After pickup from your Abu Dhabi hotel, settle inside your climate-controlled vehicle and set off on your 4-hour tour.
Learn how Abu Dhabi grew into today’s metropolis following the mid-20th-century oil boom, and how it consists of skyscrapers, mosques, and malls set on an island and riveria-like breakwaters.
Visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the city’s showpiece and world’s third-largest mosque. Adorned with intricate Islamic art and carvings, this marble-clad mosque opened in 2007. Admire the marble domes and courtyards, and view the main prayer hall, graced with giant chandeliers and the world’s biggest handmade carpet.
Take photos by the Emirates Palace hotel, and visit the Heritage Village, a recreation of a traditional oasis settlement. Browse the craft workshops and souk, and see displays of Bedouin tents and falaj irrigation channels.
After driving along the Corniche past mosques and glass high-rises, stop to admire the city’s magnificent skyline from the end of the breakwater.
Finally, take a panoramic drive around Sadiyat Island, home to a dazzling new cultural district. Admire the still-under-construction futuristic landmarks including the Louvre and Guggenheim museums, both designed to cement the city’s position as a major cultural destination.
Your tour then concludes with a hotel drop-off.