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Cultural Foundation

Cultural Foundation

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Housed in a beautiful contemporary Islamic-style building, the Cultural Foundation serves as the hub for Abu Dhabi’s events—with art exhibitions, concerts, theatrical performances, workshops and lectures occurring regularly. If you’re at all curious about the cultural history of the city, a visit to the Cultural Foundation is a good place to start.

The Foundation encompasses the National Archives, Institute of Culture and Art, and the National Library—all under the purview of the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage. There doesn’t have to be an event going on for you to enjoy the facilities. Strolling through the building’s intricately tiled passageways, you’ll find a model of old Abu Dhabi, musical instruments, Islamic art and photographs displayed throughout.

The Foundation also hosts the Abu Dhabi International Pearl Festival and the annual Emirates Film Competition, both worthwhile events if you happen to be in the city while they’re happening.

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Big Bus Abu Dhabi Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus Abu Dhabi Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Get to know Abu Dhabi at your own pace on a hop-on hop-off Big Bus tour. With your 1-, 2-, or 5-day hop-on hop-off bus ticket, board the open-top double-decker bus and set your own sightseeing itinerary. Enjoy panoramic views of the palm-lined Corniche, listen to the onboard commentary, enjoy some fun included extras with longer duration tickets, and hop on and off at any of the stops to visit must-sees such as Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Heritage Village.
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  • 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$61.00
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$61.00
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Abu Dhabi City Tour with Entry Ticket to Presidential Palace

Abu Dhabi City Tour with Entry Ticket to Presidential Palace

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A traditional overview of Abu Dhabi in more than 10 languages including an individual visit to the Presidential Palace and Qasr Al Hosn.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$72.00
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$72.00
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Private One-day Abu Dhabi Highlight Tour With Lunch

Private One-day Abu Dhabi Highlight Tour With Lunch

Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second most populous city of the United Arab Emirates. Compared to flashy Dubai, Abu Dhabi is more quiet and conservative.With this tour, you will have a basic impression about Abu Dhabi with all its must-visit places included: Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital Wahat Al Karama Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Emirates Palace Hotel Qasr Al Hosn Saadiyat Island
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  • 9 to 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$286.16
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$286.16
Price varies by group size

Discover Abu Dhabi with a local licensed energetic tri lingual tour guide !!

Discover Abu Dhabi with a local licensed energetic tri lingual tour guide !!

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Marhaba or Welcome! ( your first word in Arabic :-). My name is Habiba ( sounds just like "Habibi" right :-P Whether you are here on transit or visiting friends and you want to discover the Capital Abu Dhabi, then you have made the perfect choice! With a Licensed local tour guide fluent in English, French and Arabic, passionate about delivering a genuine experience, You are in good hands! Based on your interests (Cultural, Animals, Shopping, Food Lovers...) I will customize an experience that will satisfy all your expectations! I have a long list to pick from The Emirates Palace, Qasr Al Watan, Qasr Al Hosn ( my favorite :-P), Wahat Al Karama, Yas Island, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Zayed Heritage Village, Louvre Abu Dhabi... and the list goes on and on .....
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.83
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$112.83

Private One-day Abu Dhabi Highlight Tour, End in Dubai With Lunch

Private One-day Abu Dhabi Highlight Tour, End in Dubai With Lunch

Have one day in Abu Dhabi and want a tour to know about this city before your international departure from Dubai. This tour is your perfect solution. We pick you up at spot in Abu Dhabi according to your requirement and take you to the must-visit places in AD then transfer you to Dubai, of course, you can name the place where we drop you off. Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital Wahat Al Karama Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Emirates Palace Hotel Qasr Al Hosn Saadiyat Island
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$323.08
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$323.08
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Abu Dhabi Bus Tour from Dubai

Abu Dhabi Bus Tour from Dubai

- Tour has the best value of money being a shared trip. - We get you inside Emirates Palace hotel although having no booking inside of accommodation, high tea or lunch. - Modern and A/C vehicles. - Picking you up from your hotel with no need to move on your own to a meeting point. - Best price for the value is guaranteed.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.52
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$70.52

Abu Dhabi Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Abu Dhabi Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

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Have a friend show you around Abu Dhabi with this new travel-experience concept— a custom walking tour hosted by a local. Rather than just hitting the tourist sights, share your ideas and interests with your friend-in-the-making and take a walk that’s all about connecting you to the city they love. Discover sights, local hotspots, restaurants, and more—and get to know Abu Dhabi as you could only with a friend.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.77
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$30.77
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Abu Dhabi through the eyes of an Emirati Guide

