Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Al Maqtaa, Yas Island Drive, Heritage Village, Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi (capital of UAE) has a diverse and multicultural society and is the second most populous city in the UAE. The tour guide will provide you the ancient history of the city and how it has become expensive and luxurious city for the expatriates.
Enjoy the magnificent Sheeikh Zayed Grand Mosque one of the world’s largest where visitors can admire the architectural work of art. Nothing will be missed out on your tour to the city.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
I have booked several tours through Viator and am generally very pleased. This tour was a huge disappointment. First, the driver picked us up at our hotel and didn't tell us what was on the agenda for our tour. He also spoke very poor English. All that we knew was that we would be going to the Grand Mosque. About an hour into our drive to Abu Dhabi, we asked him what was on the agenda and he said that we were going to Ferrari World. We asked him what that was and he said it is an amusement park. We said we didn't want to do that and he assured us that we did and that everyone loves Ferrari World. As we suspected, we did not enjoy it and wanted to leave shortly after arriving. We wanted to experience the national culture and do things we can't do in the United States. After leaving Ferrari World he took us to the Louvre, but only because we asked to go there. He was not planning on taking us there. We enjoyed the Louvre very much. He then said he was taking us to a local market which sounded interesting. However, he took us to a market with only dates and there was no one else there. We thought we were going to a general market where we could buy different things. He then said we were going to an art gallery. That sounded interesting. However, this was the worst part of the trip. He took us to a shady art gallery where he must have been getting a kickback if we bought anything. After entering the gallery, they closed the doors behind us and didn't want us to leave. I immediately charged through the doors through their resistance and found that our driver wasn't with the vehicle. We waitied for him to return while the owners of the gallery harassed us about leaving. He eventually returned and took us to the Grand Mosque. We did enjoy the Mosque however we were disappointed that the driver knew nothing about the Mosque. For the price we paid for this tour we expected the tour guide to possess knowledge that he could share about the destinations. However, this driver was just that, a driver. He was not a tour guide. We could have rented a car and gone to Abu Dhabi or just paid for a driver and had been better off as we could have researched and chosen the destinations we wanted to go to. I am very disappointed with this experience especially for the price we paid.