3 of the best Abu Dhabi tours from Dubai

by Paul Stafford  |  Published November 22, 2019

As the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is a modern place in many ways. The oil-rich centre lines the seafront of the Persian Gulf, occupying a scattering of connected islands. Here, in the lofty, glass skyscrapers, shopping centres, hotels and even theme parks proliferate. There is not much by way of history here, but that oil money is being spent increasingly wisely from a tourism standpoint, with parks, palaces, mosques and, since 2019, Abu Dhabi’s very own Louvre Museum opening to visitors and enriching Abu Dhabi’s cultural landscape.

Tours are possible to Abu Dhabi from its fellow United Arab Emirate of Dubai, just to the north. No stranger to desert glitz and glamour itself, a day-tour of Abu Dhabi is an excellent way to experience another of the region’s major cities during a Dubai holiday. There is a decent assortment of Abu Dhabi tours available, including half-day highlights trips and full day tours offering comprehensive coverage of cultural and religious sites of significance. Here are three of the best.