139 Abu Dhabi Cruise Reviews

Again skipped cruise ship excursions and was easy to get around on our own through walking and taxi cabs. The mosque was a great visit. Take the free tour offered a few times a day, allows you access into the main prayer hall when no ... Read More
Again skipped cruise ship excursions and was easy to get around on our own through walking and taxi cabs. The mosque was a great visit. Take the free tour offered a few times a day, allows you access into the main prayer hall when no other tours seemed to be allowed in there. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
mosque was amazing. Lunch was very good. Guide was very talkative. Far too long on the coach though to the detriment of the day.
mosque was amazing. Lunch was very good. Guide was very talkative. Far too long on the coach though to the detriment of the day. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Nice visit to grand mosque, but very busy and crowded. Heritage village pleasant, museum ok. We independently visited presidential palace which was stunning
Nice visit to grand mosque, but very busy and crowded. Heritage village pleasant, museum ok. We independently visited presidential palace which was stunning Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Independent travel & used Big Bus Tours, which took you to all the top sites. Grand Mosque amazing
Independent travel & used Big Bus Tours, which took you to all the top sites. Grand Mosque amazing Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Not as good overall as Dubai and needs a few years to mature. The Corniche beach area was roped off? The Grand Mosque is a must-see. The Emirate wishes to keep Abu Dhabi more in line with Arabic tradition that Dubai which is great but it ... Read More
Not as good overall as Dubai and needs a few years to mature. The Corniche beach area was roped off? The Grand Mosque is a must-see. The Emirate wishes to keep Abu Dhabi more in line with Arabic tradition that Dubai which is great but it must work for the visitor and needs rail transport to get around Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
We stayed two days in Abu Dhabi. The first day we took the free shuttle to the World Trade Centre in the centre of Abu Dhabi, then walked to the Heritage village and flag ( a long walk ) and had lunch nearby before hailing a cab on the ... Read More
We stayed two days in Abu Dhabi. The first day we took the free shuttle to the World Trade Centre in the centre of Abu Dhabi, then walked to the Heritage village and flag ( a long walk ) and had lunch nearby before hailing a cab on the street to take us to the Grand Mosque. We had booked a tour on line ( it's free, but still needs reserving ) This was fascinating . Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
We did the grand mosque in the morning which was unbelievable. Huge and an incredible experience. Yellow Boat RIB tour in the afternoon which was really good fun! Definitely recommended
We did the grand mosque in the morning which was unbelievable. Huge and an incredible experience. Yellow Boat RIB tour in the afternoon which was really good fun! Definitely recommended Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Good modern city, we took the free shuttle to the souk market and the free shuttle to the Mall; both were good. Expect to haggle in the souk.
Good modern city, we took the free shuttle to the souk market and the free shuttle to the Mall; both were good. Expect to haggle in the souk. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Clean, lovely hotels (we stayed in one for a couple of days prior to our cruise), fast and reasonable priced taxis. Dining out is expensive as are the malls.
Clean, lovely hotels (we stayed in one for a couple of days prior to our cruise), fast and reasonable priced taxis. Dining out is expensive as are the malls. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Awesome time with Ocean Air Tours doing dune bashing and barbecue evening.
Awesome time with Ocean Air Tours doing dune bashing and barbecue evening. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
We were in Abu Dhabi on the ship from Saturday afternoon until disembarkation on Monday morning. The cruise terminal was modern with overpriced shops and free wifi. We were told there was a free shuttle from the port to the World Trade ... Read More
We were in Abu Dhabi on the ship from Saturday afternoon until disembarkation on Monday morning. The cruise terminal was modern with overpriced shops and free wifi. We were told there was a free shuttle from the port to the World Trade Center mall. We arrived around 4pm and it took 1.5 hours to clear customs. We waited for the shuttle for from 5:30-6pm and then were told that it was done for the night, even though our ship told us it would be running until 7pm. There were taxis, but they are more expensive from the cruise port and we decided not to go into the city the first night. On the second day, we were able to get the free shuttle. It actually is the Big Bus, but was free to the mall as long as you had your sea pass card. Once at the World Trade Center, you can walk around the downtown area and over to the Corniche along the waterfront. We caught a cab from downtown to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (not to be confused with the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in the downtown area...not the same thing!). Cabs were pretty affordable and they charge by meter. People must dress respectfully...men in long pants and women covered ankle to wrist with head coverings. However, they provide hooded robes for women. My girlfriend brought a pinstriped, long-sleeved shirt, but was told that it was transparent so she wore the robe. The mosque gives three free tours daily (10am, 11am, and 5pm) except Fridays. It's an amazing building and interior and not to be missed. We cabbed over to the Emirates Palace, Presidential Palace, and the new Founder's Memorial. There are not a lot of areas with restaurants for lunch and we ended up walking to the Marina Mall for a late lunch. The mid-day sun is very hot, so hats, sunscreen, and water are highly recommended. We cabbed back to the downtown area and the WTC and caught the shuttle back to the cruise port. When we left the cruise for good, we took cab to the Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station. From there, you can get a silver Nol card and take a public bus to Dubai. Bus 100 goes to the Deira area (Al Ghubaiba bus station), and Bus 101 goes to the Jumeirah area. It's a lot more affordable than a cab ( Read Less
Sail Date November 2018

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