Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates is less than two hours from Dubai and has so much to offer. I took a day tour from Dubai to Abu Dhabi and it was well worth it! I had found a deal on groupon that took us to all the top spots in Abu Dhabi. Viator also has great day tours as well. I had a great time and very excited to share with you my day trip to Abu Dhabi!

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Our tour guide picked us up early in the morning from our hotel in Dubai, first stop was Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Before your visit, remember to dress appropriately. Women must cover their head, clothing covering the ankles and wrists. Men are not allowed to wear tank tops and shorts. Our tour guide also had “abaya” for anyone who was not dressed appropriately.

The tour allowed us a little over an hour to explore the Grand Mosque. The building is beautifully crafted in great detail. Don’t forget to look up when inside, the 24 carat gold chandeliers are stunning!!

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Heritage Village

We then stopped at Heritage Village for lunch and to explore. The Heritage Village is a reconstruction of a traditional oasis village that provides an interesting glimpse into the emirate’s past.

Heritage Village

Heritage Village

Heritage Village

Heritage Village

Heritage Village

The Emirates Palace & Etihad Towers

Our third stop was in front of The Emirates Palace and Etihad Towers. If you’ve seen Sex In The City 2, you will recognize Emirates Palace. This hotel is a luxurious 5 star hotel built as a landmark to showcase Arabian culture. If you’re lucky your guide will take you through the gates!

Emirates Palace

Etihad Towers

Ferrari World

Our last stop was at Ferrari World. It is an amusement park located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. It is the first and only Ferrari-branded theme park and has the record for the largest space frame structure ever built. We did not go inside the amusement park, we spend about 20 minutes outside the shopping area and for photos.

Ferrari World

Ferrari World

Overall my tour was great! I wish I had the tour company name but I’m sure many others are just as good!

If you plan on visiting Abu Dhabi for a few days, here is a guide on Things to do in Abu Dhabi in Three Days, 96 Hours in Abu Dhabi and Top 10 Things to do in Abu Dhabi.

Have you visited Abu Dhabi? Let me know what your favorite thing to do below!

Day Trip To Abu Dhabi

 

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7 comments

  • Piper Ellice

    June 27, 2016 at 8:28 am

    This looks like a beautiful place! My honeymoon to the BVI has really sparked my desire to travel.
    xoxo, http://www.piperellice.com

    1. Tour de Lust

      June 27, 2016 at 9:19 am

      It really is beautiful!! Hope you can make it there soon! =)

  • JanD

    December 7, 2016 at 10:48 am

    I grew up in Abu Dhabi as a third culture kid. Lovely post, captures what Abu Dhabi is about these days. Too bad, they didn’t take you to the old fort going back to the late 18th century. And also the corniche! near the beach and seas. Next time, I’ve got to show you the insider Abu Dhabi and even of Dubai 🙂
    Love your photos by the way.

    1. Tour de Lust

      December 7, 2016 at 1:08 pm

      Thank you so much! I wish I knew about those places too. Looks like I will have to go back!

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