8. Abu Dhabi: Guided City Tour and Ferrari World Ticket
On this fantastic full day tour to Abu Dhabi you will explore various magnificent palaces including the impressive architecture of Sheikh Zayed Mosque. The second half of the day tour will begin with a visit to the one and only Ferrari World (ticket included) branded theme park and home to amazing rides, attractions and car museum.
The ultimate introduction for first-time visitors or travelers short on time covers the Emirati city's most must-see attractions. Traveling comfortably in a WiFi-equipped, climate-controlled vehicle, you'll hit highlights like Emirates Palace, Heritage Village, and manmade Yas Island.
After your pickup from your mentioned location, tour progresses on the historic Sheikh Zayed Road named after the founder and then president of UAE, His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Known to be the longest road in the UAE, construction for Sheikh Zayed Road began in 1971. The highway was completed in 1980.
Make your first stop at The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the world's 8th largest mosque and a massive architectural work of art that intentionally blends different Islamic architectural schools.
It features 82 domes, more than 1,000 columns, 24-carat-gold gilded chandeliers and the world's largest hand-knitted carpet. Your tour guide will explain some interesting facts about the mosque during this 1 hour tour of the mosque.
Passing through the Al Bateen Street which has some enormous villas for you to witness, the next stop is at Emirates Palace. Take 20 minutes for a photo stop inside, if permitted by security. “The Emirates Palace was built as a superlative for national prestige.”
The hotel has a total floor space of 850,000m², with the western and eastern wings containing the guest rooms.
Next, go back in history to witness the Emirati culture at Heritage Village. Heritage Village Abu Dhabi is one of the best cultural attractions. It is a re-creation of an Emirati village and showcases the Bedouin lifestyle. You will find it on the Breakwater, which is reclaimed land off the main Abu Dhabi island.
Enjoy the ride on Corniche Road with the city and downtown on your right side and the sea on your left. On the way, you will witness some great architecture. Your local guide will explain all of them.
At the end, get crazy at the world's first indoor theme park, Ferrari World, with a general admission ticket and get access to several rides including Formula Rossa which is the world's fastest rollercoaster. The ticket is already included in the price so you don't need to pay any extra money. Some other famous rides included are the Flying Aces, Turbo Track and G Force rides.
Then take a 15-minute stop at F1 Grand Prix Racing Track at Yas Marina Circuit. Experience a variety of performances, marvel at impressive dances and acrobatic shows, or try out go-karting during this fun-filled day.
This concludes the tour, after that you will be dropped back to your location.