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As a city shaped by its seafaring heritage, Abu Dhabi can only truly be experienced by the water. Our unique sightseeing tours will take you on a journey through time as you experience the contemporary architecture of Emirates Palace and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, juxtaposed with the historical structures of Al Maqtaa Fort and Fisherman’s Village.
This spectacular guided tour is a one-stop shop for all things Yas Island. It is brimming iconic sights, as well as key tips and facts about the Island and it’s many attractions! This tour has something for everyone: Arabian culture and traditions, the best spots and attractions, nature and animals, as well as impressive architectural structures!
See the infamous Yas Marina, Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld, framed by the idyllic Yas Beach and Yas Links Golf Club. Indulge in the natural surroundings, marine life and sprawling natural mangroves as we cruise through the turquoise water of Yas Island Canal. Get your cameras at the ready, as we will pause at Jazeerat Al Sammaliyah Island, which boasts impressive fort-like buildings and traditional UAE architecture. Finally, we will pause at Aldar HQ to get incredible views of the award-winning iconic circular building.
FUN, FACTS AND SIGHTSEEING
This spectacular 75-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.
Yas Marina – This spectacular tour will depart from Yas Marina – one of Abu Dhabi’s finest marinas, famed for hosting Formula 1 parties and events. Situated on Yas Island, the 227-berth marina features many vibrant restaurants and lounges and boasts iconic views of the Yas hotel and race track. As the sun sets, the family friendly destination transforms into a buzzing scene of dining and nightlife entertainment.
Yas Beach – Yas Beach is an idyllic beach nestled between natural mangroves and the impressive Yas Links Golf Club. With white sands, crystal clear water and bedside service, it makes for a tranquil getaway from the hustle and bustle of the island’s many attractions.
Yas Links Golf Club – Ranked #44 in the World, this impressive, green and beautifully manicured golf course spans the lower length of Yas Island. To witness the sprawling greens from the water is a sight to behold!
Ferrari World – See the iconic Ferrari World from the water – the world’s largest indoor theme park, which is also home to the world’s fastest rollercoaster. A feat of modern architecture, the design is inspired by the profile of the Ferrari GT body and required over 12,370 tonnes of steel to reinforce the massive structure.
Yas Waterworld – this futuristic waterpark is Abu Dhabi’s largest and most popular waterpark. It spans across an area as big as 15 football pitches and boast 43 rides, slides and attractions – five of which are one-of-a-kind!
Mangroves – Yas Island’s coastline is lined with sprawling natural mangroves. These beautiful trees frame the Yas Island canal providing beautiful natural and green views as you cruise through the turquoise waters. The mangroves are also home to many species of birds, fish and turtles, meaning you will get to see some natural life aboard this tour!
Jazeerat Al Sammaliyah Island – Jazeerat Al Sammaliyah Island is home to the Emirates Heritage Club – a community dedicated to preserving and fostering Emirati culture. The coast of this island is lined with impressive Arabian fort-like buildings, which are built utilising traditional UAE architectural techniques and materials.
Al Raha Bay – with white sands and turquoise waters, this beautiful bay is home to Arabian gazelles, who can often be seen prancing up and down the beach. These gazelles are a beauty to behold, but can be gone in a flash, as they can run up to 65km an hour!
Aldar HQ – This circular, 61,900 meter squared building is 25 floors high and stands at 110m (113m to the tip) tall. As one of the capital’s most distinctive buildings, it was voted the “Best Futuristic Design 2008” by The Building Exchange (BEX) Conference in Spain. The building is Aldar’s headquarters: the company responsible for developing many of Abu Dhabi’s iconic and complex construction projects.