Abu Dhabi is an Island, and its name translates into: “Father of the Gazelle”. Our first stop will be at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest and most beautiful Mosques in the world; able to accommodate an impressive number of over 30,000 worshipers. The exquisite white structure is completely clad in marble, featuring intricate Islamic art and carvings, as well as extensive landscaping. After this moving experience, we will continue our tour of Abu Dhabi downtown. We will stop at the Heritage Village, which houses a small museum and depicts the traditional daily activities of the Arab community prior to the discovery of oil.
Lunch will then be served in a local restaurant, where you will be able to sample some of the region's finest dishes. In the afternoon, we will drive along the spectacular Corniche, past a beautifully paradoxical collection of gleaming white mosques, glass-clad offices, and elegant high-rise apartments to the tip of the breakwater for a superb view of the city’s magnificent skyline. The remaining part of the tour will be devoted to driving through the famous giant Saadiyat Island project where the Louvre and Guggenheim museums are being built to complete the image of Abu Dhabi as a cultural Arab capital. The tour will continue towards the famous Yas Island which houses the Formula 1 Yas circuit and the first Ferrari attraction park in the world (only a photo-stop), which is the largest covered air-conditioned park ever built, sporting the signature Ferrari red colors and logos.