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Abu Dhabi's Sights & Tickets

Abu Dhabi is an ideal excursion destination from Dubai with many sights. In this article you will find an overview of the most popular sights in Abu Dhabi as well as exciting information about the capital of the UAE.

The Most Popular Tickets for Abu Dhabi's Attractions

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Abu Dhabi Sightseeing & Tours from Dubai

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    Full-Day Sightseeing Tour to Abu Dhabi

    • from $ 79, duration: 8–9 hours
    • Sightseeing tour with bilingual guide
    • Transfer from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in an air-conditioned vehicle
    • Chilled water included

    Discover Abu Dhabi's many attractions on this all-day tour. It includes the stunning Sheikh Zayid Mosque, Emirates Palace, Etihad Towers, and Ferrari World. During the day tour, you will also gain some exciting information and insights about Abu Dhabi and the various sights. This ticket is ideal for tourists who want to experience all the important spots in Abu Dhabi in one day.

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    Sheikh Zayid Mosque & Louvre Museum

    • from $ 86, duration: 9 hours
    • Admission to the Sheikh Zayid Mosque
    • Admission to the Louvre Museum
    • Transfer from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in an air-conditioned vehicle

    Visit two of Abu Dhabi's most famous sights: Explore the world's fourth-largest mosque and get excited about the Sheikh Zayid Mosque. Afterwards, you will be taken to the world-famous Louvre Museum. There you will see one of the largest collections of classical and modern art.

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    Day Tour in Abu Dhabi & Ferrari World

    • from $ 139, duration: 10 hours
    • Admission to Ferrari World
    • Day trip with English speaking guide
    • Transfer from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in an air-conditioned vehicle
    • Chilled water included

    Once in Abu Dhabi, you'll start your day with a sightseeing tour to the Sheikh Zayid Mosque, Emirates Palace and Heritage Village. Afterwards, you will be driven to the action-packed Ferrari World. There you will have a few hours free to ride the world's fastest roller coaster.

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    Half-Day Tour to the Sheikh Zayid Mosque

    • from $ 55, duration: 5 hours
    • Admission to the Sheikh Zayid Mosque
    • Transfer from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in an air-conditioned vehicle
    • Chilled water included

    Start the day comfortably by being picked up from your hotel. After a journey of about 90 minutes, you will reach your destination: The Sheikh Zayid Mosque in Abu Dhabi. You will get to visit the stunningly beautiful mosque for two hours and gain first-hand insights into Islamic culture. Be enchanted by the beautiful mosaics and the sparkling Swarovski chandelier in the mosque.

Other Sights & Attractions in Abu Dhabi

That is not enough! Abu Dhabi offers many more great sights and attractions that we can recommend. For those who want to stay several days in Abu Dhabi, there is also a desert safari or a city tour with a Hop-On Hop-Off bus.

What You Can Expect in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is a modern city with ancient cultural roots. The unique sights in Abu Dhabi let you feel the magic of 1001 Arabian Nights. Abu Dhabi offers a lot of other sights besides the above-mentioned cultural sights, with ultra-modern architecture. You can see them at the Etihad Towers and the Louvre Museum.
Abu Dhabi has many attractions such as white sandy beaches, a glittering sea, an impressive skyline and spectacular theme parks for the whole family. A visit or a day trip to the capital of the UAE is definitely worth it!

Excursions from Dubai to Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is only 130 kilometers from Dubai. That's a 90-minute drive. Ideal for a day trip. But what is the easiest way to get from Dubai to Abu Dhabi? Our ticket partner GetYourGuide offers comfortable excursions and day trips from Dubai to Abu Dhabi at fair prices. This saves you the stress of arranging travel to Abu Dhabi yourself. Most day tours include admission to the most popular sights.

Sheikh Zayid Mosque

The Sheikh Zayid mosque is one of the most impressive and therefore one of the most popular sights in Abu Dhabi. The Sheikh Zayid mosque offers space for a total of 40,000 people. It is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and the eighth largest mosque in the world. For comparison: Al-Masjid al-Harām in Mecca has a capacity for around 820,000 visitors.

