Visit Masdar City, a US $20billion enterprise for an insight into Abu Dhabi’s quest to become a source for knowledge and innovation in the areas of renewable energy and green technology. Next a short drive to Yas Island, one of the two newly developed destinations, provides photo opportunities of the vibrant Yas Viceroy Hotel built on the Yas Marina F1 circuit. Afterwards, a brief stop at the exciting Ferrari World Abu Dhabi allows enthusiasts a chance to purchase souvenirs at the world’s first and only Ferrari-designed motorsport theme park. The tour continues to Saadiyat Island, the other new destination with lofty cultural ambitions where a photo-stop is made at the UAE Pavilion, an award-winning fully recyclable building before visiting Manarat Al Saadiyat, a purpose-built visitor centre that brings alive the island’s extraordinary vision through scale models and a brief video presentation. Returning to the mainland brings you to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest in the world. Briefly stop outside the mosque for a few photos before returning to Dubai.
Dress Code: Loose long trousers or long skirts & long sleeves to ankle/wrist. No shorts for men, no tight & transparent clothing. Women must cover their head with a scarf hence we suggest to bring it along.
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Dress code: As usual + mosque
All the buses are air-conditioned and equipped with a microphone.
4x4 Jeeps used for off-road safaris are air-conditioned with a maximum capacity of 7 passengers plus driver. Drivers are all qualified off-road professionals, first-aid trained and they carry mobile phones. All vehicles are equipped with seat-belts and passengers are requested to wear seat-belts at all times.
All sightseeing tours are conducted by well trained, experienced Tour guides.
Our safaris involve off-road driving across sand dunes as well as off-road tracks in mountain areas. As the drive can be rough in certain given rugged areas we are unable to accept any pregnant women, persons with heart ailments and back or neck problems.
Seats are not pre-allocated. Seating will depend on the order of picking up guests from different locations.
Lightweight summer clothing is suitable for most of the year, but sweaters or jackets may be needed for the winter months, especially in the evenings. Good quality sunglasses are advised and photo-chromatic lenses for those who wear spectacles. Hats or some protection for the head are advisable when in direct sunlight.
Normal tourist photography is acceptable, but it is considered offensive to photograph Arab women. It is also courteous to ask permission before photographing men. Photographs of government buildings, police or military installations are not allowed.
Orient Tours reserves the right to cancel any part of the scheduled programs offered in this brochure for reasons of government decisions, public holidays, weather conditions, or similar. Furthermore Orient Tours reserves the right to amend and or cancel the schedule for any tour featured in this brochure.