Abu Dhabi through the eyes of an Emirati Guide

Discover Abu Dhabi by visiting the main attractions. It is about the places and its story from the eyes of local Emirati guide. I share with you the stories about culture, heritage, and modern life style. Among the places we visit today are the following: Sheikh Zayed mosque, Maqta Fort area, Bateen neighborhood, Zayed culture center, Emirates Palace, Marina area, Date market and Eastern Mangroves. During the tour you will also have the chance to taste local food at a typical restaurant. Every tour is unique and customized to the guest interest and needs.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$455.13
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$455.13
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Lonely Planet Experiences: Abu Dhabi Food Tour with a Local

Lonely Planet Experiences: Abu Dhabi Food Tour with a Local

Fall in love with all the delicious treats and dishes Abu Dhabi has to offer. In a city that has been influenced by a melting pot of cultures and cuisines, you can find anything that tickles your fancy! Want to know what this food tour has in store for you? Kickstart your tasty experience with a taste of Arabic coffee. Grab a vegetarian sandwich of Falafel, at a Lebanese restaurant. It is time for some sweet break with the best and most famous and desired dessert of the UAE, luqaimat. Want to know what’s better than a regular cup of tea? Karak tea! Taste one of the best meals made with rice and beef or chicken blended with Arabic spices. Try the Turkish Baklava with ice cream in between two layers of filo pastry and pistachio, and make your way to the date market. Every Lonely Planet Experience also comes with six months' free access to Lonely Planet's Guides app, which includes over 8,000 destination guides, and unbeatable discounts in the Lonely Planet store.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$130.92
Price varies by group size
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$130.92
Price varies by group size
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Abudhabi Private Layover Tour -6 hours

Abudhabi Private Layover Tour -6 hours

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Explore the city of Abudhabi as a local! Its a private tour which covers all the major spots of the city for anyone who has limited time frame .
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  • 1 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$430.77
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$430.77
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Luxury Private Half-Day Tour of Abu Dhabi in a Porsche Panamera

Luxury Private Half-Day Tour of Abu Dhabi in a Porsche Panamera

I am a local with a passion for the work I do, and this is evident when I am seen conducting tours. I love to answer questions about my country, especially when the person asking is truly intrigued by our culture and heritage. I am born and bred in Abu Dhabi, therefore I am fully knowledgable on the subject matter. I also provide a personal touch talking about my personal experiences.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$550.00
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$550.00
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Presidential Palace & Qasr Al Hosn

Presidential Palace & Qasr Al Hosn

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Qasr Al Watan is an incredible, new and unique landmark in the United Arab Emirates. A Palace brimming with knowledge,offering the world a first-of-its-kind insight into the Arab heritage and the governing principles that shaped the history of the United Arab Emirates and its vision to the future.Qasr Al hosn Is the oldest and most significant building in Abu Dhabi, holding the city’s first permanent structure; the watchtower. Built around the 1790’s, the commanding structure overlooked the costal trade routes and protected the growing settlement established on the island.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.00
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$66.00
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Abu Dhabi City Sightseeing Tour with Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Abu Dhabi City Sightseeing Tour with Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

I’m a flexible guide and open to any request of the travelers to make their trip worthy. I’m assuring the satisfaction and comfortable trip.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$282.75
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$282.75
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Downtown Walking tour with Emirati local

Downtown Walking tour with Emirati local

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The only walking tour in Abu Dhabi downtown. Experience the downtown on foot with Emirati tour guide. You will get close to the ordinary lifestyle of Abu Dhabi's people through walking on the souk, mosque and the Etihad square
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00
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$49.00

Abu Dhabi Guided Cultural Tour with Lunch

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Abu Dhabi Guided Cultural Tour with Lunch

Our selected attractions are the factors that make this tour unique. Since we gather the most important attractions in a private open tour, our private open tours are tailored to meet the client's expectations. Rush free tours, we won't rush our guest or limit them with a time, such tours need more time and more attention..our accredited tour-guides are ready for this.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$183.20
$229.00
$45.80 savings
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$183.20
$229.00
$45.80 savings
Taking safety measures

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Cultural Foundation hours of operation: Sundays - Thursdays: 8am to 4pm Closed on Fridays and Saturdays. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.