Explore the surprising and opulent city of Abu Dhabi on this short trip
From humble beginnings rise great things. The capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi has transformed from a small fishing village into a sky-scrapered metropolis where even falcons have passports and fly in first class. Marvel at the glittering skyline of glass and steel, and at the marble domes of the Grand Mosque, one of the world’s most extravagant places of worship. Delve into the culture and history of the city-state while wandering down seaside walkways, and see the pre-oil world in the Heritage Village. With a dose of poolside relaxation and retail therapy, this is a perfect short introduction to the Emirates.
Gaze in awe at the majestic Grand Mosque and vast array of skyscrapers dominating the city skyline
Prepare your wallet for an opulent shopping trip at Abu Dhabi's impressive malls
Drive along the perfectly manicured waterfront of Corniche
4WD into the golden sand dunes of Arabia, then experience camel riding and local culture at a Bedouin campsite
Please note that a more conservative dress code applies for some of the sightseeing on the city tour. Entrance may be denied at some sights if this is not followed.
It is recommend that you wear loose fitting clothes, long sleeves, long trousers/skirt, and light head scarf (women only).
The Desert Safari on this itinerary involves off-road driving through rugged areas - which all adds to the excitement. However, because of the adventurous nature of the journey and the rough terrain covered, we do not recommend this activity to passengers if they have any pre-existing medical conditions, are over 65 or pregnant.
Our Shortbreaks are a group tour with independence, you will only have a guide with you for the sight-seeing activities
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2019 - 31 December 2019
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1. An arrival and departure shuttle transfer is included to and from Abu Dhabi International Airport. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking or a minimum of 15 days before travel.
2. This is a join-in trip, so if other travellers have booked on the same date you may share some activities.
3. Please see the safety notes section of your trip notes regarding the Desert Safari included on this itinerary.