The mosque cupola of the Sheikh Zayid mosque, with a diameter of just over 32 meters, is the second-largest cupola in the world. There are also seven exquisite Swarovski crystal chandeliers inside the mosque. With a diameter of 10 metres and a height of 15 metres, the chandeliers are among the largest in the world. That's not all: the hand-knotted carpet inside the mosque holds another world record. With an area of 5627 square meters and a weight of 47 tons, it is the largest carpet of its kind. You will rarely see so much marble and gold leaf as you will in this mosque. If you visit Abu Dhabi, don't miss the Sheikh Zayid mosque!

The mosque is accessible for everyone, but out of respect one should follow the rules of the mosque. Among them are long trousers and tops for men and women, as well as a headscarf for women. At the entrance, appropriate robes can be borrowed free of charge. In addition, shoes must be taken off before entering.

Louvre Museum

The Louvre Art Museum in Abu Dhabi impresses with its location on the island of Saadiyat alone. It was opened in 2017. Saadiyat Island is a cultural district with several museums. The museum cooperates with the famous Louvre Museum in Paris, which is the most visited museum in the world. The museum's architecture was designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel and combines modern architecture with Arabic building tradition. The building complex consists of 55 rectangular buildings, among which there are water basins. The rectangular buildings are arranged next to each other as well as on top of each other. As a highlight, a net-like dome was stretched over them. It consists of 8,000 metal stars through which the sun's rays radiate onto the underlying building and water. This creates a special atmosphere inside the museum.

The works of the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi range from antiquity to the 21st century. The best-known works include a sculpture of a Bactrian princess from the 3rd millennium BC, an ancient Egyptian bronze statuette of Osiris, a Buddha's head from the Chinese dynasty of Northern Qi and a South Indian bronze figure of a dancing Shiva. The Louvre Abu Dhabi also regularly hosts interesting special exhibitions on various themes.

Even those who do not see themselves as art connoisseurs will appreciate the Louvre Museum and Saadiyat for their impressive architecture.

Etihad Towers

The Etihad Towers consist of a total of five towers that characterize the cityscape of Abu Dhabi. Most of you probably know the Etihad Towers from the well-known film "Fast and Furious 7". Three of the five towers are used as purely residential buildings. The 5-star hotel Jumeirah at Etihad Towers is located in a tower of the Etihad Towers.

On the 74th floor of the second Etihad Tower, there is a visitor terrace at an altitude of 300 meters. From there you will have a breathtaking view of Abu Dhabi. The viewing platform is connected to the Jumeirah Hotel of the other tower. The Etihad Towers also has an office building. Right next to the Etihad Towers is one of the most exclusive shopping streets in the United Arab Emirates: pure luxury.

Abu Dhabi - The Capital of the UAE

With over 2.33 million inhabitants and an area of 67,340 square kilometers, it is the largest emirate. Only about 20% of the population are locals. The many international influences of the other 80% have created a fascinating combination of tradition and modernity. The main religion in Abu Dhabi is Islam. However, the United Arab Emirates are very tolerant of other religions and cultures. The ruler of Abu Dhabi is Khalifa bin Zayid Al Nahyan.

Abu Dhabi consists of the city area and the Al Ain rocky area but also consists of a large expanse of desert landscape. It is characterised by extensive sandy beaches, a multitude of small islands off the coast, oases, mountain landscapes and the endless deserts. The Emirate of Abu Dhabi is the safest city in the world.

In addition to the many attractions in Abu Dhabi, there are also a number of luxurious and unique hotels. Due to Abu Dhabi's good economic situation, the hotels have a very high standard and offer a great deal of luxury and comfort. Abu Dhabi is also very interesting in terms of price. Abu Dhabi is considered by industry experts to be much cheaper than Dubai, which is not least intended to create incentives for tourists.

One of the most popular hotels in Abu Dhabi is the Emirates Palace Hotel, which belongs to the Kempinski Hotel Group. It is one of the most luxurious hotels in the world. Want some examples? In one year, approximately 5 kilograms of edible gold leaf will be used in this luxury hotel. As a guest of the hotel, you have your own butler at your disposal. The Hotel Fairmont Abu Dhabi Marina - a landmark of Abu Dhabi - shines with its special architecture and pure luxury. Other well-known hotels in Abu Dhabi are the Park Hyatt Hotel, the Zaya Nurai Island Hotel and the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers.

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