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Abu Dhabi tours and excursions

Abu Dhabi tours

Bus 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.
Website: http://eng.bigbustours.com/abudhabi/home.html

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
Website: http://www.eatours.ae

Abu Dhabi excursions

Al Ain

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
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Featured Hotels


Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi

Recently renovated, this high-end hotel with 202 guest rooms and 74 luxury suites, offers indoor and outdoor swimming pools, wireless internet access, a fitness centre with sauna and steam room and a squash hall. Le Royal Méridien also has nine restaurants and bars and excellent facilities for business meetings and banquets.

Emirates Palace

Allegedly one of the most expensive hotels ever built, this stunning palace boasts nearly 400 magnificent rooms and suites. Facilities include 10 on-site restaurants, a spa, a swimming pool and a private beach. Even if you can’t stay the night, book an unforgettable afternoon tea at Le Vendome.

Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi

This luxurious 5-star hotel is undoubtedly the most iconic building on Yas Island. Built over a racetrack and with unrivalled access to Yas Marina, its on-site amenities include huge modern rooms, world-class bars, restaurants and a stunning rooftop pool. It’s also the hot ticket during the Formula One season.

St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

This gorgeous resort is far enough from the mainland to feel like a true escape from the city, but still has plenty of on-site entertainment to ensure a pleasant stay. Along with classy, residential-style rooms, 5-star restaurants and glamorous bars, there’s also a lovely spa and stunning private beach.

Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort

Overlooking the Arabian Gulf the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort has 272 guest rooms and suites all luxuriously appointed and offering high-speed Internet access. The 5-star stay has excellent restaurants a business centre and state of the art banqueting and conference facilities. Ask for a room overlooking the sea for the best view.

Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri

Located 15 minutes from the city centre, the magnificent Shangri-La boasts over 200 rooms and suites, plus some of the best restaurants and bars in the city. More palace than city hotel, be sure to ask for a room with a view of the stunning Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.