Our offers for a shore excursion in Abu Dhabi
In the following you will find our offers for a shore excursion in and around Abu Dhabi.
Small groupsExcursions in a family atmosphere
Great servicePick up directly at the harbor
High reliabilityOn-time-back-to-ship warranty
Effective time managementBook your activities in advance
Cheap shore excursionSave money by self organising
High individualityArrange activities and times freely
Useful information for a shore excursion in and around Abu Dhabi
In the following information you will find to the most beautiful sights, a map of the cruise port, as well as lots of useful information for your a shore excursion in and around Abu Dhabi.
The most beautiful sights in Abu Dhabi
A few years ago, the capital of the United Arab Emirates was a fishing town. Now it has become a rich capital and a popular tourist destination. Therefore, you will experience a fascinating combination of tradition and modernity in Abu Dhabi.
This architectural work of art is one of the largest mosques in the world and can accommodate 40,000 worshipers. Even from the outside, the mosque impresses with four 4,212 inches high minarets and the largest mosque dome in the world. Equally impressive is the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet inside the mosque.
Back to the past: discover the traditional way of life in the Arabian Gulf. Exhibits to the pearling, clothing and jewelry are exhibited in the Museum. Also, traditional crafts are demonstrated in workshops which may be tested by visitors themselves.
Otherwise, you can enjoy in the Al Asalah Restaurante not only the international and Arabic cuisine, but also beautiful views of Abu Dhabi’s skyline.
The “island of happiness” is located about 1,640 ft east of the port of Abu Dhabi. The project is still in development, but is already a popular tourist destination.
Already open are the galleries “The Saadiyat Story” and “Arts Abu Dhabi Gallery“. In the future you can also visit the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Zayed National Museum. In addition, Saadiyat Island has both hotels and a golf course, a shopping mall and a beach shared with loggerhead turtles.
The Corniche is a 4.9 mile long water front. Several Cafés, restaurants, shops, playgrounds and prospect places invite you to linger. During very hot temperatures, a detour to the Corniche beach is however recommended.
At the end of the Corniche is a large shopping mall, Marina Mall, with a wonderful view of the city and the Emirates Palace Hotel. This is like a true palace, showing the luxurious life of Abu Dhabi.
Theme Park Ferrari World
The highlight for any Formula One fan is Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island. In the amusement park of superlatives, everything revolves around the topic of Ferrari. There, in addition to exhibitions, there is a virtual tour through the company’s famous factory in Maranello and a Formula 1 simulator. Those looking for a special thrill can find it on the Formula Rossa, the fastest roller coaster in the world.
Map of the cruise port in Abu Dhabi
The Zayed port has been the port of Abu Dhabi’s for 40 years. Here you can find the Mina Zayed cruise terminal. It is the central location, so many important locations can be reached within 10 to 20 minutes.
In the end of 2015, the terminal was reopened. Now, there are not only immigration and customs authorities as well as passenger services, but also information point for visitors and Cafés or shops.
Also, you will find here a stop of the big bus tours that go directly into the city. Alternatively, taxi are available.
What you should know for cruise excursions in Abu Dhabi
Shipping companies and routes
Abu Dhabi is always a popular destination for cruises. It is the destination of many shipping companies such as MSC Cruises, Azamara Club Cruise or Celebrity Cruises.
The capital is passed on most cruises through the Orient or the Emirates. Abu Dhabi is either the starting and finishing point of the journey. In both cases a trip ashore is highly recommended.
Entry and visa
Canadian and US citizens do not require a visa to enter the schengen area of countries in Europe for tourism business stays under ninety (90) days.
Please make sure to bring a valid passport with you, which extends at least 90 days after your initial arrival in the schengen area.
The UAE Dirham is the currency in the United Arab Emirates. Taxi drivers only accept mostly Dirham, which is why a currency exchange is recommended.
One UAE Dirham is equivalent to 0.23 Euros, 0.27$ and 0.21 pounds. In addition, it is possible to pay with credit card.
Taxi and public transport
Exploring Abu Dhabi on foot is not to be recommended because of the hot temperatures and the long distances. Therefore, you should get on a cheap taxi. Make sure that the meter is turned on.
The bus system in Abu Dhabi has currently expanded. However, workers use the buses every day. They are usually crowded. Hop-on/hop-off buses or bus tours can also go through the city like in 1001 Nights.
The cruise season extends from October to May. The main travel season resides between December and April. The air temperature in the period is often around 30 °C / 86 °F and more. However, the coolest months are January and February with the an average of 24 to 25 °C / 75 to 77 °F. Water temperatures of at least 21 °C / 70 °F are more equally pleasant throughout the year.
Website Port Authority and Tourism Organization
Video: Impressions of Abu Dhabi
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