What is the 60 mins Maya Island Tour?
Abu Dhabi is home to over 200 islands and each one offers something unique; from entertainment, culture and luxury, to untouched white, sandy beaches and wildlife sanctuaries. Our Maya Island tour has it all! You will depart in luxury from the from the extravagant Emirates palace, taking in the views of the incredible Presidential Palace and Abu Dhabi Island. You will then head down Abu Dhabi’s extensive coastline to witness the tranquil beauty of Al Maya Island and marvel at the modern architecture of Etihad Towers.
Price & Departure Times
Duration: 60 minutes
Departure & Return Locations: Emirates Palace marina
Winter Daily departure timings (16th Sep – 30th April): 14:00
Summer Daily departure timings (1st May – 15th Sep): 14:00
Fun, facts and sightseeing
This exciting 60-minute guided tour gives you a unique perspective of iconic UAE sights, which simply can’t be viewed by road. You will ride in the comfort and safety of our rigid, inflatable ribs, whilst our expert guides spark your interest with a fascinating array of architectural, historical and cultural facts about Abu Dhabi, its iconic sights and amazing architecture.
Emirates Palace – The Emirates Palace is a luxury hotel located in the city of Abu Dhabi and is said to be the most expensive hotel ever built. It is certainly one of the most jaw-dropping sights in Abu Dhabi! You will depart from the spectacular Emirates Palace marina, from which you will see the exclusive yachts in dock, enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and capture amazing photos of this state-of-the-art palace.
Presidential Palace – The Presidential Palace is a triumph of modern architecture, paying homage to traditional Islamic architecture and design. It is truly a beauty to behold. As a landmark project, the presidential palace emphasises Abu Dhabi’s role as a leader within the UAE. It houses the offices of H.H. The President, H.H. The Vice President, H.H. The Crown Prince, and the Ministers.
Abu Dhabi Island – As a city shaped by its seafaring heritage, Abu Dhabi can only truly be experienced by the water. Our unique sightseeing tour will take you on a journey through time as you experience the contemporary architecture of Abu Dhabi, juxtaposed with the many desert islands, animals and marine life that capture Abu Dhabi’s unique positioning as a chic city founded on Emirati culture and tradition.
Al Maya Island – Al Maya Island & Resort is a beautiful Island off the coast of Abu Dhabi. Boasting expansive white sands and beautiful turquoise water, it is the perfect getaway destination for residents and tourists in need of an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Etihad Towers – Etihad Towers is a complex of buildings with five towers in Abu Dhabi. These towers achieved worldwide fame in 2015, when they were depicted in the Fast and Furious 7 film!
Cameras at the ready
Throughout the tour, the skippers will pause at all the main sights for photo opportunities, meaning you will always get that perfect Insta snap!
Make sure to tag @TheYellowBoat in all your photos, as we love to share and feature our guests’ photos on our website galley and social media!
- Don’t forget your sun cream
- A camera is a must, as there will be many photo opportunities
- Keep an eye out for marina life – you may be lucky enough to spot a dolphin