With remarkably diverse flora and fauna, stunning desert vistas, and a glimmering coastline, booking a sightseeing tour is highly recommended. We’ve outlined a few ways to explore the capital from road, sea, or air.
Abu Dhabi by Land
With so much desert to explore, it’s fair to say that tourists have their choice of desert safaris from which to choose. There is such a variety of tours and excursions including desert safaris, seaplane trips, as well as city tours. Many will organise any transfers to and from the excursions, as well as arrange any sightseeing tours to other places. If you book a safari tour, you can see the UAE’s wildlife up close, as well as experience the rich sands of the desert.
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A Desert Safari
Experience the desert on an evening desert safari. Start your evening with a late afternoon session of dune bashing. Once you have seen the desert from the summit of a dune to view the glorious sunset and give sand skiing a try, your next stop is a desert camp where a delicious BBQ dinner accompanied with a live belly dancing performance waits for you.
Have henna done, ride a camel and carry on your festivities into the evening under the Arabian moon.
For more information, call +971 50 1 777 458 or visit www.desertrosetourism.com
Abu Dhabi Road Trip
Whilst we highly recommend exploring Abu Dhabi from the water, if you prefer to stay on dry land and still take in all the major sights, the Big Bus Tours offer a hop-on hop-off service which gets you to all the major landmarks including the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Yas Island, Emirates Palace to name a few.
Around the city you’ll find various pick-up and drop-off points, which include Abu Dhabi Mall and Yas Island.
For more information, call 800 244 287 or visit www.bigbustours.com
Fancy A Safari?
Pile into an open-top jeep at sunrise and head to Sir Bani Yas Island, just off the coast of the emirate. Home to an Arabian
wildlife park populated by giraffes, gazelles, Arabian oryx, sea turtles, and even cheetahs, the island plays an essential role in protecting a number of endangered species and makes for a perfect staycation for visitors and UAE residents alike.
For more information, visit anantara.com
Published on March 2019