Private Full-Day Abu Dhabi City Tour with a Local!

Abu Dhabi Trip Overview

The tour guide will always either make or break your experience. Yes, it would be nice to see the attractions, which you will get to see with me, but it would be better when there is a story to tell. There are too many guides around that have a memorized script that they stick with and repeat like a radio (unfortunately). But what makes this experience unique is me, your host, Ebrahim. I am from Abu Dhabi and I am a proud citizen of the United Arab Emirates. I do not take the responsibility of representing my country lightly. When you are with me, you are a guest, eager to learn about the culture as much as you are eager to see the nice skyscrapers and luxurious hotels. I do this tour in my free time because I have a full-time, well-paying job. Thus it is not about money for me. I rather give you a good experience and not get paid than charge you for a mediocre one. I also do not rush you, which is why the duration of this experience is flexible.

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Additional Info

Duration: 6 to 8 hours
Starts: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours



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The tour guide will always either make or break your experience. Yes, it would be nice to see the attractions, which you will get to see with me, but it would be better when there is a story to tell. There are too many guides around that have a memorized script that they stick with and repeat like a radio (unfortunately). But what makes this experience unique is me, your host, Ebrahim. I am from Abu Dhabi and I am a proud citizen of the United Arab Emirates. I do not take the responsibility of representing my country lightly. When you are with me, you are a guest, eager to learn about the culture as much as you are eager to see the nice skyscrapers and luxurious hotels. I do this tour in my free time because I have a full-time, well-paying job. Thus it is not about money for me. I rather give you a good experience and not get paid than charge you for a mediocre one. I also do not rush you, which is why the duration of this experience is flexible.

Take this rare opportunity!

Itinerary
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Stop At: Wahat Al Karama (Oasis of Dignity), 3rd St Khor Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

This is a memorial dedicated to commemorating those who have lost their lives in service of their country, but that’s not all. There are several intriguing facts that only a local of the country would be able to share. Don’t miss out!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street, 5th St, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

While this is a popular attraction and well known to tourists, my expertise and stories will certainly add a special value to your tour. The Mosque is named after His Highness Sheikh Zayed, but not many explain the man’s role in building the nation as I do! (The duration also includes driving time)

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Emirates Palace, West End Corniche, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

The Emirates Palace is actually a hotel. A lot of tourists go there for how beautiful its architecture is, however, there are ‘hidden treasures’ that need to be pointed out. Call me Captain Jack! (Duration also includes driving time)

– Please note that we WILL go inside the Palace and not just stop by. So no need to worry!

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Etihad Towers, Corniche West St Opp Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

The Etihad Towers can be seen from Emirates Palace and it is a great place to take pictures

Pass By: The Founder’s Memorial, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

This is perhaps the most important yet forgotten attraction in Abu Dhabi. There is a story to tell behind this memorial. Let me share it with you! (10 minutes)

Stop At: Heritage Village, Dubai, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

To the naked eye and the inexperienced tour guide, this is only a place where you can see some sand and perhaps a camel, but only a local can further elaborate and give a cultural touch to it.

Duration: 35 minutes

Stop At: Abu Dhabi Theatre, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

We will be just outside this theatre to take some photos as the theatre itself is not open to the public. But rest assured, you get a view of Abu Dhabi that you wouldn’t get anywhere else.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street Qasr Al Hosn, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

The oldest building in Abu Dhabi and the place where the ruling family of the capital first settled. Built in 1795 as a fort, it was transformed into a palace in which the late HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan grew up.

ADDED BONUS! We will head to the House of Artisans which is just outside the Palace and inside guests can experience the “Bayt Al Qahwa” which translates to House of Coffee where they will experience Arabic coffee and see how it made live by a local.! On top of that, the ‘Artisans’ are actually local women who engage in traditional crafts.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: The Corniche, Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

Drive by the corniche and stop for photos.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Abu Dhabi Dates Market, Zayed Port, Near Mina Market, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

At the Dates Market in Abu Dhabi guests will be sampling different types of dates as well as get insight on the importance of this food to the people of the United Arab Emirates. Dates are of significant importance to not only culture and tradition but also in the Islamic faith! Learn more with a Local!

Duration: 20 minutes



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