Day 5 : dubai- abu dhabi (b/-/-)
This morning enjoys your drive and city tour of Abu Dhabi; the capital of the United Arab Emirates and the residence of the Federal National Council. One of the world’s largest producers of oil, Abu Dhabi, has actively attempted to diversify its economy in recent years through investments in financial services and tourism. Your journey begins in Dubai, where you will travel past the world’s largest man-made port at Jebel Ali and onward for the two–hour drive to Abu Dhabi. You will be mesmerized by the grandness of the new additions to Abu Dhabi’s skyline, as well as the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, which is one of the largest mosques in the world. You will visit the Grand Mosque - This architectural work of art is one of the world’s largest mosques, with a capacity for an astonishing 40,000 worshippers. It features 82 domes, over 1,000 columns, 24-carat gold gilded chandeliers, and the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet. The main prayer hall is dominated by one of the world’s largest chandeliers –10 meters in diameter, 15 meters in height and weighing twelve tones. You will then be driven through the heart of the city where you can see the famous Union Square, which houses symbolic themes inspired by the customs of the country. After a drive along the Corniche, you will visit the Heritage Village, specially designed by late HH Sheikh Zayed Ben Sultan al Nahyan, as a reminder of the past for the younger generation. You will also get an opportunity to enjoy shopping at Abu Dhabi Marina Mall, home to a large array of luxury boutiques and souvenir stores. Overnight in Abu Dhabi
Please Note: UAE authorities ask all visitors to respect the local religion and place of prayer by following these simple requests: Visitors must be dressed appropriately on arrival; if not, entry will be denied. Modest, conservative, loose fitting clothing; long sleeves, long skirts and trousers. No white or transparent (see-through) clothing. Tattoos should be covered. No shorts and T-shirts with logos/pictures for men. No shorts and skirts must be ankle length for ladies. No tight clothing, no swimwear and no beachwear. Shoes will be removed before entering the mosque, so we recommend slip off shoes. A Headscarf for ladies is essential Intimate behavior; i.e. holding hands or kissing is not acceptable in a Muslim place of worship. For the safety and respect of worshippers, visitors should stay within the areas of the mosque that are permitted and not roam around. Smoking and food are not allowed in the mosque area. All women will be asked to wear a traditional robe (abaya) and headscarf (shayla) before entering the mosque. Guests may wear their own, however, must be closed (not open abayas) and non-transparent. The visitor centre will no longer hand out abayas and scarfs to the guests.