Private Full-Day Abu Dhabi City Tour with a Local! | La Vacanza Travel

Private Full-Day Abu Dhabi City Tour with a Local!

Duration: 6 to 8 hours
Destination: United Arab Emirates, Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Abu Dhabi
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


The tour guide will always either make or break your experience. Yes, it would be nice to see the attractions, which you will get to see with me, but it would be better when there is a story to tell. There are too many guides around that have a memorized script that they stick with and repeat like a radio (unfortunately). But what makes this experience unique is me, your host, Ebrahim. I am from Abu Dhabi and I am a proud citizen of the United Arab Emirates. I do not take the responsibility of representing my country lightly. When you are with me, you are a guest, eager to learn about the culture as much as you are eager to see the nice skyscrapers and luxurious hotels. I do this tour in my free time because I have a full-time, well-paying job. Thus it is not about money for me. I rather give you a good experience and not get paid than charge you for a mediocre one. I also do not rush you, which is why the duration of this experience is flexible.

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Stop At: Wahat Al Karama (Oasis of Dignity), 3rd St Khor Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

Wahat Al Karama (Oasis of Dignity) is a memorial dedicated to commemorating those who have lost their lives in service of their country, but that's not all. There are several intriguing facts that only a local of the country would be able to share. Don't miss out!

Duration: 30 minutes

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

While the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (the Grand Mosque) is a popular attraction and well known to tourists, my expertise and stories will certainly add a special value to your tour. The Mosque is named after His Highness Sheikh Zayed, but not many explain the man's role in building the nation as I do! (The duration also includes driving time)

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, Abu Dhabi, West Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

The Emirates Palace is actually a hotel. A lot of tourists go there for how beautiful its architecture is, however, there are 'hidden treasures' that need to be pointed out. Call me Captain Jack! (Duration also includes driving time)

Pass By: Etihad Towers, Corniche West St Opp Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

The Etihad Towers can be seen from Emirates Palace and it is a great place to take pictures

Pass By: The Founder's Memorial, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

This is perhaps the most important yet forgotten attraction in Abu Dhabi. There is a story to tell behind this memorial. Let me share it with you! (10 minutes)

Stop At: Abu Dhabi Theatre, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

We will be just outside this theatre to take some photos as the theatre itself is not open to the public. But rest assured, you get a view of Abu Dhabi that you wouldn't get anywhere else.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street Qasr Al Hosn, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

The oldest building in Abu Dhabi and the place where the ruling family of the capital first settled. Built in 1795 as a fort, it was transformed into a palace in which the late HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan grew up.

ADDED BONUS! We will head to the House of Artisans which is just outside the Palace and inside guests can experience the "Bayt Al Qahwa" which translates to House of Coffee where they will experience Arabic coffee and see how it made live by a local.! On top of that, the 'Artisans' are actually local women who engage in traditional crafts.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

Drive by the corniche and stop for photos.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

At the Dates Market in Abu Dhabi guests will be sampling different types of dates as well as get insight on the importance of this food to the people of the United Arab Emirates. Dates are of significant importance to not only culture and tradition but also in the Islamic faith! Learn more with a Local!

Duration: 20 minutes

  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • I will provide headscarves for women as part of the entry requirement for the Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Qasr Al Hosn

  • Lunch
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • There will be a fair amount of walking however for those unable to do so, most attractions offer other means of transportation such as club cars.
  • 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

Traveler pickup is offered
We can arrange pickup from any hotel or airport in Abu Dhabi


  • Abu Dhabi Intl Airport, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates


  • Desert Shield Fitness, Zayed Port - Mina Zayed - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Departure Time

09:00 AM

Voucher info

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


6 to 8 hours

User's Reviews


31 Mar, 2022

Ebrahim is very professional and knowledgeable. He is a proud citizen of Abu Dhabi and it reflects in his approach to the tour. He lives in Abu Dhabi and is very familiar with the city, its history, culture, and sights. His car is new and very comfortable. He is very accommodating and will customize your tour experience if you wish. We completely customized our day with Ebrahim to fit our needs and he obliged by picking us up earlier to be able to fit in all the sights and experiences we requested. Towards the end of the day, I mistakenly took my wife's heart medication believing them to be aspirin. Ebrahim immediately responded by taking us to a nearby hospital. He handled the emergency room procedures and stayed with me as the nurses and doctor attended to my situation. He communicated with my wife who was waiting outside several times, to calm and keep her informed. Everything turned out well, and I received great care in the emergency room. This scary situation turned out well thanks to Ebrahim's quick action and support. I am very grateful to him. With the doctor's assurance that I was fine, we left the hospital and finished our tour. Ebrahim went above and beyond his tour guide duties to ensure my safety and well being. By the end of the day (and it was a long one), I truly felt I had found a new friend in the UAE. Please do yourself a favor when in Abu Dhabi and contact Ebrahim. He will make sure your time in the UAE is a memorable and rich experience to last a lifetime.


13 Jan, 2020

The guide Ebrahim was very welcoming, informative and you clearly see his passion for his country, the tour is a must do if you'd like to learn the Emarati culture from a local, highly recommended!


23 Nov, 2019

We saw the highlights of Abu Dhabi and got tons of interesting background information on the local culture and traditions. All of this delivered with a brilliant sense of humour. Highly recommended!


21 Nov, 2019

These guys are great for an informative, friendly small group day tour of Abu Dhabi city highlights. Book with confidence. Stephen

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