Abu Dhabi tours and excursions
Abu Dhabi tours
The Big Bus Company offers hop-on and hop-off tours what will take you to all the capital's famous landmarks. See the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, haggle for carpets at the traditional Iranian Market and stop at Emirates Palace if you want to see a real gold vending machine.Tel: +971 800 244 287.
Desert safari tours
Emirates Adventures host full or half-day desert safaris, which take thrill-seekers right out into the desert, about 45 minutes’ drive from central Abu Dhabi. Activities include dune bashing in a 4-wheel drive, camel riding, dune buggy driving and sandboarding. You’ll also see belly dancing and eat traditional Arabic food.Tel: +971 50 532 6837
Abu Dhabi excursions
The lovely oasis city of Al Ain, known as the ‘Garden City', has numerous archaeological sites of interest. History buffs should visit Al Ain Museum, which you’ll find in Al Jahili Fort, while other notable attractions include the excellent 400-hectare Al Ain Zoo, a legendary camel market and hiking hotspot Jebel Hafeet.Website: http://www.visitabudhabi.ae