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
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ITINERARY INFORMATION - SHORT BREAK ADVENTURE
This Short Break Adventure is a ‘join in’ group departure, which means you are not accompanied by an Intrepid group leader. Instead, our local representative in your destination will fill this role and the configuration of any fellow travellers in the group might change during the trip. This trip will run with a minimum of one person, so you may be joined by other travellers booked on the same date as you, or you may be on your own.
A complimentary airport arrival and departure transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
There is a desert safari included in this itinerary. This activity is not for everyone and we encourage you to refer to the safety notes under the Safety Section of this Essential Trip Information document. Please discuss any concerns with your booking agent. Pick up time will depend on sunset but is likely to be between 3.15pm and 3.45pm in the hotel lobby, please refer to our Essential Trip Information Daily Itinerary for further details.
If you would like to organise any optional activities in Abu Dhabi our team are available to assist.
In 2016 Abu Dhabi introduced a Tourism Dirham Fee on all accommodation facilities in the city. This fee has recently been reduced and the amount payable direct to the hotel; per room per night is AED 10.00.
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