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Abu Dhabi guided tour including Qasr Al Watan and local lunch

Free cancellation
Place: Abu Dhabi
Duration: from 5 hours to 9 hours
Language: English, German
Mobile voucher accepted

Do this because

  • Discover Abu Dhabi's roots at Qasr Al Hosn – the city's oldest stone structure
  • Wander around the presidential palace Qasr Al Watan and admire its exterior
  • Explore cultural craft traditions and see an Arabic coffee demonstration
  • Savor new flavors at a local Arabic restaurant with traditional lunch
  • Follow your local expert guide and depart from Dubai or Abu Dhabi

What to expect

Abu Dhabi's rich past meets its ambitious future on this guided tour. Leaf through the city's historical roots at Qasr Al Hosn to the present-day splendor of Qasr Al Watan. Traditional Arabic crafts, a coffee ceremony and delicious local lunch add to the authentic cultural experience of this tour. Hend, one of our local expert guides says 'Despite their difference in age, both these landmarks embody the essence of Abu Dhabi and are dedicated to promoting Arab craftsmanship and heritage.'

Begin your adventure at the imposing Qasr Al Hosn, where the city's history from a humble fishing village to a thriving metropolis comes alive. Leaf through artefacts, photos and interactive displays of this mighty fortress and explore the House of Artisans, a true cultural treasure. 'Here, you'll see the artistry of our ancestors through Al-Sadu weaving – a UNESCO-listed practice – seacrafts, colorful Talli embroidery, and more,' says Hend.

Savor a traditional lunch in a local restaurant, then prepare to be amazed by Qasr Al Watan. Its intricate geometric patterns, radiant white domes and symbolic elements reflect Arab architectural prowess and visionary outlook. Inside this presidential palace, the Grand Hall and library await, crowned by the Spirit of Collaboration room's chandelier – a spectacle of 350,000 crystals. The tour also introduces you to the Bait Al Gahwa. Translating to coffee house, you'll get a first-hand view of a traditional Arabic coffee preparation ceremony.

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Important to know

  • Pick up is available from Dubai and Abu Dhabi (the tour starts in Abu Dhabi)
  • Please note the experience duration depends on your pick-up point: Dubai: 8-9 hours, Abu Dhabi: 5 hours
  • You will visit in a small semi-private group of up to 15 people. The small group size gives you a personalized experience away from the crowds
  • There is a minimum of 2 adults per booking
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What’s included

Pick up from your hotel in Dubai or Abu Dhabi

Entrance ticket to Qasr Al Watan

Entrance to Qasr Al Hosn

Traditional lunch in a local restaurant

Return shared transfer and drop off to Dubai or Abu Dhabi hotels

What’s not included

Additional food/alcoholic drinks

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

Booking fee

Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.


Meeting point:

Pick up service is available from your hotel in Dubai or Abu Dhabi.


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Opening hours: Our team is available from 10.00 to 18.00 CET

Phone number: +44 121 468 3145