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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates-port

The discovery of oil in 1958 transformed this rural backwater into a modern metropolis with the highest per-capita income in the world. Today, Abu Dhabi boasts extraordinary sky scrapers, shopping malls, top quality hotels, tree-lined boulevards and picturesque gardens, while still maintaining a subtle Arabian mystique. Sail the lovely Gulf waters and numerous islands surrounding the city in a traditional dhow; tour heritage Village, a living museum where artisans ply their traditional crafts; or shop the central souk area for gold and Bedouin silver jewelry.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Abu Dhabi City Tour
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Hop On, Hop Off - Abu Dhabi City Tour
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Oasis Town of Al Ain
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal

Abu Dhabi City Tour

Light Activity /Walking

Duration: 4 hours

Tour Code: ABU-006

The history, architecture and culture of the United Arab Emirates are yours to discover during this scenic orientation tour of Abu Dhabi.

Depart the pier for an orientation drive through Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the UAE. Founded in 1761, Abu Dhabi is situated on a small peninsula surrounded by a cluster of islands. Your first stop will be at Sheikh Zayed Mosque - also referred to as the Grand Mosque for an inside visit. Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and the eighth largest mosque in the world.

After your mosque visit continue the drive to see the Heritage Village which houses a small museum and depicts the daily activities of the Arab community prior to the discovery of oil. You will then proceed to the Manarat Saadiyat which is an Interactive Guest experience center located on Saadiyat, this exciting artistic venue houses international exhibitions from around the world. .

Your tour will conclude with a drive along the spectacular corniche and around the city of Abu Dhabi, known as the Manhattan of the Gulf due to a profusion of ultra-modern glazed skyscrapers, gleaming white mosques and elegant high-rise apartments overlooking the city's magnificent skyline.

Please note: Female guests are encouraged to wear conservative attire covering the shoulders, arms and knees. The order in which the sites are visited may vary.