Forget Dubai, Visit Abu Dhabi! (Day Trip)

And no, this is not a paid post even though I’ve written the title as such.  It’s just that, we signed up for a day trip in Abu Dhabi on Tripadvisor, guided by OceanAir Travels, and we had a fantastic experience, both because of the guide and the landmarks themselves, that we were blown away when we went there.  Even when I posted these places on my Instagram story, a lot of my friends were also impressed and asked where these places were.  Here’s the Tripadvisor that we joined – Dubai to Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque & Qasr Al Watan Palace.  I liked this tour because rather than skimping over many different mediocre places like the Yas Island, this tour concentrates in visiting the Grand Mosque, the Presidential Palace, and the Etihad Towers for the observation deck, giving you ample amount of time to visit each of them.

Just a few quick pointers – the tour bus will probably pick you up at around 8 to 8:30am, so be ready at the lobby before then!  Water bottles will be provided.  Men will need to wear clothing that covers their shoulders, tummies, and pants longer than their knees.  With ladies, the guide will provide a black abaya and a black scarf that you’ll have to return after the mosque visit.  Women will ideally have to cover their ankles and also their entire arm.  You must also hide any tattoos that are present in the body.  And the tour will end roughly at around 4-4:30pm, but since it’s about a 1 hour and 15/30 minutes ride one way from Dubai to Abu Dhabi, you’ll be back to your hotel probably latest by 6pm.

I think a day trip to Abu Dhabi is so underrated at the moment, so you definitely should book a trip to visit their palaces and mosques before it starts getting too popular.
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