also houses Qasr Al Watan Library where scholars can explore a vast collection of books and resources about the UAE and learn about the nation’s progressive journey.

An Enriching Visitor Journey
At Qasr Al Watan visitors will learn about the formation of the UAE and its system of governance and have access to halls typically reserved for official summits. Visitors will also gain a deep appreciation of Arabian architectural craftsmanship and intellectual heritage in a truly enriching journey.

Parking: Arriving at the Visitor Centre by car, you will see the Visitor Centre car park. There are ample parking spaces available and there is no charge to park here. Valet parking is available at the Visitor Centre car park at a charge of AED 80.

Parking is open from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm, 7 days a week.

Stop At: Etihad Towers, Corniche West St Opp Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

A dramatic architectural statement, this five tower complex invites residents and visitors to live, work, stay, shop and dine in one destination with panoramic city and Arabian Gulf views.

A benchmark for luxury experiences, the complex includes three residential towers and the 280 metre high, five-star Jumeirah at Etihad Towers hotel.

On Tower 2’s 74th floor, the Observation Deck at 300 offers unbeatable cityscape and island views.

The Avenue at Etihad Towers is one of the world’s most expensive and exclusive collections of boutique shops, with many having luxurious private rooms for private, VIP shopping.

  • Corniche
  • Dates Market
  • Emirates Palace Hotel
  • Etihad Tower(Drive Pass)
  • Royal Palace Area
  • Heritage Village
  • Qasr Al Watan(Drive Pass)
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Private Luxury Vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
  • Entry/Admission - Heritage Village
  • Entry/Admission - Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, Abu Dhabi

    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Stroller accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Please download and update Al Hosn App and maintain Green color on your Al Hosn App. You need to keep Vaccination certificate as per Abu Dhabi rule.
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Departure Point

    Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick up from anywhere in Abu Dhabi city only


    • Abu Dhabi Intl Airport, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
    • Bateen Airport, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
    • Al Dhafra AB, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates


    • Mina Zayed Port
    • Khalifa Port

    Return Details

    Returns to original departure point

    Voucher info

    You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


    4 hours

    User's Reviews

    Cec B

    22 Sep, 2023

    What a fantastic way to see the very best of this beautiful city in comfort! Our guide was very thorough and enthusiastic in his approach to our every need.


    08 Sep, 2023

    Had a great time. Driver spoke great English and had a lovely big air conditioned car with water provided. Some people have said they’re not a guide as they don’t come into the places with you which is true but our guide told us lots of things on the way to places too. Still a lot easier than taxis . He also provided me with the correct clothing for the mosque free of charge


    03 Sep, 2023

    We had about 7 hours in the afternoon between our flights and wanted to see a little bit of what Abu Dhabi has to offer. The pickup was from a hotel very close to the airport, on time and our driver (Shafeer) was friendly and spoke English pretty clear. He was knowledgeable and had answers to all our questions about UAE and Abu Dhabi. The car was impeccable, we had water at our disposal and the AC was working as it should (thank God for that, as Abu Dhabi in August is like a sauna). We visited all the attractions mentioned in the tour, with a nice surprise at the end when we went to a local market and had a dates tasting. There was no hurrying or pressure of time, we actually went over the 4 hours time estimate and probably we would have stayed more if our flight wasn't going to take off soon. Don't expect it to be like a full-on guided tour with a complete history of everything and non-stop talking though, I think it's impossible to achieve that in just 4 hours and actually enjoy it. If you want that, probably it's best to spent at least a few nights in Abu Dhabi in order to have time for such things. As I wrote in the title, this is the best option for those who have some time to spare between connecting flights.

    Donerae T

    20 Aug, 2023

    Our driver was very kind. We didn’t realize that our visit to the Mosque was on our own and that he was not actually a tour guide but simply a driver. The ticket price was included but he stayed with the car. That meant there were parts of the mosque we didn’t see and there was no explanation of what we did see. So we paid for the convenience of having a car and driver waiting for us. It was a little inconvenient that I didn’t have what’s app to contact him when we were ready and had to wait in the heat a time or two but it wasn’t too bad. As first time visitors with a tight schedule we saw enough to feel ok about it but I wish I had planned earlier and knew what I was actually purchasing. It was convenient that we were able to get a same day afternoon last minute tour. Most were only available in the morning. I am grateful we found this and were able to get around without the hassle of doing it ourselves.


    05 Aug, 2023

    This tour should have been a great way to get an overview of this beautiful city! We had a private tour with a guide, Shafeer. However, his English was limited and we had trouble with communication . He couldn’t answer a lot of our questions and did not seem to know a lot of the history. So the tour was more about us being driven round from site to site but not really having any information on what we were visiting. His car was clean and tidy and he took many photos of us but we really wanted to know what we were visiting. In addition we did not receive any confirmation the day before of the pick up time or location. We were very disappointed in this tour and would not recommend,

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    Friendly guide, knowledgeable.


    Remarkable, worth it.


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    We completed All the items on the tour within 4:5 hours. The guide was in time, nice, informative, and a good driver.


    Could've done without a tour - not worth the money


    A perfect introduction for 2 people with not much time.


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