This classic, hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Abu Dhabi will take you to all of the city’s famous landmarks. Your Big Bus Tour ticket provides plenty of time to explore Abu Dhabi’s popular attractions like the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Emirates Palace, Central Market, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and more!
Personal commentary is provided in a choice of eight languages, explaining Abu Dhabi’s rapid development and cultural history.
A trip to Abu Dhabi would not be complete without visiting one of the largest, most majestic mosques in the world. Standing serenely and surrounded beautiful gardens, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque accommodates over 40,000 worshippers and endeavours to enhance cross-cultural communication and understanding.
Its presence is magnified by more than 80 marble domes and the astonishing 5,700 square meter hand knotted carpet – the largest loomed carpet in the world – found in its beautiful prayer hall. Its interior is further adorned with breathtaking chandeliers, the largest of which weighs nearly 12 tonnes, sparkling with Swarovski crystals and 24-carat galvanised gold.
Reputedly the most expensive hotel ever built, the Emirates Palace is grand in both its design and myriad of offerings, and dominates the skyline on the western side of the Corniche. Visitors can marvel at its stunning reception areas, manicured gardens, tranquil beaches, award-winning culinary cuisine, and popular high tea.
Here you will find one of the UAE’s largest mangrove forests and breeding grounds for a variety of birds and sea life. Take advantage of the area’s popular canals and kayak tours which are ideal for bird watching and wildlife activities.
A truly unique experience, the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital welcomes visitors to learn all about falcons and their important role in the culture of the UAE today, and in its history.
Located only 45 minutes from the city, you’ll enjoy watching these incredible creatures in flight and learning about how they are treated at the hospital. Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital has treated more than 75,000 falcons since 1999 and has emerged as a leading centre for falcon medicine world-wide.
To truly experience the beauty of the desert, a stay at the luxurious Qasr Al Sarab on the edge of the Empty Quarter is an unforgettable experience. Located approximately 3 hours from Abu Dhabi, enjoy the incredible sand dune landscape, watch desert wildlife graze, and take advantage of their many family friendly activities like camel rides and traditional cuisine.
The garden city of Al Ain is a closer alternative, located approximately 90 minutes from Abu Dhabi. Al Ain is one of the world’s oldest permanently inhabited settlements, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For a faster pace, the many attractions of Dubai are only two hours drive away.